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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: 9,803
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 702
Gots: 2,426 | 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 dirtylou
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, enjoy by 2/15/13

Served up in an elysian goblet - bright clear-orange body, fresh white foam. An extraordinarily clean hop profile with low residual bitterness - bright and fresh with an abundance of mango, tangerine, blood orange and lemon zest. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of mjc3151
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - slightly clouds, limited head

S - smells of hops and grapefruit

T - grapefruit flavor, alcohol taste, maltiness, lingering hop bitterness

M - creamy, smooth, drinkable

O - pretty good beer, to be expected as Stone is an IPA expert. Pretty much any IPA they touch is good.

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Photo of scootny
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an impressive brew. Golden orange liquid topped by a clean white head that is large and slow to leave. When it does it leaves quite a bit of evidence of its presence. Nose has an abundance of tropical fruits and light sweet malty goodness. The two pair to create an olfactory delight . Taste builds from there. Hops hops everywhere and just enough malt to ride. While big and pervasive they are not a grapefruit bomb. Multilayered and multifaceted they display an attention to the smallest detail. The tropical side is dominant when colder with the lovely citrus showing its yellow skinned dry and puckering edge as it warms. In all cases the abv is a "Say What?". You can pound this brew and not know it until you wake up on the floor. Feel is medium heavy with a full creamy carbonation the enhances the overall quenching quality. It just drinks like a session ale. A superb beer in all aspects. I love the attention to the hop construct that drives a brewers vision to create something like this.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Great light yellow orange color with good clarity. Really nice white head with amazing lacing and good long retention that sticks to the glass
S:Great smell with a lot of citrus followed by some piney hops with a slight malt
T: One of the best. A hop bomb of nice citrus,piney flavors but with a slight malt background to balance the bitter. My favorite part of this beer is the delicious aftertaste that you can taste for quite some time. This beer is really easy to drink and impressive with its high abv.
M: This beers only downside with slighty to much carbonation and a sticky feel.

Edit: just had the 7/4/14 edition and was like a completely different beer not very good and a much more harsh taste

ReReview of the 12/26/14 edition. One of my favorite ipas ive ever had delicious hoppy, citrusy, fresh taste with some amazing aftertaste and very easy to drink. Hard to describe the dank taste you get.

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Photo of Kneph13
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 22 0z bottle.

First off I want to say that I haven't been a big fan of IPA's and have just recently started tasting them due to my experience and taste maturing. I had a few from the LIberty Tap Rooms in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, SC as well as from the Sunoco gas station in Georgetown, Sc (who has a few micro brews (Rogue, RJ Rockers, and those frog themed guys out of Georgia as well as Chimay in stock all the time) and my go to store Pawley's Island Wine & Spirits. I give big kudo's to PIW&S for turning me on to this one.

Appearance: a clear slightly orange straw color with a big white rocky head that fairly quickly dissipated leaving beautiful lacing down my Duvel glass.

Smell: Strong Pine and Moderate Grapefruit

Taste: Similar to the smell, slightly hoppy with strong pine, more grapefruit and a little grassy fruity taste. Damn it was smooth. My favorite to date. Drink it not to long after it poors as for me it mellowed too much with time.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth for an IPA. Slightly oily, not to bitter as most IPA's are for me and it finished rather quickly but left a very slight bitterness but mostly pine/grapefruit aftertaste. It made me want to take another taste fairly quickly.

Overall: The ABV in this hidden well and it will bite you in the ass if you aren't careful. To date this is the best IPA I have ever had the pleasure of drinking, providing you don't let it warm too much. I will go back to Stone for this line again if they continue it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2.15.13 version. Poured into an Arrogant Bastard Ale pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that slowly dissipated to a thin film with a thick ring around the glass and light lacing. Aroma dominated by herbal, earthy and almost dank hops, a bit of sweet malt in the background. Taste follows aroma with very complex herbal and piney hops with a hint of citrus hops. Supported by solid sweet malt, orange and citrus rind, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness and residual herbal flavors from the fresh tasting hops. Does not overwhelm with hop bitterness, but delivers intense hop resins and esters. Medium bodied. Definitely delivers on what it promises: as fresh and intense a hop experience as possible without excessive bitterness. A hop lovers dream. I have to say the presentation of this really went over the hype boundary, even for Stone, but it does deliver. I was so intimidated by the instructions to drink quickly that I drank this the evening after it arrived in town. I do not regret that.

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Photo of Jefriedrichs
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a clear light copper hue. Small foamy head. S- mainly citrus with alcohol detectable at the end. T- floral sweetness that hits side of the tongues and lingers a tang of grapefruit. Malt slightly present at finish but is over whelmed by those beautiful bitter hops whilst being layered with a resinous sweetness. M- bright with medium body. O- though alcohol is evident in the aroma it's presence is hidden by the glorious hops. Quite enjoyable considering the decent ABV. Paired perfectly well with a baked macaroni and cheese casserole.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At long last this bad boy is finally in my hands..

Look - Pours murky amber with a frothy two finger head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit pith galore with a good dose of maltiness. Very floral and mostly hop forward.

Taste - Like a three way. Dominant grapefruit on the front met in the middle by malt and a mango finish all splitting of and returning slowly and in a galaxy all their own. None taking direct command over the other.

Feel - Exceptionally juicy, though light with medium carbonation.

Overall - Ever passed its date, a top tier DIPA with loads of flavor, very sessionablr with no alcohol presence. Fantasicalexpealidosich

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Photo of Yeastiary
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting conditions: 8oz glass from 22oz bottle. 50 degrees fahrenheit.

Appearance: Clear and light, with little evidence of crystal/caramel malt coloring. Poured a 1 finger head of fine white bubbles into an 8 ounce sample glass, which subsided to a ring after a few minutes. Noted, but not remarkable lacing. Persistent champagne-like carbonation.

Smell: Remarkably fresh hop aroma with a strong dank cannabis presence, accompanied by notes of bright grapefruit and resin. Very close to the smell of whole cone hops from the bag.

Taste: A brief splash of malt sweetness at the front, enduring only a split-second before succumbing to white pepper and lemongrass washing over the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted, but incorporate into the flavors well. A dry resin finish joins the remaining pepper bite to bring the next sip fast.

Mouthfeel: Adequate carbonation and alcohol bite to present the juicy hop character well. It seemed to linger noticeably more than most IPAs, but the substantial gravity is likely to blame.

Overall: A very unique and fresh IPA! I can't remember having another quite like it, with the focus towards dank and peppery flavor. A pleasant change from the citrus forward fare of the day, but with enough grapefruit to remind you it's an American IPA. In my opinion, an outstanding beer.

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Photo of dalahodson
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper yellow in color. Nice full creamy head with solid lacing. Sharp and dry in the mouth. Huge citrus hops with nice bitter after taste. Some herb notes. Not much malt flavors but what would think with DIPA. A nice brew that goes well with most foods. Had beef tacos with my taste.

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Photo of Tinfang
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Label said "Enjoy by 2.14.14" so I did. Bottling date obliterated in transit.
Poured into a Sammy Smith pint. Thin uneven head, dissipated promptly. No lacing. Slightly brassy redish-golden color.
Aroma is intense piney resiny hops.
Taste is amazing. Citrus and pineapple with an oaken quality as if barrel aged. Surprisingly not as bitter as expected from other Stone Brewing Co. experiences. Mildly persistent hops presence. Floral quality muted, which is also a surprise since a) the beer is so fresh and b) this is a Stone product which typically have an in-your-face hops presence in my experience. No alcohol notes. This is one of the most complex hops experiences I ever had.
I will go buy more of this tomorrow while it's still available.

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Photo of thumperskibum
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bottle served with some nice chicken in a red pepper jelly over vermicelli. The golden color looks great. The aroma as I poured was intensely crisp with an abundance of pine. Once I dug into dinner and swallowed this lightly crisp, but very complex IPA I was blown away. This beer was promised as a fresh, but date driven determinator and it more than delivered an enjoyable experience. It's complexity isn't like the usual offerings in the IPA category. It offers something refreshingly different and makes me want to go get some more before July 4th.

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Photo of Pencible
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A: This poured a clear light gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like huge amounts of fresh grapefruit and mango and apricot, with some herbal and resin hops and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like bitter herbal and resin hops, with some grapefruit zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean and lasting very bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a fantastic punch in the mouth! The scent was phenomenal, and the taste was great. The body was good, and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish was powerful, so it was easier to sip. This one lives up to the hype. Impressive brew, and top tier IPA.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed 3 bottles of this fine brew between 2 and 3 weeks after their bottling date. Extremely floral on the nose and in the mouth. Very crisp and fresh. One of my favorite IPA's.

I had the opportunity to consume three bottles of Stone's Enjoy By (9.21.12) which was the first run of this special release the brewery made available to the greater tri-state area, being New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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Photo of ZachHodgson
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Golden orange with really nice lacing. Almost seems to glow.
S - Piny citrus and tropical malt
T - Get ready for a well-layered, journey to the center of the hop. Youre going to get pretty much all of the options here with plenty of citrus with a piney backnote and some of the tropics thrown in for fun.
M - Big and full
O - This offering by Stone is unbelievable. It's almost good enough to curb my mourning for the lack of Pliny here in WA.

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Photo of iwantsomerocks
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my DFH pint glass. Small head that recedes over a the period of a minute.

Nice coloration, tinny amber tone. Good carbonation.

Smells like extremely dank hoppy citrusy goodness. I like very much. Let's do this.

Tastes like it smells. Extremely dank hops dominate, with a few citrus notes in the beginning. I can taste that citra and nelson sauvin goodness that seems to dominate the other hop varieties. Lemon zest and orange dominates midway through the taste, and the hops seem to linger in the background, but are very well kept under wraps until the swallow finishes, and then you can taste that dankiness after. As you drink it, the complexity heightens, and that lemony citrusy goodness comes through until you finish it, never really losing any momentum. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is pretty much perfect. Nuff said.

Overall, I thought this would be more of a hop bomb like they advertised, but I certainly wasn't disappointed. Amazing beer by an amazing brewery. The novelty of the whole thing adds a great sexiness to the whole experience. I'm glad I could get more than one bottle of this, and look forward to sharing this with others. Good job, Stone. Keep this stuff coming!

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone 'Enjoy By' (12-13-13)
Look 7/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 19/20
Overall 92/100
One of my new favorite series, a big, bold and fresh IPA. Citrus plays second fiddle to strong earthy Flavors. A well hidden 9.4% ABV makes this a must seek and buy~

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Photo of Immortale25
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Seventh Batch.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a long time before slowly shrinking to an 1/8 inch head. Semi-resilient lacing leaves cloud-patterned wisps behind on the glass.

S- So pungent of a hop aroma it bypasses the usual citrus notes and moves on to a dank, almost chemical-like green aroma. Hard to describe but just think of all the piney, fresh, resinous hop flavors you know and love concentrated into a strong bouquet that's just lovely.

T- Intense bitterness lays on the palate smoothly with lots of citrus and pine notes that also linger in the aftertaste. Alcohol is concealed very well allowing the brightness of the hops to shine and play on the tongue.

M- Slightly sharp and oily with a lightish body and medium carbonation.

O- Hard to imagine IPAs can get much better than this, though it's possible and I've witnessed it. Not the best of its kind, but it ranks up there with the other heavy hitters. Certainly the best DIPA Stone has ever made though, IMO.

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Photo of MotorboatMofo
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Golden brown with white head.

S- Pine needles. super hoppy smell.

T- Fresh! Couldn't take a sip. Just kept drinking. It's a little thin, which makes it super smooth going down.

M- leaves a great taste. It would go great with spicy food. Can't taste the alcohol. Feels like a 6 or 5% beer.

O- Great beer can't stop drinking it. Glad I got another bottle for another day. I love IPAs and this will be one of my favorites for a long time. Great beer. This, Ruin Ten, Double Bastard, and Arrogant are my go-to beers now.

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Photo of hermit990
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Enjoy By 09.13.13. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an orange/copper color. About one finger of a light khaki head that hangs around fairly well and sticks to the glass as it recedes. Carbonation bubbles steadily and slowly rise to the top. Hazy, opaque appearance. Very good looking IIPA.

Smell: Massive, fresh hop aromas just bursting out of the glass. Lots of citrus characteristics (grapefruit and orange rind, lemon/lime), very dank hop aromas, some subtle pine notes, a little bit of an earthy onion/garlic quality. A bit of sweet breadiness as well. Picking up some sweeter and tropical fruits also (pineapple, peach, strawberry). Just an excellent, fresh smelling beer.

Taste: Strong bitterness at the front of the tongue which takes on a strong citrus, grapefruit flavor. This morphs into some of the sweeter fruit (pineapple, peach, apricot, a bit of strawberry) tastes and malty breadiness. Finishes with some more bitterness as the flavors become more earthy, more of the pine, onion/garlic tastes come out on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Great feel to this one. Medium, resinous body to this one, almost an oily consistency rolls smoothly through the mouth and over the tongue. Leaves a tingly sensation over the tongue as it finishes dry, making you want to wring the hop flavors out of your tongue.

Overall: The Enjoy By concept is a very appealing idea as super fresh IPAs aren't always easy to find, but this does make them available for a known, limited time (depending on the markets to which its distributed). However when it does make its way around, it's quite easy to find and priced about reasonably at around $6.99 per bottle (in this area at least). This beer is really quite a treat and highly recommended to try.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.21.12 enjoyed on 12.03.12
Poured into a snifter.

Nice gold with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and very low carbonation.

This smells ridiculously good! Pineapple juice, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon juice and candy sugar.

Luckily all that tropical fruit is still accounted for. Pineapple juice, papaya and mango along with lemon juice and navel orange. A touch of booze quickly follows. Candy sugars and a thin layer of drizzle caramel. A light breadiness. It gets a little more resinous towards the finish with pine sap and florals as well as some grapefruit zest and tangerine.

Medium-full bodied, juicy, warming, crisp, dry and surprisingly clean.

This is easily one of the best Stone beers that I've had. Definitely better than the Ruination 10th Anniversary. Leaps and bounds beyond Lukcy 13asardt. Very tropical and balanced. This does not shred your taste buds like all that other garbage that they put out. Some booze is apparent but it's worth it. Seek this one out.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

batch 5- Enjoy by 4/1/13. What a delightful beer- I really love the whole idea of the lengths they've gone to encourage freshness in an IPA. Nothing like a fresh IPA! Wonderful delicate floral aroma with some citrus blossom and a touch of floral honey. The taste is beautifully balanced with citrus, floral, herbal, and a touch of pine in the finish. Vibrant and fresh tasting with just enough sweetness to keep things zippy. A touch soft, but just a great beer all around.

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Photo of Seanem44
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Very rich golden orange with a full and thick creamy head. It screams freshness.

S: Smells very refreshing. There is still a strong pine smell pairing with citrus.

T: Very fresh. I taste more pine than citrus. Leaves a nice bitter hop taste that lingers long after, reminding you it's time for another sip. Ever so slight taste of alcohol.

M: It has bite. Again, that slight alcohol taste is there and I can definitely feel it hitting the back of my palate.

O: The beer guru at the Woodbridge, VA Wegmans recommended this and I'm not disappointed. Very fresh, very tasty. I drank the 4.20.14 on 3.22.14. They were near out. Pick it up if you can.

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Photo of TheWolf
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 7/4/15

There is so much discussion regarding inconsistency from batch to batch and the mysterious onion taste. I have had every batch in Delaware distro for past three years. IMO - the past 12 months have been incredibly consistent. A juicy citrus has complemented the (devastating) dank more recently in both bouquet and taste. Mouthfeel and appearance has always been off the charts. Drinkability is amazing. 3 years ago I assumed a great marketing approach led to over-inflated scores. But this is without doubt one of the best IIPA’s out there.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a bright crystal clear golden amber color with a nice white head. Head has ok retention and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smell is resine, tons of tropical fruits and a bit of hemp smell.

T- Taste is great. Quite a bit of tropical fruits, pine, grass, and spice. A tiny caramel malt backbone that is hardly noticeable.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- I really enjoyed this brew for sure. I hope it keeps coming. Outstanding job and very easy to drink.

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