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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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97
world-class

1,355 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,355
Hads: 10,054
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 747
Gots: 2,614 | FT: 19
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Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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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Photo of PicoPapa
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 2 Bros in Salem Ct. Enjoy by 4-01-13. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some sweet citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is more of the same sweet citrus and tropical fruits but some pine as well. Good amount of bitterness. Some malt flavor but this one if hop forward for sure. Creamy ,heavy mouthfeel. A bit reminiscent of Ruination. Overall, this is a damn fine Imperial with that typical Stone taste. Glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Southampton Publick House pint. 12.13.13 version. Bottled 11/8/13, so a week old!! Bought at Whole Foods Newport Beach CA for $ 7.99.

A - Dark golden (on the edge of orange). Eggshell head leaves OK lacing.

S - Very hoppy. Catpiss first, then underlying peaches, apricots, and mangos.

T - Again very bright tropical notes upfront. Definite catpiss component, plus the peaches, apricots, mango flavors. Bitterness creeps in on the finish, but not harsh. Their is a slight sweet malt backbone that makes it smooth. There is a slight alcohol note, but not off-putting. It accentuates the hop flavors.

M - Crisp and light for the ABV. Carbonation is medium high and lively. Makes it seem like a lighter beer than it is.

O - Great beer nose-wise. The smell really pops and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I also really like the hop combinations. Had the last version on tap at the brewery and thought it was more malty and boozy.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours an orange golden color with a nice head that sticks around and very good lacing.

Smell – A really strong pine scent with an oily hoppiness.

Taste – Bitter pine.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated. Bitter, but no lingering bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – A bit over hopped for my taste, though I like that it's not in the aftertaste.

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Photo of emount91
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drinking 12.25.15, pours a clear orange color, good foamy head that lasts a decent amount of time. smell is pine and resin through and through, nothing tropical here. smell follows the taste exactly: resin and pine, pine and resin, resiny pine, and piney resin, with a dry malt backbone. definition of a great bitter hop bomb "west coast" IPA. mouth feel is great, but I wouldnt expect any less from Stone. great beer when it's around, was my favorite Stone brew until I tried Thunderstruck.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just cracked the 7/4/14. Poured a nice pale yellow with a fizzy head that left trails down the side of the glass. The smell was amazing with a lot of hop scents of pine and citrus. The taste was great, exploding with a lot of pine and grapefruit notes that mingled in the mouth and left a very crisp finish that was very refreshing. Loved it and would definitely recommend grabbing a bottle while there is still time.

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Photo of delta490
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So I'm having this a day late (2/15, not 2/15). The day doesn't seem to have ruined it. It pours a slightly cloudy orangey gold with a nice white head that leaves some small sticky lacing. It has lovely rich tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops aroma. The taste is restrained for a Stone IPA, but it is still a delicious and well-made beer. The hops flavors are not overwhelming, but blend together well and are supported by a sturdy and subtle malt backbone. Not too heavy on the palate and with just a little bitter bite on the finish.

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Photo of korguy123
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 4.01.13
Enjoyed 3.04.13

Crystal clear gold pour with two plus fingers of soapy, snow white head. Lacing is excellent. This was poured into my new DFH "IPA" glass and the steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom has me mesmerized.

Bright juicy grapefruit, sweet clementines with some fresh peaches. There is a grassy wetness with bitter pine. My mouth just watered lol.

Bitter pine up front that transitions to a tongue coating sweetness like a simple syrup. Juicy citrus than makes way for a bitter dry finish. Zero alcohol in the taste.

Light body with a high carbonation prickle on the tongue.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled: 6/28/2013
Enjoy By: 08/02/2013
Enjoyed on: 07/08/2013

The beer pours a dark amber color with a few centimeters of nice foam. Super fresh hops emerge from the aroma: pine, orange, and grapefruit. Alcohol clears the sinuses along with a wee bit of caramel in the background. Medium bodied and smooth, almost creamy, but for the carbonation Lots of hops in the flavor, as expected. Piney resin and citrus both contribute, but pine is the biggest contributor. A hint of malt brings it all together. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of itsscience
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.13.13 edition poured into a goblet

Pours a transparent golden sunset color with about a finger of white head that retains well. The smell is that of dank, oily, earthy hops, a bit of onion, lemon, grapefruit, and orange peel. The smell is amazingly fresh, so I would say Stone succeeded in what they set out to do. The taste follows the nose, delivering a resinous, mouth-coating blast of bitterness right up front along with grapefruit and orange notes. There is also a weird onion taste that detracts from the quality of the beer, but it's not overwhelming. The finish is dry and unapologetically bitter, leaving a tingling in the back of my throat.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into snifter glasses.
Pours a nice medium amber, decent to moderate head.
Aromas are very nice, sweetness, hoppiness, little malt notes.
Taste is really, really nice. A lot of tropical fruit, pineapple, very little bitterness.
My favorite Stone beer by far.
A very nice IPA not trying to be a bitter bomb from Stone. Good work.

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Photo of dbossman
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This review came from notes (3rd batch):

A: Amberish/golden hue with a stead head and good lacing

S: Grapefruit, weed, pineapple--so fresh with somewhat of a bready backbone; but mostly lots of hop resin aromas dominating

T: So bitter and resiny: oily, piney, dank, grapefruity--it is so bitter and I wish there was a little more sweetness underneath

F: So sticky and oily and awesome

O: This is a bitter, in your face beer--I like it--but I wish it had a bit more of a malty sweetness underneath; but like I said, it is still a darn good beer

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Photo of BTVflatlander
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 2.14.14 served in a Citizen Cider snifter.

A: Clear orange. There's something that rubs me the wrong way about filtered IPAs. Call me crazy, but hey.

S: Citrusy fruit, mostly mango for me.

T: Same as smell, very mango forward for me.

M: Adequate and supple.

O: I must say, this being my first Enjoy By experience, I was a bit disappointed. I had only heard good things from friends and BAs, but it's not quite as marvelous as I had expected. Perhaps it's because I'm inevitably comparing it to Abner or Heady, but it strikes me as a slightly better, more alcoholic version of Long Trail Limbo that cost me $7 a bomber rather than $10 a sixes. Anyway, I'm glad I tried it, I enjoyed it, and I will probably get another one at some point. Try it for yourself, because fresh IPA is hard to come by.

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Photo of Rfunk
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Have had several of these in 22oz bottles then served in tulips. First and foremost it was most similar to Pliny the Elder. I sensed a lot of Cascade and Simcoe hops, with most of the aroma coming obviously from the Cascade. The beer is way hoppy and has a touch of sweet midway through, and finishes crisp. A great drink overall.

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Photo of claspada
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent golden color with a big white foamy head that settles leaving plenty of splotchy lacework.

Aromas are all hops here; citrus, pine, pineapple. Then I get the spicy, white grape, kiwi and stone fruit qualities. Finally there are some hints of onion and chive. This is truely a fruit salad of juicy hops. Malt is pretty much impossible to detect beyond a hint of pale malt sweetenss.

The tastes fall a little short from the pop that the aroma had. The hops flavors all listed above (tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of dankness) are there in some form but clash and seem to form a melange of green hop flavors. The pale malt sweetness is there to balance the abundance of hop flavor that is packed into the hop monster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is intially dry and lightly bitter but the resinous bitterness increases more as more as you work through the bottle.

Overall I really like this idea of offering freshly hopped beers with a drink by date and I really enjoyed this beer but the inflated price tag (due to the cost of bottling/shipping so fast, huge late hop bill and small hype due to limited distribution) make this a bit under-whelming. While no means a bad beer, it's actually a great beer, it's by no means the be all and end all of DIPAs.

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Photo of NanookinTexas
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 12.25.15. Bottled on 11/18/15. 9.4%ABV.

Bomber ($8.99) poured into a stem.

Look: Pour golden, clean, clear, champagne color. Half to 3/4' white head, that quickly subsides to 1/8" to 1/4" layer that hangs around for a while. A volcano of champagne size bubbles rising from the bottom of the stem. When swirled in the glass a bit, to wake up more of the buquet, it leaves really nice heavy lacing on the glass.

Nose: Upon initial pour the buquet is BIG citrus (grapefruit, orange peel) that quickly subsides and becomes very subtle. Swirl it a bit and those champagne bubbles wake up! Some floral notes, perhaps Magnolia, rich yet crisp and clean. Really opens up as it warms!

Taste: Bitter grapefruit, orange peel, perhaps a hint of green mango, vanilla. Very, very clean and crisp. The bitterness, for me, is by no means excessive or overpowering. Alcohol content very well hidden. Flavors become richer as it warms.

Feel: Very light on the tungue initially. The bitterness is very much in the fore and subsides to a slight sweetness. Very, very, clean, crisp.

Overall: Without out doubt a keeper! I hope I have another bottle amongst my stash. It'd be worth a side-by-side tasting with Arrogant Bastard, Double Arrogant Bastard, Tunderstruck and, the standard Stone IPA, to sus out the differing nuances of each. That's a lot of brew! Calls for a tasting, with lots of help! :)

CHEERS!!!

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, the Enjoy By 7.04.14 version

pours crystal clear, bright dark golden in color, bright white head. good head retention, and a bit of lacing. aroma has got to be the most intense hop aroma I've smelled from an IPA before. like opening up a package of vacuum sealed package of hops. citrus, pine, a bit dank. clean simple base malt and all hop flavor. highlights the hops well, but I personally prefer a bit more malt flavor in a DIPA. medium body, higher carbonation.

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Photo of N_Schleret
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice golden color with a two finger head. Nice retention and blotchy lacing.
S: Very hoppy, lots of floral pine and grapefruit citrus. Light malts.
T: Same as the smell. Big pine presence and citrus. Slightly funky aftertaste.
M: Bitter and dry. Medium light on the palate.
O: A good offering for the style.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 11.16.12 , four days ago, enjoy by 12.21.12 poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a clean clear golden orange with about a infringer if white frothy head, dissapates nicley with pleanty of pretty lacing. Nice.

S: wow, this smells amazing, loads of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pinneapple, and a beautiful fresh piney resinousness.... The aroma is fantastic.

T: much like the nose I get alot of citrusy grapefruit, orange, lemon, notes drenched in deep resinous pine.

M: medium bodied with medium carbonation, nice lush, dry and bitter on the aftertaste, this brew really coats the mouth in hop resins, long lasting bitterness.

O: this is a really delicious, really fresh beer, for a dipa of this much hoppage I'm glad they kept beer on the dryer side instead of sweeting in up to much... Really nice, Grab this while you can.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/28/12 notes. Had this on tap at Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn. 12.21.12 version, served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy, orange-yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, grapefruit, resin, pine hops, fruity malts, and some tropical fruits. Very nice hoppy nose with a lot of citrus and orange; really like the nose a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, tropical fruits, pine hops, grapefruit, and some fruity and caramel malts. Taste is very bitter; hop bomb for sure.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a huge bitter bite to it.

o - Overall a really nice IPA from Stone. The nose is amazing and hoppy, and if you like bitterness in your DIPA's you'll love this one. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of Roose13
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 5.17.13

Bomber served into a pint glass.

A: light orange, transparent with a thin off-white head. Rising bubbles and beautiful thick wall of lacing down the glass.

S: Pine, grapefruit, grassy. Very beautiful beer smell-wise. I loved it.

T: Sweet and zesty grapefruit. Piny and resiny on the finish. Pretty bitter and a bit malty. Just completely balanced and incredibly smooth. Such a fantastic blend this go around.

M: Very smooth, dry and medium-bodied on the carbonation.

Overall: This was my first sample of the Enjoy By series and it blew my mind. This was just an incredibly beer by Stone, something I've come to expect from one of the best damn breweries in the country.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look – Thin, white head. Bright, golden translucent body.

Smell – What you expect a dank to smell like. Dirty, YMCA shower before going to the pool.

Taste – Where is the alcohol? Sweet grapefruit taste. Bitter aftertaste.

Feel – Feels heavier than expected. Filling. Not much expansion.

Overall – I like this dank IPA, but that is what I go for in IPAs. It is a hit it and quit it release.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Chucks.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head on top that left some thin lacing down the sides.

S: Very tropical, lots of grapefruit, very vibrant, with some nice pine mixed in. A little bit of caramel, but nice and hoppy overall.

T: Nice flavors upfront of pineapple and orange, with a touch of orange zest. The mid-palate is a bit earthy and grassy, with a slightly bitter finish,

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Lives up to its reputation. A well done IPA, very fresh (certainly as it should be consumed). Nice and fruity.

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Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Macadoodles in Pineville, MO

Pours honey colord with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & semi-good lacing

S: Ruby red grapefruit & other citrus, doesn't finish as strong as it starts

T: Follows the nose, some pine, lemons & biscuitty malt up front. Some honey malt, pineapple, grapefruit & slight dryness as this warms, juicy as well. Finishes with grapefruit, a bit of pine, a touch of lemon grass

MF: Medium body/chewy, fantastic balance, warming

A fantastic DIPA, this is worthy of the Mayan Apocalypse, I liked this one a lot. Through the roof drinkability

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with the bottled on date chipped and smeared away. The 10th batch of this beer, and the first I've managed to get my hands on. Stone Enjoy By 09.13.13, a more than obvious vintage date. I've been sitting on this bottle for about a week now, so I don't see the need to wait any longer! Exponentially stoked to have gotten this.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a bronze-orange-gold colored body with just over a finger of bubbly off-white head that settles down to suds pretty quick. Second pour yields a good two fingers of creamy doughy off-white froth. Impressive clarity.

S - Nose is actually quite tame compared to what I was expecting. Some fresh cut grapefruit, apricot, blood orange, some soapiness, and a buttered biscuit malt backbone. Alcohol is barely detectable for being such a high abv beer. Smells pretty 'ordinary', but spot on.

T - Taste brings more of the same. Extremely well-balanced, and not the ridiculous hop bomb one might normally expect from Stone. The bready malts pair well with the fresh grapefruit hops.

M - Feel is extremely smooth, creamy, and clean. This is clearly a fresh beer, and even the mouthfeel reflects that fact. Dry bitter hop resins clinging to the palate. I feel like this would pair well with some cheese, and I wish I had some.

Overall, I was initially sort of let down by the 'tame' nature of this beer by Stone's standards, but this is remarkably smooth, creamy, well-balanced, and drinkable for having such a high 9.40% abv, and that is most likely due to the freshness factor. Call it a gimmick if you want, this is the pinnacle of fresh imperial IPA's.

Stone Enjoy By 09.13.13 IPA ---4/5.

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Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 02.15.13 (bottled 01.11.13) into a tulip. Six days from the brewery to my glass. Pours a perfectly crystal-clear copper w/ a sudsy bright white head, lazy carbonation. A good-looking beer, appears refreshing and clean.

Aroma is resinous, piney, citrusy. Everything we love about West Coast IPAs. Maybe not quite as dank as I expected, but I prefer my IPAs not to smell too sticky and gooey. Smells clean and fresh, and I don't think it's just Stone's expert marketing playing tricks here.

Taste follows nose. Nicely bitter with lots of grapefruit and pine. Just a hint of alcohol, masked pretty well for a 9.4% brew.

Mouthfeel is clean, medium-bodied, slick. Just right.

Overall another solid DIPA from one of the masters of the craft. Well done, Stone.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.