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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

7,612 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,612
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,014 | 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%

Magery, Sep 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Rado, Sep 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SPRichard, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of WesM63
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle 11-09-12 into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with a 1finger off white head. Minimal retention with fair amounts lacing.

S: Smells of huge amounts of earthy spicy resinous pine.

T: Close to the nose. Huge spicy, earthy, resinous pine up front. Evolves into sweet bubblegum and malt. Fair amounts of bitterness throughout.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall this is an amazing DIPA. Threw me for a loop, at the smell I was expecting that spicy resin hop, mid taste it evolves into this amazing bubblegum sweetness. I applaud Stone for this delicious brew and idea on drinking super fresh beer.

WesM63, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -21%

leinie13, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Dizzy242, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

KeyWestGator, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Kubrickx, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Whatup14, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of magictacosinus
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a review of the 12/21/12 batch, consumed righteously on the 12/12/12. This is written from my notes. Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

The color starts as a slightly clear orange, but quickly melds into a golden amber tone with a decent amount of carbonation and head altogether. A ring remains at the top during the entire time. Lovable amounts of lacing stick to the glass, and the hop resin makes the beer appear shiny and colorful overall.

The smell is an unbelievably fresh aroma of hop bliss, with extremely floral notes, yet a zest resembling an earthy, well maintained orange grove. The hops aromas appear to stick to the nostrils and never let go, with the high alcohol taking a back seat here, but which nevertheless causes an intense sensation of both sweetness and spiciness. There's something extremely earthy about this smell that I can't quite put my finger on. Could it be the toffee like malts melding with the hop oil, or simply the fresh hops themselves? Either way, it's excellent.

There's a similar, fantastic experience that goes with the flavor as well. Definitely this beer has achieved the freshness that it claims to aim for. This is a plethora of hop freshness in ways that must be tasted to be believed. There's a strong hop zest, but fresh in the sense where it not only is explosive in flavor, but seems to almost melt on the tongue after every gulp. The hop oils are very lively here, and the malts are balanced in very well with them. Other than that, the alcohol finish may be a bit too much here, and it gets slightly thinned as it warms up too much, but the flavor is definitely beyond perfection here.

Remarkable stuff from Stone - I haven't had too many other hoppy beers this fresh before. The price tag is a bit high, but it's definitely an unforgettable experience of sorts for hop and citrus fanatics in beer. Highly recommended!

magictacosinus, Dec 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

cestlavie, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sloelco, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Yeti1979, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBishopco, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

NateMac13, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

abex44, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

scotv, May 08, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

doughanson78, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

BuckTuckian, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

DanGeo, Jul 23, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 7,612 ratings.