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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,534 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,534
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 417
Gots: 994 | 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 deuce9259
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

deuce9259, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Beerandboards
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2-15-13 version, poured into a pint glass with 10days to spare.

A - one of the few beers I feel like deserves a high appearance rating. Translucent honey color. Cotton white foam, initially a 2 inch head, reduces to a quarter inch crown that retains the entire time.

S - kind of disappointingly muted. Lemon peel, some tropical notes, but not big at all. Smells nice, but I wanted some more "in your face."

T - bitter lemon peel, citrus, mango, ends in a piney note, quick and bitter finish. Overall, very good. There are some onion/shallot type notes that are kind of hanging around, never noticed or identified this in an IPA before, not bad, just interesting. Some juicier mango tropical notes come out it warms up. A really outstanding tasting IPA.

M - pretty much perfect. Creamy, medium carb, just thick enough.

O - a really excellent IPA. A/A+. If there were out year round, I'd be hard pressed to drink any other IPA.

Beerandboards, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of jbear68
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jbear68, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

EvoJoe, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.3%

bookerandy, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mdillon86, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

KetchumSuds, Feb 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

markmcconv, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

cestlavie, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

TARDIS, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MrBuckHigh, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

zekeman17, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

tomholland, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.3%

averagejake872, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

BrewmanCapote, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Greenster, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.48/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

$6.00 for 10oz snifter
Kegged on 1.11.13, sampled 5 days later.

[A] One finger of bright white foamy head, moderate retention. The body is brightly clear and polished brassy orange in color. A minimal amount of lace slathers the glass. Very attractive.

[S] Starts off with juicy tropical fruits of orange, tangerine, and light papaya or mango. Then, summit-like qualities provide a faint but distinct aroma similar to onion grass and chives. Not digging it so much now personally, but my threshold for these aromas in IPAs is low. Begins at a '4.5' and drops a full point.

[T] Again, there is an initial burst of tropical hop character. A light melon flavor comes through on the back end. After the first few sips, the tropical blend all but disappears when the beer fully opens up. The beer is still pretty good, just not as impressive as it was just minutes ago.

[M] Medium full body, smooth, semi thick body, the carbonation kicks in at the perfect moment. The strength is well concealed for a gravity of this height. [Sidenote: 2.15.13 was listed at 9.2% instead of the 9.4% listed on BA.]

[O] Started out with a bang, but transformed and dropped off quickly. I had pours from two separate keg and my experience was the same each time.

FeDUBBELFIST, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

100th Review-Enjoy by 2.15.13

A: It has a hazy yellow appearance with a ivory white head that lasts for the length of the beer.

S: Amazing. You can tell that the beer you are about to enjoy is hoppy from across the room. There are very strong citrus and pine resin notes to it.

T: Very hoppy but it has the caramel malts to back it up. The are pleasant notes of citrus, pine, caramel, toffee, and bitterness.

M: Perfect. The is a silky smooth texture mixed with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O: Get this beer at all costs. It is one of the best IPAs out there.

jvillefan, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

aflyershckyfan, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

LambicKing, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

gtime, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

starrdogg, Feb 02, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,534 ratings.