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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,716 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,716
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 351
Gots: 739 | 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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ZRBE

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 20:58:29 | More by ZRBE
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frogfan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-15-2013 19:11:41 | More by frogfan
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 17:40:09 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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femastyle

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-15-2013 16:43:06 | More by femastyle
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 16:39:07 | More by Cazlo
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 04.01.13 (enjoyed on the ides of March, ’13), opens to a hop-heavy nose, redolent with pine resin, pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, lemon oil, dandelion stem, mint, and eucalyptus, immediately presenting a full complement of aromas that showcase virtually the entire range of hop possibilities. These rest atop a lovely set of near-Jolly-Rancher-like orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as brown sugar, and a good, if light, earthy base of toast crust, biscuit, and floury baguette. The aromas are obviously heavily geared toward hops, which constitute perhaps three-quarters of the aromas, and should set any hophead’s tastebuds aflame in anticipation. As a whole, this is an excellently balanced, finely nuanced IPA, that sets a brilliant standard for others to follow.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a huge, bitter hop blast, with pine resins, heavy dandelion stems, lemon oil, grapefruit rind, and eucalyptus eating away at the tastebuds in near-apocalyptic fury, scorching their way in bitter, oily, resinous goodness. Against this onslaught, other flavors are actually difficult to locate, but there are a few orange, berry, cherry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as toast crust and biscuit grains. The aftertaste is a continuation of the hop blast, lingering on the tongue in palate-wrecking levels for a long time. Mouthfeel is an oily medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is easily one of the best IPAs on the market, though it should be made clear that it’s definitely not for the faint of heart: there’s more hop goodness in one bottle of this stuff than in a truckload of anything Anheuser-Busch produces, and the sheer intensity of the flavors will probably be unpalatable for anyone who can’t even stand a more friendly IPA. But if you’re a hophead, this must be on your must-try list. Excellent fare.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 16:25:52 | More by jondeelee
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kennethkearns

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-15-2013 14:36:46 | More by kennethkearns
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-15-2013 14:34:11 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 11:13:46 | More by Screper
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rmarsch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 05:31:05 | More by rmarsch
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color, clear, nice white head with lots of lacing.

Smells of big pungent hops, lots of pine and flowers, defines the work "dank."

Taste is sweet and dank, mostly floral, some pine. Fairly bitter.

Mouthfeel very strong, really good carbonation, full body, really easy to drink, obviously a pretty high abv beer but not boozy.

One word: dank.

8.2/10

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:34:42 | More by AlexFields
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 02:06:06 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 01:31:40 | More by gshackles
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber of Enjoy By 4/1/13, enjoyed on 3/2/13 courtesy of vonschplieffen. Thanks Drew!

A: Clear pale amber body; 1 finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, spotty lace. Solid.

S: Deep, intense, richly fruity hops. Really tropical, with mango being followed by pineapple and grapefruit. Wonderful.

T: Opens with magical fruity hops goodness (all mango and grapefruit); the hops continue their dominance throughout, ending with a clean bitterness. Delicious.

M: Creamy medium body with silky carbonation. Great.

O: Wonderful DIPA, plain and simple. Perhaps a bit bigger and heavier than I find ideal (coughHEADYcough), but thoroughly enjoyable in its richness. I've still got a bottle of my own that I'm looking forward to drinking on April Fools Day to see just how good it still is on the last "acceptable" day of consumption.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 23:59:09 | More by woosterbill
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AdamHart22

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink by 4/1/13. From a bomber into a tulip glass.

A - My favorite part of this beer. I drink a lot of imperial IPAs and I was not expecting this color. It's a fantastic copper / gold color that you can see through. Very surprising for a highly hopped beer of this ABV. The foamy head is nearly pure white with heavy lacing. Very appetizing.

S - Lots of grapefruit and some lemon. Actually light in nose for an IIPA.

T - Very very good. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, and some grass. A tiny bit of pine. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. A touch of malt brings it back to sanity but this beer is definitely for a hop head.

M - Leaves a fantastic aftertaste. I found myself licking my lips and irate that I only bought one of these. It has that pleasant, piny, almost tar like thickness that is an indicator of this style.

O - A really fantastic IPA. This is the first of this series I've tried and will definitely try the remainder of the batches.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 23:21:00 | More by AdamHart22
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -21%

03-14-2013 20:31:33 | More by TheLostGringo
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Hopbrizio

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 20:22:00 | More by Hopbrizio
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duobob

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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wardenclyffe

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 16:29:48 | More by beertardis
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endlesnumberdays

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 15:50:23 | More by endlesnumberdays
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trentbrown89

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 03:36:26 | More by trentbrown89
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BryanK

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 03:16:06 | More by BryanK
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kirchy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2013 02:45:55 | More by kirchy
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

03-14-2013 02:19:41 | More by surfrogue1
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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