Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BA SCORE
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
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Trade:
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Ratings: 10,782 |  Reviews: 1,501
Photo of BeerforLunch
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of DrJay
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.12.13
Bright orange/gold colour with a sticky, dense, eggshell cap. Good head retention and lasting lacing. Crazy hop aroma. Tons of grapefruit and orange, juicy, slightly tropical, bright and fresh. Nicely balanced flavour too. Lots of bitterness, sweetness, citrus, and alcohol. Lingering bitterness, earthy and citrus, with mild alcohol spiciness and some higher alcohol character. Mild warmth, medium plus body with smooth carbonation, excellent texture. This was really good -- balanced, bold and fresh.

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Photo of myteam24
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of scbeerman
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GFM
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Enjoy by 2/14/15) 22oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a clear golden color (lighter than I would have expected), two finger head, noticeable carbonation bubbles. Resilient lacing. Inviting classic citrus IPA scent. Crisp, medium-bodied feel with a little bite from the carbonation. Wonderful hoppy taste but not overly bitter, has some malt backbone that gives some balance. But still very hop-centric. Overall, fantastic. (9.5)

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Photo of stella77artois
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Fleming Place in Topeka, KS. Bottle on 08/?/13. Enjoy by 9/13/13. Enjoyed out of a Tallgrass cervoise glass. Poured straight from the fridge.

Appearance: 2 fingers of tight, off white head from a gentle pour. Nice honey colored body and lacing.

Smell: A wonderful waterfall of hop cones. Green pine needles, floral citrus, pineapple and orange peel (like smelling a lemon or an orange before you eat it). Also a bit of green grass in the end. It's like smelling a handful of hop cones. A bit of sweet booze pops up.

Taste: Bright citrus fruits. Lemon zest and orange peel. A bitter pinyness and some grass. A sweet, sturdy malt backbone. Some biscuity malt. Finishes with a bitter herbalness. You can feel the ABV but it's not offensive.

Mouthfeel: Lower carbonation with a medium to full mouthfeel. A substantial beer though one I feel like taking gulps of. Very warming and sweet.

Overall: I just love the nose on this! Worth it just for that. The ABV is never too much and just comes off as sweet and mingles with the malt. Worth the $8 or so dollars. Stone just keeps bringing out the fun beers and I am so glad they're now in KS. One worthy of the hype!
Sipped on and contemplated while enjoying some aged Cheddar and Cryptopsy's None So Vile.

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Photo of bp4171
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Frink
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth. It delivers the alcohol in the taste, but still very good. Fantastic aftertaste. I would drink again, but in a limited fashion as it delivers a punch.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Myotus
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 1 minute. Yellow in color. There is an abundance of both medium and large sized bubbles rising towards the top. Lacing is thick, but moderate.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of floral hops, mango, papaya, apricot, and pineapple that entangle with mild aromas of grapefruit, orange, piney hops, and bready malts along with hints of bitter hops.
TASTE: Strong floral hop, mango, papaya, apricot (no pineapple, though... I suppose not every IPA can be a Yellow Rose) flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by mild piney hop flavors. Mild grapefruit and orange flavors come onto the palate next along with subtle bready malt flavors. Subtle bitter hops and a hint of alcohol finish off this delicious symphony as all previous flavors persist, except piney hops, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth and finishes with a horribly strong dryness (please get me some water).
NOTE: What an amazing Double IPA. It wasn't overly bitter and the 9.4% could barely be tasted. The major downfall in this brew was the mouthfeel. I will definitely be buying the next Enjoy By.

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Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cold_1
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arfenhouse
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

04.01.13

A: Clear copper with off-white head. Good retention.

S: Big on the pine, resin and flower hops. Mango, pineapple and a bit of grapefruit. A bit of caramel hidden behind all the hops. Boozy.

T: Much like the nose: Big on the pine and flowery hops. Pineapple, mango, and tangerines. Aftertaste is citrus peels (tangerines and grapefruit). Big, aggressive, and assertive.

M: Medium-full bodied, fine carbonation, and a bit dry. Coats the whole mouth with a bitter hoppiness.

O: Big hop bomb, exactly what I was expecting from stone. A bit unbalanced and a bit boozy but is played off well. If you're a fan of DIPAs, give this a shot.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This series is extremely variable**

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BoozyBear
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilgewater11
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Pungent, fruity, fresh hops. Yeah.

T - Sweet malt and lots of hop character up front. Tropical fruit and pine hop character in the middle and through the finish with modately strong bitterness,

M - Medium body, modately carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nice, lots and lots of hop character in the aroma, the flavor is nice as well, but doesn't quite live up to the aroma. If there is any room for improvement it is that it is a touch too dry.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had a few versions of this brew, but tonight I had the 9-13-13 version twice on tap at the Global Brew Tap Room in O'Fallon, IL. Served in a Boulevard tulip both times. Clear body, dark yellow with slight orange tint. About a one-finger head and decent lacing along the glass.

Nice aroma that starts with a strong note of citrus hops that trend toward a light pine cone aroma. A light, sweet, caramel malt to finish.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, but the hop blend is superb. Citrus, pine, light tropical notes, and just enough bitterness to have a decent bite. The hop/malt blend is nearly perfect for a DIPA - just enough sweet malt balance to the hops.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel, with very little notice of the alcohol. This might be the best Stone beer I've ever had. RuinTen is close, but both are exceptional DIPAs.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on 6/15/13. Despite the modest review, I kept coming back to this beer. Now that it's back in my neck of the woods, I'm ready to try it again.

A: Light brassy orange. Transparent. One finger khaki head. Retention is decent for the high abv's. Lacing is stellar.

S: Boom. Drinking a three day old IPA does something for the nose, that's for sure. Huge burst of tropical sweetness coming from the nose. Pineapple, mango. Bit of that weird onion/garlic scent. (New to me, but since it was pointed out I've been noticing it more). Level of dankness. Grapefruit pith. Sweet breadiness off the malt. Touch prickly in the sinus cavity. Fairly complex, but insanely powerful aromatics.

T: Bready sweetness up front. Transitions into the same tropical fruitiness mid palate. Combine this with a large rush of Ruby Red grapefruit and orange. Back is prickly pepper notes, with shots of pear skin and apple. Aftertaste is fairly resinous bitterness, with notes of spearmint and spruce needle. Alcohol warmth comes through in the finish, kicking up the spicy/peppery notes for one last hoorah in the aftertaste.

M: A tad slick from the alcohol. Medium bodied, with a subdued carbonation that allows the incredibly powerful flavors to really coat the tongue.

O: It's greater than the sum of its parts, really. Glad I picked it up again and I will continue to pick it up when it's available. Superb beer.

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