Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

8,307 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,307
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 474
Gots: 1,350 | FT: 17
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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3.55/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I understand there is a huge demand right now for Double IPA hop assault beers. And Stone’s masterful play to this demand with the Enjoy By series has to be appreciated. They are not just playing to the market, they are also making multiple crazy hop balanced, big IPAs, that make your palate ride that sharp toothy edge of huge IBUs without drawing blood. If you know how to brew, you know it’s not easy to do.

Appearance 3.5: Slightly warm, glowing, golden color. Medium, white, lasting head. Laces well.

Aroma 3.5: Hop characters come across as pine tips, eucalyptus blossom, chamomile, and dank musky sage. A little wet alfalfa. No malt characters to speak of.

Taste 3.5: Aggressive peppery pine bittering. Most of the citrus peel and floral aromas are from the hop aromas invading the taste space. Malt provides a blank canvas only, carries no character to speak of.

Mouthfeel 3.0: Medium light body. Hop oil slippery to start – turns fast to astringent and bitter/dry. Alcohol heat and astringent hop bitterness finish in the mouth and throat. Somewhat medicinal.

Overall impression 4.0: This is a liquid delivery system for hop bitterness, astringency, and flavor. It stands back on balance in delivering fresh hop aroma. Other than to provide a carriage for hop characters, the malt and yeast profiles are nonexistent. I rate the overall higher for the novelty of a clean, dry, and very Stone execution of a hop assault. It reminds me of Pliny the Younger – where PTY is a laser beam focused hop weapon, this Enjoy By is a polished hop boulder to the palate. Another well done hop monster from Stone.

I get it, it’s a fun ride – but still, I’m a balance and nuance guy.

-- bct

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

This is one beer by Stone which surpasses all others. This beer provides a less bitter apathy, which stone usually comprises in their beer. I believe enjoy by is a great taste that one should definitley have if one has not tried.
This beer is indeed hard to come by unlike most stone beers. It's a great fix and A pleasure to enjoy a solid IPA.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,307 ratings.