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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

7,843 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,843
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 448
Gots: 1,121 | FT: 13
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 mikeyv35
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date: 05/17/2013
Type: 22oz. Bottle
Vintage: Bottled on 04/12/2013 & best by 05/17/2013
Glass: Half Acre Tulip

Ironically, I was getting ready to watch the Penguin game #2 against the Senators and was shopping for a good beer to drink at a store in Brooklyn and stumbled across this bottle. Now, I am watching the best team in hockey from my hometown and drinking best by 05/17/13 on 05/17/13. Life does not get much better than this!

Poured a golden in color w/ a big 2 finger white head that left sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma was of a massive amount of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and earthiness. The taste was big grapefruit up front, leading into medium amounts of resinous bitterness, finishing w/ vanilla mixed w/ an herbal quality.Medium bodied and somewhat dry. This, like most DIPAs was pretty drinkable.

Overall, a great DIPA from Stone! It was nice to see Stone's concern on freshness and innovation despite how large this brewery has become. This one just has a slight vanilla note on the end and the fact that it needs to finish drier that prevents it from being all-world. In the end, a well made DIPA that did not have many holes, but Stone should thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for filling the rest by winning 4-2.

Go Pens! Stanley Cup number 4 is around the corner.

mikeyv35, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JonRogers, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mkirkland80, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

timoteo833, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

alexsergio, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

abeerdude, May 17, 2013
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

GaryMarkle84, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

pixieskid, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bonbini26, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

hsaye, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

twenty5, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jklecko2, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

lndsy, May 17, 2013
Photo of chossboss
5/5  rDev +12.9%

chossboss, May 17, 2013
Photo of myersk27
4/5  rDev -9.7%

myersk27, May 17, 2013
Photo of CharlatanSin
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 5/17/13, enjoyed on 5/16/13, just under the wire.

A: Absolutely gorgeous. A clear golden amber with a big, rocky white head that lingers and laces. This is the platonic pale ale, appearance-wise.

S: Even with one day to go, it smells like brewday. Citrusy and resinous. Floral, a little early.

T/M: A total hop showcase, unsurprisingly. Grapefruit and other citrus. Nicely bitter, persistent but not overwhelming. A tiny bit of alcohol. Not much malt flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel's on the thick side for the style, very low carbonation.

O: I think Enjoy By is one of the better innovations in craft beer recently. Putting a hard deadline on an IPA is brilliant.

CharlatanSin, May 17, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Fcolle2, May 17, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 05.17.13 On-tap at the Cask Republic, New Haven, CT:

Served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 5/15/13. The appeared a nice deep amber color with a thick, rocky white head that was really well retained. The beer gave off an intense pine hop aroma with maybe a slight hint of citrus. The taste was very good...the hops, while very very upfront were not so overpowering that I was turned off by them, as happens occasionally with some DIPAs. This might be one of the best DIPAs that I have enjoyed. The beer felt good and the beer was smooth, but drinkability does suffer given the ABV. Overall, an excellent brew.

PhillyStyle, May 16, 2013
Photo of iHeartMNBeer
4/5  rDev -9.7%

iHeartMNBeer, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

carlosega, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Westuh, May 16, 2013
Photo of ElderBeagle
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the 5-17-13 variety at Churchkey

A: poured a beautiful golden bronze with a large white fluffy head

S: this was one of the best smelling IPAs I have smelled. Great tropical citrus fruits and this undertone of a dank cellar aroma. Exceptional

T: matched the wonderful aroma perfectly. Just really fresh tropical citrus west coast IPA goodness. Also tasted a bit of that danky cellar on the back of the tongue

M: medium body crisp

O: this was really one of the best I have had in quite a while. Really great beer from Stone and I am glad I finally got to try it. Seek it out if you can!

ElderBeagle, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BigbROB, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jwk7324, May 16, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 7,843 ratings.