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Stone 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:
#200
Reviews:
1,517
Ratings:
10,861
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
833
Gots:
3,178
Trade:
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Ratings: 10,861 |  Reviews: 1,517
Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Cork City Pub at Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface if the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of pine hops with lighter amounts of citrus and grapefruit hops. Very light hints of alcohol and some caramel malt sweetness.

T: There is light caramel malt body for this beer that imparts a light amount of sweetness. There is a strong flavor of pine hops with some more moderate amounts of citrus and grapefruit hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers. Very delicious.

M:Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink. This is probably the best beer that I have ever had from Stone and glad that I live in one of the three states getting this beer. Hope I get to have another one of these before the enjoy by date. Little bit of a palate wrecker

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Photo of ehammond1
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Stone Brewing co.
Escondido, Ca

Clear orange with a small ring of off-white, soapy head, eventually leaving irregular lines and webs of lace down the glass. Very pretty, as are all of Stone's IPAs.

Well balanced, but bold aroma of juicy citrus fruits, some earth (onion? but very mild), and a little bit of pine. A strong, obviously fresh aroma.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as it's marvelously flavorful while being still balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. Big notes of citrus and white fruits combine with mild pine and moderate bitterness complete this IPA.

Medium body with crisp, high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Thirst quenching.

A very nice, obviously fresh IPA.

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Photo of miked234
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Dijeriduster
3.64/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bomber into a pint glass following a 4 hour chill. Thanks to Sol Markets for selling their 2nd to last bottle.

A - Clear filtered IPA with darker orange hue. Fair head is slighty off white and has oddly large bubbles?

S - People could smell this from across the house. Very nice piney hop smell, some grapefruit and citrus present but not as much as I would expect. A little booze in the nose too.

T - Strong piney bitterness per the nose it opens up in the back of the palate with quite a depth of hoppy flavors. Most IPA's don't have this many types of hops, though I think the complexity takes away from the beer a little. Somewhat ruinous in that your palate just can't detect the hops on your 3rd sip like they can on the first.

M - Somewhat thin given the high booze to malty ratio. Goes down smooth but I'd like just a little more heft to it.

O - Somewhat disappointing overall actually. Nice and fresh yes, but nothing that is instantly seared in your brain like an Alpine Duet or BP Sculpin or Surly Furious. Albeit I am spoiled by fresh So Cal IPA's all day, everyday but this wasn't something I would rush out to buy again. Its basically Ruination with a different hop bill late in the boil.

Still, I gotta hand it to Stone for the concept here. The majors all tout bottle dating and such, but its high time attention is brought to skunky craft brews that have sat on store shelves too long...

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Photo of Popp24
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AWL
3/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought 2 of these bombers for $6.99 each, because that's all that my store would sell me. But if this stuff was readily available, I would buy it by the case at that price. Moving on...

A - Pours a beautiful golden orange with a 2 finger off white head.

S - (This was my favorite part) A HUGE waft of piney and citrusy hops hit you right away. There is a little bit of a biscuty malt smell, but mainly just lots of fresh hops. I always thought that the emphasis on drinking extremely fresh west coast IPAs was a little over exaggerated, but this is pretty awesome.

T - There is a huge hop presence and plenty of grapefruit and pine flavored hops hit you as soon as you take a sip, but I was shocked that this didn't really taste very bitter at all - considering how "big" of an IPA it was. IT went down dangerously easy and had an IPA flavor that I have never really experiences before.

M - Mouth feel was pretty typical for a west coast IPA. Medium body, pretty heavy carbonation.

O - I wish this beer was more widely distributed, but if you see it in your store... tackle it. Especially at $6.99 a bomber...

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Photo of Fibrillator
4.92/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A classic representation of west coast ipa, but fresh for an east coast guy.

Importantly, my beer colleague who is a stout maven ( usually bourbon barrel or coffee) liked it.

He was able to cross over because of the beauty of this fresh, floral, settling beer.

Being an ipa nut, I found this exceptional and can't wait for next iteration.

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

Beautiful yellow-orange oy, excellent clarity, scattered carbonation streams, topped by four fingers of white various sized micro-bubbles. Gorgeous drippy lacing.

Aroma of oranges, apricots, hints of grapefruit and lemon. Clean, fresh, inviting.

A small sturdy caramel foundation is quickly engulfed by an explosion of fresh juicy citrus. Nice bitter snap at the swallow. Big bitter tingles in the afterglow. Very fresh taste overall.

Smooth steady medium mouthfeel.

Another terrific Stone IPA, and the freshness angle comes shining through. Grab a few of these if it comes to your area.

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Photo of axeman9182
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle being enjoyed nine days out from bottling. It was poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Stone's Enjoy By IPA pours a translucent tangerine, with some goldenrod highlights. Two plus fingers of frothy white foam cap the beer and show some decent staying power. Lacing reveals the head to be fairly sticky, but it doesn't absolutely coat the glass like the best do. The nose is absolutely fantastic. Waves of mango, pineapple, and gooseberry come through, with just a little bit of grapefruit thrown in for good measure. If the aroma was just a bit more pungent, it would be perfect. Each sip greets my palate with just a little bit of malt, some light caramel and bready notes. The hops are a little more unbalanced here, with lots of mango and white wine grape here, and just a little bit of the more citrusy flavors. The Nelson Sauvin hops actually get just a little overbearing at times. Still though, the flavor here is one instance where I wish scoring was in quarter point increments so I could give this beer its full due. The mouthfeel is superb, highlighted by an unbelievably light and lean body. I've had 6-7%ABV IPAs with heavier/chewier bodies than the one I find here. The carbonation, while lively, could stand to pop a little more. I love the idea behind Stone's Enjoy By IIPA, and this super fresh hop bomb lives up to its promise and then some. I'm just glad NJ was one of the markets to receive it.

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Photo of aquaphiliac
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clean, golden color with a thick, modest-in-size head. A steady stream of carbonation is visible pouring from the bottom of my tulip glass. Pretty standard for a DIPA... nothing to hint at any distinctive qualities.

The smell is where this beer starts to get interesting: awesomely complex for an IPA. Usually, even in "sweeter" IPAs, the hops really dominate the smell but in Stone's Enjoy By, there is a wonderful mix of citrus flavors fused with the Hops. Scent is thick; I can tell that this is going to be an intense beer flavor-wise. Easily one of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

The taste is complex. Right off the bat I get fruity notes; first sweet... some lemon, mango mix then bitter fruits... BIG grapefruit taste accompanied by orange rind. It is on the back end of the sip that you get hit by the hop flavor. While this doesn't pack the hop punch of Ruination (also by Stone), the sheer amount of juiciness and flavor in this beer MORE than makes up for the decreased bitterness (which I happen to love).

This beer continues to stand out in the mouthfeel. The thickness; dare I say "chewiness" reminds me of something like Founder's Double Trouble (to be reviewed in the near future) and that is a very, very good thing. Great fullness in the body of this beer which compliments the fruitiness that is on showcase. Maybe not the most drinkable beer in the world but beers this flavorful rarely are. A good amount of carbonation rounds this beer out.

For $6.99, I thought this was a great deal but maybe that was in light of my [unfortunate] trend towards buying more expensive bottles of beer lately. Bottom line, was easily one of the best beers I've ever tried and possibly my favorite.

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Photo of SageO
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of xdtfx
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a crystal clear golden color. Massive amount of thick mouse like white foam. Leaves decent amounts of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

S - aroma is intense and just teaming with hops. Strong notes of lemon rind and zest along with hemp oil. Candied orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple follow while a background of grass, flowers, and toasty bread round out the nose.

T - light crusty bread flavor up front which is quickly demolished by strong rindy bitterness. The bitterness of grapefruit rind is balanced by fleshy orange pulp notes. Floral flavors on the backend with more grapefruit bitterness which linger long past the finish.

M - crisp, lighter-medium bodied. High, bubbly carbonation emphasizes the crisp character.

O - This is a fantastic DIPA. It just hits all the high notes for me. It might just be how fresh it is but this is going down as one of the best DIPAs i have ever drank.

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Photo of fox227
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of erha2
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some peach and apricot aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, earthy and herbal hops, and a malt finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some solid herbal hop flavors.

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

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours an absolutely translucent light gold with a big white head.

S: Aroma loaded with tropical fruits and citrus. Huge sweet pineapple and grapefruit, mango, vanilla, pale malt wafting out behind.

T: Doughy, slight grassy and herbal bitterness, a bit of alcohol, pineapple and orange. Juicy. Sweet yet balanced. A little resinous (earthy onion) as it warms.

M: Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Really great DIPA. The aroma is fantastic (reminds me a bit of Lagunitas Sucks) and I like the concept behind the beer as well.

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Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of noahfree
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewey for $15...Nelson on steroids! If you appreciate both Alpines Nelson and Stones Ruination then you will love this crazy beer. Never thought Stone would brew this but they continue to amaze me. Tastes like a small batch brew, but from a big ol' brewey. Keepin' it real....Amazing beer, buy it if you can get it before 9/21/12!

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Photo of HalfFull
3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Those crazy guys at Stone. First they tell mi I'm not worthy, then they tell me when to drink my beer. It's mine now, I bought it. Sure it was yours back then but this is now. So I drink this NOW of my own choice, not through any Stone coercion cause I don't play that game if you know what I'm sayin'.

Bomber poured into a globe glass after a bit of warming from fridge temp. Pours a clear golden with a nice boil of carbonation from the base. Offers a nearly white cap which shows decent retention and light lace.

Nose of citrus, pine and a hint of shallot/onion but subtle in that regard. Not picking up on the tropical notes at all. Lightly bitter and subtle as the bitterness lingers through the finish.

Flavor tends back towards the citric hops in the mix. Quite light in the malt substance yet the ABV is deceptive nonetheless. Good taste but not earth shattering by any means. Decent feel with a moderate linger of the light malts and a good spritzy carb. level. Overal a bit mixed. Good but not worth the media nor the price.

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Photo of blackcompg
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a very fresh bomber on 8/25/12...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of tight creamy eggshell head, body is a gorgeous glowing and just slightly hazy light yellow orange amber. Gorgeous intricate webbed lacing coats the glass at the end of the session.

Smell - OMG!! Huge grapefruit, pine, light tropical fruits, orange peel, rich oily hops!

Taste - Starts with huge oily grapefruit peels and pine, bright green sticky hops, green grass, floral hops, lavender...in the back and into the finish there are huge herbal hops, fresh cut green onion, chive, and even a hint of basil, finish is more of the same with dried grapefruit pith - just incredible!

Mouthfeel - Actully on the lighter side of medium, this feels light and bright with an almost silky smoothness in the mouth - carb is nearly medium but not harsh, carb begins smooth but then has some bright, nearly sharp edges near the back of the tongue. Finish is on the dry side with a few poine needles and hop oils in the mouth corners.

Overall - The complexity of hops here is beyond description - huge citrus flavors, but not sweet at all - also alot of floral and herbal hop flavors here too. DON'T let my mention of lavender, onion, chive and basil throw you - you have to taste this to believe it - it's like a perfect symphony of super fresh pungent bright green hop nuances, especially citrus, floral and herbal - and there is a slight sweetness here, but its seems completely natural, the level you might get from a slightly under-ripe yellow grapefruit. This is what hopslam would taste like without the honey. Your mouth will be alive after each sip, I'm going to purchase alot more of this!

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,861 ratings
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