Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

9,424 Ratings
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98
world-class

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Ratings: 9,424
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 653
Gots: 2,184 | FT: 19
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

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.
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Ratings: 9,424 | Reviews: 1,437
Photo of Capsfan90
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is based on the 2/15/15 bottle. Poured a two finger off white head in a snifter. A clear amber color with decent lacing. The smell of citrus lasted from smell to taste. I throughly enjoyed this beer, up there with DF 90 minute. I could easily drink several, thankfully the 9.4% ABV will remind me how many I can drink. Truly a delight.

Photo of Kendo
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Got it on tap at the City Beer Hall in Albany, where they were serving it in 8 oz glasses. . . . Body is clear golden with a white head that leaves behind really good sticky lace.

S: Dank hops - green, fresh hop smell. Piney and citrusy, but mostly piney. Strong nose.

T: Resiny, fresh hops are the first impression. There is a modest foundation of biscuity caramel malt, but it's overwhelmed by piney, grapefruity hops. Some earthiness and spiciness as well. Finishes with lingering resiny pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is medium as well.

O: Excellent stuff - this is a true hop-lover's dream. Dank and tasty.

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the Enjoy By 4/1/13. The first one I quick rated was the 12/21/12 which had a goofy blurb about the end of the world. This review, 4/1/13, full review date, 3/1/13.

Pours a nice gold with a solid 2 inch head. The lacing is decent.

Flowers and citrus start this off, booze, caramel and pine resin follow (and that's just the nose.)

The first thing I taste is grapefruit and pine. Pale malts, more pine and caramel follow. Alcohol heat is on the low end of noticable. The pine and citrus last forever in my mouth. Light, but not watery, the carbonation smooths out quickly.

Top notch double IPA! I hop (hahaha) they don't keep jacking up the price. Still, very worth trying if you love the hops!

Photo of dheacck11
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

5.17.13 batch.

pour is a tangerine tinted gold. Nice a clear. Finger of white head fading quickly, but lots of lovely lacing.

Nose is everything I could ever want in a DIPA. Sticky, citrus sweetness with that lovely hint of pine. Really quite perfect.

Taste is just as incredible. Citrus forward, with grapefruit, mango, and honey with a lovely floral component. Follows by perfect hoppy bitterness, with lovely pine resin stank.

Mouth feel is pretty spot on, but just a tad thinner than I would want to go along with the flavors.

Awesome beer. So fresh and clean. If Stone keeps doing this, it's worth buying every time.


9.13.13 batch

So glad it's back in ct! Beautiful pour. Nose is soo insanely juicy. Mango. Tangerine. Cantaloupe. Flavor is super citrusy up front but bigger hop on the end. Seems a little more dry and less sticky than my last batch. Regardless, heavenly.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 1/10/14 dated 2/14/14 bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear copper colour with a two finger, foamy, off-white head that lingers and leaves modest lacing.

S-Aroma is pine and floral hops, citrus and tropical fruits.

T-Taste is grapefruit, orange rind, mango, pine and mildly sweet malts. Aftertaste is pine and mildly sweet malts.

M-Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with lively carbonation and a sharp, bitter and drying finish.

O-Awesome DIPA by Stone and at great price point!

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

A - Golden orange color with a nice white head.

S - Strong citrus hops with notes of grapefruit

T - First sip continues with the citrus and grapefruit flavors however it feels much richer in terms of spectrum than other IPAs for me. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue.

M - The oiliness from the hops sit on the tongue and make the beer much milder in terms of alcohol content than the % the brew really is.

O - This is one of my favorite IPAs and probably my favorite beer from Stone.

Photo of UnderPressure
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13 served in a tulip glass

Light golden orange colored beer. Nice head. Decent retention. Great lacing

Fantastic aroma! Tropical fruit and citrus hops. Pungent and resiny Very strong and pronounced hop aroma. Some sweet malt, too. This is how a double IPA is supposed to smell like!

Great flavor. So much hop character! A nice balance of hop flavor, malt flavor and bitterness. Again, tropical fruit and citrus hops. A little spicy. Really nice flavor.

Medium bodied. Carbonation and bitterness is pretty harsh on the tongue. Everlasting dry, bitter finish.

I've recently realized the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they're fresh. This is a fantastic beer. I like the idea of having an "Enjoy By" date so prominent. For a hoppy beer, anyway. Hopefully I can snag a bottle or two from the next batch.

Photo of Fusion7777
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gotta love the concept of deliberately ensuring a DIPA be enjoyed fresh, and this freshness is devilishly evident. Poured from a bomber bottle of Enjoy By 5-17-13 into a tulip. Inviting amber appearance with a sizable white head. Big hoppy and citrusy aroma. Taste follows the nose and is hop forward, leaving a syrupy bitter resin stickiness lingering on the palate.

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

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

An absolutely gorgeous looking brew. Body is crystal clear with a mix of carbonation, rising through a gorgeous brassy bronze orange. As it settles more pinhead bubbles come slowly rising, with a big column of fire in the middle. Head is creamy topped with off white color, ballons to an easy three maybe two and a half fingers. Always sticks around, and leaves a good collar.

Hop front on this beer hits at fruity angles. Hints of giant juicy orange, and tropical mango. Sweetness is dialed down, but there's a leafy green chewy fresh hop sense coming with the beer and a great sense of depth that is all balanced nicely.

Palate is just a pure hop ride. Big hits at first of juicy orange, with the matching tropical notes. However the after taste hits with an incredible amount of dank earthy quality that belows out. Afterfinish coats your lips and palate all over. Sweetness is just about right without a lot of sugary or syrup tendencies. While the beer warms there's even herbal orange pekoe tea sense, that makes a great sweetness ever so slightly, and even pine needle like blasts on the palate. Big feel without a lot to ruin the flavor, or take away from the hop experience.

An absolutely wonderful hop running rollercoaster of a beer, that all manages to stay balanced. What a fun ride.

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours from tap at fabulous Stone brewing a light amber-orange with small head and minimal lacing.

A strong hop bomb hits the nose and tongue, shattering the competing sweet caramel and citrus in the background. The carbonation and body are overwhelmed by the perfection of hops and hop taste.

WHAM! WOW! This is hops utopia, and a real beer lover's delight.

The brewery is outstanding and serves nothing but the best beers in the world. Check them out already!!

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

poured from the bomber into a random kitchen glass
ENJOYED THIS ONE with my beloved nephew Michael Francis on Friday March 21, 2014
in Pasadena, CALIFORNIA!!! hooo ahhh baby!

A
ULTRA clear with nice sticky lacing

S
sweet hopiness

T
nice hoppy bite, OUTSTANDING

M
FUll and thin

D
TOO good to Guzzle - also the ABV is over the top (was feeling the buzz as I wrote these notes)
this is a world class beer from a world class brewery.
ENJOY!!!!

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 Gavage
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange amber in color with a 1" head that fell to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: load of caramel, citrus, pine, and some floral hop bitterness was very easy to detect and extremely pleasant on the nose.

Taste: big caramel profile with a load of pineapple and lemon citrus, a strong but balanced bitterness, and a late floral component that really rounded this out nicely. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Some dryness arrived late. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a really well balanced DIPA that pushed the limits before breaking it. Easy to quaff despite the high alcohol content. Super fresh on draft and improved as it warmed. Great beer I hope they brew again.

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

Poured on tap as well as bottle. Pours clean gold with a healthy white head along with beautiful fresh lacing that lasts well throughout. Aroma is a nice grapefruit, citrus and floral scent. Flavor is a complete hop explosion, citrus, grapefruit, really nice floral bittering hops also, very subtle malt backbone. Definitely a nice and fresh hoppy IPA!

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

Not the biggest fan of IPA's but hot DAAAMN this was solid. Would definitely recommend and purchase again.

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 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 bryanbullock
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4.20.14, poured from a 750. Pours a translucent light gold with one finger foam. Highly floral aroma with bites of grapefruit. Hop forward crispness with good balance and bitter hoppy finish finish, mild sweetness creates a hop/malt equilibrium. I will eagerly await the next enjoy bye.... Note that I think this 4.20 back surpassed the 2.14 batch.

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

Appearance: A beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head. A very refreshing look to it in which I couldn't wait to dive in. Didn't appear too heavy on the carbonation but it made it's presence known.

Smell: Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit, possibly a slight pineapple smell to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: First sip hits the palette with the taste of citrus...heavy grape fruit barely noticing the alcohol. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue making me anticipate my next sip.

Mouthfeel: Hop oils sit on the tongue leaving a nice aftertaste that hides the alcohol. It really seemed more like a mid range ipa as far as alcohol and not on the level it contains.

Overall: I'm a big fan of Stone and this is by far my favorite brew of theirs right next to the Imperial Russian Stout. Very pleased.

Serving type: Bottle to pint glass.

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

Enjoyed on tap at Uncle Barry’s bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A – Poured a light honey/golden wheat color with a one finger head that left little lacing.

S – Big grapefruit aroma up front. Faded a bit as the beer warmed.

T – Not as great as I was hoping. A touch oily but masked by the tropical notes. Of course the west coast hops are ever present as expected.

M - Mouth feel is good for a DIPA. The alcohol is remarkably hidden as I didn't realize it was 9.40% until I looked it up.

O - I was happy I was finally was able to catch this limited release on tap. The nose was the star of the show. This beer is incredibly fresh, another winner from Stone.


As an edit I had the 12.26.14. The nose was extremely oniony which was a big time turn off. Couldn't get past that. It was fresh but I wouldn't give it a 99. Maybe a b*. What happened?

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

Living by one of Stone's tap houses makes for very fresh Stone. The pour was crystal clear with a nice 1 inch head. Lacing was awesome as it stuck to the beer glass all the way down. Has a distinct piney flavor and scent. Overall an excellent brew, I drink it every time it's available.

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

Bottle date enjoy 7.04. I have to say I always look forward to these offerings because they are different everytime and I am rarely disappointed.

A: nice resinated foam legs for days. Otherwise a clear amber gold much like the insect from Jurassic park. Good retention in carbonation.

S: peaches galore much different this time around. No spiciness which is good and bad depending what you are into. Nice citrus profile. I want this in an air freshener.

T: Once again those peaches with lingering pineapple at the end. Almost tart. This enjoy by is much different than the others. Oddly remind me of Le terrior in a good way. Nice woody character. Resinated finish without powerful hop burn.

M: holds real well considering the alcohol content. Again this is a different batch. Clean. Easy drinking. A great beer to advance someone who kind of likes ipas.

Overall: bravo stone. I always look forward to these. At first I thought this beer was lacking to its predecessors but as it opened up it became a clean citrus bomb.

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

Well balanced throughout, not bitter, nice floral notes.

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

Enjoy by 4/20. Bomber to a snifter, really high expectations

Pours a deep gold, perfect balance between yellow and orange with a finger of foam that has some impressive retention. Beautiful transparency and very little carbonation. Nice sticky lacing, five minutes now and almost all the head is still there. I can't find any faults with it

Aroma of strong hops with a powerful grapefruit back bone. Lemon and lime zest pick through along with a nice earthy pine and some grass. Malts are well disguised yet present, sweet bread along with a touch of caramel. A little bit of alcohol comes through on the finish, everything comes together pretty well

Taste- follows the nose well, straight forward hop bomb with a strong grapefruit along with other citrus esters, lime really coming through for me. The malts through in the middle, sweeter than I was expecting but balancing the bitterness well. The end leaves a nice after taste of alcohol and citrus

The feel is pretty good also, very crisp and even with a solid medium body. There's some heat on the way down, as is expected at 9.4% and a week old which is pleasantly warming. Very dry and sticky finish, everything hold up with the rest of the beer

Overall this stuff wasn't quite what I was expecting, but pretty good anyway, as are all of Stone's brews. Working in shipping, I can appreciate the logistics of the beers concept, but wouldn't advise ordering one for 10$ (and then $20 for shipping) online like I did. I'm not sure it will ever come to my region, so I'll probably have to start trading if I want another, in which case I'd recommend it. Really glad I finally got to try this

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Great light yellow orange color with good clarity. Really nice white head with amazing lacing and good long retention that sticks to the glass
S:Great smell with a lot of citrus followed by some piney hops with a slight malt
T: One of the best. A hop bomb of nice citrus,piney flavors but with a slight malt background to balance the bitter. My favorite part of this beer is the delicious aftertaste that you can taste for quite some time. This beer is really easy to drink and impressive with its high abv.
M: This beers only downside with slighty to much carbonation and a sticky feel.

Edit: just had the 7/4/14 edition and was like a completely different beer not very good and a much more harsh taste

ReReview of the 12/26/14 edition. One of my favorite ipas ive ever had delicious hoppy, citrusy, fresh taste with some amazing aftertaste and very easy to drink. Hard to describe the dank taste you get.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,424 ratings.