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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,711 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,711
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 350
Gots: 734 | FT: 10
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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Steve_Gonz

California

4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Living by one of Stone's tap houses makes for very fresh Stone. The pour was crystal clear with a nice 1 inch head. Lacing was awesome as it stuck to the beer glass all the way down. Has a distinct piney flavor and scent. Overall an excellent brew, I drink it every time it's available.

Serving type: growler

06-08-2014 15:18:42 | More by Steve_Gonz
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LanePerson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-08-2014 11:41:22 | More by LanePerson
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Joshmistake

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-08-2014 05:40:16 | More by Joshmistake
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 05:25:53 | More by Cory_Brown
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-08-2014 04:40:24 | More by amano_h
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JulioH

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

How do you even rate this beer? It continuously changes, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.

Pours a nice yellow beer. Nice head, tall and foamy. Smell varies depending on release, but mostly strong and hoppy. Taste is the same, bitter, strong, hoppy. Mouth feel is good, light beer. I can drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 04:38:16 | More by JulioH
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 03:39:08 | More by astronautjones
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IBUQT

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 03:19:32 | More by IBUQT
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-08-2014 02:26:31 | More by Mlarz2100
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 02:13:34 | More by JandJMD
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Jmamay22

New York

3.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 07.04.14

My first enjoy by beer from Stone.

Beer pours a brilliantly clear amber with a full, frothy inch and a half of ecru colored foam. Beautiful sticky lacing as I empty my glass.

The scent is absolutely fresh. Smells like sniffing a fresh bag of hops from hop union on brew day. Hops consist of pine, grapefruit and a wonderful dank earthiness. Very hop forward in the nose.

The taste begins with a smooth citrus flavor and fades towards a caramel sweetness. Any sweetness is brief and gives way to a very bitter citrus finish. The taste lacks the layers of complexity found in the nose.

The beer is medium bodied and an appropriate level of carbonation. The high level of alcohol is well hidden.

Overall an enjoyable beer. I think I enjoy the concept and push for fresh beer more than the beer itself. That said, it is very good, yet not something I would hord or seek out.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 00:53:35 | More by Jmamay22
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -21%

06-08-2014 00:37:51 | More by leinie13
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allenm8

Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-08-2014 00:03:34 | More by allenm8
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Mad Mex (07.04.14)

Appearance: Orange golden color with a frothy one finger light beige head. Phenomenal lacing

Smell: Bright tropical fruits, light citrus, pine, slight onion; Very dank. My nose picked up the aromas from an arms length away and my brothers from across the table! The most aromatic IPA I've ever smelled

Taste: Once again, super dank. The tropical fruits hit you upfront, then comes the hop resin, pine, and light citrus.. along with a undertone of malt sweetness that balances it all out that fades into a pleasant aftertaste that lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Smooth yet enough bitterness that lets you know its an IPA. Goes down extremely well for a beer pushing 10% abv

Overall: I have yet to try PtE, the "big" three Vermont beers, or some other highly rated IPAs/IIPAs, but this is certainly the best representation of the style I've had thus far. Stone beers tend to be past their prime by the time they get to my area, where the hops fade, leaving a malt and onion mess. But with this, I know each batch will be fresh. At just over a week since bottling, this is one of the freshest bottles I've ever had, and it shows. Enormous vibrant hop presence that I enjoy in an IPA without being too aggressive. We have a real winner here! Worth the $9 (with tax) price tag for a guaranteed fresh bomber of this quality brew. Can't recommend this one enough, and absolutely worth the hype. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:53:47 | More by Bone53
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lulubrewer

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Enjoy by 7-04-14 tasted on 6-7-14. So very fresh.
I really hate the smell. Smells like gruyere crust to me. I have had the same problem with several stone beers. Since so many love their beers I think that it is simply some kind of reaction with my palate. I don't get the fruity smell lots talk about. The taste is no as bad, but still taste like gruyere to me.
I had the same problem with the go to IPA (not as much though), ruination (more than with the "go to ipa"), the Gotterdammerung.
Must be something wrong with my palate (some reaction to the type of hops they use), so don't judge the beer by my review.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:39:12 | More by lulubrewer
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Spiral517

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 23:21:03 | More by Spiral517
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy By 07.04.14 (Bottled on 05.30.14 and consumed on 6.21.14) into a 16oz Libbey Munique elongated tulip glass.

A- Poured an ever-so-slight hazy golden with a solid 1+ finger worth of a creamy, white head...as it is consumed, the lacing is really attractive. (5.0)

S- Sweet citrus and tropical fruit medley bounces from the glass: tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, mango, papaya, and melon . The onion/garlic complexity (which was quite pungent in the last batch) is hardly detectable. (5.0)

T- Sweet malt hits first followed by healthy dose of tropical fruits found in the nose. The finish is a dual assault of citrus rind followed by an undercurrent of a resiny pine quality...classic Stone finish. (4.75)

M- Carbonation is just enough to create a nice head and open the palate to get those flavors to infiltrate the palate to create an exceptional experience. (4.75)

O- Kudos to Stone delivering this beer into the market as distant as VT within 1 week of its bottling. That is an immense testament to their commitment, enthusiasm and influence in the market to prove their point. I have now tasted various iterations of this beer at 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months and post 90 days...although it is a delicious offering at any time, I am now a convert of enjoying this as fresh as possible since the tropical fruit notes sing the loudest and blend the best with the herbal notes. Time will accentuate the garlic/onion qualities that are only muted as a young beer. (5.0)

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 22:48:39 | More by threeviews
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loboD113

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -21%

06-07-2014 21:43:33 | More by loboD113
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BdubbelEdubbelRUN

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-07-2014 16:21:23 | More by BdubbelEdubbelRUN
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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-07-2014 15:45:45 | More by BlackNotesIII
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strangebrew321

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 06:08:37 | More by strangebrew321
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putonyourwalkingshoes

California

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

Bottle date enjoy 7.04. I have to say I always look forward to these offerings because they are different everytime and I am rarely disappointed.

A: nice resinated foam legs for days. Otherwise a clear amber gold much like the insect from Jurassic park. Good retention in carbonation.

S: peaches galore much different this time around. No spiciness which is good and bad depending what you are into. Nice citrus profile. I want this in an air freshener.

T: Once again those peaches with lingering pineapple at the end. Almost tart. This enjoy by is much different than the others. Oddly remind me of Le terrior in a good way. Nice woody character. Resinated finish without powerful hop burn.

M: holds real well considering the alcohol content. Again this is a different batch. Clean. Easy drinking. A great beer to advance someone who kind of likes ipas.

Overall: bravo stone. I always look forward to these. At first I thought this beer was lacking to its predecessors but as it opened up it became a clean citrus bomb.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 04:07:59 | More by putonyourwalkingshoes
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Captnlhook

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-07-2014 03:15:22 | More by Captnlhook
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 22:56:35 | More by thetimhortonsman
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Cheesecole

Colorado

3/5  rDev -32.3%

06-06-2014 22:35:40 | More by Cheesecole
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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