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:
10,737
Reviews:
1,489
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
815
Gots:
3,117
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,737 |  Reviews: 1,489
Photo of Stezz420
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.54/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

November 30th, 2012 - Stone's next iteration in the expiration series demands a pre-Christmas consumption. The color is the standard grain colored gold with a white head and a short statured head, and from this we catch touches of a bright and weedy smell. Grassy memories of soccer matches as a kid and clumsy face first tumbles into the turf are conjured here in the scent, with some spurts of pineapple juice, and even a bite or two of fresh, peppery mango. The flavor is milder than expected, given the nose, with a balanced mellowness. The intensity of the flavor is flat and predictable, consistent from beginning to end, but hoppy and well colored. It's that Stone hop profile that's practically Koch's signature, but it works well here, with all its marijuana and orange overtones, and once again, I am inclined to drinking this well before its date.

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Photo of beavpwr99
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oap--1127
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jimevans
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uccle81
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BadgerConn
3.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The 10/31 enjoy by does not stack up to previous releases. Won't waste my money on this again.

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Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber.

The aroma offers breadiness, white sugar, light peach, pine, resin, hints of dankness.

The flavor follows with sugary sweetness up front, hints of pineapple and grapefruit, pine, intense resinous bitterness throughout, medium plus bitterness with lingering resin, pine, and herbal. Hints of alcohol come through as well. Mouthfeel is medium.

Sweet, pine, resin, sugary sweet candy. Quite drinkable, but flavor is weak compared to newer aged East Coast brews.

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Photo of Raymonkaufmann
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tmappenzeller
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalebM
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssato27
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainsdaughter
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know what everyone else is drinking but this beer is delicious. I don't usually give into the hype but this beer delivers.
L: Tangerine orange with slight carbonation. Cool amber hue that you can see right through. 1 inch head that dissipates after a few minutes
S: Smells magnificent. Clementines, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya a citrus bomb, with really no hint of malt.
T: Tastes even better than it smells. After having Heady and Focal Banger and a handful of delicious New England IPA's and DIPA's this is a refreshing West Coast style Double. At an insane abv. of 9.4% there is no presence of any alcohol whatsoever. This beer is a straight citrus bomb that tastes like an orange julius. Taste's like a Tree House Julius but even better.
O: This might be one of my favorite beers, I can't find a single flaw in this and I am really surprised that this beer is not rated higher. Crazy how drinkable this 9.4% beer is!

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Photo of beernewbie285
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcole524
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justindemino
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a beer. The smell is fresh dank piney grapefruit hops. Some noticable onion smell. The taste is a bit sweet wih some bitter citrus. Very flavorful and the alcohol is well hidden. nb

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Photo of Houblon
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bill69
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glass_house
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 10.31.15

Enjoyed on 10.9.15 in a Belgian tulip, mission accomplished. Pours a deep hazy amber-gold with two fingers of frothy white head that leaves a nice cap and lots of sticky lacing. Smell is an interesting mixture of fresh cut grass, pine, bitter citrus, peach, and cat piss.

The taste brings an interesting medley in line with the nose. The first impression is dank and grassy, followed by some floral/tropical sweetness, and finally a sharp bite from the resionous pine. Juicy. The light caramel malt is subtle and balances the hop flavors well. Medium body, medium carb with a slightly oily feel that coats the palate thoroughly. There's no mistaking that this is a big beer, but it drinks surprisingly smooth for something north of 9%.

Very very good and I look forward to having it again. Doubt I'd ever want to buy a whole six-pack, but will certainly grab a single here and there when I see it.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,737 ratings.
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