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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

8,772 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,772
Reviews: 1,254
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 566
Gots: 1,712 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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2/5  rDev -54.9%

Photo of miga
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of liamt07
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kshizzle101
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 4/12/2013, enjoyed on 4/25/2013, poured into 12oz pint

A - hazy orange with a 1 inch slightly off white head. good retention, thick lacing

S - hop bomb! some pine, grapefruit, and a little citrus. slight malty backbone. perfection in a smell

T - taste follows the smell, amazing

M - thick, sticky, great carb

Overall - buy this, drink it, enjoy it. A MUST have for hop enthusiasts

Photo of gr0g
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy By 5/17, bottled on 4/12.

Fairly conventional-looking IPA at first, with a pale amber color and high clarity. A big, fluffy head forms, and the head retention is excellent. Pretty epic lace formation, too. Super-fresh aroma, with an awesome fruit presence through notes of tangerine, mango, and passion fruit. To a lesser extent, there's some grapefruit, and to an even lesser extent some grass and pine.

As expected, the flavor is immensely hop forward. While dry overall, there's just about the perfect amount of malt sweetness to stand up to the bitterness. Just a very slight flash of alcohol heat on the finish. Big grapefruit and resin presence. Oily and also a bit sticky on the palate, with the carbonation having a soft touch.

A truly outstanding DIPA, head and shoulders above Ruination. Stone reasserts their cred when it comes to IPAs.

Photo of nquigley16
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 05.17.13 -- Poured from a bomber into a sam adams perfect pint. Bottled on 4/12/13.

Pours a light gold, with hints of copper. Bone white head which goes away pretty quickly. A nice looking DIPA. Candied lemons, sour fruits, fresh grass, a little orange, and even some maltiness are all coming through on the nose. My nose was a little stuffed up while drinking this unfortunately so I wasn't getting as much aroma as I would have liked. Taste is very balanced for such a strong and fresh-hoppy DIPA. Really nice hop profile, lots of IBU's but it's balanced very nicely by a pretty solid malt backbone. The maltiness really compliments the hops and makes this beer more than just another extreme over the top hop bomb: the hop profile is pretty intense and great, but it's balanced nicely, which I like. The 9.4% alcohol is nowhere to be found in the aroma or the taste which is great but dangerous. I don't doubt I will be feeling that by the end of this bomber.

Overall an awesome beer. Super fresh and super delicious. My only "complaint" (not really a complaint just a comment) is that for a beer that advertises itself as super fresh and hoppy, it could be a bit more of a hop bomb. Compared to something like heady, the hop profile is not that insane. Still and amazing beer though.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bnes09
4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous lemon-orange color brew with exceptional clarity and a few, tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Solid finger and a half of egg-white head retreats to a thin film which remains for the rest of the drink and leaves behind small spots on the glass.

Bright, brilliant, fresh and unparalleled aroma. Lemon and orange zest, grapefruit, pine needles, juicy mango, ripe tropical fruits, honey and fresh cut grass.

The flavor delivers what it promises. This is by far the freshest IPA I have ever tasted. I love how the malt character is subtle with white and rye bread tones. This allows the hop flavors to come through full force with lemon rind, grapefruit, pine, and mild detergent. Leaf, oil and resin bitterness battle against a midwestern IPA tropical sweetness of mangos and tangerines. Absolutely perfect balance for a beer of this strength and complexity.

Mouthfeel: again, flawless! Perfect medium body, lighter than most DIPA's and this adds to the flavor. Oily at first then dry from middle to end. Crisp, dry finish leaves your palate begging for more. Perfectly carbonated.

This is more than a beer; it is a work of art. Such aggressive flavors yet such perfect balance and light, crisp, refreshing feel. I could drink this all day if it wasn't 9.4% abv. I love the combination of Midwest and West coast hop flavors. I also love the fresh IPA concept and if the name hadn't caught my eye, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Well-done.

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Abbbp
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone's good, good for you, good to the last drop. I didn't realize but apparently the r Enjoy by series makes its varying appearance in different states at different times of the year, and that explains why it took a couple months for me to get my hands on one after the 12.21.12 which made its appearance at Beermageddon 2013.

To be honest I'm glad I didn't try it, not only would it have been old, but the 4.1.13 that I got a hold of was fantastic. I had mine in mid-march (sorry for the late review, but I'm getting the 5.18.13 Enjoy by via N'awlins soon so I wanted to compare my notes), and I felt like I should have worked up a good sweat before trying this thirst quenching IPA.

The appearance was a transparent amber haze, and the smell was pure hops- very forest like. The taste was good like I said refreshing, tingling the taste buds wanting more. The mouthfeel did have an odd but refining quality, but the after taste was lingering one that wouldn't go away even after popcorn. All and all, decent, get it if you can, I'd give it a 93/100

Photo of OddNotion
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Resuin
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 05.17.13 being enjoyed on 4/24/13. Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Pours a light amber/gold and leaves a pretty smell white head - less than one finger. Extremely transparent beer.

Smell: Very strong pine as well as some earthy notes and hints of citrus. Definitely on the stronger side for a DIPA.

Taste: Strong pine and other earthy notes, this one's all hops. Notes of citrus can be found as well as some tobacco, and light grassy flavors. Finishes with more bitter pine as well as some alcohol.

Mouth-feel: Low level of carbonation, light to medium body with a bit of a syrupy texture but pretty light.

Overall: A solid Double IPA, emphasis on the double. The hops explode with flavor and this is definitely not a session ale - this one packs a punch. For hop lovers, this is a must try.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of jimmah120
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. freshness is apparant with this one.

look is a light golden yellow-orange, clear, with a wonderful pillowey head. smell is piney, musty, "green" smelling, with a kick of citrus at the end. malt and grain taste musty, with a honey-like sweetness. hops are a little flat - crushingly bitter musty pine, with a lemon pledge kick.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,772 ratings.