Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 6,966 | Reviews: 992 | Display Reviews Only:
2.65/5 rDev -40.2%
enjoy by 12/21/12 because if i dont the bottle will blow up right? thought about not drinking this till after the enjoy by date to be a prick but i needed a beer now.
Faded golden hue with a big sticky white head. Pungent west coast ipa nose, grapefruit, prominent sweet citrus fruit, and pine. Got a faint underlying tobacco smell as well with very faint sweet malts.
Tastes like an amped up stone ipa with a slicker body, more alcohol, more tannins, and less acidity. This beer is good but nowhere near out of the ordinary with the so called "freshness" not playing a role to me, i've had plenty of brews that taste as fresh as this one well beyond the maturity of this brew. I think the high ratings of this beer really come from the marketing that stone did. On the distribution and retail end of things, stone doesn't do much in the way of out coded beer for the consumer so I guess this is their way of moving through beer quicker without complaints. If this enjoy by series ever gets stale i'm sure stone will never really come personally pull them off the shelves and eat the costs.
12-05-2012 02:37:54 | More by jtierney89
4.43/5 rDev 0%
22oz bottle poured into tasters - 12.21.12 version - thanks alex/cj
Pours a clear golden color with a thinner white head. Fades out fairly quickly into some bubbled film and spotty lacing on the glass.
Vibrant and pungent hoppy presence in the nose, driven by bitter grapefruit and resinous pine. Faint sweetness from caramel and fruit with a faint notion of a malt backbone. Light alcoholic punch.
Crushing bitter hoppiness right up front with an absolute avalanche of grapefruit and sticky pine. The hops dominate the profile from nearly top to bottom, only momentarily allowing for a brief notion of toasted grain/caramel malted backbone. Finishes bitter and dry with grapefruit followed by a boozy warmth.
Medium body, well carbonated, dry and sticky on the tongue. Stone makes some really tasty West coast style IPAs, but this one is easily the most expressive and flavorful without going completely off the rails. I'd drink this regularly if possible.
12-04-2012 14:16:26 | More by xnicknj
4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
These bottles all explode horrifically at midnight on their expiry date, Silver Shamrock style.
Not being a fan of having my face devoured by lasers and then eaten by worms, I took the smart route and decided to crack this fucker open right away.
Smells like a fresh, strong IPA with big nodes of flowers and pines. Tastes equally fresh and hoppily strong, but the flavor is tame and a near total lack of burn belays its elevated ABV. Lots of double IPAs attempt to back up intense hops with thick, syrupy malt. Other, better doubles balance out the hops with sweeter malts and interesting yeast complexities. Here, the hops don't get too out of hand, but they're still lush and variegated enough to balance themselves, making it so all the malt needs to do is provide a decent bready backend. and that's what this one does, gorgeously.
12-04-2012 05:27:20 | More by mynie
4.43/5 rDev 0%
On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.
A - Poured out a crystal clear, golden orange color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin, sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of orange, fresh cut grass, pine and caramel. Great nose!
T - It tasted of pine, orange, grasses and sweet caramel. There was a nice burnt toast maltiness in the background.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.
O - This is a fantastic beer. Yea, end of the world!
12-04-2012 02:01:50 | More by zeff80
4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
Enjoy by 12.21.12 enjoyed on 12.03.12
Poured into a snifter.
Nice gold with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and very low carbonation.
This smells ridiculously good! Pineapple juice, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon juice and candy sugar.
Luckily all that tropical fruit is still accounted for. Pineapple juice, papaya and mango along with lemon juice and navel orange. A touch of booze quickly follows. Candy sugars and a thin layer of drizzle caramel. A light breadiness. It gets a little more resinous towards the finish with pine sap and florals as well as some grapefruit zest and tangerine.
Medium-full bodied, juicy, warming, crisp, dry and surprisingly clean.
This is easily one of the best Stone beers that I've had. Definitely better than the Ruination 10th Anniversary. Leaps and bounds beyond Lukcy 13asardt. Very tropical and balanced. This does not shred your taste buds like all that other garbage that they put out. Some booze is apparent but it's worth it. Seek this one out.
12-03-2012 23:15:55 | More by justintcoons
4.25/5 rDev -4.1%
22oz bottle courtesy of Shane. Thanks! Served in tulip.
A: Lovely golden color with a thin lacing after a semi-aggressive pour.
N: Sweetened hop juice. Aromatic pineapple and mango. Some spruce tips. Very tropical. Clementines and mandarin orange. Doesn’t have the nose shriveling bitterness, which I quite like.
T: Bitter spruce extravaganza. Tons of pine and earth floor from the hops. A little sweetness and some mandarin orange. Some biscuit and malt. There’s more pineapple and grapefruit as this warms.
M: Full mouthfeel with a lot of hop resin. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.
O: I will be drinking this entire bottle and enjoying it all the way through. A complete beer. Has that very distinct Stone IPA quality about it (you'll know it when you taste it), but it's got some extra components. Get some.
12-03-2012 22:38:53 | More by writerLJBerg
4.23/5 rDev -4.5%
Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz, bottled 11/16/12 (drank on 11/29/12)
Hill Farmstead wine glass
A: Pours a beautifully clear light orange color. Lots of carbonation. Forms a faint thin head of bright white that fades quickly.
S: Tons of bright fruity hop aromas that I smelled as soon as I popped the top. Mango. Papaya. Some grapefruit. Also some piney notes.
T: Hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Getting those delicious fruity hops that were on nose. Bitter grapefruit. Mango. Orange pith. It's a big hop bomb, but in the back of the palate there is some balancing malts. Dry crisp hoppy finish. Lingering hop flavors dance in your mouth. Not boozy but as first beer I sort of feel it. Tastes lighter than 9%.
M: Medium bodied. Nice bitter mouth coat.
12-03-2012 19:01:40 | More by inlimbo77
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
A - Clean clear light copper. Small near white head, lots of cling lace.
S - Cat pee, malt. Perfume.
T - Malt hits first, but is surrounded by the cat pee hops and the perfume.
M - Medium body, good carb, almost oily slick, nice residual flavors and balance.
D - Pretty tasted and happy to have tried it.
3.4.12 - Tried the Enjoy by 4.01.13 tonight, which is a newer version. Body is heavier, more citrus in the smell and taste, taste is bigger. I think this one is better!
12-03-2012 05:42:23 | More by srandycarter
4.23/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter
A- pours a clear golden copper, a fluffy one finger white head appears an slowly dissipates to a thin covering, nice ring of lace left on the glass
S- hop hops hops, strong grapefruit aroma,a slightly sweet caramel note as well, slight bready malt notes as well, hops pretty much dominate the nose
T- wow, the hops kick you hard in the mouth, strong grapefruit notes, bitter citrus peel, sweet caramel, a touch of vanilla, very powerful DIPA
M- medium body, smooth and creamy, slightly high carbonation that I wish would have been a little lower, hops put a beating on the palate
O- if you're a hop head and generally like Stone beers this is for you, a very solid DIPA with a really awesome concept, end of the world with an extremely short shelf life, I'll probably try to grab one more bottle if I get the opportunity
12-03-2012 02:11:17 | More by nova009
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
A-Clear light orange, some carbonation, two finger head with near perfect lacing.
S-Hop bomb, mix of grass/dirt with citrus and grapefruit.
T-Incredible balance. Hop flavors of grass mesh well with the citrus notes and ends with good bitterness.
M-Medium bodied, well carbonated with hop resins.
O-A wonder DIPA, great balance with nice bitterness.
12-03-2012 02:07:01 | More by rlee1390
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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