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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,281 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,281
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 394
Gots: 888 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Drtfinelli, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

InspectorBob, Nov 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Third Batch: Enjoy By 12.21.12. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear bright gold with half a finger of off-white foam that dissipates quickly. A few spots of lacing left behind.

Aroma is beautiful, juicy, resinous pine and tropical citrus. Lots of floral hints as well as a bit of onion and garlic. Malt backing seems lighter and drier than a typical Stone beer. A hint of alcohol.

Flavor delievers the juicy hops no doubt, although there's a little more sweet malt than I was expecting from the nose. Very well balanced. Bitterness has a rounded sharpness and lingers on for days in the aftertaste. A decent amount of alcohol sneaks through in the aftertaste as well.

Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Overall dry. Right on for the DIPA style.

This beer stands on it's own, but it's certainly as close to a RR style IPA that I've tasted from Stone. Great stuff.

brotherloco, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of 395er
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone Enjoy by 12-21-12 poured from a growler into a Duvel tulip

Color is a rich amber, with crystal clarity. Lacing leaves intricate rings and trails that cling and hold. Smell is powerful dank resiny pine. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp. Taste is really something. Big citrus, with a slight sweet-but-not-DIPA-syrup finish. Dangerously drinkable at 9.4%. A new favorite. I hope they continue to release it.

395er, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of sprucetip
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at RIBCO in Rock Island, Illinois

Very clear, pale golden, average head, not much retention, decent lacing.

Resinous, oniony/cat pee, citrus, pine, and very faint malt presence. Smells fresh and gooey, but the onion and cat pee are unattractive attributes.

Citrus, pine, medium bitterness, and some malty sweetness poking through on the back end in a balancing role.

Good carbonation, medium body, with a drying and bitter finish.

The grain bill leaves a pretty clean slate upon which the hops can and do shine bright. To me it would be better if they had used some other hop varieties that don't impart the onion and cat piss. Still a pretty damned good dipa.

sprucetip, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ortie, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of allengarvin
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into one of my half-liter german mugs, this is a bright amber-gold beer with a thick creamy head atop it. The nose offers very pine-resiny hops, in great abundance in fact. The taste: it's fair to call it a hop bomb, with massive grassy, piney flavor hops, and a fairly goodly amount of straight bittering hops. Some sweetness comes through, but the body is surprisingly light given the strength. The finish, bracingly dry.

Good beer. Though I'd have soon had one half its strength that I could get in a six back and down in abundance.

allengarvin, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

acurtis, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

warnerry, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Pinche_Oso, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mabmab67, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of server222
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

server222, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Bejam813bucs
1/5  rDev -77.4%

Bejam813bucs, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SandyPants, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the brewery that celebrates everything arrogant and brash, this might be their boldest move yet! As many breweries avoid bottle dating, in fear of turning consumers away, Stone Brewing Company embraces it. In fact, the design of this "devastatingly" fresh IPA has only a 35 day window of consumption. Not that the beer won't be fantastic after that, but the supreme freshness of this beer captures all of those volatile hop compounds that are fast fleeting in even reasonably fresh examples. By the way, if you have an adverse reaction to the word "fresh" you may want to avoid the following review:

As with most IPA, the deep golden hues hinge on light amber and quickly shakes loose its arid, cottony white head. With the substantial hop oils, the beer retains a persistent foam stance and laces the glass sticky as the beer falls.

Simcoe, citra, motueka, amarillo, super galena, delta, cascade... Oh, my! With seven examples of American hops at their disposal, the aromas cover the gamout of all things IPA: citrus, tropical fruit, acidic, herbal, candied, dank, catty, spicy, stemmy, pine, resinous. The mere scent of the beer makes the tongue sweat.

...and the flavors carry over from there. The upstart of thin honey and caramel is short before being pile-driven into the glass by the hoppy onslaught to come. A variety of grapefruit pulp and skins have an arsenal behind them that start with zesty tangerine, lemon, apricot, mango, and pineapple for a citrusy and tropical tag-team. As the beer tramples the middle palate, the fruit turns dry and the grassy notes of lemograss, freshly muddled lawn grass, cannabis, and earthy-catty notes emerge in the most sticky of tastes. Finishing with the bitter taste of pine resins and chlorophyll, the beer simply throws the malt present to the wayside and dries the palate and gullet to the bone.

Medium-light in body (yes, light(ish) for an imperial ale), because the malts are a shaddow of sweetness that merely gives the hops a candied impression and little else. Instead, the hops dry the beer from the early palate to the aftertaste with complete dominance. The textures are warm and fleeting and never waiver or water. There's the creamy powderyness from hops that saturate the soft tissues of the mouth with no appologies.

This IPA showcases all of the character of hops like few can. What starts as pungent aromas bridge seamlessly into subtle fruit taste, then to spicy earthy notes, and then as sharp resinous bitterness late. The beer is simply a show unto itself and is a must try for anyone who dares to call themselves HopHeads.

BEERchitect, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hopmarc, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

brystmar, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip
Enjoy by 12.21.12
drank on 11.26.21

A- This beer pours a clear bright copper body with a thin white film of bubbles that last a bit. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The full fragrant aroma of cat pee hops is followed by some pineapple weed hops aromas. It is bright and full in the nose.

T- The green pungent woody herbal hops has some green pine resin flavor and a dry fruit cocktail hops flavor that starts to come through. There is a sweet malt flavor that is cut short by a nice dark green pungent hop bitterness in the finish that lingers. There is only a very gentle note of bitterness that lingers in the after taste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a cleaning fizz finish and no real alcohol heat is noticed.

O- The big hop flavors have a nice complexity and good depth. I'm not a fan of cat pee hops but it subsides as other flavors/aromas outshine it. Very good at hiding the alcohol as this is very smooth to drink.

rhoadsrage, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

cycoduck, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. This beer is crystal clear, dull rust bronze color. It has a big foamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. There are sporadic bubbles that make their way up the glass.

S. Extremely hoppy scent. A bit of weed. Cascade hops?

T. Very interesting flavor. It is a fruity IPA. It has a solid hop taste. There's a grape taste and a caramel sweetness. Perhaps the fruity taste is more of a citrus, as the aftertaste would indicate.

M. It has a medium body and a smooth carbonated feel to it.

O. Absolutely wonderful, complex flavor. Balanced and tamed...doesn't go over the top...which works perfect.

Recently had the 9.13.13: Also fantastic double IPA with a wonderful grassy taste and caramel hops.

Amalak, Nov 27, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.21.12
Bottled 11.16.12, exactly 10 days old

Poured from a bomber to a pub style 16 oz glass

A- Amber, 1/2" bubbly off white head

S- Intensely floral, dank, earthy, spicey, as it warms i also get citrus, mango, & apple cider

T- Follows the nose, plus grapefruit bitterness, caramel bready malts, and slit alcohol twang

M- Oily, low carbonation, pleasing alcohol heat

O- I'm loving this brew! There's so much going on here and as it warms, i'm offered more and more aromas and flavors. Fresh out of the fridge, i'm adorned by floral, dank, earthy, spicy, hops. The taste is much the same with an added bonus of grapefruit bitterness and a slit alcohol twang that melds nicely. As it warms, citrus, fruit, and sweet malts become more apparent. Citrus and mango show up to the party with sweet bready malts as their entourage. All this comes together with an alcohol twang that melds perfectly with the rest of the flavors and leaves a tingling feeling at the back of the throat, spiciness lingers on my lips long after it's gone. If i had to compare it to anything i would say Drake's Aroma Coma. Both show light on a new evolution of west coast IPA's. A glorious future is yet to come.

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

iowacraft01, Nov 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

jbertsch, Nov 27, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,281 ratings.