Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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:
#208
Reviews:
1,519
Ratings:
10,904
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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841
Gots:
3,193
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,904 |  Reviews: 1,519
Photo of yemenmocha
4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a luminous honey color with a touch of amber in there, and the head is full, rich, and creamy. Nose is simply a delight with a medley of tangerine, grapefruit, and pears. Palate offers a candied malt presence that is overtaken by the hop bitterness and fruity flavors - those that were noted in the aroma. Alcohol presence is completely masked. Light to medium bodied. Sinfully easy to drink.

Enjoy By 02/15/13

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of thecheapies
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fourth batch. On-tap at Fat Head's Pittsburgh.

Great clarity. Amber/orange in this light. Soppy little foam cap. Quaint look.

Tropical fruits, citrus, and pine. Papaya, grapefruit, orange, and grated lemon. Biscuit malts are in attendance, as well.

Dank citrus and tropical fruit hops pour out grapefruit, lemon, and papaya. Resinous oils remind of sappy pine. Malts have a mellow pale sweetness. Bitterness is surprisingly mild. Just an excellent DIPA.

Drinks smooth, with a light bitter burn in the throat. Carbonation creams the beer a bit. Plus feel.

Kickass stuff. Feed me another.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Duffman79
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Got it on tap at the City Beer Hall in Albany, where they were serving it in 8 oz glasses. . . . Body is clear golden with a white head that leaves behind really good sticky lace.

S: Dank hops - green, fresh hop smell. Piney and citrusy, but mostly piney. Strong nose.

T: Resiny, fresh hops are the first impression. There is a modest foundation of biscuity caramel malt, but it's overwhelmed by piney, grapefruity hops. Some earthiness and spiciness as well. Finishes with lingering resiny pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is medium as well.

O: Excellent stuff - this is a true hop-lover's dream. Dank and tasty.

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Photo of bnes09
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous lemon-orange color brew with exceptional clarity and a few, tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Solid finger and a half of egg-white head retreats to a thin film which remains for the rest of the drink and leaves behind small spots on the glass.

Bright, brilliant, fresh and unparalleled aroma. Lemon and orange zest, grapefruit, pine needles, juicy mango, ripe tropical fruits, honey and fresh cut grass.

The flavor delivers what it promises. This is by far the freshest IPA I have ever tasted. I love how the malt character is subtle with white and rye bread tones. This allows the hop flavors to come through full force with lemon rind, grapefruit, pine, and mild detergent. Leaf, oil and resin bitterness battle against a midwestern IPA tropical sweetness of mangos and tangerines. Absolutely perfect balance for a beer of this strength and complexity.

Mouthfeel: again, flawless! Perfect medium body, lighter than most DIPA's and this adds to the flavor. Oily at first then dry from middle to end. Crisp, dry finish leaves your palate begging for more. Perfectly carbonated.

This is more than a beer; it is a work of art. Such aggressive flavors yet such perfect balance and light, crisp, refreshing feel. I could drink this all day if it wasn't 9.4% abv. I love the combination of Midwest and West coast hop flavors. I also love the fresh IPA concept and if the name hadn't caught my eye, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Well-done.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Herky21
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of harrymel
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 04JUL13

Golden with a loose soapy white foam sheet. Smells nice: mango, pineapple, resin, biscuit, dextrose, bit of mint. Bitter, sweet, sugar sweetness, some onion, some body odor, some grapefruit. Medium bodied with moderately sharp carb and an off dry finish. This was better the first time I tried it, but I feel there are a couple characteristics here I'm growing tired of: onion and body odor in the IPAs - seems to be a palate trend for me lately unfortunately.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brewandbbq
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated 11/16/12, Enjoy by 12/21/12.

Pours sparkling clear coppery gold with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat with torn sheets of lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with mild hints of pear, peach, pine, cracked garlic, and grapefruit. Dank and fruity but not very pungent. Surprisingly subdued for such a freshie.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Bright citrus, pine, and light malt start the palate. Very low, smooth bitterness and dry with plenty of dank resin and pine-spiked fruit.

Finishes with lingering garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Slighty warming with hop aromas visiting again after each belch.

Tasty IPA and I'd be very happy to be able to drink this on a regular basis. The nose is a bit lacking though given the freshness and pedigree of the beer and compared with other freshies that I've had out of So Cal.
Pretty awesome though that I'm able to enjoy this beer just inside of two weeks old when I've never even been able to try a local bottled beer that fresh!

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jvillefan
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
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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Photo of PicoPapa
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 2 Bros in Salem Ct. Enjoy by 4-01-13. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some sweet citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is more of the same sweet citrus and tropical fruits but some pine as well. Good amount of bitterness. Some malt flavor but this one if hop forward for sure. Creamy ,heavy mouthfeel. A bit reminiscent of Ruination. Overall, this is a damn fine Imperial with that typical Stone taste. Glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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