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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

6,973 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,973
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 371
Gots: 833 | 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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2013 14:14:32 | More by MinorThreat
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-11-2013 06:35:03 | More by shigg85
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Amalak

New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

11-27-2012 02:54:55 | More by Amalak
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animal69

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-01-2013 23:40:40 | More by animal69
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elNopalero

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.9%

This is my review for the Enjoy By 12 21 12, on draught.

This beer is my favorite of the moment. Tremendously tasty.

This pours a warm glowing-amber golden in color with thin foam & lacing that lingers around for the long haul. Great aroma, full of orange citrus and marmalade, some tangerine, a bit of pine. It’s pleasing & hoppy, big & vibrant, fresh smelling and full of gobs of hops.

Tastes amazing—the flavor is layers of hop heaven with a bitter bite at the end of each sip. There’s pine and citrus and tangerine and orange and grass and an underlying dankness which I just love.

There’s enough of a malt profile to hold up to the hoppy assault with a light toasted biscuit note that emerges as it warms. Holds up as a sipper but its also an easy drinker and hides the ABV well.

11-28-2012 22:44:17 | More by elNopalero
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

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

01-27-2013 16:55:47 | More by MDDMD
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-13-2013 20:13:33 | More by JRod1969
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

03-30-2013 21:37:58 | More by WanderingFool
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-17-2013 19:15:14 | More by bonbini26
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-13-2014 03:38:09 | More by markgugs
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

11-24-2012 21:45:10 | More by Monkeyknife
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-12-2013 01:21:53 | More by waiting4lunch
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

06-07-2013 01:28:42 | More by Fatehunter
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

06-20-2014 21:26:51 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-18-2013 04:09:38 | More by SpdKilz
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-01-2013 21:00:05 | More by ElGallo
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-05-2012 02:39:46 | More by baybum
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

22oz bottle dated 11/16/12, Enjoy by 12/21/12.

Pours sparkling clear coppery gold with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat with torn sheets of lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with mild hints of pear, peach, pine, cracked garlic, and grapefruit. Dank and fruity but not very pungent. Surprisingly subdued for such a freshie.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Bright citrus, pine, and light malt start the palate. Very low, smooth bitterness and dry with plenty of dank resin and pine-spiked fruit.

Finishes with lingering garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Slighty warming with hop aromas visiting again after each belch.

Tasty IPA and I'd be very happy to be able to drink this on a regular basis. The nose is a bit lacking though given the freshness and pedigree of the beer and compared with other freshies that I've had out of So Cal.
Pretty awesome though that I'm able to enjoy this beer just inside of two weeks old when I've never even been able to try a local bottled beer that fresh!

11-30-2012 01:14:26 | More by brewandbbq
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -28.2%

Poured into an Allagash glass on 10/12/12

11.09.12

This is perhaps clearer than any IPA I've ever seen. The color is sort of an autumn orange with straw yellow highlights at the stem. One finger of bubbly white foam doesn't last long, leaving a soapy layer. Lace and bubbles hang across the glass.

I wouldn't have expected three days to do much damage, but the aroma isn't nearly as vibrant as when I sampled a bottle earlier in the week. While the first bottle had a wonderful, grapefruit and sugar beet aroma that was a perfect ratio of sweet citrus, the beer in my glass now has a fairly common grapefruit/pine combo and a light, biscuit/dough notion. To its credit, there nose is clean despite readily appreciable hop oils and resins. Alcohol is barely noticeable. At the risk of sounding cliche, you can smell the hops fade as you hold the glass.

The hops are a bit of a let down for the palate. Pine and prickly citrus are surprisingly one dimensional (though I hesitate to call it bland). The hops don't have the same zeal as the earlier bottle (or from the tap). Bitterness is moderately high. At least most of the flavor is still there. Thankfully, malts are sent to hiding; just some dusty biscuit and cracker notes.

The body is trim, maybe even thin, considering the style. Carbonation is rather light. While I generally like low carbonation, in this case it makes for a weak feel overall. It doesn't help that alcohol slickness trumps the hop oils.

My overall impression is that Enjoy By is pretty much a gimmick. Purposefully making a product that deteriorates rapidly and pushing distribution to get it across the country? Sounds like Stone has quit being arrogant and gone to being obnoxious. Nevertheless, sometimes gimmicks can turn out alright, which is the case here. At the very least, Stone should be commended for making a DIPA that isn't a complete sugary booze bomb.

10-15-2012 00:25:50 | More by Ryan011235
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +5%

Stone Enjoy By
Batch: #3 (Enjoy By 12.21.12)

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a gorgeous translucent melted copper color with some awesome gold hues. Soooo bright and clear, pretty impressive. A delicious and perfect 1 inch white head forms. The head is soo dense and soapy as well. Amazing looking brew. If only it was slightly hazy to me it would’ve been perfect. (4.5)

Aroma is juicy. Citrus notes of grapefruit and some awesome orange rind blast the nose. Tropical notes a plenty with some nice tangerine and mango as well. Grain is definitely present. Some nice pale malt with some biscuit notes and some nice slight caramel notes can be perceived. (5.0)

Taste starts off with a perfect blast of citrus notes. Grapefruit, orange and tangerine starts things off, citrus west coast notes. Awesome bitterness follows with some grassy and herbal hop notes as well. There is soo much balance. Nice biscuit malt with some nice slight caramel hints in the back end that are balanced so well the juicy hop notes. I just had Alpine Nelson a couple hours before at a tasting and this brought back memories. So fresh and juicy. There is some mild piney resins in there as well and it finishes with some nice dankness complete with a dry nice bitter finish. As it warms more tropical notes come out and fill the palette with juicy and resinous goodness. (4.5)(5.0)

Overall this is a delicious brew. Great balanced brew! The hops are intense and resinous; citrusy and bitter. Grassy and fresh but there is some nice malt backbones that allow the beer to not overwhelm. Maybe my palate is used to big IPAs but this is so smooth and drinkable the 9.5 ABV is not even a player. (4.5)

12-12-2012 00:49:51 | More by JoEBoBpr
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far333

Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -11.7%

Clear pale orange colored with a low white head that leaves legs of lace rising up the dudes of the glass. Low aroma of honied mslt and orange rind. Rich flavor bursting with hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith. Subtle malt balance, but this is a showcase of hops. Mild bitterness, understated alcohol strength. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

09-02-2013 18:03:48 | More by far333
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-01-2013 22:21:30 | More by jsprain1
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2013 21:24:56 | More by gatornation
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2013 16:29:50 | More by portia99
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +5%

05.17.13 batch. Hot dang this is fresh (10 days old).

Picked up a few bottles, opened the first with a friend. Poured into a tulip. Pours an absolute crystal clear pale orange with a large rocky white head on top. Retained well and left bits of lace stuck to the glass. Huge amounts of citrus in the nose - pineapple, grapefruit, mango, honeysuckle. The aroma is so sweet and fresh. Wow. I'd love to scent my home with this.

Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Great carbonation really drives the flavor in this one. A wallop of fresh citrus washes over the palate. Grapefruit, passionfruit, orange - with a really sweet finish. Bitterness is there, but this is so fresh and flavorful, that the bitterness is tamed down in a way. This is dangerously drinkable. One of the best DIPAs I've had the pleasure of having. Keep sending these to NC!!

04-24-2013 13:31:20 | More by Onenote81
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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