Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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world-class

8,333 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,333
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 476
Gots: 1,365 | FT: 17
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 Buff0910
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of katan
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.20 version

A - Pours a very clear golden color. Light white head formation, gone quickly. Little lacing.

S - lightly resinous, not overly overt hop aroma. Has the diesel fuel scent which I normally associate with simcoe.

T - Starts off lightly hoppy, a little bit dank and earthy. Turns more strong, pine, resin, and evil those super dank diesel fuels. Finishes with more of those hefty hops, almost balanced but certainly bitter.

M - Moderate body and a stronger carbonation, light and frothy. Oily and tongue grabbing texture from the hops. No alcohol warmth.

O/D - A very worthy beer. Hides its strong nature very well. Certainly accentuates the fresh hops. Not sure it brings out anything new for me however.

Photo of Focusf111
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of iannutter
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just brought a bottle home of the 04.20.13 batch from work tonight; even better this time than the last batch I had last year.

Poured a brilliantly white head that after several minutes faded to a think solid layer but with good lacing.

The smell on this batch seems to be a little less piney/resiny and more subtly fruity. Very pleasant.

The taste is certainly pinier than the smell lets on and lets you know again its a double IPA you're drinking.

The mouthfeel is very smooth.

Overall, this a great double, but as they stress on the bottle, it's always best the sooner you drink it.

Prost!

Photo of lordofstarside
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20. Bomber to a snifter, really high expectations

Pours a deep gold, perfect balance between yellow and orange with a finger of foam that has some impressive retention. Beautiful transparency and very little carbonation. Nice sticky lacing, five minutes now and almost all the head is still there. I can't find any faults with it

Aroma of strong hops with a powerful grapefruit back bone. Lemon and lime zest pick through along with a nice earthy pine and some grass. Malts are well disguised yet present, sweet bread along with a touch of caramel. A little bit of alcohol comes through on the finish, everything comes together pretty well

Taste- follows the nose well, straight forward hop bomb with a strong grapefruit along with other citrus esters, lime really coming through for me. The malts through in the middle, sweeter than I was expecting but balancing the bitterness well. The end leaves a nice after taste of alcohol and citrus

The feel is pretty good also, very crisp and even with a solid medium body. There's some heat on the way down, as is expected at 9.4% and a week old which is pleasantly warming. Very dry and sticky finish, everything hold up with the rest of the beer

Overall this stuff wasn't quite what I was expecting, but pretty good anyway, as are all of Stone's brews. Working in shipping, I can appreciate the logistics of the beers concept, but wouldn't advise ordering one for 10$ (and then $20 for shipping) online like I did. I'm not sure it will ever come to my region, so I'll probably have to start trading if I want another, in which case I'd recommend it. Really glad I finally got to try this

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Turst3Since1987
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the stone company store in Pasadena Ca

Gold, bright orange in appearance.

The nose is strong over the top pine and citrus.

I am reviewing the 4-1-13 batch and I have to say its the best so far, much more balanced out then previous ones, this time around it was scary how smooth it was. Mango, peach, citrus, 30 minutes later I was still tasting it in the back of my mouth.

Medium body but extremely smooth

Overall it seems that every batch just gets better and better I have not gotten my hands on the latest 4-20-13 batch but I have one bottle of the 4-1-13 batch that I'm saving for the day before the enjoy by date to really wait to the last minute to see how much it changes. If u haven't had it yet what are u waiting for? Amazing!

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mikeborglum
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured in a pint glass (OH NO!) Crystal clear bright amber. Large, white, fluffy head and outstanding lacing. Could not ask for more.

Very strong nice bright spruce and orange peel aroma.

All the citrus flavor you would expect and some sweet malt accenting the dry finish.

Medium body, slightly oily.

An outstanding beer and what I expect from Stone!

Photo of Megahertz
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone Enjoy Bt 04.20.13 IPA, 22oz into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Crystal clear bright amber. Large, white, fluffy head. Carbonation working very will with the glass etch. Excellent lacing. Could not ask for more.

S - VERY bright spruce and orange peel. Surprisingly refined, high strength. Wow.

T - A caramel-focused, clean american ale with refreshing hop sweetness and flavor accenting the dry finish.

M - Medium body, slightly oily.

O - An excellent beer, and a worthy experiment by Stone.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,333 ratings.