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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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1,266 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,266
Hads: 9,614
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 690
Gots: 2,318 | 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

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

First sip wow what an amazing combination of flavors. I really liked the whole experience and worth the extra cost. Dank, citrusy and fruity with a finish with balance and no aftertaste negatives.

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Photo of do_ob
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 07.04.15.

12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Pours a very clear golden with a moderate amount of carbonation. 1/2 a finger of white foam initially, but quickly dissolves down into a thin film. Dank, piney, sticky aroma on this beer, with a hint of sweet fruit. Light weight and a very lively mouthfeel. Dank pine and hop bitterness right away on the taste. A little bit of grapefruit middleways, but this beer is all about the hops. More dankness and pine resin on the back end, with an earthy bitterness left on the aftertaste.

Overall, not bad, but nothing like what I expected. This beer tastes like liquid marijuana, at least to me. I usually love my IPAs more pine-forward, but this one was different from any I've ever had. Definitely an A beer, but I'll admit I'm slightly let down.

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

If you like hops, you'll love any version of this... When i opened it i smelled it for about 2 minutes before even tasting it... the aroma alone will have you wanting more... Nice and Piney......

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Photo of MA_hops
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus bomb! Mango, mango, mango.....crisp, hoppy, piney finish...this is a classic! This was the Enjoy By 3-14-15. So far every Enjoy By has a nice citrus base with a crisp, hoppy mouthfeel. I've also had the Enjoy by 7-4-15 which wasn't as juicy.

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Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
3.64/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I had some Enjoy by 4/20/15 earlier this year in early April. Was able to pick up a bomber from the local Meijers. I am not a fan of this beer. It really did nothing for me. Aroma was blah. Taste was blah too. I tasted watered down.

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Photo of Beerds
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4-20 from the tap on 4-12 was my first experience. Did not disappoint one bit. Only offerings in my area were draft and bombers and by the time I had it all the bombers were gone. Don't let it pass you by.

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Photo of Panda_Brew
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Seems right the dankest IPA they have made so far is set for 4:20, it also happens to be my birthday and there have been two before, each having a significant date for myself as the enjoy by - this is the third I've had and I'll be damned if it doesn't follow the third time charm (not to say the first two weren't awesome).

A: Pours a foamy sloth that keeps its creamy head, but dissipates into a crystal clear golden straw color. There's a few rising streams of tiny bubbles, and it looks oh so inviting.
S: Ho lord I cant wait to try this, it smells like passion fruit and pineapple with slight tangerine. I'd say Nelson Savin is in there, along with some other New Zealand hops, the sexy lupulins that they are.

T: Holy damn, there is so much hoppiness and boozyness laying on you all at once that it smacks you - but in a sexy bad girl way. The malts are clearly here as a necessity because they are surely not the life of the party. There is so much boozyness in this that it tastes like it was spiked with vodka or Sake - but, it does serve to peel the layer of hoppy stickiness that comes with it. It's like eating a chocolate lava cake, the richness or sweetness alone would be too much, but with the balance of the two extremes - it's got you thinking seconds. Those tropical hop notes really do come out in a way that mellows everything back to being on a Caribbean island drinking fresh squeezed juice from local fruit bounty - if those fruits also had obscene amounts of alcohol in them.

M: This is a full body DIPA through a trifecta, maybe even a quadfecta. The FG needed to balance the booziness give physical body while the limited carbonation doesn't pull any tricks trying to mask the heftiness. Then there's the alcohol tang which lets you know this isn't a game, you could equate it to a heavily spiked glass of jungle juice kinda feel. Lastly, the hopiness sticks to your tongue until the next sip utilizes the booziness to wash away that dose, only to be replaced by the newest gulps worth.

O: It's a full circle beer that hop heads will enjoy the whole way through, from opening and admiring, the first waft, each individual sip, to the final drop. This is absolutely one of the most pinnacle IPA's, let alone DIPA's, I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. It's intense and out on a mission, and that mission is to show just what a DIPA can be and do - and be it it does. Grade - 97

Beware though, this one is not for the faint of heart - Cheers!

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Photo of HopLover1
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had the first release in 12oz. bottles 4/20-really enjoyed. Tried it in the 22 oz. and was a little disappointed(compared to the 12 oz.) Ive always enjoyed this beer but the 12oz. seemed to really capture the hop aroma and flavor. We won't talk about the price though-ridiculous

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Photo of headbangingteacher
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 4/27, so as would be expected, the hop flavor was starting to head for the background. This brought forward a sweetness that was indeed "devastatingly dank". I'm not sure if it was the fact that I enjoyed "after" or just the beer itself, but this was a more than commendable addition to the Enjoy By series.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-light color with a very creamy looking head with good cup lacing
-very bright hop scent light citrus/ tropical
- amazingly crisp hoppy beer, slight bitter bite at end
-perfect slight dryness leaves the mouth watering for more
- one of the best beers i have had in the ipa style

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Photo of galwayjoyce
3.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

I can respect this beer AND see why folks like it, but I consider it average.
Stone makes better DIPAS. This one Unbalanced, thick, bitter in the wrong way, RICH instead of REFRESHING, and a lingering aftertaste I can only describe as...unforgiving. I liked previous years better (this was 4/20 {2015}). I get what they were going for...they just didn't quite get there.

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

4-20-15-- drank twice in two weeks, just before "Enjoy By" Date. Also had this on draft (different date) some time ago. One of the best IPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Falls off fast - was fantastic when it first got here but the one I had this week (still before 4/20) was not good but I look forward to the next round.

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

Tried "Enjoy by 4/20/15" and "7/04/15" versions. Most excellent across the board. Of all the standout characteristics the pungent, dank and floral aroma is at the top. Juicy, almost chewy IPAs that leave a long lasting resin and bitter feel in your mouth like a patented finishing move.

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Photo of calitrie1486
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good but not great. Had the enjoy by 420 and it a typical west coast ipa, if that's your style. Seems to be a step behind pliny but overall a decent brew!!

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By Pi (3.14.15), sadly sampled a little late, but still terrific. Nose could be more pungent, but excellent dry, pale-malt grainy notes mingle with floral sugariness and hints on limey pine. The color and flavor match the dexterity of the aroma, but with greater and more assured—though still ultimately mild and measured—intensity: pale, round golden-brown chromatics meet rich, grassy sugars and juicy, soft-touch hops, featuring notes of papaya, nasturtium, and hints of lemon-zest.

Great balance, great depth, great freshness and refreshment.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had many variants of this, this particular review is based on Enjoy By 4.20.15.

A: Dark orange, see through with a nice finger of head.
S: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some danky garlic/onion in the background. Some sweet background notes from the malt.
T: Pop of bitterness right up front. Little bit spicy in the middle mouth with garlic/onion notes mentioned before. Lots of grapefruit and orange peel.
M: Full bodied with a dry finish. Nice carbonation that complements the taste well.
O: Great offering everytime I have it. The fresher the better!

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Photo of stompilator
3.36/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle split into two snifters.

A - Poured an opaque ambery yellow, thin, short head.

S - The most aromatic brew I've ever laid nose on. Promises of dark fruit, citrus, and wonderful flora entice...

T - ...and totally disappoint. The rich fruit is a little present on the front but is quickly smashed by a bomb of hop flavor and bitterness. I mean "bomb" as in a messy, directionless explosion. Residual bitterness is extreme, and almost seems to step on each successive sip.

M - Certainly not bad. Not too aggressive - it lets the hop presence take care of that.

O - Maybe my taste for hops is underdeveloped, but the extreme bitterness really takes away from the hop flavor here. If it tasted like it smelled, this would be incredible.

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

04.20.15 consumed on 04.11.15 so I get the freshness angle, but refrigeration is not to be overlooked when preserving IPA's. Nice lacing and good balance between the citrus and bitterness although sort of a sweet fruit forward in the front end. Taste of orange juice stands out in front and not as much "devastatingly dank" as advertised on the label. ABV seems well hidden. I'm not sure if î is really hidden or is it the Lupulin River I had a half hour before. Still a good but not great IPA.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4.20.15

Aroma: Fresh cut grass, lemon, and grapefruit quickly fill the nose.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a low sticky white head. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Big punchy bitterness up front. Flavors include big lemon, grapefruit, and melon all hit hard. No malty sweetness at all. There is some sweetness to it but more like you'd get from grapefruit or orange juice. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is a powdery lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. No heat, astringency, or oiliness.

Overall impression: Big, bad, and bitter. Stone delivers and is worthy of the hype. Glad I tried it. Worth the special treat.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber, smells boozy with notes of grapefruit, citrus, sweet malts and hops. Tastes of dank bitter hops, and an aftertaste that hints back at the sweet citrus and bread. The hops are the defining characteristic. This is a bold IPA to be sure. Really an awesome imperial that lives up to the hype. I'll be looking for another sixer of this at the next release.

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

L (4.25) - Lovely orange color and light fluffy head. Not crystal clear, but about right for a IIPA.
S (4.5) - Real nice floral aromas. I little bit of citrus, but mostly floral
T (4.5) - Really great taste. Very hoppy at the front, but not bitter at the end. More of the floral hop taste (like the smell) but a little pine,citrus, grapefruit, etc.
F (4.25) - Good mouthfeel. A little bit of carbonation bite, but quite drinkable.
O (4.5) - I'd never had this one, and wasn't necessarily going to buy it. But I got a bomber of it . . . Wow! I'm really glad I did. I really don't have many complaints. Good drinkable beer with great flavor. I will buy more.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 9.4% abv. 4/20/15 Version

Appearance- Pours a bright amber. Very clear. Two finger head and much effervesence below the head.

Smell- Rich citrus qualities. Orange, mango and pineapple. The sweet caramel smell is there but takes a backseat to the citrus aromas.

Taste- Sweet caramel malt, slightly toasted, fades fast into a citrus kick with loads of grapefruit and plenty of pine like flavor as well. Finishes very clean and dry with a lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium-heavy in body with active carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.

Overall- Keyword here is fresh! The flavor profile goes through fast, from malt tones to bitter finish. Freshness definitely adds to the smoothness of this beer. Easy drinking, and the abv is well hidden. Great concept by Stone, and the quality is more than there. Excellent 2x!

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Photo of PatrickBeebe
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15
Poured into tulip from 12 oz bottle. Finger of head. very clear, golden straw like color. Smells very floral. Like I buried my face into a pile of whole cone hops. No malts, sweetness or booze. Just hops, yet not overwhelming hops. Taste, well, smooth. Great citrus, floral,piney hops. Slight malt sweetness, but mostly hops. Not super bitter though. I'd say just anout perfectly balanced. Mouthfeel is nice; smooth,refreshing, bubbly, slightylh creamy, but not sticky or syrupy. Slight earthy aftertaste, but in a good way. Overall an amazing beer. Cant even tell its 9+ abv. Taste like a 7%. Very smooth, floral hop note, with an amazing hop nose. highly recommend.

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Photo of BeerEsquire
3.21/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2x IPA lover here -- this beer OVERRATED. After just having enjoyed a KBS and the pure enjoyment and understanding of such a finely crafted brew, I don't have any idea why folks are doing backflips over Enjoy By. Average all the way around... where's the taste distinction, brewmaster character, special note/feel/taste?!

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.