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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,258 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,258
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 391
Gots: 882 | 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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Photo of ChrisB
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

On tap at Westover Beer Garden. Enjoy By 2/15/13

A - pale straw yellow with nice white lacing

S - pine scented aroma

T - citrus hoppy explosion with just the right amount of sweetness on the back. Very full flavor that coats the tong with pine needle and tannin-like forwardness. It is 'in your face' while still being balanced between the hops and sweetness.

M - medium to full bodied without being syrupy.

O - great beer. This is my favorite from Stone and holds up with the best of the seasonal double IPA's.

ChrisB, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Spider889, Jan 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

mportnoy, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

HavasuDG, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

oglmcdgl, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of wembly13
5/5  rDev +12.9%

wembly13, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jrallen34, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a bomber into a Victory tulip. Batch 4, enjoy by 2/15/13

A- pours a crystal clear shade of orange with a two finger white head. Perfect. Exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA

S- tropical hops absolutely punch you in the face. So much citrus going on. Insane

T- not overly bitter. There's a little bit of sweetness, and tons of tropical fruit flavors as well. Very juicy, dank hops. Wonderful

M- medium bodied, not syrupy at all. Awesome

O- man, this is definitely a winner from Stone. If there was a way to guarantee this would be year-round and this fresh in all markets, it would be a staple in my fridge

bigfnjoe, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

An absolutely gorgeous looking brew. Body is crystal clear with a mix of carbonation, rising through a gorgeous brassy bronze orange. As it settles more pinhead bubbles come slowly rising, with a big column of fire in the middle. Head is creamy topped with off white color, ballons to an easy three maybe two and a half fingers. Always sticks around, and leaves a good collar.

Hop front on this beer hits at fruity angles. Hints of giant juicy orange, and tropical mango. Sweetness is dialed down, but there's a leafy green chewy fresh hop sense coming with the beer and a great sense of depth that is all balanced nicely.

Palate is just a pure hop ride. Big hits at first of juicy orange, with the matching tropical notes. However the after taste hits with an incredible amount of dank earthy quality that belows out. Afterfinish coats your lips and palate all over. Sweetness is just about right without a lot of sugary or syrup tendencies. While the beer warms there's even herbal orange pekoe tea sense, that makes a great sweetness ever so slightly, and even pine needle like blasts on the palate. Big feel without a lot to ruin the flavor, or take away from the hop experience.

An absolutely wonderful hop running rollercoaster of a beer, that all manages to stay balanced. What a fun ride.

smakawhat, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jjheinrichs
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

jjheinrichs, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%

On tap at Churchkey. Washington DC

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, golden Orange. Head fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: huge citrus and tropical fruit. Some cattiness and grassy, vegetal notes. Not quite the best smelling dipa ever, but damn close.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Outstanding stuff. Huge Citra citrus presence and Nelson Sauvin garlicy/onions. Not overly bitter for such a monstrosity.

Feel: Well-carbed. Good for style. Not syrupy or cloying.

A must try for any hophead.

jacewg, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.34/5  rDev -2%

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, kegged on 1/11/13, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of creamy khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Really awesome and complex hop aroma, has a huge grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, but also some floral and earthy hop aroma, maybe a hint of onion too.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of bright, vibrant and complex hop flavors ranging from pine/citrus to earthy and floral. Malt is light and bready, alcohol is invisible.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, one of my favorites from Stone along with Ruination 10th Anniversary, any fan of Stone or anyone who wants a tasty, fresh DIPA should seek this out.

WillCarrera, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ChrisPro
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jmccraney, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sjstraub, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of teromous
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%

Enjoy by 02.15.13

A: Very transparent in appearance with a medium shade of amber, mostly hues of light orange. Very sparse white head leaving only a ring in the glass. Some spotted soap-like bubbles left on the glass but no lacing.

S: Huge hop aroma! Smells like fresh hop pellets in a bag. Some pine scent along with a tangerine scent, some light catty scent. I'd say overall the citrus-like tangerine is the strongest. Very pleasant to smell.

T: It has a mellow bitterness...kind of soft actually. It is similar to biting off a bit of orange rind. Very mellow pine flavor as well. Some grain flavor peeps in every now and then. No alcohol flavor at all.

M: The mouthfeel consists of a well carbonated beer with a medium bitterness, accompanied by moderate dryness and a medium mouthfeel that leans towards the lighter side of things.

O: Overall I did enjoy the beer. I was especially satisfied by the fresh hop aroma and fresh flavor. I would have liked a bit more complexity and more body to the beer, but that is always a personal preference. It was great to experience an extremely fresh beer from Stone, shipped this quickly to the East Coast. It gives a greater perspective on what changes take place in their beers during shipment and storage. I would drink it again, given the chance to. It was not my favorite DIPA, but but it was still very good.

teromous, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.3%

brez8791, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jayfro70
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%

Purchased this morning, enjoyed this evening.
From bottle to Stone pint glass.

A: Very nice golden color with solid lacing.

S: Very fruity scent with piney undertones.

T: The hops come across both very floral-y but also have a nice bitter hop finish. Very smooth and enjoyable flavor

M: Nice light carbonation.

O: Great hoppy IPA. Nice overall flavor with a combination of floral, piney, bitter hop characteristics.

jayfro70, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Orlando, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

strongaf, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ChugginOil, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jwjon1, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of KazzakusPrime
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%

Enjoy by 12.15.13 IPA - I think I'll tackle you before then.

A: Gorgeous liquid gold, foamy white head, decent lacing.

S: Intense tropical fruits. Pineapple, orange zest, mango. Delicious! A beer that I could just sit and smell for an hour before tasting.

T: HOPS. Intensely bitter right up front. Unapologetically hoppy all the way through, with a searing tartness of citrus flesh. Piney and resinous hops start coming through that I missed on the smell - overall 100% hoppy with an excellent balance of citrus and piney hops.

M: Pleasantly carbonated, light, peppy. Hops cling like crazy in the aftertaste.

O: Hopheads rejoice. This is an IPA for the true blue worshippers of the hop. Get your hands on it while you can!

KazzakusPrime, Jan 19, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,258 ratings.