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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

8,276 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,276
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 471
Gots: 1,330 | FT: 17
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 jlazerus
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of, if not my favorite double IPA right now.

Photo of AbiWeise
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazzzzing IPA perfectly Citrussy and the hops are not malty at all which I prefer

Photo of Cobrito
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Stone has its many lovers and many haters. The haters complain about Stone's hubristic promotional language, failing to realize that it is largely self-parody. The balance nazis also hate Stone's aggressively hoppy brews, even though IPAs are supposed to be hop forward by definition.

So yeah I am generally more on the Stone lover side, and the Enjoy By series is one of the main reasons why. This 12.26.14 version is one of the best:

Appearance: Very nice golden color that catches the light nicely but then is actually pretty cloudy. Gorgeous. Head very nice and a bit thicker than, say, Ruination's.

Smell: Apricot, tangerine, with slightly dank grassy mossy aromas. Palisade hops? Citra? Outstanding and half the fun of these fresh brews.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty precisely, with an unobtrusive but clearly present malt foundation. Personally I find this to be very well balanced, with just the right touch of fruity hops, skunky hops, and malts.

Feel: Drinks incredibly well and smoothly without much hint of the 9.4 ABV.

Overall: Fantastic beer, and a must try for anyone who likes hops that impart flavors like apricot, tangerine, and tropical fruits along with just a touch of vegetal dankness. Awesome.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. Bottle best consumed before Boxing Day. No obstacles there. Dark yellow amber with a finger and a half of creamy, slightly frothy off-white head. On the light side visually speaking. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, mango, passion fruit), tangerine, lemon, and peaches, with a subtle pine undercurrent. There is more pine on the palate (along with a decent blast of booze), with the nose skewing fruitier, although I am still getting copious quantities of tropical nectar and peach. Very light malts, just a tinge of toffee. Comes off as well-attenuated, with little to conceal the generous hop bill. Somewhat woody and herbal on the back end but lacks the potent green notes one can get in less refined fresh hop ales. Less body than expected for such a "big" beer, dare I say on the light side, with just the right amount of mid-range fizz. I am temped to deem this Go To IPA's big brother, although that comparison does not quite capture the nuances. Suffice to say, this is a powerful brew yet somehow sophisticated in its lack of coarse bitter notes or green off-flavors. Nothing but tropical muskiness, citrus rind, and pleasant floral alcohols to nourish the beer geek soul.

Photo of lccrunchy
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd43
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 16/12/14 still 10 days until its boxing day due date

A clear golden yellow liquid, a little lighter then expected, lots of little bubbles feed a well sustained two finger foam that slowly falls coating the side of my glass with random lace

S big tropical nose on this one, pineapple, guava, mango, peaches, tangerine, lemon, and a little passion fruit, smells massive, a hint of pine, hard toffee and booze but its a total hop runaway

T more pine, lots of lemon rind and the booze comes out a little more, still very tasty stuff but it just doesn't quite keep up to what the nose was offering

M lighter side of medium, creams up nicely, bitter and gritty with just a little heat going down, pine and lemon linger

O solid DIPA start to finish but the nose was a little ahead of the other departments, booze popping up here and there is my only complaint and its a minor one

I can't complain that I bought this in Alberta but selling it here might be a slight challenge with the ten day window before its "BB" date

Photo of RedTarmac
3.76/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muted hops in the nose and on the palate. Decent brew

Photo of Southerndiscomfort
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great fuckin brew. Top notch.

Photo of mreaber09
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 44leaves
3.96/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of Srqb
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of MattR2014
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ohniel
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Zbotelho
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of wafers
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ARico77
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Ohiolager
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of vizzionman
4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Kraj30
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 8,276 ratings.