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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

8,761 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,761
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 563
Gots: 1,704 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of zrbeer1579
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch Enjoy By 5.17.13

Appearance: A nice growing light orange with a little gold thrown in. A one and half finger white head that dissipated fairly quick.

Aroma: Mango, pine, and some citrus. Very slight floral.

Taste: Mango, tangerine, pine, grapefruit, slight orange, and a little mint at the end. Plenty of sweetness. A little caramel is detected. Very light breadiness. Bitterness is actually soft and barely lingers. A nice balance between the two. Surprisingly clean.

Mouthfeel: Good full feel. Goes down very smooth. Feels a little sticky.

Overall: A good Imperial IPA. I look forward to when it come out again. Since I missed out last time and now finally got a bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of take_it_sleazy
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 05.17.13 batch. Poured this puppy into a Good Nature snifter.

A: pretty standard, yet still beautiful, DIPA color. Light amber with a hazy, sunburst orange look to it... like jimmy page's les paul.

S: sweet hoppy goodness. Pretty mild, yet sweet smelling IPA. I get a piney, resiny smell with this one. Maybe a minuscule sense of citrus in there.

T: wow this DIPA does not mess around. Right out of the gate a strong taste of citrus and pine, with the hops reasonably present throughout. As a fan of east coast DIPAs, there is always more room for hops in my book, but this will do just fine. Nothing too boozy upfront, just an insanely clean beer for a 9.4.

M: beer really shines here. Pretty full, but nothing overwhelmingly carbonated. Goes down smooth ad definitely lingers on the tounge for awhile. Stickiness isn't too profound, but it's there.

O: absolutely happy with Stone with this one. A very drinkable and enjoyable DIPA, especially on a warm spring day. Nothing too unique compared to heady or Lawson's (i know, I know...) but would absolutely recommend to a fan of sticky, citrusy DIPAs.

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2/5  rDev -54.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kshizzle101
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 4/12/2013, enjoyed on 4/25/2013, poured into 12oz pint

A - hazy orange with a 1 inch slightly off white head. good retention, thick lacing

S - hop bomb! some pine, grapefruit, and a little citrus. slight malty backbone. perfection in a smell

T - taste follows the smell, amazing

M - thick, sticky, great carb

Overall - buy this, drink it, enjoy it. A MUST have for hop enthusiasts

Photo of gr0g
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy By 5/17, bottled on 4/12.

Fairly conventional-looking IPA at first, with a pale amber color and high clarity. A big, fluffy head forms, and the head retention is excellent. Pretty epic lace formation, too. Super-fresh aroma, with an awesome fruit presence through notes of tangerine, mango, and passion fruit. To a lesser extent, there's some grapefruit, and to an even lesser extent some grass and pine.

As expected, the flavor is immensely hop forward. While dry overall, there's just about the perfect amount of malt sweetness to stand up to the bitterness. Just a very slight flash of alcohol heat on the finish. Big grapefruit and resin presence. Oily and also a bit sticky on the palate, with the carbonation having a soft touch.

A truly outstanding DIPA, head and shoulders above Ruination. Stone reasserts their cred when it comes to IPAs.

Photo of nquigley16
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 05.17.13 -- Poured from a bomber into a sam adams perfect pint. Bottled on 4/12/13.

Pours a light gold, with hints of copper. Bone white head which goes away pretty quickly. A nice looking DIPA. Candied lemons, sour fruits, fresh grass, a little orange, and even some maltiness are all coming through on the nose. My nose was a little stuffed up while drinking this unfortunately so I wasn't getting as much aroma as I would have liked. Taste is very balanced for such a strong and fresh-hoppy DIPA. Really nice hop profile, lots of IBU's but it's balanced very nicely by a pretty solid malt backbone. The maltiness really compliments the hops and makes this beer more than just another extreme over the top hop bomb: the hop profile is pretty intense and great, but it's balanced nicely, which I like. The 9.4% alcohol is nowhere to be found in the aroma or the taste which is great but dangerous. I don't doubt I will be feeling that by the end of this bomber.

Overall an awesome beer. Super fresh and super delicious. My only "complaint" (not really a complaint just a comment) is that for a beer that advertises itself as super fresh and hoppy, it could be a bit more of a hop bomb. Compared to something like heady, the hop profile is not that insane. Still and amazing beer though.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bnes09
4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous lemon-orange color brew with exceptional clarity and a few, tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Solid finger and a half of egg-white head retreats to a thin film which remains for the rest of the drink and leaves behind small spots on the glass.

Bright, brilliant, fresh and unparalleled aroma. Lemon and orange zest, grapefruit, pine needles, juicy mango, ripe tropical fruits, honey and fresh cut grass.

The flavor delivers what it promises. This is by far the freshest IPA I have ever tasted. I love how the malt character is subtle with white and rye bread tones. This allows the hop flavors to come through full force with lemon rind, grapefruit, pine, and mild detergent. Leaf, oil and resin bitterness battle against a midwestern IPA tropical sweetness of mangos and tangerines. Absolutely perfect balance for a beer of this strength and complexity.

Mouthfeel: again, flawless! Perfect medium body, lighter than most DIPA's and this adds to the flavor. Oily at first then dry from middle to end. Crisp, dry finish leaves your palate begging for more. Perfectly carbonated.

This is more than a beer; it is a work of art. Such aggressive flavors yet such perfect balance and light, crisp, refreshing feel. I could drink this all day if it wasn't 9.4% abv. I love the combination of Midwest and West coast hop flavors. I also love the fresh IPA concept and if the name hadn't caught my eye, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Well-done.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,761 ratings.