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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,512 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,512
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 417
Gots: 987 | 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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4/5  rDev -9.7%

avisong, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of ohiobrew
4/5  rDev -9.7%

ohiobrew, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of MrNate
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

MrNate, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BobaFret, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Enjoy by 5.17.2013 chilled and poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Appearance: Medium yellow to light orange in color. Pours a light lacing that sticks well to the glass.

Aroma: Bitter grapefruit, orange zest and some pine tones.Plenty of bright hoppiness here. You can definitely pick up on the freshness.

Taste: Bright grapefruit, lots of citrus fruit, a touch of mango and some earthy, pine notes. Big dry and bitter finish. The sweetness from the malt and the ABV is really quite low.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected carbonation with a light to medium mouthfeel for the style. Really refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall, a really tasty imperial IPA with a big, bitter hop bite. I like how it maintains the drier character of a lower ABV beer. Tons of flavor, but the sweetness and complexity of the hops are a bit overwhelmed by bitterness. I really appreciate the idea behind this beer and the beer itself is also very good.

Gosox8787, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

gritz147, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The latest version 13 days out from brewery! Awesome job on the logistics! Fresh DIPA from the west coast = AMAZING! Wonderful honey hued DIPA that makes my head spin. Huge snow white rocky head that lingers, leaVING AMPLE LACING DOWN GLASS.

An amazing aroma that sends one off in to a fog of self discovery!!!! Oh my the hops are intoxicating! Citrus piney tropical fruit bliss!!!!

The flavors are nothing short of the aromas, These folk, and I am a Koch, know how to do it. Fruity citrus tropical pine resin bliss!!!

Full to medium full bodied elixer that has already started to BOOGIE WOOGIE on my brain.

OOHFAH!!! this is where it is at man!!!

welldigger888, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

rjknyy, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Syracuse12, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Zraly
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch -- Enjoy by May 17th

Crystal clear gold with an orange tint. Nice, foamy white head. The smell is simply intoxicating. I'm not sure I can verbalize fully; hard to distill the qualia.

Dank, citrus rind permeates my palate in the freshest and meanest way. The flavor is eye-rolling good -- wonderful balance of rich malts and a sexy melange of hop notes. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, and resins resonate throughout and are fully supported by an appropriate body and mouthfeel. Piquant grassy notes poke through here and there as well. Smooth and devilish for the ABV. Rich grains and toasty caramel notes play in the secondary. Prickly, peppery resin notes linger toward the finish, which is nice and dry. Medium to full-bodied and a sheer joy to drink.

Absolutely delicious. And I love the concept of promoting fresh beer; most beers do not need to sit in your 55 degree closet. So happy to find this release here in VA. Thanks to Bon Vivant in Smithfield for stocking this.

Zraly, Apr 27, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good ipa. Pours a yellow-gold, with a nice white head. Aroma is big, big hops. Pine and citrus rind fill the nostrils. There is a deep, somewhat dark note to these hops. Taste is a little sweet and simple at first, I'm getting maybe just base and a caramel malt, but then the hops open up delivering puckering lemon rind and a hint of grapefruit. Deep pine notes overwhelm. The finish is nice bittersweet at first and then just bitter. Mouthfeel is okay, maybe a little thin. Overall great hop aroma and good hop taste, but not one of my elite dipas.
Edit: Had this on tap in Asheville and it was fantastic. Might have been a different bottling, might have been me.

jmaharaj, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jkrug5, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

GuzzLah, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Thickfreakness
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5/17/13 bottled 4/12/13

Pours a beautiful sunset orange into my DFH glass. Chewy, foamy, white head billows atop this crystal clear copper brew. Not as much carbonation as I expected. The head fades rather quickly but leaves gobs of sticky lacing all over the glass.
Overripe pineapple, lots of yellow grapefruit, orange peel, touches of mango, dried compost and pine needles. Little bits of skunky weed, but mostly and mix of tropical fruit with a citrus punch. I had the last batch on tap and I remember the smell being much more intense.
Lotsa pine, grapefruit rind/pith, mango and pineapple. Really nice blend of citrus bitter and tropical sweetness. Not outstanding by any means, but very nice.
Really nice, but nowhere near a perfect blend of citrus/pine/caramel/tropical. Bitter enough, but still lets the fruit shine thru.
I'm not overly impressed with this IIPA. At $16/4-pack it's not at all worth it IMHO. I'll take Resin or Big A over this anyday of the week! Not bad, but not at all worth it either. Get on the hype train.

Thickfreakness, Apr 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Falcone, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SPRichard, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

05.17.13
The beer pours a beautiful golden orange with almost amber highlights. It pours with a half of a finger’s with head of pristine white, small bubbles that all sit as uniform in size, and stay the same height on the glass, but fad to a scrim in the middle of the beer. The head leaves a lacing of thick, creamy bubbles on the glass, forming fat waves on the sides. In body the beer is clean with a slight chill haze and lots of little bubbles gently working their way to the top of the beer. On the nose, the beer is pungent from the minute the bottle is cracked. This smell is everything I expect from Stone, with big sticky resin on the nose blending beautiful into tropical and stone fruit notes of mango, papaya, slight grapefruit, and a kiss of boozy malt. On the tongue, the beer tastes smoothly bitter with a nice kiss of sweet hops, a touch of sweet alcohol, and some slight acidity coming off the hops as well. The flavors begin as sweet mango and papaya, which are quickly blasted away by dank, resinous pine notes that smother the bitters gently across the palate and give the tongue a nice shiver. Pinecone flavors meld and overpower a slight sweet caramel touch, while stone fruit flavors and a touch of pineapple gel in the background of the flavor. The finish is long, smooth, and bitter with medicinal and pine flavoring that works into the aftertaste of bitter resin, though the finish does showcase a hiccup of sweet and almost cloying caramel malt. In the mouth, the beer feels surprisingly fat and syrupy, coming in on the heavier side in body with a smooth and sticky carbonation that oozes the beer over the tastes buds. The mouth is left wet on the sides with a light dryness traveling up the middle of the tongue. Overall, this is good DIPA, and I didn’t expect anything else from Stone. It could use a touch more dryness to it, as the alcohol and sweet hops do provide hiccups of cloying sugar on the tongue and stomach, but overall, this is a beautiful expression of hops. The hop character is deeply complex and nuanced, revealing new flavors to the palate with every sip. It does sit a little thick in the stomach, though, and is definitely more of a sipper, but all in all this is a damn good DIPA with a great message about the life of hoppy flavors.

Maxwell, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Boone757, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

inspektor, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tun, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

LSMroz, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

CBlack85, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of mechamifune
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice looking gold/straw color with a .5in white head. Looks pretty inviting and very nice for the style.

Smell is a blast of citrus and juicy hops. The immense dry hopping here is very evident. Complex? No, not really, but for this style this is about as good as it gets (for me anyway).

Taste is slightly bitter up front, then delves into a juicy citrus (grapefruit/orange) middle and then a nice dry finish. The slightest bit of harshness starts coming through over time, but never in a bothersome way. No real sense of alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick while maintaining a sense of crispness. Good for what it is.

Overall this is a really great IPA and a great concept. Tons and tons of hop juicyness without any intense bitterness. I hope they continue producing this and keep it relatively easy to get.

mechamifune, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

lakesider1818, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch Enjoy By 5.17.13

Appearance: A nice growing light orange with a little gold thrown in. A one and half finger white head that dissipated fairly quick.

Aroma: Mango, pine, and some citrus. Very slight floral.

Taste: Mango, tangerine, pine, grapefruit, slight orange, and a little mint at the end. Plenty of sweetness. A little caramel is detected. Very light breadiness. Bitterness is actually soft and barely lingers. A nice balance between the two. Surprisingly clean.

Mouthfeel: Good full feel. Goes down very smooth. Feels a little sticky.

Overall: A good Imperial IPA. I look forward to when it come out again. Since I missed out last time and now finally got a bottle.

zrbeer1579, Apr 26, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,512 ratings.