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:
10,739
Reviews:
1,489
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
815
Gots:
3,117
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,739 |  Reviews: 1,489
Photo of ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/17 batch poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pure transparent orange with a 1.5-finger head that lingers
S: A perfect balance of citrus & pine hops with a solid caramel/malt backbone
T: Bold & balanced; caramel/malt up front compared to the nose, but again citrus & pine hops to finish
M: Medium-bodied, both crisp yet smooth
O: Another winner from Stone. I am drinking this midway through its limited shelf life; I would be curious to try it both on its release date and its drink-by date to see if it changes during that time

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of HalfFull
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Those crazy guys at Stone. First they tell mi I'm not worthy, then they tell me when to drink my beer. It's mine now, I bought it. Sure it was yours back then but this is now. So I drink this NOW of my own choice, not through any Stone coercion cause I don't play that game if you know what I'm sayin'.

Bomber poured into a globe glass after a bit of warming from fridge temp. Pours a clear golden with a nice boil of carbonation from the base. Offers a nearly white cap which shows decent retention and light lace.

Nose of citrus, pine and a hint of shallot/onion but subtle in that regard. Not picking up on the tropical notes at all. Lightly bitter and subtle as the bitterness lingers through the finish.

Flavor tends back towards the citric hops in the mix. Quite light in the malt substance yet the ABV is deceptive nonetheless. Good taste but not earth shattering by any means. Decent feel with a moderate linger of the light malts and a good spritzy carb. level. Overal a bit mixed. Good but not worth the media nor the price.

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Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a Victory tulip. Batch 4, enjoy by 2/15/13

A- pours a crystal clear shade of orange with a two finger white head. Perfect. Exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA

S- tropical hops absolutely punch you in the face. So much citrus going on. Insane

T- not overly bitter. There's a little bit of sweetness, and tons of tropical fruit flavors as well. Very juicy, dank hops. Wonderful

M- medium bodied, not syrupy at all. Awesome

O- man, this is definitely a winner from Stone. If there was a way to guarantee this would be year-round and this fresh in all markets, it would be a staple in my fridge

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Photo of NateMac13
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mpayne5
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of lanciloti
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of stephens101
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pellucid, reddish orange with an off-white froth. Wait, you mean it's not hazy!

Redolent with orange, citrus and pine.

Heavy on the hops up front of course, but plenty of fruit juice, caramel and spice to balance. And if that weren't enough, there's an encore wave of honey-like bitterness to finish.

Goes down medium and smooth, but you will not forget it's weight.

A complex and timeless DIPA for old school hop heads.

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Photo of hardy008
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 05-17-13

Pours clear amber with a one finger bright white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is very tropical with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and pine.

The taste is just like the aroma. Both bitter and sweet with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and pine. There is a small malt backbone, which is not very noticeable, but it is there.

Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Finishes somewhat dry, and the 9.40 % abv is hidden very well. This is an excellent Imperial IPA, well worth waiting for.

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Photo of Hopmodium
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of daliandragon
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why this particular date gets its own entry. I wonder why that is...

Nice head, great clarity, and an outstanding nose. Citrus and strawberry and dank.

Huge taste. A big, juicy, citrus hop bomb with a malt center and a piney finish and aftertaste. A lot is going on here. This is delicious and is eminently drinkable at nine point four.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandon911
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SebD
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 04.20.14

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit and plenty of pine resins. Total hop bomb!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tropical fruit (citrus, pineapple, mango and grapefruit), a nice resiny pine bitterness, light floral notes and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with an outstanding overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of far333
3.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear pale orange colored with a low white head that leaves legs of lace rising up the dudes of the glass. Low aroma of honied mslt and orange rind. Rich flavor bursting with hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith. Subtle malt balance, but this is a showcase of hops. Mild bitterness, understated alcohol strength. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of CSO
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Crystal clear gold pour with a white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is grapefruit, pine and malt sweetness. The taste is grapefruit, peppery mango and massive piney hops. There is a nice sweetness and this lingers with the finishing bitterness. This is a quite tasty beer.

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Photo of GFD400
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of robgage
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,739 ratings.
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