Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,501
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 667
Gots: 2,215 | FT: 19
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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 Vicd93
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is everything and more ! The best word I could use to describe this beer is Dank ! It has a earthy hemp like smell and a hoppy taste that complements that wonderful aroma. (181 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle from BottleDog, London (£15):
A truly outstanding beer from Stone right here, I was expecting a lot from this one going in (particularly given how much the bottle cost) but it definitely delivered and then some. There was tonne of hops and bitterness to kick things off with some touches of alcohol appearing too but it still managed to remain drinkable and well balanced with a really refreshing and highly drinkable palate; this one was well worth ever penny I paid for it. (489 characters)

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed two weeks after the said date but was still amazing! Tons of danky grapefruitness. Can't wait to try next time around when it is fresh! "A" beer all the way. (165 characters)

Photo of SometimesIfart
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At long last this bad boy is finally in my hands..

Look - Pours murky amber with a frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit pith galore with a good dose of maltiness. Very floral and mostly hop forward.

Taste - Like a three way. Dominant grapefruit on the front met in the middle by malt and a mango finish all splitting of and returning slowly and in a galaxy all their own. None taking direct command over the other.

Feel - Exceptionally juicy, though light with medium carbonation.

Overall - Ever passed its date, a top tier DIPA with loads of flavor, very sessionablr with no alcohol presence. Fantasicalexpealidosich (664 characters)

Photo of ljjpowers
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For this particular tasting, I am sampling the 07.04.15 batch. After breaking the seal on the 22 oz. bomber, a smell that is uniquely Stone engulfs the room: a former roommate of mine would probably call it “dank” and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree (keep in mind that he also used this word to refer to girls, burritos, parties, and – as expected – weed). Citrus fruit and pine resin quickly follow the initial fragrance of fresh-cut grass. At first sip, hops and booze smack your palate (in the playful bad-girl way that a Las Vegas stripper smacks a bachelor). Fortunately, the 9.2% ABV brew is balanced by its earthy character and fruit-forward nature, so the bitterness does not overwhelm. So Crisp. So Delicious. So Fresh. So Clean. ♫ –♫ — ♫. Time to listen to some Outkast and relish in the genius behind this beer. (842 characters)

Photo of Ghrymm
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a nice cold 07/04 15. What can i say but fabulous. The nose was Pine and citrus all the way,a wonderful thin white creamy head.
One of the better IPA's in a long time. (172 characters)

Photo of sporklift87
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I tried this one (7-4-15) several times, the first time being 6-22-15 and the last being 7-7-15. It was rather amazing how much it changed, and not in a very good way. Fresher is better.
Anyway, it had a single finger of sudsy head, fair retention and was clear and solid orange. Small collar left behind. Fresh ruby red grapefruit on nose with slight caramel and navel orange notes. Quite aromatic. On tongue, grapefruit and orange balance seem to have swapped dominance. Packs a strong bitter punch. Feels slick and somewhat syrupy, with higher carbonation, heavier body, yet quite drinkable. Leaves a funny numbness on sides of tongue. Tastes awesome, drank fresh. Expensive, a six pack cost about $15. Worth it! Maybe best IPA I've ever had.
Having tasted one a few days after enjoy-by date, I noted that it had become not nearly as potent in flavor or aroma, yet not unpleasant. Everything about it got more bitter, with a somewhat vegetable smell in background. Tasted more boozy, like a barleywine almost. Became more syrupy. Definitely not the same thing. Drink them fresh! (1,083 characters)

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

7.4.15 Poured in a Spiegelau glass. Clean, hoppy, balanced, citrusy, prolly one of the best IPA's around. Can't go wrong with Enjoy by and this one is the best yet! Better and better! (186 characters)

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber of 7-4-15 opened a few moments before the 5th! Almost spoiled..phew.

As I poured hop aromas are evident intense pine and citrus accompanied by sweet caramel malts. Taste following suite hop forward and steady with a balance unrivaled. Love this series and will continue to pick up the releases. Next is Halloween I believe? (331 characters)

Photo of beercheeselover
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorites, ever since I have had it. A great DIPA/IIPA. Something about the first sip always turns me off a little bit, maybe that is done on purpose. After that it is nothing but sweet and blissfully harmony. When I see these at the store (and the date occurs in the future) I generally buy all the bottles I can. (336 characters)

Photo of The_Multiverse
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the benchmark for all IPAs in my opinion. It has everything going for it: dank hops, sweet malt, great mouth feel, and 9.4% ABV. What more could you possibly want from an IPA? (185 characters)

Photo of CraftBeerMatt88
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great hop flavors of citrus, pine and a touch of resin. Just a hint of sweetness but not enough to interfere with the hops. A touch of stone fruit. Lingering bitterness, appropriate for the style. (196 characters)

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
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! (802 characters)

Photo of Svingjo
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 7.4.15 - This poured a slightly translucent copper colour with a finger thick white head that dissipated into small islands fairly quickly. The nose obviously screams hops with a earthy pine taking the lead, followed by floral and citrus notes. There is some caramel malt around the edges trying to fight it's way though with minimal success. Now on the taste those malts do come forward but are still surrounded by pine resin and citrus fruits and finished with a even bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice and makes the beer quite refreshing. Looking forward to having this again. (592 characters)

Photo of Gear54
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber of 7/4/15

Poured into a pint glass

Smell is citrus and floral hops with pine and Carmel malts.

Taste follows exactly. Very bitter and hop forward. The 7/4/15 is a great rendition of enjoy by! Smooth and crisp with no boozyness! (238 characters)

Photo of fulcrumbs
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The enjoy by by Stone is solid. However.... my biggest complaint with this highly- distributed beer is that it taste totally different on tap than in a bomber. When the experience is that different between a bottle and bar... I'll take my $$$ somewhere else. If you see it on tap... go for it...! On the shelf... knock it off the list... but I could put that $8-$10 to so much better use...! (391 characters)

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 07/04/15. This is a complex IPA. Large gulps taste of caramel and oranges with a floral hint. Smaller, contemplative, sips reveal a resinous bitterness. (161 characters)

Photo of Andymac28
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 7.4.15. Great floral nose and a little sap in mine. Color a nice light copper. Taste, delicious. A little sweet as it warms but Has a nice long lasting after taste of citrus, mouthfeel very light. 9.4abv non detectable. Really glad I got to try it as its my first stone enjoy by. Cheers! (297 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.63/5  rDev +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. (312 characters)

Photo of tom91281
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Citrusy and floral hops. Sweet beer and surprisingly light for a 9.4% beer. This can be enjoyed all year. Dear God this beer is so damn good. Wish I could get a case of it. (172 characters)

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear burnt orange, pretty. Still- no carbonation. White head, moderate lacing.

S: Juicy, ripe fruit, background of bitterness, some pine.

T: Wonderful smorgasbord of fruits. Orange, lemon, passionfruit, a lot of other stuff. Sweet malt, just an undertone, almost like honey or caramel. Mint/pine on the finish. Nice and juicy.

M: Light-medium body. Light prickle of carbonation.

O: My kind of IPA- lots of fruit, bitter but not cloying, highly drinkable but with high ABV. This is not just palatable, but enjoyable- is Stone relenting on the hardass destructive IPA styling? Or am I a hardass now?? (606 characters)

Photo of PatrickCT
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous, crystal clear, Amber body with a soapy white head. Sticky, clingly lace.
Earthy and dank but with good malt.
The taste is poolish, water cracker malts followed by a fully piney, dankness. Nice citrus peppery finish. Slight alcohol aftertaste.
Medium full body. Nice carbonation.
Very nice double ipa. (312 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 07.04.15

Look: Crystal clear pale gold. Finger or two of head has nice retention.

Smell: Dank hops, earthy malts, and lemon citrus

Taste: Exceedingly bitter plays nicely with the alcohol, nearly masking it entirely. Grapefruit from the start turns to lemon by the finish. Certainly very dank. Very much like wet straw.

Feel: Excellent body. Slightly dry finish. Carbonation dances about the mouth long after the finish. Very refreshing.

Overall: Really great. Always a must get when it hits my shop. Not a whole lot to criticize this beer for. Its right up there with some of my favorite beers. (609 characters)

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber, Enjoy By 7/04/15, brewed 5/28/15 and consumed on 6/13/2015. Straw colored and the off white head lasts the entire time leaving behind layers of lacing. Aroma smells of light citrus, pine, and grass. Taste follows the nose with the pine and grass more noticeable. Smooth, almost a fluff feel, on the palate and quite drinkable for 9.4%. First time trying one of these enjoy by offerings and it was quite delightful. (432 characters)

Photo of MarioNeedsAnother
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

These "Enjoy By" offerings can be hit or miss. This one is a Grandmaster death blow. It is easily one of the best double IPA's that has ever passed my lips. The price is fair given the product. I'd suggest you seek this one out immediately because I doubt you'll see it available 10 days from now. (297 characters)

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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