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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: 9,599
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 692
Gots: 2,296 | 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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Reviews: 1,261 | Hads: 9,599
Photo of MLDucky
3.26/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

4:20 version. I can tolerate the dank, onion, garlic, sweaty feet aroma. I just felt it was overly bitter and the hop profile was unable to effectively balance this monster imho.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional beer. When it comes to Stone's best, this is on par with Ruination, perhaps better. Without going too in-depth, I love the mix of tropical fruits and oniony, peppery, spicy characteristics. It did wonders to the palate, and it had me hoping for a limited edition bottle that includes a tongue scraper. Dank, delectable, and overall delicious. Like Daniel LaRusso and Ally with an "I", Stone and hops are a winning combination. Enjoy.

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Photo of DrRJE
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/20 edition...Man, so good. They've all been good...to me, they take a couple weeks to hit peak flavor, but this one is great out of the gate. 6 packs?!?! One happy dude.

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Photo of HopDawg40
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is amazing. Very Hoppy, fresh, and straight up dank. Mouth follows with even fresher tasting hops and crisp delicious bomb. One of my favorite beers ever.

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great looking beer and the smell is like a bunch of IPA's rolled into one. I'm getting tropical fruits, berries, flowery a bit of that onion and grassy smell. NIce bite up front evolving into a slightly boozy, big hop bomb. Every smell is in the flavor leaving that tongue scrubbing bitterness and some warmth from the 9.4. I love how Stone has no reservations and just serves up a huge double IPA with a take no prisoners attitude. Not for a person that just wants to have session beers. This ones huge!

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Photo of 805_YungHopsMcGeeZax
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 4.20.2015. I have had several different enjoy by IPAs and this is by far my least favorite. Paid $7.99 at California Fresh Market.

The initial smell is great, hoppy, floral, etc. I was so excited after smelling the bottle that I was severely disappointed by the taste. There are some good hop flavors but nothing to impressive compared to other Enjoy By. Then again, every enjoy by is different so I understand that it is hard to compare. This IPA was very boozy in my opinion and lacked the flavor of other IPAs with less alcohol and less price. Maybe my bottle was exposed to light/sun light or left in a heated area for a while. Overall, still a good beer just not worth $7.99....

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Photo of Chris33
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will definitely try the next one a little sooner. Drinking the Enjoy By 3/14/15 on 3/12... Still a great beer but could be better. bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. great feel and aroma.

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Photo of Suds
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was an Enjoy by Pi Day. It i s an brilliantly clear golden color with a tremendous, towering white head. Aroma is of fresh hops. Flowers...pine, citrus peel. Wet earth and woods. The taste is intense. Alcohol warmth...sweet malt, and lots...lots... of hop flavor and bitterness. Spicy, peppery, resiny, citric, piney hops. Full in body. Intense and in your face. Excellent.

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Photo of Beerma
2.82/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

can not believe this has such high ratings! This was GROSS! I would have to be wasted to drink any more! Bitter strong, horrible after taste. Not smooth!!

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Enjoy By Date: 3.14.15
Wow, this is a pretty excellent brew. I have never had the chance to try this one, as I am from Missouri, when all of a sudden I visited a local liquor store and a stack of this was sitting in between a couple other stacks of 12 packs. It would have been extremely easy to walk right past this and never even know it was there.

This is a awesome IPA, extremely fresh, and tropical flavors and hop bitterness dominate. There is a great level of balance here between those two main flavors. I would have considered this one an even higher rating if it wasn't for a slight pungent onion flavor in behind it all. As it warmed, this flavor became more pronounced and quite present over the other flavors.

Drink this one cold and it is awesome, if it warms too much though, you will regret it.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

Bottled Enjoy By Date: 4.20.15
This one is more dank and much more bitter. Still delicious though.

Would absolutely purchase again.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: tons of tart grapefruit;

T: earthy, with tart grapefruit behind it; ripe grapefruit comes in mid-palate; grapefruit rind bitterness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate, creamy carbonation; lightly dry finish; ABV well hidden;

O: if you like grapefruit, this is your beer;

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

I had the 3-14-2015 Enjoy By IPA

Golden amber like color with a small bit of white head.

Smells like peaches, very citrusy.

Tasted very fruity/sweet with hoppy bitterness.

Medium amount of carbonation. Had a nice bit of bubble like fizz from my first to last sip.

Overall, a very good IPA.

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

The 4 .20.15 is better than the 3.14.15 smell citrus light floral taste like citrus but not over powerful this batch is great F yeah 4th is best yet love it bomber poured in a sniffer great smell and taste

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, Enjoy by date 3.14.15, pour golden amber with 2in head. Nice lacing while drinking. Smell of citrusy, grapefruit, pineapple and slight banana. Taste was grassy, citrus, slight banana some sweetness very quickly then long hop bitter finish. Medium body. Overall very easy and smooth, covers alcohol well for 9.4%.

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Photo of steveheady
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to revise from a previous enjoy by date. I feel that every batch of this is different. This batch "pi" was terrific. Well balanced. Juicy, little resin, grapefruit taste. I really enjoyed this batch.

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Photo of kaiyote
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 3.14.15. Hops done right. I almost never go out of my way for any variant of an IPA, but the Enjoy By Series has become something of an exception. It's not the ultra-bitter kind of (D)IPA that you get elsewhere. Excellent citrus/floral notes come through the whole way and keeps you coming back for another one.

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

I had this beer around 1/26. Very interesting and very enjoyable! Although, the aroma and finish have a grassy, almost bandaid-like undertone. It smells like Mosaic or Azzaca hops which have a hint of that aroma profile.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color - slightly pale - with a white head that leaves a trail of lace.

Smells of bright tropical citrus, backed by some dankness and resinous pine, rounded out by a nice floral bouquet and some faint sweet malt.

Taste is sweet and bitter citrus up front with some mango and grapefruit detected. It has a sticky sweet malt middle with a touch of caramel quickly giving way to resinous pine and thick herbal dankness. This is an excellent double IPA.

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Photo of Joeyphunk
3.62/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by valentines. Had it on 2/21, so not exactly following the rules.

Slightly peppery nose. Grassy like all good rogue beers. Very cloudy. Love'n it

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Photo of joeylopes15
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a world class beer, nectar from the gods. Very smooth down the hatch with a very nice citrus after taste. I will buy as many as possible untill 3.14.15

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Photo of CayseyW
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3.14.15 - Enjoy By Pi

This is my first Enjoy By, so I can't speak to past iterations. That said, this is a amazing DIPA.

L: Amber hue with crystal clarity. Solid head with really nice lacing.

S: Floral but with nice pine notes. I typically love citrus bombs, but the smell here is really inviting.

T: Sweet malt up front, but finishes with a nice piney, pithy hop bite. Really interesting balance at play with this beer.

F: Perfect carbonation, I can't believe the ABV is 9.4% because this is easy to sip. Something else interesting about this beer, it's literally mouth watering--the same way fresh squeezed juice is. But make not mistake, it still has a dry finish.

O: I love when beer lives up to the hype, and this definitely does. This style of DIPAs is not what I usually reach for (like I said, I love big citrus DIPAs), but this is fantastic. Definitely a world-class brew. If you can get your hands on it then scoop it up.

(Updated: I had this beer again 8 days before the drink by date, the booziness was much more evident than the first two bottles I had. It was also much sweeter than my prior two sittings. I guess there is something to that freshness dating.)

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

I've had a few of the new Pi Enjoy Bys over the past several days. The interesting thing about this series is that it's actually pretty different every time. This time it's super heavy on the garlic/onion hops, which honestly I don't prefer. It's still a great beer though regardless of where they take it each iteration.

I would really like to see a return to a more floral/tropical kind of thing that they had going on more in the early bottlings, and seem to have less of now, but that might just be my bias talking.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber, large head.
Massively hoppy aroma, big pine, resinous, spicy and herbal notes along with some petrol-like new-world hops. Some light clean malt underneath.
Clean flavours too, with a focus on piny, resinous and more petrol-like hop notes. Some slightly solvent-like booze notes.

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Photo of delta490
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So I'm having this a day late (2/15, not 2/15). The day doesn't seem to have ruined it. It pours a slightly cloudy orangey gold with a nice white head that leaves some small sticky lacing. It has lovely rich tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops aroma. The taste is restrained for a Stone IPA, but it is still a delicious and well-made beer. The hops flavors are not overwhelming, but blend together well and are supported by a sturdy and subtle malt backbone. Not too heavy on the palate and with just a little bitter bite on the finish.

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Photo of ctjoumas
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 02.14.15. Clear with a nice layer of head. Smell of juicy citrus with a taste to match. Unlike other citrusy/juicy ipas, this has a nice bite of hops towards the end. Great beer all around...always excited to try the enjoy by variety's.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.