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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,948 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,948
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 366
Gots: 818 | FT: 11
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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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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%

4-1-13
A-Poured into a snifter. It pours gold/honey with a somewhat thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing left and no cascading.

S-Hops, hops, and more hops. Citrus and some pine, but you can tell this is going to be one hoppy beer.

T-Citrus, with a slight hint of tropical fruit, with a more piney bitter lingering hop finish. This is one of the hoppiest beers I think I've ever had. The hops are fresh, pungent, raw, and in your face. I was expecting a more tropical experience, but Stone focused on making this bitter. It is very good and a classic version of the style.

M-Pretty syrupy with a touch of carbonation.

D-I drank an entire bomber by myself without any problems, but this is really takes a toll on the palate.

Overall, this is a great IIPA. It is one of the most hoppy and bitter beers I've tried. I was expecting it to be more tropical, similar to Hopslam and Sucks but it was not very much like them at all. This is a hop lovers dream as it is in your face. This is a great beer, don't get me wrong, but given the price at about $8.60 a bomber, I think I will stick to Lagunitas Sucks at around $10 a sixer.

03-02-2013 14:12:52 | More by thegodfather2701
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Stone Brewing Co. - Enjoy By IPA - 04.01.13 - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

So psyched that my buddy was able to snag a few over at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski (VT). We had been waiting for a few weeks and weren't sure if the shipment was going to make it up here.

Look - Pours golden with a tinge of copper and a minimal, frothy head. Filtered with some carbonation. Moderate lacing that stays.

Smell - Sweet malts with hops smoothly resting over it.

Taste - Carbonated malt and resin. Hops creep in after and settle surprisingly gently.

Mouthfeel - Amazingly drinkable, smooth and sweet with a great blend of hops.

Overall - BOOM. Stone's best brew to date.

03-02-2013 13:51:01 | More by JMScowcroft
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rand

California

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

Taken from notes from their first batch, on tap at the Ritual Tavern in San Diego, 08.25.12.
Actually pasting my notes as I drink Enjoy By 04.01.13, which matches this review

From tap to tulip

A: copper-tan in color, clear. Small head leaves patching lacing everywhere

S. lemony, earthy in the front. Lots of vege scents, onion especially. Ample alcohol lifts the dense bouquet.

T: Typical IPA flavors at first - rind-y citrus, but the vegetable notes pop to the front. Onion, celery, bouillon. Sharp lemon-pepper blends well with ample alcohol. Everything resonates well. Completely unique IPA profile but still a distinctively West Coast style. Suprisingly short finish.

Possibly the best beer Stone had come up with. Someone told me this was a Pliny clone, as Stone distributed for Russian river in ca, but its got its own groove. Same West Coast style, but definitely unique.

03-02-2013 06:10:48 | More by rand
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 05:57:36 | More by JISurfer
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

Finally...Enjoy By 4.01.13

A: Crystal clear, golden-yellow with a huge, bubbly, bright white head that leaves behind decent lace and retention. Nothing crazy.

S: Massive hop profile. Like, nostril assault. Heavy resin and pine. Some citrus. But mainly the sappy, thick, pungent, fresh hop vine aroma. Astringent and strong like freshly cut citrus. Makes my eyes tear a bit...from the nose and from the beauty of the hope profile.

T: Super dry and heavy on the resiny, piney side of hops. No fruit or floral character if you're looking for that. Straight West Coast hops that slap you in the face with dry, resiny hops. Heavily hopped and reminiscent of Lagunitas' brews but without enough malt in the finish to balance it out.

M: Craaaazy hops. A bit cloying in the finish. Very dry and properly carbonated. Skunky, earthy, sizzly, hoppy of course, and ultimately palate-changing.

O: Pretty f'n awesome. Worth the hype? Yes. Top notch? For hop heads. Up there with the best? Nahhhh. It's great but it lacks balance and true character. Really a one-trick pony.

Update: 9/13/13 on draft...awesome! Massively bitter, huge hop aroma and flavor, dry, not much of an alcohol presence...everything a hop bomb should be.

03-02-2013 05:55:17 | More by Gatch
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 05:51:33 | More by Lee45102
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abex44

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 04:44:49 | More by abex44
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fmccormi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to my tall Ommegang flute; freshness date is, well, pretty clear on this bad boy. My understanding is that this was bottled on February 22, which would therefore make this beer seven days old. Yep, it’s fresh as shit.

Appearance (4.25): A solid three to four fingers of just-off-white, cream-colored foam rises from the pour, capping a crystal-clear, 24ct gold body. Quite handsome. The head devolves slowly to a raised cap in the middle, looking like a big meringue nipple, and leaves behind scattered, widely-spaced splotches of dense foam in little archipelagos. It has pretty nice retention, though, leaving some chunky stuff well into the glass, and leaves some fat collars which I like quite a bit, too.

Smell (4.25): Juicy, sticky, citrusy nectar (mango, papaya, apricots, and passionfruit) melds with a resinous, piney-dank tone that suggests sweaty nuggets of hops and marijuana. The malt does come through a bit underneath, mainly sweet biscuit scents mixing with rich, fresh-baked bread, like a brioche—a bit sweet, a bit rich, very soft and tasty.

Taste (4.25): As expected, the hops character is almost all flavor and almost no bitterness: sweet citrus again (pineapple with some lemon juice), covering a really very slight, resinous bitterness underneath. Some citrus pith, too, and red grapefruit flesh. The malt is again bready and sweet in that rich way, like brioche or challah, but carries a sweetness that mixes with the hops like iced lemon bundt cake. While it’s all flavoring and aroma hops, it seems, I will say that it’s quite good (liking it more and more as it warms, actually) but it’s not blowing me out of the water, either. But still, quite good. The dank hops flavor actually comes out as more and more bitter, with some spicy notes, actually, as it warms. Some booze, but it melds with that resin character well, so points for that.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Soft carbonation giving a silky texture to a generally medium-weight (at most) body—the head sticks around long enough that some soft pillows pass the lips. It finishes definitively dry, but not parchingly so—still easy enough to drink in every regard that it’s hard to take it slow.

Overall (4.25): This is a well-above-average DIPA, no question there. And it definitely delivers what it promises: the short shelf-life flavor and aroma hopping is here in spades, but I’m surprised at how little bitterness there is. Compare this to Ruination, for example, and the difference is clear as day. But this beer is very, very good, and I’m glad to have tried it. And super kudos to Stone for latching onto an idea (with the freshness initiative, as it were) and running with it to its logical extreme—who else would do that so well?

03-02-2013 03:42:40 | More by fmccormi
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%

Finally getting bottles of this fresh stone IPA creation in local distro (04.01.13)
The beer pours a clear, slightly coppery golden yellow with sticky white inch of head. The nose is potent citrus hops with a hint of grain sweetness and booze. The beer drinks very easily, like sugar dusted citrusy hops and has a mild, lingering grapefruit rind bitterness. It's certainly not drinking like a heavy IPA...as I'd expected with a 9.4% abv beer. The beer has near perfect balance, which is also surprising, as the intense hops and booze tame the sweet maltiness...or vice versa. Great IPA that drinks very easily and definitely hits the spot.

03-02-2013 03:29:19 | More by ThePorterSorter
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screamking

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%

Enjoy by 04.01.13.
22oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours golden orange, very little white head, lacing sticking around longer then expected. 4.25

Aroma-grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, honeysuckle, fresh floral, brown sugar 4.5

Taste-not as strong citrus as aroma but still prevalent. Grapefruit, dried apricot, piney, mango, hint of maple, green apple. 4.5

Feel-medium to full bodied, coats mouth fully, great bitter aftertaste, feels like a Double. 4.75

Overall-One thing stone does right, their beer is bold and feels bold. It might not be the tastiest double out their but it holds it own. Where this beer really leads the pack is in the mouthfeel, its thick, hoppy, and bitter, the three things I want in a double. DIPA's are supposed to be juggernauts and this one is. 4.5

03-02-2013 03:19:59 | More by screamking
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Dbrag

Maine

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-02-2013 03:02:20 | More by Dbrag
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LoFiDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 02:58:17 | More by LoFiDave
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 02:24:53 | More by pjs234
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 02:06:27 | More by ADTaber
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Danielr26

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 01:57:08 | More by Danielr26
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Farky87

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-02-2013 01:56:53 | More by Farky87
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lic217

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 01:54:34 | More by lic217
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mattkoon

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

this is an enjoy before 04.01.13. this is the first time i have had an "enjoy by" ipa from stone. i like it. the color is a crisp clear golden. smells super hoppy. the taste is super crisp and really hoppy, a lot of citrus and pine. there are times when i crave an ipa... this one hits it out of the park. i wish it was more available.

03-02-2013 01:35:42 | More by mattkoon
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 01:32:52 | More by IkeMan90
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emyers

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%

Enjoy by 4.1.13. 22 oz. bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale gold with a very substantial white head - about 2 inches with an aggressive pour. Good head retention. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell: Huge blast of pine and grapefruit. A little bit of tropical fruit sneaks in there with mango and papaya. There are floral and grassy notes as well, along with a honey sweetness. Slight alcohol presence. Very strong hop profile on this one.

Taste: Not quite as potent as the aroma, but still pretty damn impressive. Again, big citrus, floral, and pine flavors. Bittering hops hit right away and stay around through the finish. The honey flavor present in the aroma is here as well. Alcohol is definitely present in the finish - the only noticeable flaw. The flavor profile is quite similar to Hopslam, but with more bittering hops (and a bit more tropical fruit presence), and a bitmore noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Stays fairly crisp despite the big body. The bittering hops on the finish dry the palate nicely.

Overall: Phenomenal. The best way to describe it is Hopslam with more bittering hops.

03-02-2013 01:32:50 | More by emyers
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 00:11:47 | More by marine1975
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shivtim

Georgia

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%

Picked up a mini growler at Hop City. Enjoy by 4.01.13.
Poured into a chalice. Clear deep copper/orange, heavily carbonated with a small frothy white head.
Nose is exceptional. Piney hops, grapefruit and citrus rind, white pepper. Perfect IPA nose.
Taste is very good. Heavy pine hops, balanced with a solid malt character. Some warming on finish.
Excellent IPA. Gotta go get some more.

03-01-2013 23:44:43 | More by shivtim
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-01-2013 23:29:04 | More by DIPAFAN
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oberon

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

Enjoy by 04/01/13.Pours a clear medium golden with a large blooming white crown that is just billowing and never really comes down,it sticks like glue to the sides of the impy nonic I poured it in.Hop complexity to the hilt,resiny,piney,and the sweet onion notes abound,mild biscuit malts are noticable.Leafy and real minty hops stand out up front on the palate,again Iam getting some thin slice red onion in there,Iam guessing Summit hops used?It's fresh tasting and has your not so typical hop flavors,interesting and damn good.

03-01-2013 23:22:51 | More by oberon
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mscudder

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

03-01-2013 22:44:12 | More by mscudder
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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