Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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9,391 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,391
Reviews: 1,427
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 650
Gots: 2,160 | FT: 18
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.

 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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Ratings: 9,391 | Reviews: 1,427
Photo of embass
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/16/14; bottled on 11/13/14.

Actually had 3 of these on separate occasions. 2 were great; 1 was completely overrun by a smell and taste of onion.

Photo of double_dipa
3/5  rDev -32.3%

I really enjoyed the 10-31-14. I would give it 10-31-14 a 4.5.

The 12-26-14 not so much. Missing are citrus smells. It smelled more like an wet sock with a slight hint of skunk. And the taste wasn't much better. I actually poured the 2nd half down the drain.

Photo of LouZ
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a family member ship me a case of 8.16.14 from the east coast. Totally worth it. Wonderful IPA demonstrating notes of citrus, pine, sweet. Balanced with nice carbonation. Truly enjoyable.

Tried to 12.26.14 on draft. Still a great IPA, but did not have all of the pronounced scents and flavors as the 8/16 version.

Recently downed some 4.20.15 - wonderfully dank and piney. Absolutely delicious, and went down too easy for such a big IPA.

Photo of alwaysregress
5/5  rDev +12.9%

So far the best beer I have ever had

Photo of HopDeezy
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 12-26-14

A - crystal clear bright amber orange, frothy one inch plus whit head with great lacing.

S - Dank oranges, citrus, piney......perfect balance of the three.

T - DANK tropical fruit, DANK lemony orange, clean pine.

M - explosive hops, very fresh and good carbonation.

O - Hoppy, Clean, Dank, Awesome........I love this beer and always look forward to the MA release.

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%

"You gotta try this" - the truth

Also, the beer does change from release to release, but stays in the same vein - very delicious, fresh, floral and slightly piney. If you grab this past the enjoy by date, don't drink it. Remember, they're always releasing new batches so don't sell yourself short. Grab the freshest and go to town. Grab two if you can, and always enjoy with a hops loving friend. Especially if you're a malt person. They'll steer you straight.

-hop head alter ego

Photo of LosMythos
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Enjoy BY 12-26-14

Really Amazing clarity of this beer. Impressed by the lack of hop haze given the aroma. Big aroma maybe simcoe? Has that hint of cat pee aroma but pleasantly fresh. Light malt backbone and big hop resin flavor. Really drinkable fresh IPA simplistic in it's goodness. -cheers

Photo of Martyrob
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

I got the enjoy by 10.31.14. It was a fabulous IPA.

Photo of The_Jerk
3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

This was the 12.09.14 batch..IMO all these beers start to taste the same and I cant tell anymore whats so special with the hype in this series.. Im prolly done with this series at this point.

Photo of MisterGone
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.05.14 version. Pour from a 22. This one seems to have more tropicals than citrus profiles found in earlier versions. Not sure if they tweak the contents for different batches, or if I am under the influence of what I ate before drinking this. The hop profiles were, as expected and hoped for, the dominant flavors early and across the tongue. Finish had a little boozy element to it. Would rather that be less pronounced (beer was at good temp, not too cold). Looking forward to next batch.

4.20.14 version: also tropicals up front but with a nice grapefruit in the finish, but with a boozy little pop right at the back announcing the 9+ABV.

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Golden orange in color. One and a half eggshell white head. The nose is not as present as i remember in the past. Orange juice, lemon, pine, pepper, there is a subtle earthiness and a small amount of malt sweetness. The taste is very thick and juicy. Earthy hops and sweet malt. Less citrusy than i remember. Great ipa.

Photo of Billclinton167
4/5  rDev -9.7%

I'm a fan of this every time it comes out. Always tastes slightly different.

Photo of JasonLey
5/5  rDev +12.9%

2.14.14 was one of the most enjoyable beers I've ever had.

Photo of mr-jj
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of daveg36
4/5  rDev -9.7%

12.26.14 WTF???????????????????? This version was awful. What did you guys do here? Grapefruit notes completely missing in the taste. No balance, just bitter. Totally off flavors. Would have gotten a zero if I had not liked the other versions. This current iteration was a miss.

Photo of FLima
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light amber color with a thick head with good retention.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of passion fruit, mild pine and white wine.
Flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit, resin, tea leaves, pineapple, earth, spices, honey and grapes.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.4% abv is incredibly hidden.
Excellent IPA, yes, fresh does matter. Very well balanced with the characteristic search for perfection by Stones brews.

Photo of BTodd
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/31/2014 Bottle

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

Stone is really hit and miss with me but this is one solid brew! Another great California IPA. Way to go Stone.

Photo of EBaez
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

4.20.14 has been by far my favorite from this series.

Photo of biegaman
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I doubt I've ever met someone who feels as strongly about freshness as Stone CEO Greg Koch. I made the mistake once of mentioning to him that there was a lot of stale-dated Stone bottles floating around the Western New York market and it costs someone their job. It's no surprise this be the brewery to pioneer the concept of putting the 'best before' right in the beer's name...

And it's not only common sense that tells you it was a good idea - the aroma makes probably the strongest argument of all. Nevermind the fermenter, it smells like my glass was dry-hopped! Granted, it's not like Stone to make nondescript beers but this bouquet is flat-out over-the-top herbal, earthy, and fruity. There's vividly bright notions of lemon, mango, and pineapple.

The flavour makes me think of kiwi skins and orange peels; this fruit smoothie has an unmistakably tropical profile. It's not all juice, however - skins and piths clearly made it into the blender too. It also tastes like a handful of matcha green tea powder was thrown in as well. The beer is almost hauntingly dry, with an uncanny synergy between power and quaffability.

Enjoy By is dank and reminiscent of a wet forest after a spring rain. It has overwhelming leafy and herbal qualities that, especially in the finish, drop onto the palate and detonate like bombs. There is some maltiness to help temper all that bitterness; the grain has a certain 'crunchiness' to it and strong notions of caramelization that mask both the IBUs and the alcohol (9.4%).

The obvious point about Enjoy By is that freshness matters. The more important thing to take away from this fantastic Double IPA, however, is that Stone cares about how their products are consumed - not just how they sell. No wonder everyone is "California Dreaming" - they've tried the IPAs like this one and, most astonishingly, they don't have to pay too dearly for the experience.

Photo of JasonEdelson
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Enjoy by 10.31.14. (Halloween)

Near textbook perfect IPA. Great hoppy finish. Excellent mouthfeel. Balanced crispness. Good color.

Photo of Mo_fro
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

Stone enjoy by 7-4-14 A non beer geek friend had this and donated to my fridge. I'm not going to say no because of a giant drink by date on the front!!
A- Hazy burnt orange color that you can’t see through. One finger thick cream colored head that was gone quickly.
S- A nice fruity peach and mango smell with a hint of berries. Also a mix of wheat, grass and bread.
T- The taste is huge! Lots of pine up front with a big bitter kick as well. Tasting some lemon and orange peel. I can also taste a good amount of alcohol at the end.
M- Crispy and smooth, the alcohol seems to cleanse the palate well and prepare you for the next sip.
O- Really good, probably better if I drank it three months ago like the bottle said too, but still good. I like how the flavor profile is so big and each part stands out on its own but somehow remains balanced.

Photo of McMatt7
3.5/5  rDev -21%

10/31/14 and was good

Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

This beer is outstanding.

This was Enjoy By 10/31/14, drank on 10/13/14. It was a beautiful blend of citrusy hops balanced perfectly with just a touch of malt, but not too much so that the beauty and taste of the hops is perfectly represented in all phases of taste - initial and on the finish.

It is all at once so incredibly hoppy yet ridiculously drinkable, don't know how they do it. Thanks Stone.

Photo of Dalaaa
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Smoothest double IPA

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,391 ratings.