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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,959 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,959
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 366
Gots: 824 | 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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NO_FRILLS

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

A- golden to amber...
S- super concentrated, layered hop explosion... loads of citrus and tropicality with some of the earthy esters of pine cone, and forest as well
T- a bit alcoholic, bursting pine and lemon pith, fruity notes of ripe pineapple, bubblegummy cherry and berry notes, slight savory notes of dank cheese and garlic
M-Little hot, but super complex and full on the palate
O- Will wait until closer to the enjoy by date for the next one feel like the beer was perhaps still a little disjointed would love to get a rounder feel from the malt bill which felt a bit obtuse and not yet fully settled in the bottle (is bottle shock possible in beer like wine- this is what i feel may have been going on here). Very Good, about on par with a Green Flash Imperial...

03-09-2013 14:54:40 | More by NO_FRILLS
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jheezee

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-09-2013 13:58:50 | More by jheezee
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%

22 oz 02.14.14 bottle shared between three people in three wine glasses. Happy to see this in Michigan on the (relative) cheap, $7.99/bomber. I'm much more willing to buy this at a reasonable price in MI than I am at $10 in NY.

A - almost transparent, extremely translucent, beautiful oranges and yellows, one of the clearest IPAs I've ever poured. Very little foam on the forced pour. No carbonation bubbles, despite the lacing that gets left up the side on every swirl.

S - huge citrus on the nose, lots of orange, some fruits that balance between acidity and sugar, pineapple coupled by grapefruit, kiwi/mango coupled with some earthier greens, arugula, swiss chard, and butter lettuce. There's something a little fishy here too, an empty, lager-like sweetness; isopropyl alcohol. It doesn't last. The lasting impression is rubbery.

T - sweeter than expected, cloying honey and sugary tones, with only a hint of the fruity hops that back them. The sweet ephemeral fruit notes of pineapples, kiwi, and orange give way to some emptiness that isn't especially pleasant. Big and boozy.

M - there isn't a ton of balance. There's a lot of booze and a lot of sugar that fight each other the entire time. The alcohol is relatively hidden, but not entirely absent. Enjoy By coats the tongue.

O - I love the gimmick, I think it's got a good message. Some of the fruitier tones are somewhat diminished by the rubbery tones. I like the strong booze presence, but it doesn't benefit the taste in any significant way. Enjoy By is good, definitely worth <$8 /bomber, but not any more than that.

03-09-2013 13:52:57 | More by JamesShoemaker
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eandersen

New York

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%

A - A truly beautiful beer. Ever so slightly hazy to let you know that this is indeed filled with hop resin. Golden honey colored. Poured into a tulip glass with about a 1 finger head, doesn't stick around for too long but leaves great lacing.

S - Zesty citrus notes up front...lemon peel, over-ripe orange, maybe a little pineapple. Followed up with a nose clearing piney/resinous note. As the beer warms you get a bit of the alcohol. Smell is not as in your face as I would expect.

T - Taste comes in almost the reverse order of the nose...strong pine notes up front with a slight alcohol note. By no means a burn but you notice the 9.4%. The beer finishes with the citrus notes mentioned in the smell and a slight sweet bready maltiness.

M - Very light for the style. Often IIPA in the 9+% abv range become fairly viscous; not the case here.

O - Great IIPA, one of my favorites. Love the concept of "Enjoy By"

03-09-2013 04:43:17 | More by eandersen
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ystazi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-09-2013 04:17:39 | More by ystazi
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-09-2013 03:52:11 | More by bdoggboston
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Skramer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-09-2013 03:34:32 | More by Skramer
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jk3

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-09-2013 03:12:48 | More by jk3
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2013 02:42:11 | More by Zach136
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gabedivision

New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a growler to a tulip glass

A- crystal clear golden amber, with a 2 finger pillow head, decent lacing

S- pine, grapefruit, lemon, skunky weed, very dank

T- sharp lemon, grapefruit peel, massive fresh citrus, alcohol, and more bitter grapefruit on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, extremely bitter, very dry

O- lived up to the hype, just an incredible hop monster of a beer with still enough malt to make for a great body of beer, just amazing, a testament to what fresh IPA's ought to be.

03-09-2013 01:47:45 | More by gabedivision
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2013 01:36:58 | More by juliusseizure
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-09-2013 01:12:48 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-09-2013 00:45:00 | More by pathman
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-08-2013 23:45:16 | More by Keith_R
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JackXCI

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2013 22:49:04 | More by JackXCI
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-08-2013 21:34:01 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-08-2013 21:31:02 | More by mttdls
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2013 21:28:04 | More by Dirtinabottle
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2013 21:11:41 | More by dcguitar
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-08-2013 20:32:10 | More by AngusOg
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withliterature

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2013 19:29:56 | More by withliterature
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2013 17:13:07 | More by sailorastro
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2013 15:58:26 | More by DeutschesBier
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1up

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2013 14:11:32 | More by 1up
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-08-2013 06:14:10 | More by DiscLizard
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,959 ratings.