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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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:
1,517
Ratings:
10,860
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
833
Gots:
3,177
Trade:
21
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Celtics76
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On 12/16, with 5 days to spare I was finally able to give this a shot. Most anticipated beer of 2012. Enjoyed during Pats-Niners. What a game.

While I was pouring into a Sierra Nevada balloon glass, the first thing I noticed was the powerful aroma. Extremely piney and Christmas tree-like. How appropriate. It's transparent gold in color, with a half inch of head that quickly reduces to a thin, somewhat bubbly foam.

Like the aroma, the pine flavor slams the taste buds and doesn't let up. There's also some grapefruit notes but it's very subtle. There's an excellent hop bite as well - like most well made, fresh DIPAs, I feel like I could chew on the hops - Founder's Harvest is another example of this phenomenon. Despite this, the hop presence is well balanced and lingers after every sip. Also of note is a higher than normal sweetness to the flavor - I didn't mind but it could be a turnoff to some.

What's not to like? All the elements of a great DIPA are here, and it's done to perfection. All this plus at 9.4% ABV, which is scarily well hidden.

I will always be on the lookout for this one. The Pat's may have lost, but I still consider myself a winner.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up the 07.04.16 version and just a day late in my enjoyment: Poured into small chalice, color is straw gold, clear, nice bright white head with mainly fine bubbles, light flecky spots on the glass sides.

Smell is big citrus/grapefruit rind and pine/resin blend, light earthiness, very heavy on the pine late in the aroma with subtle maltiness.

Taste is similar to the aroma with dominant citrus/grapefruit flavors first then resin/pine/earthy notes late with subtle sweetness form the malt, light booze/ester and herbal note as well. I started my ratings at the 4 range then increased as the beer warmed and i kept pouring more from the bomber. Great aroma and taste.

Mouthfeel is definitely bitter and fresh at the same time, hop/bitterness level shocks the tongue but the countering sweetness balances nicely, great lingering presence and flavors.

Overall, a great idea and a great beer - beer freshness is a wonderful thing to promote and understand, with IPAs having a short shelf life for some of these fresh and floral flavors.

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4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Omnium
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a lush clear gold 2 finger of slightly off white head, nice lacing.
S - The aroma is out of control, big mango, pineapple, dank pine, some biscuit bready malt, big juicy tropical fruit hops.
T - Full of those tropical hoppy flavors, nice bready and biscuity malt, some dank pine on the end.
M - Some alcohol burn, but very full, clinging to your palate.
O - Honestly one of the best IPA's you could ever get. Immense tropical fruit flavor but not too sweet, very balanced but bold.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Buck89
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful clear golden with a frothy white head. Aromas of onion, orange, pine and resin. I get a lot of oniony dankness on the palate, followed with some citrus and pine. Nice clean bitter finish.

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4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale clear orange with scant head. Stays as a ring. No lace. April 2013 version

Big grapefruit aroma, even with your nose away from the glass. Nice toasted malt notes as well.

Toasted malt, alcohol, big citric hop notes. A very bright beer. As the flavors clear on the palate, you get a bit of an alcoholic burn on the tongue. Nice balance of hop and malt on the finish. Some pucker and astringency.

Medium to fuller bodied. Funny, a little hot. As much as you want this one fresh, I wonder if another month or 2 would calm this down.

Overall, really nice beer. Brilliant marketing, even if it puts pressure on your favorite liquor store to push this beer before it obviously past prime.

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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Batch 3: Enjoy by 12.21.12.

Removed from the fridge and left out for 20 minutes or so before opening.

Bottle finally tracked down with help. Thanks, Jason. This sold out in a few hours in every store I hit -- insane.

A: Pours a clear, golden-peach body with a finger of off-white head. Great retention, leaving substantial sudsing down the sides as it falls into a thin collar. But not much in the way of lace during the drink.

S: Grass and a touch of pine that borders on mint and onion (Nelson, I'm guessing) as well as a lesser citrus punch (pineapple, papaya, tangelo).

T: Pine, grass, a little weed. Pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. My personal preference would be to see the citrus dominating over the 'green' flavors, but it's tasty as it is. The exhalation produces wisps of onion.

M: This is easily the best aspect of the beer. Pronounced bitterness, but it's not palate-wrecking because the oils clean up at the end of a sip (good carbonation). Despite the ABV, there is no heat. And the body is not syrupy / sugary like some higher-ABV DIPAs / TIPAs tend to be. You won't find any sugar burn on the back end. Very clean. They absolutely nailed this.

O: I saw some comments saying that this batch was more Nelson-dominated than the first one, and I'd have to agree -- the tropical fruit punch aroma and flavor has been dialed back a bit. Just the same, it's a great DIPA. Worth seeking out, though I'm surprised it has gotten quite the hubbub it has.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,860 ratings
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