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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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1,305 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,305
Hads: 9,802
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 701
Gots: 2,425 | FT: 20
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.


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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Photo of elgiacomo
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 04.01.13 batch, bottled February 22nd. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear amber with a two finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing and settles to a small cap.

Aroma is hoppy with a little bit of everything, pineapple, lemon citrus, floral hops, pine, dank, onion, apricot, alcohol, some bready and caramel malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is at first a big blast of oniony hops and lemon, then some pineapple, citrus rind, resinous hops, pine, decent caramel malt backbone, minimal sweetness, great bitterness and a fairly aggressive solvent alcohol punch at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, with sharp carbonation.

Pretty good Double IPA. Pretty dank. Very hoppy, although a fair bit of malt and booze as well. A nice treat to try, glad it finally made its way into the Georgia market.

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Photo of 805_YungHopsMcGeeZax
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 4.20.2015. I have had several different enjoy by IPAs and this is by far my least favorite. Paid $7.99 at California Fresh Market.

The initial smell is great, hoppy, floral, etc. I was so excited after smelling the bottle that I was severely disappointed by the taste. There are some good hop flavors but nothing to impressive compared to other Enjoy By. Then again, every enjoy by is different so I understand that it is hard to compare. This IPA was very boozy in my opinion and lacked the flavor of other IPAs with less alcohol and less price. Maybe my bottle was exposed to light/sun light or left in a heated area for a while. Overall, still a good beer just not worth $7.99....

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Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 04.01.13

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear light gold with just a tiny white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Just a few chunks of lacing cling to the sides of the glass.

The aroma has a very pungent, almost oniony thing going on combined with some pine sap and a touch of tropical fruit. No malt to speak of as it is all hops here and they prove to be very mouth watering.

Lots of orange and pine in the flavor with just a touch of butterscotch. More earth and sap coming in towards the middle along with some tartness. There is a brief sweetness that appears but is then quickly ushered away by an extreme drying bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat silky but then finishes very dry which is impressive for a beer of this strength. Alcohol is completely hidden making this dangerously drinkable.

Overall, another great IIPA from stone. I love the drinkablity and the unique hop combination of this brew and am really glad I picked it up.

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Photo of champ103
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Downhouse in Houston. The latest version, I think that is 4-1-13.

A: Pours a nearly clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Lots of lace is left behind.
S: Citrus, resiny pine, grapefruit. Spicy, peppery aromas in the nose. I am surprised by the simplicity here, though enjoyable. A bitterness lingers on.
T: Follows the nose with a clean citrus and slightly resiny flavor. A lingering bitterness. Again, I am a bit surprised by Stones restraint. Something they are not known for.
M/D: A medium to full body, Crisp carbonation. Very clean and dry as well. For the alcohol and hoppyness this is very easy to drink. I can have a few easily.

I am as surprised as anyone when I say this is rather muted. Certainly a good citrus, piny hop kick. Though not near what I was expecting from Stone. Which to me is a good thing. That, or Stone is responsible for dulling even the stingiest of non hop heads tastes. Joking aside, this is a good beer.

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Photo of zachary80
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third batch - 12.21.12

ours with a good white head that leaves thick lacing down the glass; good retention. Orange body with a brown hue, similar to DCT.

Huge fruity aroma from the hops. Tropical fruits, mango, lots of sweetness from the malt here as well. Really a fan of the aroma on this one.

The flavor has some of that tropical fruitiness, with some pine to it as well. Very sweet - too much for my preference. Bitterness comes through at the lingers and lasts a while.

Heavier body from the malts, good level of carbonation, very minor alcohol presence.

Overall this is a good DIPA, too heavy on the sweet side for my preference.

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Photo of curasowa
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 10-31-15

Appearance: Briliantly clear, golden color with one finger of bubbly head that fades slowly with nice lacing.

Aroma: Pine and grapefruit rind over sweet, buscuity malt

Taste: Big malt presense up front, a little chewey, with building earthy and pine bitterness. Theres a big hit of tropical fruit before the finish, which is quite lingering with pithy bitterness.

The Rest: At 9.4%, this is definately in IIPA territory with a body to back it up. Great aroma, but lacking a bit of balance.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, the "enjoy by" date is 7-4-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, golden color with one-finger off-white head, excellent retention, the head slowly faded until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: pine resin, grapefruit, bread, some pepper, I can also smell the alcohol.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially some sweet citrus and bread then a piney hop blast, the 9.4% ABV is clearly present.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a beautiful looking beer but not the best tasting IPA, a little too boozy for my liking, I can only enjoy one in a sitting, I like the concept of having freshness date in the name just wish the beer was better, this beer was terribly overpriced at $16.00 for a six pack of 12 ounce bottles so I'll not be buying this again.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, thanks Richard.

Pours a light, clear golden amber with a finger of white head that fades to a thin collar and dots of lace. Aroma smells like Stone beer with Nelson and floral hops, citrus and earthy bitterness, lingering herbal notes. Flavor is more bitter than expected, strong malty body, sugar and chewy with resiny citrus bitterness in the finish. Medium thick and chewy, well carbonated. A solid Stone IPA, so...

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Photo of katan
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.20 version

A - Pours a very clear golden color. Light white head formation, gone quickly. Little lacing.

S - lightly resinous, not overly overt hop aroma. Has the diesel fuel scent which I normally associate with simcoe.

T - Starts off lightly hoppy, a little bit dank and earthy. Turns more strong, pine, resin, and evil those super dank diesel fuels. Finishes with more of those hefty hops, almost balanced but certainly bitter.

M - Moderate body and a stronger carbonation, light and frothy. Oily and tongue grabbing texture from the hops. No alcohol warmth.

O/D - A very worthy beer. Hides its strong nature very well. Certainly accentuates the fresh hops. Not sure it brings out anything new for me however.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 ounce bomber into a perfect pint glass.

Pours light to darker golden bronze. Gets hazy towards the top. Nice fluff of white foam sits a top. Strong pine nose but fades out quickly. Real firm hop bitter blasts out and holds throughout. Really fresh tasting, but nothing mellow about it.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Opened 2 days before "drink by" date. Clear dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Initially upon opening, there is a nice hop aroma, but it attenuates slight soon thereafter. Big malt profile that overpowers the hops. No doubt that this is a double. Some apricot in the nose, but mostly hops and malt. The flavor is good, but the bitterness is a little harsh. Palate is perfect for a double. Medium carbonation that rapidly dissipates. It's a big beer. Well done, but a little heavy-handed. I like what Stone is trying to do here. I just prefer an IPA with a bit more balance.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy bronze color with an inch of airy white head that quickly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of pine and citrus.

Flavors of both bitter citrus zest and sweet candied citrus peel. There is also a strong pine presence.

Medium bodied and crisp with moderate carbonation and a lingering, bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very nice display of hops. Would definitely try again.

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Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of 9.13.13 variety. First review on 8/23. 2nd review on 8/31 Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

A - Amber/light orange color. Small head on first pour. Medium head on 2nd our as bottle had warmed. Pleasant appearance.

S - Detected grapefruit and tropical fruit hints.

T - Citrus/apricot hints followed by bready bitterness, lasting long after finished drinking. Unfortunately, feel that beer is missing something... lacks complexity of flavors I was looking for.

M -Clean/crisp. Nice tingle on the tongue.

O - Disappointed on first attempt. Usually a big fan of Stone products, so I gave it another try. Had a better impression the 2nd time around, but still to do not believe this beer lives up to the hype.

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Photo of calitrie1486
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
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!!

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Photo of Andymac28
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 7.4.15. Great floral nose and a little sap in mine. Color a nice light copper. Taste, delicious. A little sweet as it warms but Has a nice long lasting after taste of citrus, mouthfeel very light. 9.4abv non detectable. Really glad I got to try it as its my first stone enjoy by. Cheers!

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance - large frothy head, beautiful yellow orange color and great lacing. what an IPA should look like.

smell - lots of floral and bitterness in this one.

taste - like the smell this one is quite bitter from a ton of hops

mouthfeel - those hops are aggressive and don't leave your mouth right away. pleasantly carbonated as well.

this is a very fresh hop bomb. stone sure knows how to make a hoppy beer

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Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09.13.13 version. Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Light hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is nearly sweet grapefruit and some pineapple, lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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Photo of GrumpyBeer
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had the 2.14 bottle and more recently on tap. From the tap this beer was great. Pour amber orange with white head. The smell was outstanding with a good balanced pine and orange, grapefruit. The taste on this pour was wonderful with hoppy citrus forward and the bitter back end but the malt shined through and finished with some orange. I will say the bottle I had was not even close to this on draft. It was much more bitter and the taste just not as good. On draft this was great overall.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours clear gold with a moderate foamy white head. Decent retention and lacing down the glass is solid.

Super dank aroma. Tons of pine and grapefruit with a little orange rind and some tropical fruits peeking in from time to time. Almost smell a little rye like spiciness although I don't think i tcontains any. Malt side smells like fresh baked bread and a little honey.

This one is potent in the hop department as most Stone beer are. Grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits up front. Malt profile is a bit doughy with some honey or molasses sweetness although still very much on the bitter side. Finishes with a huge dose of pine. I would've preferred a little more complexity in the finish as the profile lowered drinkability a bit, but still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is solid. On the light side of medium with appropriate carbonation. A little above the sweet spot ABV wise for a DIPA so alcohol is slightly present.

Very solid beer. Not sure it's all that much different than Ruination, but glad to see the freshness date stamped on the label and from a marketing angle, I love this beer. Taste is good if not excellent, but at only $5.49 a bomber, very good value.

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Photo of dar482
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber.

The aroma offers breadiness, white sugar, light peach, pine, resin, hints of dankness.

The flavor follows with sugary sweetness up front, hints of pineapple and grapefruit, pine, intense resinous bitterness throughout, medium plus bitterness with lingering resin, pine, and herbal. Hints of alcohol come through as well. Mouthfeel is medium.

Sweet, pine, resin, sugary sweet candy. Quite drinkable, but flavor is weak compared to newer aged East Coast brews.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5/17/13 bottled 4/12/13

Pours a beautiful sunset orange into my DFH glass. Chewy, foamy, white head billows atop this crystal clear copper brew. Not as much carbonation as I expected. The head fades rather quickly but leaves gobs of sticky lacing all over the glass.
Overripe pineapple, lots of yellow grapefruit, orange peel, touches of mango, dried compost and pine needles. Little bits of skunky weed, but mostly and mix of tropical fruit with a citrus punch. I had the last batch on tap and I remember the smell being much more intense.
Lotsa pine, grapefruit rind/pith, mango and pineapple. Really nice blend of citrus bitter and tropical sweetness. Not outstanding by any means, but very nice.
Really nice, but nowhere near a perfect blend of citrus/pine/caramel/tropical. Bitter enough, but still lets the fruit shine thru.
I'm not overly impressed with this IIPA. At $16/4-pack it's not at all worth it IMHO. I'll take Resin or Big A over this anyday of the week! Not bad, but not at all worth it either. Get on the hype train.

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Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bomber went fast at the Big Guys, but found a few bottles hanging around out-of-the-way shops, so picked one up. I believe the best by date is 5/17/13, if I'm reading the arcane coding right. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is one hundred percent pureed mango; I can almost imagine the pulp hiding in the dense liquid. Nose lovely right at the pop, pure-bred tropical fruit & citrus with an underlayment of sweetness. That's good.

Enjoy by 5.17.13 succeeds in pushing hops straight up your nose; they're everywhere your palate turns. The nose leans into the taste with large-bore tropical fruits & liberal dose of citrus up front. The middle brings a low yield of grassy dankness, which isn't my thing in IPAs, but the bitter clean-up blast that follows mitigates my mouth somewhat. Bitterness sticks like pine tar. Alcohol isn't noted, & this is easy to sip. I'd buy this in a Big Gulp.

Brilliant marketing ploy aside, this is a very good IIPA, but not worth the premium price tag. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of TheHopBrewKid
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long time craft beer drinker and enthusiast, but this is my first review on Beer Advocate. This review is for 9.13.13.

A - Pours a nice dark copper like a solid Imperial IPA should. About half a finger of head which dissipated a bit quicker than I expected. Some nice lacing.

S - Piney. Like walking into a nursery during Christmas time when you're looking to purchase that perfect tree. Somewhat grassy, but the aroma is deeper than that. Cannabis like in a way as well.

T - Pine, all pine, in a really, really good way. Hits of rosemary. Definitely not citrusy. Again, it's way deeper than that. Almost woodsy but not earthy. Strong hop flavor but surprisingly not bitter. Great finish.

M - Harsh somewhat at first, but finishes extremely smooth. Not as silky as something like Heady, but very good in its own right. A bit of carbonation, a little more than expected. Amazingly, like others have said, very drinkable. Not sessionable by any means, but definitely a beer you can enjoy a few times in a day or night.

O - Just an excellent Imperial IPA. One of the better I've had in awhile. It kind of gets everything right, but the tad bit of harshness before it mellows out stops it from being exceptional. But, truthfully, that's nit picking as this is a tremendous beer when compared to others in its style.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 07/04/15. This is a complex IPA. Large gulps taste of caramel and oranges with a floral hint. Smaller, contemplative, sips reveal a resinous bitterness.

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Photo of mverity
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I had the Enjoy By 05.17.13 and to be honest it was just good. I'd heard a ton about this beer and was really looking forward to this brew. Poured a bomber into a tulip, and the head dissipated rather quickly. The color was a perfect pale gold, and the head was a nice white/pale straw. The aroma didn't do much for me, a touch of spice, and sweet and earthy/flowery smell. The taste isn't as sweet as I was expecting and, although I appreciate west coast IPAs, this one didn't really have the malt character to balance out the appreciable hops. After all of that being said, I did enjoy this Enjoy By, and will probably pic up one of them again, but likely in late fall if they put one out around then.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.