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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,251 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,251
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 391
Gots: 880 | 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 Christov
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Christov, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Beerdudenumberone, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%

4/20/13 There was a time when the date of this one would have been the most awesome thing. I guess I'm getting old...

Appearance. Pours a rich but clear gold with a finger of white head. Decent lace, but nothing spectacular.

Smell. Beautiful pine and lucious tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, limes and grapefruit. There's some toasty grainy malt backing it up, but this smells like it brings the goods in the west coast style hop department.

Taste. Big juicy hops again. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, oranges, pine sap, spicy hops, grassy hops, and some nice toasted grainy malt backing it up ...but not too much. The full range of hop flavours is here and not in a overdone sort of way. Nice bitterness in the finish as well and very fresh tasting, as expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A pretty awesome IPA. If you like hops and lots of 'em, this beer doesn't disappoint.

Rutager, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

C2H5, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of VeganUndead
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

VeganUndead, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%

Bomber received in trade with iguenard - thanks! Batch 5

Appearance - Clear amber with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit, resin, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and some pineapple mixed with apricots and a bit of booze. It ends with a resiny/hoppy above average bitterness.

Overall – This beer packs a punch in both booze and hops. It's missing just a bit of the limp smacking sweetness that I find in Sculpin/pliny, but it's still a world class beer for sure. There is no reason to buy ruination if this is sitting on the shelf as well.

spinrsx, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

timahood32, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Lazaro, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

CTJman, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.43/5  rDev 0%

(Batch 4-1-13) Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter glass
Chill-hazed apricot/gold in color, with a big cloud deck of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Big juicy, dank hops
Taste-Fruity peach and apricot, piney, resinous hops abound. Grapefruit, fresh-squeezed hops. High ABV not evident. Full-on hops, big character and bigger flavor. A powerfull, full-flavored Double IPA.

hosehead83, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

leschkie, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of HopLuva
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

HopLuva, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of mitch3114
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%

Enjoy By 09/13/13 22 oz. bomber pulled straight from the fridge and poured with 4-5 oz. intervals into 10 oz. snifter

A- Beautiful thick apricot gold color, initially cloudy, but clears up after pour. A 1/4"-1/2" bubbly, foamy white head that sticks around for a while. As the beer sloshes around in the snifter a fine bubbly film trails down the sides of the glass

S- The smell of this is wonderful! It's fresh. It's Clean. I smell fresh juicy hops, some sugar, some caramel. The hops are not piney and not really grapefruit-like, but remind me of the mandarin oranges I used to eat out of the can when I was a kid. Also I am reminded of the smell of the shell of a candy apple.

T- Much like the smell, the first sip, a ZINGER as my taste buds go wild! Floral hops, mandarin oranges. This beer is only a few weeks old, so it is SO fresh. As it warms, I get a bit of sugar, some estery caramel hoppyness which is unique but out of this world tasty. As I proceed with my servings I aggressively agitate the beer in my mouth and pick up some subtle coriander and chamomile.

O- Overall this is one of the best imperial IPA's I have ever had. I bought an 8 oz. snifter of the 04/20/13 on tap at a restaurant earlier this year on a whim and I loved it. This is the first time I had it since then and perhaps the first IIPA I have had since then as well. This beer is surprisingly refreshing and the alcohol is hidden very well. It CAN NOT BE TASTED AT ALL! For a brew approaching 10% that is very impressive. I have had some really HOT brews at 9-10%. Not this beer. I strongly recommend this to hop heads and anyone who is a craft beer aficionado in general as this is not a harsh IIPA. Bold, vivid in flavor-yes, but not harsh in alcohol or hops whatsoever-a WORLD CLASS BEER!

mitch3114, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

UNCCTDawg, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Retail1LO, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Beerstorian
3.65/5  rDev -17.6%

This poured very nicely, with good head retention, and a nice coppery color. from there I got a floral hop aroma and some caramel notes. Flavor was fine. Standard high-hopped American IPA. This was an OK beer for me, but I'm not sure what the fuss is. I wonder if some of the oooh and ahhh might be because in general Stone makes great beer. This is not a great beer. It's a good beer, in the current tradition of "more hops = better beer." I went from this one to a Bear Republic Racer 5, which I love.

Beerstorian, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Kcman91, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ewhugh, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

prender1482, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of RickS95
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04/01/2013

Pours a nice shade of peach. Head is a finger thick of bright white bubbles. Lacks some retaining, but leaves a decent lace behind.

Nose is pretty remarkable. Pine, orange, grapefruit and pineapple combine for an amazing party.

Taste follows the nose...pine, orange, grapefruit and pineapple are still partying. Enough biscuity backbone to hold up to the hops.

Normally a DIPA like this would destry my palate, but this one actually brings it to life. There's sweetness from the orange and grapefruit, acidity from the grapefruit, and bitterness from the hops. The bitterness is prevalent, but very welcomed. The sweet and acid almost completly balance each other for a smoothness not normally found in something of this style. The alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, it's a pretty kick ass beer. Gives Pliny a run for it's money, and might even be better.

RickS95, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mixed_master7, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PG2G, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

MagnusThunnus, Mar 31, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,251 ratings.