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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,271 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,271
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 393
Gots: 883 | 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 AaronHomoya
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed the 12.21.12 version on 12/22/12.. oops!

A = Golden amber, pretty clear, with medium-light carbonation and a thin head of light foam.

S = Even one day late, full of vibrant, fresh hops. Citrus, grapefruit, west coast hops.

T = Lots of hop flavor, though maybe not quite as much as the aroma would imply. Citrus, tropical fruit, a bit resinous. A decent amount of sweetness and malt to balance. Not particularly caramely.

M = Just right, medium body with a drying finish. Yum.

O = This is a great beer, that I need to get next year even fresher.

AaronHomoya, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of apf
5/5  rDev +12.9%

apf, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

zonker17, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was served from the bottle (Enjoy By 12.21.12, Third Batch) at the Tap and Mallet Vertical Epic tasting event. It arrived in a tasting glass, showing a clean yellow golden. No head was noted, but spots of lacing were left dripping down the glass. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was gritty as hell. The nose was filled with earthy hop bite, metallic and soured yeast, and sweet nectary hops of grapefruit and soap. With warmth came plastics and light booziness, mineral, and an enhancement of those paler, toastier malts. Peach sugars blended in as well, giving nice and syrupy depth to the vast array of hop varietals. Our first impression was that there was a huge hop variety through all the bitterness, but things were exquisitely juicy. The flavoring opened with dirt and grit of pine resin, mineral, booze, pale malts, and faint caramel sugariness. The middle came to a peak with softer pine, massive juiciness of citric flesh, more pale toast, and biting yeasty metallics. Citric hops washed through the finish, with juiciness of peaches, nectarines, apples, and flesh of grapefruit, mixing for an ultimate blend without any lingering or puckering extreme bitterness of hop. The aftertaste breathed of soap, pine, and grapefruit cleanliness, with spicy black pepper booze on the far back. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was high. There was nice slurp, cream, smack, froth, and pop, with a slick coating. Pucker eventually came from the astringent, grapey dryness to the palate, in the absence of intense bittering from the gloriously juicy hops. The abv was fine, and the beer drank way easy.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was how everything was all about the hops. There was such a nice bite and grit to the opening act, with a beautifully balanced cleanliness of soap, pine, and massive citrus. Despite the variety, the depth of bitterness never really catches up with you, as the flavoring stays sweet, nectary, and insanely juicy throughout. This is one of the best Stone beers we’ve ever had.

TheBrewo, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of ThirdEyePA
5/5  rDev +12.9%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of PatrickGossett
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

PatrickGossett, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of afluentturtle
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3rd Edition enjoyed on 12-21-12 on tap at petrol station in a pint glass.

Apperence: Beautuful golden amber just a slight haze that transforms to clear once the beer warms just a bit. About a fingure of marshmallow like fully and bubbly head. Terrific lacing down the glass as you drink it.

Smell: Amazing earthy hops, grass, pine, flowers, a little bit of citrus. The fresh hops are just a heavenly.

Taste: Hops,hops,hops!! Very well balanced between the bitter bite and mellow malts.
There is pine and resin and then citrus fruits, mainly grape fruit just a little orange. Just a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: My only knock on this brew is it seems a little over carbonated and there is an oily, alcoholy finish.

Overall: The best IPA I've had this year, wish it was easier to get ahold of or it would be a regular in my fridge.

afluentturtle, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Gerasimos
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Gerasimos, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of barknee
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.21.12 pours a shockingly intense 24 karat gold color with generous carbonation and a thin but frothy head. This brew is quite unctuous, bonding to the glass with a sticky resinous coating.
The nose soars with aromas of grapefruit. mango, guava and passion fruit.
Moderately bitter with concentrated hops offering up flavors of lime zest and turbinado sugar, the aftertaste rides on for several minutes.
Honestly, if you closed your eyes and put your nose above the glass, you'd swear that you just crushed a double handful of Cascade; hop heaven!
Unless your conducting an empirical study on longevity, there is no reason whatsoever to delay gratification and enjoy this right now.
Is this brew all about freshness? - You bet it is!

barknee, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of scoobybrew
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - slight chill haze that dissipates as it warms, golden color with a thick white heat that is well retained, leaves a really nice lacing,

S - prominent American-like hop aroma characterized by pine and tropical fruit, sweet malt hiding, any esters from the yeast are well hidden in the hop scent, no phenol detected

T - much like aroma, strong and bright American hop presence which hints of mango, pine and orange, but the hops are not so overpowering that the malt adequately supports the moderately aggressive bitterness which is notable on the finish

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

O - This is a wonderfully done, fresh tasting IPA. The hop blend used here is a bit different than other of Stone's offerings, which provides it distinction from their other offerings. It's a shame that this isn't offered regularly as it might make it into my fridge on a regular basis.

scoobybrew, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

duceswild, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of c_patton
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

c_patton, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -9.7%

mendvicdog, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of mattknueven
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mattknueven, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of ESPNman
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Stone IRS Snifter

A - Perfectly clear amber pour with a hint of red. Slight head, yet surprising retention. Despite the thinner mouthfeel, this leave some decent wine-like legs and solid lacing.

S - Dank, wet, earthy, grassy hops. Lots of skunky dirty hop aroma, very little malt or sweetness on the nose. This just smells fresh and hoppy.

T - It pretty much follows the nose, but with a bit of candy-like malt to balance it out. This is definitely an aggressively hopped beer, but it's not as bitter and in-your-face as you'd expect. It has that dank, grassy, earthy hop profile from the nose, with a hint of what can be described as burnt rubber (in a good way).

M - Slightly overcarbonated for my tastes. It does a good job of coating the tongue and making its presence felt, it just is a little bit too champagne-like in its carbonation.

O - I wish this was a year-round release. It's a solid, earthy DIPA.. I was lucky enough to grab 4 bottles while I was up in the Bay Area, this is the 4th and bottle (to be had right before the end of the world). It doesn't taste quite as "fresh" as the first bottle I cracked, but it's still a fantastic beer. Yes, it's a little gimmicky, but I appreciate what Stone is trying to do with this beer. It's delicious.

ESPNman, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of StevieDavie
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

StevieDavie, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
5/5  rDev +12.9%

BeerNDoggerel, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of BlakeAM
5/5  rDev +12.9%

BlakeAM, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of kevgod
5/5  rDev +12.9%

kevgod, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Molnar
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Molnar, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of nkp765
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

nkp765, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz brown bottle with an obvious freshness date. 12.21.12

LOOK: Bright golden hue, towering froth

SMELL: Ruby red grapefruit, asian pear, evergreen, tobacco, fresh cut grass, lemon pith crackers, clean alcohol

TASTE: Medium bodied, smooth, a little slick, hop bitterness, warming alcohol, grassy, pithy, hop resin, guava, peppery, rose water, nutty grain, estery, long hoppy finish

Absolutely love the concept, I've have earlier versions both fresh and after their "Enjoy By" dates and the age sets in relatively quick. Impressive from start to finish, a hell of a lot of fun drinking this ale.

Jason, Dec 19, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,271 ratings.