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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,508 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,508
Reviews: 1,039
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 415
Gots: 984 | 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 arash1000
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

KHM, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of nate1806
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

nate1806, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of sideshowrob
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at GABF back in October. From multiple sources, all on draft.

Its been a few years since Ive had Pliney the Younger, but that was the last beer I can remember that had such an aggressive nose-full of wonderful hop aroma. From a foot away you can smell fresh pine tree in a glass.

The taste is equally epic. We had this alongside Pliney the Younger (wonderful things happen at GABF). I know its an unfair comparison, but wow was EB over-the top in hops and piney mouth feel by comparison. Just a huge beer for hopheads.

Nice appearance. Superb beer. Wish i had one right now.

sideshowrob, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Duff27, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Steve212
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Steve212, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of indybearsfan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

indybearsfan, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Docrock
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - nice golden color with a clean white thick head with good retention, nice amount of lacing.

S - obvious pine and grapefruit aroma, yeast is indetectable. hops more noticeable than malt or alcohol, but it is not overpowering.

T - tastes just like it smells, abundant hops with hints of tropical fruit and pine. Malt more present on the tongue as it balances out the hops. Nice lingering bitterness on the finish.

M - medium body, carbonation is just right, minimal warmth from alcohol.

O - a very solid beer, good example for the style, would like this to be more readily available.

Docrock, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of stealth
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

stealth, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ChrisKuhns, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Iowacraft
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Iowacraft, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of BibsBrewing
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BibsBrewing, Dec 24, 2012
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
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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

PatrickGossett, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

c_patton, Dec 21, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,508 ratings.