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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

9,160 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,160
Reviews: 1,361
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 606
Gots: 1,968 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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.
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Ratings: 9,160 | Reviews: 1,361
Photo of burns3y
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer and love the other brews Stone has.

Photo of sisterofba
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

4-20-15-- drank twice in two weeks, just before "Enjoy By" Date. Also had this on draft (different date) some time ago. One of the best IPAs I've ever had.

Photo of modidia
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good, smooth hoppy finish but not overpowering...full disclosure: drank 4/20 on 4/22

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4/20 enjoy by drank in a tulip

Photo of wolfpac255
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got the 4.20.15 batch for review.

Photo of Boccu
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional ups. Great aroma. Full of flavor from start to finish. Highly recommended. Great beer from stone.
Enjoy by 4-20-15

Photo of 50marathons
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can't beat stone when it comes to solid IPAs

Photo of reds2harleys
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of Stone Brewing best. Very good beer.

Photo of oldn00b
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Falls off fast - was fantastic when it first got here but the one I had this week (still before 4/20) was not good but I look forward to the next round.

Photo of arm_mason
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

04-20-15, most definitely dank

Photo of barneysdad
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

refers to Enjoy By 4-20-15

Photo of rorykanderson
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

"Enjoy by 4/20/15" version. Most excellent.

Photo of calitrie1486
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good but not great. Had the enjoy by 420 and it a typical west coast ipa, if that's your style. Seems to be a step behind pliny but overall a decent brew!!

Photo of OldGriz
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorites.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By Pi (3.14.15), sadly sampled a little late, but still terrific. Nose could be more pungent, but excellent dry, pale-malt grainy notes mingle with floral sugariness and hints on limey pine. The color and flavor match the dexterity of the aroma, but with greater and more assured—though still ultimately mild and measured—intensity: pale, round golden-brown chromatics meet rich, grassy sugars and juicy, soft-touch hops, featuring notes of papaya, nasturtium, and hints of lemon-zest.

Great balance, great depth, great freshness and refreshment.

Photo of VegasLou
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4.20.15. One of the best beers I have ever had.

Photo of chrisjws
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had many variants of this, this particular review is based on Enjoy By 4.20.15.

A: Dark orange, see through with a nice finger of head.
S: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some danky garlic/onion in the background. Some sweet background notes from the malt.
T: Pop of bitterness right up front. Little bit spicy in the middle mouth with garlic/onion notes mentioned before. Lots of grapefruit and orange peel.
M: Full bodied with a dry finish. Nice carbonation that complements the taste well.
O: Great offering everytime I have it. The fresher the better!

Photo of stompilator
3.36/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle split into two snifters.

A - Poured an opaque ambery yellow, thin, short head.

S - The most aromatic brew I've ever laid nose on. Promises of dark fruit, citrus, and wonderful flora entice...

T - ...and totally disappoint. The rich fruit is a little present on the front but is quickly smashed by a bomb of hop flavor and bitterness. I mean "bomb" as in a messy, directionless explosion. Residual bitterness is extreme, and almost seems to step on each successive sip.

M - Certainly not bad. Not too aggressive - it lets the hop presence take care of that.

O - Maybe my taste for hops is underdeveloped, but the extreme bitterness really takes away from the hop flavor here. If it tasted like it smelled, this would be incredible.

Photo of rblib
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

04.20.15 consumed on 04.11.15 so I get the freshness angle, but refrigeration is not to be overlooked when preserving IPA's. Nice lacing and good balance between the citrus and bitterness although sort of a sweet fruit forward in the front end. Taste of orange juice stands out in front and not as much "devastatingly dank" as advertised on the label. ABV seems well hidden. I'm not sure if î is really hidden or is it the Lupulin River I had a half hour before. Still a good but not great IPA.

Photo of Extol
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's alright. Not blown away by the 4-20

Photo of beersacrossamerica
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.20.15 - my favorite enjoy by so far!

Photo of Llemon
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 4-20-15 consumed on late night 4-11-15. That is five words!

Photo of toronadotornado
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Room Service - San Francisco, CA - Bottle, "Drink by 4/20/15"

Photo of mattcrill
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4.20.15

Aroma: Fresh cut grass, lemon, and grapefruit quickly fill the nose.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a low sticky white head. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Big punchy bitterness up front. Flavors include big lemon, grapefruit, and melon all hit hard. No malty sweetness at all. There is some sweetness to it but more like you'd get from grapefruit or orange juice. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is a powdery lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. No heat, astringency, or oiliness.

Overall impression: Big, bad, and bitter. Stone delivers and is worthy of the hype. Glad I tried it. Worth the special treat.

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

I had 4.20.15 for this one

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,160 ratings.