Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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world-class

9,430 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,430
Reviews: 1,439
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 654
Gots: 2,186 | FT: 19
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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.

 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 Vero-Dave
4.96/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had one 6 weeks ago and saved one for 07-04-14. Used a Troegs HopBack glass because I couldn't find my Sam Adams or Dogfish glasses. Best beer I have had in a long time. Amazing nose... hoppy, citrus, resinous, other stuff going on. Bursting with flavor from the first sip BUT not so hoppy that it isn't balanced and refreshing. Would not think it was 9.4% ABV if it didn't say so on the bottle. Wish I had bought more than 2 bottles....

Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. Best by 7/4/14.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super notes of tropical, citrus, grassy, resiny pine, and herbal hops. All followed by caramel and some toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness and slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, balanced, very mild bitterness,

Overall: Wow. Top Notch Superb beer. Nuf ced.

Photo of cr0ckett
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Consistently among the best IPAs

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

Poured into glass from bottle! Excellent stuff!

A- just a beautiful golden color! fine, light white head.

S- usual fresh ipa smell, citrusy, pretty strong smell

T- delicious, full hop flavor that isn't overbearing. citrus hints. not much malt but it's there. lovely bitter taste.

M - not much carbonation, feels great in motuth.

Overall - amazing!

Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge hype for this brew and I went to 4 different liquor stores looking for this coveted nectar. Awesome graphic on the bottle and the premise of a drink by date only 30 days from bottle seems extreme. I was a little hesitant about the drinking only 2 weeks from the brew date but I had to give it a shot.

A - Beautiful golden- light orange color. Vibrantly clear with perfect fine white head with moderate lacing.

S - Very strong hop fragrance with tons of citrus fruit and every hop smell you would ever want all packed into one glass. Could smell it as I opened the bottle. Like a grownups candy it makes your mouth water.

T - Huge hop flavor with a full fruit hop character with citrus, tropical fruits, some pine, and dank resin hops to round out one of the most bold beers I've ever had. If you like citrus flavored hops by the bucket full this is a great beer. There is some malt and but almost no alcohol but it's all masked by the hop explosion on your taste buds. The bitterness seems clean and precise without detracting from the flavors. This is clearly a hops showcase.

M - Medium mouth-feel with perfect carbonation. Basically only the hops sit on the tongue but some how it isn't too much and I kept wanting to drink more.

Overall, probably one of the top 5 beers I've ever had. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and anything else you would desire in a DIPA. This brew is perfect for every hop head out there. This beer went down fast and it put me to sleep even faster. It's a limited release so you've got to get lucky to get a taste.

Glass- Stein

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I just want to say I have been waiting quite a while to try this mother of an IPA. I need to make clear how awesome it is. I'm trying it at the end of its freshness and its just so smooth and crisp. I love this up a and all it stands for. It is right up there with Stones Ruination IPA. They have not disappointed:)

Photo of jellikit
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear orange with a medium super foamy head. Plenty of tiny bubbles.

S: Pine. Flowers. Peach.

T: heavy grapefruit. Pine resin. A little sweet malt character. Alcohol tones. Heavy bitterness.

M: medium body. Medium carbonation.

O: BIG IPA. Huge hops. Big alcohol presence. A little too much for me. But good for sure.

Photo of confer
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber with 5 days to spare
This beer is a nice amber color with a great fluffy head.
Smell is not overpowering but a very deep pine hop aroma.
Taste is the same as the smell, the hoppiness jumps out in the aftertaste and its not like biting into a pine tree.
Very thick and creamy feel. Overall a very good beer, Its great knowing you are getting freshness as well.

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Light dirty blonde around the edges and a dark dirty blonde towards the center, light golden hues emanate throughout the body. It is slight hazy overall and topped off with a thick white head that sticks around for a while.
Smell:
Strong citrus zest like orange and grape fruit mixed in with hops and some lemon grass.
Taste:
Just like the aroma, grapefruit zest, hops mild wheat flavors all carried by a slightly sweet taste. The aftertaste is bitter with a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel:
medium to full bodied and well rounded.
Overall:
Another great beer from Stone Brewing, great tasting, smooth and refreshing.

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am enjoying this deliciously fresh IPA and will definitely pursue the "Enjoy By" label in the future.
A = golden amber with a slight lemon cast. A foamy head that leaves a bit of lacing.
S = Hoppy flowery, light spice, and pleasant alcohol - not too alcohol forward.
T=Crisp and clean for an IPA. The bitterness tickles the back of the tongue in a good way. A slight malty sweetness.
M = Medium bodied and the 9.4% alcohol ensures crispness.
O = A delicious summer IPA, totally appropriate for the season. It would pair nicely with a barbeque meal, or any full flavored summer foods. Also tasty by itself!

Photo of Simont
3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint.

Appearance: Slight haze, golden color, moderate off white head, head fades slightly but does not disappear

Smell: spicy, dank & slightly floral, low grassiness. Med grainy malt sweetness in background - but clean bready malt, no heavy caramel sweetness.

Taste: primarily spicy/ herbal with a little tropical/ citrus, and a background note of that weird but lovely gooseberry licorice Nelson sauv thing. Fantastic hop profile, interesting, clean, and for the most part spicy and dank. Malt character is perfect for this style, light grainy malt w low to no caramel or excessive complexity. Dry and well attenuated. Possibly some wheat or touch of oats in here, I get a flavor associated with low-adjunct beers like Lag SUCKS. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: medium/ med-full but fairly clean on finish. alcohol noticeable but not in the way.

Overall: A nice full bodied hop encounter with the humulous lupous characters I like. Spicy, dank. Love the spicy hops with a touch of citrus/ tropical funk. Love the dating concept, especially since I spend so much time searching for dates on other hoppy beers. The last one Enjoy by 4/20/14 here in NYC was not so good - hops had faded and beer came across as astringent, sharply pine with some other odd flavors. But I dig this new installment.

Photo of Frank_TX
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

I am enjoying the Enjoy By 12-26-14 IPA from Stone. This is the third in the Enjoy By series I have tried and this one was awesome. The ABV is high (9.4%) but not overpowering. This IPA is super fresh and has outstanding hops and citrus/pine taste. Goes down smooth. Pick up a few 22oz bottles for the holidays!

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Just had the 12.31...off the chain fresh, delicious, and hop-tacular

Photo of ClimbingHi777
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light golden brown with a 1.5 inch head.

Smell...SUPRISE!! fresh grapefruit and slight hints of alcohol.

After a couple mouthfuls I was left with an average amount of lacing.

Smooth Hoppy front that lasts a bit longer with hoppy back end.

Finish is malty and clean

Photo of JPatrick_Sweeney
3.97/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served from: 22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint.

Appearance: Clear, golden/copper color, adequate lacing on the glass, decent head retention.

Smell: grassy, floral hops, reminiscent of a cut lawn on the Fourth of July

Taste: Aggressively hopped, sweet pale malt taste, citric dryness followed by a VERY subtle Anise/licorice note

Mouthfeel: dry, without coating the mouth. Refreshing finish with a touch of sting on the tongue.

Overall: An American Double IPA which succeeded in providing what it intended to provide: A full bodied hop-headed delight just in time for the 4th of July. The taste could really only be described as "Fresh" with plenty of herbal hop aroma and taste, but with an undeniable malty sweetness to balance the more assertive flavors of the hops. I personally enjoy this one more than Stone's "Enjoy by 4.20.14 IPA", despite that being an excellent brew. Perfect complement to the dog days of summer, in the midst of job and apartment hunting, just hoppy enough to keep me awake. Intending to purchase again prior to Independence Day.

Cheers,
~JPS

Photo of JamesS
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Sonka's Irish Pub, Terre Haute, IN. Poured a wonderfully deep burnished gold with a bit of decent head and some nice lacing. Huge deep malt sweetness in the nose with a wonderfully piney-citrusness. Same with the flavor, a huge malt sweetness with great caramel tones and a nice citrus start and pine end to the hop flavors. A bit thick and rough, but not bad for a 9+% brew. Excellent stuff.

Photo of M_chav
3.97/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By: 2-14-15 Enjoyed On: 1-14-15

Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/04/14 version enjoyed about 4 weeks before said date...

It's an ever-so-slightly hazed amber orange with a brilliant flare in the body and brightness, mostly transparent. The head shows force and structure, maintaining its finger and a half or so of head for a good while and never dropping very much, keeping up a sticky crown that plasters some nice patching to the glass.
There's a really nice freshness, so to speak, all over this IPA, raw but not unrefined, rustic but not dirty. It's a blend of earthiness with some pretty fresh pine resin, and it mingles nicely with plenty of citrus and some other greener and earthier sorts of fruits. It's also moderately pithy from front to back. This is balanced against enough malts bringing in bread and caramels to keep the hops in focus and up front. It's not as massively deep or fascinating as some of the reviews and ratings would lead me to believe (maybe some versions are?), but there's no doubt this is a great IPA from a brewery that knows IPA.
The mouthfeel has that balance between strength and ease of drinking, brightness and heaviness, crispness and smoothness, and has each of them in measure to make this an easy-drinking but thoughtful brew.

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the name Enjoy By 07.04.14 (can not get a better date then that)

A - Poured out a crystal clear light golden orange, with a nice white two finger head which leave nice legs.

S - I could smell this bad boy from the moment I poured it two feet away. Smells of pine and citrus, dankness, tangerine, mango, slight caramel notes and a bit alcohol. It tickles the nose slightly.

T - Loads of hops then bitterness, some residual sweetness. I get more dankness on the flavor, with some citrus and resinous pine, then the lingering bitterness comes through and the burning alcohol after it goes down. Quit enjoyable.

M - Soft medium body with a slickness and good amount of carbonation. Leaves relatively dry but does have a nice sweet middle note.

O - Pretty awesome double IPA from Stone. Its great to get a bottle that you know is fresh without having to search for it or gamble on it. If you want a hoppy double IPA that wont disappoint pick this one up soon. Only downfall with this brew is the relatively high price at over 8 dollars, so I had to reduce the overall score from 4.25. Keep making great beer Stone, cheers!

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a monster! "Hop-o-liciously fantabulous" is what American hop-heads would call it. "An over-hopped abomination" is what a few European / British friends of mine might call it. I'm more in the former camp myself, as I find it hard for stone to do any wrong, regardless of how much hops they manage to fit into any given beer. But don't be fooled, this is a hoppy one! If you're one to think this week's English ESB is a bit over the top, this one's a bit out of this world.

Orange tinted tan and clear, 2 finger head drops off after a couple mintues, lace is sparse.

Taste and aroma - well if you didn't guess "hoppy" by now, there's ot much hope for you, and we should just head on down to the corner store and grab you a fourty.

Body is medium with a slightly slick finish and a resinously hoppy linger.

Overall - it's Stone. The name alone says it all.

Photo of bennettjd13
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't say anything negative about this beer, so I had to give it a perfect rating. It's clean and crisp on the nose and the palate. Perfect IPA taste and smell. A beautiful golden, slightly orange color to it. I poured it into an IPA glass very slowly so there wasn't much head but it bubbled around the edges nicely and stayed the whole time I drank it. For a 9.4%, there's no alcohol taste so it really creeps up on you. Fantastic beer. Hoping to get another pint before 7/14/14

Photo of rdilauro
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

06/28/15 Enjoy by 11/15/15
Ok, now we have more hops and bitterness. It seems a return to what the Enjoy by was several years ago. I like this one.


06/18/14 Enjoy by 07/14/14

This one was much softer than previous Enjoy bys. Wasn't as hoppy as the previous early 2014 and 2013 productions. Reminded me of the 04/13 style, but this one was even softer. I felt as if Stone also brewed this one with a muscadet or semillion wine grape because of the roundness.

03/27 Enjoy by 04/13/14

This one had a much more floral nose to it. DIdn't appear as hoppy as the 2.14.14
It was also much softer than the previous one. It did not have the orange hue to it, so I have to imagine the IBU count isnt as high.
But this is still a very enjoyable beer. Different than 2.14.14, not better no worse, just different. Mush more of a soft smoothing, slow sipping beer

02/07 Enjoy By 02.14.14

Getting better. This one had to have a higher IBU rating. There was a orange hue to the pour from this one with strong aromas of grapefruit, citrus and pine. To me, there was so much hops, that this beer was dry before I even tasted it. Dry isnt the word. Its a beer for a hop head, no question about that. This one, I would rank up there with some of the real hop head beers.
Totally enjoyable, but one flaw... Too much hop without enough to balance this one, so too much in one direction

10/16 Enjoy By 11.12.13

This by far to me has been the best enjoy by in a long time. I am a huge fan of Ruination and once I poured this one, it didn't have the same deeper color, but everything else is right there and some more
The hops came out across the room, you didn't even have to be close to the bottle. The air was filled with citrus and grapefruit. As I got closer to the glass, my senses opened up even more. The bitterness of this beer let your tongue know for sure what you were drinking but at the same time, giving you a comfortable mouthful and balance. Each sip, was more bitter than the one before, but in such a good sense.
The finish was outstanding...
I could not find anything wrong with this beer, hence, a '5' it gets

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I couldn't wait to taste this one. I just didnt know what to expect from Stone. The pour was a nice amber reddish/golden hue with a nice frothy white head.

Then I put my nose up to the glass. U almost feel off my chair! By the smell, I was expecting the IBU count to be into the thousands, far beyond what mortals can drink.

But at the first sip, I realized that while the Hop aroma was there, almost crazy, this beer had a good amount of hoppiness, but very gentle, something you would think in the 70's

Each sip was cleaner and cleaner. Still the nose held up so very well.

The taste was crisp and clean All those hops didnt jump after your tongue. This was one enjoyable beer. I know its limited, but I gotta see if I can convince of of our guys to let another go.

Photo of jmdrpi
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, the Enjoy By 7.04.14 version

pours crystal clear, bright dark golden in color, bright white head. good head retention, and a bit of lacing. aroma has got to be the most intense hop aroma I've smelled from an IPA before. like opening up a package of vacuum sealed package of hops. citrus, pine, a bit dank. clean simple base malt and all hop flavor. highlights the hops well, but I personally prefer a bit more malt flavor in a DIPA. medium body, higher carbonation.

Photo of dpkpr
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a 20 oz Beer Club Member glass at Mellow Mushroom in Southlake, TX. Pours a cloudy amber color with two finger head that slowly dissipates and 20 minutes later remains to create lacing. Lots of floral notes in the nose. The taste is surprisingly balanced - I was expecting my taste buds to get knocked around by the hops, but they survived. The alcohol is well hidden so be careful!

Photo of BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well done Stone! Well done! Personally I have not been overly impressed by the 'Enjoy by' series since its inception. Coerced by 2 very reliable sources I went ahead and did enjoy this dbl ipa by 7.4.14.

Beautifully crafted with a slight grapefruit-y hop smell, it is a medium bodied double ipa that does not overwhelm nor intrude. Pairs well with a delicious summer salad... or a Jameson neat.

Well done Stone. well done. please brew more.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,430 ratings.