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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

8,745 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,745
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 557
Gots: 1,696 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1700th review! 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, peach, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical and citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, and light caramel on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity of big citrus/tropical hop flavors with surprisingly light pine presence; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA as expected. All around awesome complexity of tropical/citrus hops; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

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4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by on the day. A day of both sadness and joy as we say goodbye to a grandma and celebrate the b-day of my son. A big 4. A memorable day capped by a memorable beer. Stone lives up to their rep and the hype. Great beer living up to a day to remember for a life, capped by 9/13/13 . Truly enjoyed as we celebrate a life well lived for 93 years and the exhuberence of a 4 year old. A great lasting Hops enfused beer memory.

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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 09.13.13
Bottled 08/09/13

A= Pours a beautiful translucent dehydrated piss yellowish orange color with a nice thick two fingers of head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is wonderful. Big bright hops. Potent as hell I can smell it from a ways away from the glass. Nice and grapefruity smelling.

T= The taste is no different. It has a big grapefruit taste to it. Like a super bright in season ruby red. This baby is rolling on all cylinders with the hops that's for sure.

M= This is perfectly carbonated.

O= This is a great beer. I grabbed it on the last day and it's still drinking like a champ. I would drink this tomorrow even if Stone doesn't recommend it.

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3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long time craft beer drinker and enthusiast, but this is my first review on Beer Advocate. This review is for 9.13.13.

A - Pours a nice dark copper like a solid Imperial IPA should. About half a finger of head which dissipated a bit quicker than I expected. Some nice lacing.

S - Piney. Like walking into a nursery during Christmas time when you're looking to purchase that perfect tree. Somewhat grassy, but the aroma is deeper than that. Cannabis like in a way as well.

T - Pine, all pine, in a really, really good way. Hits of rosemary. Definitely not citrusy. Again, it's way deeper than that. Almost woodsy but not earthy. Strong hop flavor but surprisingly not bitter. Great finish.

M - Harsh somewhat at first, but finishes extremely smooth. Not as silky as something like Heady, but very good in its own right. A bit of carbonation, a little more than expected. Amazingly, like others have said, very drinkable. Not sessionable by any means, but definitely a beer you can enjoy a few times in a day or night.

O - Just an excellent Imperial IPA. One of the better I've had in awhile. It kind of gets everything right, but the tad bit of harshness before it mellows out stops it from being exceptional. But, truthfully, that's nit picking as this is a tremendous beer when compared to others in its style.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,745 ratings.