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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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1,307 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 9,807
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 706
Gots: 2,431 | FT: 19
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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Reviews: 1,307 | Hads: 9,807
Photo of CoffeePorter
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had the 3-14-2015 Enjoy By IPA

Golden amber like color with a small bit of white head.

Smells like peaches, very citrusy.

Tasted very fruity/sweet with hoppy bitterness.

Medium amount of carbonation. Had a nice bit of bubble like fizz from my first to last sip.

Overall, a very good IPA.

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Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4/20/13 There was a time when the date of this one would have been the most awesome thing. I guess I'm getting old...

Appearance. Pours a rich but clear gold with a finger of white head. Decent lace, but nothing spectacular.

Smell. Beautiful pine and lucious tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, limes and grapefruit. There's some toasty grainy malt backing it up, but this smells like it brings the goods in the west coast style hop department.

Taste. Big juicy hops again. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, oranges, pine sap, spicy hops, grassy hops, and some nice toasted grainy malt backing it up ...but not too much. The full range of hop flavours is here and not in a overdone sort of way. Nice bitterness in the finish as well and very fresh tasting, as expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A pretty awesome IPA. If you like hops and lots of 'em, this beer doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of afluentturtle
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3rd Edition enjoyed on 12-21-12 on tap at petrol station in a pint glass.

Apperence: Beautuful golden amber just a slight haze that transforms to clear once the beer warms just a bit. About a fingure of marshmallow like fully and bubbly head. Terrific lacing down the glass as you drink it.

Smell: Amazing earthy hops, grass, pine, flowers, a little bit of citrus. The fresh hops are just a heavenly.

Taste: Hops,hops,hops!! Very well balanced between the bitter bite and mellow malts.
There is pine and resin and then citrus fruits, mainly grape fruit just a little orange. Just a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: My only knock on this brew is it seems a little over carbonated and there is an oily, alcoholy finish.

Overall: The best IPA I've had this year, wish it was easier to get ahold of or it would be a regular in my fridge.

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Photo of oline73
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12/21/12 batch enjoyed on 12/17/12. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with a finger of very fluffy off white head that fades to a nice layer on top of the pour and leaves some great lacing on the glass.

Smell: I'm getting a sweet hoppy note right off the bat, lots of citrus peel, but also pineapple and other sweet citrus fruit. There is a sweet malt note along with some pine needles as well.

Taste: Quite similar to the smell, but not as sweet. More grain sweetness than juicy citrus fruit. The hops are aggressive and remind me of citrus peel with some pine needles. There is enough malt to balance out the hops, and just a touch of alcohol. The finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with fluffy, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is another winner by Stone. I'm really glad I got to try this and I'll pick up some more if they do a release in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of Alequine
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a nice looking frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
Grapefruit and floral aroma. Dominant grapefruit on the front, medium caramel malt and bitter finish to round out the mouthfeel. If consumer reports was reviewing this beer it would be a best buy.

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Photo of 510a
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

picked the last bottle off the shelf at my local bottle shop. Shout out to Norms in Lake Stevens, WA , amazing place.

The smell, ohh that smell. The hops are singing sweet baby making love in here.

First impression of appearance is not a stunner , but first drink is an eyepopping mouthful of hoppy gymnastic sex. The balance is perfect, you could easily drink this as a sessionable if it was 6 or 7 ABV. Want to drink another , sadly I dont have one.

Best beer this year , the hype is real ,seek this one out.

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Photo of JohannBock
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found at the local bottle shop. Happy that it showed up.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Pours a white 1.5 finger head that leaves some decent lacing. Hazy, ruddy, straw color.

S: Great nose on this beer. Flowery and grassy notes right away that fade into strong pine and grapefruit aromas.

T: Very balanced for the amount of hops in the nose. It starts off with flowery/pollen flavors that follow up with a toasty, bready, even biscuity. Ends with a moderate hop bite that sits on the back of the tongue. Really hides the alcohol as it only really shows up as a slight sweetness throughout.

M: Medium heavy mouth feel. Really sits in your mouth, but not in a bad way. Easy to sip or quaff if you feel like it (though I wouldn't recommend it).

O: Really great DIPA. I can't find much of a flaw with it at all. If it was around all the time it would be a regular in my lineup. Highly recommended if you can find it. Stone does another great highly hopped beer.

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Photo of anteater
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13

Poured from a 22oz bottle on 11.19.13

A: Perfectly transparent, a beautiful golden color with a very thin white head. Parts of the head dissipated leaving a cool foamy pattern.

S: Big lemon and grapefruit right off the bat. This one smells pretty dank.

T: To anyone who's ever opened a bag of hops and stuck your nose in it - this is pretty much it. It doesn't smell like the things that hops smell like... it smells like hops. Amazing citrus, floral and grass flavors with a moderate bitterness and a great sweet malt backbone to support it. Its got a dankness to it. Usually beers that I would describe as dank are too much (I'm thinking about Hop Stoopid here), but the balance here is phenomenal.

M: Crisp with just a slight resinous quality. Medium carb.

O: I always get so excited for this to hit my state and for a good reason. It never lets down. This IPA is fresh as hell but freshness wouldn't mean a thing if it wasn't an unbelievable IPA to begin with. Pretty far up on my list!

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Photo of mr-jj
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a bomber. Review from 7/4/14. Enjoy by 7/4/14.

Color clear gold with a thick white head. Nice sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops. Just a touch of sweet malt. Flavor is very hop forward on the palate. Lots of resinous hops and tropical fruit. Finish is long and bitter hops. Medium body with a lot of hop oiliness. A very delicious DIPA that I've had before and will definitely be having again.

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Photo of falc0n2600
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, wet juicy hop aromas and flavors that are very assaulting, even for a Stone beer. I have the feeling that this beer was refrigerated from when it was bottled all the way to in my stomach. Very, very sweet and fresh hops reminiscent of a lot of Lagunitas beers with none of the bitterness typically associated with Stone. Maybe my favorite Stone beer, along with Sublimely Self-Righteous.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Currently drinking 12.12.13.

Look great a transparent pale amber with a bright white fluffy head.

The smell is full on grapefruit with a little malt sweetness. This smells awesome.

The taste is bitter, sweet malts, fruity citrus hops. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. The hops really coat the tongue.

Overall another great beer from Stone, if you enjoy grapefruit flavours in your ipa I'd definately recommend. I'll be looking out for future 'enjoy by's'.

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Photo of jdhops
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottled on 1/9/14 into a pint glass.

A: Pours an incredibly clear orange-gold. Creamy white head, relatively thin but good retention. Very pretty lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, mango. More citrusy than piney.

T: Initially follows smell, then piney hoppiness emerges. Slight bitterness late, then a pleasant dryness. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden for a 9.4% ABV.

M: Medium body and carbonation, crisp and fresh.

O: An outstanding DIPA. Citrusy, piney, bitter, dry, and oozes freshness.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale amber body with a slight haze to the body. Has enough transparency to see some carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. A thick, slightly off-white head lingers around and leaves a ton of lacing.

S- The usual citrus and pine come through in a huge way, along with a lot of tropical fruit notes including grapefruit and mango.

T- All of the big flavors come through. Very citrusy with tons of the tropical flavors coming through. Just enough malt sweetness as well.

M- Incredibly drinkable for just a big, bold IIPA. The feel is what makes this one stand out. Big hoppy beers are rarely smooth and sometimes harsh on the palate. This one is very smooth for the style. Perfect carbonation as well.

O- A tremendous IIPA and different enough to be memorable in a crowded category.

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Photo of Gear54
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had the enjoy by 4.20.15 at Salty Pig. Love this concept. Beer is a typical big California IPA, but it is the freshness that stands out. Such a great beer. However if I had this on April 21st, I would never drink beer again, and curse Stone

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Photo of jooler
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth imperial ipa. The alcohol taste is not as overpowering as the ruinten ipa and there is a nice hoppy finish

Edit: pi day. Looks piss yellow. Smell is dank. Initial taste is alcoholic and very hoppy. There is a nutty sweetness in the back. Better than I remembered.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Appears to be an orange gold, clean beer, with a white pooofy top. Lace is gluey. Aroma is clean, orange soaked pulpy juicy layers, sweet deep spice, tea and nutmeg. Taste has a massive pile of orange, spice, and pine. Bursting with juiciness and flavor. Mouthfeel is chewy, dank, bitter. Body is big. Deceptively very delicately carbonated. Overall this beer is essentially a hop flavorfest and to no surprise another treat from Stone.

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Photo of zimm421
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/14 poured into a tulip. Appears a beautiful hazy orange color, with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. The head has great staying power, and leaves beautiful lacing as it dissipates.

Nose is full of loads of citrus, pine, and some dank notes as well. This is very resinous, and citrus almost takes a back seat, but is still very present. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose. The taste follows along these lines, but the citrus, specifically grapefruit is more of a focal point. The resinous and dank pieces are still there, and blend wonderfully with the barely present touch of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium bodied, with good active carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. This goes down just like a DIPA should, but maybe a touch too heavy for me. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that I look to get every time it comes in the distribution area. I love the concept of the naming / labeling, and wish more dates were clear like this. The citrus and pine work together beautifully, and the nose is an absolute hop bomb. Definitely worth the hype.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 9.49. Enjoy by 4/1/13. Served in a pint glass.

Pours clear golden yellow with a full fluffy two fingers of white head that laces well.

Nose is a blast of hoppy goodness. Grapefruit, pine, orange and mango.

The smell wasn't misleading! Huge mango, orange, pineapple, pine, pepper and mild sweet bread. So yeah- lots of fruity hop flavor. And my description doesn't do it justice. This goes down much smoother than you may expect for over 9% abv.

Oily, slick medium body with appropriately crisp carbonation. Dry, bittersweet orangey pine finish.

Wow. I'm mighty glad the Enjoy By series finally found it's way to Georgia. It's a damn fine hop explosion that I would happily drink any time.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light and very clear bronze color. Medium-sized, tight, bubbly, smooth, creamy, white head. Good retention leaving a nice lacing.

S - Intense, sweet hop aroma. Tons of tropical and citrus fruit, including mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mandarin orange, peach and subtle lychee aroma. Subtle bready malt aroma in the background. Fairly sweet on the nose.

T - Similar to the nose. Tons of sweet, juicy hops. Sweetened grapefruit/mandarin orange along with mango, pineapple, peach juice flavor. Very subtle malt backbone provides a hint of sweetness as well. It starts out somewhat sweet; then it gets predominantly fruity but balanced; and it finishes slightly bitter with some flowery/herbal and citrus rind flavors. Linger fruit, especially citrus, flavor. Faintest whisper of pine hidden throughout.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Crisp but goes down smooth. Not very hefty or sticky at all.

D - Wonderfully balanced DIPA with the light and crisp feel of an IPA. Loads of hops that stay strong throughout. Not overly bitter; actually, somewhat sweet in a DIPA not cloying way. Very easy to drink with alcohol absolutely hidden.

Notes: Enjoy By 05/17/13. I really like the idea of a somewhat limited, very hoppy beer with a very clear date. Not something I will get all the time, but not something that will just sit around and take up space. This was well executed with the hops shining and the malt really just helping to showcase the hops. I really enjoy fruity, slightly sweet DIPAs and this hit the spot. Surprisingly light and easy to drink really paired well with the flavors. Lived up to the hype I was reading and definitely worth a try. Great treat for every now and then with no concerns about freshness.

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Photo of atr2605
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours copper with a white foamy head with great retention
S-lots of pine, grapefruit, and lemon
T-Pine and grapefruit bitterness up front with the malt providing some nice balance but defitely a hop forward IPA. Finishes with pine bitterness on the palate
M-medium bodied, abv is well hidden
O-Solid and balanced IPA that is extremely drinkable, although the abv will keep you from having more than one

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Photo of Mikus
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9/20/14 is ridiculously floral. Nose, taste, such a clean and delicious offering from Stone. Solid IPA. Even the wife thought it was really good, and she hates IPAs. Update: The 12/26/14 was just a delicious mango explosion. Update: 3/14/15 Pi was enjoyed with my pal Jens4212, I got the tulip. Beautiful golden amber pour with sticky-icky lacing. Hop explosion: orange, grapefruit, mango, bit of a savory/earthy hop. Not much alcohol noticeable in the mix of citrus, bitterness, and deliciousness. Clean finish. Enjoy by rocks. Update: 7/04/15 had huge pine/grapefruit juice and citrus peel, crisp and clean with a dry finish, just an absolute hop playground.

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Photo of cw577enfield
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got two bottles of seventh batch (05.17.13) from Corks 'n' Kegs. Poured into a snifter.

A: transparent orange/gold color, two and half fingers of head, solid lacing.

S: Outstanding aroma. Picked up citrus hops right away, could smell tropical fruits and floral notes.

T: HOP BLAST! It jumps out to you with its hoppy and grapefruit flavor. Delivers a great combination of bitterness and sweetness. Aftertaste of bitterness remains but lightly.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate to high carbonation, slight boozy and dry finish.

O: This one reminds me of Abrasive in terms of bitterness and hoppy flavor and LOVED IT! Stone Brewing did another great job with one of their products. Arguably one of the most hop-forward beers out there.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 02.14.15 (consumed on 1/24/15)

This is always fantastic. Nose and taste are very hop forward with a strong piney, flowery presence. Body is light, carbonation is active. I always grab two or three of these when they become available, totally worth it.

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Photo of JeffoC6
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 2/14/14
Bottled: 1/10/14
Drinking: 2/4/14
Setting: Living room couch watching Seinfeld. Putty was the best character on that show.

A: Pours a hazy orange/tangerine color with a soapy and rocky white head of about 2 fingers, which dissipates to about 1 finger as the beer sets. Definitely can't see through this one. Hazy and rich. I can smell it from here!

S: Tangerine, orange, and grapefruit. Lots and lots of citrus. Undertones of lemon zest with bread grains. Faint hint of resin'y pine.

T: Taste is full forward candied orange peel and a blast of grapefruit juice. Enjoyable sweetness from the get-go, but not cloying. A touch of alcohol as the sip warms on the tongue, but incredibly well hidden for being 9.4%. VERY DRINKABLE. Bitterness is retained throughout, and mellows into subtle biscuit notes towards the end. Not as much pine in the taste as I detected in the nose. This is a wonderful citrus bomb and again, I can't get over how smooth this is to drink.

MF: The carbonation is perfect in my opinion. It's just enough to allow the flavors to pop once you take a sip, but not so much that it dominates. Not overly sticky on the lips or tongue, which I usually experience big boy IPA's. Dare I say, I think that's what's missing here? Hey, I'm nitpicking.

O: Fantastic DIPA. I could easily drink 2 or 3 of these in a sitting, but would probably pay for it shortly thereafter...But it's that good, and that smooth. Another west coast beaut!

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.