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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#200
Reviews:
1,512
Ratings:
10,837
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Bouch48
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of rogacks
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of meeekyh
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I gather this is the second release of the Enjoy By series. A set of beers specifically designed to be enjoyed within a month of production. I say 'set' and 'series' but the beers are all produced with the same recipe, as best as I can tell the only difference being the production date and the markets into which they are released. This is done to add a level of control over the distribution time-frame that is usually not as closely tended to. The reason for all of this attention to detail is the beer is heavily hopped in the first place and burst hopped in the second.

'What is Burst hopping' you say? Well it is the brewing practice of adding a large quantity of hops very late in the boil in order to accentuate the aromas and flavors present within the little luplin carriers. Instead of having hops at the beginning of the boil, say 60 to 90 minutes from the end, you add hops only near the last part of the boil, closer to 15 minutes before the finish, and then at the flame-out and whirlpool stages. This technique accentuates the flavors and aromas of the hops used while deriving bitterness at slightly lower levels. Stone combats this drop-off in overall bitterness by using a Super-Galena extract during the early stages of the boil.

Enough about the brewing and distribution, how about the beer? It pours (into my belled beer glass) A light gold and has a light-tan head that is not so thick as to belie a extra helping of proteins, which dissipates rather more quickly that I had hoped and leaves little lacing.

The nose is big and complex and weighed-down with alcohol. There is a bit of melon-stink (I don't really like most melon), some really-bright citrus, brown-spices like nutmeg and allspice, and maybe a hint of bubblegum. There is more but I will revisit to get into the depths. It has a freaky-big nose, and I like it.

Tastes are well-balanced bitter and sweet with a little tangy hint. The bitterness is not lacking and the sweetness is not lingering. There is a bit of dried grass that presents as I taste this ale. I notice now it is in the nose as much as the flavor but the nose is so bright and fruity that it was obscured before.

Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is a lingering, but not sweet, hop experience. It is not quite dry but attenuation is high enough not to leave a cloying experience in its wake.

There are definitely new sensations to be had in the nose, and the flavor is likewise deep and novel. This is a great beer for so many reasons: flavor, aroma, technique, and attention payed to distribution. I liked the 10 Anniversary Ruination better on a pure flavor/experiential basis but this is a great idea with so much potential that is cannot be overlooked as a harbinger of greatness-to-be (not that Stone has anything to prove, just that they have more to do).

There is a lot of beer in this beer, and that is a good thing. Flavors and aromas are abound.

Slainte!

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Photo of hotsudge
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sprager
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12-13-13

A- Pours a deep, clear orange in color. A medium sized, dense head forms and retains well. Lacing is also good.

S- Very piney and resinous up front. Fairly fruity with a focus on the citrus side towards the back end of the scent.

T- Starts with a moderate burst of hops bitterness. Hop profile in the taste is much more pine forward, with very little floral or fruity presence. Slight bit of dull bitterness from the alcohol about halfway through the drink. Overall, this is fairly one dimensional on the flavor side, and that dimension is hops bitterness.

M- Somewhat thick and slick across the tongue. Highly carbonated and there is also some alcohol warming on the tongue. Hops bitterness isn't so intense as to affect the beer's drinkability, but the alcohol content might.

Overall, this is a good DIPA for an affordable price. Nothing to blow you away, but good hops, higher in the alcohol department, and at ~$6-8 a bottle, it's a relative bargain.

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Photo of RealDeal
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutFox
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackolope
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 04.20.15
I don't know how to feel about this beer. I really like the smell, nice floral notes and a little bit of sweet stone fruit. I like the taste but I expected a little bit more punch from something that says devastatingly dank on the bottle. That being said it is very drinkable and has strong citrus flavors which build up as you drink. Another solid offering from Stone.

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Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

05.17.13 Batch

Clear, light amber color with two fingers of head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

To me this smells a little catty. Also pine tar, citrus, and dankness.

Dry, hoppy, and bitter. The hops are strong and taste fresh. Citrus, pine, and dank green flavor. Absolutely dry malt profile with little flavor of its own. Definitely putting the hops on display with this one. Alcohol is not detectable.

Medium body with really nice carbonation. Just about perfect for a beer like this.

This beer delivers the hop goods. Not sure if it is worth it or not. Worth a try at least once.

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Photo of soco89ziegler
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am really not that big on IPA's anymore but this is an awesome beer. The ABV is a plus, very smooth, and great hoppy flavor.

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Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz 02.14.14 bottle shared between three people in three wine glasses. Happy to see this in Michigan on the (relative) cheap, $7.99/bomber. I'm much more willing to buy this at a reasonable price in MI than I am at $10 in NY.

A - almost transparent, extremely translucent, beautiful oranges and yellows, one of the clearest IPAs I've ever poured. Very little foam on the forced pour. No carbonation bubbles, despite the lacing that gets left up the side on every swirl.

S - huge citrus on the nose, lots of orange, some fruits that balance between acidity and sugar, pineapple coupled by grapefruit, kiwi/mango coupled with some earthier greens, arugula, swiss chard, and butter lettuce. There's something a little fishy here too, an empty, lager-like sweetness; isopropyl alcohol. It doesn't last. The lasting impression is rubbery.

T - sweeter than expected, cloying honey and sugary tones, with only a hint of the fruity hops that back them. The sweet ephemeral fruit notes of pineapples, kiwi, and orange give way to some emptiness that isn't especially pleasant. Big and boozy.

M - there isn't a ton of balance. There's a lot of booze and a lot of sugar that fight each other the entire time. The alcohol is relatively hidden, but not entirely absent. Enjoy By coats the tongue.

O - I love the gimmick, I think it's got a good message. Some of the fruitier tones are somewhat diminished by the rubbery tones. I like the strong booze presence, but it doesn't benefit the taste in any significant way. Enjoy By is good, definitely worth <$8 /bomber, but not any more than that.

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Photo of vkv822
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 04/20/14
bottled on: 03/15/14
served in a Sierra Nevada IPA Glass

Clear golden with light orange hues an a thick, foamy white head with good retention.

Big resinous, citrusy hop character in both the aroma and taste.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done DIPA, though not quite in my personal top tier.

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Photo of JoeK89
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keffa
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaBean
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steve8robin
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at a local beer store. Interesting concept so I'm glad to get the chance to try it. Enjoy by 12/21/12...

A: Wow! Holy base malt! This one is super light. Sort of the color of a blonde ale of another light brew. This has a super thick 2+ inch white head that fades slowly. This beer is beyond filtered. This beer is perfectly clear like the waters of Bora Bora! Good.

S: Smells of fresh sweet grapefruit with some blended iced tea notes with a floral backbone. This is definitely an IPA. Good.

T: Starts off with a dry watery malt which ramps up to overcome your tongue with a citrus floral hop bite that lingers and slowly fades on the back into a dry watery light malt. Good.

M: Medium-light body with a carbonation mouthful. A dry bitter finish. Very good.

O: All in all, this is a good beer, but I have had plenty better DIPA's. Definitely try if you like Stone and find the concept interesting, but I find I will not be looking to hunt this one down again anytime soon.

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Photo of BobMessina
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Cfred371
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 12/25/15, warmed for five to ten minutes
Look: the beer pours a light orange color, white head with a good amount of carbonation. Some alcohol lacing on the glass
Smell: I get some tropical fruit, I think pineapple, and then a little malt. Maybe some dankness. Pretty nice
Taste: similar to the nose, pineapple for a short second, a little malt, and then a grapefruit bitterness
Feel: dry, and bitter through most of the drink. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall: a nice offering, but I've had better for sure. Maybe a few weeks earlier this would've been a lot better, but it reminds me of this years Abrasive from Surly

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,837 ratings
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