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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,693 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,693
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 349
Gots: 727 | FT: 10
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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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle from Ned's. Enjoy by 02/15/13. Bottled 1/11/13.

Appearance: Beautiful clear golden orange with foamy off white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Ridiculous amounts of citrus and tropical fruit hops and a big whiff of dank. A touch of sweet pale malt aroma. Just fantastic.

Taste: A literal explosion of hops. Well, a figurative explosion. Grapefruit, orange, apricot, peach, pine, and sticky bud resin. Its all hops, but not all bitter. There's some balancing sweetness. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Avoids the overly full feel of many DIPAs. Carbonation gives a lively feel. Very dry on the end (the slightest bit too dry) with residual sticky hops resin.

Overall: I knew this would be good, but damn, its amazing. Have to go stock up on some more of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:49:32 | More by rapidsequence
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-26-2013 00:44:57 | More by UncleJimbo
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour = Clear,Clear, Clear. Light, rusty orange. Half a finger head. tons of streaming bubbles
Smell = Dank, resiny, onion, garlic, grapefruit, orange. In all the right amounts
Taste = Delicious, thats all I can say. Follows the nose, bitter, dry, refreshing!
Overall = So glad I got to try this. Hops at their finest. I ussually like the fruitier hop bombs, but from the grassy, earthy, dank side of the hop field, this is about as good as it gets!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:27:17 | More by Bubbalito
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WSGosset

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: This is a gorgeous beer. Crystal clear, light copper in color. Pours with about a half a finger's worth of head featuring nice tight bubbles.

S: Hits the nose almost immediately. I could smell this all day long. Seriously. So fresh, so floral. I'm finding that the bitterness of the hops comes out over the course of the beer.

T: This is not as bitter as you might guess given the aroma. I think this is probably a good think. If this beer were as bitter as it is aromatic, it would be overwhelmingly. There is, however, a bitter aftertaste which seems to build progressively.

M: Smooth with a medium-to-full body. Goes down very easily.

O: This might just be my perfect beer. What more could you hope for from a classic West Coast IPA? It is not as balanced as PtE, but at that point we're comparing ridiculously good apples to ridiculously good oranges.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:23:48 | More by WSGosset
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2013 22:34:59 | More by Eriktheipaman
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hornsup

Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-25-2013 16:08:24 | More by hornsup
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2013 10:03:40 | More by jtyson
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-25-2013 08:16:27 | More by e30todamax
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-25-2013 06:45:01 | More by hansgruber
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-25-2013 02:51:21 | More by huskermike12
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2013 01:35:01 | More by 1424IpA
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2013 00:10:15 | More by mtrog313
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-24-2013 23:33:30 | More by OleDixie
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-24-2013 23:12:33 | More by AlexChillton
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 22:15:56 | More by Nachos4two
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BentLegBrewer

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine riding on a mower through your overgrown lawn or a golf course while sipping a nice cold beverage. If you could bottle that overwhelming hop and citrusy pine smell with satisfaction of watching the tall grass fall and become lane of acomplishment you would still come up short. fantastic all around

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 22:11:31 | More by BentLegBrewer
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cwreay90

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-24-2013 21:00:09 | More by cwreay90
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avalonct

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 19:47:36 | More by avalonct
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BKBassist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 19:09:00 | More by BKBassist
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 16:29:50 | More by portia99
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misterocksteady

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-24-2013 07:16:22 | More by misterocksteady
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LSUPT

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 05:29:38 | More by LSUPT
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 2-15-13. Deep gold color, very clear. Medium white foam head, holds decently. Light, streamy carbonation. The bouquet on this beer is just heavenly. Deliciously fresh citric hops hit the nose with a piney, almost peppery bite. This is much reminiscent of an Alpine style IPA. I've been waiting for Stone to wow me like this for some time now. This beer is 9.4%? It's hard to tell, as I smell all hops and very little malt character or alcohol.

The taste has dominant orange and grapefruity hop twang. A light sweet balance from the malt is nice, though it's relatively clean and allows the hops to shine through. Moderate bitterness at the back, I don't really taste too much alcohol but there definitely is some warmth. The mouthfeel is nice, mostly clean with fine zesty carbonation, perhaps slightly syrupy though.

The hop bitterness is now lingering excellently. This is a fantastic west coast IPA, and being so fresh is imperative. I've felt like Stone needed to keep up with some of the amazing IPA's from the likes of Alpine or Russian River, and this beer can do that. Hopefully this will be available from time to time as I will be sure to pick it up whenever I see it. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 01:56:46 | More by bennetj17
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rvajohn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 01:05:19 | More by rvajohn
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gueuzegossage

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 00:17:26 | More by gueuzegossage
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,693 ratings.