Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 9,404
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 651
Gots: 2,166 | FT: 18
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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 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 anarchia
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the prettiest IPA I've ever seen: absolutely transparent, beautiful golden color, small head that dissipates but I'm still pretty psyched about the color and clarity of this beer. Smell is massive grapefruit hops, some citrus, random hints of random fruits. Insane hop flavor right away! Heavy floral hops, then grapefruit, then citrus, then the massive bittering kicks in. Absolutely coats the mouth. The bitterness is a little higher than I usually like but the fresh hop character is astounding. Aside from the lingering bitterness, the finish is really crisp and dry on this - I just realized this is 9.4% abv and now I'm even more impressed. Way too easy to drink considering its strength. It's easy to love stronger ales but this one really deserves it.

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

Enjoy by 5.17.13, bottled on 4.12.13
This beer was bottled 1 week ago from today, and has made it from the brewery in SoCal to a shelf in my local beer shop in Atl, GA in 1 week. Not sure that has ever happened before!

A - Yellow golden hue with a tiny bit of clarity. Whats impressive here is the 3-4 fingers of head and lace left all over the glass!

S - Ok, this aroma is off the charts. Pine cone galore! Fresh hops. Almost burns your nose hairs off its so pungent. Beautiful

T - Like the smell, off the charts piny hops. Sweet, smooth, well balanced. Delicious!

M - Oily and slick. Well carbonated.

O - A fresh hop lovers dream. Glad to have the last 2 series, after finding the 4.1.13 in NYC last month. 2 in a row have made it to ATL, hoping that trend continues!

Photo of Safa1
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a bit confused as to why I didn't like this one more.

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

Stone Enjoy By IPA 12.13.13

A: Light to medium copper/golden in hue. Generous lacing.

S: Very piney, with resinous floral hoppy smells.

T: Citrusy with resinous pine tastes. Bitter and fruity with large floral character.

M: Crisp and very fresh tasting.

O: It tingles with freshness, this hoppy piney brew is fantastic!

Photo of zhanson88
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 5/31/13.

Appearance: Pours a warm, clear golden honey color. Ample carbonation is apparent. About 1.5" of eggshell white head forms, which has great retention and lacing. Very good looking IPA.

Smell: Extremely dank on the nose. Bitter grapefruit and some pineapple and mango notes. Very fresh and clean hop smells. Some bready and caramel malt notes peek out as well, but the hops really shine.

Taste: Bready malts do show themselves initially, as well as perhaps a bit of caramel. The remainder is very sticky, and very dank hop flavors. Citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and sticky hop resins are apparent. Overall, the beer is fairly sweet which is not surprising for a 9.4% ABV beer. However, the finish is pretty dry, which is a nice quality.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, with ample carbonation. Very nice. Overall, I thought this was an outstanding IPA. The hop character is very resinous and very pronounced, but all in all the beer has a nice balance. Super.

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

4.20.15
haven't rated any of the previous ones, but I love this beer every time. mmmm.

Photo of SadMachine
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a deviation from my normal reviewing style because I wrote the following in a thread about your personal favorite beer (please read edit at end):

It's a crystal clear pale amber with a bounteous white head of tight bubbles. Just gorgeous to look at! The aroma is what I would imagine heaven would smell like, with wave after wave of wild flowers, tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya), peaches, citrus (tangerine, grapefruit), lemon-grass, FRESH dank hops, and just enough caramel malt to keep it balanced. Almost every time I drink this I have trouble taking the last sip because I know I won't be able to smell it anymore if I do! Then you have the flavor, which, unlike many top rated DIPAs, actually delivers what you smelled with just as much punch, with even more complexity and balance to boot! Every aroma noted is present in the taste in a big way at some point, with additional flavors such as onion grass (a surprising but pleasant addition), a big malt backbone in the middle (but not so big as to take away from the plentiful fresh hops that are on display), and a mild to moderate bitter hop bite at the finish (may be moderate to heavy for some people, but with all the hop bombs I've had it doesn't feel like a ton to me!). This beer is just perfectly balanced, and quite frighteningly drinkable at 9.4%! I could drink this all day every day if it was available and I was rich enough to not have to work! =P

edit - After the last 2 batches available in NJ were just nowhere near as good as the first 3 I had I felt it necessary to alter my scores from the perfect 5s across the board that I had given it. Please realize that I felt those first 3 batches deserved that score, but inconsistency has made me change my mind. I hope they can match the brilliance that was those earlier batches in the future!

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Potent aroma of citric, floral and grassy hops. Taste is so fresh like the hops are still floating in the beer. Bitter but not lingering bitterness on the tongue. This beer is smooth as it it but especially for a beer over 9%abv. Loved it and so did the people who shared it with me!

Photo of wick1066
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding IPA; hoppy, bright and complex

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - 2FH that dissipates, foamy, lacing, amber, hazy.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, fruit, citrus.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A little carbonation, dry, lingering, astringent, effervescent, crisp.

VALUE - $8.00 for 1-oz draft. OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Another winner from Stone.

Photo of leantom
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this brew for a long time. Just had a bottle of Hop Stoopid so I'll probably be comparing the two. Here goes:

A: Not what I was expecting. Pours a one-inch head, but this readily dissipates. There also doesn't appear to be a ton of carbonation. On the good side, the beer has a ton of lacing and it pours a nice orange-amber color.

S: Whatever the appearance lacked was quickly made up by the smell. This one's a beauty. Straight up pine and citrus, however the pine is spectacular. Probably the pineyist beer I've ever smelled. Tons of grassy floral notes as well. Like being in a pacific northwestern forest.

T: Taste follows the nose, making it spectacular. Lots of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. There's also a lot of malt to balance out the hops, making the beer extremely balanced. Although this beer is rather limited and somewhat expensive, buying it was one of the best decisions I've made in a while.

M: Nice and thick, but not overwhelming. Maybe could've been more carbonated.

O: A spectacular rendition of the WC IPA.

Photo of pearljam118
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 02.15.13 bottled 1/11/13
A : perfect clarity. tiny bit of head. gorgeous orange straw color.

S : Big sweet and piney west coast ipa nose

T : Pine hop character and huge bitterness up front. Orange citrus in the middle with nearly equal sweetness finishing up to really balance the hopiness well.

M : Great mouthfeel for a DIPA. Carbonation is right on if not a tad high but the body is perfect for the style.

O : Excellent DIPA and that is terrific across the board. Definitely not just another hopped up west coast double.

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

LOOK: Clear gold with a finger of eggshell white head, that leaves rings of lacing.

SMELL: Holy hops! Super dank, juicy, and tropical. Grapefruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, earth, grass, onion, pine, and resin.

Taste: Super complex and tasty. Follows the nose for the most part. Tastes of a mix of citrus and tropical fruits--grapefruit, orange, apricot, peach, pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, guava, and mango. Takes a sharp turn for acidic, oniony bitterness on the finish, but then smooths out nicely leaving a citrus-pine aftertaste in your mouth. Alcohol is present but barely noticeable for 9.4% abv.

FEEL: Medium-feel, crisp carbonation, with a long resinous finish.

OVERALL: Ridiculously good double IPA. Buy it fresh whenever you're able!

Photo of Steeliron68
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

West Coast is alive and well

Photo of spokeydonkey
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a review of the 09.13.13 IPA. Drank it on 09.04.13.

Got a growler of it from Oliver's Brew Crew in Albany, NY, poured fresh from a keg. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. light copper/golden in color and crystal clear (flitered?) with a thick white head that fades to lacing on the glass. This one is an amazing double IPA. Smells of passion fruit, grapefruit and some mango in the background. Little to no malt in the aroma. The taste starts off slightly sweet and explodes with citrus flavor up front: grapefruit and passion fruit with just enough sweetness to balance it out, but nothing to stand in the way of the hops. Middle gets a bit more fruitiness form the hops: mango. Finishes with a touch of piney resinousness and a light lingering bitterness. A touch of alcohol heat, but it in no way tastes to be the 9.4% it claims.

Overall, just what a DIPA should be. It's a high octane beer that drinks easy. This one is focused intensely on hop flavor and aroma with just enough bitterness and malt to balance the beer out and hide the alcohol content. One of the best DIPAs I've had.

Photo of neenerzig
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Re-reviewing this yet again because now I am now drinking batch # 7 on 4/20/13. I figured since the hop is a cousin of the cannabis, a very fresh IPA was a very appropriate beer for me to enjoy on 4/20/13. Poured into my Stone Arrogant Bastard pint glass, this batch of this beer poured a clear medium golden color, certainly much clearer than the other 2 batches of this beer that I have had the pleasure to drink. Initially with lots of little bubbles rising up to the surface of the beer and a white head about an inch thick initially when poured that settled pretty quickly to a nice medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with some swirls of foam here and there covering the beer's surface. Decent lace, but I do also notice that the head retention and lace aren't as good with my serving of batch # 7 as they were with the other 2 batches of this beer that I've drank. Crisp aromas of piney and citrus hops and some nice floral notes as well. Has the nice aforementioned and very fresh piney and citrus resinous hops along with a nice slightly toasted caramel malt flavor. Also has hints of brown sugar, mango, and honey. Very nice and a bit of a different flavor profile from the other 2 batches of this beer that I drank. Has a somewhat crisp and smooth, chewy, somewhat oily, medium to full bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation. This one really coats the inside of the mouth nicely and doesn't leave any time soon. Very drinkable for a 9.4% ABV beer. Excellent!

Below is my second review of this beer written on 4/13/2013 for batch # 5

ST bottle A-4 S-4.5 T-4.75 MF- 4.5 O-4.75

Re-reviewing this because I am drinking batch # 5. So, even though I did not enjoy this bottle of this batch of Enjoy By by the enjoy by date of 4/01/2013 and am drinking it 12 days late, I think I am still in for an awesome beer drinking experience here Poured out of a bomber into my snifter, this beer pours a clear, but slightly cloudy/hazy, deep medium golden color with a slight copper hue when held up to the light. has a white head about 1 1/4 inch thick when poured that settles fairly quickly to a nice thick white ring lining the inside of my glass with a nice big swirl of foam that covers most of the beer's surface. Decent lacing. Aromas of citrus grapefruit, apricot, earthy hop bitterness, perhaps a hint of pineapple, rounded out with some malty caramel sweetness. Flavors of citrus grapefruit and apricot, earthy hop bitterness, and the hint of pineapple that is all rounded with with some slightly toasted, biscuity caramel malt undertones. Has a very crisp, yet somehow still somewhat smooth and even slightly creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Not the easiest beer to drink per say, but easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be!

Below is my initial review written on 10/31/2013 for batch # 2 of Enjoy By 11/09/12

ST: bottle A-4 S-4.5 T-4.5 MF-4.5 O-4.5

Poured into my tulip glass out of the bomber. This beer pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a white head that is about 2/3 inch thick when first poured. Surprisingly clear and light in color for a double IPA and for a beer from Stone. Head settles pretty quickly to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with spotty little clusters of foam dotting the surface of the beer and a decent amount of lace lining the inside of the glass. I wish it had had better head retention. Aromas of potent piney, citrus, grapefruit hops along with touches of mango. Very nice! Has a nice citrus, piney, somewhat earthy hop bitterness upfront that gives way to some nice toasted caramel sweetness. Not as upfront with the hop bitterness as a lot of Stone's other beers are. This beer is incredibly smooth for a beer with 9.4 % ABV. Has a slightly crisp, smooth, and somewhat prickly, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink for a 9.4% ABV beer. An excellent beer and I hope to somehow drink this again somehow!

Eric

Photo of jhavs
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT in their snifter. Enjoy by 7/4/2015
A= Great golden amber with straw colored lasting head.
S= Lots of hops, citrus, pine, resinous, get some alcohol.
T= Tropical, citrus, and pine, all balanced with malt and masking the 9.2 ABV.
M= Full bodied and smooth, moderate carbonation.
O= Very tasty, high fresh hop flavor comes on strong and lasts, but remains balanced and easy to drink, could be dangerous at 9.2% (or perfect).

Photo of MCain04
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 12.13.13, consumed 5 days after bottling, poured into DFH IPA glass. Have enjoyed this many times before, but owe it the full review.

Pours a clear golden body with 100% clarity, a big frothy head of medium and large-sized bubbles, with great retention and lacing, a gorgeous pour.

Smell is very west-coast IPA, with heavy pine needle notes, grapefruit and citrus, floral, somewhat but not overly sweet and malty on the nose.

Taste is bitter right up front with a wave of pine needle hop flavor followed closely by juicy grapefruit and citrus notes, bitterness lingers throughout, sweetness on the back end is evident, not bready though, no alcohol burn to speak of, and bitter aftertaste on the follow-through. Great balance.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, moderately carbonated, smooth but not creamy, sticky and dry finish.

Overall, this is one of the best DIPAs out there and for the price point there are really few, if any, which are better options. Drink this as fresh as possible, the hop flavor is beautiful and balances the bitterness, which is necessary given the heavy malt backbone. This is Stone's best beer, for sure.

Photo of Hopswagger
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

09.13.13

P: A vivacious clear pale copper orange body with a crown of jiggly off white froth.

S: Smells like your hands after peeling an orange. Crisp citrus hop explosion. Orange, melon, ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest, and toasted malts.

T/M: Orange peel, lemon candy, mint, grapefruit juice, and mango. A sting of alcohol graces the tongue and leaves it tingly. Buttered toast, bubblegum and toasted caramel. Medium-full bodied with a great tingle of carbonation.

O: Crisp bold hops that engulfs your palate and sweeten it with a toasted malt base. I have been waiting to get this as fresh as I could. This is a huge statement for freshness. I love this beer and I can't wait till the next one.

Photo of MikeSchieve
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Enjoy By 4/20/2015
This is fantastic. It smells and tastes spectacular. I can't wait for the next release and hope it's dist'd to Illinois.

Photo of blackcompg
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a very fresh bomber on 8/25/12...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of tight creamy eggshell head, body is a gorgeous glowing and just slightly hazy light yellow orange amber. Gorgeous intricate webbed lacing coats the glass at the end of the session.

Smell - OMG!! Huge grapefruit, pine, light tropical fruits, orange peel, rich oily hops!

Taste - Starts with huge oily grapefruit peels and pine, bright green sticky hops, green grass, floral hops, lavender...in the back and into the finish there are huge herbal hops, fresh cut green onion, chive, and even a hint of basil, finish is more of the same with dried grapefruit pith - just incredible!

Mouthfeel - Actully on the lighter side of medium, this feels light and bright with an almost silky smoothness in the mouth - carb is nearly medium but not harsh, carb begins smooth but then has some bright, nearly sharp edges near the back of the tongue. Finish is on the dry side with a few poine needles and hop oils in the mouth corners.

Overall - The complexity of hops here is beyond description - huge citrus flavors, but not sweet at all - also alot of floral and herbal hop flavors here too. DON'T let my mention of lavender, onion, chive and basil throw you - you have to taste this to believe it - it's like a perfect symphony of super fresh pungent bright green hop nuances, especially citrus, floral and herbal - and there is a slight sweetness here, but its seems completely natural, the level you might get from a slightly under-ripe yellow grapefruit. This is what hopslam would taste like without the honey. Your mouth will be alive after each sip, I'm going to purchase alot more of this!

Photo of Turst3Since1987
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the stone company store in Pasadena Ca

Gold, bright orange in appearance.

The nose is strong over the top pine and citrus.

I am reviewing the 4-1-13 batch and I have to say its the best so far, much more balanced out then previous ones, this time around it was scary how smooth it was. Mango, peach, citrus, 30 minutes later I was still tasting it in the back of my mouth.

Medium body but extremely smooth

Overall it seems that every batch just gets better and better I have not gotten my hands on the latest 4-20-13 batch but I have one bottle of the 4-1-13 batch that I'm saving for the day before the enjoy by date to really wait to the last minute to see how much it changes. If u haven't had it yet what are u waiting for? Amazing!

Photo of magictacosinus
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a review of the 12/21/12 batch, consumed righteously on the 12/12/12. This is written from my notes. Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

The color starts as a slightly clear orange, but quickly melds into a golden amber tone with a decent amount of carbonation and head altogether. A ring remains at the top during the entire time. Lovable amounts of lacing stick to the glass, and the hop resin makes the beer appear shiny and colorful overall.

The smell is an unbelievably fresh aroma of hop bliss, with extremely floral notes, yet a zest resembling an earthy, well maintained orange grove. The hops aromas appear to stick to the nostrils and never let go, with the high alcohol taking a back seat here, but which nevertheless causes an intense sensation of both sweetness and spiciness. There's something extremely earthy about this smell that I can't quite put my finger on. Could it be the toffee like malts melding with the hop oil, or simply the fresh hops themselves? Either way, it's excellent.

There's a similar, fantastic experience that goes with the flavor as well. Definitely this beer has achieved the freshness that it claims to aim for. This is a plethora of hop freshness in ways that must be tasted to be believed. There's a strong hop zest, but fresh in the sense where it not only is explosive in flavor, but seems to almost melt on the tongue after every gulp. The hop oils are very lively here, and the malts are balanced in very well with them. Other than that, the alcohol finish may be a bit too much here, and it gets slightly thinned as it warms up too much, but the flavor is definitely beyond perfection here.

Remarkable stuff from Stone - I haven't had too many other hoppy beers this fresh before. The price tag is a bit high, but it's definitely an unforgettable experience of sorts for hop and citrus fanatics in beer. Highly recommended!

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After searching many places I was able to land 3 bottles!!

Pours out a nice bright and clear yellow/orange with a 1 finger white and fluffy head.

The aroma is full of fresh hops: mango, peach, orange, papaya and grapefruit tropical fruit notes, fresh grassy and floral notes too.

The taste is also intensely hoppy and fresh! A lot of the sweeter tropical fruit notes are up front: mango, peach, grapefruit, papaya, orange along with a nice amount of floral and grassy hop notes. There is a slight malt backbone, but not much. You can't taste or smell the alcohol at all.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin, but the mouthfeel is pretty creamy. Another great beer from Stone! I really like the idea behind this beer and pick it up if you still can!

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,404 ratings.