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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,342 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,342
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 399
Gots: 909 | FT: 12
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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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the Enjoy By 12-21-12 version.

The beer pours a clear yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange with some resin and a bit of pineapple thrown in. The flavor is similar. The orange and pineapple notes really come through nicely, adding a nice juicy flavor. There is also some biscuit malt to keep the bitterness from being too high. The alcohol is also a bit noticeable but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of JonBarley
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JonBarley, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Johnnyramirez
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/21/12 bottle served in a Samuel Smith tulip pint glass.

A - pours a nice dark amber color with a nice off white head. Retained the head for a bit with some minimal lacing. Just based off appearance it was tempting

S - grapefruits, pine, marijuana. Smell was stronger than a normal IPA but wasn't as strong as Stone's Ruination. Subdued but still strong if that makes sense.

T - FRESH!! Grapefruit, Pine, dry marijuana, hint of pineapple, then a nice malt middle before finishing bitter but not destroying my palate.

M - coats the mouth nicely. Not too thin, not too sticky. Just resinous enough.

O - I loved it. I wish it was a year round release. I haven't drank the other 2 releases but this is easily one of my top 5 beers. My family doesn't drink craft beer and usually hates what I drink but my brother took a sip of mine and enjoyed this. Definitely buy a few bottles or trade for them.

Johnnyramirez, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Pours a very clear medium amber with a bit of red in there. Big foamy light tan head. Fades at a moderate pace, leaving behind decent foamy traces of lacing. Good retention.

S: Lots of pine and tropical fruit. Loaded with a garlicky, oniony, Summit-like aroma. Touch of resin.

T: Grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit up front. A bit of sweet caramel in the middle and then turns into a strong garlic/onion taste along with a wave of bitterness. Carries into the aftertaste along with a very long and lingering resinous hoppy taste.

M: Fairly full bodied, slick hop oils coat the mouth almost unlike any beer I've had. Tastes like pure garlic coating everything.

O: Pretty good DIPA but that garlic/onion overpowers the whole beer and really unbalances it. Extremely hoppy in general though it's not super bitter, just a nice strong and pleasant wave right after the middle of the taste. Tasty and drinkable enough to warrant a 4.5 here but not in the taste category.

Dope, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of TexasZach
3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

TexasZach, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of InfernoBoss
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

InfernoBoss, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Psyko
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz Bottle
Served in a Stone 14th Anniversary Pint Glass

A: This beer surprisingly lighter in color than anticipated. My memory might be slipping but this beer seems lighter than the 9/21/12 (first) batch. Nice 1-2 finger head with some lacing. No apparent alcohol legs from this 9.4% ABV beer.

S: A strong pine scent with some grapefruit aromas are the main scent components of the beer. There is no booze aroma present.

T: Right up front there are big sticky flavors of pine with grapefruit and some tropical fruit flavors mid palate. There is a nice malty backbone that plays well with the hops. There is a nice lingering bitterness for the finish. This is a really good DIPA.

M: This beer has a sticky sweet mouthfeel. The effervescence does a good job cutting the sweetness down, leaving you the craving for the next swig.

O: Of the two versions I have had (9/21/12 and 12/21/12) this one is the better of the two. If you like big West Coast DIPA’s I would say find (or trade for) it. Recommended.

Psyko, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Heretic42
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Heretic42, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Rick760Sd
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Rick760Sd, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Hatzilla
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 12.21.12. Consumed today.

A: A clear golden pour with a small head and minimal lacing.

S: Incredible tropical fruits and citrus - lots of mango, passionfruit and red ruby grapefruit as well as some pine needles.

T: Wow! Like the nose, the beer tastes tropical/citrusy with a nice malt backbone. Pine needles again make their presence known.

M: Medium-oily with a piny, dry long-lasting finish. Beer is a tad less than medium carbonated in my opinion.

O: A SUPER DIPA in my opinion. Tastes better than Pliny and I hope Stone makes this a regular offering. Grab one while they last.

Hatzilla, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of vande
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

vande, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kjkinsey, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -9.7%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Shoo65
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Shoo65, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of PopnLoads
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PopnLoads, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle that's poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a light golden yellow color with perfect clarity. Huge white foamy head that comes up big after a hard pour. , good lacing, but not great. Still there's a thin layer of the head that stays through the whole session which is cool.

The smell is awesome, almost perfect. Generous aromas of citrus, pine, and floral hops attack your nose right away with each sniff. And initial tickle from the bitterness then a nice sweet aroma, followed by a nice warming effect from the alcohol. A really nice straight forward/doesn't beat around the bush double IPA. Everything about each aspect is solid, and nothing is lacking.

Taste actually kicks it up a notch. Bursts of fresh citrus and just about ripe tropical fruits. Some citrus peel/zest as well that blends with some nice pale/caramel malt sweetness. It's hoppy to start with out being overly bitter which is nice. It's tough to make a beer this hoppy without being a pallet wrecker, Stone knocks it out of the park with this super fresh DIPA.

Mouthfeel is so close to being perfect, but there's some slight room for improvement I guess. Medium bodied, with a great carbonation level. There's a great sweetness to bitterness ratio for a DIPA. NO bite from the alcohol either, for 9.4 you'd expect it, but it's actually well hidden. Starts sweet and has a nice bitter finish, not too dry and a little oily. The drinkability is absolutely ridiculous. I almost ran out of liquid for this review!

This is beyond the upper echelon of beers for the style, it's elite. Seek this beer out and consume it fresh, don't sit on it. Thanks Stone, when you consistently push quality product at such high distribution and amounts, then you deserve to be Arrogant Bastards!

AndyAvalanche, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Texasfan549, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of StuporJew
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12-21-2012 Batch, Poured into a DFH Tulip.

Appearance - Golden to amber hue, with very little head, almost no retention.
Decent carbonation, and light amount of lacing left on the glass. Good so far.

Smell - Oh. My. God. Over the top fresh-hop smell. Wet hops, pine needles, and some muted herbal notes in the background. Some grapefruit and quince as well.

Taste - This beer is a monster! The grassy fresh hop notes are there, and melt into hints of Grapefruit (No shock), and apricot notes, with hints of lemon verbena and a little bit of white sage and bell pepper. A non-stop assault on the taste-buds that leaves me happy in the knowledge that I snagged more than one bottle. Pliny has some serious competition!

Mouthfeel - Full and resinous, with lighter carbonation than I expected from this one, but seriously, I'm not complaining about it, it's a damn good beer! Hangs around on the palate for quite a while after finishing the glass. YUM.

Overall - A well made trip to the land of fresh hops from stone. I was insanely impressed with this beer, and highly recommend you get your hands on some as soon as humanly possible! And, That being said, Enjoy it before the end of the world. HA!!!

StuporJew, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of daledeee
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz bottle of a special(one time?) brew.

Pours a very clear bright yellow with nice white head and lacing.

Nose is really nice with pine and tropical fruit.

Taste is great. Leans more to the tropical side than most I have ever had. Good and resiny. Some grapefruit to finish it out. I am not up on my tropical fruits. I would guess guava or papaya.

Mouth feel is on the creamy side. Nice and slick finish.

Overall, this is unique special beer. A nice price as well. $6.29 for a 22 is not bad these days.

daledeee, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I got a chance to try this... and I know for sure it's fresh. Hooray for Stone!

Pours a light fizzy bubbly head of about 1/2 finger, that fades semi slowly, the decent head retention leads to some nice lacing as well. The beer is a crystal clear golden honey tan colored beer.

Nose is fantastic! Tons of fresh hops, lots of pine and resin, some tropical fruit passion fruit, guava, mango, papaya, even a little grapefruit. Fresh resinous musty wet hop aromas, etc etc. A very light malty base under that, maybe all pale malts, but just enough to prop up the hops.

Taste brings a decent bitterness. Again hops just explode, fresh tropical fruit galore, mango, papaya, guava, passion fruit and some musty resinous super fresh hop flavors. A little hop oil cuts in with more of the resin, plenty of pine and a bit of citrus too. A light fluffy malt base is there as well, again I think all pale malt or mostly so as there's no real contributing malt flavor, but a nice malt that brings a good base for the hops to float on and not destroy. It also has a mild sweetness that helps balance the fairly bitter hop profile. Finish is a bit drier, long lingering bitterness, more musty resinous fresh hops, little pine and lots more tropical fruit.

Mouth is med bodied, fluffy and nice carb, and a bit oily, with just a bit of warming alcohol.

Overall quite nice. Lots of great fresh hop additions, super fresh, resinous wet hop flavors, oily, just enough malt to prop it up. delicious.

jlindros, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Batch 3: Enjoy by 12.21.12.

Removed from the fridge and left out for 20 minutes or so before opening.

Bottle finally tracked down with help. Thanks, Jason. This sold out in a few hours in every store I hit -- insane.

A: Pours a clear, golden-peach body with a finger of off-white head. Great retention, leaving substantial sudsing down the sides as it falls into a thin collar. But not much in the way of lace during the drink.

S: Grass and a touch of pine that borders on mint and onion (Nelson, I'm guessing) as well as a lesser citrus punch (pineapple, papaya, tangelo).

T: Pine, grass, a little weed. Pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. My personal preference would be to see the citrus dominating over the 'green' flavors, but it's tasty as it is. The exhalation produces wisps of onion.

M: This is easily the best aspect of the beer. Pronounced bitterness, but it's not palate-wrecking because the oils clean up at the end of a sip (good carbonation). Despite the ABV, there is no heat. And the body is not syrupy / sugary like some higher-ABV DIPAs / TIPAs tend to be. You won't find any sugar burn on the back end. Very clean. They absolutely nailed this.

O: I saw some comments saying that this batch was more Nelson-dominated than the first one, and I'd have to agree -- the tropical fruit punch aroma and flavor has been dialed back a bit. Just the same, it's a great DIPA. Worth seeking out, though I'm surprised it has gotten quite the hubbub it has.

Arbitrator, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of dfecteau
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

dfecteau, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of ChrisL24481
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was review was done with the 2.14.14 batch. Enjoy By was clear and a copper/orange color. It had about an inch head that was off-white and frothy. Plenty of lacing was retained along the edges of the snifter. The aroma and taste was spectacular. Both citrus fruits and a resinous quality came through perfectly. Hints of grapefruit, orange, and pine flowed throughout. Overall, I have had an Enjoy By both fresh (a few days after bottling) and on the 30-day mark. As this was my second time enjoying on the 30-day mark, I think I may prefer this one with a bit of age on it (and by age, 30 days!)

ChrisL24481, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -9.7%

seeswo, Nov 23, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,342 ratings.