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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:
10,832
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
832
Gots:
3,162
Trade:
21
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of scottfrie
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12.21.12. Reviewed from notes taken while consuming a few weeks ago.

A: Pours a clear light amber with a couple fingers of rocky off-white head. Great film retention, patchy lace.
S: Huge citrus, grapefruit pith, and sticky hop resin nose with notes of pine sap and a touch of mint, orange rind, and alcohol vapor.
T: Juicy fruity hops, exotic fruit nectar, grapefruit pith, orange peel finish, mint aftertaste and a hint of oily resin and alcohol.
M: Fully body, a bit boozy and oily mouthfeel but it drinks well though. Smooth.
O: Typical Stone in your face ipa. Hoppy but a bit greasy and boozy. Would buy again though, love the concept of the freshness date. Cheers.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, enjoy by 2/15/13

Served up in an elysian goblet - bright clear-orange body, fresh white foam. An extraordinarily clean hop profile with low residual bitterness - bright and fresh with an abundance of mango, tangerine, blood orange and lemon zest. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Southampton Publick House pint. 12.13.13 version. Bottled 11/8/13, so a week old!! Bought at Whole Foods Newport Beach CA for $ 7.99.

A - Dark golden (on the edge of orange). Eggshell head leaves OK lacing.

S - Very hoppy. Catpiss first, then underlying peaches, apricots, and mangos.

T - Again very bright tropical notes upfront. Definite catpiss component, plus the peaches, apricots, mango flavors. Bitterness creeps in on the finish, but not harsh. Their is a slight sweet malt backbone that makes it smooth. There is a slight alcohol note, but not off-putting. It accentuates the hop flavors.

M - Crisp and light for the ABV. Carbonation is medium high and lively. Makes it seem like a lighter beer than it is.

O - Great beer nose-wise. The smell really pops and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I also really like the hop combinations. Had the last version on tap at the brewery and thought it was more malty and boozy.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of deonreds
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jrenihan
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 5 (04.01.13)

Beer is golden in colour with a fair-sized white head. Pretty good retention, very good lace.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruit scents in the nose. Grapefruit, passionfruit, papaya, a hint of pineapple. Sticky.

Beer tastes like an amped-up Stone IPA. Hop focused with a strong citrus flavour. Grapefruit, orange and some tropical fruit flavours: passionfruit sticks out, but there is plenty happening. Finish is a bit spicy and piney, some white pepper. Malt is very low- beer seems to be all hops, with a minimal malt presence. Very nice.

Medium to full bodied, oily, strongly carbonated. A fair bit of alcohol heat.

Overall, really good. Glad I got to try this one.

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4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

09.13.13

A: This poured a clear light gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like huge amounts of fresh grapefruit and mango and apricot, with some herbal and resin hops and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like bitter herbal and resin hops, with some grapefruit zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean and lasting very bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a fantastic punch in the mouth! The scent was phenomenal, and the taste was great. The body was good, and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish was powerful, so it was easier to sip. This one lives up to the hype. Impressive brew, and top tier IPA.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xnicknj
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into tasters - 12.21.12 version - thanks alex/cj

Pours a clear golden color with a thinner white head. Fades out fairly quickly into some bubbled film and spotty lacing on the glass.

Vibrant and pungent hoppy presence in the nose, driven by bitter grapefruit and resinous pine. Faint sweetness from caramel and fruit with a faint notion of a malt backbone. Light alcoholic punch.

Crushing bitter hoppiness right up front with an absolute avalanche of grapefruit and sticky pine. The hops dominate the profile from nearly top to bottom, only momentarily allowing for a brief notion of toasted grain/caramel malted backbone. Finishes bitter and dry with grapefruit followed by a boozy warmth.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and sticky on the tongue. Stone makes some really tasty West coast style IPAs, but this one is easily the most expressive and flavorful without going completely off the rails. I'd drink this regularly if possible.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/04/14 version enjoyed about 4 weeks before said date...

It's an ever-so-slightly hazed amber orange with a brilliant flare in the body and brightness, mostly transparent. The head shows force and structure, maintaining its finger and a half or so of head for a good while and never dropping very much, keeping up a sticky crown that plasters some nice patching to the glass.
There's a really nice freshness, so to speak, all over this IPA, raw but not unrefined, rustic but not dirty. It's a blend of earthiness with some pretty fresh pine resin, and it mingles nicely with plenty of citrus and some other greener and earthier sorts of fruits. It's also moderately pithy from front to back. This is balanced against enough malts bringing in bread and caramels to keep the hops in focus and up front. It's not as massively deep or fascinating as some of the reviews and ratings would lead me to believe (maybe some versions are?), but there's no doubt this is a great IPA from a brewery that knows IPA.
The mouthfeel has that balance between strength and ease of drinking, brightness and heaviness, crispness and smoothness, and has each of them in measure to make this an easy-drinking but thoughtful brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,832 ratings
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