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:
10,754
Reviews:
1,493
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
3,128
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,754 |  Reviews: 1,493
Photo of jrenihan
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Photo of deonreds
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Pours a very clear medium amber with a bit of red in there. Big foamy light tan head. Fades at a moderate pace, leaving behind decent foamy traces of lacing. Good retention.

S: Lots of pine and tropical fruit. Loaded with a garlicky, oniony, Summit-like aroma. Touch of resin.

T: Grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit up front. A bit of sweet caramel in the middle and then turns into a strong garlic/onion taste along with a wave of bitterness. Carries into the aftertaste along with a very long and lingering resinous hoppy taste.

M: Fairly full bodied, slick hop oils coat the mouth almost unlike any beer I've had. Tastes like pure garlic coating everything.

O: Pretty good DIPA but that garlic/onion overpowers the whole beer and really unbalances it. Extremely hoppy in general though it's not super bitter, just a nice strong and pleasant wave right after the middle of the taste. Tasty and drinkable enough to warrant a 4.5 here but not in the taste category.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 25.12.15, had on 7.12.15 at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam.
A great Imperial IPA, heavy on the tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, passion fruit - mixed with a healthy amount of dank piny hops, on top of a sweet, malty body. This beer kind of reminded me of Pliney the Elder, but it was not nearly as balanced (the bitterness and alcohol were a bit rough around the edges) and the texture was not as smooth. Other than that, an excellent beer.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Having a 7/4/16 on the last day on 7/4/16 to review. Nice orange semi-cloudy color and 1 finger frothy head. Smell is nice citrus combined with some resiny Stone patented familiarity. A really nice hearty brew with solid amount of citrus and resin. Lots of warmth and bigness and chewiness to this beer, nothing watery going on. A full bodied DIPA if I've had one. A nice standard DIPA, but a tad pricy. Will still periodically buy as its always better than most other store options to bring home.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, malt, floral and orange hints

T-caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange, floral, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-a great concept by Stone and good execution on the DIPA

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ArtZan
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of tbryan5
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Lukass
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of anteater
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13

Poured from a 22oz bottle on 11.19.13

A: Perfectly transparent, a beautiful golden color with a very thin white head. Parts of the head dissipated leaving a cool foamy pattern.

S: Big lemon and grapefruit right off the bat. This one smells pretty dank.

T: To anyone who's ever opened a bag of hops and stuck your nose in it - this is pretty much it. It doesn't smell like the things that hops smell like... it smells like hops. Amazing citrus, floral and grass flavors with a moderate bitterness and a great sweet malt backbone to support it. Its got a dankness to it. Usually beers that I would describe as dank are too much (I'm thinking about Hop Stoopid here), but the balance here is phenomenal.

M: Crisp with just a slight resinous quality. Medium carb.

O: I always get so excited for this to hit my state and for a good reason. It never lets down. This IPA is fresh as hell but freshness wouldn't mean a thing if it wasn't an unbelievable IPA to begin with. Pretty far up on my list!

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Photo of PatGreer
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, grass, grass hop, citrus hop, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, grass hop, grass, onion hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one had a pretty big explosion of hops going on here while still managing to be refreshing. There was quite a nice balance here as well. The aroma is quite inviting and the flavor has just enough hoppy resin in it to remind you of the style it falls under. A really well done brew that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of rawfish
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 04.01.13 pours clear and brassy, rising two finger head with good retention and leaving attractive lacing all over the glass.

Terrific aroma, best part of the beer, rising notes of pine, resin, citrus and tropical pungent mangoes and pine apple. Pine resin is huge here, building and dank, some hint of underlying cereal malt.

Huge quantities of hops impart a huge resin and dank pine with some vegetative herbaceous flavors near the back end with a steady bitterness. Lightly sweet malt is clean and steps aside easily. Warming alcohol and the hops really coat and desensitize the palate quickly.

Adequate body and carbonation. Coating hops make the palate numb to a drying sensation. I feel quite a bit of alcohol warmth coming through.

It's about time a craft brewer really focused on the freshness of hops and really pushed the process of keeping ipas fresh to their distributors. Enjoy by is a top notch hop bomb, aroma is stellar, the taste is very dank and pine heavy, terrific DIPA. The best I've had from them thus far.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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