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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,260 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,260
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 392
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 FUNKPhD
3.5/5  rDev -21%

FUNKPhD, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.38/5  rDev -23.7%

Stone Enjoy By 12.21.12 Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a golden color that is easily seen through. No head to speak of. Very slight lacing.

S: Lemon citrus and pine, very similar to Pliny smell. Very strong pine.

T: Very clean and crisp IPA. Nothing special IMO, I prefer a east coast IPA style and this is very clearly West Coast style.

M: Medium body, sweet, no carbonation.

O: Very clean crisp IPA, but I wont be buying it again. Very lemon/pine strong taste. If I was a big fan of the West Coast clean crisp style I would enjoy this beer more.

CommanderOfAwesome, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -9.7%

litheum94, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

MacsBeerMaster, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Horbar, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of homebrewhawk
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%

12-21-12 version. 22 oz. bottle served in a Duvel Tulip. Pours a brilliant gold with a finger of white head. Very fragrant hop aroma. Lots of citrus, esp. pineapple. Also a fair amount of caramel malt in the aroma. Not as bitter as the aroma would suggest. Lighter side of medium bodied. Not a lot of malt backbone, but this is about hops. Drying hop bitterness in finish. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV. Great way to highlight the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they are fresh.

homebrewhawk, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of durlta
5/5  rDev +12.9%

durlta, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Granahan57, Nov 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

kaelingirl, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%

My bottle of this states enjoy by 12-21-12 (tasted on 11-24-12). Interesting marketing in this regard--absolutely in your face about when the beer will start to fade. In Boston, my favorite store had only two cases available. Both were kept in back for the "regulars". Good idea to produce just enough for us beer geeks.

Solid three finger head that settles slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a neutral gold color.

Strong evergreen aroma with a bit of citrus; some white pepper...all from hops! I cannot detect any smells from the malts. Still, this is inviting.

Starts with a mild pale malt flavor. This is completely gone once I swallow--a complete hop bomb with an expected never-ending aftertaste. If you love your beer very bitter, you'll love this one. The body is relatively weak when compared to other DIPAs. The high carbonation adds to this effect.

smcolw, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Thirstygoat, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

denimdemon, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

vcoggins, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of vic21234
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. This is the third batch, Enjoy By 12-21-12. Bottled on date of 11-16-12. I was unable to find the first batch around here a few months back, but was happy to see tons of this third batch around.

A- Pours a light golden color. This beer is very clear, and leaves about a half finger worth of white colored head. Some lacing along the sides of the glass is visible.

S- A nice aromatic beer. Lots of mango, grapefruit, orange, and pine hops on the smell.

T- This one is tasty. The hops shine through in the taste as expected. Pine dominates in the hop taste over anything else. Some citrus is in there too but not nearly as notable as the pine.

M- Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter, dry finish. This beer does not drink like 9.4%ABV, a very easy drinker.

Another great IPA by Stone. It's up there with Ruination and Ruination 10th as one of my favorite IPAs from them.

vic21234, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from the bottle (Enjoy by 12.21.12) a bright, clear, and deep gold with one finger of white head. Bits of lacing left behind.

Bright clean aroma of pineapple, resinous pine, mango and a hint of eucalyptus.

The taste was more fresh-cut grass than pine with a juicy bite of fresh grapefruit. Finished clean with a medicinal/eucalyptus note. The 9% alcohol was well hidden.

Medium bodied and crisp with a fairly sharp carbonation.

Ahhhh....a hoppy beer that constantly reminds you when to enjoy it best. Very tasty to say the least.

Monkeyknife, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

dubdrop, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SDG1070, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -9.7%

This is the Enjoy By 12-21-12 version.

The beer pours a clear yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange with some resin and a bit of pineapple thrown in. The flavor is similar. The orange and pineapple notes really come through nicely, adding a nice juicy flavor. There is also some biscuit malt to keep the bitterness from being too high. The alcohol is also a bit noticeable but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JonBarley, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Johnnyramirez
4.43/5  rDev 0%

12/21/12 bottle served in a Samuel Smith tulip pint glass.

A - pours a nice dark amber color with a nice off white head. Retained the head for a bit with some minimal lacing. Just based off appearance it was tempting

S - grapefruits, pine, marijuana. Smell was stronger than a normal IPA but wasn't as strong as Stone's Ruination. Subdued but still strong if that makes sense.

T - FRESH!! Grapefruit, Pine, dry marijuana, hint of pineapple, then a nice malt middle before finishing bitter but not destroying my palate.

M - coats the mouth nicely. Not too thin, not too sticky. Just resinous enough.

O - I loved it. I wish it was a year round release. I haven't drank the other 2 releases but this is easily one of my top 5 beers. My family doesn't drink craft beer and usually hates what I drink but my brother took a sip of mine and enjoyed this. Definitely buy a few bottles or trade for them.

Johnnyramirez, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

Enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Pours a very clear medium amber with a bit of red in there. Big foamy light tan head. Fades at a moderate pace, leaving behind decent foamy traces of lacing. Good retention.

S: Lots of pine and tropical fruit. Loaded with a garlicky, oniony, Summit-like aroma. Touch of resin.

T: Grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit up front. A bit of sweet caramel in the middle and then turns into a strong garlic/onion taste along with a wave of bitterness. Carries into the aftertaste along with a very long and lingering resinous hoppy taste.

M: Fairly full bodied, slick hop oils coat the mouth almost unlike any beer I've had. Tastes like pure garlic coating everything.

O: Pretty good DIPA but that garlic/onion overpowers the whole beer and really unbalances it. Extremely hoppy in general though it's not super bitter, just a nice strong and pleasant wave right after the middle of the taste. Tasty and drinkable enough to warrant a 4.5 here but not in the taste category.

Dope, Nov 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

TexasZach, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

InfernoBoss, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Psyko
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz Bottle
Served in a Stone 14th Anniversary Pint Glass

A: This beer surprisingly lighter in color than anticipated. My memory might be slipping but this beer seems lighter than the 9/21/12 (first) batch. Nice 1-2 finger head with some lacing. No apparent alcohol legs from this 9.4% ABV beer.

S: A strong pine scent with some grapefruit aromas are the main scent components of the beer. There is no booze aroma present.

T: Right up front there are big sticky flavors of pine with grapefruit and some tropical fruit flavors mid palate. There is a nice malty backbone that plays well with the hops. There is a nice lingering bitterness for the finish. This is a really good DIPA.

M: This beer has a sticky sweet mouthfeel. The effervescence does a good job cutting the sweetness down, leaving you the craving for the next swig.

O: Of the two versions I have had (9/21/12 and 12/21/12) this one is the better of the two. If you like big West Coast DIPA’s I would say find (or trade for) it. Recommended.

Psyko, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Heretic42, Nov 24, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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