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:
10,754
Reviews:
1,493
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
3,128
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 10,754 |  Reviews: 1,493
Photo of Urk1127
2.3/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Semi hazy light orange. White head
Smell of orange, mango, cat piss and onion. The taste is strong citrus and pine. A bit of raw onion. Feel is medium thick.

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Photo of wheresblue
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nomad93
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time reviewer here...

10/31/15 edition, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip style glass. Pours a beautiful deep amber color with a half finger head that quickly dissipated. Smell is very pleasant, not too intense especially for a double IPA. Taste is truly excellent, wonderfully hoppy and piney without being too intense. There is a Wonderful aftertaste that sticks with you, almost bring out some fruitier (?) notes the more you savor. Mouth feel is very smooth, and the beer is not too effervescent. Overall a wonderful beer, and one of the better IPAs I have had yet.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Waggman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stolenface1
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sentimetal
3.51/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Went to the store looking to get a 4 pack of Double Jack and came out with a six pack of Stone Enjoy by 10.31.15 instead - cost a little over $18 after taxes. I will start off by saying Enjoy By has always been hit or miss for me. Anyway, onto the categories

Pretty slow pour into a Spiegelau IPA glass:

Look [4.5] - A nice deep golden color with plenty of white, butty head. Absolutely no bubbles flowing up - not a big deal. The color is what you'd expect from a standard American IPA - good head retention and lace following the glass quite well. You wouldn't think this beer is 9.4% abv judging by the appearance.

Smell [3.75] - An orange/mango aroma followed by a spicy, bitter aroma. Mimics the taste quite well.

Taste [3.25] - This is where the disappointment set in for me. As the beer hits your tongue you get a splash of orange and mango followed by pure hop bitterness. As someone who considers themselves a hop head, I welcome the occasional bitter bite, but in this beer, it seems to be a very sloppy transition. As the beer warms up, the bitterness is prevalent from start to finish, which actually improves the taste and you get a more complex hop flavor, still not much malt, which I can understand that this is the nature of this very time sensitive DIPAs.

Feel [4] - Great mouth feel. Just enough carbonation combined with a slight creaminess - this really saves the beer for me. The beer goes down quite smooth despite the absolute hop-dominated profile. Really love the mouth feel.

Overall [3.5] Not a bad imperial IPA by any means, but considering the price tag, this beer is nothing special. The well balanced mouth feel is the real standout for this beer for me. The taste is what you'd expect from a Stone Enjoy By DIPA - hops, hops, hops. As much as I love double IPAs, I tend to rely on some malt backbone - even as someone who enjoys a pungent hop taste, the lack of a malt presence really leaves a bit to be desired. I wouldn't recommend picking up the 6 pack if you're looking for a good DIPA. I wish I had picked up the bomber instead. This beer is pure Stone - lots of hops. That being said, unless you let the beer warm up a bit, you won't taste the or notice the 9.4% ABV whatsoever. Letting it warm up, there's a slight heat to it, which I do enjoy. Otherwise at 35-40 F this beer is deceptively drinkable for anyone well versed in west coast IPAs.

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Photo of johnbpark
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass
L: Nothing remarkable. Frothy white head, which dissipates. Nice golden sheen, a note darker than your typical lager. Little bit of lacing.
S: As soon as I popped off the bottlecap, I could smell this beer. Straight up fresh hoppiness In the glass, there is a really nice maltyness. Hop aromas are very floral and sweet, as well as fruity aromas. No alcohol aroma either
T: As good as the smell, sweet, fruity, and floral. Almost juicy in nature. Malt is present and quite welcome to bring everything home and provide balance. So tastey
F: Definately a little biting bitterness, but it is so well balanced. Actually surprised by how easy this one goes back. Smooth as hell
O: An awesome beer. Straight up really impressed with what Stone is doing with this beer.

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Photo of MjamesL
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of martinfletwood
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wesinator
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vicinandp
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of foundersfan1
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 10/31/15

Starts off with a pitch perfect golden appearance and wonderful frothy white head. Fresh is certainly what the nose screams of, incredible grapefruit an floral aromas smack me in the face. Very grassy flavor, unexpected but not necessarily unwanted. The flavor still hides some of those tropical citrus notes but they take a backup role for sure. Creamy, and sticks in the mouth but does not overstay it's welcome.

Everything I had heard about "Enjoy By" was certainly backed up, the grassy flavors are not what I am used to in an IPA but it works incredibly well with the grapefruit and tropical fruits. Going to be picking up more of this while it is still fresh.

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Photo of Brianw1982
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brian_Anderson
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anonymoose
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.31.15 edition. The beer comes in an orange color. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is sweet malt, ripe cantaloupe, and honeydew. The best batch I've had so far and my favorite beer from Stone.

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Photo of WestmontDon
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beergasm1
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10/31/15

Look: Awesome golden color, with a pretty good head. A good amount of lacing left on the glass

Smell: hops are very forward, smell of grapefruit time. A bit of alcohol comes with a rustic smell.

Taste: I get some grapefruit, a bit of some of some grassy notes. I also get some citrus, with a little bit of alcohol burn on the back end. But for basically 10% beer can't really complain.

Feel:Very nice Feel, all almost a bit oatmeal creamy, with a medium carbonation. Great mouthful.

Overall: I was expecting more of a troptical bomb, the grassy citrusy Is a new taste for me on this beer

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Photo of mrjosephruiz88
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10.31.15 batch.

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Photo of Briken
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 10,754 ratings.
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