Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

100th Review-Enjoy by 2.15.13

A: It has a hazy yellow appearance with a ivory white head that lasts for the length of the beer.

S: Amazing. You can tell that the beer you are about to enjoy is hoppy from across the room. There are very strong citrus and pine resin notes to it.

T: Very hoppy but it has the caramel malts to back it up. The are pleasant notes of citrus, pine, caramel, toffee, and bitterness.

M: Perfect. The is a silky smooth texture mixed with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O: Get this beer at all costs. It is one of the best IPAs out there.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It is a predominantly clear, light gold with an off white cap. This beer is a lacing monster. My tulip looks like it is covered with spray foam insulation.

Smells green with bright fruits and alcohol.

Pungent, sharp hops. Tastes like guava/pear juice, mango, pineapple and pine. Crisp and slightly sour with citrus rinds. Piney and grassy all the way through. A bitterness that is squashed some by sweet, light bready malts. The bitter hops show up again in the lingering aftertaste. Some resin with a little oily slickness. Finish is a little drying. Alcohol is noticeable, but it is not "hot". Easy drinking. Exceptional balance.

Edit: with the 12/25/15 batch I am noticing onion flavor that I never picked up before.

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4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was potent right from lift off. A hop bouquet of citrus, mostly of sutle tangerine and maybe pineapple. Malts are sweet and bready.
Equally enticing is the appearance. Brilliant clarity in this autumn amber. A fine head sits on top which has a dense and solid body. Retention is good in that the head lingers and refreshs easily with a gentile swirl. Sticky lacing on the glass as the beer level drops (which is common when I drink) and gentil carbonation.
Taste is sweet and bitter. A very hoppy ale and is equally bitter, sweet malts counteract the bitters a tad.
Flows easy across the palette with minimal effort and finishes again sweet and bitter that lingers well into the aftertaste.
Everthing works for this beer, aroma appearance and taste. I applaud Stone for thier attempt to ensure fresh beer. I get tired of buying premium beer at premium prices only to have it stale or old. PUT THE DAMN DATE ON THE DAMN BOTTLE.

sorry for the salty talk

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

From a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Enjoy by 11.9.12.

A-The beer was a clear and had a pretty copper/amber color. I got about one finger of just off-white head that departed quickly. Not very much lacing.

S-Huge aroma here. Lots of pine, sage, and alcohol spice. There was also some lemon and a touch of floral tropical fruit. I also picked up an earthy, oniony note.

T-I picked up some caramel and butterscotch flavors at first, but after that, the taste mostly followed the smell in flavor (pine, lemon, and a resiny touch of onion) and volume (huge flavors here). Not as tropical as some, with a bitter hoppiness and a nice powerful finish.

M-Not hugely carbonated, but there was a nice balanced feel here.

O-I wouldn't call this my favorite IIPA because I would have preferred a little more balance in the flavor profile, but if you want a big, bold, brash (i.e., Stone-type) beer, look no further.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 10,782 ratings
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