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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

8,919 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,919
Reviews: 1,297
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 586
Gots: 1,826 | 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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Ratings: 8,919 | Reviews: 1,297
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 04.01.13

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear light gold with just a tiny white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Just a few chunks of lacing cling to the sides of the glass.

The aroma has a very pungent, almost oniony thing going on combined with some pine sap and a touch of tropical fruit. No malt to speak of as it is all hops here and they prove to be very mouth watering.

Lots of orange and pine in the flavor with just a touch of butterscotch. More earth and sap coming in towards the middle along with some tartness. There is a brief sweetness that appears but is then quickly ushered away by an extreme drying bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat silky but then finishes very dry which is impressive for a beer of this strength. Alcohol is completely hidden making this dangerously drinkable.

Overall, another great IIPA from stone. I love the drinkablity and the unique hop combination of this brew and am really glad I picked it up.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mntlover
3.53/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale clear orange color with lots of bubbles sticking to my glass. Nice fluffy off white head that falls to a ring with some nice lace.

Aroma is bright citrus, pine fresh hops. Not much malts. Overall not what i would expect from Stone descent but not mind blowing.

Taste is like the aroma not much malts noticed just bright hops fruity mango, tobacco notes with pine resin notes in the finish. whole thing seems light for Stone even hops are not over the top body even seems light, would of never guessed this one was more then 6%.

Mouthfeel is light for a double IPA carbonation is light side.

Overall not bad just not as good as I was expecting.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. This is the third batch, enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Light golden color with tinges of orange. Great clarity. Creamy white head holds fast at a height of about two inches. Thin webs of lacing decorate the glass as the beer is consumed.

S: Christ this is one aromatic beer. The scent of it hits you as soon as the cap is popped. Kiwi, melon, passion fruit, bright citrus notes of pithy tangerine and clementine. Broken pine needles and a slight pine resin, faint mint. Malt base of dough and biscuit underneath all the hops.

T: Broken pine needles, resin, and hop oils on the attack. Tangerine, pithy white grapefruit, lemon rind, mango. Bitterness is firm and even up front, but grows on the mid palate and into the finish, ending with a strong oily, resiny bite. Slight tropical esters and a well-hidden touch of peppery alcohol almost go unnoticed. Doughy malt base dries toward the finish into tastes of biscuit and a pleasant graininess. Finishes with a strong, bitter wallop of oily, resiny, planty hops that lingers on the palate for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and very smooth with a moderate prickling carbonation that lifts it and makes it feel deceptively light and airy on the palate.

O: Much praise goes out to Stone for this one. It's a great concept, and quite genius really: market an IPA solely on its freshness date. Making the "Enjoy By" date glaringly obvious not only ensures that the consumer gets the freshest possible beer off the shelf, but it also goads them into drinking it within that freshness date. Everyone gets the optimal drinking experience, and brewery and consumer alike are happy. The execution of this concept was no easy task either, but Stone seems to be handling it very well. Brewing different batches for different regions of the country and staggering the release dates seems to be the only logical way to go about it. Even a larger craft brewery like Stone has its limitations when it comes to brewing capacity, distribution, etc. Everything seems to be going off without a hitch though. I have yet to hear a complaint stemming from any of the previous releases. Of course all of this goes out the window if the beer itself sucks, but suck this beer does not. In fact, to top it all off, this may be the best new DIPA I've had all year. It's incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor, and it drinks like a dream. I didn't believe that it was 9.4% abv until I felt it. I'm calling in a favor and getting a ride from someone when I find this on tap.

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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4.01.13. Served in tulip glass

A- pours a bright sunshine-like golden color, slightly hazy with two-finger white foamy head with good retention, reduces to a thin layer that seems to last forever, leaves a ring if lace

S- citrus-grapefruit-like hops, freshly cut grass with a bit of pine, some pineapple & pear, and a lemon flavored cookie sweetness, quite complex

T- right away I taste the grassiness that I picked up from the nose, definitely the freshest grassy flavor that I've had. Some tropical guava & pineapple, a bit peppery in the finish with some nutty malt and a hop resin linger.

M- medium bodied with medium carbonation, lively-yet-creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, just a bit of alcohol warmth but you'd never guess it was almost 10% ABV.

O- definitely one of the fresher hop flavors I've had, quite fitting for this beer. All hops take center stage, just a bit of nutty malt noticeable. Pleasing finish with a refreshing, lingering grassy bitterness. Very solid DIPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Very few bubbles coming up from the bottom with minimal head and lacing. It is a very clear amber bronze.

S: The smell on this is a true citrus bomb, with main notes of grapefruit and pineapple. It smells like the aerosolized spray that you get when you open up any citrus fruit with your bare hands. There is a slight backend note of pine to smooth things out.

T: Everything about this is even and balanced. You get steady waves of citrus and pine that balance and enhance each other like sine waves in sync. The aftertaste is about the same as how it tastes regularly, with the pine notes just slightly edging the rest out but I think that is because of the tendency for the stickiness of the resin oils to stick about (only my quick beer science hypothesis). Oddly, though I seem to like it a bit cooler as it seems to mellow out as it warms, but still is a top-notch IPA even then.

M: One of the smoothest IPAs I have tasted. It had less carbonation than the Dayman, and it flows nicely with almost no obstruction from carbonation, but you can feel it faintly tickling your tongue and that is about it.

O: I've had this before on tap (the 4/1/13). It is an excellent DIPA, but I think I prefer it on tap. I actually shared a little less of half of this one for a friend's birthday. This beer really is just as I remember it, but that first time on tap seems to be a bit better. However, that could have been anything: a few days fresher, the physics of being on tap, the company/atmosphere, and even the nostalgia of it being my first time having it. I will say that this is one killer IPA that deserves its status, and is only like this because of the mandated freshness. It reminds me a lot of Burley Oak's Aboriginal Gangster, which is just a super local IPA that is always really fresh.

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 (enjoyed on 03.21.13)

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

This is an extremely pretty beer. Pours a clear, rich golden with a coppery tint, beautiful head that fades slowly and appears to be sheeting the sides of the glass, lots of continuous carbonation action. Smell is fresh, grassy, clean, honeysuckle and flowers, citrus.

Taste is sweet, bready up front with a deep bitter backbone, pine and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel is thick, slightly chewy, slightly sticky, but not cloying. I might call it creamy. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

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Stone Enjoy by 04.20.14 (enjoyed on 03.29.14)
It is still an excellent beer. Better than I remember, but comparable to the original review.

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Stone Enjoy by 07.04.14 (enjoyed on 06.22.14)
I might give this a 5 for aroma. But, it's not so heady or pretty.

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Stone Enjoy By 12.26.14 (enjoyed on 12.05.14, bottled on 11/13/14)
Heady again, beautiful aroma again. More of a resinous texture that I hadn't noted before.

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Enjoy By 02.14.15 (enjoyed on 01.25.15)
Not such a big head, but quite pretty. Again with the big beautiful aroma. Not so resinous. Maybe a bit too sweet this time.

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Enjoy By 03.14.15 (enjoyed on 03.05.15)
Too cold today, need to tone down the fridge. Big pretty head anyway. Smell is muted (but I'm blaming temperature). Still delicious. Fruity. Resinous.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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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%

Photo of Damian
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt.6fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Third batch - 12.21.12
Bottled on 11.16.12
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured an exceedingly crystal clear, orangey-amber color and was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, bright white head. I cannot remember the last time I saw a beer of this style so thoroughly filtered. The head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply one of the best I have ever encountered in a double IPA. Super pungent, dank and resiny. Off the hook weed-like. Bright and floral. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of overripe nectaries, peaches and mango. This was truly a joy to smell.

The flavor profile was outstanding as well. It was super hoppy but lacked the bitterness and astringency found in similar examples. Amazingly well balanced. A touch of bready, pale malts appeared on the front end. Intense tropical fruit notes later took over. Peaches, nectaries and pineapple came through strong. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The finish was crisp and only moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit rind. For a 9.6% ABV beer, the alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. A touch thinner then expected. The liquid contained a fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Stone's IPAs can be a bit too dry, pithy and bitter for my palate, but this beer was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously drinkable. All in all, Enjoy By IPA was one of the best double IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This beer is so dank, hoppy and fruity that it left me begging for more. I would love to see Stone transition this into a regular offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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