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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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1,261 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,261
Hads: 9,598
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 692
Gots: 2,294 | FT: 20
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:
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 anonymoose
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.31.15 edition. The beer comes in an orange color. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is sweet malt, ripe cantaloupe, and honeydew. The best batch I've had so far and my favorite beer from Stone.

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Photo of Beergasm1
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


Look: Awesome golden color, with a pretty good head. A good amount of lacing left on the glass

Smell: hops are very forward, smell of grapefruit time. A bit of alcohol comes with a rustic smell.

Taste: I get some grapefruit, a bit of some of some grassy notes. I also get some citrus, with a little bit of alcohol burn on the back end. But for basically 10% beer can't really complain.

Feel:Very nice Feel, all almost a bit oatmeal creamy, with a medium carbonation. Great mouthful.

Overall: I was expecting more of a troptical bomb, the grassy citrusy Is a new taste for me on this beer

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Photo of tregan_20
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have had an opportunity to try a few versions of this beer. Coloring is a light gold and pretty much see-through as the beer is well filtered. The hop aroma is very strong from the start (when opening the bottle). There is a decent amount of citrus with added spices (maybe cracked pepper-basil combo?). There is some malty sweetness but it is not overpowering at all. Overall this is a great offering from Stone; fresh, hoppy beer!

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Photo of aceseth13
3.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 10.31.15 bottled on 9.26.15 and consumed on 10.01.15

Look: Amber color, quite clear, with a inch or so of foam that dissipated rather quickly leaving lacing. 4.25

Smell: Hoppy, with a very slight fruity aroma, followed by a pungent smell that is a little less than appealing. 3.5

Taste: The taste starts with heavy hops, then shift to an earthy grassy flavor immediately. The resin taste then comes into play alongside lemon, with a very very slight citrus note that can be easily missed as the hops begin to dominate the aftertaste. Overall very grassy and a bitterness that tastes slightly burnt. 3.5

Feel: Some carbonation but not too much, goes down smooth and has a good body. 4.5

Overall: I was expecting it to be better, not into the heavy grass lemon mix. 3.75

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Photo of mastergintoki
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LOOK: Bright golden hue beautiful color

SMELL: mango, pineapple very tropical,

TASTE: Medium bodied, smooth, pineapple, hop bitterness, warming alcohol, grassy, pithy, hop resin, guava, long hoppy finish

Impressive IPA. One of the best I have had it was delicious

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Photo of govlady
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


A: yellow with carbonation. a decent amount of foam that dissapears quickly, leaving edging along the glass
S: can smells the hops, pine, a little bit of citrus
T: tastes like it smells for the most part, not too bitter, can sense maybe a little bit more fruit
M: medium bodied, very drinkable IPA
O: very easy to drink IPA, also tastes very fresh and delicious. I always try to buy one of these guys when they come out in MO a couple times a year

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Photo of DaveDay5
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, tropical fruit, earth, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus juice, citrus zest, tropical fruit, berry, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic fruit forward hop characteristics that make this one a treat to drink. Great job, Stone!

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Photo of Alequine
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a nice looking frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
Grapefruit and floral aroma. Dominant grapefruit on the front, medium caramel malt and bitter finish to round out the mouthfeel. If consumer reports was reviewing this beer it would be a best buy.

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Photo of pat61
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: brilliant amber, 1” head dissipates to film S: big grassy nose T: Starts rich and creamy with some malt and then an overwhelming hop presence rises up, very well developed. Some malt sweetness in the background, A little pepper, very grassy palate, the hops are intense but not harsh, very mellow F: Creamy, medium to medium full body, medium carbonation. O: The hops flavors are a treat. The combination of intensely grassy hops over sweet malts is marvelous.

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Photo of brewjitsu316
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting quite a bit from this one going in - considering it was a pain to find in my area at the time - and I think it delivered. Loved the malty profile and the sweet, almost tropical notes to it, great hoppy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Surprisingly well balanced. I wish I'd picked up more of it!

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Photo of jmasher85
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone doesn't make my favorite style of IPA, but they do make a damn good one, and the Enjoy By series is one of their rare moves that goes beyond gimmick (unlike the Enjoy Afters) and guarantees a fresh IPA. So yeah, not much here that you can't get from their regular IPA or even the Arrogant Bastard which are both easy enough to find, and popular enough that, due to high turnover at most beer shops, you shouldn't have trouble finding a fresh one. But it does have nice holiday coincide-ance so you can say, "Hey look I'm drinking the 7/4 bottle on Independence Day!," but at that point we're going back to gimmick-mode, which Stone does quite a lot of.

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Photo of Vicd93
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is everything and more ! The best word I could use to describe this beer is Dank ! It has a earthy hemp like smell and a hoppy taste that complements that wonderful aroma.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle from BottleDog, London (£15):
A truly outstanding beer from Stone right here, I was expecting a lot from this one going in (particularly given how much the bottle cost) but it definitely delivered and then some. There was tonne of hops and bitterness to kick things off with some touches of alcohol appearing too but it still managed to remain drinkable and well balanced with a really refreshing and highly drinkable palate; this one was well worth ever penny I paid for it.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed two weeks AFTER the said date but was still great! Tons of danky grapefruityness, orange, earthy/herbalness. Typical Stone bitterness. Can't wait to try next time around when it is fresh!

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At long last this bad boy is finally in my hands..

Look - Pours murky amber with a frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit pith galore with a good dose of maltiness. Very floral and mostly hop forward.

Taste - Like a three way. Dominant grapefruit on the front met in the middle by malt and a mango finish all splitting of and returning slowly and in a galaxy all their own. None taking direct command over the other.

Feel - Exceptionally juicy, though light with medium carbonation.

Overall - Ever passed its date, a top tier DIPA with loads of flavor, very sessionablr with no alcohol presence. Fantasicalexpealidosich

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Photo of ljjpowers
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For this particular tasting, I am sampling the 07.04.15 batch. After breaking the seal on the 22 oz. bomber, a smell that is uniquely Stone engulfs the room: a former roommate of mine would probably call it “dank” and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree (keep in mind that he also used this word to refer to girls, burritos, parties, and – as expected – weed). Citrus fruit and pine resin quickly follow the initial fragrance of fresh-cut grass. At first sip, hops and booze smack your palate (in the playful bad-girl way that a Las Vegas stripper smacks a bachelor). Fortunately, the 9.2% ABV brew is balanced by its earthy character and fruit-forward nature, so the bitterness does not overwhelm. So Crisp. So Delicious. So Fresh. So Clean. ♫ –♫ — ♫. Time to listen to some Outkast and relish in the genius behind this beer.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a nice cold 07/04 15. What can i say but fabulous. The nose was Pine and citrus all the way,a wonderful thin white creamy head.
One of the better IPA's in a long time.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I tried this one (7-4-15) several times, the first time being 6-22-15 and the last being 7-7-15. It was rather amazing how much it changed, and not in a very good way. Fresher is better.
Anyway, it had a single finger of sudsy head, fair retention and was clear and solid orange. Small collar left behind. Fresh ruby red grapefruit on nose with slight caramel and navel orange notes. Quite aromatic. On tongue, grapefruit and orange balance seem to have swapped dominance. Packs a strong bitter punch. Feels slick and somewhat syrupy, with higher carbonation, heavier body, yet quite drinkable. Leaves a funny numbness on sides of tongue. Tastes awesome, drank fresh. Expensive, a six pack cost about $15. Worth it! Maybe best IPA I've ever had.
Having tasted one a few days after enjoy-by date, I noted that it had become not nearly as potent in flavor or aroma, yet not unpleasant. Everything about it got more bitter, with a somewhat vegetable smell in background. Tasted more boozy, like a barleywine almost. Became more syrupy. Definitely not the same thing. Drink them fresh!

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Photo of ihazabucket7
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

7.4.15 Poured in a Spiegelau glass. Clean, hoppy, balanced, citrusy, prolly one of the best IPA's around. Can't go wrong with Enjoy by and this one is the best yet! Better and better!

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber of 7-4-15 opened a few moments before the 5th! Almost spoiled..phew.

As I poured hop aromas are evident intense pine and citrus accompanied by sweet caramel malts. Taste following suite hop forward and steady with a balance unrivaled. Love this series and will continue to pick up the releases. Next is Halloween I believe?

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Photo of beercheeselover
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorites, ever since I have had it. A great DIPA/IIPA. Something about the first sip always turns me off a little bit, maybe that is done on purpose. After that it is nothing but sweet and blissfully harmony. When I see these at the store (and the date occurs in the future) I generally buy all the bottles I can.

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Photo of The_Multiverse
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the benchmark for all IPAs in my opinion. It has everything going for it: dank hops, sweet malt, great mouth feel, and 9.4% ABV. What more could you possibly want from an IPA?

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Photo of CraftBeerMatt88
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great hop flavors of citrus, pine and a touch of resin. Just a hint of sweetness but not enough to interfere with the hops. A touch of stone fruit. Lingering bitterness, appropriate for the style.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

LOOK: Clear gold with a finger of eggshell white head, that leaves rings of lacing.

SMELL: Holy hops! Super dank, juicy, and tropical. Grapefruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, earth, grass, onion, pine, and resin.

Taste: Super complex and tasty. Follows the nose for the most part. Tastes of a mix of citrus and tropical fruits--grapefruit, orange, apricot, peach, pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, guava, and mango. Takes a sharp turn for acidic, oniony bitterness on the finish, but then smooths out nicely leaving a citrus-pine aftertaste in your mouth. Alcohol is present but barely noticeable for 9.4% abv.

FEEL: Medium-feel, crisp carbonation, with a long resinous finish.

OVERALL: Ridiculously good double IPA. Buy it fresh whenever you're able!

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Photo of Svingjo
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 7.4.15 - This poured a slightly translucent copper colour with a finger thick white head that dissipated into small islands fairly quickly. The nose obviously screams hops with a earthy pine taking the lead, followed by floral and citrus notes. There is some caramel malt around the edges trying to fight it's way though with minimal success. Now on the taste those malts do come forward but are still surrounded by pine resin and citrus fruits and finished with a even bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice and makes the beer quite refreshing. Looking forward to having this again.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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