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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,254 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,254
Hads: 9,549
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 679
Gots: 2,259 | FT: 20
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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Photo of IAmAPenguin
3.61/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the 12/13/13. Aroma: Very herby, slightly metallic, resinous and skunky. Appearance: clear gold, little carbonation and nearly any foam. Very dry, off bitterness. notes of cinnamon, spice, herbs, resin and biscuit are available. Not too much citrus available. Overall, one of the more basic/standard Enjoy By's I have experienced. Not bad. Bitter, alcohol filled, dry. (378 characters)

Photo of Celtics17
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
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%. (596 characters)

Photo of Sergio
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 12.13.13
22 oz bottle poured into a Stone IPA specialty glass.

A - A very nice golden clear pour with a nice 1 inch head.

S - So fresh. Smells so piney with a hit of tropical fruit. Absolutely love it.

T - Hits you with a very bitter taste which is followed by a very fruity flavor. Finishes a bit sweet, but the bitter taste lingers for a while. Fantastic.

M - Very smooth and crisp.

O - A fantastic Double IPA. Try all of Stone's "Enjoy By" IPAs if you can get your hands on it. BevMo (west coast) sells them for about $6.49/bottle. It's an absolute steal.

1st review, btw. (592 characters)

Photo of drmcleod10
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 Ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce.
12.13.13 Bottle Opened 11.14

A - Surprisingly 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. Very refreshing and lovely smell.

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

M - Light bodied imperial at 9.4%. Strange for such a strong IPA

O - Outstanding IPA definitely in my top 5 or so (546 characters)

Photo of MCain04
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (1,147 characters)

Photo of shadetree67
3.79/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 11.12.13

Appearance - A clear golden amber color. Strong pour yielded a 1/2 finger head that dissipated quickly. There was minimal lacing while drinking

Smell - Very hoppy / bitter smell. Fresh cut grass and oranges.

Taste - The taste is quite bitter. Slight grapefruit and no malt flavor at all - this doesn't seem very balanced to me.

Mouthfeel - Medium to high carbonation and the warmth of the alcohol comes through.

Overall - Compared to other IPAs I have had, this one is a bit heavy handed with the amount of bitterness present. I would have preferred some malt characteristics and tropical fruit. Probably wont seek this one out again. (657 characters)

Photo of jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Southampton Publick House pint. 12.13.13 version. Bottled 11/8/13, so a week old!! Bought at Whole Foods Newport Beach CA for $ 7.99.

A - Dark golden (on the edge of orange). Eggshell head leaves OK lacing.

S - Very hoppy. Catpiss first, then underlying peaches, apricots, and mangos.

T - Again very bright tropical notes upfront. Definite catpiss component, plus the peaches, apricots, mango flavors. Bitterness creeps in on the finish, but not harsh. Their is a slight sweet malt backbone that makes it smooth. There is a slight alcohol note, but not off-putting. It accentuates the hop flavors.

M - Crisp and light for the ABV. Carbonation is medium high and lively. Makes it seem like a lighter beer than it is.

O - Great beer nose-wise. The smell really pops and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I also really like the hop combinations. Had the last version on tap at the brewery and thought it was more malty and boozy. (973 characters)

Photo of zookerman182
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a yellow orange color with a 2 finger creamy white head.
Aroma is the best I've smelled from any beer.
So tropical and full of citrus. Tons of pineapple.
Has a bitter hop taste which I love. Fresh tasting beer.
Extremely refreshing.
This is the 12/13/13 version.
I bought 6 bottles of this and I'm glad I did. (324 characters)

Photo of dasenebler
3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.12.13
Stone Enjoy by 11.12.13
22oz

Pours a clear, light amber. Tight white head retains nicely. Average retention. (3.5)

Aroma is floral-hoppy, slight ester. Pear, fresh-cut grass, tropical fruit, orange. Pretty nice, though not quite as bright as I expected. Slightest bit of paper (oxidation). (3.5)

Flavor is not terribly bitter up front, but the bitterness does linger on the palate. Clean, no autolyzed yeast flavor. Sweet malt and light caramel. Heavy/dank hop flavors come through more in the flavor, as does the citrus. Simcoe funk and Amarillo grapefruit. Alcohol is apparent, but not boozy. Very drinkable for a DIPA, and quite warming. (4)

I waited until the last day this beer was "fresh" and it still tastes great, though I'm sure it would have been even better two weeks ago. I'd absolutely love it if it were a tad less sweet on the front and had more of a biscuit-not-caramel malt character. (4) (918 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
3.56/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy By 11.12.13
Appearance:
The beer pours a decent and creamy white head. The beer itself a clear orange honey color but that is slightly foggy but that may be because of the glass.

Smell:
The smell has several types of hopes. One of them appears to be floral and another appears to be closer to a grapefruit smell. The sweet malts also make an appearance. Additionally, there also appears to be a bit of fresh grass smell as well.

Taste:
Very bitter hops dominate the taste palate and finish. Additionally, there also bits of alcohol that makes its way through. The malt makes a slight appearance but the hops are so bitter that it's hard to make it out.

Mouthfeel:
Very thick and heavy bodied. The finish feels heavy and lasts a bit that does not give it a very good feel.

Overall:
An okay DIPA under some circumstances but does not really do anything for me. Maybe I'll have to drink one of these earlier than the expiration date. Some people might like the Enjoy be a certain date DIPA gimmick but I'm not one of them. (1,029 characters)

Photo of JHS123
3.63/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful pour from 22oz into pub glass. Golden Color nice lacing and decent head. Complex hops on the nose citrus and some onion dank like pleasant fresh smell. Heavy alcohol mouthfeel. No real carbonation. A sweaty strong too bitter unbalanced finish which is the only part of this I didn't love. Really don't understand the devotion to this series as its not Stone's best. Stone Ruination IPA even thought higher in IBU finishes so much cleaner than this. (458 characters)

Photo of hopflyer
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an awesome beer. Had this twice. Last one was the 11/12/13 batch. Crisp, clean, tropical and just outstanding. From memory, appearance was clear as you expect from stone. Aroma and taste all tropical hop goodness, just what I look for in an IPA. As of today this beer tops my list. (286 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone balloon glass. 7-04-15 edition.

Look: The beer is a clear rich honey color. An eggshell colored head recedes to a thick soapy film. Random light lacing on the glass.

Aroma: The beer seems to have a nice malt backbone, but that is immediately covered in spicy hops. There's hints of dry cedar, and only maybe some onion, but the onion note seems to be a non-issue. Dry, spicy, earthy hops in the finish.

Taste: Much like the aroma but midway through very bitter grapefruit rind emerges. There is a lot of dry, spicy heat from the alcohol content. Finishes really bitter.

Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy. This is a sipper for sure.

Overall, I updated my review to the latest batch. There was little or no onion element to this beer unlike the last one I had which was 11-12-13 edition. This is a good bitter, thick, strong IPA. (842 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip glass. The 11/12/13 batch.

A: Pours a beautiful light golden color. Crystal clear with 1-2 finger off white head. Some lacing.

S: Massive fruity hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, oranges.

T: Slightly sweet with big fruity hops. Citrus flavors are prominent with a nice bitterness.

M: Nice body. Refreshing with a nice bitter finish.

O: Really nice IPA. Really excited that I got a chance to grab a bottle, and even more so that 12/13/13 is coming to Alabama. (494 characters)

Photo of Wrigfen
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was the 11.12.13 vintage. Beautiful pour from a growler with a nice head. One of my favorite things when sipping this was the smell each time I put the glass near my mouth.
I have a weakness for Stone beer and consider them probably the best brewery out there. But this double IPA was as smooth tasting as if not more than the other Stone Beers I have enjoyed. Factor in that is 9.5 ABV but you do not taste the alchohol makes this a rare treat. If you have a chance to get this fresh beer, jump on it.
Please note that the 4.75 on overall instead of 5 is only due to the cost.
But hey you have to spoil yourself every now and then. (638 characters)

Photo of rDi
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This Enjoy By 11/12/2013 deserves my first beer review.
A: poured into a IRS 17 oz. glass. Amber color with little foam. Nice lacing.
S: strong hops but also really fruity,
T: hoppy as expected, but the presence of tropical fruits balance out the bitterness. Finish smooth and tasty.
M: Smooth with the bitterness and sweetness lingering
O: Very good beer, a must-try IPA if you are wondering what IPA is. Once you had it, you will probably find others to compare. My favorite IPA beer so far. (495 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a yellowish orange color. good clarity. a half finger of an off white head. doesn't last too long.

Smell: super fruity hops , mango and grapefruit. slightly resiny but very strong hops

Taste: hops as expected. mango. grapefruit. resin. slightly sweet pretty bitter

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly warm from alcohol. some bitterness but not overbearing.

Overall: definitely a good DIPA. worth a shot if you get and possibly even more. i like the huge hop fruitiness (476 characters)

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this a few weeks back down at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge. It was behind glass, so I had a feeling that this was pretty special since they had to open up the case to get one for me. Seeing that 11/12/13 is next week, I did enjoy this by its due date and eagerly anticipated the freshness of this. While I thought that the hype turned out to be a bit much for this, I enjoyed this beer and the easy drinkability of this, given how high the alcohol was. It was much smoother than I thought and went down easily, even though I split the bottle with a good friend of mine!

Nice pour to this, as this beer had a crisp golden hue, fluffy head, and lacing that made its mark ring after foamy ring. Lots of earthy, herbal hops and "stink" in the nose, making me think that this was a beer from Green Flash. Then came the taste - soapy, buttery, and sneakily smooth. The hops were recessed but present here as more floral notes predominated. This was so strong but went down so easily and although the taste wasn't immediately addictive, it grew on me. It was a bit like tea, in that the minty notes took a while to grow on me but they soothed at the same time. This certainly felt and tasted fresh from start to finish, as if I had this on tap and not out of a bottle.

Strong, this was but this certainly did not feel it. Downing a whole bottle will make you woozy but with the appeal and bitterness of a Troegs Nugget Nectar combined with a rich array of sensual aspects and a chocolate-chili type aftertaste, there's a ton to like here. This was so clean and crisp that it misled me into thinking that it was an American Amber but alas, it's just an IPA that lives up to the "Imperial" moniker. Loads to love here, even without the date on the bottle. This was one beer that you'll want to drink as soon as you get your hands on it! (1,833 characters)

Photo of SadMachine
4.63/5  rDev +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! (1,849 characters)

Photo of gatorlove
4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a 16 oz pint glass
A: Nothing really special, poured a nice golden-pale color with around .25" of head and left behind some nice lacing.
S: Very aromatic, luscious tropical fruits and grapefruits, but with a strong hop bite. I love smelling this beer.
T: Initial strong hop flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance it out. And then the tropical fruits come in. I got some juicy pineapple flavors and oodles of grapefruit.
M: Light carbonation with a medium body. Somehow i could not taste the 9.4 abv at all.
O: My favorite beer I have ever tried. I had high expectations going in and it exceeded those expectations. It was so perfectly balanced, I was in heaven (709 characters)

Photo of dancingnancie
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 11.12.13

Poured into a DFH snifter.

Beautiful golden color. Very opaque.

It is a fantastic tasting DIPA. Very nice hop bitterness bite. Very citrusy. It tastes magnificent. It is a tremendous balance of bitterness and malts.

Consistent mouthfeel through the entire bomber. Very similar in mouthfeel to ruination.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Please seek this one out if you are a fan of west coast DIPA's. It is utterly amazing. Kudos to Stone. (466 characters)

Photo of Guess2814
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer!!! Beside The Heady Topper, I consider this the best double IPA. This has a great smell to it. A beer you just want to take your time with an enjoy the taste. I can drink this beer all day. Stone makes some great beers. I thinks this is the best of there beers...

Above is what I wrote when I first had this beer. That was over 2 years ago. Lately the beer has become a Piney west coast IPA. I think the quality has changed for the worse. Still a good beer but not the way I remember it being. (505 characters)

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

Tried this quite a few times in the bottle but was lucky enough to get it on tap at the awesome Gramercy Tavern in NYC.

Appearance: A beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head. A very refreshing look to it in which I couldn't wait to dive in. Didn't appear too heavy on the carbonation but it made it's presence known.

Smell: Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit, possibly a slight pineapple smell to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: First sip hits the palette with the taste of citrus...heavy grape fruit barely noticing the alcohol. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue making me anticipate my next sip.

Mouthfeel: Hop oils sit on the tongue leaving a nice aftertaste that hides the alcohol. It really seemed more like a mid range ipa as far as alcohol and not on the level it contains.

Overall: I'm a big fan of Stone and this is by far my favorite brew of theirs right next to the double dry hopped Ruination. Very pleased. (945 characters)

Photo of stonermouse
3.44/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Intrigued to try this one. The price point is tough to swallow, but I'm not regretting the plunge (yet). 11-12-13 version.

Poured into a goblet. Pours a nice cloudy orangy-yellow with very little carbonation. The head quickly disappears, even with a vigorous pour. Small amount of lacing.

Pleasant, surprisingly mellow aroma. The hop profile already seems a bit muddled, not quite sure what it wants to be. I'm having trouble teasing out anything distinctive.

The flavor gets a little more specific, with a rich apricot and mild pineapple flavor at the forefront. The alcohol has a decent bite, and borders on harsh. Usually I like this- here the booze tasted a little like it was spiked with a cheap vodka. It simply wasn't compatible.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly sticky, yet wicked dry. I don't really know what to make of it. I guess it slightly compliments the flavor profile, but it's not particularly pleasant in and of itself.

I don't want to call this a complete disappointment. But it's a beer that doesn't really know what it wants to be. It's dry, yet finishes sticky and a little sweet. The hop profile is slightly all over the place- some may call this "complex," but out of a world class IPA, I expect an identity. This is a nicely-made, well-rounded, strong-flavored, yet ultimately boring IPA. (1,318 characters)

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

11.12.13

Let me start by saying I absolutely LOVED this beer. I had it on tap at Falling Rock in Denver, CO. The keg ran out as he was pouring it, so he tapped a new one, so I got the first pour out of a keg.

It was a dark copper, but was completely transparent, not murky like a lot of IPAs. This also was so hoppy and bitter. My girlfriend had a pint of Russian RIver Blind Pig, and when comparing the 2, Enjoy By blows BP out of the water.

I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys solid IPAs or DIPAs.

Very citrusy taste, extra hoppy. That's why I loved it. (574 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.