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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,672 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,672
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 350
Gots: 717 | FT: 10
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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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden orange clear body with a bone white contrasting head. I swear this thing would glow in the dark.

Smells of juicy tropical fruits, dank grass, and pine. Tons of aroma.

Ahhh the joys of fresh ipa. Mango, floral, piney, and a light onion finish.

Mouthfeel is about right. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Very clean.

I loved every minute of this beer and quite possibly Stone's best beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 02:04:09 | More by Vonerichs
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lighter shade of yellow-amber. Slightly hazy. Forms a large, fluffy, off-white head that has good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is all hops, but not as powerful as expected. Never-the-less, the aroma is all hops: citrus, lemon, pine, and a bit of hoppy spice.

T: Light malts and a bit of biscuit. Then the hops kick in. Lemon, peppery spice, pine, and some citrus. There is a bit of a white grape quality, maybe some Nelson Sauvin in the mix?

M: On the heavier side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Mild dryness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: A very nice beer. Full on West Coast style IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:25:15 | More by Florida9
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-05-2012 19:56:14 | More by CEDAMA
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alecvdpoel


4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-05-2012 19:36:19 | More by alecvdpoel
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claspada

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent golden color with a big white foamy head that settles leaving plenty of splotchy lacework.

Aromas are all hops here; citrus, pine, pineapple. Then I get the spicy, white grape, kiwi and stone fruit qualities. Finally there are some hints of onion and chive. This is truely a fruit salad of juicy hops. Malt is pretty much impossible to detect beyond a hint of pale malt sweetenss.

The tastes fall a little short from the pop that the aroma had. The hops flavors all listed above (tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of dankness) are there in some form but clash and seem to form a melange of green hop flavors. The pale malt sweetness is there to balance the abundance of hop flavor that is packed into the hop monster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is intially dry and lightly bitter but the resinous bitterness increases more as more as you work through the bottle.

Overall I really like this idea of offering freshly hopped beers with a drink by date and I really enjoyed this beer but the inflated price tag (due to the cost of bottling/shipping so fast, huge late hop bill and small hype due to limited distribution) make this a bit under-whelming. While no means a bad beer, it's actually a great beer, it's by no means the be all and end all of DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 15:48:48 | More by claspada
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ratrodder2831

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-05-2012 09:05:10 | More by ratrodder2831
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-04-2012 23:46:21 | More by jmcgahran1
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Lookjoesays

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-04-2012 22:04:43 | More by Lookjoesays
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-04-2012 15:33:06 | More by jmalex
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-04-2012 14:32:39 | More by nanobrew
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jodan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-04-2012 07:44:21 | More by jodan
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beerpadawan

California

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a lively light gold; the head is just off-white and has a few big bubbles bursting. I get a big, juicy aroma from 10-12 inches away. The head settles within a minute or two to a light covering, and after a few sips to a light ring, leaving the beer looking a bit too quiet, or too much like apple juice.

I smell grapefruit, green apple, mango, pineapple; subtle floral, sweet, and spice notes. Definitely mango and tropical fruit.

Mild carbonation, very smooth feel in the mouth, medium body with lingering tingle of bitterness. The hops flavor is not as intensely fruity as it is on the nose; rather more spice and green flavors emerge with the bitterness. The beer has marvelous balance and perfect harmony of flavors. A nice peak of malty sweetness crests just as the hop bitterness begins to settle in, and they both exit smoothly and slowly, allowing each sip to be fully enjoyed for a full, happy moment.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 03:37:23 | More by beerpadawan
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jjgarcia03

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-04-2012 02:51:37 | More by jjgarcia03
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a74gent

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-04-2012 01:38:38 | More by a74gent
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-04-2012 00:18:38 | More by st9647v3
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nataku00

California

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear orange with two fingers of soft fluffy white head. Head dissipates to a film of foam on the surface after a few minutes, leaving a lot of sticky lacing. Some carbonation visible, rising quickly, and allows for two fingers of head to be swirled up easily.

Nose is grapefruit, orange, papaya, dank herbal hops and some bright fresh pine. Really fragrant and fresh smelling. Unlike a lot of Stone IPA's, I don't notice much malt in the nose, which I think is a good thing as the hops really explode out of this one.

Tropical fruits hit the tongue, mango and papaya, citrus in orange and grapefruit, then a lightly bitter hit of dank herbal and pine hop flavors. Just a touch of biscuit and caramel malt sweetness, but not as heavy handed as Stone's other IPA's. Finish is dry with long lingering sweeter tropical and citrus hop flavors and only moderately bitter. Really delicious beer.

Considering this is 9.4% abv, the light to medium body and clean carbonation is really surprising. Alcohol is completely hidden, with your taste buds getting all of the nice hop flavors. Really happy to have a had a chance to grab a bottle of this to get sent up here to Northern California and hoping the next batch will officially get sent here.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 22:12:55 | More by nataku00
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-03-2012 03:03:58 | More by jnardone235
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Mango

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-03-2012 02:24:28 | More by Mango
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skunk242

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-03-2012 01:36:05 | More by skunk242
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KJabo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-03-2012 00:59:20 | More by KJabo
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-02-2012 22:35:16 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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tm1956

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-02-2012 15:25:23 | More by tm1956
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-02-2012 03:31:15 | More by kornkid8600
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pumaguy021

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

09-02-2012 02:04:50 | More by pumaguy021
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip

Appearance: Pour produced at least a two finger fluffy white head that settled down to a small head that never went away. Color is a bright golden to dingy orange.

Smell: Tons of floral and citrus aromas. Grapefruit rind, orange peel, pineapple and mango blend together with resiny, piney hops. Am also picking up on some caramel sweetness, too.

Taste: Up front the citrus notes dominate. I am tasting mango, pineapple, and some orange. This one is very fruit forward to me for a DIPA. There is some floral and grassy notes in the middle but does not dominate and the hoppiness is evident but very well integrated. Bitterness is present but so is some sweetness that evens everything out.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy to me?! The bitterness is there but not to the point that it makes me pucker. Carbonation is moderate and this beer has that drying affect on the palate.

Overall: One great DIPA! The entire experience was enjoyable because no one aspect dominated and it is bitter and hoppy while being sweet and tropical at the same time. Simply one of the best, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 00:47:31 | More by sleuthdog
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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