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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,535 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,535
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 416
Gots: 994 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kpacedo, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ajtorres311, May 10, 2013
Photo of mrw1zard
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch #7 - 05.17.13
My first Enjoy By. Would have liked to do a comparison between others, or even with Ruination. Fantastic aroma - poured into a pint glass, almost clear yellow in color with slight head, lacing down the glass. Quite enjoyed this (no pun intended) and am looking forward to more!

mrw1zard, May 10, 2013
Photo of HopNuggets
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

HopNuggets, May 10, 2013
Photo of woodchopper
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

woodchopper, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

BRoss242, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Flight0011, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

doughanson78, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Humulus85, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Zuidman, May 10, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My wife-to-be suggested dinner near a wine and beer store that is normally out of the way, so this was something I picked up. I got a bottle of the 7th batch, Enjoy By 05.17.13. The pour is a translucent flat yellow with orange notes. A fluffy finger and a half of cream colored head sits on top.

Wow, the nose is an intense blend of citrus and pine. Further inspection does yield some malt in there, but the grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pine car freshener smell are very strong.

Mango starts off the fun, then grapefruit and pine step in, pineapple, mandarin oranges... this is a hoppy festival in my mouth. Swallowing gets you a little malt, then its back to the pine and grapefruit.

This beer is perfectly carbonated, medium bodied, and goes down way too easy. There is no alcohol detected, and it's very refreshing. Only lightly sticky and not as drying as expected. Very juicy.

CFHMagnet, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

shredder83, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

blguillen, May 09, 2013
Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #7 5/17/2013

A - Translucent orange with a forthy white foam head that retains very well. Nice rings of lacing. Very impressive looking beer.

S - Scents of tropical fruit. Tangerine, mango, and grapefruit hit the nose. There is a residual scent of hop resin and pne tar. Good complexity of smell, and you get the sense that this is a robust beer.

T - Tartness in the initial sip. Then there is a medley of sharp and bitter hops. Citra and cascade perhaps, but honestly a guess. The finish still holds citrus notes and a rich body of grain and malt.

M - Clearly a robust beer. The mellowness and balance tempers the ABV and bitterness. Actually a beer you could have a few of if you had the time to recuperate.

O - My first crack at an Enjoy By beer. It is a high quality IPA and worth a try for any hophead. If this is the new standard in fresh IPA's I'd say Stone has set a benchmark for others to reach.

socon67, May 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

VMMerkt, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

MerriweatherRaven, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Josiah2729, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mrzazz, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

primrose54, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

semaj, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

ItalianHopHead203, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

orangesol, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Brianinthewbl, May 09, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bomber went fast at the Big Guys, but found a few bottles hanging around out-of-the-way shops, so picked one up. I believe the best by date is 5/17/13, if I'm reading the arcane coding right. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is one hundred percent pureed mango; I can almost imagine the pulp hiding in the dense liquid. Nose lovely right at the pop, pure-bred tropical fruit & citrus with an underlayment of sweetness. That's good.

Enjoy by 5.17.13 succeeds in pushing hops straight up your nose; they're everywhere your palate turns. The nose leans into the taste with large-bore tropical fruits & liberal dose of citrus up front. The middle brings a low yield of grassy dankness, which isn't my thing in IPAs, but the bitter clean-up blast that follows mitigates my mouth somewhat. Bitterness sticks like pine tar. Alcohol isn't noted, & this is easy to sip. I'd buy this in a Big Gulp.

Brilliant marketing ploy aside, this is a very good IIPA, but not worth the premium price tag. Glad I tried it.

maximum12, May 09, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,535 ratings.