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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,528 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,528
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 417
Gots: 991 | 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 dapatte2
3.5/5  rDev -21%

dapatte2, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Durge, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

5.17.13 - 9.13.13 - 11.12.13 - 2.14.14 - 4.20.14 - 5.16.14 - 7.4.14 - 8.16.14

A: This beer pours a beautiful perfectly clear amber with huge amounts of bubble swelling from the bottom of the glass. Not a very big head even on a dead drop pour maybe 1 finger but leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Grapefruit, grapefruit, and more grapefruit.

T: A Light sweet note up front followed by a little pine and GRAPEFRUIT! (9.13.13 was a bit more piney)

M: Medium bodied with fair carbonation and a very dry finish

O: This beer is simply amazing, it is not only one of my favorite IPA's but a favorite beer period.... If you haven't had it you need to this beer is well deserving of the hype it has gotten.

xShoWTeKx, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MichPaul, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

klythjohan, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Thedrizzle, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of badboy7113
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

badboy7113, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Clem319
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Clem319, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber of 5.17.13 (bottle date 4.12.2013) poured into a FFF teku and enjoyed on what seems to be the first true day of spring in Wisconsin!

Aroma: A good bit of honey, caramel, toffee accompanied by a big whiff of cat piss, grapefruit, orange peel and pine. A pretty balanced nose in terms of the components of the beer, though the cat piss is pretty damn strong. A pretty dank DIPA. (4)

Colour: I don't know if its the teku (my first brew in this glass) but this is an absolutely beautiful, clear light copper brew that pours with a thick fluffy white head that gets as high as 3cm before very slowly, slowly receding into a somewhat thick film and a rather thick collar. The lacing is ridiculous with a lot of staying power. Altogether, a very appealing beer that looks fantastic in the glass even when its gone. (4.5)

Flavour: Nice! Its a very hoppy, dank brew that still busts out its malt card. In the beginning, I get a lot of citrus and tropical fruit- a combination of grapefruit and mango is the best I can put it, followed by honey, toffee and biscuits, which provides a nice sweet deliciousness. Then at the end I get a good bit of pine and accompanying citrus. Delicious- balanced yet supremely hoppy. I guess its very hoppy and malty (though obviously hoppier than it is malty). Even better, its refreshing to drink on this fine spring day! (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied brew that's very well carbonated and coats the palate with all of the flavours and some carbonated fizz to boot. It's resinous with a semi-dry finish yet refreshing. Aftertaste is a continuation of that blend of malt backbone and hops- it's like the malt and hops are battling and it's close, but the malt loses out in the end. That's exactly why this is a double IPA. Pretty nice, quite dank and hoppy yet not too bitter and very easy to drink. (4)

Overall: I'm very impressed with this fresh DIPA offering from Stone. It's appetizing, rich, tasty, sweet and hoppy yet very easy to drink. This is a beer where the malt and hops are both present, making for rich complex flavours yet still crisp and refreshing (as opposed to a RIS or barleywine). I'm impressed and going to have to give Stone the due they deserve here. Tasty as heck. (4)

Stevedore, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 5.17.13

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Beautiful clear gold with a one-finger white head. Carbonation visible in large bubbles, but seems a little low.

S: Huge nose on this. Smell-it-from-three-feet-away kind of huge. Big grapefruit, pine, mango/tropical fruit, grassy, dank and some cat pee. All of these dwarfing the biscuit sweet malts but not overwhelming them entirely.

T: Follows the nose, with some more melon/spice hops and less citrus than the aroma. Hop bitterness in the finish but not overdone. Obviously a hop-forward beer, but drags a toe closer the the balanced line than I expected.

M: Light body for DIPA, good carbonation. The hefty ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I'm quite impressed. The hop profile isn't my first choice, but the elements work in harmony. My first Enjoy By iteration, but hopefully it won't be the last. Excellent beer.

macrosmatic, Apr 29, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 5/17/13 served in a New Belgium tulip.

A: It serves up a nice light orangey tan color. What really creates the visual appeal is the beers ability to keep a nice cloying thinly ribboned head far up the glass.

S: Fresh grapefruit and piney scent. Expected a little buttery notes from the appearance but it is all fresh and crisp.

T: When I think of "fresh" hoppy beer I am thinking undeveloped and waiting to reach complexity. Instead of that bitter dry hopped taste this beer, surprisingly, is more mellow on the bitterness and esters. It has a really nice balance with a hint of non-malty sweet on the back end that comes through more as it warms. Never fear intrepid IPA'ers it keeps it's hops profile full and upfront.

M: The only small downside to this beer is the oily feel it leaves. A trade off to the pretty cloying head. Not as thin and crispy as you might expect. Which is a good thing in my book.

O: I am not a huge IPA fan, though a double is better. I do have to say this is one of the better representations of the style. Stone always provides a quality product and this is no different. What really impresses me is the ability to weigh in at 9.4% without getting wacked up side the head with the alcohol taste. I will be back to hunt down the next batch.

weeheavybutdieting, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of vandevua
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

vandevua, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of jsanford
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jsanford, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.7/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 5.17.13

Appearance - a very slightly hazed golden brew with two fingers of white manila foam. Very sticky, lacy ropes and clumps all around, the head recedes to about a half-finger and is holding.

Aroma - fresh orange, mango, lemon, with a piney edge. Pine and some biscuity malts emerge as the beer sets up.

Taste - good biscuity malt base, hops moving in without delay as expected. Some light fruitiness, grapefruit pith mostly, though not as much as expected given the citrusy sniff. The character here is more piney, with some pungency in the exhale. Gets dry and has a more pronounced bitterness on the swallow and aftertaste, edging into medicinal territory. The finish is a bit harsher than I prefer, but the intent here is to showcase the hop, not necessarily balance. No trace of the 9.4%.

Mouthfeel - pretty crisp, though not as big a body as I would have thought for a DIPA.

Overall - glad to have tried it and worth chasing down having missed it the last few go-rounds. but not one I would continue to pursue, unless of course they vary up the recipe each time, then it would be interesting to compare the different batches.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Mdog
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5.17.13 version

Appearance: Yellow-gold, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Big citrus, underlying sweetness.

Taste: Sweet citrus along with moderate bitterness. Quite balanced for a DIPA, and more balanced than I expected a Stone beer to be.

Mouthfeel: Tingly feel, not too heavy.

Overall: This was an impressive beer from Stone. I thought it would be more bitter, like Ruination, but it had a nice sweetness to it that gave it balance. It was really easy to drink, more like an IPA than a double. Good stuff!

Mdog, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of PJHOY
5/5  rDev +12.9%

PJHOY, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of beagle75
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 05/17/13
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: This beer's smell presents sticky over-ripe tropical fruit and dank green plant stems; qualities of current hops cultivars are obviously well represented. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with intense hops aromatics that include passion fruit, guava, and herbaceous spice. Pale malt is refined and relegated deep into the support function. Flavors dry out during the middle while hops-derived flavors decline slowly. Bitterness is fairly restrained for the style, with a late whiff of carbonic acid lingering. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This is a solid DIPA with a modern hops profile. At almost 10% abv, this one is a sleeper that threatens to punish the overindulgent later. It masterfully keeps the hops qualities laser-focused on just the most appealing, never veering into the "kitchen-sink" territory indicative of many over-the-top members of the style. Beers like this are going to eventually demand that all brewers of fine experimental pale ales update their recipes. A Centennial-heavy IPA just can't measure up to the apparently Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra foundation that is faithfully transmitted here. This is indistinguishable from Lagunitas Sucks, which actually puts this beer in a position to apologize for being stronger by almost 2%.

beagle75, Apr 28, 2013
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%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,528 ratings.