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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,285 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,285
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 395
Gots: 892 | 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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Photo of bschinelli
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Came from the bar in a 13 ounce tulip glass. Had a dark orange color (the bar is dark with no windows) and a half inch of white, tight foam that leaves attractive lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Blow your head off hops! A peppery mix - Citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange peel?), resinous pine, faint malt and finally some alcohol.

T: Hops explode on the tongue, citrus leads but the pepper/pine mix follows. It really does taste like it smells. The finish is long, lots of bitterness on the back of the tongue, but with enough malt to balance the explosion of bitterness.

M: Starts light and refreshing but finishes heavy and oily from the abundant malt and hops.

O: Horribly enjoyable. So refreshing that you might mistake it for a session beer, but drink at your peril. I really liked this beer!

bschinelli, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

zachattack555, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

ahbithwabm, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

DCgolfpro, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Noonan425, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MPSTARR, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

troy138, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of cvm4
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

05.17.13 Enjoy By

A - Pours a bright golden hay in color with borderline amber hues. Has a frothy bright white one finger head with big bubbles. Not much retention but good lacing.

S - Grapefruit juices, lingering pineapple with a touch of pine hops.

T - The citrus notes in the smell along with the bready malts balance wonderfully. There is pine notes on the end. Just hoppy through and through, from beginning to end.

M - Very drinkable... It's crazy how it's not overly malted or sticky at all. Just a medium bodied beer with great carbonation that is scarey easy to drink!

O - Impressed... Props to Stone. I can't figure out if I like this or the Ruination 10th Anni better.

cvm4, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

kodt, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish golden body body with orange tint with a two-finger head and lace thanks to extreme carbonation. Classic Stone IPA aroma of hops, hops and hops. Wet, soapy, lots of sharp citric with touches of grape and floral notes with minimal malt smells. Malts are more noticeable in the taste of this beer as it has a slight sweet edge, and in fact I notice that it seems to sweeten up a little more as it warms. Enjoyable beer (no pun intended), very crisp, dry finish, good balance, overall a hop lovers delight as it has a very strong hop presence with lots of citric and grapefruit flavors and even touches of sweeter fruits.

clayrock81, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

GoGators, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

plumcrazyfx, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Kneph13
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 22 0z bottle.

First off I want to say that I haven't been a big fan of IPA's and have just recently started tasting them due to my experience and taste maturing. I had a few from the LIberty Tap Rooms in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, SC as well as from the Sunoco gas station in Georgetown, Sc (who has a few micro brews (Rogue, RJ Rockers, and those frog themed guys out of Georgia as well as Chimay in stock all the time) and my go to store Pawley's Island Wine & Spirits. I give big kudo's to PIW&S for turning me on to this one.

Appearance: a clear slightly orange straw color with a big white rocky head that fairly quickly dissipated leaving beautiful lacing down my Duvel glass.

Smell: Strong Pine and Moderate Grapefruit

Taste: Similar to the smell, slightly hoppy with strong pine, more grapefruit and a little grassy fruity taste. Damn it was smooth. My favorite to date. Drink it not to long after it poors as for me it mellowed too much with time.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth for an IPA. Slightly oily, not to bitter as most IPA's are for me and it finished rather quickly but left a very slight bitterness but mostly pine/grapefruit aftertaste. It made me want to take another taste fairly quickly.

Overall: The ABV in this hidden well and it will bite you in the ass if you aren't careful. To date this is the best IPA I have ever had the pleasure of drinking, providing you don't let it warm too much. I will go back to Stone for this line again if they continue it.

Kneph13, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

HopsMatt, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BKotch, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

bigbeers84, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Camel242000, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

theleechster, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

czillmer, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ColdOneKev, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

hopkrid, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

srw, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Bieniek30, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

uncccegr, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Very few bubbles coming up from the bottom with minimal head and lacing. It is a very clear amber bronze.

S: The smell on this is a true citrus bomb, with main notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It smells like the aerosolized spray that you get when you open up any citrus fruit with your bare hands. There is a slight backend note of pine to smooth things out.

T: Everything about this is even and balanced. You get steady waves of citrus and pine that balance and enhance each other like sine waves in sync. The aftertaste is about the same as how it tastes regularly, with the pine notes just slightly edging the rest out but I think that is because of the tendency for the stickiness of the resin oils to stick about (only my quick beer science hypothesis). Oddly, though I seem to like it a bit cooler as it seems to mellow out as it warms, but still is a top-notch IPA even then.

M: One of the smoothest IPAs I have tasted. It had less carbonation than the Dayman, and it flows nicely with almost no obstruction from carbonation, but you can feel it faintly tickling your tongue and that is about it.

O: I've had this before on tap (the 4/1/13). It is an excellent DIPA, but I think I prefer it on tap. I actually shared a little less of half of this one for a friend's birthday. This beer really is just as I remember it, but that first time on tap seems to be a bit better. However, that could have been anything: a few days fresher, the physics of being on tap, the company/atmosphere, and even the nostalgia of it being my first time having it. I will say that this is one killer IPA that deserves its status, and is only like this because of the mandated freshness. It reminds me a lot of Burley Oak's Aboriginal Gangster, which is just a super local IPA that is always really fresh.

gillagorilla, Apr 28, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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