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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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6,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,733
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 347
Gots: 744 | FT: 11
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:
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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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Photo of Damian


4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt.6fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Third batch - 12.21.12
Bottled on 11.16.12
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured an exceedingly crystal clear, orangey-amber color and was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, bright white head. I cannot remember the last time I saw a beer of this style so thoroughly filtered. The head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply one of the best I have ever encountered in a double IPA. Super pungent, dank and resiny. Off the hook weed-like. Bright and floral. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of overripe nectaries, peaches and mango. This was truly a joy to smell.

The flavor profile was outstanding as well. It was super hoppy but lacked the bitterness and astringency found in similar examples. Amazingly well balanced. A touch of bready, pale malts appeared on the front end. Intense tropical fruit notes later took over. Peaches, nectaries and pineapple came through strong. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The finish was crisp and only moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit rind. For a 9.6% ABV beer, the alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. A touch thinner then expected. The liquid contained a fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Stone's IPAs can be a bit too dry, pithy and bitter for my palate, but this beer was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously drinkable. All in all, Enjoy By IPA was one of the best double IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This beer is so dank, hoppy and fruity that it left me begging for more. I would love to see Stone transition this into a regular offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:48:00 | More by Damian
Photo of BentLegBrewer


4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine riding on a mower through your overgrown lawn or a golf course while sipping a nice cold beverage. If you could bottle that overwhelming hop and citrusy pine smell with satisfaction of watching the tall grass fall and become lane of acomplishment you would still come up short. fantastic all around

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 22:11:31 | More by BentLegBrewer
Photo of a0lbudman


4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Clear gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a lace
S- crisp hop smell with lemon orange, and pine aroma
T-hard to tell you all the things that i taste, but I will try. Malt and hops at the beginning that goes to a hard pine hop aftertaste that slowly fades as you finish.
M-high carbonation
O-the smell is by far the best. I could not wait to taste it, the taste did not let me down very much. I will buy one every time now, the hype made me think it would be hard to live up to, but it did

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 17:30:22 | More by a0lbudman
Photo of brenty0man


4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was amazing. It had a really fresh grapefruit aroma that exploded out of the glass. I was amazed at the tasty freshness. I can't really put into words the actual taste of freshness, but it was such a clean IPA. The malt backed up the massive hops pretty well, although lets be honest with ourselves, this IPA is not so much about the malt. I would love to get my hands on more of this stuff. If I were to compare to Pliny, I would say they are actually quite similar, but more grapefruit on the Enjoy By and more tropical flavors in Pliny. Enjoy by July 4th is truly a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 18:02:58 | More by brenty0man
Photo of rkf1976


4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 09.13.13, Enjoy By 11.12.13, Enjoy By 2.14.14

A - looks great, like an IPA should.

S - smells wonderful, just as a hop head like myself had dreamed of.

T - out of this world!

M - hardy and full of citrusy hops.

O - this is up there with the best of 'em my friends. Stone has knocked another one out of the park, not too many competitors able to touch this one! Simply amazing.

Post Initial Review Note: 09.13.13 was close to a perfect 5! 11.13.13 not as good, recommendation is to try many releases as possible and often! 2.14.14 closer to 9.13.13 release, great stuff Stone!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:23:41 | More by rkf1976
Photo of M_C_Hampton


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

4.20.13 version (this one's for the smokers)

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden amber colored with a huge white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: fruity piney hop up front, grapefruit, lime, citrus, pine

T: insanely bitter, grapefruit, sticky pine resin, huge floral hop finish

M: full bodied with high carbonation, oily finish

O: HOPS dominate, malt takes a back seat, it is delicious though

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 01:21:24 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of Rope


4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75


Golden copper color, but missing a fiery red hue I like to see in my hoppy beers.

Oh my god, oh my god kyle. It is of that define ambrosia that I liken to a slight tropical bubblegum, with crisp fall bitter. This smell makes me scream, "TAKE MY MONEY!"

I wanted to find more fault, I really did. It is one of those rare switch from the nose. I taste the bitterness first, and it mellows into a fruit sweetness almost ending in watermelon notes.

A little weak on the bubble, but it is hard to detract from the delicate coating and flavor left.

Second time I have been able to find this excellent series, and it is one of those fantastic beers that makes the whole chase and luck worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 01:58:40 | More by Rope
Photo of nUgZ

North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4.01.13

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Super strong citrus and floral hop aromas. A little grassy as well. Smells very fresh.

T: Fresh hops abound!! Not as bitter and hoppy as I anticipated, but it's very well done. The alcohol is completely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O: What an excellent example of what a fresh IPA can be. I can't wait to have it again!!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 23:45:51 | More by nUgZ
Photo of portijon


4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bit-overpriced $16 bottle that I grabbed out of Pittsburgh, PA.

A: No head, no lacing, but lots of bubbles from the bottom of upon pour. Nice, light, yellow, and 100% clear. Right now it appears to be almost gone.

S: As soon as we cracked open the bottle, I smelled the grapefruit and citrus aromas from a few feet above. What you'd expect - but still great.

T: What I've grown to love out of a good IPA. It's not too sweet and syrup-y the whole way through. It's not overwhelmingly bitter from start to finish, either. The finish has just enough bitterness to compliment the early grapefruit/citrus/sweetness. It's an adventure in every sip.

M: Thin but fitting. Clear beginning, middle, and end to each sip. Just enough carbonation.

O: Hopefully this keeps coming around the East Coast and I feel like this is a bold move on Stone's part in the efforts to get distributors/shops/bars to keep their beer fresh. Would love to buy this again, just maybe at half the price or a little above that.

Serving type: Bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 07:16:50 | More by portijon
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fifth batch, 4.1.13. Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, golden-orange coloring with a slow, steady flow of carbonation bubbles and a thin, filmy, bright white head that recedes into a surface coat that clings to everything it touches. Aromas of resiny and piney hops fill your nose on every sniff. Tropical fruit and grapefruit sweet and tart ribbon through the aromas, also. Smells green and tasty. Flavors are amazingly balanced. Green, resiny, hoppy punch initially, with a dose of bitterness that quickly washes into a tropical fruit blend of mango and grapefruit. Resiny and bitter at the end of the palate, with a slightly roasty and tangy sweet caramel backbone coming through. Hoppy and peppery spiced aftertaste, with a bitter feel that leads to the clean, dry finish. Smooth and clean in mouth. This beer is tremendous.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 01:59:24 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of Celtics17


4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 Ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce.
12.13.13 Bottle Opened 11-15

This is one of my favorite IPA's. This was a good one, but I'm still searching for that first time. This is still a great IPA. Meant to drink fresh, can't get any better.

A - Clear and fresh looking with a nice 1 inch foamy head. Golden clear liquid.

S - Smell is amazing with fruits hops pine, citrus, tropical fruits.

T - Taste is much the same with upfront fruits some Apricot and honey. The hoppiness onslaught comes after the initial taste. Outstanding Taste, very refreshing.

M - Light bodied imperial IPA at 9.4%.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 07:43:11 | More by Celtics17
Photo of RockAZ


4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Marvelous beer - Enjoy by date 8/2/13, bottled 6/28/13, drank 7/7/13. It just doesn't get fresher than this in a bottle. Smooth mouthfeel, awesome hop fragrance, dry and not very sweet, definitely leaves the palate clean like unsweetened lemonade or grapefruit.

Would drink this every day for the rest of my life, what would any other description mean to you?

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 20:17:35 | More by RockAZ
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North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy shitballs! Maybe I drank the Kool-aid on this one, I was hesitant of all the great reviews, but this beer is all that and more. I have become a fullblown hop addict I guess?

Color: Dark almost red golden color. Bronze?

Smell: This is where they get ya! This beer has about the best nose I have ever experienced. Its piney, fruity hop brilliance at its finest. Shall I say pine, bubble gum, and tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum perhaps? Then there is the dank, oh the dank. I love earthy dankness I guess.

Taste: This is bitter, but smooth, hoppy as hell, but just wonderful. I detect pine, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. This is what an IPA should taste like people! I know I am using a lot of punctuation to describe this beer, but what have I been missing out on? I have drank a lot of IPA's and DIPA's as of late and this one is the best I have had. I have never given a perfect score on a beer and I don't know if there is such an animal but this one is about as close as I have ever given. I just hope it doesn't become as hard to find as some of those others, which by the way I have never been able to get my hands on. So, maybe those are 100 beers. This one, is really really close to being my all time favorite IPA though. One complaint, at 9.4% you can't drink but one.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 21:10:42 | More by humuloner22
Photo of wogreen


4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

4.01.13 batch

A- fairly clear copper color, nice foamy head
S- hop aroma hits you in the mouth when you open the bottle
T- a clean hop profile with the hops clearly shining above any malt flavor
M- medium bodied, fairly carbonated
O- this IPA is outstanding. id put it on par with the few Pliny the Elders ive had

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 23:03:20 | More by wogreen
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.20.14

Pours a brass color with a foamy head. Looks good. Hop stink: resin, green onion, over-ripe fruit, guava BO. What a taste! DIPA with sweetness in check (I love that). Lots of oily hops on the palate. Citrus, tropical fruit, garlic chives, sap, resin. Bitterness is fully present, but very well-balanced. Well-hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, full, and a bit chewy. Not too heavy. This is about as close to perfect as a DIPA gets.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:58:59 | More by goochpunch
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale bronze with a vicious white head. lots of carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

S: Pine tar and resin with a slight floral component. A little herbal. fresh grass and bright sharp citrus before and onslaught of ripe peach, nectarine and orange.

T: Taste definitely doesnt disappoint. Flower pollen and grapefruit hit you at once. Sweet tangerine and burnt orange zest follow it up. Sticky caramel and peach show up before bitter pine resin stick it straight to your tastebuds. A little spicy herbal finish that stays with you all night.

M: Very crisp for a double. light with more carbonation than i expected. proceed with caution because this is dangerously drinkable.

O: Stone has been on fire recently and this is no exception. an absolute standout. I need more! /96

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 16:53:32 | More by schwemjw
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bottle - bottled 4/12/13 - into a snifter a nice light golden color, which was somewhat translucent.

Aroma was an overpowering citrus- grapefruit especially, with some floral coming through as well.

Mouthefeel is a standard body and carbonation for a typical ale.

Taste is amazing - hops up front then a bit of sweetness, and similar to the aroma a big grapefruit element. The finish seems to be clean but then a nice bitter bite closes it out.

Overall this is a fantastic DIPA, prob in my top 5. I need to get my hands on another bottle this week if I can--absolutely a great fresh brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:25:25 | More by maxcoinage
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best DIPA's I've ever had. One of the best beers I've ever had; it really is quite amazing. Tried the 12/13/13 and it was 10/10 honestly. Ingeniously fresh with an amazing hoppy flavor, bitter but not overly bitter at all. Perfect. Not a single hint of the 9.4 ABV. Not quite sure on the IBU's but either way, it is everything you could ask for in a beer. Good job Stone, good job.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 08:53:08 | More by WadeBridgman
Photo of iannutter


4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just brought a bottle home of the 04.20.13 batch from work tonight; even better this time than the last batch I had last year.

Poured a brilliantly white head that after several minutes faded to a think solid layer but with good lacing.

The smell on this batch seems to be a little less piney/resiny and more subtly fruity. Very pleasant.

The taste is certainly pinier than the smell lets on and lets you know again its a double IPA you're drinking.

The mouthfeel is very smooth.

Overall, this a great double, but as they stress on the bottle, it's always best the sooner you drink it.


Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 07:35:11 | More by iannutter
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am supposed to enjoy this one by "12/21/12". Thanksgiving is the best I can do.

A-Pours a crystal clear watered gold color. Head is about an inch thick. It retains with commendable stamina. Head is off-white and leaves slithery lacing. Stone makes the prettiest beers.

S-Nose is a 5. Big and exotic. Dripping, dank, hempy hops. I think I smell some Nelson Sauvin here. A trident of citrus, herbs and grass. A hint of honey covered cracker malt. But this is a 100% hop showcase. This hop combo ranks among my all time favorites. Pineapple all over the place. Love it!

T-Rarely do I take a second to sit back and respect a beer's scrumptiousness. This is one of those times. This has got to have some Nelson Sauvin in here (my favorite hop). It starts off citrus then bends into pineapple. The pineapple becomes grass, which becomes marijuana, which becomes flower petals, which becomes fresh cut grass,which becomes sticky pine. I could easily continue.

M-Buzzing bubbles. The body feels lighter than a beer that is a hair behind 10%. Dry and aggressively bitter. Feels like liquid gold.

O/D-I have had some great hoppy beers by Stone. I have also had some subpar hoppy Stone brews. This one might be the best. It is reminiscent of Heady Topper and several Hill Farmstead brews I have tried. I swear that they have some Nelson Sauvin hops in there. Regardless of the applied hop varietals; this flavor is the in the same vein as my all time favorites. Hey Stone, GOOD JOB!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:42:29 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of Matt


4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

spent most of wednesday, 08.22.12, searching for this beer. i live in san diego too! bottle on date: 08.17.12

i want to compare this to pliny for some reason - maybe it's because both beers strive on how close to the bottle date you can get your hands on it - plus they both have green labels gloating that you better not age this behemoth.

it's not as pretty as pliny, but its as inviting of an appearance as the best of ipas.

cold, this ipa smells of a mango and orange marmalade version of a fresh pliny - so far very different. closer to RT, this may be the best smelling ipa of all time - this is coming from the guy that singly-handily consumed 6 ruinations on the sole purpose of smelling each freshly cracked bottle...

the taste isn't stone. they must have contracted this beer out - it cant be a stone beer. if it didn't hit me like a 9.4%, i would drink this all day long - in fact i'd take a vacation day just to do so. a bunch of green and orange tropical fruits come to mind, plus a basket of spring flowers take over - not descriptive enough, well too bad because this is what came to mind.

the mouthfeel is spot on - they filtered it and forced carbonated it so it could be as fresh as possible - plus i think bottle conditioning actually deteriorates the natural hop freshness - either way they naturally artificially carbonated this perfectly just so i can see a bottle on date of 081712 and drink it on 082212.

i'm going to spend most of thursday trying to get my hands on more bottles - seeing how i feel like i exhausted most of the stores that are suppose to carry it. great work mitch steele et al. ...

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 05:51:16 | More by Matt
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 4:20 to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones. $8 for a bomber at Whole Foods.

Medium amber color, aroma heavy with floral hops. The taste is just divine. The hops hit hard up front but then the side notes of citrus come in, a hint of lemon on top of peaches. The malt base is actually present and brings a nice balance. The aftertaste is pleasantly tart with returning hop features. Would I get this one again, absolutely!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 01:54:01 | More by DesMoinesMike
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4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm reviewing 12-13-13: Stone is the brand here in SD. Having said that, I'm typically a Green Flash guy. So it was with a little trepidation that I believed the hype on this beer. From the minute you pop the cap the hop fragrance takes hold of you. Smelled of weed and citrus, with a dash of pine. The first sip socks your jaw with hop pungency and light caramel tones. Then you notice the nice head and great color this brew displays. The alcohol is up there, being a DIPA, but doesn't overpower or take your buds off of the taste. Just enough kick on the back end. Very drinkable, and the mouthfeel is full, but not cottony. Overall one of my top 3 brews HANDS DOWN. Can't wait for 2-14-14...Get you some!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 01:44:10 | More by precisemike
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4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Honey/amber color with an off-white/cream head. Nice foam lacing.

Smell - Forward grapefruit/citrus with hints of pine hops. Amazing aromas.

Taste - Citrus and hops hit you in a balanced mix. A clean refreshing finish leaves you wanting another taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body but very balanced. Nothing feels overwhelming nor out of place.

Overall - Outstanding beer, one of my favorites.

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 00:09:00 | More by jj139
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4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoying a fresh 2.14.14. Glad to get this again in georgia. The last we got of this was 4.20 and i did not stock up enough. Once you crack this bottle you know you got something special. The aroma is funky is all the best ways. Great appearance and nice fluffy bit of head. Flavors are citrus, pine and ripe tropical fruit. Bitterness dominates the party in the best way. Mouth is just the slightest bit thin for a double ipa, but it wont detract from the overall experience. Alcohol is there for sure but not at all in the way. One of the best beers i have had since the last Enjoy By. Cant believe my local package store only got one case (!). Great representation of a west coast ipa and i will be buying each and every botle i see of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 03:16:39 | More by SplitsAtoms
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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