1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

7,614 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,614
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,016 | FT: 11
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:
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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone Enjoy By IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,614 | Reviews: 1,041 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ILMbrew
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

ILMbrew, Monday at 12:29 PM
Photo of BradleySig
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BradleySig, Monday at 02:34 AM
Photo of Mystik
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Mystik, Monday at 01:51 AM
Photo of DahWag
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

DahWag, Monday at 01:16 AM
Photo of Ngntjp
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%

Ngntjp, Sunday at 10:10 PM
Photo of millerm25
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%

millerm25, Sunday at 09:40 PM
Photo of Muralmike
4.96/5  rDev +12%

Muralmike, Sunday at 08:13 PM
Photo of NHbeerguy
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%

NHbeerguy, Sunday at 08:06 PM
Photo of DeadGuyRyan
5/5  rDev +12.9%

DeadGuyRyan, Sunday at 07:04 PM
Photo of ZpBrew
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

ZpBrew, Sunday at 06:15 PM
Photo of biegaman
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I doubt I've ever met someone who feels as strongly about freshness as Stone CEO Greg Koch. I made the mistake once of mentioning to him that there was a lot of stale-dated Stone bottles floating around the Western New York market and it costs someone their job. It's no surprise this be the brewery to pioneer the concept of putting the 'best before' right in the beer's name...

And it's not only common sense that tells you it was a good idea - the aroma makes probably the strongest argument of all. Nevermind the fermenter, it smells like my glass was dry-hopped! Granted, it's not like Stone to make nondescript beers but this bouquet is flat-out over-the-top herbal, earthy, and fruity. There's vividly bright notions of lemon, mango, and pineapple.

The flavour makes me think of kiwi skins and orange peels; this fruit smoothie has an unmistakably tropical profile. It's not all juice, however - skins and piths clearly made it into the blender too. It also tastes like a handful of matcha green tea powder was thrown in as well. The beer is almost hauntingly dry, with an uncanny synergy between power and quaffability.

Enjoy By is dank and reminiscent of a wet forest after a spring rain. It has overwhelming leafy and herbal qualities that, especially in the finish, drop onto the palate and detonate like bombs. There is some maltiness to help temper all that bitterness; the grain has a certain 'crunchiness' to it and strong notions of caramelization that mask both the IBUs and the alcohol (9.4%).

The obvious point about Enjoy By is that freshness matters. The more important thing to take away from this fantastic Double IPA, however, is that Stone cares about how their products are consumed - not just how they sell. No wonder everyone is "California Dreaming" - they've tried the IPAs like this one and, most astonishingly, they don't have to pay too dearly for the experience.

biegaman, Sunday at 04:42 PM
Photo of JasonEdelson
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Enjoy by 10.31.14. (Halloween)

Near textbook perfect IPA. Great hoppy finish. Excellent mouthfeel. Balanced crispness. Good color.

JasonEdelson, Sunday at 09:20 AM
Photo of mmw930Brew
5/5  rDev +12.9%

mmw930Brew, Sunday at 05:16 AM
Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Ludwigkpa, Sunday at 02:11 AM
Photo of griffey123
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

griffey123, Sunday at 01:34 AM
Photo of Rholland80
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Rholland80, Sunday at 01:25 AM
Photo of jjf3792
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jjf3792, Sunday at 01:53 AM
Photo of atpca
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

atpca, Sunday at 01:24 AM
Photo of ColdSmoke
3.24/5  rDev -26.9%

ColdSmoke, Sunday at 12:12 AM
Photo of Slizy22
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

Slizy22, Saturday at 11:25 PM
Photo of telave
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

telave, Saturday at 03:51 PM
Photo of Tobes181
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Tobes181, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of tepee28
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tepee28, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.8/5  rDev -14.2%

DoctorEvil65, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of allhaildracula
5/5  rDev +12.9%

allhaildracula, Oct 25, 2014
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 7,614 ratings.