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:
#208
Reviews:
1,519
Ratings:
10,904
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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840
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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lackenhauser
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very clean, golden color with a great head on top at first. sticky and gummy lacing on down the glass. Big and fat hop aroma right in your face. Grassy as all get out. Massive flavor assault in both malt and hops. Freshly mown grass, papaya, citrus with a touch of sugary sweetness. Really could not get any fresher. Excellent mouthfeel-just a huge body that is very well balanced against the enormous flavor. WOW! what a great beer all in. Reminds me of Moylan's Hopsickle just picked off the bine. Just killer all in. Had no idea about this beer until the guy in my local turned me on to it. Well worth finding, having and enjoying over and over and over....

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MattMorin
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had this previously. Written this full review based on 4-20-14 version. Note: Additions made based on 12-26-14 version.

A - Copper orange clear pour with a frisky white head that forms and fades fairly quickly, leaving behind extensive lacing.

S - Full frontal hops here. Smacks the nose up with a big resin core, pine front with citrus hints, but with danker notes, too. The fruit is more forward in some versions (e.g. 12-26-14) and not in others (e.g., 4-20-14). Given the hop explosion, a few of the darker elements of a hop bomb sometimes float up, too (cat urine in the 4-20 version), but well in control, and always second to the fruit and pine.

T - Where the smell leads, but without all the random hop cacophony. The taste is controlled with its explosive power. This hop bomb pulls no punch, offers no quarter. It is bitter and proud. But the pine, hop resin, and grapefruit pith are all tied to a fine malt backbone that levels things out and allows the explosion to go off without wrecking things. A nice trick. Bright notes come to a sweeter middle mark as the malt comes in with its cracker and sugar notes, closing with a wicked hook back to hop bitterness, which builds but does not crush the palate.

M - Crisp, moderate carbonation, but with some drying that builds as you drink. Still, given the nature of the brew, this is a very easy beer to drink. Dropping nearly 10% ABV in the process, the alcohol is essentially hidden until you feel it.

O - When I picked up this offering for the first time, I'd never had a true blue IPA or DIPA. This opened my eyes, and so wins major points for its role. But the beer holds up to the high initial rating I gave it because it delivers on its promise. A big, bold hop celebration, to be drunk quickly but not forgotten. Well worth the price.

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

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3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 12-26-2014

A fresh tasting IPA with lost of citrus and fresh cut grass. Very effervescent with a malty backbone fitting for an American DIPA. Very tasty, very fresh, but not especially interesting.

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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 5 (04/01/13)

Body is just a perfect tone of liquid gold in tone. Head is a thick fluffy two fingers of off white rocky foam. It has nice retention and fades leaving random waves of lace. Nose is bright and invigorating with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine resin. The pineapple plays big time with the first sip yielding a big juicy citrus based profile. This really is a beer that I could drink all night, so easy its scary for 9.4% alcohol. Just the right amount of bitter, flavor and balance makes this a wonderful IPA. I really cant wait to get more of this next time it comes around.

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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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