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
Ranking:
#205
Reviews:
1,518
Ratings:
10,890
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
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 KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 ounce bomber into a perfect pint glass.

Pours light to darker golden bronze. Gets hazy towards the top. Nice fluff of white foam sits a top. Strong pine nose but fades out quickly. Real firm hop bitter blasts out and holds throughout. Really fresh tasting, but nothing mellow about it.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lukass
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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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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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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rderedin
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of papat444
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
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 Treyliff
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4.01.13. Served in tulip glass

A- pours a bright sunshine-like golden color, slightly hazy with two-finger white foamy head with good retention, reduces to a thin layer that seems to last forever, leaves a ring if lace

S- citrus-grapefruit-like hops, freshly cut grass with a bit of pine, some pineapple & pear, and a lemon flavored cookie sweetness, quite complex

T- right away I taste the grassiness that I picked up from the nose, definitely the freshest grassy flavor that I've had. Some tropical guava & pineapple, a bit peppery in the finish with some nutty malt and a hop resin linger.

M- medium bodied with medium carbonation, lively-yet-creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, just a bit of alcohol warmth but you'd never guess it was almost 10% ABV.

O- definitely one of the fresher hop flavors I've had, quite fitting for this beer. All hops take center stage, just a bit of nutty malt noticeable. Pleasing finish with a refreshing, lingering grassy bitterness. Very solid DIPA.

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

Photo of cpetrone84
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
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 twiggamortis420
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
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 hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased June 3, 6 days after bottling. Purchased at Total Wine in VA. for $8.49. Color is an amazingly clear, gold color with about two fingers of creamy white to off-white head. Allowed to sit and breathe for a bout 10 minutes, head is now almost completely gone and left in it's place is an average amount of lacing, nothing to really talk about. Aroma is pineapple, fresh squeezed orange juice, creamsicle and a small background of hop pineyness. During the second whiff of this on the second pour, I get a ton of ONION, wow, not my favorite, This aroma changed very fast from juicy citrus to fresh cut SCALLIONS... This version is quite a bit different, IMO, from the others I have had. I get a lot of hop bitterness right up front and the citrus now takes a back seat. I still get some pineapple, but it is subdued by the piney hops and the bitterness. I definitely can feel the alcohol a lot more than in previous Enjoy Bys. it really bites and lingers on the palate. Finish is pretty short, but the bitterness and alcohol remain for quite awhile and so does the smell of onions, weird !!. Of the three different Enjoy Bys I have had, this one is my least favorite because of the cloying, persistant alcohol remnants that refuse to leave and the lack of that burst of fresh citrus that were in the others. Overall, nice but not spectacular. Slightly disappointed !

OK, opening another one of these to see if maybe my taste buds were off a few days ago when I had my first one. Pour is the same, with a clear gold color and a finger or two of head. Aroma, this time around is right upfront with the onion and some pineapple. Taste is abundant with alcohol feel and I don't get a lot of fresh citrus like I would like, even though there is a touch of pineapple. This beer is gonna be what its gonna be, a bittery, oniony beer that is definitely not the dank, citrusy beer that was the past enjoy bys..Oh well, gave it a second shot, Ill wait for the next one........

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Durge
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of M_chav
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By: 2-14-15 Enjoyed On: 1-14-15

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Photo of gtermi
4.73/5  rDev +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 bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tectactoe
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,890 ratings
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