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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,896 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,896
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 359
Gots: 795 | 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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rboinski

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-28-2013 19:21:45 | More by rboinski
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phooky

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-28-2013 18:26:38 | More by phooky
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Kendo

New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Got it on tap at the City Beer Hall in Albany, where they were serving it in 8 oz glasses. . . . Body is clear golden with a white head that leaves behind really good sticky lace.

S: Dank hops - green, fresh hop smell. Piney and citrusy, but mostly piney. Strong nose.

T: Resiny, fresh hops are the first impression. There is a modest foundation of biscuity caramel malt, but it's overwhelmed by piney, grapefruity hops. Some earthiness and spiciness as well. Finishes with lingering resiny pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is medium as well.

O: Excellent stuff - this is a true hop-lover's dream. Dank and tasty.

03-28-2013 17:45:42 | More by Kendo
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TheJerkstore

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-28-2013 04:34:14 | More by TheJerkstore
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Tubanator

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-28-2013 02:32:42 | More by Tubanator
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jxc5

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-28-2013 02:28:56 | More by jxc5
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev -2%

Batch 5 (04.01.13)

Beer is golden in colour with a fair-sized white head. Pretty good retention, very good lace.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruit scents in the nose. Grapefruit, passionfruit, papaya, a hint of pineapple. Sticky.

Beer tastes like an amped-up Stone IPA. Hop focused with a strong citrus flavour. Grapefruit, orange and some tropical fruit flavours: passionfruit sticks out, but there is plenty happening. Finish is a bit spicy and piney, some white pepper. Malt is very low- beer seems to be all hops, with a minimal malt presence. Very nice.

Medium to full bodied, oily, strongly carbonated. A fair bit of alcohol heat.

Overall, really good. Glad I got to try this one.

03-28-2013 00:56:56 | More by jrenihan
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Braz

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-27-2013 19:26:39 | More by Braz
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2013 04:40:49 | More by Fusebuddy
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%

Enjoy By 2.14.14 is easily the best batch of this beer that I have had the pleasure of having. I'm not exactly sure how much of this has to do with me getting it a mere two weeks since it was bottled (and about six days since it arrived in stores), since I had the other two batches I've gotten my hands on a little later than that. Perhaps there's something to do with recipe variation...Who knows. All I can say is, I am blown away by how complex this batch is: incredibly juicy and aromatic and the carbonation and mouthfeel are super spot-on. And where is that alcohol!? Hats off to Stone, the standard bearer of hoppy beer.
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Finally I have my hands on the much sought after Stone Enjoy By IPA. Very excited to get this into a glass and see what all the hype is about. The specific batch I'm reviewing is Enjoy By 4/1/13 and I consumed it on 3/20/13. I would have loved to drink it sooner, but I'm sure it's still in excellent condition.

Appearance (4.25/5): Pours a nearly clear orange-copper color. Two fingers of white head on a moderate pour. Decent head retention. Plenty of sticky, resinous lacing clings to the sides of my DFH signature snifter. This is what I want my IPA's to look like.

Smell (4.5/5): Nose is super hoppy–dank pine aromas rise from the glass, with citrus pine and tropical fruit adding that mixture of fruit sweetness and bitter twang. Actually quite balanced for a beer billed as a palate destroyer. Smells incredibly fresh and really reminds me of fresh Union Jack IPA in that there's a nice touch of malt sweetness alongside the grapefruit and dank pine going on here.

Taste (4.5/5): This one starts out sweet and then the hops explode...Tropical fruit flavors of passion fruit and tangerine come on in the beginning to open up the tongue with some nice sweeter hop flavors before giving way in the middle to huge, bitter pink grapefruit and pine flavors. That quintessential West Coast hope profile is here but amped up considerably. Excellent flavors here; nothing super complicated tasting, just very well executed. No alcohol in the flavor, so kudos to the brewers on masking the high ABV well.

Mouthfeel (4.75/5): The most remarkable thing about this beer is its bone dry finish. I am not sure if I've ever had an IPA whose finish mimics the aftertaste of grapefruit so well, and I love it. The dryness invites you to go back for another sip, and there's no problem with that–this beer is very drinkable. Carbonation is medium–right where it should be–and body is medium. Great feel all around.

Overall (4.5/5): I really love this beer and would gladly buy 10 more bottles of it if I could. It's what fresh IPA is all about–the bitterness, the citric bite, the dry finish, the drinkability and refreshing qualities...they're all here in spades. I would love to have this beer even earlier in its life. Maybe next time a batch comes to Illinois or Massachusetts. Until next time, remember friends: drink it fresh.

03-27-2013 04:11:55 | More by hagbergl
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-27-2013 02:27:15 | More by MichiganderHB
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-27-2013 01:28:19 | More by kell50
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2013 23:59:13 | More by mcc1654
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-26-2013 22:52:17 | More by DruRho
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jarrigo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-26-2013 22:50:15 | More by jarrigo
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aranton

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-26-2013 19:57:40 | More by aranton
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2013 18:46:16 | More by straightlambic
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grittybrews

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-26-2013 18:41:36 | More by grittybrews
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infernokodiak

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-26-2013 05:40:32 | More by infernokodiak
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-26-2013 01:16:55 | More by DavidHume
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garfscores

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-26-2013 00:26:21 | More by garfscores
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viper

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-26-2013 00:17:29 | More by viper
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-25-2013 23:29:35 | More by PatGreer
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2013 22:04:17 | More by wesley14
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-25-2013 21:30:17 | More by BeerBuddy2122
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,896 ratings.