Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,774
Reviews:
1,501
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
3,139
For Trade:
21
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Photo of gandres
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle from Costco
Sight: light amber, hazy, small foam
Smell: very fragrant, h0ppy
Taste: bitter, well balance
Feel: very good, long finish, nice bitter aftertaste
Overall: Excellent beer, something to look forward to

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Photo of EersandBeers
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rristow
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First impression: Wow! Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Huge aroma of citrus floral and pine. Excellent nose. Taste is similar to the nose with robust citrus and floral bitterness mixed with a mild caramel sweetness. It's all about the bitterness here though. Medium bodied with some nice stickiness to the palate. One of the best IPAs I've had. Well done guys!

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Photo of Hop-Leaf
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice head with constant bubbles rising. The smell is citrusy with definite pine and noticeable alcohol...but the overall impression is freshness. The taste is more grapefruit than the nose and the bitter hoppines just screams fresh. Feel is lighter than expected considering all the aromas and taste. Another winner from Stone.

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Photo of BelgiumYeast
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

L: Cloudy, orangish, frothy white head, much carbonation
S: Hops, hops, hops, a mix of citrus and tropical smells.
T: Follows the nose, an explosion of bitter citrus hops perfectly balanced with sweet tropical hop flavors.
HOP VARIETIES NUGGET, SUPER GALENA, SIMCOE, DELTA, TARGET, AMARILLO, CASCADE, GALAXY, CITRA, NELSON
SAUVIN, MOTUEKA & HELGA. Sound like overkill? It works. The taste is so fresh, amazingly creamy and
smooth, 90 IBUs, 9.4% ABV, and you would never know it, no alcohol taste. While I do not support limiting supply
to drive up demand, and I wish this was more widely available, the time limited smaller batch approach probably does
make a difference.
O: Awesome, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Photo of Darwood77
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerbones
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of romanluis
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nnk8216
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShotgunF15
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mthomas1221
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frasergrove
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAExpert69
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Would rate thus a 4.69, because this beer is nearly perfect but has some very slight shortcomings

L: Just a beautiful pour, clear with very fine white head. Just a gorgeous beer.
S: Funky, and poignant. Basically a hop head's dream.
T: Bittery citrusy goodness, which in my opinion could be stronger but still hits home hard.
F: It's a Stone IPA at almost 10%, that basically in a nut shell should tell you the feel.
O: 4.69, great beer. Putting an expiration date on any beer makes me instantly buy it, and this is one of the best.

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Photo of Ckimb45
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken 04/19/17:

This is the Enjoy by 04.20.17 batch. Got to it in the nick of time!

Beautiful, clear bright orange, like a new penny. A steady stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom just add to the aesthetics. There’s a very fine and filmy off-white head, moderate retention, about what you’d expect for something this boozy and filtered and soft. Tangerine, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, alcohol to smell. Yum, yum! Palate is very tropical as well but does a better job of blending all these distinct but similar elements together, and bringing the alcohol, some caramel, and more perfumy and rindy (grapefruit) hop qualities to the front. Excellent balance, far better than your average Imperial IPA, which I enjoy up to a point but always eventually have to start wincing at. Taste and feel both remind me somewhat of an American Wild Ale, there’s a rubbery quality to it right by the grapefruit rind, but this is nowhere near as sour. Extremely peppery retro-olfaction. Thanks for that, ethanol and hops, both! Deceptively light-bodied, and masking the heat further with abundant, tight, softer, but active carbonation. You eventually feel it all throughout your mouth and throat, though, it’s only a matter of time.

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Photo of Burgy
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FyreStorm
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anvindr
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SourCherry1
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look, Bomb!
Smell, OMG!
Taste, "Angels singing!"...
Feel, Ssssshhhhaaaaooooo! !!
Overall, The BEST West Coast IPA!

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Photo of mf86
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lewith
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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