Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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98
world-class

8,302 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,302
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 473
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 17
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 TylerKitchens
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lackenhauser
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very clean, golden color with a great head on top at first. sticky and gummy lacing on down the glass. Big and fat hop aroma right in your face. Grassy as all get out. Massive flavor assault in both malt and hops. Freshly mown grass, papaya, citrus with a touch of sugary sweetness. Really could not get any fresher. Excellent mouthfeel-just a huge body that is very well balanced against the enormous flavor. WOW! what a great beer all in. Reminds me of Moylan's Hopsickle just picked off the bine. Just killer all in. Had no idea about this beer until the guy in my local turned me on to it. Well worth finding, having and enjoying over and over and over....

Photo of phishsihq
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazingly fresh, Stone Enjoy By 4-20-13 pours a beautiful honey-golden color with a touch of amber in there as well. An inch or so of white head caps the brew, and it slowly dissipates while leaving a ton of sticky lacing. Hops aromas burst from the glass. Citrus, pine resin, and freshly mowed grass provide a dominate hop presence in the nose, with just a touch of burnt toast providing any malty hints. Fruity citrus flavors, as well as caramel malt sweetness open up on the palate as floral hop flavors, and a bit of pine resin pull through the finish. The sweet malt flavors provide excellent balance. This amazingly fresh and tasty brew is medium in both body and carbonation. The next batch out is 5-17-13, get your hands on this amazing Imperial IPA!!

Photo of Chaney
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 2/15/13... duh?

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Served a beautiful, glistening, gold color with tons of visible carbonation and about a 1.5 finger head that stuck around for a while.

S: The strong air freshening aroma of pine and fresh hops started to fill the room a mere few seconds after I popped the cap. There was also a nice pomegranate component along with some fresh clean linen. Simply awesome!

T: Refreshingly badass, with a sweet, fruity component and enough hops to satisfy even the most ardent hophead. To be honest though, this one finished fairly sweet and clean, without the usual pine pithiness I often get in an IPA this size.

M: Sure, there was a nice prickle to the carbonation, but this was not a boozy, bitter pill at all.... quite the contrary. The ABV was dangerously hidden.

O: One of the best IPAs I've had in the last couple of years and the best I've had so far in 2013. Also, for only $7.99/bomber, this was a real inexpensive treat!

Photo of ubenumber2
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/20/13 poured from 22oz into a pint glass

A golden hazy hello color with a few carbonation bubbles rising to the top , a pretty white 2 finger head with lacing sticking to the sides of the glass and hanging on through the whole glass

The first thing I smell is the hops , then some sweet malt then a little bit of booze on the end. The hop smell has a faint citrus smell to me but not over powering

This beer goes down smooth and is very refreshing. Not too much carbonation and not to heavy on the tounge , every thing is just right

The taste is really complex , not too bitter , starts off with a hoppy flavor with the malty sweetness hitting in the middle with the booze finishing off at the end , not too sweet , not too hoppy and the booze isn't too over powering. This is a really great beer and I will be buying more of it

Photo of jwent91
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tairy1Greene
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, I was surprised by this "Enjoy by 02/14/14 IPA" the look was typical of an IPA, a solid golden yellow/brown color with a good head. The smell was amazing; it might be the best part of the beer, an insane combo of floraly hops with a soft piney caramel to it. The mouth feel, sort of gummy, chewy, beer with a smooth finish. These taste is the only part that levels off the beer. A very solid pine cone cinnamon flowery finish that is classical of a solid IPA. Overall a great IPA. I'd have another.

Photo of emeyer
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vdefiesta35
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SPChurilla
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of joejost
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bobsgym1
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mcconnell325
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChrisB
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Westover Beer Garden. Enjoy By 2/15/13

A - pale straw yellow with nice white lacing

S - pine scented aroma

T - citrus hoppy explosion with just the right amount of sweetness on the back. Very full flavor that coats the tong with pine needle and tannin-like forwardness. It is 'in your face' while still being balanced between the hops and sweetness.

M - medium to full bodied without being syrupy.

O - great beer. This is my favorite from Stone and holds up with the best of the seasonal double IPA's.

Photo of BeerforBrendan
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Destrhoyer
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of joecast
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sooo looking forward to this one. Probably hyped it up too much. We'll see.

Big hoppy, citrus aroma. Not too sharp or overpowering. Like a quality standard IPA. Sometimes you can get some alcohol character from something of this strength but this one is nicely restrained.

Taste too is smooth but still big on bitterness and hop flavour. Very well integrated with the malt allowing for a big abv while not detracting from a fantastic fresh ho character.

Wow! One of the best double IPAs I've had. Certainly comes across as a big beer without smashing you in the face to let you know it.

Photo of cyclonece09
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An Enjoy By 2.15.13 poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a translucent red amber with a larger white head that dissipates to leave a nice thin foam layer and nice lacing. Smells of sweet piney hops and more hops, with a slight citrus hint. Tastes of citrus notes and nice piney notes with great hop bite. Medium bodied beer is carbonated perfectly and finishes very nice for a beer with a great hop bite that it has. Overall, a world class beer.

Photo of Cobrito
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Stone has its many lovers and many haters. The haters complain about Stone's hubristic promotional language, failing to realize that it is largely self-parody. The balance nazis also hate Stone's aggressively hoppy brews, even though IPAs are supposed to be hop forward by definition.

So yeah I am generally more on the Stone lover side, and the Enjoy By series is one of the main reasons why. This 12.26.14 version is one of the best:

Appearance: Very nice golden color that catches the light nicely but then is actually pretty cloudy. Gorgeous. Head very nice and a bit thicker than, say, Ruination's.

Smell: Apricot, tangerine, with slightly dank grassy mossy aromas. Palisade hops? Citra? Outstanding and half the fun of these fresh brews.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty precisely, with an unobtrusive but clearly present malt foundation. Personally I find this to be very well balanced, with just the right touch of fruity hops, skunky hops, and malts.

Feel: Drinks incredibly well and smoothly without much hint of the 9.4 ABV.

Overall: Fantastic beer, and a must try for anyone who likes hops that impart flavors like apricot, tangerine, and tropical fruits along with just a touch of vegetal dankness. Awesome.

Photo of kennyr5
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Damian
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt.6fl.oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Third batch - 12.21.12
Bottled on 11.16.12
Served in a snifter

The liquid poured an exceedingly crystal clear, orangey-amber color and was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, bright white head. I cannot remember the last time I saw a beer of this style so thoroughly filtered. The head quickly dissipated to a thin film. Drippy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was simply one of the best I have ever encountered in a double IPA. Super pungent, dank and resiny. Off the hook weed-like. Bright and floral. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of overripe nectaries, peaches and mango. This was truly a joy to smell.

The flavor profile was outstanding as well. It was super hoppy but lacked the bitterness and astringency found in similar examples. Amazingly well balanced. A touch of bready, pale malts appeared on the front end. Intense tropical fruit notes later took over. Peaches, nectaries and pineapple came through strong. Candied orange peel was also noticeable. The finish was crisp and only moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit rind. For a 9.6% ABV beer, the alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. A touch thinner then expected. The liquid contained a fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Stone's IPAs can be a bit too dry, pithy and bitter for my palate, but this beer was amazingly well balanced and ridiculously drinkable. All in all, Enjoy By IPA was one of the best double IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This beer is so dank, hoppy and fruity that it left me begging for more. I would love to see Stone transition this into a regular offering.

Photo of DrKennethNoisewater
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BentLegBrewer
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine riding on a mower through your overgrown lawn or a golf course while sipping a nice cold beverage. If you could bottle that overwhelming hop and citrusy pine smell with satisfaction of watching the tall grass fall and become lane of acomplishment you would still come up short. fantastic all around

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 8,302 ratings.