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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
97
world-class

1,356 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,356
Hads: 10,066
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 748
Gots: 2,630 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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.

 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.
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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lolz. Wow... get off dis. I mean, really - get off dis! Raul drove all around OC to finally secure this? Oh my. It's not like Raul expected God, but he at least expected a kiss of heaven. What a let down. I mean, like when this hoochie was all over me last night, yet when the main man was ready to go home, she was too "tired" to come over. Yeah, that kind of let down.

Raul doez not approve!

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Raul wasn't exactly feeling his first Enjoy By, but he is feeling it now. On all levels, like Megan Fox on an elliptical, Raul is feeling this.

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Photo of Thedaver4220
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber poured into a Maudite tulip. 12/21/12 batch

Enjoy by pours a crystal clear star color with a fingers worth of head. Tons of citrus notes on the nose up front with some spicy on the back end. There is a touch of malt up front that explodes into citrus and biting bitter finish. The beer is super easy to drink. I really hope stone decides to full time with this beer rather then just certain regions because I want to drink this all the time.

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Photo of gtermi
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 12.21.12

Bottled on: 11.16.12

A: The beer pours a clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. By far the clearest IPA I have ever seen.

S: I am getting a strong piny hop scent with some sweetness from the grain. The hops are almost peppery to me.

T: The taste is very strong in hops and gives off a type of oniony pepper flavor. As it lingers, it mellows out a bit and turns sweet.

M: There is a slight amount of carbonation on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue, but really not much else. Its a very thin bodied beer too.

O: By far one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Damn I wish they could make this fresh year round for me to get.

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Photo of argock
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in an 8 oz cylindrical glass tumbler at The Taproom (San Diego, CA).

A: Slightly dirty gold with nearly white 1/2 finger head which retains well and leaves copious lacing despite the ABV.

S: This beer blasts away with resinous pine, grapefruit pith, honeysuckle, and pineapple hoppiness. The malt aroma is minimal. There is a bit of alcohol singe on the nostrils.

T: The flavor also favors the resiney qualities of hops with pine, a bit of lemongrassiness, and pineapple flavors with some solid grapefruit throughout. I think the dry hopping on this beer is superb, both in term sof aroma and flavor. THe maltiness provides counterpoint to the humongous hoppiness, but succumbs. The bitterness is moderate to high but it still drinks remarkably easily. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: This has a bit more heft than I was expecting. The carbonation also seemed a bit high but it was still quite drinkable. I am glad I asked for a half-serving as I wonder how easily a pint would have gone down.

O: A very good DIPA from Stone. It parades all of the lush resinous hops qualities unabashedly.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the Enjoy By 4/1/13. The first one I quick rated was the 12/21/12 which had a goofy blurb about the end of the world. This review, 4/1/13, full review date, 3/1/13.

Pours a nice gold with a solid 2 inch head. The lacing is decent.

Flowers and citrus start this off, booze, caramel and pine resin follow (and that's just the nose.)

The first thing I taste is grapefruit and pine. Pale malts, more pine and caramel follow. Alcohol heat is on the low end of noticable. The pine and citrus last forever in my mouth. Light, but not watery, the carbonation smooths out quickly.

Top notch double IPA! I hop (hahaha) they don't keep jacking up the price. Still, very worth trying if you love the hops!

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into Globe glass.

A. Poured 1 finger of head. Great retention. Decent lacing. Color is a fairly pale orange, or what could be described as a very dark golden. Whatever you call it the color is considerably lighter than most DIPAs.

S. Pretty crisp citrus hop aroma up front fades into some piney hops, and a bit of biscuity malt. Not as in your face with the hop aroma as a lot of other DIPAs. If I had to put a word on it I would say it is restrained.

T. Probably the easiest drinking DIPA I have had. Really smooth. Not a tremendous amount of hop flavor. Get some faded grapefruit, and a bit of other citrus hop flavor, a hint of some tropical fruitiness. Nice balance between hop and malt. Finishes on the sweeter side but overall well rounded. Has a nice biscuity malt flavor that really gives this beer a nice touch.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with a touch of sweetness.

O. Interesting beer. Not a lot of aroma or flavor, but extremely smooth. The drinkability of this almost makes up for the lack of depth in the aroma, and flavor.

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Photo of rfbenavi80
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/16/12. Enjoy By 12/21/12. End of the World beer, Love it. Poured into a tulip.

A- With an aggressive pour Enjoy By 12/21/12 pours a deep gold color, brilliantly clear with 2 fingers of rocky, foamy white head that seems to linger awhile and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

S- A super aromatic beer. Huge aromas coming off of this one of ripe pineapple and other rich and overly ripe tropical fruits. There is a nice underlying sweetness underneath the tropical fruits that compliments them well. Smells wonderful.

T- Follows nose well. Super up front fresh hop bite that IPA lovers seek. Very tasty combination of the tropical fruits and bready, biscuity malts.

M- Nice and creamy. Nice mouth coating texture that ensures the whole palate gets a taste. Medium amount of carbonation that suits the style well. Super refreshing.

O- After trying this nobody should question whether or not Stone brews a solid IPA or DIPA. This is one solid beer. Crisp and refreshing, what more could one want out of a beer? Seek this one out.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at a local beer store. Interesting concept so I'm glad to get the chance to try it. Enjoy by 12/21/12...

A: Wow! Holy base malt! This one is super light. Sort of the color of a blonde ale of another light brew. This has a super thick 2+ inch white head that fades slowly. This beer is beyond filtered. This beer is perfectly clear like the waters of Bora Bora! Good.

S: Smells of fresh sweet grapefruit with some blended iced tea notes with a floral backbone. This is definitely an IPA. Good.

T: Starts off with a dry watery malt which ramps up to overcome your tongue with a citrus floral hop bite that lingers and slowly fades on the back into a dry watery light malt. Good.

M: Medium-light body with a carbonation mouthful. A dry bitter finish. Very good.

O: All in all, this is a good beer, but I have had plenty better DIPA's. Definitely try if you like Stone and find the concept interesting, but I find I will not be looking to hunt this one down again anytime soon.

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Photo of Damian
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt.6fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Third batch - 12.21.12
Bottled on 11.16.12
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured an exceedingly crystal clear, orangey-amber color and was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, bright white head. I cannot remember the last time I saw a beer of this style so thoroughly filtered. The head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply one of the best I have ever encountered in a double IPA. Super pungent, dank and resiny. Off the hook weed-like. Bright and floral. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of overripe nectaries, peaches and mango. This was truly a joy to smell.

The flavor profile was outstanding as well. It was super hoppy but lacked the bitterness and astringency found in similar examples. Amazingly well balanced. A touch of bready, pale malts appeared on the front end. Intense tropical fruit notes later took over. Peaches, nectaries and pineapple came through strong. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The finish was crisp and only moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit rind. For a 9.6% ABV beer, the alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. A touch thinner then expected. The liquid contained a fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Stone's IPAs can be a bit too dry, pithy and bitter for my palate, but this beer was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously drinkable. All in all, Enjoy By IPA was one of the best double IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This beer is so dank, hoppy and fruity that it left me begging for more. I would love to see Stone transition this into a regular offering.

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

Enjoy by 12-21-12. Bottled 11-16-12. Consumed 11-21-12

A - Pours a light golden blond with one finger snow white colored foam head. Lacing clings to sides of glass.

S - Mango, orange, tangerine, pine, pineapple and just tons of tropical citrus notes.

T - Waves of tropical citrus and stinging pine needles immediately appear on initial sip. Touch of alcohol heat and then a dryness finishes things off.

M - Medium bodied with a lingering dryness.

O - Hats off to Stone on this one. This a like a tropical party in your mouth with all the flavors of a world class IIPA. More of a dry finish than other IPA's but it just keeps you going back for the next sip. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. This is the third batch, enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Light golden color with tinges of orange. Great clarity. Creamy white head holds fast at a height of about two inches. Thin webs of lacing decorate the glass as the beer is consumed.

S: Christ this is one aromatic beer. The scent of it hits you as soon as the cap is popped. Kiwi, melon, passion fruit, bright citrus notes of pithy tangerine and clementine. Broken pine needles and a slight pine resin, faint mint. Malt base of dough and biscuit underneath all the hops.

T: Broken pine needles, resin, and hop oils on the attack. Tangerine, pithy white grapefruit, lemon rind, mango. Bitterness is firm and even up front, but grows on the mid palate and into the finish, ending with a strong oily, resiny bite. Slight tropical esters and a well-hidden touch of peppery alcohol almost go unnoticed. Doughy malt base dries toward the finish into tastes of biscuit and a pleasant graininess. Finishes with a strong, bitter wallop of oily, resiny, planty hops that lingers on the palate for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and very smooth with a moderate prickling carbonation that lifts it and makes it feel deceptively light and airy on the palate.

O: Much praise goes out to Stone for this one. It's a great concept, and quite genius really: market an IPA solely on its freshness date. Making the "Enjoy By" date glaringly obvious not only ensures that the consumer gets the freshest possible beer off the shelf, but it also goads them into drinking it within that freshness date. Everyone gets the optimal drinking experience, and brewery and consumer alike are happy. The execution of this concept was no easy task either, but Stone seems to be handling it very well. Brewing different batches for different regions of the country and staggering the release dates seems to be the only logical way to go about it. Even a larger craft brewery like Stone has its limitations when it comes to brewing capacity, distribution, etc. Everything seems to be going off without a hitch though. I have yet to hear a complaint stemming from any of the previous releases. Of course all of this goes out the window if the beer itself sucks, but suck this beer does not. In fact, to top it all off, this may be the best new DIPA I've had all year. It's incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor, and it drinks like a dream. I didn't believe that it was 9.4% abv until I felt it. I'm calling in a favor and getting a ride from someone when I find this on tap.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Rocking the 12/21/12 batch. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mango, light pineapple, light leek, dank-ish greens, sweet caramel in the background, and a touch of grapefruit peel. Were it not for everything else coming together so well, that leek would've damaged this stuff in my [nose's] eyes. The taste holds notes of grapefruit peel, pine resin, sweet caramel, orange rind, and a hint of greens. The fruits that are so fleshy and bright in the smell come through overtly rindy on the tongue. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, fairly sticky finish. Overall, a damn solid IPA, one that seems to suffer from over-freshness (if you can believe that!): I think the hops might meld slightly better with a little bit of age on this stuff. Still, it's pretty tasty.

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Photo of The3rdbeer
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into Bruery tulip with an initial 1 finger of white head that after 3 minutes still lingers in a thick lacing.

A- absolutely clear light amber color with white lace on top looks fresh!

S- fresh hops in full! So resinous it's amazing, perfumed with pine and tropical fruit it smells crisp and clean very little malt in nose.

T- floods in with tropical notes over waves of pine and hop resin. Malt sweeps it up with a little candied mango at the end fantastic!!!

M- medium carbonation and crisp upfront mouth coating hop resins make this a fuller side of light body

O- really tasty and fresh oh so fresh! Hides the 9.4% ABV perfectly. So glad I have another! Great if you can get it. Good luck

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.21.12. First batch to hit MA.

Appearance: Perfectly clear molten gold. It shines, it's interesting. Head is bright-white, bubbly, and loose. Drops to a small cap with some solid, but not crazy lacing. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom.

Smell: Citrus, pine resin, oily. Grapefruit. Tropical aromas as well. Tangerine and mango with some pineapple. Sweet citrusy hops. Tropical fruit punches up as the beer warms. Some pale, crackery malt mixes with the hops. Deep resinous pine. Grapefruit flesh. Fresh and juicy. Aggressive, but mellow for a Stone approach.

Taste: Tangerine. Loads of tangerine mixed with some pineapple and oily pine. Slick and resinous. Grapefruit flesh loaded with sweet pine needles. Pithy bitterness as well. Pale malts add a cracker-like snap. Minimal malt sweetness. A hint of aspirin on the back as well. As it warms the bitterness ramps up and smacks of oily pine resins with a faint hint of tangerine.

Mouthfeel: Slick, smooth, and easy drinking. Dry and bitter on the finish.

Overall: Mayan approved.

Another solid DIPA from Stone. Aggressive, but never overbearing. A nice change of profile for them as well. Worth checking out and getting back again.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 11.16.12 , four days ago, enjoy by 12.21.12 poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a clean clear golden orange with about a infringer if white frothy head, dissapates nicley with pleanty of pretty lacing. Nice.

S: wow, this smells amazing, loads of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pinneapple, and a beautiful fresh piney resinousness.... The aroma is fantastic.

T: much like the nose I get alot of citrusy grapefruit, orange, lemon, notes drenched in deep resinous pine.

M: medium bodied with medium carbonation, nice lush, dry and bitter on the aftertaste, this brew really coats the mouth in hop resins, long lasting bitterness.

O: this is a really delicious, really fresh beer, for a dipa of this much hoppage I'm glad they kept beer on the dryer side instead of sweeting in up to much... Really nice, Grab this while you can.

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Photo of Swarlos1030
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review! Batch 12.21.12

A - Pours a crystal-clear golden yellow. A fairly aggressive pours yields a solid inch+ of frothy white head that dissipates pretty rapidly. some sticky lacing ling as i drink this one down.

S - Lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple, Grapefruit, a bit of grass, Passion fruit, and just a touch of lemon rind. I also get a touch of crackery malt.

T - Follows the nose pretty closely. A hint of pine right up front followed by grapefruit, and earthy hops. Bready malt on the back end leaves it nice and balanced.

M - Light/Medium bodied with good carbonation. Dryer than I remember the first batch.

O - Much better than I remember the first batch being. Very hop forward, but somehow nicely balanced at the same time.

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Photo of paultierney1
4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Northwest Ohioan was lucky enough to get his hands on a super-hard-to-get bomber of "Enjoy By 11/9/12" from my connec. Shared it with my best bud and both of our eyebrows shot up as we first smelled it and then tasted it.

I'm a hophead and prefer the DIPA style. This brew was so dank, earthy, and composty -- way beyond pine and grapefruit! I've never had anything like it. I desperately tried to get my hands on more of it, but no luck.

The hype is not hype. If you like hops, do yourself a big favor and try this one if you can find it. All I can do is hope that Stone is going to meet the market on this one and not just let the buzz flow.

Added on March 15, 2013: Found more or the 4.1.13 in both NW Ohio and at Green's in Greenville, SC. Wow! Lucky me. California: the Midwest gives up.

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Photo of riored4v
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.09.12 batch

Poured in to a tulip. Slightly hazy, golden colored body. 1 finger head. Good lacing.

Aroma was crazy amounts of hops. Super danky, tropical and citrusy. Some biscuity, malty backbone, but this is hops dominant. Extremely floral.

Flavor was hop dominant. Very delicious, resinous and danky. Loads of floral, tropical and citrus hop flavors up front. Good amount of maltyness in the middle with a slightly biscuity flavor. Finished with a lingering, resinous bitterness. Grapefruity, lemony and orangey in the finish. Slight signs of ABV with a bit of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel had a medium body, medium carb and a dry finish. Hops shined very brightly in the finish.

Overall this was amazing. Probably one of the best, more floral and pungent DIPA's I've had. Would be nice to see this one year-round.

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Photo of LubricatedWisdom76
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A citrus forward IPA from Stone that doesn't stand out to me. All earth and citrus and hop profile that doesn't have the dimensions of a lot of the strong DIPA's out there. Has a puckering bite but not much else going on or lingering in the aftertaste.

Definitely highly drinkable for the 9% ABV which is great but the flavors don't really grab me or make this one memorable. This isn't a beer that will knock your socks off. It's a solid strong IPA but too similar to Stone's other releases to be anything special.

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

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice finger of head that left plenty of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: love arom of a variety of hops with earthiness, some grassy notes, a little wood character, a little malty sweetness and a variety of citrus fruits as well.

T< I really enjoyed the hop profile on this one, kind of reminded me of pliny with citrus lemons and grapefruit that helped out on the bitterness factor but maintained a good balance between the sweetness from the malts. I also got grassy, earthy, hints of woody notes and a touch of mango fruit.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, hoppy, grassy, earthy, citrusy and mild bitter finish.

O: very delicious beer and solid all the way around. I could definitely sip on this beer all day. Good Job!!!

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Photo of stewart124
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just made it.

Pours a golden yellow with at least a centimeter of white head.

Strong citrus and pine in the nose. Lemon and white grapefruit come to mind.

Medium mouthfeel and clean. Lemon oil, resin and a pungent character of pine and grapefruit. Very easy to drink and the 9.4% is so well hidden that it's scary. Finishes dry with more pine an resin on the tongue. Stone did not let me down. Chewy biscuity character throughout with some grass and straw. Overall, a very solid DIPA.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
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

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

Enjoy By 11.09.12

Enjoy By IPA pours a lighter gold color. It’s clear, and backlighting gives it a brighter, more yellow look. I like it. Doesn’t look there’s much caramel malt here. Awesome! An off-white head covers the top. It’s rather modest, rising to less than a finger in height. It doesn’t stick around long at all and leaves a lighter, spotty lacing behind.

The nose is alright, but isn’t great. It’s not all that aromatic. Needs more strength. It does have a rather prominent toasted malt presence. Not my favorite thing. Smells sweet and a bit sugary. Hops are definitely noted and feature a diverse variety of scents – citric, piney, a little herbal, and definitely danky. Hops are certainly the focal point here. Doesn’t smell all that balanced. Alcohol is noticeable, but isn’t overwhelming. Smells pretty good. More strength would improve it.

The flavor is easily a notch better. The malt base is very sugary and sweet. There is a bit of a toasted malt presence, but it’s more subtle than anticipated. I like that. I also like there’s no caramel malt! Hops the focal point and are very flavorful! Citric flavors of grapefruit and pineapple hit first. They’re followed by a mix of piney and herbal notes. Definitely dank and bitter. It definitely leans in the hop direction, but it’s a bit more balanced than you might expect. Alcohol is definitely there, but isn’t warming or hot. Finishes sweet, citric, herbal, and a little dry.

Enjoy By IPA has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is mid-range, but isn’t buzzy. Feels soft and smooth. For nearly 10% abv, this stuff goes down rather easily.

I really like the idea behind Enjoy By IPA, and the beer itself is really good, too. I don’t have many complaints. The hop flavor is a tad danky and herbal for me, but it is still good. In the line of Stone’s recent DIPA releases, this one falls in the middle. It’s a little better than 16th Anniversary, but it’s not really close to the Ruination 10th Anniversary Release. Easy recommendation nonetheless.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tustin

Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of white head. Pungent hop nose on this. Very heavy on the pine and citrus peel, light herbal notes, grass, and a decent floral quality. The flavor is a touch on the sweet side with some toffee and caramel sweetness. Good amount of tangerine, some grapefruit, and a strong pine bitterness on the finish. Alcohol isn’t present on the flavor, but certainly noticeable in terms of sobriety altering effects. Good, but wasn’t as good as Ruination 10th.

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Photo of tdexterc
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass, it was crystal clear with a pale honey yellow body. A frothy white 2 finger head formed to the top, with decent lacing and pretty good retention.

S- I wish I hadn’t read the reviews before tasting this… all I can think of is ONION! It’s a super hoppy assault on the nostrils with big hits of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Onion is certainly there but it really only sticks out if you think about it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly not displeasing, but it does stand out.

T- Daaamn! That is one fresh, hoppy, grapefruity, beer! Stand back malt and let the hops get to work. This beer is a must try (if you can get your hands on a fresh one!) for the hop head. It’s not a grapefruit bomb as some beers are, but the freshness of the hops is absurd.

M- This beer has an optimal bitterness in my opinion. It feels just right. The body seems to be a bit lighter than I had anticipated, but not enough to detract from my enjoyment of the beer. The oils from the hops are INTENSE here (as anticipated). The instant you taste this beer the hop oils coat your whole mouth and hold on for dear life.

Overall, if you can get it TRY IT, but if you can’t you can always vote that they send their next batch to your area! I made sure to get mine as fresh as possible (bottled 5 days ago, hit my local beer store’s shelves 10 minutes before I got there) and drank it right away, if not for the novelty alone.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.