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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,921 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,921
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 365
Gots: 805 | 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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endlesnumberdays

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 15:50:23 | More by endlesnumberdays
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trentbrown89

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 03:36:26 | More by trentbrown89
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BryanK

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 03:16:06 | More by BryanK
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kirchy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2013 02:45:55 | More by kirchy
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

03-14-2013 02:19:41 | More by surfrogue1
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 01:10:09 | More by Remdog
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-14-2013 00:39:57 | More by Hockey_Fan
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 00:16:35 | More by billab914
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volta

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 23:50:31 | More by volta
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wogreen

Texas

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%

4.01.13 batch

A- fairly clear copper color, nice foamy head
S- hop aroma hits you in the mouth when you open the bottle
T- a clean hop profile with the hops clearly shining above any malt flavor
M- medium bodied, fairly carbonated
O- this IPA is outstanding. id put it on par with the few Pliny the Elders ive had

03-13-2013 23:03:20 | More by wogreen
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joshrosborne

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 22:29:18 | More by joshrosborne
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

On tap at When Pigs Fly. Have I mentioned what a great tap list they have?

This beer was a clear gold color with a thick white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Mostly a citrus aroma, but there were some floral elements also. A sweet malt background.

Primarily citrus taste, grapefruit and lemon. Some piney/floral hops. Biscuit.

This was a pretty hop forward beer, but I thought there was still some good balance.

Can't wait for more.

03-13-2013 21:36:33 | More by lordofthewiens
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 21:35:29 | More by irish01980
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 21:29:33 | More by wmobley
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Traditional

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 20:47:08 | More by Traditional
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 20:13:33 | More by JRod1969
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sachie23

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-13-2013 16:57:37 | More by sachie23
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Dat

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2013 06:03:21 | More by Dat
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-13-2013 05:14:25 | More by monitorpop
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emilylee

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 04:57:48 | More by emilylee
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Jessenimmo

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-13-2013 04:42:32 | More by Jessenimmo
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CHickman

New York

4.96/5  rDev +12%

Stone Enjoy By 04.01.13 IPA: Pours hazy gold color with bubbles racing up the middle and a very nice 2 finger foamy off white head that was full of tiny bubbles which dissipated slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. A good looking head, better from a growler than the bottle. The lacing always coats the sides and looks great as it goes down no matter the source (tap or bomber).

Wow, the hops aroma jumps out and smells very fresh up front; the smell is a combo of piney hops, citrus like pineapple, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit and orange peel, biscuit, tobacco, herbs and floral hops. The citrus hops smell like the oil was squeezed out of this, and while it’s hop dominant and extremely fresh smelling, there is just enough grainy and caramel balance to make this outstanding. Later whiffs seem to have mint and tea leaf, like a crazy hop potpourri.

Taste is lip-smackingly good. Even though it starts off bitter and herbal, as the flavor washes over your tongue it seems to coat the tastebuds with resinous hop oil like a napalm bombing just laying down the hop attack. This is very much like the nose, but more complex, with fresh piney hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, tangerine, orange peel, coriander, mint, tea leaf, biscuit, tobacco, roasted grains, pepper, grass, herbs and other light spices, floral hops, some candy or brown sugar sweetness, earthy notes and very mild alcohol which is basically covered up by the piney and citrus hops. The malt comes through, but the feel is odd as it’s dry and slightly bitter with a textured herbal feel to it. Very hoppy, but not obnoxious hoppy, it was surprisingly easy to drink with the 9.4% ABV.

Mouthfeel is on the slick side, with a medium almost chewy body, a grainy or herbal feel like the liquid is thicker than it looks, and a slightly bitter and yet dry finish. How a hopped up IPA can end so clean is a masterful brewing trick and the drinkability just may be the most impressive part of this brew considering the ABV.

Overall this was as good as I hoped it would be and I hope they keep making these “Enjoy By…” beers and shipping them to NY so we can be treated to such beer excellence. This beer is up there with some of the all time greats from Stone. If you read this review then get your ass out to a beer distributor nearby that might have some and buy a bottle now.

NOTE: A week after having the bottle of this masterpiece I was able to get my hands on a growler, which I shared with my brothers. We all agreed that the aroma was better and fresher out of the growler, with the hops giving off strong oily notes, and while the flavor had more alcohol bite to it, overall it was just as good and maybe even better on tap/from a growler. Complex, fresh and extremely hoppy, this was outstanding.

SECOND NOTE: 5/7/13 had Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 on tap at the Lark in East Northport, NY: pours cloudy orange gold with a very nice 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Amazing grapefruit, mango, floral and citrus hop nose that is perfectly balanced with the malty backbone that has nice hints of caramel. Tastes as good as the 04.01.13, with strong grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pineapple, citrus hops, pine cone/piney hops, tangerine, lightly roasted grains, fresh juicy hops and then a malty caramel backbone to allow for the ultimate smooth drinkability that completely hides the ABV - this is a masterpiece, almost DIPA perfection and up there with some of the best ever.

THIRD NOTE: 10/29/13 had Stone Enjoy By 11.12.13 on tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington; like the versions before this it was near perfection. It was fresh and crisp and poured with a great head and excellent lacing, so the rating/review went up overall.

ROUND FOUR: Had Stone Enjoy By 02.14.14 on tap at The Lark again and this batch had a lot more pronounced grapefruit and what seems like mint or very dry floral/herbal hops; it was very tasty and full of fresh hop flavor still, but it just seemed different from the other versions. Looks and smells great and was just as easy to drink, once again masterfully hiding the ABV.

ROUND FIVE: Had 04.20.14 on tap at The Lark and once again it was delicious. Looks great, fine sticky lacing leaving rings, huge grapefruit and juicy hop nose and of course a ridiculously tasty hop bomb that's full of citrus, grapefruit and dank resinous hop juice like hops were squeezed out if the cones from a vice. This shit is awesome!!

GROUPIE ROUND: Enjoy By 07.04.14 bomber; after trying this for the past year I can conclude that this is one of the best beers ever made. Need to try Pliney The Younger and Double Sunshine IPA in hopes of having something better, but besides Heady Topper I've never had a fresher tasting DIPA that was smooth and ridiculously easy to drink with great balance, fresh complicated hop/citrus flavors and a nose so wonderful. This always delivers, one of the all time greats.

03-13-2013 03:51:51 | More by CHickman
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atr2605

New York

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%

A-pours copper with a white foamy head with great retention
S-lots of pine, grapefruit, and lemon
T-Pine and grapefruit bitterness up front with the malt providing some nice balance but defitely a hop forward IPA. Finishes with pine bitterness on the palate
M-medium bodied, abv is well hidden
O-Solid and balanced IPA that is extremely drinkable, although the abv will keep you from having more than one

03-13-2013 02:01:00 | More by atr2605
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bigcat101

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-13-2013 01:19:07 | More by bigcat101
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BigVin215

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 01:08:10 | More by BigVin215
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,921 ratings.