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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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1,305 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,305
Hads: 9,803
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 702
Gots: 2,426 | 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.


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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Photo of hail_seitan
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 4-20-2014 batch enjoyed from a tulip brandy glass.

A - Upon pouring from the bottle, a thick white head developed, but dissipated quickly. Body is an agreeable amber hue with no haziness.

S - Cantaloupe, citrus, honey-sweetness

T - First comes a wave of citrus - Meyer lemon immediately comes to mind. Then, a hearty malt backbone with berry-like sweetness on the center of the tongue. Some onion and savory flavors follow, especially as the beer warms up. However, the savory notes never become overbearing. Aftertaste is residual bitterness and pine all over the palette.

M - Creamy mouthfeel to counteract everything else going on in the beer. Perhaps a tad over-carbonated at first sip, but that mellows out over time.

O - Stone really does this beer right. Although I think it is best enjoyed on-tap, the bottle is one of the best to be had at the local package store. It does age quickly, so heed the advice on the label.

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Photo of gcg1988
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer, I had the 4.20 last year and was just blown away, what really grabs my attention is the after taste and the over all freshness behind this beer. This year's 2.14 is amazing too, not quite the 4.20 to me though, but that might just be my palette changing over a year. Stone brewery does it again.

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Photo of Samuel906
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am super excited for this beer... One of my favorite breweries making my favorite style super fresh, and it only comes every few months. I had the pleasure of having the 12.21.12 but didn't have a BA account at the time, so I am looking forward to reviewing it.

Enjoy By 04.01.13: It pours an absolutely gorgeous, and perfectly translucent copper tinged gold with tons of effervescing bubbles and a thick, light head. The smell is simply staggering; lemon, orange, grapefruit, tons of pine and hops, sweet mango and pineapple. Traces of malt. It really is an amazing smell; breathe long and deep. The taste is a wave of citrus and hops. Tons of lime and orange peel, buttery caramel, lingering grapefruit and hops left on the palate, slightly peppery. Everything you want out of a good IPA is here. Perfect amount of boozey heat for 9+%. Mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation really helps bring the flavor to life and accentuates the pepper and citrus. Balanced, amazingly hoppy, a great aroma, this is definitely my favorite beer from stone, and one of my favorites of all time.

Enjoy By 09.13.13: I was afraid I was going to rehype this too much for myself, and set myself up for disappointment, but it was just as good as I remember it. Amazing beer, and the smell is simply exquisite. Freshest hops of any brew I can think of.

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4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4-20-14
Still the pick of the Spring for moi. So tasty.
Dropped in a Bomber Bottle at 7.99 $ per. It's a the deal of the day.

Pours out golden with a very light haze. BIg head that recedes quickly.

Aroma is piney, citrus notes with pineapple.

Palette is crisp. Light (well. Lighter for a medium body)

Taste is not as heavy on the pine as last year but big fruit. Pineapple, orange with a welcomed lingering bitter bite on the back end.

Abv at 9.4% is well balanced. Perhaps a touch of bite on the initial taste.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of tdexterc
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass, it was crystal clear with a pale honey yellow body. A frothy white 2 finger head formed to the top, with decent lacing and pretty good retention.

S- I wish I hadn’t read the reviews before tasting this… all I can think of is ONION! It’s a super hoppy assault on the nostrils with big hits of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Onion is certainly there but it really only sticks out if you think about it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly not displeasing, but it does stand out.

T- Daaamn! That is one fresh, hoppy, grapefruity, beer! Stand back malt and let the hops get to work. This beer is a must try (if you can get your hands on a fresh one!) for the hop head. It’s not a grapefruit bomb as some beers are, but the freshness of the hops is absurd.

M- This beer has an optimal bitterness in my opinion. It feels just right. The body seems to be a bit lighter than I had anticipated, but not enough to detract from my enjoyment of the beer. The oils from the hops are INTENSE here (as anticipated). The instant you taste this beer the hop oils coat your whole mouth and hold on for dear life.

Overall, if you can get it TRY IT, but if you can’t you can always vote that they send their next batch to your area! I made sure to get mine as fresh as possible (bottled 5 days ago, hit my local beer store’s shelves 10 minutes before I got there) and drank it right away, if not for the novelty alone.

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Photo of Chris33
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will definitely try the next one a little sooner. Drinking the Enjoy By 3/14/15 on 3/12... Still a great beer but could be better. bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. great feel and aroma.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By
Batch: #3 (Enjoy By 12.21.12)

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a gorgeous translucent melted copper color with some awesome gold hues. Soooo bright and clear, pretty impressive. A delicious and perfect 1 inch white head forms. The head is soo dense and soapy as well. Amazing looking brew. If only it was slightly hazy to me it would’ve been perfect. (4.5)

Aroma is juicy. Citrus notes of grapefruit and some awesome orange rind blast the nose. Tropical notes a plenty with some nice tangerine and mango as well. Grain is definitely present. Some nice pale malt with some biscuit notes and some nice slight caramel notes can be perceived. (5.0)

Taste starts off with a perfect blast of citrus notes. Grapefruit, orange and tangerine starts things off, citrus west coast notes. Awesome bitterness follows with some grassy and herbal hop notes as well. There is soo much balance. Nice biscuit malt with some nice slight caramel hints in the back end that are balanced so well the juicy hop notes. I just had Alpine Nelson a couple hours before at a tasting and this brought back memories. So fresh and juicy. There is some mild piney resins in there as well and it finishes with some nice dankness complete with a dry nice bitter finish. As it warms more tropical notes come out and fill the palette with juicy and resinous goodness. (4.5)(5.0)

Overall this is a delicious brew. Great balanced brew! The hops are intense and resinous; citrusy and bitter. Grassy and fresh but there is some nice malt backbones that allow the beer to not overwhelm. Maybe my palate is used to big IPAs but this is so smooth and drinkable the 9.5 ABV is not even a player. (4.5)

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Photo of DsNuts1010
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was very smooth for an IPA... Can really taste the hops but definitely isn't over powering and taste fresh as all of Stone "Enjoy By" beers.

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Photo of challenja
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10-31-15 E.B
A: Copper straw and unlike any DIPA I have ever seen. This really looks like a craft lager.
S: Floral young pine cone, sweet ruby red grapefruit, white sugar cane.
T: Fresh wet hop varietals, young nectarine, ruby red grapefruit. This is an amazimgly fresh beer that is bottled for maximum wet hop enjoyment. This is the closest you can get to fresh added wet hoped beers without being at a special beer event.
M: Absolutely perfect. Full and robust. Slick and mouth sapping delicious.
O: This is a game changer for bottled IPA's. You are obligated to try..buy and enjoy.

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Photo of whirliam
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the enjoy by 2.14.14.

Golden color, foamy head, lots of fruit on the nose. Definitely smelling some pineapple and mango in there. Sweet, refreshing, very fruity IPA with a nice bitter finish. Methinks it would be a great summer IPA. Too bad it’s still the dead of winter.


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Photo of j4mmin42
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had the 10-31-15 edition.

Poured a nice light-amber color with lots of carbonation and a decent, lingering head. It leaves prominent lacing over time.

I would describe the smell as a floral lemon-lime with a touch of hoppy pine. It is a sweet smell, for sure.

Taste follows the nose, I got a lot of floral and sweet/citrus fruit, bitter hops, and both alcohol and a touch of spiciness on the end.

Mouthfeel is,,,not thin. Pretty much what I would expect for a good double IPA.

It's a great DIPA with very delicate flavor notes inside the overwhelming fresh hops. I will be getting more, personally.

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Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/13/14 and opened on 3/23/14.

This beer is super fresh and super hoppy. It's what most hop heads dream about every night as their perfect beer. It's actually not too expensive considering the amount of work that goes into getting a 1 month old or fresher beer from the brewery to the store shelves. I won't talk the beer up too much, so you can have your mind blown too.

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Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fourth batch - 02.15.13 bottle poured into a tulip

I had this on tap at Churchkey and had to pick up a few bombers at Whole Foods.

A-Deep golden amber with a half finger of off white head

S-Strong hops, pine, malt, citrus and tropical fruits, floral notes

T-Fresh hop taste, strong but not overwhelming with a background of citrus and a light malty finish

M-Smooth with a medium body and light carbonation

O-Delicious hoppy beer. I love Stone brews and I think this is my favorite yet. It's really fresh and hoppy with a good balance between the bitter, citrus and malt.

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Photo of KornWallace
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 4/9/14
Location: City Swiggers
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Amber to Orange in color. Pours with a pinky size white head and excellent retention. Lots of carbonation is rising to the top of the beer.
Aromatics: The fruit is an instant aroma hit on this beer, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and peaches just shoot through the nose. Some honeyed sweetness hidden in there as well.
Flavor: This beer starts with all it's sweet fruits and by the end moves right into its hop resins. Just an absolutely beautiful example of a DIPA.
Mouthfeel: The beer tastes creamy and smooth until the hop resin starts kicking in at the finish.

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Photo of nootch23
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fifth batch, 4.01.13. Had on 3-7-13 Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

A - pours a nice golden, amber with a fingers worth of head on it.

S - hoppy smell right off the bat. Piney dankness with sweet notes of grapefruit.

T - there is a lot going on in the taste of this beer, all good. Right up front there's a sweet yet sharp tartness to it. Notes of mango, bitterness, grapefruit with a little booziness to it but not strong and overpowering as with most Stone beers. Very easy to drink with a dry, bitter finish.

O - I've never been a huge fan of Stone's stuff because the taste of the majority of their beers are very overpowering to the point where I can't drink it comfortably. This one, however, is completely different. Very easy to drink yet still maintaining that strengthness thats become a hallmark of Stone. A complex mixture of flavors going back and forth with each sip. Excellent beer and very well balanced. I really love this beer. I had it on tap in Waterbury, VT and it was just as delicious and refreshing as the bottle. Complete success with this beer.

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Photo of suspect
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Jester King stemmed glass.

A: Crystal clear pure golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a one-finger fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves sticky lacing. Columns of bubbles rise continuously.

S: Huge citrisy hop profile. Grapefruit, orange zest, lemon, you name the citrus, it's included. Some resin in the midst of the nose and the malt is crisp and smooth but lets the big time hop profile take center stage.

T: Beautiful hop palate destruction time. Again the citrus hops hit first, the resiny pine hops come through second and the malt bill comes and cleans the stage up but leaves the delicious oils to coat.

M: Crisp, sharp, biting finish. Perfectly carbonated and the hop oils leave a beautiful coating that refuses to let me stop drinking until it's gone.

O: An absolute gem of a beer. I love the concept, I love how hard they work to get it to the stores in such a short period of time and I love this beer.

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Photo of Capsfan90
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is based on the 2/15/15 bottle. Poured a two finger off white head in a snifter. A clear amber color with decent lacing. The smell of citrus lasted from smell to taste. I throughly enjoyed this beer, up there with DF 90 minute. I could easily drink several, thankfully the 9.4% ABV will remind me how many I can drink. Truly a delight.

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Photo of Kendo
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Got it on tap at the City Beer Hall in Albany, where they were serving it in 8 oz glasses. . . . Body is clear golden with a white head that leaves behind really good sticky lace.

S: Dank hops - green, fresh hop smell. Piney and citrusy, but mostly piney. Strong nose.

T: Resiny, fresh hops are the first impression. There is a modest foundation of biscuity caramel malt, but it's overwhelmed by piney, grapefruity hops. Some earthiness and spiciness as well. Finishes with lingering resiny pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is medium as well.

O: Excellent stuff - this is a true hop-lover's dream. Dank and tasty.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the Enjoy By 4/1/13. The first one I quick rated was the 12/21/12 which had a goofy blurb about the end of the world. This review, 4/1/13, full review date, 3/1/13.

Pours a nice gold with a solid 2 inch head. The lacing is decent.

Flowers and citrus start this off, booze, caramel and pine resin follow (and that's just the nose.)

The first thing I taste is grapefruit and pine. Pale malts, more pine and caramel follow. Alcohol heat is on the low end of noticable. The pine and citrus last forever in my mouth. Light, but not watery, the carbonation smooths out quickly.

Top notch double IPA! I hop (hahaha) they don't keep jacking up the price. Still, very worth trying if you love the hops!

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Photo of dheacck11
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

5.17.13 batch.

pour is a tangerine tinted gold. Nice a clear. Finger of white head fading quickly, but lots of lovely lacing.

Nose is everything I could ever want in a DIPA. Sticky, citrus sweetness with that lovely hint of pine. Really quite perfect.

Taste is just as incredible. Citrus forward, with grapefruit, mango, and honey with a lovely floral component. Follows by perfect hoppy bitterness, with lovely pine resin stank.

Mouth feel is pretty spot on, but just a tad thinner than I would want to go along with the flavors.

Awesome beer. So fresh and clean. If Stone keeps doing this, it's worth buying every time.

9.13.13 batch

So glad it's back in ct! Beautiful pour. Nose is soo insanely juicy. Mango. Tangerine. Cantaloupe. Flavor is super citrusy up front but bigger hop on the end. Seems a little more dry and less sticky than my last batch. Regardless, heavenly.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 1/10/14 dated 2/14/14 bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear copper colour with a two finger, foamy, off-white head that lingers and leaves modest lacing.

S-Aroma is pine and floral hops, citrus and tropical fruits.

T-Taste is grapefruit, orange rind, mango, pine and mildly sweet malts. Aftertaste is pine and mildly sweet malts.

M-Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with lively carbonation and a sharp, bitter and drying finish.

O-Awesome DIPA by Stone and at great price point!

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Photo of Cfeezy
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Golden orange color with a nice white head.

S - Strong citrus hops with notes of grapefruit

T - First sip continues with the citrus and grapefruit flavors however it feels much richer in terms of spectrum than other IPAs for me. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue.

M - The oiliness from the hops sit on the tongue and make the beer much milder in terms of alcohol content than the % the brew really is.

O - This is one of my favorite IPAs and probably my favorite beer from Stone.

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Photo of UnderPressure
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13 served in a tulip glass

Light golden orange colored beer. Nice head. Decent retention. Great lacing

Fantastic aroma! Tropical fruit and citrus hops. Pungent and resiny Very strong and pronounced hop aroma. Some sweet malt, too. This is how a double IPA is supposed to smell like!

Great flavor. So much hop character! A nice balance of hop flavor, malt flavor and bitterness. Again, tropical fruit and citrus hops. A little spicy. Really nice flavor.

Medium bodied. Carbonation and bitterness is pretty harsh on the tongue. Everlasting dry, bitter finish.

I've recently realized the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they're fresh. This is a fantastic beer. I like the idea of having an "Enjoy By" date so prominent. For a hoppy beer, anyway. Hopefully I can snag a bottle or two from the next batch.

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Photo of Fusion7777
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gotta love the concept of deliberately ensuring a DIPA be enjoyed fresh, and this freshness is devilishly evident. Poured from a bomber bottle of Enjoy By 5-17-13 into a tulip. Inviting amber appearance with a sizable white head. Big hoppy and citrusy aroma. Taste follows the nose and is hop forward, leaving a syrupy bitter resin stickiness lingering on the palate.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.