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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,285 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,285
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 395
Gots: 892 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

OleDixie, Jan 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

AlexChillton, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Nachos4two, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of BentLegBrewer
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

BentLegBrewer, Jan 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

cwreay90, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

avalonct, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BKBassist, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

LSUPT, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
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.

bennetj17, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

rvajohn, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

gueuzegossage, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

2neardead, Jan 23, 2013
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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%

MarkIntihar, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mrbubbler, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

clubarsky91, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Smokin Joe's the other day.

Enjoy By pours a golden amber color with excellent head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. Have to say, this is a nice looking IPA from Stone. The nose is every bit as attractive, as I pick up considerabley dry citrus, white pepper and pine. There's a slight skunky aroma as well, along with some light soap. This beer has all the tell tale signs of a serious hop bomb. On the palate, this is just the way I like my IPA's. There's barely enough malt to handle the intense hoppy bitterness in this beer, and so the mouthfeel actually seems bit lean and thin. However, for this style of beer I think that's fine, though a touch more malt wouldn't have been such a bad thing. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this excellent beer, and the finish is long and bitter. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and frankly I was surprised to find this is such a big beer (really do not get much sense of the 9.4% abv., though certainly you can tell it's up there a bit).

An altogether excellent, impressive beer from the talented folks at Stone. Definitely a beer made with hopheads in mind.

There seems to be some variation from edition to edition (which one would expect). Just tried the Enjoy by 9/13 version, and while good, I thought it paled in comparison to the version I tried back in 1/13. So glad I just ordered a half pint of it at 16 tons.

John_M, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Pellinore1, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Hugonaut13, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Steffano, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

BigE90, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of portijon
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bit-overpriced $16 bottle that I grabbed out of Pittsburgh, PA.

A: No head, no lacing, but lots of bubbles from the bottom of upon pour. Nice, light, yellow, and 100% clear. Right now it appears to be almost gone.

S: As soon as we cracked open the bottle, I smelled the grapefruit and citrus aromas from a few feet above. What you'd expect - but still great.

T: What I've grown to love out of a good IPA. It's not too sweet and syrup-y the whole way through. It's not overwhelmingly bitter from start to finish, either. The finish has just enough bitterness to compliment the early grapefruit/citrus/sweetness. It's an adventure in every sip.

M: Thin but fitting. Clear beginning, middle, and end to each sip. Just enough carbonation.

O: Hopefully this keeps coming around the East Coast and I feel like this is a bold move on Stone's part in the efforts to get distributors/shops/bars to keep their beer fresh. Would love to buy this again, just maybe at half the price or a little above that.

Serving type: Bottle

portijon, Jan 23, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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