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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

9,220 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,220
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 623
Gots: 2,004 | FT: 19
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: 9,220 | Reviews: 1,375
Photo of MA_hops
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus bomb! Mango, mango, mango.....crisp, hoppy, piney finish...this is a classic!

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
3.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I had some Enjoy by 4/20/15 earlier this year in early April. Was able to pick up a bomber from the local Meijers. I am not a fan of this beer. It really did nothing for me. Aroma was blah. Taste was blah too. I tasted watered down.

Photo of Beerds
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4-20 from the tap on 4-12 was my first experience. Did not disappoint one bit. Only offerings in my area were draft and bombers and by the time I had it all the bombers were gone. Don't let it pass you by.

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

This is an awesome beer!
Contrary to the title...it is still GREAT after the suggested drink by date!

Photo of Panda_Brew
4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Seems right the dankest IPA they have made so far is set for 4:20, it also happens to be my birthday and there have been two before, each having a significant date for myself as the enjoy by - this is the third I've had and I'll be damned if it doesn't follow the third time charm (not to say the first two weren't awesome).

A: Pours a foamy sloth that keeps its creamy head, but dissipates into a crystal clear golden straw color. There's a few rising streams of tiny bubbles, and it looks oh so inviting.
S: Ho lord I cant wait to try this, it smells like passion fruit and pineapple with slight tangerine. I'd say Nelson Savin is in there, along with some other New Zealand hops, the sexy lupulins that they are.

T: Holy damn, there is so much hoppiness and boozyness laying on you all at once that it smacks you - but in a sexy bad girl way. The malts are clearly here as a necessity because they are surely not the life of the party. There is so much boozyness in this that it tastes like it was spiked with vodka or Sake - but, it does serve to peel the layer of hoppy stickiness that comes with it. It's like eating a chocolate lava cake, the richness or sweetness alone would be too much, but with the balance of the two extremes - it's got you thinking seconds. Those tropical hop notes really do come out in a way that mellows everything back to being on a Caribbean island drinking fresh squeezed juice from local fruit bounty - if those fruits also had obscene amounts of alcohol in them.

M: This is a full body DIPA through a trifecta, maybe even a quadfecta. The FG needed to balance the booziness give physical body while the limited carbonation doesn't pull any tricks trying to mask the heftiness. Then there's the alcohol tang which lets you know this isn't a game, you could equate it to a heavily spiked glass of jungle juice kinda feel. Lastly, the hopiness sticks to your tongue until the next sip utilizes the booziness to wash away that dose, only to be replaced by the newest gulps worth.

O: It's a full circle beer that hop heads will enjoy the whole way through, from opening and admiring, the first waft, each individual sip, to the final drop. This is absolutely one of the most pinnacle IPA's, let alone DIPA's, I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. It's intense and out on a mission, and that mission is to show just what a DIPA can be and do - and be it it does. Grade - 97

Beware though, this one is not for the faint of heart - Cheers!

Photo of HopLover1
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had the first release in 12oz. bottles 4/20-really enjoyed. Tried it in the 22 oz. and was a little disappointed(compared to the 12 oz.) Ive always enjoyed this beer but the 12oz. seemed to really capture the hop aroma and flavor. We won't talk about the price though-ridiculous

Photo of martinimike82
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dank, but not over the top like some reviewers mention. Actually wanted MORE dank!

Photo of Golden303
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. Simple clean smooth beer with tons of flavor.

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

Enjoy by 4-20-15 on tap at the Charlotte Flying Saucer on 4-15-15.

In one word: DANK!

One of the most enjoyable IPA's I've tried.

Photo of headbangingteacher
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 4/27, so as would be expected, the hop flavor was starting to head for the background. This brought forward a sweetness that was indeed "devastatingly dank". I'm not sure if it was the fact that I enjoyed "after" or just the beer itself, but this was a more than commendable addition to the Enjoy By series.

Photo of Chadwick0811
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh floral and citrus notes. Crisp bitter finish

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-light color with a very creamy looking head with good cup lacing
-very bright hop scent light citrus/ tropical
- amazingly crisp hoppy beer, slight bitter bite at end
-perfect slight dryness leaves the mouth watering for more
- one of the best beers i have had in the ipa style

Photo of galwayjoyce
3.87/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

I can respect this beer AND see why folks like it, but I consider it average.
Stone makes better DIPAS. This one Unbalanced, thick, bitter in the wrong way, RICH instead of REFRESHING, and a lingering aftertaste I can only describe as...unforgiving. I liked previous years better (this was 4/20 {2015}). I get what they were going for...they just didn't quite get there.

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.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,220 ratings.