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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

8,733 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,733
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,689 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

91313 Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear deep gold with a finger thick white head which receded quickly to very thin patches of surface foam and some stringy lacing.

s: Pine with a slight oniony tinge.

t: Bitter pine hits immediately, but the underlying feel is refreshingly light. Seems like a near perfect Southern California/Southwest US beer, light yet spicy. 9.4 ABV very well hidden except perhaps going down.

m: Light at first, but the hop bite lingers on the sides of the tongue and even in the throat, making it seem more substantial.

o: A different DIPA, the onion hints in the pine bite were not strong enough to be off-putting, and makes this brew distinctive.

UPDATE 9/11/13 had another bottle on a hot night with a cigar in the gazebo, and did not detect the onion. Drank from a tulip glass this time. What came across most was a winsomely slick mouthfeel along with moderate hops. It was still lovely, certainly no reason to downgrade my earlier assessment, only to note a slightly different impression.

UPDATE 11/13/13 FOR ENJOY BY 11/12/13: Enjoying this vintage even more than the last. Wonderfully tasty piney hops dominate a light to moderate, very easy drinking brew, especially for such a high ABV, which it is hard to believe from drinking except for some slight throat burn. Hardly any tongue bite on this one despite the very strong hops flavor. This one I'd score conservatively a:4.0, s: 4.5, t: 4.75, m: 4.5 o: 4.5

UPDATE 2/5/14 for ENJOY BY 2.14.14: Gotta improve my appearance score for this one, to 4.5, two inch tall white head receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing. There have been so many great new DIPAS out since my last Enjoy By in November, some of which I'd rate close to or even higher than Enjoy By, and it's still so expensive at $8+ a bomber, that I may well stop at buying one bottle per issue from now on. Consider Lagunitas Sucks (not new but the new issue is out, plentiful and relatively cheap), Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Sixpoint Hi-Res, Long Trail Limbo, Smuttynose Durty, Victory Dirt Wolf and Hop Ranch and Otter Creek/Lawson Double Dose, etc. Enjoy By is great, but new competition, some of which is at a lower to much lower price point, is making it less of a must-have IMO.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review of 9-13-13. Pours a glorious crystal-clear amber color with a pure white foam that dissipates a bit quickly. The nose gives a powerful blend of pine and citrus hops, with a hint of nectarine underneath. The first sip is wonderfully rich and complex, with an assertive (but not over-the-top) hoppiness evenly balanced with a subtly sweet caramel malt and an odd twinge around the edges that I just can't put my finger on -- maybe a weird blend of mango and onion? Very nice smooth texture, relatively full-bodied, dry on the upper palate. The finish is kind of short, but leaves a nice lingering bitterness. Overall, an excellent example of the DIPA style. Well done, gentlemen.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,733 ratings.