Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,496
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
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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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Photo of dpkpr
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a 20 oz Beer Club Member glass at Mellow Mushroom in Southlake, TX. Pours a cloudy amber color with two finger head that slowly dissipates and 20 minutes later remains to create lacing. Lots of floral notes in the nose. The taste is surprisingly balanced - I was expecting my taste buds to get knocked around by the hops, but they survived. The alcohol is well hidden so be careful! (393 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
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! This was the Enjoy By 3-14-15. So far every Enjoy By has a nice citrus base with a crisp, hoppy mouthfeel. (191 characters)

Photo of Rizalini
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received the bottle of "02.15.13" in a trade from Jeremy6566. Poured from a bomber bottle into my Deschutes tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a finger of off-white head that has some real staying power.

S - Big earthy hops in the initial smell. Sharp pine and pineapple lead the assult.

T/M - Big earthy hops come thru in the taste just as the smell suggests. The malt profile is pretty carmel-ey, and a little smokey...? I love the hoppy resinous aftertatse that stays with me. Medium slick mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - Stone does IPAs like Ferarri does sportscars! This one, like many others from Stone, doesn't dissapoint at all. A hoppy DIPA that hits all the right notes. Alcohol isn't noticable at all. Great hop profile that's not shy to stick around for a while.

Thanks again to Jeremy6566 for sending this one my way! Cheers! (867 characters)

Photo of kismet
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW...this beer is really really FRESH! i have never tasted a cleaner, crisper, more pure beer in my 2 years of enjoying craft beers. this brew is extremely bright and clear with a rocky head that laces all the way down the glass. the aroma is off the charts fresh and pungent...it goes beyond citrus rinds and gets into the meat of the fruit. the scent seemingly filled the entire room.
the taste was absolutely stunning. the hops popped on the tongue with a freshness and fullness that i have not tasted before. i LOVED schlafly TIPA this past winter, and this brew reminded me of tipa on steroids...everything was amplified. so much fruitiness, so many hops, and so little booziness...this brew simply disappeared from the glass with absolutely no effort on my part. if you want to introduce a friend to the world of double ipas, this is your gateway...i loved drinking this brew.

p.s. i finished the 22 oz bottle in one night and found myself more than a little dizzy,,,checked the abv and it was 9.4% would have NEVER guessed it!!! this stuff is eerily easy to drink, (1,073 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle online from Bringonthebeer.

A- it pours a crystal clear gold with a close to a 1 finger head of foam that seems to be shrinking slowly, leaving some lacing behind.

S- the aromas oozed out of the bottle when I popped the cap. Hoppy as all get out. Big grapefruit, decidedly bitter to the nth degree. Reminds me of a certain "triple" IPA, which shall remain nameless, that went above and beyond my comfort zone. This smells very oily with the hop presence..

T- laws yes..err...no. It's not at all like the other brew I didn't mention by name. Well, they are both VERY hoppy and bitter but this has an oily/fresh hop flavour that kills it. Light on the malt but not that light. Mid palate is where I notice it the most...a kind of earthy malt presence.

The rest is all the best of what hops can bring to the table and I "should" know. I have had some of the best thanks to online orders, TRADES, and what I can find off the shelf locally.

M- tongue stickingly great. Perfect carbo and body. The latter..woo, woo, woo!

O- I guess I kind of get what the hoopla is all about with Enjoy By. Yes.I.do! (1,121 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split and poured into a tulip. Enjoy By 04.01.13.

A: Pours a clear light golden with a dense white head. Fairly slow moving visible carbonation. A spotting of lacing.

S: Instantly hit with a blend of a variety of hops. Spiciness, floral, citrusy, earthy, nuggety smell. Mild malts in the background provide the Stone signature oomph.

T: Very tasty, a complex blend of hops with a fairly decent hop backing. Certainly a bold and bitter beer. Is there alcohol in this? A sweet bready/crackery malt comes through as it warms.

M: Medium body with a nice nectar like quality. Very easy drinking and quite a refreshing brew.

Overall an amazing beer that I am very happy to finally had a chance to try. Certainly very fresh. Quite possibly the best Stone beer and certainly worth the hype. (803 characters)

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch No. 6 (Enjoy By 4/20/13)
Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: Pours an awe inspiring goldish amber with a 2 and a half finger tall thick, white foamy head that lasts forever. It leaves absolute curtains of lacing as it slowly recedes.

Aroma: Wow, what an absolute hop bomb! Big dank hops just positively leap out of the glass towards your nose as soon as you start to pour. Tropical hop notes up front; Pineapple, kiwi, suggestions of mango and papaya, and the typical grapefruit and pine needles. A soft and gentle malty sweetness provides some nice contrast to the nose.

Taste: As soon as the beer touches your tongue, the hops absolutely explode on to your palate; notes of grapefruit, oily and resinous pine, mangoes, juicy kiwis, cantaloupe, lemon and fresh picked red berries. There is a nice, slightly bread-y maltiness to help balance out this incredible hop monster. Finishes Superbly dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Very Drinkable for 9.4%.

Overall: Wow, the closest beer that I have had to tasting like Pliny the Elder(gotta love the burnt plastic taste from the insane amount of drying hopping), while still maintaining it's own identity. It honestly reminds me of a more over the top Pliny with a stronger emphasis on the more tropical side of hops. The previous batch I had,"Enjoy By 2/15/13" tasted a bit less convoluted hop wise, but Stone really, really impressed me with this one. Still no Pliny killer/contender, but this is damn close. I'm definitely going to try to snag this FRESH as much as I possibly can! (1,582 characters)

Photo of ghonickel
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, I feel that this beer series is amazing. I have now had two different of the Enjoy By brews. One was in a bottle and the other was on tap. Both times they were still good. They are definitely worth trying and I don't feel someone would be disappointed. (261 characters)

Photo of TBoneJones
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pours golden with a delicious looking creamy head. Where are the bubbles?! Very few are surfacing. I see through this and the body appears lighter than I would have guessed based on the abv.
Juicy citrus apricot hop greatness. Inviting pine and resin. This smells fresh and fantastic.
Tastes dank and and delicious. More oily pine than fruit in the taste, unlike the initial aroma of this brew. And with a spicy bitterness leading up to the finish, in a lemon-like way. Finishes more abruptly dry.
Smooth and prickly.
Highly enjoyed. Highly recommended. (562 characters)

Photo of dfillius
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/21/12 bottled on 11/16, enjoying on 11/27/12
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger white head with fair to good retention. Crystal clear brass/copper liquid. Pretty and practically perfect.
S: Wow. Dank. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Allium definitely, pine too. Ever so faint esters. So lushly hoppy! Amazing. Not man-candy, but so good.
T: Bitterness right up front is strong but quickly countered by a robust yet lightly bready malt base with a kiss of sweetness. Savory hop and piney too. Great balance between malt and hop-heavy tending towards the hops.
M: One downside is slight cloying. Bracing hoppiness finishes on the savory side. Breathy alcohol is also a negative.
O: One of the best beers of 2012. A terrific IPA. Glad to get this from Des Moines. I'll definitely drink it when it gets to MI! A testament to the value of freshness in IPAs. (854 characters)

Photo of Zraly
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seventh batch -- Enjoy by May 17th

Crystal clear gold with an orange tint. Nice, foamy white head. The smell is simply intoxicating. I'm not sure I can verbalize fully; hard to distill the qualia.

Dank, citrus rind permeates my palate in the freshest and meanest way. The flavor is eye-rolling good -- wonderful balance of rich malts and a sexy melange of hop notes. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, and resins resonate throughout and are fully supported by an appropriate body and mouthfeel. Piquant grassy notes poke through here and there as well. Smooth and devilish for the ABV. Rich grains and toasty caramel notes play in the secondary. Prickly, peppery resin notes linger toward the finish, which is nice and dry. Medium to full-bodied and a sheer joy to drink.

Absolutely delicious. And I love the concept of promoting fresh beer; most beers do not need to sit in your 55 degree closet. So happy to find this release here in VA. Thanks to Bon Vivant in Smithfield for stocking this. (992 characters)

Photo of AyeMito
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorite Double IPAs! The first batch I bought was 04.20.14 and I absolutely loved it. Currently, I am drinking the 07.04.14 for this review. It pours wonderfully with a light bronze color and thick foamy head. My first inhale hit me with a dank citrus, pine scent with undertones of an earthy, fruity base. The beer itself is smooth and round with a crisp bite of citrus. Its fresh, bold and I love it! (422 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
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 (278 characters)

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.25.13, consumed on 09.30.13

A: Very bright, crystal clear gold. No haze of any kind. Decent head that dissipated fairly quickly, nice lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruit, sweet citrus, as well as some underlying pine resin. Malt comes through as a neutral bready character with a little candy-like sweetness that binds with the hops. The aroma is explosive, intense even for the style.

T/M: Big, smooth hop bitterness that lingers all the way through, it is soon met with huge resiny tropical fruit, citrus and pine notes with underlying spicy, oniony complexities. The malt makes an appearance as well, giving a slightly sweet, bready backbone to the beer that works beautifully with the fruity hop notes. Hops just blast through the bone-dry finish.

Overall: Wow... wow. Big-time west-coast hop-bomb! The hops explode in this beer, and while that is getting more and more common, this one does it with incredible complexity and subtlety. You can pull out a huge array of hop flavors, and they all stand distinct, without a messy overall character. The balance is extraordinary, and that is an accomplishment in the West-Coast IPA style. The concept of this beer is awesome, get it to the customer as fast as possible and teach distributors about the importance of fresh IPAs. But, the execution was even better, Mitch Steele nailed this one. (1,354 characters)

Photo of mendo059
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Definitely a piney smell and tasting imperial IPA.
I consider this as one of Stone's best creations to add to the list of top brews they create.
Taste: fairly muggy hoppy looking (classic IPA look), nothing out of the ordinary.
Smell: incredible piney with strong hoppy notes ( much more than their Stone IPA)
Taste: rush of quality hops up front, smooth taste, and great finish for a solid imperial.
Feel: Ive had a fair share of Enjoy by's. I had their enjoy by 420 ( one of my favorite)
Had another later in 2014. Same feel and finish, but hoppy notes weren't as piney as id hoped. (588 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/13

A: 1/2" creamy white head that left a nice lacing over murky amber liquid with a lot of fine carbonation.

S: Pine, evergreen, grapefruit rind, lemon, lime.

T: Pine, evergreen, grapefruit rind, lemon, lime, grass, flowers and herbs over light caramel malt.

M: Thick resinous viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation. Some drying.

O: Very thick and tasty. Stone seldom disappoints. (407 characters)

Photo of sketchpunx
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The 4/1/13 batch.
Poured from bomber to a snifter. Dense 1 and a half finger head, sort of beige in color. Minimal lacing on the initial pour, but more as I get further into the bottle.
The smell is very unique on this beer. Very Piney and dank, kinda has a garlic nose almost. There is some citrus fruit in here, but almost masked by the other scents to me.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and and yet extremely creamy. Really excellent! this might be my favorite aspect of this beer. The taste is very well balanced with a strong floral hop forwardness. Loads of pine hit first with a twinge of oil and spicey vegetable. A bit of sweetness in the malt hold the beer together well. A bit peppery with a long satisfying dry hoppy finish.

Overall a very unique beer with some scents and flavors I have never tasted in a beer before. Absolutely not what i was expecting but good nonetheless. (894 characters)

Photo of popery
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04.01.13 on 3/5/13, which is four days after it came into local stores. Pours a nice bright medium honey tone. Looks pretty clear, maybe a touch of haze. Medium white head. Fine bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is full of bright hoppiness. It's a mix of floral, sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some things that come to mind: sweet grapefruit, tangerine, honeysuckle, peach, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, lavender. Very nice. Little to no malt contribution. Maybe just a bit of simple sweetness. The taste is chock full of hop flavor, and the bitterness is tuned just right for my palate. There's no bland bitterness to this beer. It's always complex and delicate hop flavor. Absolutely wonderful taste. Mouthfeel is light. Gentle carbonation. Long-lasting hop finish. No booziness. This is an excellent DIPA. I tried the first version and was less impressed, but perhaps, I didn't have a big enough pour or something. This beer is tasty. If you like hops, I can't recommend it highly enough. Kudos to Stone. (1,004 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Fresh Craft in Denver. 16 oz pint glass.

Enjoy By 4.20.13 is a pale golden amber with great clarity and thick white head.

Aroma is super fresh and hoppy as one would expect. Lots of great citrus.

Flavor is very intense. Resiny, dank, hoppy goodness. Very bitter but not totally out of balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall an excellent double ipa. Worth seeking out. (425 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By: 2-15-13
A: pours a clear light gold with a half inch of white head that fades to a small pool
S: smells of pine, grapefruit, earthy hops, and tropical fruit.
T: tastes of earthy hops, pine, citrus, a bit of tropical fruit, some alcohol and a slight sweetness to bring a bit of balance. very light caramel sweetness flavor. aftertaste is oily hops and pine resin and just a bit of sugary sweetness on the very back end
M: lighter side of medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation. slightly drying at first but then quickly juicy
O: Very good beer. Heavily hopped and fantastic hop flavors. malt provides just a bit of balance but allows the hops to really shine. I wanted to get to this one sooner but tylenol and beers don't mix well. (757 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honey colored with light head. Truly dank hoppiness with a little sweetness at the end of the nose. Well balanced and easy drinking for a DIPA . Didn't punch me in the palate like I had expected (194 characters)

Photo of staudio
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this at Costco thought I'd give it a try. Off the top of my head I don't think I have ever been disappointed by any of Stone's Brewing beers...

I'll keep this brief. A couple days ago had an 07.04.14...first thing i noticed was the (fantastic) sweet citrus smell. then I tried a taste...simply outstanding. (311 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz, date marked 04-20-14

Pours a slightly hazy orange golden, bit of white sudsy lacing for a head.

Smells of orange blossom honey, sweet biscuit, some citrus, and extraordinarily fresh fruity and floral hops.

Flavor is of orange, honey, biscuit, and a range of hop flavors ranging from floral and fruity to piney and dry.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very exceptional IPA with a supremely fresh aroma and flavor. Not the best IPA ever, but in the higher class of IPAs for sure and provides a unique character beyond just the freshness. Drinks very easy for its strength. (616 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 5.17.13

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Beautiful clear gold with a one-finger white head. Carbonation visible in large bubbles, but seems a little low.

S: Huge nose on this. Smell-it-from-three-feet-away kind of huge. Big grapefruit, pine, mango/tropical fruit, grassy, dank and some cat pee. All of these dwarfing the biscuit sweet malts but not overwhelming them entirely.

T: Follows the nose, with some more melon/spice hops and less citrus than the aroma. Hop bitterness in the finish but not overdone. Obviously a hop-forward beer, but drags a toe closer the the balanced line than I expected.

M: Light body for DIPA, good carbonation. The hefty ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I'm quite impressed. The hop profile isn't my first choice, but the elements work in harmony. My first Enjoy By iteration, but hopefully it won't be the last. Excellent beer. (907 characters)

Photo of jacewg
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchkey. Washington DC

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, golden Orange. Head fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: huge citrus and tropical fruit. Some cattiness and grassy, vegetal notes. Not quite the best smelling dipa ever, but damn close.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Outstanding stuff. Huge Citra citrus presence and Nelson Sauvin garlicy/onions. Not overly bitter for such a monstrosity.

Feel: Well-carbed. Good for style. Not syrupy or cloying.

A must try for any hophead. (506 characters)

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