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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:
#201
Reviews:
1,512
Ratings:
10,834
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
832
Gots:
3,162
Trade:
21
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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnewt21
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s_minette
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danmagan69
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLS06
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ivan52
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stebbi7833
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle that was bottled on 9/24/17 and opened on 11/2/17 poured into a Duvel chalice.

Only a very slight haze happens upon an otherwise bright gold and amber color. A white, rocky topped foam has given decent coverage.

The aromatic density for this IPA is pretty stunning. Deep layers of several different hop effects pop out of the glass, earthy grapefruit, citrus blend, sweet and earthy....
The malt seems pretty hefty with some big honey and caramel aroma's . A hot/dry forest floor aroma is prevalent, dried leaves and maybe some golden wheat as well. There's a lot going on here.

The hop complexity becomes very clear with the first sip, whamo!! A hearty, crisp and earthy hop bite is impressive. Certainly a fresh, crisp and snappy overall feel and body. The sweet malty aroma really becomes much more crisp, light and bright in the flavor. A slightly bitter, metallic herbs and holden grains seem to seemlessly flow around eachother. Big earthy complexity, grainy, dry, citric and leafy come to mind from this combo of hops. The bitterness never gets too much, its in check but still delivers a bite. The 9.4 % abv. Is very well hidden and only adds to the depth and provides a nice warming effect. Earthy and dry citrus is the short version of this hop flavor, which is monsterously complex.

Stone still knows how to deliver the goods. Freeeesh.

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3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz draft pour into a snifterloudy boasts a clear, mirror bright, orange-gold body and floats a persistent 1/4in cap of tightly bubbled head. Constant rising bubbles and a spotted lacing.

Aroma is mostly piney, grapefruit pith with a hint of spicy hops.

Flavor is dank, citrus grapefruit and a head-hitting sense, not flavor so much, just an understanding, of alcohol. The flavor of citrus hits the tongue first, thins to clear liquid, then explodes into "what did I just do?" dank alcohol.

Mouthfeel is both full and thin at the same time. At first the flavor fills the mouth and nose, intimidating the tongue, which, protecting itself, backs off while the feel thins, before the the back of the mouth and tongue remind you this is more than your regular IPA. Imperial, in fact.

Overall it is a very complex beer and I appreciate Stone's ability to produce it at such high volume.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This maybe an inaccurate rating because it was a few months past date.

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10/31/17 version
Pours a totally clear gold with a dense white head.
Aroma is led by tropical and stone fruits with pine and citrus backing it up.
Pine leads the taste parade with grapefruit and candied fruit close behind. Juicy, bitter and a bit boozy. Nice level of heat from the alcohol. Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky.

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3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid west coast IPA as always.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joshhug141
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 10-31-17

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Notasoxfan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,834 ratings
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