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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

8,547 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,547
Reviews: 1,200
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 512
Gots: 1,537 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of PieOhMy
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Enjoy By 05.17.13

A Transparent gold/amber. Thin slightly foamy head that disappears quickly. Fizzy carbonation. Nice lacing follows halfway down the glass.

S Piney. Flowery. Hoppy. Grapefruit. Intoxicating aroma. Just how I want an IPA to smell.

T Boozy. The 9.4% isn't hiding. This gives way to a refreshing hop bite. Do not pick up the fruitiness of the smell. Bitter aftertaste.

M Nice and chewy. A little bready. Once the carbonation settles, a very nice feel. Warm boozy finish.

O Extremes all around. From the powerful aroma to the bitterness and warmth of the taste and aftertaste. I do not get much complexity in the taste. However that may not be the intended vision behind this beer. Good powerful West Coast slap in the face! I did enjoy this.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of nickfl
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Pungent, fruity, fresh hops. Yeah.

T - Sweet malt and lots of hop character up front. Tropical fruit and pine hop character in the middle and through the finish with modately strong bitterness,

M - Medium body, modately carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nice, lots and lots of hop character in the aroma, the flavor is nice as well, but doesn't quite live up to the aroma. If there is any room for improvement it is that it is a touch too dry.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half finger bright white head on a slightly hazy golden with slight amber hue. Aroma is as good as it gets with full nose and all hop character varieties including citrus, herbal, earthy. Flavor is nicely complex and near perfectly hopped with pine, tart citrus, earthy hops. Only knock is just a little less malt presence but those that are there are musty and semisweet. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one is a little too dry but the aroma is excellent. Flavor doesn't quite live up to it being less complex and malty than I wanted but still very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Sticky lacing accompanies great retention.

Smell - Juicy and citrusy hops. Orange and tropical fruits. Sweet sugars from pale malts. Just a hint of a green pine aroma.

Taste - Less intense hop flavor, but still high quality. Orange and tropical fruit flavors. Sweetness is pretty strong, but not overpowering. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, smooth, medium low carbonation. Low bitterness.

Overall - Very nice. Just shy of great. Maintains a green hoppiness throughout.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The 7th batch (5/11/13) Poured into a snifter

A: Clear, light golden with a white half-finger head that sits a bit. Light lacing.

S: Grapefruit, grassy hops

T: The hops cascade with a smooth presense. Light malt backbone.

M: Light to medium

O: Very smooth IPA. Love these limited batches.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/17 batch poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pure transparent orange with a 1.5-finger head that lingers
S: A perfect balance of citrus & pine hops with a solid caramel/malt backbone
T: Bold & balanced; caramel/malt up front compared to the nose, but again citrus & pine hops to finish
M: Medium-bodied, both crisp yet smooth
O: Another winner from Stone. I am drinking this midway through its limited shelf life; I would be curious to try it both on its release date and its drink-by date to see if it changes during that time

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,547 ratings.