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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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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,355 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,355
Hads: 10,058
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 749
Gots: 2,623 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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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Reviews: 1,355 | Hads: 10,058
Photo of DevWand
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time trying an Enjoy By...have to say I'm impressed

Emptied the bomber into a chilled glass and was pleasantly surprised at how well the head held up (considering it being an IPA). Color is on point with what you'd expect from the style: Orange/amber.
Smells pleasant, reminds me of a christmas tree. Great flavor with Pine, Citrus, and a slight Floral after bite.

Overall a fantasitc IPA - - - Has that fresh hoppy flavor you'd expect, yet isn't overly bitter, which gives each one of the flavors a chance to be noticed.

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Photo of acavaciuti
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.25.15

Look: very light in my opinion. barely any head
Smell: bright, floral, some citrus, grapefruit
Taste: good hop bite, mellows out after a while
Feel: very smooth almost slammable
Overall: refreshing and delicious

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Look: A light amber color with very little head. Typical for the style.

Smell: Holy dank! This beer smells as piney as a Christmas tree. Picking up a ton of tropical fruit; papayas, mangos, pineapple maybe some stone fruits and a ton of grapefruit. Smells great!

Taste: Amazing. Super piney and fruity! Getting a slightly floral note that isn't as pronounced as the tropical fruits. Delicious!

Feel: Feels pretty typical of a double IPA; slightly chewy and very mouth coating. Drinks really smooth for the relatively high ABV.

Overall: Stone really hit a home run with this beer! With a little more refining, this beer could compete with the likes of Pliny and Heady Topper. An amazing feat for a large brewery. Glad this beer is widely distributed and not entirely expensive.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's. I get this every time it comes around. Excellent balance, very fresh (as expected). A great concept by Stone, and it seems to work every time.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Substantial clarity, looks professional as can be. Even manages almost a full inch of head on it, something amazing given the massive amount of hops/hop oil here.

Got them proprietary tropical fruit hops working to the bone here. Good stuff. Super dry mouthfeel and taste, hops seem to be in the amarillo/citra/simcoe vein. Not a lot of bitterness. Alcohol easily covered up. Damn good stuff, no need to chase small bottle counts when Stone kills it like this, especially in the six pack format.

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Photo of GregA135
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.25.15

So far I have loved every Enjoy By IPA.
Poured a nice orange color with a nice white head
Aroma of tropical fruits, mango and citrus
Tastes awesome! Perfect amount of bitterness along with citrus and pine. Smooth and Delicious!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 12/25/15 poured into a pint glass.

Clear, orange/golden with a beautiful white creamy/foamy head.

Scents of fruit, tropical, mango, pineapple, citrus, pine.
Amazing smell.

The hops are noticeable in the taste but not overpowering. An amazing IPA. The clarity, the smell, the taste, the mouthfeel.... its all there. Also the alcohol is well hidden. Tastes like a 7% to me.

Loooooove it.

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Photo of rjd722
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: 12.25.15 - enjoyed on 12.7.15. Pours a beautiful, clear orange-amber copper with a huge, frothy white head and great lacing.

Aroma: Full of tropical fruit, dank piney hops, and citrus (guava and slight grapefruit). The sweet malt is apparent in the aroma as well, but comes out more in the taste.

Taste: Phenomenal and full of piney hops, tropical fruit, and citrus with the sweet malt rounding out the profile towards the end.

Feel: Medium carbonation, extremely smooth and drinkable. Excellent west coast IPA.

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Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 25.12.15, had on 7.12.15 at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam.
A great Imperial IPA, heavy on the tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, passion fruit - mixed with a healthy amount of dank piny hops, on top of a sweet, malty body. This beer kind of reminded me of Pliney the Elder, but it was not nearly as balanced (the bitterness and alcohol were a bit rough around the edges) and the texture was not as smooth. Other than that, an excellent beer.

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Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA tastes like floral honey, piney hops, citrus, and apricots. Very tasty, really impressed with this one. You can really tell it's fresh by the taste it leaves in your mouth.

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Photo of SFNC
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/25/2015, 22oz into a tulip glass
Look; Crystal clear gold with two finger white head, plenty of lacing after a quick reduction.
Smell; Dank, piney with a slight cat pee scent that often precedes top notch IPA's.
Taste; Well balanced. A quick melding of pine, citrus and then malt. The flavors seem to blend as you drink.
Feel; Creamy, very pleasant to drink.
Overall; A top notch DIPA, deceptively smooth for a 9.4% beer.

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Photo of Radome
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle labeled 10-31-15, so I tasted it approximately one month past its "best".

L - Bright orange color wit maybe a hint of green. Off white head is thick, with an oily sheen. Significant lacing.

S - A citrus and pine extravaganza on the nose. Toasty malt on the final edge of the whiff.

T - Massive hit of bitter hops as orange and pine, accompanied by a late sweetness from the malt. In the finish the hops return as a strong, almost eucalyptus-like burn.

F - Medium body with creamy, mouth-filling carbonation. Huge hops bitterness blends into a significant alcohol burn.

O - Everything about this beer is huge and flavorful and right. It becomes more deep and complex with every sip.

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Photo of BiaSongThan
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden and clear. Eggshell head. Piney dank aroma grapefruit, some caramel. Taste is so dank piney and citrusy. Then caramel sweetness and a hint of alcohol followed by a lasting bitterness. Medium body and medium carb. Still my favorite west coast iipa.

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Photo of FranklinPaine
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12-25-15 Interesting beer to say the least! The 1st glass was fresh & crisp with no noticeable ABV and it almost resembled a "session" beer because of it's drinkability. SCARY because it is actually 9.4%! 2nd glass was with spicy food and it held up to it fantastically. This beer shines tremendously with the addition of food. The hops are clean and cut through perfectly with out being overbearing. This is a beer that seems OK until you get further into it then it shines. Excellent and a perfect spicy food paring!

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 10.25.15 is another exceptional beer from Stone! Stone continues to consistently put out great beers and I am looking forward to their opening their new brewery in Richmond, VA.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber
Enjoy By: 10.31.15
Bottled On: 09/25/15

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some very nice citrus/pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, with a very nice citrus/pine notes, very nice sweetness. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, another great brew from Stone.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear golden color, with a small head. Clusters of small rapidly rising bubbles makes it all come alive.

Smells strongly of citrus, tangerine sweetness, and generally sweet bread.

The incredibly sweet nature of the smell, is subdued in the taste by the bitter nature of the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is quite light, but not overtly so. As expected out of a beer which prides itself on its freshness, this is quite juicy. Although, this is definitely more dry than some of its competitors (Surly's Wet comes to mind).

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Photo of emount91
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drinking 12.25.15, pours a clear orange color, good foamy head that lasts a decent amount of time. smell is pine and resin through and through, nothing tropical here. smell follows the taste exactly: resin and pine, pine and resin, resiny pine, and piney resin, with a dry malt backbone. definition of a great bitter hop bomb "west coast" IPA. mouth feel is great, but I wouldnt expect any less from Stone. great beer when it's around, was my favorite Stone brew until I tried Thunderstruck.

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Photo of ptykozoon
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours sap with a ring.

Fresh juicy apricot, pine and earthy tones.

Malty hops, bark and sweet syrup, a touch of spice.

Sharp carb, medium mouthfeel. ABV tastes lighter.

I'll be back. Intelligent concept.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone is quickly becoming a great go to fall back beer when I cant get trillium or tree house. Love how available it is and how solid it is. This was enjoyable.

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Photo of Spikester
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear rich gold with two fingers of ten minute white head. Lacing is plentiful.
Smell is tropical fruits and biscuit malt.
Taste is tropical fruits mango grapefruit hop resin and very good amount of biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a slightly wet and bitter finish.
Overall a very nice DIPA that hides the 9.4% abv quite well so steady on.
I did not enjoy by 10-31-15 it five days past that. Great beer anyway. You can reform the head anytime with just a swirl of the liquid.

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Photo of curasowa
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 10-31-15

Appearance: Briliantly clear, golden color with one finger of bubbly head that fades slowly with nice lacing.

Aroma: Pine and grapefruit rind over sweet, buscuity malt

Taste: Big malt presense up front, a little chewey, with building earthy and pine bitterness. Theres a big hit of tropical fruit before the finish, which is quite lingering with pithy bitterness.

The Rest: At 9.4%, this is definately in IIPA territory with a body to back it up. Great aroma, but lacking a bit of balance.

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Photo of Trevor11
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super clean. I think it is a smart move by Stone brewing to impose a rule that this beer be enjoyed as fresh as possible to taste what the brewmasters intended: a bright, explosive ipa that leaves you waiting for the next release.

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Photo of danh53
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent yellow/orange with one finger head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit and papaya with pine and bready malts. The taste follows the nose. Mouth feel is light to medium and super clean with not trace of the 9.5%. an excellent double IPA

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Photo of Myotus
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 1 minute. Yellow in color. There is an abundance of both medium and large sized bubbles rising towards the top. Lacing is thick, but moderate.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of floral hops, mango, papaya, apricot, and pineapple that entangle with mild aromas of grapefruit, orange, piney hops, and bready malts along with hints of bitter hops.
TASTE: Strong floral hop, mango, papaya, apricot (no pineapple, though... I suppose not every IPA can be a Yellow Rose) flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by mild piney hop flavors. Mild grapefruit and orange flavors come onto the palate next along with subtle bready malt flavors. Subtle bitter hops and a hint of alcohol finish off this delicious symphony as all previous flavors persist, except piney hops, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth and finishes with a horribly strong dryness (please get me some water).
NOTE: What an amazing Double IPA. It wasn't overly bitter and the 9.4% could barely be tasted. The major downfall in this brew was the mouthfeel. I will definitely be buying the next Enjoy By.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.