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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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Photo of ricp215
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoy by 12-26-14
Pours lite amber with 1" Head
Smell - Pine, Earth, Mild Citrus
Taste - Earthy, somewhat fruity IPA. In the middle on bitterness
Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. What you expect from a great IPA

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Photo of JWU
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber bottle poured into a chalice.

A- a perfectly clear golden hue with orange highlights. Plenty of visible carbonation. A nice very off white froth sits atop. Plenty of lacing.

S- Lots going on. Red grapefruit, hempy/tobacco note, lemon peel, mandarin orange, pear and some mango.

T-Big smack of bitterness up front. Alcohol. Hops follow the nose, but there is a lot more of that onion/garlic thing going on in the flavor. The only thing that holds the taste back from a "5" rating would be if the hop flavor popped just a bit more, and the bitterness backed off just a touch. It's fairly bitter throughout.

M- Medium body, syrupy, but plenty of carbonation to move things along.

O- Very good, and certainly and upgrade over ruination.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. This is the third batch, enjoy by 12/21/12.

A: Light golden color with tinges of orange. Great clarity. Creamy white head holds fast at a height of about two inches. Thin webs of lacing decorate the glass as the beer is consumed.

S: Christ this is one aromatic beer. The scent of it hits you as soon as the cap is popped. Kiwi, melon, passion fruit, bright citrus notes of pithy tangerine and clementine. Broken pine needles and a slight pine resin, faint mint. Malt base of dough and biscuit underneath all the hops.

T: Broken pine needles, resin, and hop oils on the attack. Tangerine, pithy white grapefruit, lemon rind, mango. Bitterness is firm and even up front, but grows on the mid palate and into the finish, ending with a strong oily, resiny bite. Slight tropical esters and a well-hidden touch of peppery alcohol almost go unnoticed. Doughy malt base dries toward the finish into tastes of biscuit and a pleasant graininess. Finishes with a strong, bitter wallop of oily, resiny, planty hops that lingers on the palate for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and very smooth with a moderate prickling carbonation that lifts it and makes it feel deceptively light and airy on the palate.

O: Much praise goes out to Stone for this one. It's a great concept, and quite genius really: market an IPA solely on its freshness date. Making the "Enjoy By" date glaringly obvious not only ensures that the consumer gets the freshest possible beer off the shelf, but it also goads them into drinking it within that freshness date. Everyone gets the optimal drinking experience, and brewery and consumer alike are happy. The execution of this concept was no easy task either, but Stone seems to be handling it very well. Brewing different batches for different regions of the country and staggering the release dates seems to be the only logical way to go about it. Even a larger craft brewery like Stone has its limitations when it comes to brewing capacity, distribution, etc. Everything seems to be going off without a hitch though. I have yet to hear a complaint stemming from any of the previous releases. Of course all of this goes out the window if the beer itself sucks, but suck this beer does not. In fact, to top it all off, this may be the best new DIPA I've had all year. It's incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor, and it drinks like a dream. I didn't believe that it was 9.4% abv until I felt it. I'm calling in a favor and getting a ride from someone when I find this on tap.

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Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried this. On tap at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Looks great. Fantastic aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor heavy on the bitterness over the more subtle hop flavors. Great stuff. I hate that it's hard to find but like the emphasis on freshness.

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Photo of mnrider
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4-20-14

A: Pours a bright and clear golden/orange. Large thick off white head. Good retention
at first, but this does not last. The lacing is also not much to talk about.

S: Strong and fresh. Citrus. Pine. Hops. Resin. Pineapple. Hops. Dry. Malty. Hops.

T/M: Not unlike the aroma. Citrus flavors such as grapefruit and pineapple. Strong dank
hops. Pine. Hop resin. Bitter, but balanced well enough with malts. The finish has hop
bitterness and a linger of citrus. An alcohol taste comes through slightly.

O: World Class. Delicious. Hop Bomb. Great citrus flavors. Not too extreme which helps
with the drinkability. This beer is a must try if you're a Hophead.

Cheers!!!

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Photo of ckearns919
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pilsner glass

A: pours a clear dark gold with a generous white head that settles down quickly and leaves some great lacing.

S: gotta hand it to stone. They picked the piniest hops they could find for this one. Woodsy, maybe a little citrus, but they want this one smelling piney and that's what you get.

T: you get a little bit of the breadiness of the malt right in the front, but it gives way to the pineyness of the hops quickly. The taste of the hops doesn't linger that long though, but the bitterness does. Lot going on with this one.

M: heavy, which you expect out of a 9.8% beer, but not unpleasant. It taste as so good that you want it lingering for as long as possible. It's huge but balanced.

O: I've been off IPAs for a little while now. Not due to any sort of protest. Just making an effort to try some new stuff that's out there. So maybe it's just the fact that I haven't had many recently, but this is the best IPA I can remember drinking. It's huge, but absolutely balanced from beginning to end. I'll be stocking up on this one for the next month or so.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's. I get this every time it comes around. Excellent balance, very fresh (as expected). A great concept by Stone, and it seems to work every time.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/14 ipa
I poured this into a ipa glass, it has a golden color body with a small sticky head. The aroma has a pine and citrus coming from it. The taste has a bitter hop of pine up that's hits the tongue. I get a little citrus also. The mouthfeel is sticky and leaves a sticky hop taste on the tongue. Overall this is excellent dipa.

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Photo of kingmaker
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 12.21.12, enjoyed on 12.14.12. 22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear gold. A quarter inch of head dissipates quickly but leaves a ring around the glass the entire time. The lacing left on the glass is stunning! It hangs down almost exactly like the legs in a great glass of wine.

S: HOPS! Plentiful hops, bountiful hops. The floral tones remind me of DFH 120 Minute. I know its only the psychological effect, but it smells fresh, yet still with an unbelievable blend of spicy and sweet. The piney hops overpower the nose but leave room for a trace or two of orange, but only just. Spectacular aroma!

T: When cold, the initial taste is hidden, only to explode into the same hop zest that dominates the smell. As its warms, the taste is simply awesome from the initial touch to the tongue to well after the last drop disappears. With the swallow, the orange sneaks in again but quickly is overpowered by the hops. The hoppy pine taste just clings to the tongue as if it wants you just as bad as you want that next sip. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: I always find myself able to use just one word for each mouthfeel. Here it is "light." Don't get me wrong though, it is a weightless light, the kind that washes away the hops, only to leave an additional heap right where the last sip left. It builds on itself as it cycles through the washing. If you let it sit to confirm its lightness, the acidic hops dig into the tongue to remind you the best is yet to come.

O: I was blown away by this beer. Arrogant Bastard finished my conversion to craft beer, Ruination led me down the path to hophead-hood, 10 Anniversary Ruination showed to me a hidden paradise, which was Enjoy By. If you at all have to opportunity to try this beer, do not hesitate. My last sip was a good 15 minutes ago and I can still taste those hops. I can leave you only with one word: Enjoy!

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Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium small off white head that has good retention and very good lacing.
S-the aroma is amazing! Very Impressive with tropical fruits, very citrusy and pungent. . This is my kind of IPA for sure.
T-the flavor is all hops. Tons of tropical fruits and citrus notes. The only thing I can say in criticism is that it's not very complex but man this is good!
M-big body, creamy with a balanced and semi dry finish. Perfect amount of carbonation too.
O-this beer is just plain amazing! You have got to try this beer. I will totally be having this one again.

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Photo of Tonerelia
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber 2.14.14.

A: amber with a very predominate white head, carbonation is high almost reminiscent of a soda.

S: Very citrusy with mild hints of earthiness as it warms up.

T: Phenomenally tame for a double IPA, meaning most double IPAs make me want to punch a hole in a wall from the inherent bitterness. But this is very subtle it's much lighter than most of there dIPA's I've had. The hops have a grapefruit and mild hint of orange very appealing taste.

M: Lightly carbonated and is very different from the rest of Stone's range of IPA where usually there is a large lingering aftertaste of the overwhelming hops.

O: Definitely in my top 10 of DIPA's there are few that can have this light and easily drinkable qualities and still be called a DIPA. Will definitely be looking for the next Enjoy By.

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Photo of jdhende
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/17/2012 into a FW tulip.

A: Golden orange with lots of lacing.

S: Lots of pine at the forefront followed by nice fruity and citrus notes Alcohol goes fairly unnoticed.

T: Hops, Hops and more hops. What more would you expect from a DIPA. Following the nose nice juicy fruits also hit your pallet. I also taste a little to slight malt backbone.

M: very easy to drink and very refreshing.

O: What a cool concept by Stone and great execution. This is my favorite Stone offering I have had to date by a landslide. As others have noted this beer reminds me a lot of Nelson. Which is perfectly fine by me as that is a stellar beer. Get this while you can if you can.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/14/14 - purchased from Copper Vine in Grandville.

A - Pours a deep copper orange with a huge stack of foamy, bubbly, pancake batter egg shell colored head that reduces to a thin cap during the entire drink. Wonderful spots of lace surround the snifter.

S - HUGE bouquet of flowers, citrus zest, grapefruit, orange rind, resinous, fruity, hop oils. Damn this is fresh and one of the best smelling beers I've ever experienced.

T - Follows the nose - citrus hop bomb, grapefruit, citrus zest, nicely balanced with sweet malts. Moutfeel tingles tingles and numbs the palate. One of the easiest drinking 9+ percent beers I've had. Dangerous.

O - I purchased two bottles from Copper Vine and shared the first with a couple of buddies. I'm now drinking the second and savoring every sip and I'm going to go back to get as much as I can tomorrow. This is one of the best beers I've had and it has it all for what you want and expect in a DIPA.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - Big white foam settles to a collar and a few wisps on top, leaving plenty of splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body.

S - Super dank, with tons of tropical fruits, white grapes, as well as a hint of onion and chive. A tad reminiscent of Alpine Toronado 25th thanks to the hefty dose of Nelson Sauvin hops, but with some mild herbal notes as well thanks to the Galaxy hops. Malt character is present but understated.

T - The taste is a bit more balanced, with sweet sugary malts supporting juicy tropical fruits, a touch of citrus, and a bit of spicy chive and dankness. Moderate-to-lower bitterness level.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, and super juicy and resinous. Alcohol is also extremely well-hidden.

D - Wow! After a disappointing 16th Anniversary beer, Stone really stepped up their game here. Great hop profile and extremely drinkable for the ABV. I hope they make this again in the future.

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Photo of donbet69
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am relatively new to the world of IPA's but if this is what they are all like I am hooked.

Over the past week I have tasted Heady Topper, Hi - Res and now Enjoy By. All 3 are incredible beers. I place Enjoy By in the middle but closer to Heady than Hi - Res.

Great color, cleaner than Heady. I poured into a pint glass the head was not noteworthy, but the lacing was.

Aroma is fantastic, but my sense of smell is horrid

Taste is clean and maybe a bit more bitter.... Grapefruit? than I prefer, but I assume I will get used to that in the world of IPA's

Overall, I will buy this any chance I get as it was relatively cheap at $9 for the bottle.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a transparent yellow with a nice white cap, good head retention which leaves nice lacing, bubbles and layers of bubbles clinging to the glass

S: Big pine needles, citrus in the way of light, very light lemon and orange peel, some tropical fruits and little bit of booze stings the nostrils

T: This nearly tastes like a what I would expect an imperial version of Stone IPA. Pine and tropical fruit with a nice little booze and IBU hit the palate immediately. The pine and citrus carry on to the finish along with a some bittering, stinging with some hop oil goodness.

M: Medium bodied, full flavor, well carbonated.

O: Very well done. Bi IIPA all the way, No complaints from this guy and would love to have seen this on shelves in the PNW!

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Photo of SeanPaulZ
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz Bottle of Enjoy By 12.26.14. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA Glass:

Appearance: Clear golden color, a dense head with great retention

Smell: Tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple

Taste: Like most IPA's from Stone, it tastes very dank. The tropical hops come out up front which turn increasingly lemony and bitter. There is some biscuit , but the hops dominate the flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some creaminess due to the strong head retention

Overall: What I dream for in a Double IPA. The citrus comes through from the aroma all the way to the finish. i look forward to the next chapter in the enjoy by series.

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Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

'Enjoy by 4/20/2016' sampled on 4/5/2016, poured from a bomber into a tulip.

L: Pours a clear medium golden color. Thick creamy off-white head that falls quickly. Great sticky lacing.

S: Dank tropical fruits and hibiscus... mango and citrus.

T/F: Rich malt backbone giving way to an awesome hop profile... citrus and tropical fruit notes dominate... grapefruit and lemongrass... warming with the high ABV. Medium body.... clean finish.

O: Another (after many other) amazing IPA's from Stone. Love the concept and how they put their money where there mouth is in regards to freshness. A great beer and one I'll have again (hopefully many many times).

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Photo of mick92627
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Modestly superb. Mine was 'Enjoy By' 9/20/2014. Golden orange/amber and very aromatic. Nicely hoppy in the mouth, but not overly so.

It was somewhat sweet, but not '9.4 ABV sweet', and the sweetness didn't last long in the mouth, fortunately.

If I had to go all night, I would likely not quaff these one after another. But if I had to limit my intake to a single bomber, and I often do, this one is at or near the top.

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Photo of alexgash
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. Enjoy by 4/01/13.

Clear, deep golden to medium copper body. Lighter edges. Tall, rocky, whipped, light beige to off-white head. Great lacing. Loads of fresh hops on the nose. Tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, mandarin orange, resinous funk, and even a little cat pee.

Taste actually starts out with cookie-ish, fruity malts. Light toasted edge. Herbal, numbing hop bitterness quickly ekes in, but then big tropical fruit hop notes take over. Pineapple, mango, and mandarin orange stick out. Undercurrents of grapefruit and citrus peel. All this hoppy goodness sits over a solid bedrock of fruity sweet malt. Still, this is definitely a hop-forward beer. Finish dries out some, with lingering notes of tropical fruits, pine, and spicy alcohol. Medium-full body with a creamy feel. Very drinkable; I just wish I had more :).

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Photo of marvelann
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.20.16 good date choice guys. its a little sweeter, not quite as dank or funky this time, but really nice. did the abv go up a hair maybe? either way this is always excellent and deserves all the praise it gets. big ups to stone's marketing team or whoever came up with the title and concept. what a good idea.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best stone I have ever had! well worth the extra money!!
So man my place sold out of them in like 3 days! now I have to hunt for another 6 pack!
you better hurry and get one if you can!

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Photo of dougfur
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear, straw color, decent head. The smell is strong and nice. All hops, with a touch of that oniony smell/flavor. This one leans away from the citrus side and goes more for the dankness. Taste is good, just like the smell. They did a really nice job of infusing the hop flavors into this beer. The hops are strong, but the beer is by no means bitter. Mouthfeel was good. Well carbonated, a bit of body. All in all, it's a very solid DIPA with great hop flavor, even though it's not quite the hop profile I would have gone for.

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Photo of DrRJE
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/20 edition...Man, so good. They've all been good...to me, they take a couple weeks to hit peak flavor, but this one is great out of the gate. 6 packs?!?! One happy dude.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful yellow-orange oy, excellent clarity, scattered carbonation streams, topped by four fingers of white various sized micro-bubbles. Gorgeous drippy lacing.

Aroma of oranges, apricots, hints of grapefruit and lemon. Clean, fresh, inviting.

A small sturdy caramel foundation is quickly engulfed by an explosion of fresh juicy citrus. Nice bitter snap at the swallow. Big bitter tingles in the afterglow. Very fresh taste overall.

Smooth steady medium mouthfeel.

Another terrific Stone IPA, and the freshness angle comes shining through. Grab a few of these if it comes to your area.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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