Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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9,409 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,409
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 652
Gots: 2,169 | FT: 18
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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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Ratings: 9,409 | Reviews: 1,432
Photo of reds2harleys
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of Stone Brewing best. Very good beer.

Photo of oldn00b
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of arm_mason
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

04-20-15, most definitely dank

Photo of barneysdad
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

refers to Enjoy By 4-20-15

Photo of rorykanderson
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

"Enjoy by 4/20/15" version. Most excellent.

Photo of calitrie1486
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
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!!

Photo of OldGriz
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorites.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of VegasLou
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4.20.15. One of the best beers I have ever had.

Photo of chrisjws
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

Photo of stompilator
3.36/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of rblib
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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

It's alright. Not blown away by the 4-20

Photo of beersacrossamerica
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.20.15 - my favorite enjoy by so far!

Photo of Llemon
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 4-20-15 consumed on late night 4-11-15. That is five words!

Photo of toronadotornado
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Room Service - San Francisco, CA - Bottle, "Drink by 4/20/15"

Photo of mattcrill
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had 4.20.15 for this one

Photo of stickydankhop
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had the Pie 3/14/15 and 4/20/15. both excellent beers. very fresh

Photo of dptobin
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a beautiful tasty beverage! Get it while you can!

Photo of anteatr23
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of PA-hunter
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Photo of Peshawar
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely amazing. Hop forward is an understatement. Amazing mouthfeel. Like a little citrus fairy couple dancing on my tongue!

Photo of kingmaxwell
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinkable double
potent malty after taste
Tang, bang and foment*

*not ferment, but yes, foment. This beer makes me salty.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,409 ratings.