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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,508 Ratings
THE BROS
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 Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Gonzoillini, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of jayp82
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jayp82, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/21/12

Pours clear gold with a moderate foamy white head. Decent retention and lacing down the glass is solid.

Super dank aroma. Tons of pine and grapefruit with a little orange rind and some tropical fruits peeking in from time to time. Almost smell a little rye like spiciness although I don't think i tcontains any. Malt side smells like fresh baked bread and a little honey.

This one is potent in the hop department as most Stone beer are. Grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits up front. Malt profile is a bit doughy with some honey or molasses sweetness although still very much on the bitter side. Finishes with a huge dose of pine. I would've preferred a little more complexity in the finish as the profile lowered drinkability a bit, but still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is solid. On the light side of medium with appropriate carbonation. A little above the sweet spot ABV wise for a DIPA so alcohol is slightly present.

Very solid beer. Not sure it's all that much different than Ruination, but glad to see the freshness date stamped on the label and from a marketing angle, I love this beer. Taste is good if not excellent, but at only $5.49 a bomber, very good value.

jmarsh123, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

atoulouk, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of langchops
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

langchops, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of PSU79
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PSU79, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

tdmccarthy, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of reyna311
5/5  rDev +12.9%

reyna311, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of mrsandman35
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mrsandman35, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JohnBender, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quick break in the middle of dead week at school: time for a big, badass beer. Fortunately, Stone specializes in everything big and badass.

Still have about three weeks left: “Enjoy By 12.21.12” is emblazoned right on the front of the bottle. I love the crusade for fresh beer, and this idea, especially – no way this beer will ever be picked up past its prime.

A: Superb: brilliantly translucent gold body with a foamy white head three fingers high. Retention is smooth and frothy; ropes of lacing all around.

S: Dank as hell: taut pine and spicy pepper with some notes of crisp citrus rind and juicy pineapple emanate as soon as I open the bottle. Strong and uplifting, this is one of the best hop aromas I can imagine. The malt character seems solid, as well, balancing the hops with sweet scents of pie crust, cherry, nougat, and honey.

T: A sharp, darkly bitter flavor is propelled across the palate to start, stinging with spicy rye and pepper, pine needles, and chili powder – a deep, lasting hoppiness that reminds you not of citrus, but of something richer. As it dries the palate, a soothing malt profile of soft white bread, cracker, and caramel mixes in to give the beer a chewy, rounded palate. And there’s a floral note to it all, too, herbal and almost soapy with tastes of lavender, tangerine, rose water, and sage; lofty notes of complexity. The aftertaste is, surprisingly, only a moderately dry, lemony hoppiness, still showing sweet, smooth malts.

M: Solid malt + just the right amount of drying hops = a rich, full-bodied DIPA. Hop bitterness dries in a light way for such a hoppy beer.

O: This beer represents a lot in the fresh beer campaign, and even with that going for it, it still rocks. It reminded me of Ruination at nearly every sip, but hey – who said greatness had to be totally original? This is great beer.

BarryMFBurton, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

IrishGermanAmerican, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerHunter76, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

enjoy by 12/21/12 because if i dont the bottle will blow up right? thought about not drinking this till after the enjoy by date to be a prick but i needed a beer now.

Faded golden hue with a big sticky white head. Pungent west coast ipa nose, grapefruit, prominent sweet citrus fruit, and pine. Got a faint underlying tobacco smell as well with very faint sweet malts.

Tastes like an amped up stone ipa with a slicker body, more alcohol, more tannins, and less acidity. This beer is good but nowhere near out of the ordinary with the so called "freshness" not playing a role to me, i've had plenty of brews that taste as fresh as this one well beyond the maturity of this brew. I think the high ratings of this beer really come from the marketing that stone did. On the distribution and retail end of things, stone doesn't do much in the way of out coded beer for the consumer so I guess this is their way of moving through beer quicker without complaints. If this enjoy by series ever gets stale i'm sure stone will never really come personally pull them off the shelves and eat the costs.

jtierney89, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of BeerBum
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

BeerBum, Dec 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -77.4%

JaysusJr, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hophead717, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into tasters - 12.21.12 version - thanks alex/cj

Pours a clear golden color with a thinner white head. Fades out fairly quickly into some bubbled film and spotty lacing on the glass.

Vibrant and pungent hoppy presence in the nose, driven by bitter grapefruit and resinous pine. Faint sweetness from caramel and fruit with a faint notion of a malt backbone. Light alcoholic punch.

Crushing bitter hoppiness right up front with an absolute avalanche of grapefruit and sticky pine. The hops dominate the profile from nearly top to bottom, only momentarily allowing for a brief notion of toasted grain/caramel malted backbone. Finishes bitter and dry with grapefruit followed by a boozy warmth.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and sticky on the tongue. Stone makes some really tasty West coast style IPAs, but this one is easily the most expressive and flavorful without going completely off the rails. I'd drink this regularly if possible.

xnicknj, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These bottles all explode horrifically at midnight on their expiry date, Silver Shamrock style.

Not being a fan of having my face devoured by lasers and then eaten by worms, I took the smart route and decided to crack this fucker open right away.

Smells like a fresh, strong IPA with big nodes of flowers and pines. Tastes equally fresh and hoppily strong, but the flavor is tame and a near total lack of burn belays its elevated ABV. Lots of double IPAs attempt to back up intense hops with thick, syrupy malt. Other, better doubles balance out the hops with sweeter malts and interesting yeast complexities. Here, the hops don't get too out of hand, but they're still lush and variegated enough to balance themselves, making it so all the malt needs to do is provide a decent bready backend. and that's what this one does, gorgeously.

mynie, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

msondel, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Picodegallo87, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.

A - Poured out a crystal clear, golden orange color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin, sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of orange, fresh cut grass, pine and caramel. Great nose!

T - It tasted of pine, orange, grasses and sweet caramel. There was a nice burnt toast maltiness in the background.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is a fantastic beer. Yea, end of the world!

zeff80, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Orange
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Orange, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Jasoncpace, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.21.12 enjoyed on 12.03.12
Poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Nice gold with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and very low carbonation.

Nose
This smells ridiculously good! Pineapple juice, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon juice and candy sugar.

Taste
Luckily all that tropical fruit is still accounted for. Pineapple juice, papaya and mango along with lemon juice and navel orange. A touch of booze quickly follows. Candy sugars and a thin layer of drizzle caramel. A light breadiness. It gets a little more resinous towards the finish with pine sap and florals as well as some grapefruit zest and tangerine.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, juicy, warming, crisp, dry and surprisingly clean.

Overall
This is easily one of the best Stone beers that I've had. Definitely better than the Ruination 10th Anniversary. Leaps and bounds beyond Lukcy 13asardt. Very tropical and balanced. This does not shred your taste buds like all that other garbage that they put out. Some booze is apparent but it's worth it. Seek this one out.

justintcoons, Dec 03, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,508 ratings.