Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BA SCORE
4.42/5
10,806 Ratings
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:
#203
Reviews:
1,508
Ratings:
10,806
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
826
Gots:
3,147
Trade:
21
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip

Appearance: Pour produced at least a two finger fluffy white head that settled down to a small head that never went away. Color is a bright golden to dingy orange.

Smell: Tons of floral and citrus aromas. Grapefruit rind, orange peel, pineapple and mango blend together with resiny, piney hops. Am also picking up on some caramel sweetness, too.

Taste: Up front the citrus notes dominate. I am tasting mango, pineapple, and some orange. This one is very fruit forward to me for a DIPA. There is some floral and grassy notes in the middle but does not dominate and the hoppiness is evident but very well integrated. Bitterness is present but so is some sweetness that evens everything out.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy to me?! The bitterness is there but not to the point that it makes me pucker. Carbonation is moderate and this beer has that drying affect on the palate.

Overall: One great DIPA! The entire experience was enjoyable because no one aspect dominated and it is bitter and hoppy while being sweet and tropical at the same time. Simply one of the best, IMO.

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4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13oz tulip.

A - Very light colored, clear DIPA. Solid 2 and 1/2' head, excellent lacing throughout, active in the glass and a small head remains throughout. Near perfect.

S - Pine resin, tons of white grapes and lemon citrus.

T - Not as good as the nose suggests but still good. All the same aspects I mentioned in the nose, but this is all about a white grape, almost dry white wine hoppy flavor. Very unique. Never had a DIPA flavor profile like this. Solid.

M - a little prickly finish from the hops, and not as bitter as it is dry. Malt almost non-existent. Really, this beer is like a white grape DIPA finishing as a dry white wine would. Not very sticky and resinous as you'd expect from a West Coast DIPA or a big Stone IPA.

O - Very unique brew. Mind-blowing? Not for me but very good. I can easily see how this unique profile could be mind-blowing for others though. I can appreciate this beer for sure.

Suggested. It's a hope lover's unique experience of what can also be done with hops...

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- Pours a nice caramel color with a 2" off-white head. Big waves and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- Big pungent pine, grapefruit, caramel, big floral and herbal notes.

T- caramel, citrus, slight mint, bitter grapefruit rind, some spice and nice pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has some effervescence and creaminess.

O- Good dipa. Lots of floral and herbal notes makes this beer different from most dipa's. Really enjoyed "Enjoyed By", pun intended.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a bright gold with a nice two fingered foamy head and loads of carbonation. The layer of foam is thick and sticks around for a good long time!

S - Resiny and vinous grapefruit rind, oranges, pineapple, mangos, and all blend together for a spicy tropical fruit rind nose.

T - Oily with lots of tropical fruit rind: pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, and spicy resins. Caramel malt is present but very light and subdued. The spicy character comes through with some onion zest, and the alcohol level is very well hidden. A little bit of grassiness is also mixed in with the assertive spice.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, and coats the mouth with a spicy layer of rindy resins.

O - As a lover of IPA's, this is a phenominal beer that once again shows Stone is more than capable of brewing great IPA's. The entire concept of this project is a great idea and I hope they continue brewing this particular beer or other big IPA's with the same idea. great job, Stone!

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a mostly clear, golden straw color. There is a just off-white head of one finger with fades to a thin cap with some larger bubbles. Nice curtains of lace.

S: A lot of West Coast style hops. Tropical flavors, mango, pineapple, citrus and grapefruit meld with resinous, earthy pine.

T: The tropical fruit flavors are here but more subdued than in the aroma. Just some citrus really. Fairly bitter with grass cutting, pine and herbal hop notes. A small amount of caramel provides a semblance of balance, but it is no match for the hops. Bitter hops and alcohol comprise the long, lingering finish.

M: Medium bodied and slightly oily. Alcohol heat is present along with mild but effervescent carbonation.

O: A great IPA, very much West-Coast style. Love the concept of the enjoy-by thing.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,806 ratings
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