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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,705 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,705
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 353
Gots: 730 | FT: 10
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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Pecan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 02:25:09 | More by Pecan
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -21%

03-03-2013 02:22:10 | More by erlenmeyer
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damngoode

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 02:06:14 | More by damngoode
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip
Enjoy by 04-01-13

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with just over 1 fingers width of only slightly off white colored head. Decent retention. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Big, dank, resinous hop aromas. Juniper, pine. Very herbaceous. Sweet malt is present which providers a firm backbone. Hints of citrus with grapefruit and citrus rind. Awesome aroma.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the nose, but tasty nonetheless. Strong malt presence. Hop bitterness. The hop characters area mostly pine, along with lemon zest/orange peel.

M/D: Great mouthfeel. So smooth for the style, perfect amount of carbonation, no hint of the ABV, and drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, this is a great DIPA. Im so glad the guys at my local bottle shop made me aware that there were a couple of these in the back! Just another beer to add to the list of great hoppy offerings from Stone. Im really not sure if anyone does hoppy beers better than these guys. Consistently pumping out great beers like Stone does is impressive. Looking forward to drinking this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 01:55:02 | More by zac16125
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 01:51:33 | More by DerekMorgan
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-03-2013 01:35:19 | More by Craigory
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.1.13 edition poured from a bottle into a (new) Dogfish IPA glass. The pour is beautiful. Clear gold in color with just a touch of hop haze with a perfect 3 finger layer of pure white foam. There's a big oily juicy hop aroma on the nose with notes of grapefruit, oranges, and nectarines.

Medium body with a wonderfully creamy feel and an in-your-face hop flavor. The bitterness of the hops is well-tempered by a big, sweet malt backbone. The combination of chewy malt and oily hops is delightful in this beer. There is a faint vegetative scallion-like taste that I find a bit unpleasant, but the citrus notes of the hops are so intense, I'm willing to forgive it. The mouthfeel is divine. It's the creamiest IIPA I've had since FFF Dreadnaught.

A very good beer and devastatingly fresh. Very tasty, but falls far short of the hype it gets. Fresh Ruination is better than this (and the Ruination 10th Anniversary Ale Stone released completely blows this stuff away).

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 01:28:39 | More by deadonhisfeet
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 01:26:11 | More by polishkaz
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 01:08:36 | More by MaseFace
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SanFranJake

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 00:54:46 | More by SanFranJake
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. bomber into Newport Storm snifter.

A - Transparent gold/orange with a couple fingers of head that quickly dissipates into about half a finger.

S - Sweet malts, citrus fruits, herbal hops.

T - Lots of vegetal/garlicy hops with a bit of citrus and caramel malts. The alcohol doesn't come through at all in this one. Very aggressive hops, but not to bitter.

M - Thick and resiny with a lot of carbonation. Only other beer I've had that makes your mouth tingle this much is Heady Topper.

Very nice, but I'll probably stick with Ruination and Sublimely Self Righteous due to cost and availability. Great hop-forward DIPA though.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:54:37 | More by RoninTK3
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rawfish

California

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 04.01.13 pours clear and brassy, rising two finger head with good retention and leaving attractive lacing all over the glass.

Terrific aroma, best part of the beer, rising notes of pine, resin, citrus and tropical pungent mangoes and pine apple. Pine resin is huge here, building and dank, some hint of underlying cereal malt.

Huge quantities of hops impart a huge resin and dank pine with some vegetative herbaceous flavors near the back end with a steady bitterness. Lightly sweet malt is clean and steps aside easily. Warming alcohol and the hops really coat and desensitize the palate quickly.

Adequate body and carbonation. Coating hops make the palate numb to a drying sensation. I feel quite a bit of alcohol warmth coming through.

It's about time a craft brewer really focused on the freshness of hops and really pushed the process of keeping ipas fresh to their distributors. Enjoy by is a top notch hop bomb, aroma is stellar, the taste is very dank and pine heavy, terrific DIPA. The best I've had from them thus far.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:43:32 | More by rawfish
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baklo

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-03-2013 00:26:53 | More by baklo
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obrike

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was told I got the last one of these at Specs in Round Rock...4/1/13 version.

Poured a bright golden amber color with a nice white head.This one was actually not as dark as I expected. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Really love the smell...resiney pine, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of "weed" smell. Uber fresh!

Delicious...quite a bit of tropical fruits, lemon, pine, grass, and spice. Just a very small amount of caramel malt for posterity only...this is a hop heavy brew! Medium body and carbonation...nearly perfect for the style. This one coats your mouth with hoppy goodness.

Just another outstanding effort by Stone. These guys are world class for a reason folks.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:02:20 | More by obrike
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lovindahops

New York

4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to try another hoppy offering from stone.

A- a golden yellow rich body with amber shades glowing. A frothy white head of foam bursts and then slowly subsides to a dusting of foam on the top. An intimidating ruination type appearance to say the least

S- a whiff of citrus lays out a template of pineapple, dank piney hops, and biscuity flavors. Strong caramel malt is at the backend with an adamant presence. I really feel the need to mention the resinous scent that enjoy by carries

T- very piney, resionious, dank hop flavor that blasts your palate. Bold caramel malt flavor rips into your palate and leaves no return. Some citrus theme is certainly there but a rip roaring citrus attack... This is not

M- coating flavor that literally prickles

O- I completely applaud stones enjoy by concept. While this was not my preferred hoppy presentation of a DIPA, it was still enjoyable. Thankful for the opportunity to try this

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 23:00:31 | More by lovindahops
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, grass, grass hop, citrus hop, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, grass hop, grass, onion hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one had a pretty big explosion of hops going on here while still managing to be refreshing. There was quite a nice balance here as well. The aroma is quite inviting and the flavor has just enough hoppy resin in it to remind you of the style it falls under. A really well done brew that I would definitely have again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 22:43:34 | More by thagr81us
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 22:15:32 | More by MajorBuckeye
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There's an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:56:40 | More by bluejacket74
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ridglens

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 21:36:55 | More by ridglens
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alex021224

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 21:33:46 | More by alex021224
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 21:19:22 | More by goldenM13
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TK5150

Maine

3.24/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoy By 4.01.13

A- Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. Lots of lacing.

S- Lots of grapefruit, pine, and onion. Sweet underlying pineapple.

T- Big grapefruit, pine, and bitterness followed by a massive amount of spicy ONION with garlic. Hints of pineapple in the background, but everything takes a back seat to the onion. Dank, and not to sound crazy, but maybe a bit of cellar-like funk. I could see this beer going well with a dish containing sauteed onions.

M- Medium body and decently high carbonation. A bit of a kick to it.

O- Way too much onion, I won't be coming back for more. Bring back Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary :(.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:10:36 | More by TK5150
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creal92

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-02-2013 21:02:50 | More by creal92
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours somewhere between yellow and orange in color. Bright, clear with active bubbles coming up to a big sudsy head. Very nice looking.

S- Grapefruit, lemon, floral, even some pine punching your nose.

T- Lots of fruitiness, grapefruit, orange, lemon, kinda oniony spice, some pine. Definitely bitter

M- Light to medium bodied, very crisp, dry finish that kinda pinches your tongue.

O- Love the Enjoy By series. Always fresh, and never ceases to impress the masses. I always look forward to grabbing a few bottles of this when it comes around.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:44:02 | More by Cvescalante
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ressling

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 19:42:10 | More by ressling
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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