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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

7,542 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,542
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 419
Gots: 1,000 | 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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Photo of buckyp
5/5  rDev +12.9%

buckyp, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kwjd, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4/20/13 There was a time when the date of this one would have been the most awesome thing. I guess I'm getting old...

Appearance. Pours a rich but clear gold with a finger of white head. Decent lace, but nothing spectacular.

Smell. Beautiful pine and lucious tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, limes and grapefruit. There's some toasty grainy malt backing it up, but this smells like it brings the goods in the west coast style hop department.

Taste. Big juicy hops again. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, oranges, pine sap, spicy hops, grassy hops, and some nice toasted grainy malt backing it up ...but not too much. The full range of hop flavours is here and not in a overdone sort of way. Nice bitterness in the finish as well and very fresh tasting, as expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A pretty awesome IPA. If you like hops and lots of 'em, this beer doesn't disappoint.

Rutager, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Davepoolesque, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -9.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Falcone
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Falcone, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/1/13 enjoyed on tap the Old Toad in Rochester, NY, about 3 weeks before the enjoy by cutoff. Served in a snifter.

Pours like a great IPA should- a honey-colored hazy orange. One inch head off-white head, significant sticky lacing all the way down the glass.

The smell and tastes are relatively the same here- juicy, succulent fruit flavors intermixed with dank, herbal hop tones. Some piney bitterness doesn't overtake the tropical and citrus tones given off by the heavy-handed use of hops. Fruits noticed include grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Very bright flavors.

Medium bodied, very dry, well carbonated.

Stone's best hoppy beer, in my opinion.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 5.17.13 edition thoroughly enjoyed on 5/3/13. (Also got some 10/25/13 with another great experience). Pours golden with a fluffy one finger head and perfect clarity. Beautiful aroma of floral grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, grass, wow. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is grassy pine and sweet citurs. Lighter flavor and mouthfeel than I expect from a top double, but incredibly easy drinking and makes this even better than I expected. Nice beer for sure, and so fresh!

BMMillsy, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

hollywood_15063, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Tasty Beverage

04.01.13

Clear gold with a slender, bubbly white head. Smells hoppy! Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, and a tangerine sweetness. A subtle hint of rubber. The flavor is oily, pulpy citrus, ripe fruit, and dry, resinous pine with a pale malt sweetness buried underneath. Definitely bitter, but smooth and not hampered by booziness, which allowed me to suck down my ten ounces pretty quickly. I love the idea and hope they send some more in the direction of NC sometime soon. Very good!

05.17.13 (Bottle)

Very juicy, spicy hop aroma with some sticky pine sap and a subtle biscuit note. Super citrusy hop bomb flavor. Fructose sweetness and some resin. Light on carbonation, dry, and warming deep down.

wedge, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of jpd7374
5/5  rDev +12.9%

jpd7374, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

trxxpaxxs, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from vissai in a recent box. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
04.01.2013
Review is from notes kids...

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with good retention. Perfectly clear gamboge orange, though more amber when held to the light, with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leavs some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel on the nose. Floral elements with some melon and a touch of caramel. Really bold and heavy on the citrus and grapefruit quality. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Lots of pine, grapefruit, lemon and citrus flavors for sure. Floral and piney bitterness at the swallow with a big but dry finish of bitter citrus and floral hops, pine and a touch of caramel sweetness. The hops are great and it's very flavorful, though I'd appreciate a slightly bigger malt profile as balance. Still very enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. Good feel.

OVERALL: Another good IPA from Stone. This is a fun series and I ask myself whether any of the collectors are putting together verticals of this bad boy. I would like to see a little more malt presence here so as to add another dimension to the beer, but the hop profile is quite lovely as the centerpiece anyways. High quality and would gladly drink again. Cheers vissai.

Jeffo, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of beerpadawan
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a lively light gold; the head is just off-white and has a few big bubbles bursting. I get a big, juicy aroma from 10-12 inches away. The head settles within a minute or two to a light covering, and after a few sips to a light ring, leaving the beer looking a bit too quiet, or too much like apple juice.

I smell grapefruit, green apple, mango, pineapple; subtle floral, sweet, and spice notes. Definitely mango and tropical fruit.

Mild carbonation, very smooth feel in the mouth, medium body with lingering tingle of bitterness. The hops flavor is not as intensely fruity as it is on the nose; rather more spice and green flavors emerge with the bitterness. The beer has marvelous balance and perfect harmony of flavors. A nice peak of malty sweetness crests just as the hop bitterness begins to settle in, and they both exit smoothly and slowly, allowing each sip to be fully enjoyed for a full, happy moment.

beerpadawan, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

VeganUndead, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear light orange, some carbonation, two finger head with near perfect lacing.

S-Hop bomb, mix of grass/dirt with citrus and grapefruit.

T-Incredible balance. Hop flavors of grass mesh well with the citrus notes and ends with good bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated with hop resins.

O-A wonder DIPA, great balance with nice bitterness.

rlee1390, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of barczar
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Resiny, dank hops were evident in the aroma before I got close enough to pour.

Aggressive pour yields a clear golden copper color with a 2 inch cream head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Lime, onion, and resin form the initial aroma. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, cannabis, and pine add complexity. Tangerines and fresh cut grass round things out. Hints of bready malt are subtle.

Bready, fairly sweet caramel malt forms the flavor backbone. Resin, grapefruit pith, tangerines, lime, and onion finish fairly piney and bitter. There's a minty character that surfaces in the aftertaste.

Body is on the full side, with moderate carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Huge hop complexity, with flavorful malt profile that is just a bit too sweet.

barczar, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32.3%

brez8791, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jheezee
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jheezee, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -9.7%

JamLand, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Morey
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Morey, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 5 (04.01.13)

Beer is golden in colour with a fair-sized white head. Pretty good retention, very good lace.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruit scents in the nose. Grapefruit, passionfruit, papaya, a hint of pineapple. Sticky.

Beer tastes like an amped-up Stone IPA. Hop focused with a strong citrus flavour. Grapefruit, orange and some tropical fruit flavours: passionfruit sticks out, but there is plenty happening. Finish is a bit spicy and piney, some white pepper. Malt is very low- beer seems to be all hops, with a minimal malt presence. Very nice.

Medium to full bodied, oily, strongly carbonated. A fair bit of alcohol heat.

Overall, really good. Glad I got to try this one.

jrenihan, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

markgugs, Apr 13, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,542 ratings.