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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

6,733 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,733
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 347
Gots: 744 | FT: 11
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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Bluecane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

04-21-2013 06:03:50 | More by Bluecane
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SteelersX

New York

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

06-29-2013 19:35:29 | More by SteelersX
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lulubrewer

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Enjoy by 7-04-14 tasted on 6-7-14. So very fresh.
I really hate the smell. Smells like gruyere crust to me. I have had the same problem with several stone beers. Since so many love their beers I think that it is simply some kind of reaction with my palate. I don't get the fruity smell lots talk about. The taste is no as bad, but still taste like gruyere to me.
I had the same problem with the go to IPA (not as much though), ruination (more than with the "go to ipa"), the Gotterdammerung.
Must be something wrong with my palate (some reaction to the type of hops they use), so don't judge the beer by my review.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:39:12 | More by lulubrewer
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

03-07-2014 00:55:37 | More by ThirstySavage
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

01-18-2014 20:14:44 | More by skaboom420
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vanillacokaine

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

12-29-2012 06:55:52 | More by vanillacokaine
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mychalg9

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle on the "enjoy by" date of 9/21/12.

A - The pour looks great...a beautiful light copper color with a nice white head.

S - Not very good. Im getting some band-aid or medicine or onion smell that is not appealing AT ALL. I cant quite place what the smell is, but I dont like it.

T- Similar to the smell. The best part is the finish, which tastes like actual hops instead of poison. Getting some biscuit in there as well.

M - The best part of the beer. The tingle from the carbonation reminds me that I am, in actuality, drinking beer and not liquid Tylenol.

O - I was really looking forward to this and it is a huge letdown. I still have half a glass and the other half of the bomber to drink and I dont really even want it. Maybe they use Summit hops and Im getting the "oniony" thing that many people swear by? I dunno if that is the case because I really like Gubna, which supposedly is an "Onion bomb". Or maybe Stone made a mistake and should have called it "Enjoy by 9/20/12 "....

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:53:54 | More by mychalg9
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marzenfannm

New Mexico

2.63/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tried this in a tasting at the beer store. Fruity and hoppy to be sure. A bit over the top for my personal preferences. Enjoy By 08-02-13 batch tasted during mid-July 2013.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 02:06:09 | More by marzenfannm
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

enjoy by 12/21/12 because if i dont the bottle will blow up right? thought about not drinking this till after the enjoy by date to be a prick but i needed a beer now.

Faded golden hue with a big sticky white head. Pungent west coast ipa nose, grapefruit, prominent sweet citrus fruit, and pine. Got a faint underlying tobacco smell as well with very faint sweet malts.

Tastes like an amped up stone ipa with a slicker body, more alcohol, more tannins, and less acidity. This beer is good but nowhere near out of the ordinary with the so called "freshness" not playing a role to me, i've had plenty of brews that taste as fresh as this one well beyond the maturity of this brew. I think the high ratings of this beer really come from the marketing that stone did. On the distribution and retail end of things, stone doesn't do much in the way of out coded beer for the consumer so I guess this is their way of moving through beer quicker without complaints. If this enjoy by series ever gets stale i'm sure stone will never really come personally pull them off the shelves and eat the costs.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 02:37:54 | More by jtierney89
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CottomanEmpire

North Carolina

2.69/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

It's got a pretty good front, but that aftertaste is like dried orange peels and driftwood. Very hoppy, but not necessarily in a good way. You shouldn't say "finally" when you're finished...

Thinking maybe we got a bad batch, because the three (highly reviewed) beers we had at the establishment were all average at best.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2013 22:35:30 | More by CottomanEmpire
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

2.74/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoy by 09-13-13 poured in Lunar Pint Glass

A) Very pretty looking beer, clear, light amber, carbination

S) Pine

T) I wonder if I got a bad bottle, too piney, no sweetness at all.

M) Oily, over carbinated

O) I did not like it, never had a pine bomb before and will never get it again. Sorry Stone

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 13:22:02 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

08-24-2013 21:23:29 | More by Dcunicelli
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rhouliha

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

06-17-2014 01:56:58 | More by rhouliha
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J_Dub

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

04-22-2013 22:07:43 | More by J_Dub
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sbxx

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

05-02-2013 03:17:54 | More by sbxx
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hoppheadIPA

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

07-10-2014 13:12:03 | More by hoppheadIPA
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Bagoosh

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

09-20-2012 17:41:38 | More by Bagoosh
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

11-02-2013 04:19:10 | More by heytomcat
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slackattack

Spain

2.83/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 7-4-14 model

Pours a clear light amber with nice finger and a half of loosely bubbled head that is persistent and leaves a great lacing. Nose is grapefruit and most notable, tons of tropical fruit especially mango/papaya, maybe even some peach mixed in. Extremely fruity. Taste, unfortunately for me, follows the nose pretty close. I don't know the type of hops off hand but there's a hit of hoppy, piney bitterness and then another assault of tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is what it should be, nothing to brag or gripe about. Overall, there's waaay too much of the tropical fruit sweetness for me. I just don't "enjoy" it. I'll still buy the next one though because this series from Stone is generally one I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 06:42:53 | More by slackattack
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tyweiss

California

2.88/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

poured from a 22 into a pint gass

A: poured from a 22. Looks nice and clean, like it will have great hop flavor. Leaves nice lacing along the whole glass. looks very appealing.

S: Smells like citrus and pine, just what I'd expect form an ipa. The smell leaves with an aftertaste of onions which I'm not so keen about.

T: Taste follow the nose, unfortunately the onion taste overpowers the beautiful west coast IPA
flavors. The citrus and pine are there, but overshadowed by onion. There is a nice bitterness, but still overshadowed by onion. If you hate onions as much as I do maybe you'll agree.

M: Good, medium body. nice carbonation. Feels like it should.

O: Was very excited to try this one, but after having 3 separate brews I have decided to give this one a pass in the future. Too much hype, too much onion.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 04:53:52 | More by tyweiss
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.91/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass. 11-12-13 edition

The beer is a slightly foggy light honey color. An eggshell colored head recedes to a soapy film. Random light lacing on the glass.

Tasmanian hops? Smells like it. Sour, musty grapefruit, and onions. Lots of onions.

Tastes like Tasmanian hops. Grapefruit sourness, a cardboard kind of musty note. And onions.

The mouthfeel is not as heavy as 9.4% suggests.

Overall, I did not like this at all. There is an overwhelming taste of onions, and I find it offensive on the palate and nose. I will try the next Enjoy By and hope for more pine and no onion.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:44:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
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averagejake872

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.3%

02-04-2013 17:41:07 | More by averagejake872
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

3/5  rDev -32.3%

07-20-2014 06:56:45 | More by ambiguousfigures
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -32.3%

06-06-2014 06:50:47 | More by DrunkenMonk
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -32.3%

02-05-2014 21:04:02 | More by 100200300
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 6,733 ratings.