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:
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of denver10
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden with a yellow hue, slight white head and lots of effervescence. A pretty nice aroma; huge sweet and juicy citric hops on top of a slight malt underbelly. Slighlty dank. Similarly wonderful flavor. Huge citric hops that are so juicy and sweet, a touch of some hoppy resin, all on top of a thin malt underbelly. A nice crisp, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I'd have to put this as the best Stone ipa offering I have yet to try.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 4oz. pour off tap at Back Bay Tavern (Newport Beach, CA) on 20-Jun-15

Tasted this against Ritual's Art of Dankness and Noble's Wakatu Showers.
This one was definitely the piney-est and grassiest of the three, and in a good, balanced way. Enjoy By's will always be a solid DIPA option, but I actually enjoyed the Wakatu Showers more, which was more citrusy.

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 2/15/13... duh?

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Served a beautiful, glistening, gold color with tons of visible carbonation and about a 1.5 finger head that stuck around for a while.

S: The strong air freshening aroma of pine and fresh hops started to fill the room a mere few seconds after I popped the cap. There was also a nice pomegranate component along with some fresh clean linen. Simply awesome!

T: Refreshingly badass, with a sweet, fruity component and enough hops to satisfy even the most ardent hophead. To be honest though, this one finished fairly sweet and clean, without the usual pine pithiness I often get in an IPA this size.

M: Sure, there was a nice prickle to the carbonation, but this was not a boozy, bitter pill at all.... quite the contrary. The ABV was dangerously hidden.

O: One of the best IPAs I've had in the last couple of years and the best I've had so far in 2013. Also, for only $7.99/bomber, this was a real inexpensive treat!

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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 9.49. Enjoy by 4/1/13. Served in a pint glass.

Pours clear golden yellow with a full fluffy two fingers of white head that laces well.

Nose is a blast of hoppy goodness. Grapefruit, pine, orange and mango.

The smell wasn't misleading! Huge mango, orange, pineapple, pine, pepper and mild sweet bread. So yeah- lots of fruity hop flavor. And my description doesn't do it justice. This goes down much smoother than you may expect for over 9% abv.

Oily, slick medium body with appropriately crisp carbonation. Dry, bittersweet orangey pine finish.

Wow. I'm mighty glad the Enjoy By series finally found it's way to Georgia. It's a damn fine hop explosion that I would happily drink any time.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 10,754 ratings.
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