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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,716 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,716
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 351
Gots: 739 | 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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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-01-2014 04:58:10 | More by mctizzz
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-03-2013 14:31:21 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2013 04:18:57 | More by doucmehu
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on an EnjoyBy! Bottled 9/20/13, just screaming freshness.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange with two fingers of foamy whitish head that fades relatively quickly, leaving beautiful lacing.

Smell: Just lovely, with tons of tropical fruit, predominately grapefruit and pineapple with lots of citrus. A good deal of Stone-style west coast hop bitterness and piney aromas come through as well. Freshness is evident here.

Taste: Beautiful strong citrus, with the grapefruit and pineapple of the aroma and some mango as well. Despite this, a great deal of pine and grass come through to strike a remarkably balanced DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with perfect carbonation and solid hop bitterness. A bit of heat, and a nice crisp dry finish.

Overall: Absolutely fantastic, and I'm glad I finally got to try this one. Great beer and I hope we get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:05:15 | More by Mikecap
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-18-2014 01:00:13 | More by rydev24
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-04-2013 17:56:43 | More by zekeman17
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-15-2012 01:32:46 | More by kew
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this a few weeks back down at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge. It was behind glass, so I had a feeling that this was pretty special since they had to open up the case to get one for me. Seeing that 11/12/13 is next week, I did enjoy this by its due date and eagerly anticipated the freshness of this. While I thought that the hype turned out to be a bit much for this, I enjoyed this beer and the easy drinkability of this, given how high the alcohol was. It was much smoother than I thought and went down easily, even though I split the bottle with a good friend of mine!

Nice pour to this, as this beer had a crisp golden hue, fluffy head, and lacing that made its mark ring after foamy ring. Lots of earthy, herbal hops and "stink" in the nose, making me think that this was a beer from Green Flash. Then came the taste - soapy, buttery, and sneakily smooth. The hops were recessed but present here as more floral notes predominated. This was so strong but went down so easily and although the taste wasn't immediately addictive, it grew on me. It was a bit like tea, in that the minty notes took a while to grow on me but they soothed at the same time. This certainly felt and tasted fresh from start to finish, as if I had this on tap and not out of a bottle.

Strong, this was but this certainly did not feel it. Downing a whole bottle will make you woozy but with the appeal and bitterness of a Troegs Nugget Nectar combined with a rich array of sensual aspects and a chocolate-chili type aftertaste, there's a ton to like here. This was so clean and crisp that it misled me into thinking that it was an American Amber but alas, it's just an IPA that lives up to the "Imperial" moniker. Loads to love here, even without the date on the bottle. This was one beer that you'll want to drink as soon as you get your hands on it!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 23:53:57 | More by JerzDevl2000
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

11-29-2013 17:41:50 | More by vinny21bal
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-22-2013 21:09:44 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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TasteTester

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-18-2013 00:14:08 | More by TasteTester
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-29-2013 00:33:15 | More by siege06nd
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-25-2013 04:46:22 | More by Phillyz
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-28-2013 01:55:03 | More by random846
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patre_tim

China

3.71/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Copper brown tone, clear filtered, a little large bubbled carbonation, a finger of creamy off white head that fades relatively fast.

S: Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, light cleaning alcohol, tea leaves, a hint of malt an offal.

T: Fruity in a tropical fruit concoction sort of way, citrus, floral perfume like purple lilac, wild grape, clean linen, light almost tea like bitterness on the end. Really covers the alcohol and is light in its feel.

M: Medium body with lots of light foamy carbonation, leaving a slightly powdery resinous finish.

O: Bought this today at Trader Joe’s near Williamsburg, VA. Drank tonight near Raleigh, NC. Certainly fresh. Not the best double IPA I’ve had, but good in it's mouth feel, very much hiding the alcohol. Good and fresh, and unique carbonation for this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:33:14 | More by patre_tim
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 18:59:16 | More by erialbill
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring a bottle for me. Truly epic.

12.21.12 bottle

Consumed 12/12/12

Appearance: Clear, light orange gold - pretty - slightly off-white, lively head - moderate size, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a few nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Loads of citrus, with a ton of wet, dank pine - oily citrus, orange flesh, grapefruit rinds, and resiny pine - some tropical touches, like pineapple - hoppy, but not remarkably aggressive (especially given the brewery) - some pale malts in the background

Taste: Citrus and pine, who would have thought? - orange flesh, tangerine juice, grapefruit rind, with some sticky pine - some slight herbal elements (lightly leafy), light tropical elements (pineapple), and mint - wet and juicy - hoppy, but only a medium level of bitterness - pale, lightly grainy malts - very light touch of alcohol - could actually be a bit maltier (although it almost pains me to type that)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, oily, nicely carbonated

Overall: Enjoy.

The commitment to freshness inherent in this beer is quite charming. Oddly enough, perhaps the flaw here is that it's brewed by Stone... And I honestly prefer Stone's easy to get, year-round Ruination to this. On another note, I'm not sure if I believe the 9.4% ABV. This is absurdly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 06:46:50 | More by angrybabboon
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 9.13.13 poured into a Stone Ruination pint glass

A- bright golden orange hue with a frothy head that quickly thinned out but lingered in the glass

S- strong passionfruit with hints of tangerine, grapefruit, bit of bready malt, very inviting

T- the big passionfruit note is still there though a bit overwhelmed by some of the bitter citrus components of the hop profile, rush of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, very bright. no sign of the abv

M- Dry, crisp, few notches above thin, solid

O- this is just a notch below the top tier IPAs for me, great IPA and a must buy for me whenever it comes around

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 03:38:42 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 5.17.13

A: The body is insanely clear. Almost yellow in color, the beer looks very inviting. The two-finger head is white in color and laces the side of the glass nicely. 4.5

S: The aroma is all fruit. Citrus and grapefruit mostly. I'm surprised there isn't more bitterness, but I'm not complaining at all. 4

T: The taste begins with all citrus, but is followed by grassy, bitter hops. I swear there's a dank character in there as well. Slightly weed-like, not going to lie. A very slight amount of booze is there, but it certainly isn't unpleasant. 4.5

MF: Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean with a really nice bitter finish. It's very drinkable for the high ABV. 4.5

O: Great beer, love the freshness and the hoppiness. I will search and destroy all of the future releases of this. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 00:29:46 | More by russwbeck
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-20-2013 01:30:23 | More by mportnoy
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Enjoy By IPA pours a soft golden amber color. It is quite transparent, with visible carbonation rising up from the bottom of my glass into a robust off-white cap. This exhibits great head retention and leaves a few spiderwebs of lace down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is the strongest aspect of this beer. Sweet and juicy mango and tropical fruit hop notes waft out of the glass first, with some candied grapefruit, dank, and pine notes coming through as well.

Even without seeing the label, it would be easy to tell that this is a Stone beer. Brazenly hopped, there is still a great transition from sweet to hoppy, which is a progression that separates the best IPA’s from the rest. A bit of honey and caramel lead nicely into the caramelized grapefruit hop notes, with tons of mango, peach, apricot, pine, and herbal hop flavors as well. The finish is bitter, but the flavors help to grow the bitterness over the course of the sip.

Stone also brews its beers with an understanding of keeping the ABV, flavor, and body all in line, and this is no exception. A high ABV by IPA standards, the flavor really masks any suggestion of booziness, and the smooth body and creamy carbonation work to keep each sip fresh.

With a robust addition of hops across a wide range of flavors, this is a great addition to the Stone family. I also appreciate their effort to encourage hoppy beers to be labeled fresh for immediate consumption.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 04:47:56 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-24-2014 18:58:04 | More by Cramerican
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-26-2014 22:11:00 | More by apasternak
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-23-2013 14:47:46 | More by Hugonaut13
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice clear orange, yellow color. Head is two-fingered and composed of white foam. Lacing is quite thin and sparse. Thin.

Scent has a mild sewer gas smell...yum... Lots of enjoyable simcoe hops, nothing more then heavy, piney, citrus. near typical Stone.

Thin, watery, citrus flavors. No sticky resinous hops that the hype/label would lead you to believe. Booze is well hidden with bitter-sweetness. Carbonation is near perfect at a medium-low level.

A good brew, but was not worthy of the hype it received.. Seemed to fall apart, perhaps it should have been called "enjoy by 10.09.12". That way I would have had three days to have drank it. Ha. Not sure if it's worth the $8/22oz

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 02:44:52 | More by chugalug06
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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