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:
10,772
Reviews:
1,499
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
3,138
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,772 |  Reviews: 1,499
Photo of Pencible
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xnicknj
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of dertyd
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of papat444
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

***Fresh By 5-17-13***

Thanks to rgilbert for getting me a couple of bottles of this.

Poured from a bomber.

Appearance: Nice hazy orange colored body. 2-3 fingers worth of foam, nice long lacing on the sides.

Smell: Wow, fresh zesty citrus aroma! Lemon, hops galore, breathe of fresh air, smells like squeezing fresh fruit.

Taste: Like biting into citrus fruit, major lemon rind, cross between lemon & grapefruit flavors with some good sweetness going on.

Mouthfeel: Bitter like it should be but very drinkable.

Overall: Love the idea behind this and while i might have enjoyed a bit more flavor depth, it's overall a solid brew.

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Photo of pkalix
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

got the 9/13 brew.... solid attack on the senses.
brilliant neon gold glow. minor amounts of foam. laces admirably.
smells... like a hop festival.... did I mention I took their tour last night? super hot chick with red hair and a forward personality manning the mic....
strong floral taste. strong hop. hides the 9.4% well. not as fresh as the Pliny i'm drinking, and I like the Pliny a little better. it's more balanced. but if you're a hops guy, this is for you. it's got its place, I imagine. I do not prefer hop-heavy brews, but more of the balanced stuff, ya know? but it is good. I've come a long way in my assessment of hop-heavy brews....
I give the taste a 4.5 for its accomplishment of the hops domination. overall, however, it's an 85 in my book as I don't see the need to attack the sense with such hop-domination. I respect the intent, and the design, and for that it's "worthy" as the label says.
update: the 2.14.14 seems to be a different brew with different hops. more tangy and juicy with fruit flavors. a bit thinner, too, it seems, but it's an even better brew. is it my imagination?

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Photo of rderedin
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is clear golden orange with a fairly tight white head. Nose is hop forward with a light grain malt balance. Herbal and citrus hops with a touch of sticky resin behind. Taste is a huge hop punch and quite syrupy and resinous. Sticky feel, assertive carbonation balances, tons of citrus and grapefruit. Some bitterness in the finish that lingers a bit. Overall not bad, very syrupy and hop forward.

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Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle pours a stunningly clear gold color with a fluffy, dense white head. Retention is great and lacing exceptional. This is an absolute stunner as far as appearance is concerned, wow.

Nose is plenty hoppy, citric and tropical with some alcohol and biscuit malt bordering on toffee. Smells good...

Taste is hops, both leafy and fresh and bittering aftertaste. Juicy without being overly resinous and tastes like wet hops to me. The malt is light and pretty much gets the fuck out of the way and the alcohol is very well integrated. This is an outstanding beer...not going to compete with the best of DIPAs...but right there at the top of the second tier.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
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 Durge
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gtermi
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 12.21.12

Bottled on: 11.16.12

A: The beer pours a clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. By far the clearest IPA I have ever seen.

S: I am getting a strong piny hop scent with some sweetness from the grain. The hops are almost peppery to me.

T: The taste is very strong in hops and gives off a type of oniony pepper flavor. As it lingers, it mellows out a bit and turns sweet.

M: There is a slight amount of carbonation on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue, but really not much else. Its a very thin bodied beer too.

O: By far one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Damn I wish they could make this fresh year round for me to get.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tectactoe
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gift from Johnny Ramirez. Enjoy by 12.21.12 - the "end of the year" version... Sweet! Pours a golden amber color with excellent clarity and a small white head. Decent lacing - something I've now always come to expect from Stone brews. Heavy pineapple on the nose, grapefruits, tangerines, slight lemon zest; floral hops, perfume fragrance, wet grass. Very nice - it has a "juicy" smell, the smell you'd expect from biting into a fruit. If that fruit was loaded with hop oil.

Taste is, of course, hoppy; slightly peppery, a little leafy, ashy, kind of dry. Heavy dose of malt and yeast; biscuity with some warming alcohol spice on the roof of the mouth and the back of the tongue. Over the course of the sip, the hop profile grows and expands, it starts taking on a very dank, resinous, and musty flavor and aroma. Interesting and very complex. Weedy overall, with some onion notes in the back that are kind of strange, but not necessarily off-putting, just a little strange. The malt sweetens things up a bit, and the yeast helps out too - bread, crackers on the end of the sip. As mentioned, the flavor follows right along with biting into a tropical fruit soaked in hop oil. Aftertaste is a bitter and spicy hop flavor. Thick body, sticky, wet, medium carbonation.

It's rare that I'm disappointed by Stone beers, and this one is no exception. Excellent IPA with a very complex profile - very tasty all around. In my opinion, probably the best Stone IPA I've tried. Too bad this one doesn't come to Michigan, because I'd always try to find the latest release.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
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 deonreds
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 10,772 ratings.
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