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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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1,307 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 9,811
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 704
Gots: 2,438 | FT: 19
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: 1,307 | Hads: 9,811
Photo of mlhyatt
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

First time trying an enjoy by. Poured into a pint glass. Very clear golden amber with about an inch of head. Smell is largley a strong pine with some subtle notes of citrus like grapefruit, lemon, and orange. The taste follows the nose very closely and has a more balanced taste between cirtusy and pine than the smell does. There is a pretty large malty backbone in it as well. Medium mouthfeel with a good hop smooth hop bite on the back end. This beer reminds me a lot of a more hoppy hopslam. Solid brew by stone once again, but a slightly above middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of Brackh
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Enjoy by 10/31/14 poured from a bomber. Poured golden with little to no head. Smells piney with some citrus. Smells great. All the good taste of a double without the bitterness. Just enough bite to it. Great beer. Glad I got a hold of one.

Wife's Review: "It is pretty good but I would drink anything right now."

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Photo of leantom
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this brew for a long time. Just had a bottle of Hop Stoopid so I'll probably be comparing the two. Here goes:

A: Not what I was expecting. Pours a one-inch head, but this readily dissipates. There also doesn't appear to be a ton of carbonation. On the good side, the beer has a ton of lacing and it pours a nice orange-amber color.

S: Whatever the appearance lacked was quickly made up by the smell. This one's a beauty. Straight up pine and citrus, however the pine is spectacular. Probably the pineyist beer I've ever smelled. Tons of grassy floral notes as well. Like being in a pacific northwestern forest.

T: Taste follows the nose, making it spectacular. Lots of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. There's also a lot of malt to balance out the hops, making the beer extremely balanced. Although this beer is rather limited and somewhat expensive, buying it was one of the best decisions I've made in a while.

M: Nice and thick, but not overwhelming. Maybe could've been more carbonated.

O: A spectacular rendition of the WC IPA.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this one...however I am drinking a few days past the enjoy by date.

A- crystal clear amber color that has a nice fluffy 2 finger head. Spiderweb lacing and mountainous peaks.

S- a nice dank piney leaf smell with hints of citrus smell. The combination is aromatic and pleasing to the nose. like a citrus pine needle.

F- strong citrus and pine with a slight malt base. The hops are juicy and sticky.

M-hoppy and light bodied. Dry in the mouth but crisp and refreshing.

O- great beer and a def spot in my top 10 beers. I am thinking it could be a lil better if I would have got it before the enjoy by date.

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Photo of DaveHopSculp
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Stone's Enjoy By IPA is like an experience one would have with a virgin and her first exploration into coitus. It is one to savor, and not too pound.

This is my favorite DIPA, and one to savor.

Complex, but inviting tropical aromas pervade the nostrils.

Taste is bitter with the notes following through.

This is one of the best DIPA's out there.

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Photo of Hesscabob
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Enjoyed multiple versions, and always buy any one that I can find. Enjoy By 4-20-2014 was the best batch.

A - Orange hue, slightly off-white head that hangs around like a well hung bull.
S - Fantasticly fresh, everybit of a grapefruit, citrusy, lemony aroma that lingers like a bad hangover. Except every bit of this smell was well taken.
T - Impressive malt backbone from a brewery that seems to skimp out on that aspect with IPA's and favor the over-usage (but welcomed) of hops. Great balance.
M - Creamy, almost as if they used oats within the grain bill but the brew is exceptionally clear, so that didnt happen. Perfectly carbonated.
O - Among the other festivities that usually take place on 4/20 this was by far the most memorable... I think. Can stand up to the very best in the IIPA world.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

From notes on 4/12/14

Enjoy By 4.20.14. Bright orange body. Thick white fluffy head. Earthy hop aroma. Very bitter grapefruit taste. Actually a little sweet. This beer does have a good amount of malt taste. Very delicious. I’d totally buy it again if I’m in Chicago. Can’t get Stone in Madison.

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Photo of Dwkasper
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Enjoy by 12-26-2014, poured from a bomber into a tulip

A: golden, dehydrated urine color with minimal head

S: piney, dank, ripe pineapple, citrus

T: I was surprised by the big juicy pineapple and citrus up front. Dank but smells more piney than it tastes. Sticky tropical aftertaste! 2nd bomber definitely had a strong orange rind taste

M: smooth all the way through with a sticky mouth feel

O: this beer is awesome. Most reviews I read said big pine and dank but I got more tropical fruit with a little dank. Would love this as a year round offering

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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from a 1PT 6FL OZ bottle into a pint glass. Enjoy By 09.20.14 IPA (bottled on: 08.16.14 per website - this is indeed "devastatingly fresh" at just over three weeks old!)

Appearance: Pours a clear bright pale body with a nice white head. Significant lacing.

Smell: Bright citrusy wonderful. Even the bottle cap had a fantastic aroma.

Taste: One of the better, if not best tasting IPAs I have ever tasted. If indeed this recipe hasn't changed over time, then I think all of the major players (and favorites) are there: Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy? Stone has hit all of the high notes for me. This is fantastic!!

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, no complaints.

Overall: I hate giving a beer a perfect 5, and don't think I have ever done so thus far, but this could possibly be the best tasting beer I have ever tasted. This is my first time trying this beer and I always thought of it as kind of gimmicky or more of a sarcastic marketing response to the beer nerd community. More than anything though, this is a fantastically crafted, amazingly tasting Double IPA. It has a huge burst of tropical hop flavor and is not overly bitter. I could drink this all day!

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from 22oz boomer into tulip glass. 1finger fluffy head dissipates quickly. Golden, almost cloudy color. Smell: not much cold. A little alcohol and grapefruit as it warms. Taste: apricot, peach, grapefruit at the end strong grapefruit finishing into bitter hops. Mouthfeel: smooth and fresh, not syrupy or sticky. Light crisp carbonation. Overall: terrific IPA, very we'll balanced and full of flavor. wish there was a bit more complexity, but very enjoyable!

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Photo of Jstonerock24
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything has really fallen off since I started drinking this last year. Its still good just not the same as it has been in the past. Bring back 4/20/14 which blew my socks off.

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Photo of thomda11
4.4/5  rDev 0%

The beer has a nice hazy orange appearance. The carbonation bubbles are effervescent. It has a modest, but solid head and leaves a spotty lacing. It has a very fresh aroma and nice earthy hop smell, with a sort of garlicky characteristic. The beer is interestingly complex with a ton of hop flavors: predominately resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange rind. There is also a slight malt sweetness. A terrific DIPA; one of the best examples out there.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It is a predominantly clear, light gold with an off white cap. This beer is a lacing monster. My tulip looks like it is covered with spray foam insulation.

Smells green with bright fruits and alcohol.

Tastes like pear juice, mango, and red grapefruit. Crisp and slightly sour with citrus rinds. Piney and grassy. A bitterness that is squashed quickly by sweet, light bready malts. The bitter hops show up again in the lingering aftertaste. Some resin with a little oily slickness. Alcohol is pretty noticeable, but it is not "hot". Easy drinking. Exceptional balance.

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Photo of dXyre
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Enjoy By 02-14-14
Enjoy By 04-20-14
Enjoy By 05-16-14

All batches I have had were devastatingly citrusy, floral, hoppy goodness. Everything you could want in a big, dank IPA, with a quick bite, and a smooth finish. Exceptionally good, dangerously drinkable for a DIPA.

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Photo of mick92627
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Modestly superb. Mine was 'Enjoy By' 9/20/2014. Golden orange/amber and very aromatic. Nicely hoppy in the mouth, but not overly so.

It was somewhat sweet, but not '9.4 ABV sweet', and the sweetness didn't last long in the mouth, fortunately.

If I had to go all night, I would likely not quaff these one after another. But if I had to limit my intake to a single bomber, and I often do, this one is at or near the top.

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Photo of BigC88
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far and away the best double IPA...or any IPA for that matter, I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. I won't go in to too much detail on this one because it was several weeks ago when I enjoyed this beer. Furthermore, how can one describe in words what they believe to be a perfect beer?

This brew struck the balance between a hefty, complex, flavor profile and an extremely refreshing and clean finishing experience. Both the aroma and flavor was, obviously, hoppy - citrus, floral, pine. It was all there. A very delicious beer. An adventure that I will seek to replicate for the rest of my life and most likely never will.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I buy these every time they come out. They never disappoint and are always tasty. This is the best commercially available DIPA you can buy IMO. Smooth with a mildly bitter finish

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Photo of Mojo
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours up a cloudy medium gold at first, eventually clearing, with a small white head, not much in the way of retention or lacing.

S - lemon, oranges, mangos, grass, bread

T - sweet caramel malt followed by a citrusy hop finish. There is a slight warming at the end, but by and large the alcohol is well hidden for a beer this big.

M - good carbonation, medium thick, very slight aftertaste

O - what's not to love!!!

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

I had a batch with the sell by date of 7/4/14, and consumed on June 22. Growler from keg at local beer-specific retailer. Good dense gold color, a little hazy, but normal for a DIPA. Good healthy one finger head which left slowly. Aroma is almost pure hops, with a backing of malty sweetness. A bit grassy in its hoppiness, along with pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Taste is wonderful, full in your face hoppy bitter resinousness, backed by enough sweet malt to make it really drinkable. Again, a bit of green freshness in the hops, I'd compare it most to nopalitos or green agave, which accents the pine and grapefruit excellently. Finishes dry, hoppy, and leaving you wanting more. Great beer. My first in this series, but definitely not my last.

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

A- pours a clear light copper hue. Small foamy head. S- mainly citrus with alcohol detectable at the end. T- floral sweetness that hits side of the tongues and lingers a tang of grapefruit. Malt slightly present at finish but is over whelmed by those beautiful bitter hops whilst being layered with a resinous sweetness. M- bright with medium body. O- though alcohol is evident in the aroma it's presence is hidden by the glorious hops. Quite enjoyable considering the decent ABV. Paired perfectly well with a baked macaroni and cheese casserole.

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Photo of MartinHook
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a 14oz glass at Heartbreakers in Chaska

Overall I've loved the Enjoy by series. But I feel that they are getting a little too mainstream with the taste. Some of the previous ones have been some of my favorite beers. The last two I've had have left me wanting more from this great beer company.

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

I had this beer, on tap at WOB, in June 2014. Visually light amber, slightly cloudy, one finger head.
Smell: Highly floral, lavender, meadow, sweet
Taste: Floral initially with mid-palate bitter citrus, some grapefruit, back bone slightly sweet malt, ending with bitter-sweet floral again and easy to drink, engaging
Mouthfeel: Medium to full-body
Overall: great DIPA, cannot wait for the next series. Truly enjoyable to drink

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 07/4/14

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a medium gold with a two finger white head that dissipates slowly. Great amount of clarity for such a hop loaded beer.

S- This beer smells like every hop in existence, and i think that's what the use. It smells like yo just stuck your face in a bag of hops. Dank pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and stone fruits all in perfect balance. Not really getting any of the onion that I've gotten from other batches.

T- Get mostly pine and then tropical and citrus. Very light malt presence detected on the finish. A lingering bitterness that is not too much.

O- An excellent DIPA and one of Stone's best brews. Each batches seems only slightly different and this one is fantastic. Any type of hop aroma and flavor is accounted for, expect maybe floral notes. i try to seek out at least one bottle or glass of every batch we get in my area, you should too.

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

Had one 6 weeks ago and saved one for 07-04-14. Used a Troegs HopBack glass because I couldn't find my Sam Adams or Dogfish glasses. Best beer I have had in a long time. Amazing nose... hoppy, citrus, resinous, other stuff going on. Bursting with flavor from the first sip BUT not so hoppy that it isn't balanced and refreshing. Would not think it was 9.4% ABV if it didn't say so on the bottle. Wish I had bought more than 2 bottles....

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Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. Best by 7/4/14.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super notes of tropical, citrus, grassy, resiny pine, and herbal hops. All followed by caramel and some toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness and slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, balanced, very mild bitterness,

Overall: Wow. Top Notch Superb beer. Nuf ced.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.