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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,261 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,261
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 392
Gots: 884 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.

 http://www.stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ 

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

PeteRiz, May 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Erice78, May 01, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%

5.17.13 Edition.

Glass: Bell's "globe" style snifter.

Appearance: Hazy, copper orange color. A finger of head is left after a moderate pour. The head quickly dissipates into wispy traces on the surface of the beer. No lacing remains after taking sips, but I suppose that comes with the territory.

Smell: Grapefruit! A bit of orange mixes its way in, with the tiniest bit of pine thrown in for good measure.

Taste: Amazing. Grapefruit from the smell comes through in a very strong way. A piney bitterness lingers on in the aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation, perfect! Oils mingle with a wonderfully dry finish.

Overall: My favorite IPA to date. Just an amazing beer.

ChrisKayler, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

chefbrew211, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jrfehon33, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%

Thanks go to EgadBananas for this bottle.

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours clear orange golden with a thick, slowly retreating white head and lots of tiny streaming bubbles. The beer has a bright aroma of grapefruit, mango, and peach, but also hints of pine and sweet malt. Flavors of grapefruit, peach, mango hit the mouth up front with the piney bitterness hitting in the back. Further sips bring in more piney bitterness, though this is milder than some of the West Coast hop bombs, and more of that malt backbone. Make no mistake about this one. This is geared towards hop heads, so you're not going to find an extremely balanced IPA here. Still, the malt profile is bready and has light caramel sweetness. Because of the lack of malt balance, this is a bit thinner than many DIPAs. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate. The finish is slightly dry and the hops provide plenty of aftertaste. The drinkability is very high since the alcohol can't be tasted. This is an excellent beer for what it is. I can admire what Stone is doing for the marketing gimmick, reminding people that beer should be enjoyed fresh.

acevenom, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%

A: shiny, dirty orange body, finger head white sticky head, amazing
long sticky legs in my pint glass.

S: grapefruit, peach/mango nose, mild pine, hint of sweet malt

T: grapefruit/mango, hint of pine, firm sweet balanced
malt, long sticky bitter finish!

M: med/heavy mouth, mega sticky/Über oily!

O: OH MY WORD! This Double IPA is very underrated. Forgive me
Greg Koch from stealing from you!!! This beer is insanely divine.
How do they do it???? Mighty proud of fellow USC Alum and founder
for making an outstanding American craft beer that can compete with any
beer on Earth! What a glorious way to celebrate my USC graduation
than with THIS beer!

MUST HAVE; TREAT YOURSELF! (HOP HEADS SEEK THIS OUT!!)

BeerLover99, Apr 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

eabarth, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

RomaniIteDomum, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

tarheels4life23, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

$7.49 bomber bottled on 4/12/13. This is the Enjoy By 5/17 iteration, the first to come of Louisiana.

A: Thin, very white head. Paler malt than customary for a DIPA, but Stone IPAs are usually on the lighter end of the spectrum. Some bubbles releasing from bottom.

S: All citrus. Peaches. Mango and pineapple as it warms. Some alcohol. Big and raw.

T: A flash of peach before the bitterness spreads out. Not extremely bitter, though there's not a lot of malt balance here. It's a hophead's delight.

M; Heavy, slick. Lingering bitterness, obviously.

O: Perhaps the beer that brings the issue of IPA freshness to the mainstream. Also a beautifully executed West Coast-style DIPA that's heavy on citrus aromas and light on malty sweetness. Not a terrible value at $7.49 and still very much around New Orleans in its second week since dropping.

ZethOfTheNorth, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

csparace, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Millerf1127, Apr 30, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +6.3%

Not much head but a powerful smell. Like a weird cheese. Tastes like pungent cheese. You really can't drink other beer after this. Tried to have the Avery IPA as a second shift drink after this one and that excellent beer tasted like water. I must say I love this beer. Very powerful. Believe the hype?

muscleonthewolf, Apr 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BuddyE, Apr 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

irv2424, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

seanhug, Apr 30, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

Enjoy By 05.17.13. My friend Chris shared this bottle with me. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice golden yellow color with two fingers of white head. Large foamy bubbles & adequate carbonation. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Very grassy & almost oniony, with a definite freshness. Ripe like a new spring.

T - Herbal & grassy, with a piney lemon quality. Also a bit of spice, like a ginger quality. Not much apparent alcohol at all.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice carbonation level. A slightly sticky finish is left behind.

O - Perhaps not my favorite hop profile, but there is a nice freshness to this one.

wyatt13, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jimmygord, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Seventh Batch.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a long time before slowly shrinking to an 1/8 inch head. Semi-resilient lacing leaves cloud-patterned wisps behind on the glass.

S- So pungent of a hop aroma it bypasses the usual citrus notes and moves on to a dank, almost chemical-like green aroma. Hard to describe but just think of all the piney, fresh, resinous hop flavors you know and love concentrated into a strong bouquet that's just lovely.

T- Intense bitterness lays on the palate smoothly with lots of citrus and pine notes that also linger in the aftertaste. Alcohol is concealed very well allowing the brightness of the hops to shine and play on the tongue.

M- Slightly sharp and oily with a lightish body and medium carbonation.

O- Hard to imagine IPAs can get much better than this, though it's possible and I've witnessed it. Not the best of its kind, but it ranks up there with the other heavy hitters. Certainly the best DIPA Stone has ever made though, IMO.

Immortale25, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

smccann, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Rochefort10nh, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

SuyoonShin, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

vihila, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of bonkers
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a bomber, 5/17/13, into a tulip. It pours a hazy gold with a 2 inch head, nice lacing. Lots of pine on the nose, notes of tropical fruit. The brew is full of bitter pine, notes of tropical fruit, lingering bitter finish. The beer is surprisingly easy drinking for such a big beer, good carbonation, full bodied. A good DIPA. Love the obvious freshness dating, but I think the beer is a bit overhyped.

bonkers, Apr 29, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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