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:
10,731
Reviews:
1,488
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
816
Gots:
3,116
For Trade:
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Ratings: 10,731 |  Reviews: 1,488
Photo of tonyrocknroll
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of nbanyard87
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of BradMatton13
3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i enjoy a, lot of stone beer, however not this one, it is a GOOD beer but only good, i dont go out of way to look for it

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Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of AWL
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Otesanek
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Cheesecole
3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of iCabaLLero
3.01/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
3.04/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Far too hoppy for my palate.

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Photo of TheRossness
3.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of masonstorm
3.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not my style, too much bitterness

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Photo of BadgerConn
3.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The 10/31 enjoy by does not stack up to previous releases. Won't waste my money on this again.

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Photo of tiltednotion
3.08/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have had too many bad ones of the enjoy by's to give them any better of a rating.

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Photo of davidanastas
3.09/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kynap55
3.1/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

had on tap, smell was good but taste was way too bitter, maybe this was a bad batch

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Photo of blee0891
3.12/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of q33jeff
3.14/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
05/01/2015
Bottle to pilsner glass. Enjoy by 4.20.15. I'm a week or so late, but this should still be good. Appearance: big white head. Hazy medium yellow. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, light grasses and pine. Taste is mostly hair spray, some lemon and pine. Medium carb.
Not impressed, though I rarely am by a hyped ipa.
**

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Photo of wilmerkatie
3.14/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not worth all the hype

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Photo of seanote
3.16/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Quackenb
3.19/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryan011235
3.21/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash glass on 10/12/12

11.09.12

This is perhaps clearer than any IPA I've ever seen. The color is sort of an autumn orange with straw yellow highlights at the stem. One finger of bubbly white foam doesn't last long, leaving a soapy layer. Lace and bubbles hang across the glass.

I wouldn't have expected three days to do much damage, but the aroma isn't nearly as vibrant as when I sampled a bottle earlier in the week. While the first bottle had a wonderful, grapefruit and sugar beet aroma that was a perfect ratio of sweet citrus, the beer in my glass now has a fairly common grapefruit/pine combo and a light, biscuit/dough notion. To its credit, there nose is clean despite readily appreciable hop oils and resins. Alcohol is barely noticeable. At the risk of sounding cliche, you can smell the hops fade as you hold the glass.

The hops are a bit of a let down for the palate. Pine and prickly citrus are surprisingly one dimensional (though I hesitate to call it bland). The hops don't have the same zeal as the earlier bottle (or from the tap). Bitterness is moderately high. At least most of the flavor is still there. Thankfully, malts are sent to hiding; just some dusty biscuit and cracker notes.

The body is trim, maybe even thin, considering the style. Carbonation is rather light. While I generally like low carbonation, in this case it makes for a weak feel overall. It doesn't help that alcohol slickness trumps the hop oils.

My overall impression is that Enjoy By is pretty much a gimmick. Purposefully making a product that deteriorates rapidly and pushing distribution to get it across the country? Sounds like Stone has quit being arrogant and gone to being obnoxious. Nevertheless, sometimes gimmicks can turn out alright, which is the case here. At the very least, Stone should be commended for making a DIPA that isn't a complete sugary booze bomb.

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Photo of BeerEsquire
3.21/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2x IPA lover here -- this beer OVERRATED. After just having enjoyed a KBS and the pure enjoyment and understanding of such a finely crafted brew, I don't have any idea why folks are doing backflips over Enjoy By. Average all the way around... where's the taste distinction, brewmaster character, special note/feel/taste?!

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Photo of Nmelione
3.23/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite beer, enjoy more hop aroma and flavor.

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Photo of ColdSmoke
3.24/5  rDev -26.4%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.24/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of dense white head. Good retention, decent lacing.

S: Intense and complex hoppiness in the aroma of this beer. I get strong citrus followed by pine, resin, and onion. A bit of caramel sweetness shows up, but this beer certainly does not smell sweet.

T: Caramel sweetness comes out much more in the flavor than the aroma. Resiny hops come out with a bit of onion. Bitterness is quite strong. Booze is surprisingly also quite strong.

M: On the thick side with adequate carbonation.

O: A very nice aroma, but the hop flavor is muddled and booze is quite strong for the style.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,731 ratings.
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