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:
10,705
Reviews:
1,486
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
814
Gots:
3,098
For Trade:
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Ratings: 10,705 |  Reviews: 1,486
Photo of masterofsparks
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lochef81
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my first experience with the Enjoy By series from Stone but if it is anything like the rest of their ipas, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Lets get to it. This one pours a beautiful copper amber hue with a generous white head that gives way to a gentle and lasting Frothy film and decent lacing. The aroma of this is slightly disappointing. At first it seems perfect with a nice sweetness followed by a ton of citrus and floral hops. Alot of grapefruit and mangos, some pine and definitely some skunky grass aromas. As I smell deeper im finding notes of garlic and scallions. Not sure if it fits in this super fresh dipa profile. The flavor is delicious...at first. Super fresh and hoppy, bitter and sweet. Very balanced. A lot of citrus, pine, grass, and some nice malt and yeasty bread notes. But in the aftertaste is still those damn garlic and scallion notes. Its not bad by any means just seems to negatively affect the freshness that this ipa is known for. The body on this beer is wonderful. Medium and a little sticky. Coats the mouth with hoppy goodness for a long while. This is a great beer and I cant wait to try the next date in the series, however I do not believe it is anywhere near Stones finest offerings. But for an allocated beer how can one go wrong at just $7.99 a bomber.

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Photo of Mwiggi1
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwswigs
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grady61
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moestavern
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally. I've been trying to get my hands on this for a year now. Bottle from Mainbrew.


Pouring a clear gold with a dense white head with nice retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is a big blast of pungent hops, pine, grapefruit and a minty herbal note being most dominant. Dank and resinous, You can tell that this beer is brashly hoppy. Alcohol is noticeable too.

The palate is quite bitter, with a blend of dank weed, pine resin and grapefruit pith lending plenty of bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable, emphasizing the brashness of the pungent hops. Faintly soapy as well. A little sweetness is present, mildly sugary with a burnt sugar effect(especially in conjunction with the hop bitterness). medium light in body, this beer is moderately carbonated and has a long, pungent finish that's a touch soapy. This is more of a bitter , dank west coast dipa than the more recent hugely aromatic dipas that are all the rage. Recommended.

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Photo of Thefrap
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A+ liked this beer, smooth

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Photo of WS_Transplant
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tylrlyn
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color, clear, nice white head with lots of lacing.

Smells of big pungent hops, lots of pine and flowers, defines the work "dank."

Taste is sweet and dank, mostly floral, some pine. Fairly bitter.

Mouthfeel very strong, really good carbonation, full body, really easy to drink, obviously a pretty high abv beer but not boozy.

One word: dank.

8.2/10

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Photo of prgmnd
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eidel18
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackjaffar
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhawth
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 2.14.14

Appearance: Poured from bomber into a Duvel tulip. Pours a brilliantly clear, rich golden orange color with a sudsy, two-finger head.

Aroma: Really nice hop aroma, as expected. Big floral hop notes, some earthy, herbal notes, some ripe tropical fruits.

Taste: Follows nose, big hop bitterness up front, transitions into just enough malt presence to be noticeable, but only for a moment as hops return. Herbal, slightly savory, almost vegetal hop character that was present in nose is more present and articulated in the taste. Slight alcoholic warmth?

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full bodied, slightly viscous. Smooth, light carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. Yep. Really good. Glad to be able to try it.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danieelol
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 05.16.14, thanks very much to Rohan for bringing back for me.

Big pine when I crack the bottle, pawpaw, bit of rubber, general tropical smells. There's also a strong spice contingent to this- Thai curry spices. Also notably floral. Over time these meld together deliciously over a nectarine malt backdrop. Candied/stewed fruits. Alcohol at times. Slight corny note.

Taste is a well-poised balance of malt and tropical fruits, and more of those spices and nectarine. Still a fairly harsh finish at times- hops and alcohol are kinda present.

Good tropical mouthfeel featuring malt, and a bit of booze.

Also tried this same batch 2 weeks and 2 days ago. I remember the hopping being harsher (duh). It's mellowed out with the extra few weeks and the hops and malt are more integrated. Ideally I would have had this earlier but it's also been interesting to compare a two week vs month old DIPA. I definitely feel it's changed a bit even in such a short timeframe, but it's pretty hard to judge objectively.

At times the aromatics are great, but its ABV is in what can be a danger zone for DIPAs. A big, bold, spicy and aromatic beer, whose ABV could easily sneak up on you.

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Photo of BourbonAgedGuru
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiteturtle
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rating an Enjoy by 12.25.15... bottled on 11/18/15
*First 'Enjoy by' for this fella. Pretty stoked.

Eyes: A light golden color. Poured with a 3 finger head. About a 4 minute retention.

Nose: Pine, mango, tangerines, hibiscus, white grape. Very sweet and herbaceous.

Taste: Very sweet. Honey syrupy goodness. Grains of paradise is prominent (even if it wasn't used). Coriander and lemon zest on the back end.

Body/Feels: Thinner than I thought. Sticky and boozy. Although the 9.4% is masked very well. I would have pinned it closer to 8%.

Overall: I was hoping it would be a little more on the piney/bitter end of the IPA spectrum. But for being on the other side, its very good. You can't go wrong with a stone IPA, and the Enjoy by Series seems to be top-shelf, and decently priced. If you're an experienced beer (IIPA) consumer, this won't knock your hops off. But its tasty, refreshing, and damn good.

Peace

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Photo of zhoss24
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Italiano86
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Truck67
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Modernrickk
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I'll start but saying that this brew is a deal on wheels. Very affordable big batch brew that has most of the bells and whistles of a special release ipa

Pours out a hazy war of orange and yellow - nice and clear enough to see right thru

Aroma is hops at first followed by vegetal notes. A lil bit of old lemon and awesome onion

Taste is much the same - hop sweetness at first very refreshing if your thirsty - bitterness comes from over hopping- malts are there just adding to the sweetness of this brew

Not really a full bodied beer this goes down quick - I'm not sharing this bomber! Carbonation is pleasing as you quaff down big sips of this brew

Overall I'm really into this brew - the hop bill is overkill but that's ok by me - this DIPA could hang with some of the big boys - but very rough around the edges and not really refined -

Last note. A lot of these have tasted the same to me - with the exception of enjoy by they made after releasing they're session IPA - that one seemed very weak. So weak I was almost done looking for this beer. I'm glad I gave it another go around

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,705 ratings.
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