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

8,297 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,297
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 473
Gots: 1,348 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Re-reviewing this yet again because now I am now drinking batch # 7 on 4/20/13. I figured since the hop is a cousin of the cannabis, a very fresh IPA was a very appropriate beer for me to enjoy on 4/20/13. Poured into my Stone Arrogant Bastard pint glass, this batch of this beer poured a clear medium golden color, certainly much clearer than the other 2 batches of this beer that I have had the pleasure to drink. Initially with lots of little bubbles rising up to the surface of the beer and a white head about an inch thick initially when poured that settled pretty quickly to a nice medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with some swirls of foam here and there covering the beer's surface. Decent lace, but I do also notice that the head retention and lace aren't as good with my serving of batch # 7 as they were with the other 2 batches of this beer that I've drank. Crisp aromas of piney and citrus hops and some nice floral notes as well. Has the nice aforementioned and very fresh piney and citrus resinous hops along with a nice slightly toasted caramel malt flavor. Also has hints of brown sugar, mango, and honey. Very nice and a bit of a different flavor profile from the other 2 batches of this beer that I drank. Has a somewhat crisp and smooth, chewy, somewhat oily, medium to full bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation. This one really coats the inside of the mouth nicely and doesn't leave any time soon. Very drinkable for a 9.4% ABV beer. Excellent!

Below is my second review of this beer written on 4/13/2013 for batch # 5

ST bottle A-4 S-4.5 T-4.75 MF- 4.5 O-4.75

Re-reviewing this because I am drinking batch # 5. So, even though I did not enjoy this bottle of this batch of Enjoy By by the enjoy by date of 4/01/2013 and am drinking it 12 days late, I think I am still in for an awesome beer drinking experience here Poured out of a bomber into my snifter, this beer pours a clear, but slightly cloudy/hazy, deep medium golden color with a slight copper hue when held up to the light. has a white head about 1 1/4 inch thick when poured that settles fairly quickly to a nice thick white ring lining the inside of my glass with a nice big swirl of foam that covers most of the beer's surface. Decent lacing. Aromas of citrus grapefruit, apricot, earthy hop bitterness, perhaps a hint of pineapple, rounded out with some malty caramel sweetness. Flavors of citrus grapefruit and apricot, earthy hop bitterness, and the hint of pineapple that is all rounded with with some slightly toasted, biscuity caramel malt undertones. Has a very crisp, yet somehow still somewhat smooth and even slightly creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Not the easiest beer to drink per say, but easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be!

Below is my initial review written on 10/31/2013 for batch # 2 of Enjoy By 11/09/12

ST: bottle A-4 S-4.5 T-4.5 MF-4.5 O-4.5

Poured into my tulip glass out of the bomber. This beer pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a white head that is about 2/3 inch thick when first poured. Surprisingly clear and light in color for a double IPA and for a beer from Stone. Head settles pretty quickly to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with spotty little clusters of foam dotting the surface of the beer and a decent amount of lace lining the inside of the glass. I wish it had had better head retention. Aromas of potent piney, citrus, grapefruit hops along with touches of mango. Very nice! Has a nice citrus, piney, somewhat earthy hop bitterness upfront that gives way to some nice toasted caramel sweetness. Not as upfront with the hop bitterness as a lot of Stone's other beers are. This beer is incredibly smooth for a beer with 9.4 % ABV. Has a slightly crisp, smooth, and somewhat prickly, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink for a 9.4% ABV beer. An excellent beer and I hope to somehow drink this again somehow!

Eric

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4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

batch 7 thanks to the Coppermine Pub

eyes...
super nice and clean white head, sticky as hell bubbles cling like an ex, dark straw and crystal clear, just a trace of bubbles floating up, the head fades out pretty quickly, nothing much to look at...

nose...
hop cone. (period)
jeezus, pine sol bomb
flash bang of alpha almost to the point of acrid-ity, the malts exist but man are they fighting for air, you can also pick up a touch of the alcohol, really nice hop nose but sort of one note-ish

taste etc...
incredibly full mouthfeel, coats the tongue, all the mishaps in the nose are not problems here, this drinks really smooth but yet does remind you at the end that the ABV is right there, the bitterness is nice but not killing my taste buds, subtle carbonation with the weight really just makes this too damn silky, I really am reminded of when I first tried Ruination but this is much smoother but just as deadly, this really has a backbone to support the ABV and ridiculous use of hops, this keeps drawing you back in.

verdict?
sometimes beers are reputations only, this shows some really nice maturity in craft, there is some ways to go to a perfect brew... but man alive just the drinking phase of this one is damn skippy.. meaning? don't pass this one up, stone could by all means just sit on their ass, but they don't, and I respect that. They keep coming up to bat.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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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 phishsihq
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazingly fresh, Stone Enjoy By 4-20-13 pours a beautiful honey-golden color with a touch of amber in there as well. An inch or so of white head caps the brew, and it slowly dissipates while leaving a ton of sticky lacing. Hops aromas burst from the glass. Citrus, pine resin, and freshly mowed grass provide a dominate hop presence in the nose, with just a touch of burnt toast providing any malty hints. Fruity citrus flavors, as well as caramel malt sweetness open up on the palate as floral hop flavors, and a bit of pine resin pull through the finish. The sweet malt flavors provide excellent balance. This amazingly fresh and tasty brew is medium in both body and carbonation. The next batch out is 5-17-13, get your hands on this amazing Imperial IPA!!

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4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly this showed up in my little rural burg. Thanks to Stone for throwing a bone to the little guys.
Batch #7
Really pleasant fresh hop aroma with no sense of any harshness at all. Reasonable complex hop character-sweet fresh fruit is most forward and quite nice.
Brilliantly clear and not very dark for style. Solid gold. Dense rather white head not quite making an inch on a full bottle pour.
A bit of excess shows in the flavor. Fortunately it mingles with other more pleasing flavors. Bitterness especially in the long finish. The complexity of the hop flavors a little harder to identify in the taste (little more of a mash of hop flavors , and while this is clearly a hop forward drink the pale malt foundation will be recognized.
Slightly lighter body than most in this style, but it's not an issue. Helps with drinkability. A nice smooth drink with carbonation that enhances the experience. Some warmth in the gut, but this drinks lighter than the alcohol would indicate.
This one, for me, is better than the sum of the parts. Not a "well blow me down" experience, but a very enjoyable beer. I really like the decreased intensity and it crosses into a complex big beer that drinks nicely.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Enjoy By 09-13-13: My second tasting of this fantastic DIPA . Great hoppy, pine aroma, balance and you can truly taste the freshness. The alcohol is a bit high, but to me, the bottle is just the right amount for personal consumption. But, the price went up at our local wine store... I hope it's not going to get more expensive so I can hord a bunch of these without breaking my bank.

Enjoy By 05-17-13: What a nice IPA, crisp, perfect for a Spring day evening. Not technical, but just a note to say I enjoyed the beer. I'm surprised to find it in the local wine store, but they had a couple of cases that came in yesterday (unannounced, of course), so I grabbed a case and will finish it by the date. High ABV, so my score may be skewed.

Photo of gunpwdr
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is for the 05/17/13 edition.

Nose: Pine resin front and center is joined by a burnt resin streak, with everything else taking a distant backseat. The rest of the balance goes to hints of brown sugar, orange peel, and honey. Palate: No surprise that pine resin dominates the attack but is also joined by bitter citrus and a hint of malty sweetness. Malt and bread notes form the mid-palate. Pine resin and bitter grapefruit linger on the finish.

Some 30 minutes after the initial pour, the added warmth has given the nose some sticky sweetness. At the outset, this DIPA was quite jagged and the pine resin quite pronounced. With some warmth, sweetness is more evident and things are more balanced overall. This really is quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of timc100
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/17/13

A: Perfectly clear gold/amber with a foamy white head.

S: Cleanses-the-senses fresh - crisp, clean pine and sweet grapefruit. With a good swirl a pungent, musty pink grapefruit astringency arrises. There are some spicy floral notes

T: Incredibly drinkable . Crisp bitterness up front, in the middle of the mouth a tropical fruit burst, finishes dry. There is notable orange juice and mango that carries through as well as fresh pine.

P: Fits the other aspects of the beer perfectly. Outrageously drinkable

O: Another great batch - a fantastic beer

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,297 ratings.