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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,612 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,612
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,014 | 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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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

4-1-2013

A - Poured from a bottle. Poured with a decent one finger, bright white head. Head faded rather quickly leaving no visible lacing. Pretty light orange, not as dark as I was expecting for such a strong IPA. Crystal clear with nice bubbles floating to the top of the brew.

S - Very astringent hop smell. Reminds me of the Green Flash West Coast. Lots of pine and a little lemon rind. Smells very bitter.

T - Sooo smooth for the ABV. This is very, very impressive. Strong initial bitter bite that quickly recedes to pine and a zesty floral taste. Very nice flavor and tastes really fresh.

M - Very crisp and dry. Leaves you wanting another drink. Very nice carbonation.

O - Another excellent showing of hops from Stone. Very fresh taste. I really hope stone continues these drink by beers and can't wait to see what's in store.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The 4/1/13 batch.
Poured from bomber to a snifter. Dense 1 and a half finger head, sort of beige in color. Minimal lacing on the initial pour, but more as I get further into the bottle.
The smell is very unique on this beer. Very Piney and dank, kinda has a garlic nose almost. There is some citrus fruit in here, but almost masked by the other scents to me.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and and yet extremely creamy. Really excellent! this might be my favorite aspect of this beer. The taste is very well balanced with a strong floral hop forwardness. Loads of pine hit first with a twinge of oil and spicey vegetable. A bit of sweetness in the malt hold the beer together well. A bit peppery with a long satisfying dry hoppy finish.

Overall a very unique beer with some scents and flavors I have never tasted in a beer before. Absolutely not what i was expecting but good nonetheless.

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Enjoy By 04.01.13. Big bottle into a wine glass.

Forget color.

The smell is clean, clean hops -- sweet and bright, floral and tropical. I get passionfruit, and I love it.

The taste doesn't surprise after the nose. Really traditional west coast DIPA flavors -- pine, citrus, flowers, and tropical fruits -- plus that really well-rounded, full-bodied sort of completeness that you get in the Plinys. That mega-hoppiness without being too top-heavy on the flavor spectrum. Full, complete, round, balanced, etc. All those words that reflect that sense you get that this may be the best style of beer there is.

And then there's this little kick, this dryness that let's you know that, yup, it's still Stone. You know how Stone feels. In sum, I'm really glad that they have made a big, wet DIPA that's pretty much the Platonic Form of the style while remaining unmistakably theirs.

I'm getting to the bottom of this bottle, and the bitterness is starting to take hold, but I was ready for it. The gnar builds. If you can, drink a whole bottle -- it's worth witnessing the change.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,612 ratings.