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:
10,704
Reviews:
1,486
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
814
Gots:
3,095
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,704 |  Reviews: 1,486
Photo of PierceTheElder
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tapperm
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid

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Photo of ThirstyPatriot
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KimenTshom
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beantown_hopster
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/18 and consumed on X-mas Eve... minutes under the gun :)

I think everyones done a great job reviewing this but I also had the enjoy by christmas on tap at The Gaff in Waltham, MA. Just wanted to give a shout out to an awesome craft beer bar.

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Photo of yoshie
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.31/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k8kruk
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/18/15
Consumed 12/25/15 in tulip

A: Saturated golden-orange with champagne bubbles lingering as we slowly enjoy. Sumptuous, foamy head with substantial lacing.

N: Burnt orange rind and pine. Heady.

T: Bitter citrus pith, buttered toast and floral honey. Balanced between strong, sophisticated hops and warm carmel.

F: Sticky, thick and substantial.

O: Excellent beer. Has all the hoppy complexity you want from an IPA that others pretend to by making their beers too bitter. Malty Carmel flavor keeps these hops balanced and adds to the complex deliciousness. A real treat.

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Photo of NanookinTexas
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 12.25.15. Bottled on 11/18/15. 9.4%ABV.

Bomber ($8.99) poured into a stem.

Look: Pour golden, clean, clear, champagne color. Half to 3/4' white head, that quickly subsides to 1/8" to 1/4" layer that hangs around for a while. A volcano of champagne size bubbles rising from the bottom of the stem. When swirled in the glass a bit, to wake up more of the buquet, it leaves really nice heavy lacing on the glass.

Nose: Upon initial pour the buquet is BIG citrus (grapefruit, orange peel) that quickly subsides and becomes very subtle. Swirl it a bit and those champagne bubbles wake up! Some floral notes, perhaps Magnolia, rich yet crisp and clean. Really opens up as it warms!

Taste: Bitter grapefruit, orange peel, perhaps a hint of green mango, vanilla. Very, very clean and crisp. The bitterness, for me, is by no means excessive or overpowering. Alcohol content very well hidden. Flavors become richer as it warms.

Feel: Very light on the tungue initially. The bitterness is very much in the fore and subsides to a slight sweetness. Very, very, clean, crisp.

Overall: Without out doubt a keeper! I hope I have another bottle amongst my stash. It'd be worth a side-by-side tasting with Arrogant Bastard, Double Arrogant Bastard, Tunderstruck and, the standard Stone IPA, to sus out the differing nuances of each. That's a lot of brew! Calls for a tasting, with lots of help! :)

CHEERS!!!

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Photo of craignorquist
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rootscipio
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nomis
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownBottle
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbw5009
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of havron
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 12.25.15, eh? Well, who am I to argue. Merry Christmas!

Bottled on date of 11/18/15. Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip on the enjoy by date.

L: Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden caramel apricot color with a solid white head leaving good lacing. Delicate effervescent bubbles continue to rise up to the top. Did someone call for champagne?

S: Wet grassy resinous hops and peach-heavy tropical fruit aromas mingle with caramel malts. Touch of alcohol in the nose. The aroma is rather delicate and not as in-your-face as I like my IPAs to be, but quite inviting.

T: The taste follows as a bigger version of the nose as caramel malt sweetness hits the tongue first, accompanied by a pleasantly sharp but not overbearing punch of alcohol backed up by the prickly carbonation. Tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple settle in next and then transition to a dominant peach note, finally giving way to a wet resinous hoppy bitterness that sticks to the tongue well after each sip. Sweet biscuity malts are present throughout and provide a solid tasty backdrop for the hop train. Very nice.

F: Medium-bodied and sticky, and quite satisfying rolled across the palate. Carbonation is excellent and the bubbles are going straight to my head not halfway through the bomber.

O: This is a solid IIPA and tastes more complex with every sip as it warms. Devastatingly joyous? Perhaps. Well-crafted and delicious? Definitely. Great job, Stone. Will enjoy again next cycle!

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Photo of Guden
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.25/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweenz
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BethanyB
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, and deep gold in color. The two-finger white head disappears right away, likely due to the high ABV.

Smell: Bready malt mixes with honeysuckle and a somewhat tart, meaty smell. It's not stomach-turning, but it certainly doesn't hit the spot. Makes me wonder if I'm too close to the end-date? In the background, light citrus hops are subdued by caramel.

Taste: Once the palate grows used to the intense taste of honey and butterscotch, resinous hops and a soft, bready malt make their presence known. In spite of the sweet notes, there's a moderate bitterness accentuated by spicy peppercorn.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a creamy, satiny finish which still retains some dryness.

Overall: The well-balanced taste is the highlight here, and while it's not a mind blowing beer, it's delicious enough to be undeniably worth drinking.

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Photo of Jrallen329
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great ipa very crisp and bright with a hint of bitterness followed by a nice piny biscuit undertone and finished with a fresh citrus....excellent beer

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MadTaco
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cajzr8
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,704 ratings.
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