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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,254 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,254
Hads: 9,539
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 678
Gots: 2,254 | 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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Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy hops Batman!

A Nice copper color with nice foam that thin. The brew is really clear too.

S Big hops with citrus smells, even the bottle cap had the same smell.

T Big flavor of hops, citrus, with a slight tinge of alcohol at the end, very nice.

M Really big full flavor of heavy flavor, good intense taste, just damn good.

O Wow, I will getting more of Enjoy by Date if there is any left.Awesome! (406 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew was served from the bottle (Enjoy By 12.21.12, Third Batch) at the Tap and Mallet Vertical Epic tasting event. It arrived in a tasting glass, showing a clean yellow golden. No head was noted, but spots of lacing were left dripping down the glass. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was gritty as hell. The nose was filled with earthy hop bite, metallic and soured yeast, and sweet nectary hops of grapefruit and soap. With warmth came plastics and light booziness, mineral, and an enhancement of those paler, toastier malts. Peach sugars blended in as well, giving nice and syrupy depth to the vast array of hop varietals. Our first impression was that there was a huge hop variety through all the bitterness, but things were exquisitely juicy. The flavoring opened with dirt and grit of pine resin, mineral, booze, pale malts, and faint caramel sugariness. The middle came to a peak with softer pine, massive juiciness of citric flesh, more pale toast, and biting yeasty metallics. Citric hops washed through the finish, with juiciness of peaches, nectarines, apples, and flesh of grapefruit, mixing for an ultimate blend without any lingering or puckering extreme bitterness of hop. The aftertaste breathed of soap, pine, and grapefruit cleanliness, with spicy black pepper booze on the far back. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was high. There was nice slurp, cream, smack, froth, and pop, with a slick coating. Pucker eventually came from the astringent, grapey dryness to the palate, in the absence of intense bittering from the gloriously juicy hops. The abv was fine, and the beer drank way easy.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was how everything was all about the hops. There was such a nice bite and grit to the opening act, with a beautifully balanced cleanliness of soap, pine, and massive citrus. Despite the variety, the depth of bitterness never really catches up with you, as the flavoring stays sweet, nectary, and insanely juicy throughout. This is one of the best Stone beers we’ve ever had. (2,088 characters)

Photo of vic21234
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. This is the third batch, Enjoy By 12-21-12. Bottled on date of 11-16-12. I was unable to find the first batch around here a few months back, but was happy to see tons of this third batch around.

A- Pours a light golden color. This beer is very clear, and leaves about a half finger worth of white colored head. Some lacing along the sides of the glass is visible.

S- A nice aromatic beer. Lots of mango, grapefruit, orange, and pine hops on the smell.

T- This one is tasty. The hops shine through in the taste as expected. Pine dominates in the hop taste over anything else. Some citrus is in there too but not nearly as notable as the pine.

M- Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, bitter, dry finish. This beer does not drink like 9.4%ABV, a very easy drinker.

Another great IPA by Stone. It's up there with Ruination and Ruination 10th as one of my favorite IPAs from them. (923 characters)

Photo of weltywm
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Light orange to a deep amber yellow, with about one finger of white foam. It dissipates fairly quickly, though it still shows a lot of carbonation and lacing.

Smell: As I was pouring it, I could smell that signature IPA smell: bitter, bitter hops with a lot of citrus.

Taste: Wow, this is big. There is a lot of orange. It is almost like an orange creamsicle. Mixed with that are notes of orange zest, grapefruit, and lemon rind. There is some sweetness too, almost a hint of vanilla. As I keep drinking, I pick up on more grassy, bitter hop notes, which begin to dominate more and more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Thick and very creamy, with lots of nice carbonation. It has a nice, crisp, clean, bitter, and almost mouth-puckering finish.

Overall: This is a great IPA, and a perfect example of the style. It takes bitter to the next level. My girlfriend describes it as an "alcohol waterfall," and that somehow seems appropriate. (990 characters)

Photo of Mcgruff
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pretty standard, clear and crisp looking.

S: not sure what it is, but it seems to smell better with every drink...hoppy and fruity at the same time. This is how I want an IPA to smell.

T: just like the smell...hoppy hit with a nice fruitiness to it. The aftertaste stays with you for while...finishes strong. Sooo easy to drink.

M: smooth aind just the right amount of carbonation.

O: very nice IPA...I will enjoy by 4-1.13 as often as I can. (449 characters)

Photo of Bauzen
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and golden in color. Minimal head with a precise pour from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Smell is slightly bitter, but very fruity. Most prominent notes are orange peel, grapefruit. Whatever hops they use, I'm impressed.

Taste is velvety, floral, fruity, and bitter. It showcases a flavor profile that only a young Imperial can deliver. Fruitier than Heady Topper, Milder than Double Jack, smoother than anything from Lagunitas (and I'm a way bigger fan of Lagunitas than Stone, usually).

You'll appreciate the mouthfeel. It sticks around and makes you want the experience to last longer. Finish is long and memorable.

Overall, it's a great beer, but a bit pricier than several competitors that offer similar young double IPAs for half the cost. That being said, if it's the only beer I'm drinking that evening, it's a solid choice. It doesn't leave me wishing I ordered something else. (897 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - slight chill haze that dissipates as it warms, golden color with a thick white heat that is well retained, leaves a really nice lacing,

S - prominent American-like hop aroma characterized by pine and tropical fruit, sweet malt hiding, any esters from the yeast are well hidden in the hop scent, no phenol detected

T - much like aroma, strong and bright American hop presence which hints of mango, pine and orange, but the hops are not so overpowering that the malt adequately supports the moderately aggressive bitterness which is notable on the finish

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

O - This is a wonderfully done, fresh tasting IPA. The hop blend used here is a bit different than other of Stone's offerings, which provides it distinction from their other offerings. It's a shame that this isn't offered regularly as it might make it into my fridge on a regular basis. (908 characters)

Photo of BA_Berto
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone enjoy by 11 12 13
Aroma: hoppy, citrusy notes
Taste: huge citrus, hops and strong grapefruit finish. Most prevalent grapefruit taste I've experienced yet! Delicious!
Mouth feel: just right for An IPA. Just enough carbonation.
Appearance: beautiful orangeish brown color. Quickly disappearing head.
Overall: Stone knocks this IPA out of the park. Always solid, I can see seeking this one out again! (403 characters)

Photo of Mdog
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5.17.13 version

Appearance: Yellow-gold, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Big citrus, underlying sweetness.

Taste: Sweet citrus along with moderate bitterness. Quite balanced for a DIPA, and more balanced than I expected a Stone beer to be.

Mouthfeel: Tingly feel, not too heavy.

Overall: This was an impressive beer from Stone. I thought it would be more bitter, like Ruination, but it had a nice sweetness to it that gave it balance. It was really easy to drink, more like an IPA than a double. Good stuff! (512 characters)

Photo of digitalflood
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/15/15 release. Pours straw crystal clear yellow. Slight carbonation. Thick head with lots of foam. Excellent lacing retention. Aromas of pine trees and musk. Lemongrass. Good mouthfeel. Lots of citrus tastes. Nose is all pine and grapefruit. Astringent bitter notes. Mid-palate it breaks to lemons, grapefruit, and some coriander spice. Back palate is a slight cinnamon bread malt and some bitter lemon notes. Lots of grapefruit and a slight alcohol bite. Excellent. Crisp, clean aftertaste. Some more bitter grapefruit and lemongrass. A hint of pepper and spice. 4.5 out of 5. Excellent. (599 characters)

Photo of HopBomb515
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4.20.14 bottled 3/13/14. Poured into a large snifter and enjoyed over an hour.

A - What more could you want in a beers appearance? On this one maybe just some chunkier lacing. Bright orange, slight copper tinge that glows in the glass and is capped with a 1 finger bright white head. Nice thin lacing on the glass as you drink.

S - Dank? Hell yes. Big citrus and peach notes, pine, slight caramel, more pine notes, floral and herbal undertones. Citrus distinguishes itself as grapefruit and orange.

T - Follows the nose, big citrus flavors of mostly grapefruit send some orange cutting in. Peach rounds it out and is prominent with the citrus notes. Just enough caramel like sweetness to cut through the bitterness. Piney, resinous, dank and citrusy. The flavor is so bold and big my palate was shot at the end of this bomber. Bitterness was perfect, right where I'd like my DIPA. Spot on for me. Only criticism, little hot, that 9.4% ABV comes through as it warms and it does detract a bit.

M - Fuller side of medium body. Nice carbonation that carries the flavor and a coating body with a crisp semi dry finish. Could be cleaner, this beer hung around after each sip.

O - A spot on DIPA, guaranteed fresh, and amazing balance. With a cleaner finish and maybe a lower ABV this could be a Heady killer. Either way, it's a world class DIPA. (1,349 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Enjoy By IPA pours a soft golden amber color. It is quite transparent, with visible carbonation rising up from the bottom of my glass into a robust off-white cap. This exhibits great head retention and leaves a few spiderwebs of lace down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is the strongest aspect of this beer. Sweet and juicy mango and tropical fruit hop notes waft out of the glass first, with some candied grapefruit, dank, and pine notes coming through as well.

Even without seeing the label, it would be easy to tell that this is a Stone beer. Brazenly hopped, there is still a great transition from sweet to hoppy, which is a progression that separates the best IPA’s from the rest. A bit of honey and caramel lead nicely into the caramelized grapefruit hop notes, with tons of mango, peach, apricot, pine, and herbal hop flavors as well. The finish is bitter, but the flavors help to grow the bitterness over the course of the sip.

Stone also brews its beers with an understanding of keeping the ABV, flavor, and body all in line, and this is no exception. A high ABV by IPA standards, the flavor really masks any suggestion of booziness, and the smooth body and creamy carbonation work to keep each sip fresh.

With a robust addition of hops across a wide range of flavors, this is a great addition to the Stone family. I also appreciate their effort to encourage hoppy beers to be labeled fresh for immediate consumption. (1,479 characters)

Photo of ZagZagg
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into pint glass

A: Nice light goldenrod hue topped with a one and a half finger head. The head is fickle and quite paper white. Carbonation is apparent, but underwhelming. I’ll have to continue evaluation on the next pour.

A more aggressive pour brings out a bit of the visible carbonation and releases the aroma a bit more. Looks medium/light and drinkable. Lacing on this pour is much more evident.

S: Citrus punch! Grapefruit, bits of lemon and orange, after a big sniff the nose rounds off with dry scents of fresh florals, which are earthy and inviting. Just before the floweriness begins to dominate the nose, I pick up mellow sweet fruits, mango and other light tropical fruits, suppressed banana & pear. Somewhere in the earthy essence there’s some dry pine/wood but its built into the complexity. Overall very aromatic and dominated by many delightful esters, one of the best.

T: Follows the nose (expected and excellent). The taste is fresh and clean, with the freshness provided by the circus of zesty citrus flavors. Spices trace the citrus, possibly spearmint and ginger that facilitate the transition to a dry flower flavor. The ABV is completely hidden, no boozy character, although there is a slight hotness (presumably from the spice citrus blend).

M: Immediate aftertaste is a woody sweetness that is somewhat dry and makes you want more. The carbonation is hard to assess awing to the various flavor facets that continue to assault the palate.

O: This along with one or two other DIPAs have really revitalized my love of the style. This is damn fresh and damn tasty. Kinda jumped on the tail end of this 2.14.14, but its fresh taste is still in your face. This has me amped for the next installment of this #EnjoyBy series.

Into IPAs or IIPAs? Once the next installment is announced, mark your calendar. (1,854 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had the 3-14-2015 Enjoy By IPA

Golden amber like color with a small bit of white head.

Smells like peaches, very citrusy.

Tasted very fruity/sweet with hoppy bitterness.

Medium amount of carbonation. Had a nice bit of bubble like fizz from my first to last sip.

Overall, a very good IPA. (295 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4/20/13 There was a time when the date of this one would have been the most awesome thing. I guess I'm getting old...

Appearance. Pours a rich but clear gold with a finger of white head. Decent lace, but nothing spectacular.

Smell. Beautiful pine and lucious tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, papaya, limes and grapefruit. There's some toasty grainy malt backing it up, but this smells like it brings the goods in the west coast style hop department.

Taste. Big juicy hops again. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, oranges, pine sap, spicy hops, grassy hops, and some nice toasted grainy malt backing it up ...but not too much. The full range of hop flavours is here and not in a overdone sort of way. Nice bitterness in the finish as well and very fresh tasting, as expected.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A pretty awesome IPA. If you like hops and lots of 'em, this beer doesn't disappoint. (941 characters)

Photo of afluentturtle
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3rd Edition enjoyed on 12-21-12 on tap at petrol station in a pint glass.

Apperence: Beautuful golden amber just a slight haze that transforms to clear once the beer warms just a bit. About a fingure of marshmallow like fully and bubbly head. Terrific lacing down the glass as you drink it.

Smell: Amazing earthy hops, grass, pine, flowers, a little bit of citrus. The fresh hops are just a heavenly.

Taste: Hops,hops,hops!! Very well balanced between the bitter bite and mellow malts.
There is pine and resin and then citrus fruits, mainly grape fruit just a little orange. Just a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: My only knock on this brew is it seems a little over carbonated and there is an oily, alcoholy finish.

Overall: The best IPA I've had this year, wish it was easier to get ahold of or it would be a regular in my fridge. (834 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12/21/12 batch enjoyed on 12/17/12. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with a finger of very fluffy off white head that fades to a nice layer on top of the pour and leaves some great lacing on the glass.

Smell: I'm getting a sweet hoppy note right off the bat, lots of citrus peel, but also pineapple and other sweet citrus fruit. There is a sweet malt note along with some pine needles as well.

Taste: Quite similar to the smell, but not as sweet. More grain sweetness than juicy citrus fruit. The hops are aggressive and remind me of citrus peel with some pine needles. There is enough malt to balance out the hops, and just a touch of alcohol. The finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with fluffy, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is another winner by Stone. I'm really glad I got to try this and I'll pick up some more if they do a release in my neck of the woods. (973 characters)

Photo of Alequine
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a nice looking frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
Grapefruit and floral aroma. Dominant grapefruit on the front, medium caramel malt and bitter finish to round out the mouthfeel. If consumer reports was reviewing this beer it would be a best buy. (292 characters)

Photo of 510a
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

picked the last bottle off the shelf at my local bottle shop. Shout out to Norms in Lake Stevens, WA , amazing place.

The smell, ohh that smell. The hops are singing sweet baby making love in here.

First impression of appearance is not a stunner , but first drink is an eyepopping mouthful of hoppy gymnastic sex. The balance is perfect, you could easily drink this as a sessionable if it was 6 or 7 ABV. Want to drink another , sadly I dont have one.

Best beer this year , the hype is real ,seek this one out. (514 characters)

Photo of JohannBock
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found at the local bottle shop. Happy that it showed up.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Pours a white 1.5 finger head that leaves some decent lacing. Hazy, ruddy, straw color.

S: Great nose on this beer. Flowery and grassy notes right away that fade into strong pine and grapefruit aromas.

T: Very balanced for the amount of hops in the nose. It starts off with flowery/pollen flavors that follow up with a toasty, bready, even biscuity. Ends with a moderate hop bite that sits on the back of the tongue. Really hides the alcohol as it only really shows up as a slight sweetness throughout.

M: Medium heavy mouth feel. Really sits in your mouth, but not in a bad way. Easy to sip or quaff if you feel like it (though I wouldn't recommend it).

O: Really great DIPA. I can't find much of a flaw with it at all. If it was around all the time it would be a regular in my lineup. Highly recommended if you can find it. Stone does another great highly hopped beer. (969 characters)

Photo of anteater
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13

Poured from a 22oz bottle on 11.19.13

A: Perfectly transparent, a beautiful golden color with a very thin white head. Parts of the head dissipated leaving a cool foamy pattern.

S: Big lemon and grapefruit right off the bat. This one smells pretty dank.

T: To anyone who's ever opened a bag of hops and stuck your nose in it - this is pretty much it. It doesn't smell like the things that hops smell like... it smells like hops. Amazing citrus, floral and grass flavors with a moderate bitterness and a great sweet malt backbone to support it. Its got a dankness to it. Usually beers that I would describe as dank are too much (I'm thinking about Hop Stoopid here), but the balance here is phenomenal.

M: Crisp with just a slight resinous quality. Medium carb.

O: I always get so excited for this to hit my state and for a good reason. It never lets down. This IPA is fresh as hell but freshness wouldn't mean a thing if it wasn't an unbelievable IPA to begin with. Pretty far up on my list! (1,014 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a bomber. Review from 7/4/14. Enjoy by 7/4/14.

Color clear gold with a thick white head. Nice sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit, pine, and herbal hops. Just a touch of sweet malt. Flavor is very hop forward on the palate. Lots of resinous hops and tropical fruit. Finish is long and bitter hops. Medium body with a lot of hop oiliness. A very delicious DIPA that I've had before and will definitely be having again. (454 characters)

Photo of falc0n2600
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, wet juicy hop aromas and flavors that are very assaulting, even for a Stone beer. I have the feeling that this beer was refrigerated from when it was bottled all the way to in my stomach. Very, very sweet and fresh hops reminiscent of a lot of Lagunitas beers with none of the bitterness typically associated with Stone. Maybe my favorite Stone beer, along with Sublimely Self-Righteous. (394 characters)

Photo of Dave1999
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Currently drinking 12.12.13.

Look great a transparent pale amber with a bright white fluffy head.

The smell is full on grapefruit with a little malt sweetness. This smells awesome.

The taste is bitter, sweet malts, fruity citrus hops. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. The hops really coat the tongue.

Overall another great beer from Stone, if you enjoy grapefruit flavours in your ipa I'd definately recommend. I'll be looking out for future 'enjoy by's'. (492 characters)

Photo of jdhops
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottled on 1/9/14 into a pint glass.

A: Pours an incredibly clear orange-gold. Creamy white head, relatively thin but good retention. Very pretty lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, mango. More citrusy than piney.

T: Initially follows smell, then piney hoppiness emerges. Slight bitterness late, then a pleasant dryness. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden for a 9.4% ABV.

M: Medium body and carbonation, crisp and fresh.

O: An outstanding DIPA. Citrusy, piney, bitter, dry, and oozes freshness. (502 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.