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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

6,642 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 344
Gots: 710 | FT: 10
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)
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obrike

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was told I got the last one of these at Specs in Round Rock...4/1/13 version.

Poured a bright golden amber color with a nice white head.This one was actually not as dark as I expected. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Really love the smell...resiney pine, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of "weed" smell. Uber fresh!

Delicious...quite a bit of tropical fruits, lemon, pine, grass, and spice. Just a very small amount of caramel malt for posterity only...this is a hop heavy brew! Medium body and carbonation...nearly perfect for the style. This one coats your mouth with hoppy goodness.

Just another outstanding effort by Stone. These guys are world class for a reason folks.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:02:20 | More by obrike
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lovindahops

New York

4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to try another hoppy offering from stone.

A- a golden yellow rich body with amber shades glowing. A frothy white head of foam bursts and then slowly subsides to a dusting of foam on the top. An intimidating ruination type appearance to say the least

S- a whiff of citrus lays out a template of pineapple, dank piney hops, and biscuity flavors. Strong caramel malt is at the backend with an adamant presence. I really feel the need to mention the resinous scent that enjoy by carries

T- very piney, resionious, dank hop flavor that blasts your palate. Bold caramel malt flavor rips into your palate and leaves no return. Some citrus theme is certainly there but a rip roaring citrus attack... This is not

M- coating flavor that literally prickles

O- I completely applaud stones enjoy by concept. While this was not my preferred hoppy presentation of a DIPA, it was still enjoyable. Thankful for the opportunity to try this

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 23:00:31 | More by lovindahops
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, grass, grass hop, citrus hop, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, grass hop, grass, onion hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one had a pretty big explosion of hops going on here while still managing to be refreshing. There was quite a nice balance here as well. The aroma is quite inviting and the flavor has just enough hoppy resin in it to remind you of the style it falls under. A really well done brew that I would definitely have again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 22:43:34 | More by thagr81us
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 22:15:32 | More by MajorBuckeye
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There's an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:56:40 | More by bluejacket74
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ridglens

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 21:36:55 | More by ridglens
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alex021224

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 21:33:46 | More by alex021224
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 21:19:22 | More by goldenM13
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TK5150

Maine

3.24/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoy By 4.01.13

A- Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. Lots of lacing.

S- Lots of grapefruit, pine, and onion. Sweet underlying pineapple.

T- Big grapefruit, pine, and bitterness followed by a massive amount of spicy ONION with garlic. Hints of pineapple in the background, but everything takes a back seat to the onion. Dank, and not to sound crazy, but maybe a bit of cellar-like funk. I could see this beer going well with a dish containing sauteed onions.

M- Medium body and decently high carbonation. A bit of a kick to it.

O- Way too much onion, I won't be coming back for more. Bring back Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary :(.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 21:10:36 | More by TK5150
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creal92

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-02-2013 21:02:50 | More by creal92
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours somewhere between yellow and orange in color. Bright, clear with active bubbles coming up to a big sudsy head. Very nice looking.

S- Grapefruit, lemon, floral, even some pine punching your nose.

T- Lots of fruitiness, grapefruit, orange, lemon, kinda oniony spice, some pine. Definitely bitter

M- Light to medium bodied, very crisp, dry finish that kinda pinches your tongue.

O- Love the Enjoy By series. Always fresh, and never ceases to impress the masses. I always look forward to grabbing a few bottles of this when it comes around.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:44:02 | More by Cvescalante
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ressling

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 19:42:10 | More by ressling
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by 04/01/2013 (obviously). 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear and bright golden orange with a small, fluffy white head. The head disappears very quickly and leaves a small soap-like ring of foam on the glass. The lacing is just ok but it matches the head as light rings of foam are left on the glass.

The hop profile in the nose is massive. Huge citrus and tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango and maybe some pineapple) give way to even bigger notes of resin and pine. There is a touch of malt sweetness but the hops dominate and it doesn't come through enough to pinpoint exactly what type it is.

The taste follows the nose but it's both bolder and more balanced. The fruity notes from the hops lead the way again and they are juicy, citrusy and tropical. The malt shows itself a bit more as well. It's still sweet as it was in the nose but it brings a nice breadiness with it as well. The citrus hops and sweet malt balance nicely in each sip before giving way to the piny, resiny finish. Despite the huge resin notes in the nose and the big pine notes in the finish the bitterness is remarkably restrained.

This beer drinks much lighter than a 9.4% ABV double IPA. The mouthfeel is very crisp and extremely clean. The carbonation is lively but soft. A lot of time lively carbonation brings a prickly sensation with it and it can be somewhat harsh with this much going on in the hop department. That's not the case here as the carbonation is spot on.

This is an excellent beer overall and a top tier DIPA. It's extremely hop forward with enough malt to make it relatively balanced. Definitely a beer I'd like to see much more often, if not regularly.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:14:13 | More by ms11781
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 18:02:10 | More by RMoeNay
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Beerrenda

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 17:15:19 | More by Beerrenda
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msigona85

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-02-2013 15:44:18 | More by msigona85
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vfgccp

New York

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Crystal clear solid gold body. Creamy cap of white foam has nice retention and ok lace.

S - Bright, funky green hop. Plant stems, root beer, cilantro, bubblegum.

T - Bold and incredibly smooth. Green hops, honeyed tarragon, dandelion, lemon zest, resiny rosemary.

M - Awesome mouthfeel. Silky smooth, full frame, perfectly balanced carbonation.

O - This beer starts fantastic and gets better as you go. Great flavor and incredible mouthfeel. Well worth the hype.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 14:49:57 | More by vfgccp
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-02-2013 14:45:06 | More by slim2043
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

03-02-2013 14:40:01 | More by KevinGordon
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4-1-13
A-Poured into a snifter. It pours gold/honey with a somewhat thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing left and no cascading.

S-Hops, hops, and more hops. Citrus and some pine, but you can tell this is going to be one hoppy beer.

T-Citrus, with a slight hint of tropical fruit, with a more piney bitter lingering hop finish. This is one of the hoppiest beers I think I've ever had. The hops are fresh, pungent, raw, and in your face. I was expecting a more tropical experience, but Stone focused on making this bitter. It is very good and a classic version of the style.

M-Pretty syrupy with a touch of carbonation.

D-I drank an entire bomber by myself without any problems, but this is really takes a toll on the palate.

Overall, this is a great IIPA. It is one of the most hoppy and bitter beers I've tried. I was expecting it to be more tropical, similar to Hopslam and Sucks but it was not very much like them at all. This is a hop lovers dream as it is in your face. This is a great beer, don't get me wrong, but given the price at about $8.60 a bomber, I think I will stick to Lagunitas Sucks at around $10 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 14:12:52 | More by thegodfather2701
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone Brewing Co. - Enjoy By IPA - 04.01.13 - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

So psyched that my buddy was able to snag a few over at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski (VT). We had been waiting for a few weeks and weren't sure if the shipment was going to make it up here.

Look - Pours golden with a tinge of copper and a minimal, frothy head. Filtered with some carbonation. Moderate lacing that stays.

Smell - Sweet malts with hops smoothly resting over it.

Taste - Carbonated malt and resin. Hops creep in after and settle surprisingly gently.

Mouthfeel - Amazingly drinkable, smooth and sweet with a great blend of hops.

Overall - BOOM. Stone's best brew to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 13:51:01 | More by JMScowcroft
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rand

California

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes from their first batch, on tap at the Ritual Tavern in San Diego, 08.25.12.
Actually pasting my notes as I drink Enjoy By 04.01.13, which matches this review

From tap to tulip

A: copper-tan in color, clear. Small head leaves patching lacing everywhere

S. lemony, earthy in the front. Lots of vege scents, onion especially. Ample alcohol lifts the dense bouquet.

T: Typical IPA flavors at first - rind-y citrus, but the vegetable notes pop to the front. Onion, celery, bouillon. Sharp lemon-pepper blends well with ample alcohol. Everything resonates well. Completely unique IPA profile but still a distinctively West Coast style. Suprisingly short finish.

Possibly the best beer Stone had come up with. Someone told me this was a Pliny clone, as Stone distributed for Russian river in ca, but its got its own groove. Same West Coast style, but definitely unique.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 06:10:48 | More by rand
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2013 05:57:36 | More by JISurfer
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally...Enjoy By 4.01.13

A: Crystal clear, golden-yellow with a huge, bubbly, bright white head that leaves behind decent lace and retention. Nothing crazy.

S: Massive hop profile. Like, nostril assault. Heavy resin and pine. Some citrus. But mainly the sappy, thick, pungent, fresh hop vine aroma. Astringent and strong like freshly cut citrus. Makes my eyes tear a bit...from the nose and from the beauty of the hope profile.

T: Super dry and heavy on the resiny, piney side of hops. No fruit or floral character if you're looking for that. Straight West Coast hops that slap you in the face with dry, resiny hops. Heavily hopped and reminiscent of Lagunitas' brews but without enough malt in the finish to balance it out.

M: Craaaazy hops. A bit cloying in the finish. Very dry and properly carbonated. Skunky, earthy, sizzly, hoppy of course, and ultimately palate-changing.

O: Pretty f'n awesome. Worth the hype? Yes. Top notch? For hop heads. Up there with the best? Nahhhh. It's great but it lacks balance and true character. Really a one-trick pony.

Update: 9/13/13 on draft...awesome! Massively bitter, huge hop aroma and flavor, dry, not much of an alcohol presence...everything a hop bomb should be.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 05:55:17 | More by Gatch
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 05:51:33 | More by Lee45102
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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