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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,254 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,254
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 391
Gots: 881 | 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 vrbulldog22
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

vrbulldog22, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Eighty
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Eighty, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of JVan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JVan, May 13, 2013
Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sloelco, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

millelacsmark, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%

Enjoy by 04.01.13 poured into DFH IPA glass

A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Grapefruit, floral, pine, some wet grass.

T- Pine, grapefruit, resin, floral notes, bitterness lingers in a good way, well balance, just enough malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body, good carbonation.

O- A well done DIPA that showcase why you should drink IPAs as fresh as possible. I would probably pick this up again.

larryi86, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Erik-P, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Beer4Baltimore, May 15, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

Enjoy By 09.13.13... bottled on 8/9/13. I've had a few vintages from this series in the past. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a beautiful transparent golden with a slight haze, fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves great rentention and lacing. The aromas are great and full of sticky mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, lime zest. It's extremely tropical. There's some pine needles in the mix as well. The flavors are wonderful, but not aggressively bitter. There's a subtle amount of malts that give this one a decent sweetness. There's a little bit of pine in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied; moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed and this is extremely easy to drink.

Ultimately, the flavors and aromas remind me alot of the stellar IPA/DIPAs out there. There's not much to complain about. This is a very enjoyable DIPA.

BB1313, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sgoro, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -9.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

Note: just gotten over a cold when I tried this

#10: 09-13-13
A: golden-amber with little head, not much lacing
S: orange with sweet caramel notes
T/M: much like the smell, very malt forward, melding into orange blossoms, then into a grassy (tinged with citrus). Mildly dry pull that lingers.
O: very good beer. Could maybe be a little less sweet, but love the citrus backbone of this beer, as well as the malt front and somewhat dry finish.

#12: 11-12-13
A: clear golden amber, but more lacing in this pour
S: same, but I notice an earthiness this time
T/M: more bitterness I notice up front in this one, less sweet than I reviewed before.
O: I didn't change any of my ratings, but I think I expected better given the rating versus what I thought about this tasting. Given that, I await my next one to see if I should adjust my rating.

#14: 2-14-14 (adjusted ratings up)
A+: more lacing
S-: weaker to me
T: definitely more bitter than original review, but there is what I now consider mango flavor (not orange).
M+/O+: starting to enjoy this more and more as a must have when available

#?: 7-4-14 (no adjustments) - seemed more "juicy" and less bitter than previous reviews, closer to original review of a September "by date"

cjgiant, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Poured a clear golden amber with a white frothy head that sticks around the entire time. A gorgeous looking beer.

S - Citrus hits you right away, a nice fresh hop aroma.

T - A touch of bitterness, I get some pine from the hops here.

M - A medium bodied beer with lots if carbonation.

O - An excellent DIPA, I can't believe I've waited this long to have one. It is well balanced, you have no idea it is 9+ abv.

aquazr1, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

hopley, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of sommersb
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Tasted On: 03-28-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 04-20-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Beer is a dark copper color, semi-clear. The off-white head has good retention and lacing.

S: Aromas are of citrus and piney hops, with grapefruit and also a green onion smell.

T: The taste features a big hoppy bitterness, very resinous and somewhat astringent. The green onion I noticed in the aroma is also present in the flavors.

M: Chewy mouthfeel with a high carbonation level. The finish is bitter and astringent.

O: Overall a good DIPA but seemed one dimensional with little malt presence. Also the green onion seemed like an off-flavor.

sommersb, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

HumanParaquat, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

victory4me, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of tastybeer
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%

05/17/13

Appears to be an orange gold, clean beer, with a white pooofy top. Lace is gluey. Aroma is clean, orange soaked pulpy juicy layers, sweet deep spice, tea and nutmeg.
Taste has a massive pile of orange, spice, and pine. Bursting with juiciness and flavor.
Mouthfeel is chewy, dank, bitter. Body is big. Deceptively very delicately carbonated.
Overall this beer is essentially a hop flavorfest and to no surprise another treat from Stone.

tastybeer, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ChrisMon02, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
4.34/5  rDev -2%

22oz bottle. freshness is apparant with this one.

look is a light golden yellow-orange, clear, with a wonderful pillowey head. smell is piney, musty, "green" smelling, with a kick of citrus at the end. malt and grain taste musty, with a honey-like sweetness. hops are a little flat - crushingly bitter musty pine, with a lemon pledge kick.

jimmah120, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

This is the 11/12/13 model. Light, lively and fresh. A very deceptive 9.4% on the palate, it hits the head not long after passing the gums. Mild peach and nectarine notes in the flavor, along with the same sort of tartness and bitterness those fruits can provide. A lingering top note of sweetness is there that persists beyond the IPA bitterness.
I've had a few of these Enjoy By beers and they've all been lovely. I hope Stone keeps up the trend.

ommegangpbr, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

danwho, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

Enjoy by 12.21 drank 12.03

Pours two fingers of white head with a clear orangey gold body.

Immediate sweet peachy notes just jump out of the glass. Orange and some astringent grapefruitiness. Light pine under the fruit. Floral notes as well. Lovely smelling IPA. As it warmed a bready toasted character became more prevalent as did some caramel and the alcohol.

Holy hops. Get more of the piney resinous thing going on in the taste. Grapefruit. My tongue was assaulted by a bone dryness and bitterness. It's not totally hops as there is some detectable bready malt but it's really about the hops.
Great smooth body on this with mild carbonation.

I love a big ridiculous IPA like this every now and then.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 22, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,254 ratings.