Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American 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:
#340
Reviews:
1,548
Ratings:
11,034
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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Ratings: 11,034 |  Reviews: 1,548
Photo of yourefragile
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, thanks Richard.

Pours a light, clear golden amber with a finger of white head that fades to a thin collar and dots of lace. Aroma smells like Stone beer with Nelson and floral hops, citrus and earthy bitterness, lingering herbal notes. Flavor is more bitter than expected, strong malty body, sugar and chewy with resiny citrus bitterness in the finish. Medium thick and chewy, well carbonated. A solid Stone IPA, so...

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Photo of BobCobb
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of rmaste6282
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rado
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Bruery tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium yellow. One finger of bright white head that reduced to a thin layer.

S - Huge pine aroma up front with some grapefruit, peach and spice aroma present as well.

T - Big bitterness up front. Grapefruit, pine, lemon, orange zest and a touch of pineapple. The malt bill is barely present.

M - Light to medium body. full of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

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Photo of jhillwastaken
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of kaidasz
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's. Pint glass.

A: Pours an orange tinted golden, excellent clarity, a finger or so of white head, very good retention but not much lacing.

S: Smack of toffee with delicate undertone of citrus hops.

T: Lots of sweet, luscious caramel, some bright citrus tries to peek through, piney kick, and mild scrubbing bitterness on the backend.

M: Full bodied, medium carbonation with some bite.

O: Excellent DIPA, but less hoppy and more caramelly than ideal. Maybe the hops are already on the downhill.

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Photo of bryang002
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of popery
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04.01.13 on 3/5/13, which is four days after it came into local stores. Pours a nice bright medium honey tone. Looks pretty clear, maybe a touch of haze. Medium white head. Fine bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is full of bright hoppiness. It's a mix of floral, sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some things that come to mind: sweet grapefruit, tangerine, honeysuckle, peach, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, lavender. Very nice. Little to no malt contribution. Maybe just a bit of simple sweetness. The taste is chock full of hop flavor, and the bitterness is tuned just right for my palate. There's no bland bitterness to this beer. It's always complex and delicate hop flavor. Absolutely wonderful taste. Mouthfeel is light. Gentle carbonation. Long-lasting hop finish. No booziness. This is an excellent DIPA. I tried the first version and was less impressed, but perhaps, I didn't have a big enough pour or something. This beer is tasty. If you like hops, I can't recommend it highly enough. Kudos to Stone.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden orange clear body with a bone white contrasting head. I swear this thing would glow in the dark.

Smells of juicy tropical fruits, dank grass, and pine. Tons of aroma.

Ahhh the joys of fresh ipa. Mango, floral, piney, and a light onion finish.

Mouthfeel is about right. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Very clean.

I loved every minute of this beer and quite possibly Stone's best beer.

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Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lighter shade of yellow-amber. Slightly hazy. Forms a large, fluffy, off-white head that has good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is all hops, but not as powerful as expected. Never-the-less, the aroma is all hops: citrus, lemon, pine, and a bit of hoppy spice.

T: Light malts and a bit of biscuit. Then the hops kick in. Lemon, peppery spice, pine, and some citrus. There is a bit of a white grape quality, maybe some Nelson Sauvin in the mix?

M: On the heavier side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Mild dryness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: A very nice beer. Full on West Coast style IIPA.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of claspada
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent golden color with a big white foamy head that settles leaving plenty of splotchy lacework.

Aromas are all hops here; citrus, pine, pineapple. Then I get the spicy, white grape, kiwi and stone fruit qualities. Finally there are some hints of onion and chive. This is truely a fruit salad of juicy hops. Malt is pretty much impossible to detect beyond a hint of pale malt sweetenss.

The tastes fall a little short from the pop that the aroma had. The hops flavors all listed above (tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of dankness) are there in some form but clash and seem to form a melange of green hop flavors. The pale malt sweetness is there to balance the abundance of hop flavor that is packed into the hop monster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is intially dry and lightly bitter but the resinous bitterness increases more as more as you work through the bottle.

Overall I really like this idea of offering freshly hopped beers with a drink by date and I really enjoyed this beer but the inflated price tag (due to the cost of bottling/shipping so fast, huge late hop bill and small hype due to limited distribution) make this a bit under-whelming. While no means a bad beer, it's actually a great beer, it's by no means the be all and end all of DIPAs.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Lookjoesays
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jmalex
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jodan
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a lively light gold; the head is just off-white and has a few big bubbles bursting. I get a big, juicy aroma from 10-12 inches away. The head settles within a minute or two to a light covering, and after a few sips to a light ring, leaving the beer looking a bit too quiet, or too much like apple juice.

I smell grapefruit, green apple, mango, pineapple; subtle floral, sweet, and spice notes. Definitely mango and tropical fruit.

Mild carbonation, very smooth feel in the mouth, medium body with lingering tingle of bitterness. The hops flavor is not as intensely fruity as it is on the nose; rather more spice and green flavors emerge with the bitterness. The beer has marvelous balance and perfect harmony of flavors. A nice peak of malty sweetness crests just as the hop bitterness begins to settle in, and they both exit smoothly and slowly, allowing each sip to be fully enjoyed for a full, happy moment.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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