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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

6,497 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,497
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 327
Gots: 665 | 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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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
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Northtexan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 21:45:03 | More by Northtexan
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-06-2014 20:44:13 | More by Rborre321
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BSchnab

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-06-2014 18:53:58 | More by BSchnab
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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-06-2014 17:17:14 | More by rowbow
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -32.3%

06-06-2014 06:50:47 | More by DrunkenMonk
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buddha5050

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 04:06:17 | More by buddha5050
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HawkeyePA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 02:49:15 | More by HawkeyePA
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dkboston

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 01:10:10 | More by dkboston
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thecarter3rd

California

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

Bought a six pack of 5.16.14 Enjoy by IPA from a local Bevmo and made a beeline home to crack them open.

Look: An absolutely beautiful beer, the color is 24k liquid gold with a crystal clear, glimmering clarity and thick, creamy white head that leaves an afterparty of white confetti lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell: It's an IPA! Aromas of crackers, toasted corn, and sweet malt desperately try to escape the delightfully oppressive superpower bouquet of grapefruit, pine, and cannabis. Truly one of the best IPAs I've had the pleasure of holding to this nose.

Taste: Sweet baby jesus, this was an amazing IPA. This beer is definitely best for the hop lovers out there as it is less than gentle with the hop bitterness (according to the girlfriend) though it still manages to be extremely balanced and drinkable. This bottle is Christmas in Hawaii in beer form. Tastes like a tropical Christmas tree with the usual DIPA citrus-pine smell characterized by grapefruit and tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, huge body, lengthy finish, what else do you want me to say? It feels as good as it tastes, and it tastes great. It manages to be creamy and refreshing at the same time.

Overall: How have I never had this beer before? I'm a hop head that lives walking distance from Stone Brewery and am ashamed to say I skipped over this beer for almost a year before finally deciding to try a bottle. This is without a doubt the best double IPA I've had and is sure to please any that consider themselves hop heads. STOP READING AND GO GET SOME

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 00:07:10 | More by thecarter3rd
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-05-2014 21:12:57 | More by BcOneSeven
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Jlabs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-05-2014 20:15:26 | More by Jlabs
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tedgelee

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-05-2014 19:32:00 | More by tedgelee
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dradair

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-05-2014 18:24:28 | More by dradair
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RossFortier

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-05-2014 18:19:55 | More by RossFortier
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,497 ratings.