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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
99
world-class

7,851 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,851
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 449
Gots: 1,128 | FT: 13
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 adkrogue
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: copper, clear, white head, lacing, good head retention
S: pine, grapefruit, veggies
T: bitter punch, subtle alcohol, hop sensation overload, fresh, delicious, every hop characteristic is here.
M: medium, lighter than expected, crisp, dry, bitter finish.

adkrogue, May 12, 2013
Photo of olivianjeremie
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

olivianjeremie, May 12, 2013
Photo of Johncnh
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Johncnh, May 12, 2013
Photo of brewdude1982
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This was a bomber poured into a snifter.

It poured with a big frothy head that quickly dissipates. It has low retention and very little lacing. It has a bready aroma with big grapefruit notes. It tastes almost like it smells. Bready upfront and then turns to a grapefruit taste with a great finish. It has a decent body but I hoped it would be a little bigger and good carbonation that still tingles your tongue after you swallow. The fact that they hidnthe 9.5% abv makes this a great mouthfeel. This is a good beer and the one that had was from the 7th batch. It is the Enjoy By 5.17.13 and I enjoyed it on 5.11.13 so I was close to the expiration date. Good beer and I would like to try other batches.

brewdude1982, May 12, 2013
Photo of judkinst
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

judkinst, May 11, 2013
Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sharpski, May 11, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly hazy, beautiful coppery color. Reasonable head, nice lacing. Very little in the way of carbonation.

S - Wow! Mango, grapefruit, just plain hops. Absolutely intense. Mild sweetness and alcohol, a bit of orange.

T - Extraordinary. The bitterness doesn't overwhelm you at first; the first impression is "sweet." The grapefruit dominates the other fruit flavors, maybe a little too strongly, in fact. The aftertaste is a clean, hoppy bitterness. Smooth, very easy to drink. Every taste is completely full-bodied; letting it linger in the mouth reveals a little more fruit, and an aftertaste of grapefruit or orange peel. It's difficult to separate the various sweet citrus and fruit. My palate detects almost no specific malts, but maybe that's just me.

M - Tiniest amount of carbonation in the mouth, barely a hint of the 9.4% ABV. Extremely smooth, and easy to swish around and enjoy. Not exactly a gulping beer, but certainly not a dubbel or quad, either. This might be the most perfect mouthfeel I've found in a beer.

O - I was absolutely blown away by this beer, so much so that I ran out and bought two more to share at a tasting with friends. They were just as impressed. Every time this is available, I will buy it.

Poured into a Duvel goblet (slightly more than half the bottle per pour), and paired with apples, horseradish cheddar, crackers, and salami.

Roguer, May 11, 2013
Photo of kidzord
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

kidzord, May 11, 2013
Photo of Djsaturn1
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Djsaturn1, May 11, 2013
Photo of Userme59
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Userme59, May 11, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mikeincharleston, May 11, 2013
Photo of atone315
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

atone315, May 11, 2013
Photo of Travcofarms
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Travcofarms, May 11, 2013
Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really great DIPA. Just finished the "Enjoy by 05/17/13. Everything I would look for in a DIPA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. A hard pour gives a medium sized whit frothy head with good retention and some lacing.

Great aroma of piney hops.

Taste is great as well, mostly piney hops with some floral hops. Bitterness is just right. This one ranks up there with Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig and other great DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp with just the right bitterness and even a soft pillowy feel.

This one is top shelf; Great offering from Stone.

JayQue, May 11, 2013
Photo of Gamblor14
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Gamblor14, May 11, 2013
Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

guzzleacoldone, May 11, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
Photo of BadJustin
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BadJustin, May 11, 2013
Photo of mjc3151
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - slightly clouds, limited head

S - smells of hops and grapefruit

T - grapefruit flavor, alcohol taste, maltiness, lingering hop bitterness

M - creamy, smooth, drinkable

O - pretty good beer, to be expected as Stone is an IPA expert. Pretty much any IPA they touch is good.

mjc3151, May 11, 2013
Photo of cofeeguru
1/5  rDev -77.4%

cofeeguru, May 11, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
Photo of mcsauter82
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mcsauter82, May 10, 2013
Photo of kpacedo
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kpacedo, May 10, 2013
Photo of ajtorres311
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ajtorres311, May 10, 2013
Photo of mrw1zard
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch #7 - 05.17.13
My first Enjoy By. Would have liked to do a comparison between others, or even with Ruination. Fantastic aroma - poured into a pint glass, almost clear yellow in color with slight head, lacing down the glass. Quite enjoyed this (no pun intended) and am looking forward to more!

mrw1zard, May 10, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 7,851 ratings.