Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
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96.4%
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4.42 w/ 10,782 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:
#201
Reviews:
1,501
Ratings:
10,782
Liked:
10,399
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
9.05%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
826
Gots:
3,137
Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,782 |  Reviews: 1,501
Photo of BoRaeCho
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of beerbully
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass

A-hazy golden hue white foamy head about 1/2 inch; thick lacing

S-got a burst of citrus hops from about two inches away as I was checking the appearance of the brew...gives off a ton of aroma...tropical fruit bomb quite floral...smells great

T-follows the nose...citrus hops...grapefruit, mango, lemon, delicious

M-chewy, juicy hops, slick feeling, medium body

O-great beer, very drinkable given the abv

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Photo of rangr514
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of swetsastonic
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of digdug1810
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8/17/2012

A: Gold with an orange hue to it.

S: Lots of tropical fruits.. hops.. typical of a juicy cali DIPA

T: The tropical fruits from the nose hit me first with idk.. mango.. papya.. pineapple.. grapefruit.. etc... then some malt.. then what was the turnoff for me.. onion

M: good mouthfeel.. refreshing at first.. then a bit sticky from the hop oils

O: Cool idea from Stone getting the beer out to markets so quick.. was very excited to try it and glad i did... would i go out of my way to get it again.. probably not.. enjoyed their 10th anniversary ruination a bunch more, still another quality release from Stone

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Photo of 99firehawkman
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SkitzIrish3
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I stopped into my bottle shop today and found out about this one. I'm on the final few sips and I hope there is more at my shop tomorrow. I'm not an expert reviewer nor very familiar with DIPA. This is probably my 9th or 10th. I'm not really a big IPA fan...But this DIPA does the trick. Minimal malts, beautiful citrus, floral, and slight tropical fruit from the hops, and a bit of heat coming in but slapped around by the hops. My favorite DIPA and probably Top Five (of 400+) in my young beer drinking career.

Get it while it's fresh! Thanks Stone!

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -9.5%

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

Bottle dated 8/17/2012 into a FW tulip.

A: Golden orange with lots of lacing.

S: Lots of pine at the forefront followed by nice fruity and citrus notes Alcohol goes fairly unnoticed.

T: Hops, Hops and more hops. What more would you expect from a DIPA. Following the nose nice juicy fruits also hit your pallet. I also taste a little to slight malt backbone.

M: very easy to drink and very refreshing.

O: What a cool concept by Stone and great execution. This is my favorite Stone offering I have had to date by a landslide. As others have noted this beer reminds me a lot of Nelson. Which is perfectly fine by me as that is a stellar beer. Get this while you can if you can.

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Photo of darkmoon66
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Matt
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

spent most of wednesday, 08.22.12, searching for this beer. i live in san diego too! bottle on date: 08.17.12

i want to compare this to pliny for some reason - maybe it's because both beers strive on how close to the bottle date you can get your hands on it - plus they both have green labels gloating that you better not age this behemoth.

it's not as pretty as pliny, but its as inviting of an appearance as the best of ipas.

cold, this ipa smells of a mango and orange marmalade version of a fresh pliny - so far very different. closer to RT, this may be the best smelling ipa of all time - this is coming from the guy that singly-handily consumed 6 ruinations on the sole purpose of smelling each freshly cracked bottle...

the taste isn't stone. they must have contracted this beer out - it cant be a stone beer. if it didn't hit me like a 9.4%, i would drink this all day long - in fact i'd take a vacation day just to do so. a bunch of green and orange tropical fruits come to mind, plus a basket of spring flowers take over - not descriptive enough, well too bad because this is what came to mind.

the mouthfeel is spot on - they filtered it and forced carbonated it so it could be as fresh as possible - plus i think bottle conditioning actually deteriorates the natural hop freshness - either way they naturally artificially carbonated this perfectly just so i can see a bottle on date of 081712 and drink it on 082212.

i'm going to spend most of thursday trying to get my hands on more bottles - seeing how i feel like i exhausted most of the stores that are suppose to carry it. great work mitch steele et al. ...

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MLasoski
5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light golden color and you can easily see right through this well filtered beer. Hop aroma is present a good distance from the nose. Hops are strong on the spices - almost fresh cracked pepper and basil - with a small amount of citrus. Some malty sweetness on the backend but certainly not the star. Thank you Stone for enforcing freshness of this hoppy beer.

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Photo of mjr2377
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Vasko5m
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of kendellmarie
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Gehrig13
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/21/2012

Bottle purchased from South Park location after being charged for a piece of glassware I didn't want and wasn't told I was buying. Rad. Snifter.

A: Orange with perfect transparency and two fingers of beige froth that linger for a few minutes, eventually receding in craters, caverns, and chasms. Lots of lacing.

S: Dank marijuana with a dash of onion. Lots of tangerine and orange. Grainy malt lingering beneath with a pretty strong Nelson hop presence, redolent of white grape and gooseberry. Evident honeydew and a little alcohol.

T: Juicy apricot and tangerine with lots of honeydew and cantaloupe. There's a firm Nelson presence with notes of white grape and gooseberry. Bitterness is at a moderate level and devoid of astringency. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Lots of hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. Light malt influence and a faint sweetness that wards off palate fatigue.

M: Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: This is nice. It's not only good but it also breaks away from the typical Stone house character, which I appreciate. Enjoyable and difficult to fault.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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