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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,551 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,551
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 421
Gots: 1,002 | 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 tarheels4life23
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

tarheels4life23, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$7.49 bomber bottled on 4/12/13. This is the Enjoy By 5/17 iteration, the first to come of Louisiana.

A: Thin, very white head. Paler malt than customary for a DIPA, but Stone IPAs are usually on the lighter end of the spectrum. Some bubbles releasing from bottom.

S: All citrus. Peaches. Mango and pineapple as it warms. Some alcohol. Big and raw.

T: A flash of peach before the bitterness spreads out. Not extremely bitter, though there's not a lot of malt balance here. It's a hophead's delight.

M; Heavy, slick. Lingering bitterness, obviously.

O: Perhaps the beer that brings the issue of IPA freshness to the mainstream. Also a beautifully executed West Coast-style DIPA that's heavy on citrus aromas and light on malty sweetness. Not a terrible value at $7.49 and still very much around New Orleans in its second week since dropping.

ZethOfTheNorth, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of csparace
4/5  rDev -9.7%

csparace, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Millerf1127
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Millerf1127, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of muscleonthewolf
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Not much head but a powerful smell. Like a weird cheese. Tastes like pungent cheese. You really can't drink other beer after this. Tried to have the Avery IPA as a second shift drink after this one and that excellent beer tasted like water. I must say I love this beer. Very powerful. Believe the hype?

muscleonthewolf, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of BuddyE
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BuddyE, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of irv2424
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

irv2424, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of seanhug
4/5  rDev -9.7%

seanhug, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 05.17.13. My friend Chris shared this bottle with me. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice golden yellow color with two fingers of white head. Large foamy bubbles & adequate carbonation. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Very grassy & almost oniony, with a definite freshness. Ripe like a new spring.

T - Herbal & grassy, with a piney lemon quality. Also a bit of spice, like a ginger quality. Not much apparent alcohol at all.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice carbonation level. A slightly sticky finish is left behind.

O - Perhaps not my favorite hop profile, but there is a nice freshness to this one.

wyatt13, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of jimmygord
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jimmygord, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Seventh Batch.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a long time before slowly shrinking to an 1/8 inch head. Semi-resilient lacing leaves cloud-patterned wisps behind on the glass.

S- So pungent of a hop aroma it bypasses the usual citrus notes and moves on to a dank, almost chemical-like green aroma. Hard to describe but just think of all the piney, fresh, resinous hop flavors you know and love concentrated into a strong bouquet that's just lovely.

T- Intense bitterness lays on the palate smoothly with lots of citrus and pine notes that also linger in the aftertaste. Alcohol is concealed very well allowing the brightness of the hops to shine and play on the tongue.

M- Slightly sharp and oily with a lightish body and medium carbonation.

O- Hard to imagine IPAs can get much better than this, though it's possible and I've witnessed it. Not the best of its kind, but it ranks up there with the other heavy hitters. Certainly the best DIPA Stone has ever made though, IMO.

Immortale25, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of smccann
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

smccann, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Rochefort10nh, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

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

vihila, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of bonkers
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber, 5/17/13, into a tulip. It pours a hazy gold with a 2 inch head, nice lacing. Lots of pine on the nose, notes of tropical fruit. The brew is full of bitter pine, notes of tropical fruit, lingering bitter finish. The beer is surprisingly easy drinking for such a big beer, good carbonation, full bodied. A good DIPA. Love the obvious freshness dating, but I think the beer is a bit overhyped.

bonkers, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

tom10101, Apr 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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

KAMOO, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jricharc, Apr 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

AnitaBrewski, Apr 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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

MilkManX, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

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

Durge, Apr 29, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,551 ratings.