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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating 7/4/16

I used to love these, but they have really gone downhill, with 10/31/14 being the last amazing one.

This one comes off as all over the place, when i think the aim was "complex". It is very hoppy, very layered...good enough mouthfeel. Little boozy. Little chewy. I think in 2016 this is only a slightly above average double ipa. I do appreciate this release, and happy stone continues to do it. They are never "bad" and always interesting. Im just not sure it needs 27 hops


Edit- i noticed someone else said better from bottle than poured, i agree. My grade from bottle would be solid 4/5

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Photo of mnj21655
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very lightly hazy pale copper in color with a finger of white head. Very hoppy, pine, some citrus, and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose and is hugely hoppy, the flavors are somewhat less distinct than the aromas but tropical fruits are more pronounced here but pine and citrus are still present. I get a bit of booze here as well but it's not unexpected given the 9.4% ABV. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall a very good beer but I will say that I found it far more enjoyable straight from the bottle as opposed to from a glass.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Over 3 days, I've had 3 of these already. I think that says a lot. Looks damn near perfect for a DIPA: bright, golden amber body, mostly transparent, with a foamy 2 finger head. Head dissipates down to a thin layer of foam and a little swirl of the glass stirs up a surprisingly thick layer of foam. Even the last couple ounces still produce more head than some beers I've tried when first poured! Smells of strong, bitter citrus fruits and a hint of pine. Taste is predominantly grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and lemon. I'm getting both the juices and the rind of each fruit flavor. There's some strong pine bitterness buried beneath all the citrus fruit, and a little bit of candy like sweetness way in the background. This is a great marriage of sweet and bitter, really embraces the west coast style of strong bitterness and is much more balanced than some of the east coast DIPAs I've had. Feel has a really nice drying effect from the hop oils, and feels full bodied and with medium carbonation. The one downside of this beer is it gets the tiniest bit harsh as it warms. I drank one relatively quick and the next day let it sit a little longer, and the last few swallows of the one left to sit out had a much more noticeable alcohol presence. Otherwise, this is an awesome DIPA and I'll be on the lookout for the next batch.

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Photo of leap89
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Golden, with a large head that slowly dissipates. Good lacing as well.

Smell: A strong grapefruit aroma is noticeable the second the cap is removed. After the pour I get strong grapefruit and lemon aromas, with just a little bready malt. I also get a distinct smell of grapefruit slices (the gummy candy). Just a little bit of bitterness comes through as well.

Taste: A mild piney bitterness hits up front for just a brief moment before giving out to a balance of bready malt and citrus flavors. Grapefruit shines through the most, along with lemon, tangerine, and some elderflower-like floral notes. Finishes with a mingling of tropical fruit, pepper, and just a vague lingering bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied, and low-to-medium carbonation. very smooth.

I never quite understood what people meant when they called beer “juicy”, but I think this is what they're talking about. I was blown away by how good it was. An incredibly well balanced beer, and an absolute pleasure to drink.

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Photo of droomyster
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Fourth of July 2016. On tap: pours a clear, honey-golden body with a bright white head with good retention. Aromas are lively and potent: huge hops are predominantly citrusy with a healthy dose of pine, and tropical fruit notes like pineapple and papaya feature strongly as well. On the palate initially sugary and pineapple juicy before an electric jolt of hippiness rattles the mid-palate. Finishes with a nice fruit-salad like quality, with some hop oil lingering to remind you of the beat down delivered by the bitterness. A fantastic beer.

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

A fucking tasty fresh brew.

Had the 7.04.16 version 12oz bottle from Trader Joe's.

T - So many citrus flavors with some pine. There's a lot of good stuff going on! High'ish alcohol is hidden well behind the hops and malt.

Probably one of the best IPA's.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big fan. It was good, but not great. Put this in line with so many other double ipas. Big hop presence with bitterness. The High abv is not present.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 7.4.16
12oz bttl into Tulip
L- pours a perfectly clear dark gold with thin foamy head which disappears pretty quickly
S- tropical juiciness along with some Bubble gum that jumps out of the glass and makes me want to dive in....
T- sweet malt, followed by some chewing-on-pine bitterness that goes down in a tropical blast
F- medium bodied well carbonated extremely drinkable for a beer with 9.4% Abv
O- the ranges of this beer are amazing from piney bitterness to tropical goodness, extremely well balanced with sweet malt, the aftertaste just kills it begging for another sip and so drinkable for 9.4% Wow!!! count me as a fan

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Photo of itsmarkalbert
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have never been one for following suggestion. @stonebrewingco said I should enjoy this by 7.4.16. I said no. I will enjoy this right now. And just that I did. Forget all the stuff I could go into. The appearance? Beer. After that, everything else is just hops, on hops, on glorious and magnificent hops! The nose hits you in the face like there is a little mysterious being inside this beverage showering you with a firehose of lupulins. It completely covers your palate in delicious hop flavors like glitter off a strippers tits. At that point you're done. You know how it finishes? Hops. It's fresh. It's smooth. It's all things Stone. I suggest they change the name to "Enjoy by tomorrow" because that's about how long this should last in your fridge. #reviewsofbrews #stone #stonebrewery #stonebrewing #stonebrewingco #stonebrewingcompany #beer #hops #humuluslupulus #ipa #stoneenjoyby #stoneenjoybyipa #stone20

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Photo of Ri0
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone is back in WI and I get to have my first ever Enjoy By! 7.4.16 bottled about a week ago. Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A clear dark gold with streams of bubbles ascending to the 3 finger white pillowy head. Retention is amazing and leaves a cap with very thick lacing on my glass. Aroma is very fruity with some nice citrus and dank hops. Sweet tropical notes. Flavor is more tropical and juicy with faint notes of bubblegum and a bitter finish. Feel is medium with an oily feel, but slightly dry on the finish. I had no idea this was close to 10% ABV! What a treat, glad to finally try one.

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Photo of sderenne
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer but the price is a little out of order. Picked up a sixer of Luponic distortion at the dame time for about half the $. Stone has some great beers and many just good beers. If you can find it and justify the price check it out.

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Photo of dumpman
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated as bottled 5/28/16.
Smell of orange rind and tropical notes.
Pretty amazing combination of several hop strains and the malt comes in but not overpowering.
solid mouthfeel but nothing overly special.
would buy again 16.99 for a sixer but worth it in my opinion.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/16 Bomber drank on 4/20/16. A great Enjoy by when wonderful tastes through out the whole experience. This has a dank piney citrus taste that is enjoyed in so many ways. It's a superb IPA and I'm glad Stone does this by keeping those fresh IPA's on the shelves.

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Photo of KeithE
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well I finally tried a Stone that I really liked. I think it helped that it was on tap and really fresh. Nice balance with citrus flavors but not much bitterness. I can't remember if it was tangerine but it was excellent nonetheless. The fact that this is a iipa really surprised me because it was extremely easy drinking. I tried it on tap in Champaign IL with my graduate so it was even that much better!

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Photo of phishgator
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide tulip glass. Big lacy white head, very much like a Belgian blonde. Big nose of grassy, earthy, and floral hops. The taste has much of the fruit and straight bitterness of their mix of hops. There is a slight green taste in the glass. Certainly a slick feel and syrupy amount of malt. The body is a little on the thinner side and carbonation medium at best. Neither detract anything from the beer; they allow the hops and all of their glory show through. This was the latest incarnation, 4-20-16. Each release seems to be close to the same recipe, IMO.

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Photo of Skor
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone- Enjoy By: 4/20/16 - Draught - 9.4% abv 90IBU American DIPA poured into Snifter. written and consumed 4/6/16 posted on BA 4/28/16

Look- Light cloudy orange, poured 1" head, retained none.

Aroma- TANGERINE! citrus, juicy (smells juicy), lost of fruit ester going on, Piney, Spicy, catty ammonia, and lots of hops

Taste- Started mild due to the temperature of the pour, smooth and easy bitters. as it warmed it became very earthy, dry, piney, dominated by tangerine and fruity juicy palate, nectar

Aftertaste- SO DRY, i liked that. Crisp, malty smooth, almost had a faint sweetness, assertive alcohol presence as it warmed

Mouthfeel- Clean, medium body, medium carbonation, clean, but unfiltered lingering flavors

Overall- Holy DIPA! Intense ale not for the faint of heart or beginner craft beer consumer. Alcohol and fruit flavors overwhelm the palate especially as it warms.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

04.20.16

This iteration of Stone's Enjoy By IPA is a golden, effervescent beer that exhibits a barely perceptible haze, very slight sediment and a giant, slightly pebbly ivory-colored head. Head retention is modest, but lacing is good, consisting of sticky, spiky bands and caverns. The aroma is medium in intensity: a nice blend of fermented pineapple and weedy florals, with hints of citrus and perfume and slight alcohol overtones. The flavor leads with bitter pine and more subdued citrus; mid-palate the hop character shifts towards the pineapple and citrus from the nose, and a significant bittersweet nutty character emerges, balancing some of the initial bitterness down to a style-moderate level. The bready malt foundation is readily apparent. The finish is significantly nutty, followed by the onset of a style-moderate piney bitterness that lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body, and the slightly astringent; the texture is medium creamy and medium peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. This is an extremely well-balanced IIPA- neither the hops nor the malt are ascendant- and the alcohol is very well-hidden. (22 oz bottle, 37 days after pkg)

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4/20/16 (yes, I'm late. I had several before 4/20 and it was just as good).

L- Golden color, solid white head with a lot of lacing.

S- Piney, a little dank and fruity.

T- Great Balance of malt and bitterness. Slightly fruity (grapefruit and mango). Don't really notice the alcohol.

F- Medium body, dry finish.

O- I try to grab a sixer of this whenever it's available. Admittedly I've enjoyed (pun intended) some of these more than others, but it's still among the best I've had.

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Photo of brian44556
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Enjoy by 4.20.2016 vintage.

Pours a deep honey, with a 1/2 inch head. Head is bright white, has great retention, and leaves thick lines of lace spread out around the insides of the glass. Very dank, resin smell. Lots of fresh tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste and smell go hand in hand. A lot of juicy tropical fruits. This one is an easy drinker, crisp, and refreshing. Amazing offering by Stone, decent price and readily available, this is world class.

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Photo of mac31
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4.20.16 had on 4.20.16 bottled on 3.14.16.

Wow, what a beer! I have not had the Enjoy by 4.20. It sells out fast around here. Now I can see why. The hops are perfectly displayed-pineapple, mango, orange, tangerine, grapefruit. I thought the pine and dank were in line with the rest of the hop's flavor components. The grapefruit and subtle resin kick up in the finish, lingering just a bit. The overall bitterness is moderate at best. It starts low and slow, peaking in the finish. But even the finishing bitterness is mellow enough that you don't think twice about going in for another sip. The hoppy bitterness is softened by pleasantly sweet, and light bready malts. There is some caramel in the malt as well. The malt is always present providing the perfect balance needed for a world class beer, which this beer is. I really enjoy the body of this brew too, smooth and slightly coating/creamy. Alcohol is well covered, which makes this a dangerous beer. All of this contributes to a well balanced, harmonious, super drinkable brew. If you have the opportunity, don't pass on it. This is truly a must have if you are an IPA fan.

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/20/16 version. Pours a golden color with an orange hue, clear with a half inch white head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is floral, pine and citrus. Taste is dominated by grapefruit, a slight sweetness, balanced by a hint of pepper, and then a bitter pine finish. Very dry mouthfeel, well carbonated. A very good beer.

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Photo of seantelecine
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

05.04.16
stone is the bomb
pours dark blk , lacing is sick
smell is truly amazing,probably one of my favorites to date
taste great, slightly too bitter on after after taste.
but it is dark so maybe thats the deal..

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 420. Poured a golden straw yellow with a hint of orange. Smells of floral and pine. Taste of grassy, floral and pine resin. A bit of citrus but it is really a afterthought in this one. Very earthy IPA. Very enjoyable. Excellent mouthfeel and finishes smooth and dry.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid amber in color with a milky white head that lingers through the session. Heavy amounts of lacing present.

Aromas consists of tangerine and grapefruit, and slightly piney.

A solid hit of grapefruit on the tongue initially, supported by a thin layer of biscuit and caramel sweetness. Finishes with a strong dose of piney hop bitterness.

Dry with a medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation and just a hint of heat from the alcohol.

This is another solid and enjoyable brew from Stone.

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

Enjoy By 4.20.16, bottled 3.4.16, poured 4.9.16
Creamy orange golden body, half inch head
Smell is a forest of hops, apricot, mango, pine, breadiness, lemon zest
A bitter floral hop at the front of the mouth, some fresh cut grass behind it
Slightly abrasive/harsh feel
A very rich hop experience that I wish had more fruit or malt notes to smooth it out, but as too-hoppy beers go this is really good

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