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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,261 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,261
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 392
Gots: 884 | 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 SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev -9.7%

My 800th review! "End of the World" batch 12.21.12. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours a frothy, 2 finger white head with excellent retention. Beer is a clear orange-goldenrod. Lacing is thick, layered and stringy with great cling. Phenomenal in every aspect.

Nose is intense citrus, pine with a sappy hop presence and some cane sugar to finish things off. Nice and clean.

Opens citrus, pine, cane sugar and a light hoppiness. A slight astringency at the start that mellows into some sap hop bitterness. Middle is more citrus and grapefruit with a bitter finish and a hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Really balanced.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Lively but smooth in the mouth and warm and aggressive going down. Finish is slightly messy with a lingering aftertaste. Hides the ABV exceptionally well.

This is just a very well crafted, all-around solid IIPA. Great look, clean nose, balanced flavor profile and an excellent feel. I'm glad I got the chance to try this one.

SpeedwayJim, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%

A bottle into a pint glass and than some.

Enjoy by IPA looks pretty clean inside the bottle, no sediment. Once outside the liquid is an olympic gold medal color with much clarity. Surprisingly with a stealth pour I only mustered about a quarter inch of frothy foam up top that dissipated and left no cling, a rather lifeless looking beer. Enjoy by has a healthy musk to it. I get swarmed with citrus scents and some bitter pine backing. A nice malty backbone as well, the alcohol does not seep through. Smells more on the tropic fruit side with some bubblegum coming up with room temp. Taste is what you would expect with a IIPA, rich tropic fruit flavor, mango, orange, grapefruit, a smidgin of pine, a nice crystal malt presence. This tastes more like juice as it comes up to room temp. Not as bitter as most stone IPA'S go. Body is a healthy medium with a pleasant bitterness, but more of a juicy finish, No heat from the 9 plus percent. Carbonation is surprisingly low from the get go, so perhaps I had an off bottle. This was drinkable, but something that i have had a hundred times over in different forms.

BARFLYB, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ryanpj, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -9.7%

bsuedekum, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, enjoy by 12.21.12 version. This pours a clear golden orange color with a small short lived white head. The smells are mostly pine and some alcohol, lighter than expected. The feel is medium, with a mouth coating resin. The taste is pretty good, plenty of hop bitterness, some floral hops, some caramel, good tasting stuff.

DavidST, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

injuredreserve, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

22oz bottle dated 11/16/12, Enjoy by 12/21/12.

Pours sparkling clear coppery gold with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat with torn sheets of lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with mild hints of pear, peach, pine, cracked garlic, and grapefruit. Dank and fruity but not very pungent. Surprisingly subdued for such a freshie.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Bright citrus, pine, and light malt start the palate. Very low, smooth bitterness and dry with plenty of dank resin and pine-spiked fruit.

Finishes with lingering garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Slighty warming with hop aromas visiting again after each belch.

Tasty IPA and I'd be very happy to be able to drink this on a regular basis. The nose is a bit lacking though given the freshness and pedigree of the beer and compared with other freshies that I've had out of So Cal.
Pretty awesome though that I'm able to enjoy this beer just inside of two weeks old when I've never even been able to try a local bottled beer that fresh!

brewandbbq, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Treebs
3.8/5  rDev -14.2%

22 oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip glass. Enjoy by 12-21-12, batch 3.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber color with a one finger of height pure white head forming on the pour. It dissipates to a frothy collar that leaves some sticky lace behind.

S: Some grapefruit, orange and lemon peel citrus. Sweet malts and just a touch of green onion in the periphery.

T: More green onion up front, but it doesn't hinder the overall flavor profile. Sweet malts, some citrus zest and sticky grapefruit. As the beer warms it definitely takes on more of a sauteed vidalia onion taste to it.

M: Clean and crisp with a light medium to light body. Medium carbonation level.

O: It was better when it was colder, but as it warmed the onion-like qualities became more pronounced. The alcohol was really hidden though and I would have guessed it was 7% or so.

Treebs, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BJasny, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of cmannes
4/5  rDev -9.7%

cmannes, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Massbmx, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mbs11, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

WoodburyMN, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of LonghornBrewer
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

LonghornBrewer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of RWNay
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

RWNay, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Davepoolesque, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Skye1024, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Jpin86
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Jpin86, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of jenlovesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jenlovesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SFC21, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BTHU, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%

Bomber poured into a tulip
Enjoy by 12-21-12
Enojyed on 11-28-12

A- Pours cristal clear golden orange/yellow. A one finger of a white head. Slight alcohol legs.

S- Holy hops! A massive citrus. Pineapple and lime and pinecone like you cant believe. All extenuated by a slightly sweet malt backbone.

T- A sharp bitterness up front that fades quickly to a semisweet malt backbone. Hop flavors take over and dominate the beer. A ton of citrus notes, Pineapple, lemon, lime, grapefruit, papaya. A strong pinecone flavor. Not much of a malt backbone, this beer is hop forward obviously. Although this beer isn't thick or bold flavored, the alcohol presence is hidden quite well.

M- A lighter body for 9.4. Not as bitter as other stone IPA's. Easy drinking and slightly warming.

O- This beer is genius! It shows off the potential of fresh beers. A unique flavor, especially unique to bottles. Get some!

TwelveOunces, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.83/5  rDev -13.5%

12.21.12
Thanks for the hookup Brian.
Pours a crystal clear medium amber color with a decent sized white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Citrus and pine fill the air as soon as I pop the cap on this one. Upon closer inspection my nostrils are delighted by hints of bread and caramel that have been devastated by an onslaught of hoppy goodness. Pepper and green onions mixed with grapefruit pine and resin round out the nose nicely. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I imagined based on the smell. Solid shot of caramel sweetness up front followed by a hint of alcohol and a smattering of pine citrus and onion. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Very nice IPA, but I found the body a bit thicker than I normally expect and a hint more sweetness than I prefer.

johnnnniee, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Rfunk
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%

Have had several of these in 22oz bottles then served in tulips. First and foremost it was most similar to Pliny the Elder. I sensed a lot of Cascade and Simcoe hops, with most of the aroma coming obviously from the Cascade. The beer is way hoppy and has a touch of sweet midway through, and finishes crisp. A great drink overall.

Rfunk, Nov 28, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,261 ratings.