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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
98
world-class

7,287 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,287
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 397
Gots: 891 | FT: 11
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:
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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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Photo of HardTarget
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drinking 10.25.13 on 10.25.13.
I do as I'm told... this time.

Appearance: Bright clarity, almost transparent infusing the light with a golden hue. Holds a cover and collar of bright white foam that leaves spotty curtain lacing behind.

Smell: Hop oils, citric and pine, almost to a burning g intensity. Get a hint o bread yeast (does Stone have a house yeast?) and just a hint of sugary base. This may burn a bit.

Taste: Full juicy hops are bitter, citric, pine, pineapple, grapefruit extract; just the glory of a fresh hop cone. The base malt high as much as possible without being absent. White bread, cracker dry malt seems to be the white wall the dripping green hop vines have been splattered against. The end story is the upper limit of hop bitterness just before it starts to eat through the glass.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, almost sparkling carbonation crops off to leave a heavy lasting coat of hop oil that dries and strongly encourages the next sip.

Overall: They heard you like hops.

HardTarget, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 5.17.13

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Beautiful clear gold with a one-finger white head. Carbonation visible in large bubbles, but seems a little low.

S: Huge nose on this. Smell-it-from-three-feet-away kind of huge. Big grapefruit, pine, mango/tropical fruit, grassy, dank and some cat pee. All of these dwarfing the biscuit sweet malts but not overwhelming them entirely.

T: Follows the nose, with some more melon/spice hops and less citrus than the aroma. Hop bitterness in the finish but not overdone. Obviously a hop-forward beer, but drags a toe closer the the balanced line than I expected.

M: Light body for DIPA, good carbonation. The hefty ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I'm quite impressed. The hop profile isn't my first choice, but the elements work in harmony. My first Enjoy By iteration, but hopefully it won't be the last. Excellent beer.

macrosmatic, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma of fresh hops: strong on the pine. Wonderful.
The taste is big and bold bitterness: pine bitter, lemon bitter and a big malt bill to hold it all together.
The texture is smooth and crisper with moderate carbonation.
It's a top of the line beer.

Fatehunter, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Herky21
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Herky21, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Kopfschuss, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, malt, floral and orange hints

T-caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange, floral, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-a great concept by Stone and good execution on the DIPA

MDDMD, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz, bottled 11/16/12 (drank on 11/29/12)
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a beautifully clear light orange color. Lots of carbonation. Forms a faint thin head of bright white that fades quickly.

S: Tons of bright fruity hop aromas that I smelled as soon as I popped the top. Mango. Papaya. Some grapefruit. Also some piney notes.

T: Hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Getting those delicious fruity hops that were on nose. Bitter grapefruit. Mango. Orange pith. It's a big hop bomb, but in the back of the palate there is some balancing malts. Dry crisp hoppy finish. Lingering hop flavors dance in your mouth. Not boozy but as first beer I sort of feel it. Tastes lighter than 9%.

M: Medium bodied. Nice bitter mouth coat.

inlimbo77, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of animal69
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

animal69, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by (4.1.13) IPA pours a clear light amber color with a moderate creamy head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving behind a fair amount of netted lacing on the glass.

The aroma has lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, plus pine and caramel malt.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with light to moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with hops, mainly orange citrus and pine. The middle has sweet malty notes of caramel and bread. It finishes moderately bitter with an earthy grassy flavor. Once gone the caramel and orange citrus lingers on the palate.

I like the idea of this beer suggesting a 'fresh by' date. I just made it with the bottle I had.

WanderingFool, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Kendo
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Got it on tap at the City Beer Hall in Albany, where they were serving it in 8 oz glasses. . . . Body is clear golden with a white head that leaves behind really good sticky lace.

S: Dank hops - green, fresh hop smell. Piney and citrusy, but mostly piney. Strong nose.

T: Resiny, fresh hops are the first impression. There is a modest foundation of biscuity caramel malt, but it's overwhelmed by piney, grapefruity hops. Some earthiness and spiciness as well. Finishes with lingering resiny pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is medium as well.

O: Excellent stuff - this is a true hop-lover's dream. Dank and tasty.

Kendo, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. This beer is crystal clear, dull rust bronze color. It has a big foamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. There are sporadic bubbles that make their way up the glass.

S. Extremely hoppy scent. A bit of weed. Cascade hops?

T. Very interesting flavor. It is a fruity IPA. It has a solid hop taste. There's a grape taste and a caramel sweetness. Perhaps the fruity taste is more of a citrus, as the aftertaste would indicate.

M. It has a medium body and a smooth carbonated feel to it.

O. Absolutely wonderful, complex flavor. Balanced and tamed...doesn't go over the top...which works perfect.

Recently had the 9.13.13: Also fantastic double IPA with a wonderful grassy taste and caramel hops.

Amalak, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

MinorThreat, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of dfhhead25
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

dfhhead25, May 07, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle (Enjoy by 12.21.12) a bright, clear, and deep gold with one finger of white head. Bits of lacing left behind.

Bright clean aroma of pineapple, resinous pine, mango and a hint of eucalyptus.

The taste was more fresh-cut grass than pine with a juicy bite of fresh grapefruit. Finished clean with a medicinal/eucalyptus note. The 9% alcohol was well hidden.

Medium bodied and crisp with a fairly sharp carbonation.

Ahhhh....a hoppy beer that constantly reminds you when to enjoy it best. Very tasty to say the least.

Monkeyknife, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JRod1969, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bonbini26, May 17, 2013
Photo of ElGallo
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

ElGallo, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-review of newer batches. The 7/4 Enjoy By made me realize that I have this one way underrated. It's got the perfect blend of bitterness and hop flavor for my palate. As such, I now hunt this down every time it shows up in MD.

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22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a freaking gorgeous golden amber shade with perfect clarity. The head is a three finger white shade. Everything is good here - retention, texture, and the lacing down the glass. This beer makes Sofia Vergara look like a damn horse in comparison.

S: There is a distinct savory note from the hops that reminds me of onion/garlic. Otherwise, this one comes off as being bitter just from the nose alone; there is a lot of grapefruit peel, black pepper, mango, papaya, pine, and guava. It really smells damn great, but perhaps it's not quite to my preference for an IPA.

T: At first, there's some slight maltiness (in an earthy expression) before it finishes both dry and bitter. Transitioning between the vaguely citrusy opening and piny, bitter ending is a strong midtaste of onion and garlic; I actually like this portion of the flavor profile the best. But the biggest problem here is how boozy this one seems. Maybe it's some of the earthy and oniony qualities coming through on the back end, but there's a real distinct sharp heat to it that doesn't strike me as being hop-derived. Certainly it feels every bit its 9.4% ABV. To be fair, this note helps to rein in the bitterness somewhat, so it's not all bad, I guess.

I've got another one on standby that I plan to serve more chilled than this one - maybe this will tone down the booze some? Regardless, what a letdown.

M: Typical Stone IPA: bone-dry, clean, astringent, and bitter as fuck. Well, maybe not 'as fuck', but it does have a good lingering bite to it. Something like this should be spectacularly drinkable - thanks to all the poorly concealed alcohol I taste here, I'm reduced to vegging over this one for a moderate length of time. Drinkability is actually okay because the general feel is quite good - but then again, I expected something fantastically chuggable.

O: I really thought this was going to be a world-class DIPA, but instead I find it kind of harsh and meh. I hate to say it, but this has nothing on some of the local DIPAs I can get fairly readily (Evolution Lot 6 DIPA and Troegs Perpetual IPA); and let's not talk about how badly Lagunitas Sucks pounds this one into submission. Absolutely worth trying, though - hell, I seem to be only one who doesn't love this. But Stone, unless the second bottle I drink manages to make me shit out rainbows and sunshine the way I expected this one to, you are back on my naughty list again.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

waiting4lunch, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mklisz, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. 05.17.13 batch bottled on 04/12/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big and bold hoppy aroma with lots of citrus fruit and earthy pine. Strong ripe tropical citrus fruit presence upfront with big hints of grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, tangerine, papaya, melon, and lemon. Also some hints of spicy pine resin and earthy grassy hops. Some sweet malt in the background with hints of biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Also some hints of candy like sugar and honey. Very hop forward and juicy.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a big bitter taste of fresh hops with lots of citrus and pine. Big ripe citrus fruit taste with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple, melon, papaya, and lemon. Strong dank taste of pine resin. Earthy notes of grass. Some sweet malt in the background with notes of bready biscuit, grain, caramel, and yeast. There is some sweetness coming from a little candy sugar and honey like notes. Huge hop driven taste. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily. Very drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden by the heavy bitter hops.

Overall: A great West Coast imperial IPA. Very good taste of citrus and pine spice that is very fresh.

MattyG85, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SpdKilz, Jan 18, 2013
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Lukass
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Lukass, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,287 ratings.