Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,508
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 666
Gots: 2,218 | FT: 19
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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.

 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 ClimbingHi777
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light golden brown with a 1.5 inch head.

Smell...SUPRISE!! fresh grapefruit and slight hints of alcohol.

After a couple mouthfuls I was left with an average amount of lacing.

Smooth Hoppy front that lasts a bit longer with hoppy back end.

Finish is malty and clean (279 characters)

Photo of JPatrick_Sweeney
3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served from: 22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint.

Appearance: Clear, golden/copper color, adequate lacing on the glass, decent head retention.

Smell: grassy, floral hops, reminiscent of a cut lawn on the Fourth of July

Taste: Aggressively hopped, sweet pale malt taste, citric dryness followed by a VERY subtle Anise/licorice note

Mouthfeel: dry, without coating the mouth. Refreshing finish with a touch of sting on the tongue.

Overall: An American Double IPA which succeeded in providing what it intended to provide: A full bodied hop-headed delight just in time for the 4th of July. The taste could really only be described as "Fresh" with plenty of herbal hop aroma and taste, but with an undeniable malty sweetness to balance the more assertive flavors of the hops. I personally enjoy this one more than Stone's "Enjoy by 4.20.14 IPA", despite that being an excellent brew. Perfect complement to the dog days of summer, in the midst of job and apartment hunting, just hoppy enough to keep me awake. Intending to purchase again prior to Independence Day.

Cheers,
~JPS (1,081 characters)

Photo of JamesS
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Sonka's Irish Pub, Terre Haute, IN. Poured a wonderfully deep burnished gold with a bit of decent head and some nice lacing. Huge deep malt sweetness in the nose with a wonderfully piney-citrusness. Same with the flavor, a huge malt sweetness with great caramel tones and a nice citrus start and pine end to the hop flavors. A bit thick and rough, but not bad for a 9+% brew. Excellent stuff. (402 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/04/14 version enjoyed about 4 weeks before said date...

It's an ever-so-slightly hazed amber orange with a brilliant flare in the body and brightness, mostly transparent. The head shows force and structure, maintaining its finger and a half or so of head for a good while and never dropping very much, keeping up a sticky crown that plasters some nice patching to the glass.
There's a really nice freshness, so to speak, all over this IPA, raw but not unrefined, rustic but not dirty. It's a blend of earthiness with some pretty fresh pine resin, and it mingles nicely with plenty of citrus and some other greener and earthier sorts of fruits. It's also moderately pithy from front to back. This is balanced against enough malts bringing in bread and caramels to keep the hops in focus and up front. It's not as massively deep or fascinating as some of the reviews and ratings would lead me to believe (maybe some versions are?), but there's no doubt this is a great IPA from a brewery that knows IPA.
The mouthfeel has that balance between strength and ease of drinking, brightness and heaviness, crispness and smoothness, and has each of them in measure to make this an easy-drinking but thoughtful brew. (1,209 characters)

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the name Enjoy By 07.04.14 (can not get a better date then that)

A - Poured out a crystal clear light golden orange, with a nice white two finger head which leave nice legs.

S - I could smell this bad boy from the moment I poured it two feet away. Smells of pine and citrus, dankness, tangerine, mango, slight caramel notes and a bit alcohol. It tickles the nose slightly.

T - Loads of hops then bitterness, some residual sweetness. I get more dankness on the flavor, with some citrus and resinous pine, then the lingering bitterness comes through and the burning alcohol after it goes down. Quit enjoyable.

M - Soft medium body with a slickness and good amount of carbonation. Leaves relatively dry but does have a nice sweet middle note.

O - Pretty awesome double IPA from Stone. Its great to get a bottle that you know is fresh without having to search for it or gamble on it. If you want a hoppy double IPA that wont disappoint pick this one up soon. Only downfall with this brew is the relatively high price at over 8 dollars, so I had to reduce the overall score from 4.25. Keep making great beer Stone, cheers! (1,131 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a monster! "Hop-o-liciously fantabulous" is what American hop-heads would call it. "An over-hopped abomination" is what a few European / British friends of mine might call it. I'm more in the former camp myself, as I find it hard for stone to do any wrong, regardless of how much hops they manage to fit into any given beer. But don't be fooled, this is a hoppy one! If you're one to think this week's English ESB is a bit over the top, this one's a bit out of this world.

Orange tinted tan and clear, 2 finger head drops off after a couple mintues, lace is sparse.

Taste and aroma - well if you didn't guess "hoppy" by now, there's ot much hope for you, and we should just head on down to the corner store and grab you a fourty.

Body is medium with a slightly slick finish and a resinously hoppy linger.

Overall - it's Stone. The name alone says it all. (867 characters)

Photo of bennettjd13
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't say anything negative about this beer, so I had to give it a perfect rating. It's clean and crisp on the nose and the palate. Perfect IPA taste and smell. A beautiful golden, slightly orange color to it. I poured it into an IPA glass very slowly so there wasn't much head but it bubbled around the edges nicely and stayed the whole time I drank it. For a 9.4%, there's no alcohol taste so it really creeps up on you. Fantastic beer. Hoping to get another pint before 7/14/14 (482 characters)

Photo of rdilauro
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

06/28/15 Enjoy by 11/15/15
Ok, now we have more hops and bitterness. It seems a return to what the Enjoy by was several years ago. I like this one.


06/18/14 Enjoy by 07/14/14

This one was much softer than previous Enjoy bys. Wasn't as hoppy as the previous early 2014 and 2013 productions. Reminded me of the 04/13 style, but this one was even softer. I felt as if Stone also brewed this one with a muscadet or semillion wine grape because of the roundness.

03/27 Enjoy by 04/13/14

This one had a much more floral nose to it. DIdn't appear as hoppy as the 2.14.14
It was also much softer than the previous one. It did not have the orange hue to it, so I have to imagine the IBU count isnt as high.
But this is still a very enjoyable beer. Different than 2.14.14, not better no worse, just different. Mush more of a soft smoothing, slow sipping beer

02/07 Enjoy By 02.14.14

Getting better. This one had to have a higher IBU rating. There was a orange hue to the pour from this one with strong aromas of grapefruit, citrus and pine. To me, there was so much hops, that this beer was dry before I even tasted it. Dry isnt the word. Its a beer for a hop head, no question about that. This one, I would rank up there with some of the real hop head beers.
Totally enjoyable, but one flaw... Too much hop without enough to balance this one, so too much in one direction

10/16 Enjoy By 11.12.13

This by far to me has been the best enjoy by in a long time. I am a huge fan of Ruination and once I poured this one, it didn't have the same deeper color, but everything else is right there and some more
The hops came out across the room, you didn't even have to be close to the bottle. The air was filled with citrus and grapefruit. As I got closer to the glass, my senses opened up even more. The bitterness of this beer let your tongue know for sure what you were drinking but at the same time, giving you a comfortable mouthful and balance. Each sip, was more bitter than the one before, but in such a good sense.
The finish was outstanding...
I could not find anything wrong with this beer, hence, a '5' it gets

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I couldn't wait to taste this one. I just didnt know what to expect from Stone. The pour was a nice amber reddish/golden hue with a nice frothy white head.

Then I put my nose up to the glass. U almost feel off my chair! By the smell, I was expecting the IBU count to be into the thousands, far beyond what mortals can drink.

But at the first sip, I realized that while the Hop aroma was there, almost crazy, this beer had a good amount of hoppiness, but very gentle, something you would think in the 70's

Each sip was cleaner and cleaner. Still the nose held up so very well.

The taste was crisp and clean All those hops didnt jump after your tongue. This was one enjoyable beer. I know its limited, but I gotta see if I can convince of of our guys to let another go. (2,896 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, the Enjoy By 7.04.14 version

pours crystal clear, bright dark golden in color, bright white head. good head retention, and a bit of lacing. aroma has got to be the most intense hop aroma I've smelled from an IPA before. like opening up a package of vacuum sealed package of hops. citrus, pine, a bit dank. clean simple base malt and all hop flavor. highlights the hops well, but I personally prefer a bit more malt flavor in a DIPA. medium body, higher carbonation. (480 characters)

Photo of dpkpr
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a 20 oz Beer Club Member glass at Mellow Mushroom in Southlake, TX. Pours a cloudy amber color with two finger head that slowly dissipates and 20 minutes later remains to create lacing. Lots of floral notes in the nose. The taste is surprisingly balanced - I was expecting my taste buds to get knocked around by the hops, but they survived. The alcohol is well hidden so be careful! (393 characters)

Photo of BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well done Stone! Well done! Personally I have not been overly impressed by the 'Enjoy by' series since its inception. Coerced by 2 very reliable sources I went ahead and did enjoy this dbl ipa by 7.4.14.

Beautifully crafted with a slight grapefruit-y hop smell, it is a medium bodied double ipa that does not overwhelm nor intrude. Pairs well with a delicious summer salad... or a Jameson neat.

Well done Stone. well done. please brew more. (444 characters)

Photo of schnarr84
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 7.4.14 650ml poured into snifter. enjoyed 6/17/14 so half way to "expiry"

nice citrus and floral nose. has some slight bitterness on the nose. really hop forward taste, loads of citrus, floral notes, and a slightly bitter and astringent finish. also notice an odd flavor I cant pinpoint in there but it doesnt detract from the fact that this "devastatingly fresh" ipa is ridiculously good. thanks to @64vdub for the hookup!

Enjoy by 10.31.14 opened 10.20.14 at Craft Beer Market with Jodi from the Stone sales team. Much like the previous with a nice malt profile, gteat citrus taste and not a harsh bitterness (624 characters)

Photo of nodder
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow and crystal clear. White head that fades leaving some thin lacing.

S- Wow. Dank as hell. Citrus, mango, pine. This is what a West Coast IPA should smell like.

T- A hop bomb in the best possible way. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine. Slightly bitter. Very slight alcohol taste but the 9.4% is well masked.

M- Medium body with a bitter/dry finish. Decent carbonation.

O- Outstanding. Ranks among the best DIPA's I've tasted. (444 characters)

Photo of JerryG
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite beers. I have had several iterations both in bottles and on tap. I don't notice a big difference between them, although some have said they thought the 4-20 was more dank. To that I would say: maybe. You would never know this is a 9.4% beer when drinking it, so be careful

Color- light gold / yellow - much lighter than you would expect for a beer with this ABV

Smell - An explosion of pine, then more pine - a little bit of other aromas, citrus floral

Taste - it is a christmas tree in a glass. Again a ton of pine resin broken with a citrus finish

mouthfeel - crisp and a little sticky on the finish (632 characters)

Photo of seedyone
2.7/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

01/26/14 From bottle labeled 01/09/14. Can't get much fresher than that outside the brewpub. That being said I wasn't knocked out.

In fairness I never was much of a hops fan and this follows the Stone model of catering to that taste. Pine was the flavor of note but the lack of depth was striking. I applaud the effort, but no cigar. (335 characters)

Photo of ccrida
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Clear pale gold with a white head.

Smell is dank, very resinous, pine, cat pee.

Taste is also big hops, again, resinous, though there's a little citrus as well, some line. Moderate bitterness, this is actually pretty balanced in spite of the intense hops. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is oily, dry, with full, softer carbonation. Light bodied.

This is a killer IPA, stone really nailed it. One can argue that more citrus hops could amp up the complexity, but there is some citrus, and I prefer the resinous hop flavors. Light body, high, clean ABV, what's not to love? (568 characters)

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got to cross this one off my want list. Bought a bottle of 07-04-14 last week and popped it open for the USA Ghana World Cup game. Great/lucky win by the way.

I'm getting a lot of booze and onion in the taste. It reminds me of FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf and a better version of the regular Stone IPA. While very good, it just seems overrated and overpriced. I can find local IPA's that are more satisfying. (411 characters)

Photo of thumperskibum
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bottle served with some nice chicken in a red pepper jelly over vermicelli. The golden color looks great. The aroma as I poured was intensely crisp with an abundance of pine. Once I dug into dinner and swallowed this lightly crisp, but very complex IPA I was blown away. This beer was promised as a fresh, but date driven determinator and it more than delivered an enjoyable experience. It's complexity isn't like the usual offerings in the IPA category. It offers something refreshingly different and makes me want to go get some more before July 4th. (563 characters)

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance - large frothy head, beautiful yellow orange color and great lacing. what an IPA should look like.

smell - lots of floral and bitterness in this one.

taste - like the smell this one is quite bitter from a ton of hops

mouthfeel - those hops are aggressive and don't leave your mouth right away. pleasantly carbonated as well.

this is a very fresh hop bomb. stone sure knows how to make a hoppy beer (415 characters)

Photo of slackattack
2.86/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 7-4-14 model

Pours a clear light amber with nice finger and a half of loosely bubbled head that is persistent and leaves a great lacing. Nose is grapefruit and most notable, tons of tropical fruit especially mango/papaya, maybe even some peach mixed in. Extremely fruity. Taste, unfortunately for me, follows the nose pretty close. I don't know the type of hops off hand but there's a hit of hoppy, piney bitterness and then another assault of tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is what it should be, nothing to brag or gripe about. Overall, there's waaay too much of the tropical fruit sweetness for me. I just don't "enjoy" it. I'll still buy the next one though because this series from Stone is generally one I enjoy. (722 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9/20/14 is ridiculously floral. Nose, taste, such a clean and delicious offering from Stone. Solid IPA. Even the wife thought it was really good, and she hates IPAs. Update: The 12/26/14 was just a delicious mango explosion. Update: 3/14/15 Pi was enjoyed with my pal Jens4212, I got the tulip. Beautiful golden amber pour with sticky-icky lacing. Hop explosion: orange, grapefruit, mango, bit of a savory/earthy hop. Not much alcohol noticeable in the mix of citrus, bitterness, and deliciousness. Clean finish. Enjoy by rocks. Update: 7/04/15 had huge pine/grapefruit juice and citrus peel, crisp and clean with a dry finish, just an absolute hop playground. (669 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into chalice

Bubbly, frothy two finger white cap quickly settles into a nice layer of bubbles with decent lacings. Clear golden orange color with scant carbonation streams.

Aroma of pine, resin. Grass.

Bitterness on the sides of the tongue, bitterness on the tip.Taste of the hops with pine the dominant flavor. Smooth carbonation on the tongue. Gentle but present bitterness on the aftertatse.

Clean fresh IPA. STONE does a great job in producing beer and this is another fine example. (507 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Clear gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a lace
S- crisp hop smell with lemon orange, and pine aroma
T-hard to tell you all the things that i taste, but I will try. Malt and hops at the beginning that goes to a hard pine hop aftertaste that slowly fades as you finish.
M-high carbonation
O-the smell is by far the best. I could not wait to taste it, the taste did not let me down very much. I will buy one every time now, the hype made me think it would be hard to live up to, but it did
07-04-14 (527 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just cracked the 7/4/14. Poured a nice pale yellow with a fizzy head that left trails down the side of the glass. The smell was amazing with a lot of hop scents of pine and citrus. The taste was great, exploding with a lot of pine and grapefruit notes that mingled in the mouth and left a very crisp finish that was very refreshing. Loved it and would definitely recommend grabbing a bottle while there is still time. (417 characters)

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange-yellow. White tall head when poured aggressively.

S: Dankness of hops! Also some honey and grassy notes.

T: Yes! Note that I have to be in an IPA mood to enjoy these things; luckily this is one of those moods. This is awesome... dank hops, grassy notes, rough pine, citrus, crispy saltines, apple skins, and a nice and balanced malt backbone.

M: Nice and creamy, with a crisp carb on the back end. As it warms I get a more syrupy mouth feel. The coating on the palate isn't too much, but just right.

O: Glad I picked it up! Stone Enjoy By is one of those IPAs I can thoroughly enjoy. A very pleasant and balanced beer with wonderful flavors. (659 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.