Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,262
Hads: 9,603
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
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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. 

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 FocusDave
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4.20.14 bomber poured into a tulip.

A - Clear golden color with two fingers of off-white foamy head. Retention is about 3-4 minutes. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S - I can't describe it as anything other than hop heaven. Floral and citrusy with a hint of malty sweetness.

T - Bright hop flavor up front, some malt sweetness, then a bitter, earthy, hop finish.

M - Bright and bubbly. Finishes cleanly. Not too light and not too heavy.

O - I haven't had an Enjoy By in a while, but damn this is good.

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Photo of Ham-Nord
3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Clear with no haze, pale golden in colour. Minimal head.

S: The smell was the best part, in my opinion. It was the "freshest" aspect of this beer. By this, I mean that it smelt resiny in a way that I tend to only notice in fresh beers. Lots of citrus as well.

T: This was a tasty beer and you could tell there was a lot of attention to detail. Not too bitter, with some residual sweetness. It was a well balanced IIPA, but nothing spectacular about the flavour that I haven't had before in other IIPAs.

M: Easily drinkable, not too heavy and overpowering on the palate.

O: As I mentioned with respect to the taste, this beer was not spectacular. Stone beers are overrated, but this one in particular is overrated. It is a good beer and there is no doubt about that. However, it probably is not worth the $8 since there are other IIPAs out there for less that are pretty much the same. The aroma was "fresh," but that was about the only attribute that sets this brew apart from others in the field.

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Photo of turbotype
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally decided to review this beer after many many bottles and a few on-tap. This stuff is good, like REALLY good. I'm surprised it isn't rated higher than it is really. This is a serious Imperial IPA. It tastes like one, smells like one, etc. Its probably a little sweeter and malty'er than any other double I have had, and I personally attribute that to the freshness. This months bottle, 04-20-2014 is probably the best one I've had. I'm sure that's just a coincidence... If you have not tried this offering from Stone, try it out ASAP. You probably are not going to find anything better anytime soon. There are few others out there that compete, but are not nearly as READILY AVAILABLE as Stone Enjoy By. Tastes absolutely fantastic straight from a bottle, but if you must, pour it into a glass and do all that looking and sniffing, then gulp it down all the same. Enjoy!

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Photo of xungmound98
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Enjoy By 4/20/2014) Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Semi-cloudy copper-orange with frothy 1/2” head on the first pour. 2nd pour was clearer and head was thicker, about 1”. Smell is intense, pungent grapefruit citrus, pine resin. The alcohol scent is apparent behind these as well. Taste mostly follows nose; citrus and pine, with an earthy undertone. Malt is understated. Not as tongue-coating as I expected, although the hops are definitely front and center; finishes fairly clean, considering the style and ABV. Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a very tasty, fresh DIPA.

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Photo of EdwardK77
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have now enjoyed both the 4/20 and the 2/14 versions of the "Enjoy By". I've like every Stone offering that I've tried, so I wasn't surprised to enjoy these. This is an imminently drinkable ale for this amount of alcohol. This had well rounded flavor and seemed to have less of the sweetness than the Lagunitas Undercover. (Which was also amazing) This featured a nice head, pleasant aroma, and smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of 05Harley
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 4/20/14
Estimated calories - 282/12oz

Purchased at Johnson's Market Place, New Durham,NH
Price - $7.99/22oz bomber

This one pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two finger fluffy white head that teases you to sip what's beneath. I say sip because this is truely a DIPA weighing in at 9.4%. Heavy speckled lacing dresses up the glass screaming freshness.

Aroma is rich and earthy with pine and grapefruit signaling to the taste buds "this beer has balance". Hops, hops and more hops...

Taste is big and bold and full of flavor. Pine, grapefruit and a spicey blend sums it up. Damn this is tastey.

Mouthfeel is bitter sweet draped over a medium body. Near perfect bitter aftertaste, much smoother than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, this isn't sessionable by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't difficult to put down either.

Overall, a super addition to Stone's IPA portfolio. I've enjoyed all three "Enjoy By's" and have been pleased with each offering.

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Photo of BearslikeBeers
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice deep golden orange that is slightly opaque.
Smell is classic stone. Piney, hoppy and crisp.
The head is think but laces beautifully down the glass.
Nice strong hops up front. Pine, citrus, peachy maybe a little pineapple. Very slight malt presence, very effervescent and slight resinous as you swallow. Strongly bitter after taste/ as it goes down.
Overall a terrific expansion on what Stone normally does with their regular IPA and definitely has a slightly more diverse bouquet. I would prefer a little less bitterness and maybe a little more balance, but overall this is quite the terrific DIPA. Stone rarely disappoints and they sure as hell don't with this one.

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Photo of mnrider
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4-20-14

A: Pours a bright and clear golden/orange. Large thick off white head. Good retention
at first, but this does not last. The lacing is also not much to talk about.

S: Strong and fresh. Citrus. Pine. Hops. Resin. Pineapple. Hops. Dry. Malty. Hops.

T/M: Not unlike the aroma. Citrus flavors such as grapefruit and pineapple. Strong dank
hops. Pine. Hop resin. Bitter, but balanced well enough with malts. The finish has hop
bitterness and a linger of citrus. An alcohol taste comes through slightly.

O: World Class. Delicious. Hop Bomb. Great citrus flavors. Not too extreme which helps
with the drinkability. This beer is a must try if you're a Hophead.


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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4/20/14

Clear, bright orange. Almost no head. Some lacing along the glass.

Lots of grapefruit citrus, fresh pine, granny smith, grass, mint, slight alcohol

Sticky piney notes, juicy citrus fruit, slightly sweet malts to balance abundant bitterness, hint of booze.

Medium body with light carbonation. A little bit of heat with finishes with a bitter tinge.

Stoked I finally got to try this one. Truly dank. Truly delicious.

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Photo of Clints1991
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a 22oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color with a white head that lasts for quite some time. It has a great nose to it. Has a nice hop nose to it. It has a nice strong but smooth bitterness to it. I definitely enjoy this beer. Not my typical style I go for. But one I would recommend to anyone. Just wish there was more product available. It was the 04/20/2014

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Photo of tillmac62
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20/14. Clear light amber, golden, pour with a very nice head and long retention lacing. Nose of sweet citrus (mango, orange) over a light grapefruit and earthy dankness background. Light medium bodied with a slick texture. Normally carbonated with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is a blend of hop flavors over a slight biscuit sweetness with a low level of bitterness. It begins with the sweet citrus flavors which are soon overpowered by the dank earthy hop components. While complex, the flavor is heavily "dankcentric" - lol. On the smooth finish, you get a bit of biscuit sweetness flowing into the dankcentric vortex coupled with a nice residual alcohol tingle at the back of the throat. An exceptional beer that those which wonder what dank means should try.

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Photo of DIM
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Clear golden; served with a thick creamy head.

s: Resinous, pithy citrus, raw alcohol, a hint of juicy tropical fruit. All booze and hops.

t: Here again, booze and hop bomb. Extreme bitterness, relatively mild hop flavor. Pithy citrus; oily and resinous. Pretty hot finish. Abrasive in a good way.

m: Oily and smooth.

o: Really good for sure, but I've had quite a few DIPAs I like more in the last 6months or so.

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Photo of BarRoomHero88
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/20/14
Had a few other ones, all fantastic. Figured I'd finally give it a review. Serving type: 22oz bomber poured into my Tree House Brewing tulip

A: Super clear orange. Very small head. Decent lacing

S: Even through a cold, DANK is delivered as promised. Smells like I'm smelling a bag of hops. Pine, grapefruit....big delicious hop aromas.

T: WOW. Big flavor without being bitter or overpowering with the hops. Tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine. Again, not overpowering or super bitter. Delicious. Sweetness, but not cloying. Big flavors all around, but the balance is unreal. Found that as it warms up, the tropical flavors and aroma come forward a lot more. Fantastic.

M: Perhaps a bit overcarbonated at first, but not bad at all. Medium mouthfeel, a bit thicker than a lot of IPAs. Surprised at how dry it finishes with the amount of sweetness it has.

O: Just a fantastic beer. Have had 3 or 4 of the Enjoy By series, and they all impress me. A perfect example of what an IPA should be, at least to me. I love them like this, big tropical fruit, with enough bitterness to know it's there.

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Photo of marzenfannm
2.63/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tried this in a tasting at the beer store. Fruity and hoppy to be sure. A bit over the top for my personal preferences. Enjoy By 08-02-13 batch tasted during mid-July 2013.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz, date marked 04-20-14

Pours a slightly hazy orange golden, bit of white sudsy lacing for a head.

Smells of orange blossom honey, sweet biscuit, some citrus, and extraordinarily fresh fruity and floral hops.

Flavor is of orange, honey, biscuit, and a range of hop flavors ranging from floral and fruity to piney and dry.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very exceptional IPA with a supremely fresh aroma and flavor. Not the best IPA ever, but in the higher class of IPAs for sure and provides a unique character beyond just the freshness. Drinks very easy for its strength.

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Photo of fps_dean
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had the Enjoy By 04-20-14.

It pours a rich copper color.

It smells very hoppy, and very much like grapefruit.

It tastes very much like grapefruit as well. The last edition tasted like grapefruit, but the 04-20-14 edition tastes very much like a grapefruit with a strong hop presence and minimum malt presence.

Overall this is one of of the best IPAs I have ever had, and the best Stone Enjoy By I have ever tried to date.

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Photo of Roser
3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4-20-14 Enjoy By

A- fairly clear (a tad hazy), copper, orange hue. Appealing.

S- excellent nose. Pine!!!! Some grass, too. Some floral notes to boot.

T- big full wallop of resin (and that pine), lingers throughout. Bitter soon follows and strengthens at the end. Didn't note much of the citrus thing, unfortunately, compared to some the other reviews.

M- big, full, dry.

O- I'm a sucker for Stone (love Ruination!), and easily fall prey to the "enjoy by" campaign, so I'm a lock to try each offering. Not sure how long they've been doing this (started last year, I think), but I really, really liked the one I had in '13. That said, I'm glad I bought the 4-20-14. I "enjoyed" it, but won't be picking up another. A quality IPA, indeed, but not worth another round. Look forward to future offerings.

Cheers all!

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Photo of Mongrel
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 4/20/14

A - Pours a remarkably clear pale orange, with a finger of head that clears out quickly, but leaves nice sticky lacing.

S - wow, they aren't kidding with that "devastatingly dank" tag line. I get big swampy dank notes of raw hops. I just finished brewing a batch of beer and the nose on this beer is like ziplock baggies of pure hop pellets. It smells green -- grass, marijuana, green onion, lemon grass, with faint touches of pine and mango.

T - Big, concentrated doses of mango, pineapple, onion, with a tinge of lemon and pine around the edges. Juicy middle; bitter and savory on the back end.

M - mouthfeel is big and full, with ample sweetness, but a dry finish.

Overall, this is a big, in your face DIPA with nothing to hide. It may be the most savory IPA I've ever had. This is the first time that all those descriptors like onion, garlic and cat piss really resounded with me. There is some tropical sweetness to balance things out, but I think this is not quite my cup of tea. A great beer, but they could tone back the CTZ, Summit, or whatever's bringing the onion.

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Photo of blankenhoney
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The re-dankulous 4-20 batch. Pours a lovely, hazy golden orange. Smells fantastic: citrus rind, sweet tropical fruit, and heavy pine. Taste is so dank and bitter, you guys; hoppy with a light malty sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, crisp, and bitter. Chewy and smooth. Doesn't get much better than this.

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Photo of itsratso
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

enjoy by 04/20/14, from a bomber in a Spiegelau ipa glass.

well I guess I better review this, as it is my fave beer.

s- are there hippies in my house? dankness. and pine, almost equally balanced. some citrus in there too.
a - clear copper with a thin white head that disappears fast but laces. I've seen prettier beers but appetizing looking.
m - sticky and full. good carbonation level for this beer.
t - I have not had all the "trophy" beers but I've had a bunch of them. and I would put this up at the very top. what enjoy does (similar to what makes heady different from all the rest of the IIPA's) is it throws in a healthy amount of dankness to add some depth to the usual pine and citrus thing. comes on bitter and dank on the front end, with citrus and pine notes behind it. has a floral and dry finish. enjoy does not "hide" it's alcohol as well as a lot of beers which gives it a spicy alcohol burn that you may like or hate. finishes very dry. the only problem with enjoy is I feel obligated to drink as much of it as possible when you can get it around here. which can quickly lead to trouble :(

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Photo of hail_seitan
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 4-20-2014 batch enjoyed from a tulip brandy glass.

A - Upon pouring from the bottle, a thick white head developed, but dissipated quickly. Body is an agreeable amber hue with no haziness.

S - Cantaloupe, citrus, honey-sweetness

T - First comes a wave of citrus - Meyer lemon immediately comes to mind. Then, a hearty malt backbone with berry-like sweetness on the center of the tongue. Some onion and savory flavors follow, especially as the beer warms up. However, the savory notes never become overbearing. Aftertaste is residual bitterness and pine all over the palette.

M - Creamy mouthfeel to counteract everything else going on in the beer. Perhaps a tad over-carbonated at first sip, but that mellows out over time.

O - Stone really does this beer right. Although I think it is best enjoyed on-tap, the bottle is one of the best to be had at the local package store. It does age quickly, so heed the advice on the label.

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Photo of mudbug
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review of the 4-20-14 Batch:
From the bomber into a standard pint glass results in a very bright,clear golden body capped by a one inch head that slowly falls into a very determined cap of foam with sticky lace all over.
Aroma is pungent pine resin, marijuana,fresh cut grass, not overpowering but substantial.
Taste is upfront hop bitter with a pronounced malt sweetness for balance, but here is where I get off this train, there is a very strong medicinal alcohol flavor that for me is distracting.
On the juicy side. More of a sipper than a refreshing drink
One and done for me, I prefer my DIPAs to hide the alcohol better, Pliny the Elder, Lagunitas Sucks and Boneyard Hop Venom do it better. All that said It's a very good beer and if the other ones are not available I'd never turn this down

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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 Gregaroo
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

7-4-15 - Had a few of these on July 4th at my Sister-in-law's house just before shooting off a bunch of bottle rockets. Very patriotic!
4-20-15 - City Tap House (Logan) - lunch with the competition on April Fool's Day
3-17-15 - bottle at home on 3/20 (still enjoyed it immensely).
2-14-15- Kraftwork Philly - get the BBQ tacos.
12-24-14 - Christmas Day

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from the bomber into a random kitchen glass
ENJOYED THIS ONE with my beloved nephew Michael Francis on Friday March 21, 2014
in Pasadena, CALIFORNIA!!! hooo ahhh baby!

ULTRA clear with nice sticky lacing

sweet hopiness

nice hoppy bite, OUTSTANDING

FUll and thin

TOO good to Guzzle - also the ABV is over the top (was feeling the buzz as I wrote these notes)
this is a world class beer from a world class brewery.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,262 ratings.