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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,290 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,290
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 397
Gots: 891 | 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 BeerDawgs
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 5.17.13, bottled on 4.12.13
This beer was bottled 1 week ago from today, and has made it from the brewery in SoCal to a shelf in my local beer shop in Atl, GA in 1 week. Not sure that has ever happened before!

A - Yellow golden hue with a tiny bit of clarity. Whats impressive here is the 3-4 fingers of head and lace left all over the glass!

S - Ok, this aroma is off the charts. Pine cone galore! Fresh hops. Almost burns your nose hairs off its so pungent. Beautiful

T - Like the smell, off the charts piny hops. Sweet, smooth, well balanced. Delicious!

M - Oily and slick. Well carbonated.

O - A fresh hop lovers dream. Glad to have the last 2 series, after finding the 4.1.13 in NYC last month. 2 in a row have made it to ATL, hoping that trend continues!

BeerDawgs, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of MNBeer1017
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MNBeer1017, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Powderhornphil
4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a one week old bottle.

Pours an attractive golden straw color. Dense white head.
A very nice looking beer.

Smells of tropical fruits, pine, berries.

Tastes of bitter hops. Bitter grapefruit, spicy, earthy hops. Some alcohol on the backend.

Mouthfeel is full without being too syrupy. Moderate to low carbonation.

A great beer no doubt.

Powderhornphil, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of joh02034
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

joh02034, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Zanico
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Zanico, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

millelacsmark, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

dailyminefield, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Clear golden. Full off white head and lacing.
smell: Pine and grapefruit leap from this nose. Hops are sizzlin you might say.
taste: More of the same. Mouth ripping hops. Finish is not as bitter as expected (but plenty bitter). Pretty dry. Impressive array of tastes.
overall: Another fine Stone IPA. I guess I'm not as impressed as the overall BA community but a fine DIPA.

cindyjeffsmith, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Fubar1453
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Fubar1453, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had #: 1337 on BA. Elite.

Enjoy by 5.17.13 has finally landed in MN. This was bottled on 4.12.13 and consumed one week later - Extremely fresh. It pours a clear light gold body with a sizable head that lasts for a bit.

The nose brings on tons of fresh tropical fruit. It smells much like a Surly Abrasive Ale. Lots of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, mango, sweet peaches, and a little bit of pine. The taste follows very nicely with potent tropical hops and lots of bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Unique in its own way. Fresh Stone FTW!

mnphish, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

05.17.13 Batch

Clear, light amber color with two fingers of head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

To me this smells a little catty. Also pine tar, citrus, and dankness.

Dry, hoppy, and bitter. The hops are strong and taste fresh. Citrus, pine, and dank green flavor. Absolutely dry malt profile with little flavor of its own. Definitely putting the hops on display with this one. Alcohol is not detectable.

Medium body with really nice carbonation. Just about perfect for a beer like this.

This beer delivers the hop goods. Not sure if it is worth it or not. Worth a try at least once.

morimech, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of RyanSchwam
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

RyanSchwam, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

FreshmanPour77, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Enjoy by 04.01.13 batch. Didn't mean to take it so literally, but I've had a lot of fresh IPAs to get through. Thanks to BeerThirty for yet another California IPA. Tasted 30 March 2013.

Pours a deep yellowish orange. Mostly clear, but looking through it, I can just make out my hand on the other side of the glass. One finger of almsot-white head, good retention, nice lacing. A thin stream of bubbles drifting up. Solid.

Smell is fantastic. Huge melon, grapefruit, and sweet orange. Impressively fruity, juicy and sweet. And it's smooth and full all the way through, with no holes, gaps, or sharp edges. Among the very best I've encountered. The only ones that might surpass it, in my experience, are Heady Topper, Abrasive, and Lagunitas Sucks. That is truly impressive company.

Taste is solid, but just kinda straight. A little sweet, drifting into half-chalky bitter. Not bad, but not all that flavorful. Balanced, with a little sweet and a little bit more bitter. But not a ton of positive flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-bodied, smooth and mouth-filling. A bit of stickiness. The carbonation is really nice, in a way that adds a lot to the beer. It starts out smooth and placid, then rises up in a rush of small bubbles, fuzzy, before drifting back down like a receding wave. Lasting, slowly fading away. Delightful.

A really good IPA, though it's mostly carried by the amazing smell. But I'm a sucker for aromatic IPAs, so I really dig it. If I could, I'd buy this regularly.

zeledonia, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Googs, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

2beerdogs, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of PlinyBeMiney
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

PlinyBeMiney, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 05.17.13, bottled on 04.12.13.

Rich golden body, excellent clarity, bone white head settles into a quarter inch of persistent foam leaves sheets of lace. Citrus rinds, pineapple, mango, lightly sweet and spicy nose. Taste is a blast of spicy, resin and citrus pith flavors heaped on all at once. Bitterness is pervasive with upwelling of sweet malts, further layers of mango, papaya and poneapples adding delicious flavor, balance and heft. The balance is just spectacular exactly right IMO for an IPA. Body is medium with a velvety creamy yet crisply carbonated mouthfeel. A moderate, spicy bitterness lingers and fades into the finish. Excellent, excellent. Very Delicious, and from Escondido to my glass in Minneapolis within 6 days.

9/13/13 Enjoy By: Excellent. Really enjoyable.

JackieTH, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

ryancl, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

SMITHAND, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of br3wmeister
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

br3wmeister, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of readbaron
4/5  rDev -9.7%

readbaron, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of CGMLS3
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

CGMLS3, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of SortaAmbivalent
5/5  rDev +12.9%

SortaAmbivalent, Apr 18, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,290 ratings.