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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 rajendra82
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured a lovely shade of golden, with one a crystal clear body. The head was a little small, barely measuring at one finger thick. The aroma was very dank, smelling of grapefruit and pine resin. The taste was superlative. I was blown away by the assault of the dank piney and citric hops strong enough to strip teeth enamel. The hops were backed by simple pale malts that provided just a touch of sweetness. This was a sticky hop bomb, and coated my tongue, and throat going down, providing a long lingering hop aftertaste. The alcohol was well hidden, making this very drinkable despite the near double digit ABV. This is an essential beer if you are a hophead. I thought I had already reviewed it before now, but I was wrong about that. You can bet this is going to be a go to purchase for me from now on.

04.20.2016 edition, enjoyed on 04.09.2016

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Photo of Act25
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Up there with the best, one of the most wine-like beers I have ever tasted.

4.20.16 edition, bottled on 3.15.16, enjoyed on 4.08.16.

A- Pours a clear, deep golden, with initial, cascading carbonation streaming up the glass. A white, billowy, two finger head caps and leaves butterflies of lace.

S - The nose is and floral hops with notes of juicy orange, tangerine, and lemon rind. Almost Belgian white pepper - yeast vibe too.

T - Resinous and bitter hops dominate, with rounds of flavors (per the aroma - citrus colors) that resolve in a peppery and malty finale. Complex and wine-like. Drink slowly out of wide tulip and savor.

F - Finishes with alcoholic bite, with a dry, warmth from its 9.4% ABV. Glowing and brandy like.

One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.20.16
I suppose it's the glass we poured into, or the temp, because the last pack I got of these would have ranked much higher, haha higher. But unlike the last this one has an astringent tinge with semi present alcohol taste. Low carbonation and pleasant bitterness that hits the sides of the tounge and roof of the mouth. I feel a slight bit more carbonation could go a long way in hiding the alcohol. Wish I could say that I'll be buying it again someday.

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Photo of ivehadthatbrew
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4.20.16 version.

Look (4): A golden yellow and orange tangy looking brew. Exactly what I'd say the sun set looks like. Kind of hazy. A big white heady that is cloudy like in color and froth.

Smell (4): It's like opening a door in your refrigerator that's been holding fresh tangerines and peaches. It's got a lovely citrus and tropical aroma as well as some bacog round caramel malt aroma. Also a very dank weed smell is evident through the whole smelling process.

Taste (4.25): Tropical cut up peaches and pineapples are being thrown at my face. It's clearly got more then one specific hop used in it and the dankness clearly takes hold and doesn't let go. A malty backbone definitely helps a bit with balancing this out, but it's definitely a hop heads dream brew.

Mouthfeel (3.75): It's like licking a fruit with fuzz and then while pulling your tongue away you end up with some cream texture on it. It's definitely lighter bodied then I remember the last version... the aftertaste is never ending #thisiswhybeerisbetterthenwine

Overall (4): A solid 4. Nothing will ever be as good as when you have it the first time around, but I definitely remember the last version being a bit more full bodied and malty.

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Photo of MrHoppyBirfday
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 04-20-16

Long time fan of series. Sorry, but this latest batch was a let down. I wanted Devastatingly Dank, what I got was disappointingly dunce. However, still good. Just not nearly as good as previous editions, especially that last unfiltered masterwork they served up. That one was so good I didn't even want to drink it. I hated to see it go.
This one is lacking in body, floral and smoothness. Maybe I was looking forward to it too much and it could not live up to my own hype. Left a coarse feel on palate and went down kind of grainy. Did not have that creamy feel to it that I've come to expect.
It cost me as I bought 2 six packs of it. I'll get around to drinking it. I had 4 Southern Tier 2XSMASH in fridge that put this Enjoy By to shame.
I drank that instead. I still will be there for the next batch but this one left me wanting. The beer just came off as nothing special, just an average DIPA.
Hey I'm already over as the Great Lakes Chillwave has just dropped:)

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4.20.16 edition, enjoyed on 4.06.16

Pours a clear golden yellow, with moderate carbonation streaming up the glass. An off-white, billowy, two finger head caps it off, fizzling away leaving excellent lacing.

The nose is full of pine and floral hops with notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit peel and lemon rind. There's a whiff of white pepper too.

When you drink this beer; resinous and unrelentingly bitter hops assault your tongue - scrubbing your taste buds - but ultimately paving the way for a crisp, light and well balanced, graham crackery, malt sweetness.

There's a touch of vanilla for a moment. Then juicy hops akin to the taste of nectarines, grapefruits and oranges reassert themselves and meld with the vanilla for a deliciously sweet, yet still bitter, orange creamsicle flavored ice cream float type of taste.

Finishes with a healthy alcoholic nip and a dry, delightful warmth to it. You can tell it's 9.4% ABV.

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Photo of FBarber
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Enjoy by 4/20/2016" bomber.

Beautiful looking crisp beer. Smelled like mango and tropical fruits. Flavor was a bit bitter at first, but as it warmed up the bouquet of flavors really came through. Nice hop flavor with tropical notes and mango. Very light feel - bit too light for an DIPA IMO, but not distractingly so. Overall enjoyed this one, but probably wouldn't pick it up again.

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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 Hyptochrons
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottled 3/15/2016

kind of surprised by this one, given the ratings. its got a great bitterness on the finish, and a nice amount of carbonation to accentuate the piney character. in terms of a great fresh ipa .... ive had ipas that tasted a lot fresher. as far as a super dank ipa, ive had much much danker hahah. this beer actually left something to be desired in terms of the flavor profile. still, pretty good ... enjoy!

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Photo of rms3434
3.67/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This had a surprisingly light body, which is really not what I wanted or expected from this. This was the first enjoy by that I have ever had, and maybe it's due to high expectations, but this beer fell short for me. Honestly I had this with another beer because I was like "Really? This is it?" and wanted to compare to something I've had multiple times before. After thinking about it though, I realized I just didn't like this much. It looks great, and smells even better, but the taste and mouthfeel were really lacking for me. I ended up pouring out probably 4-6 ounces of it.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.20.16. Poured on-tap at the Escondido brewery into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1/4 inch white head with good retention and nice thick lacing.
S: Pine resin and soft citrus. Funky hay/barnyard.
T: Pine resin and funky hay. White pepper and soft grapefruit.
M: Light-medium body. Drinks lighter than ABV would suggest. Soft bitterness and subtle citrus sweetness. Mildly dry throughout.
D: Nice complexity and good drinkability. Not quite up to the high ratings, but I also imagine the recipe may change depending upon the date.

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Photo of Lonborgski
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 04.20.16
From 12oz bottle.
Clear deep gold color. Head fades with moderate lacing.
Moderate bitter smell. Pine. Less fruity than a New England double IPA
Taste is clean, well balanced, not bitter, but not fruity. Stretching it, a sense of a good Scotch and water with some effervescence.
Nice, but not notable feel.
Overall, very good double IPA. Very drinkable.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden pour with excellent clarity. A white viscous foam that leaves great lacing. The aroma is big. Dank, resinous, tropical fruit, pine, citrus. The taste follows exactly, with the tropical fruits really coming to the fore. The body is full with a moderate-high carbonation. A dry, boozy, bitter finish. Really fantastic.

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Photo of djkman
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Never had this series until now. 4/20/2016 IPA series.

OHH MMYY
Gold color
You can smell the Hops before you pop the top. OK not really.......
At first taste "crisp" would be the word. Hoppy?? Oh yes !!
Easy to drink ..which is dangerous at 9.7 % but HEY ! I'm not driving right now, so be it !!

Stone ..... In my subjective opinion, the beer made it to NJ still crisp fresh hoppy and drinkable.
AND for 9.7 and be drink-able?? I'll bet at the staff meeting the beer masters went:
"We're gonna get a few people toasted on this" HEHEHEHEHEHhehehehe

And ... And ...
4-20-2016 ??

COME ON man !!! Really........ 4/20 ?!!?!!!
Some dudes just bought it because it just says 4/20 (LOL!)

ANYWAY
Asking for the "feel " of the beer like in my other reviews is still personal !! IMHO


Continued Good brewing from these gentlemen...
And that's my review

Djkman

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. 04.20.16 bottled on 03/15/16

Pours a clear gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like big passionfruit, guava, mango, peach, bitter citrus, caramely bread malt, with dank pine and grass. Tastes like tropical guava, passionfruit, mild mango and peach, fresh citrus, boozy caramely bread malt, with bitter pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a great DIPA.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A fantastic IPA from Stone, with a wonderful hops profile. I'm guessing the West Coast-style cascade strain is in here. Good citrus that don't overdo it on grapefruit flavors like some others.

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Photo of MrHolden
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two week old Enjoy By 4.20.16 poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a gorgeous, clear gold with a thin white head that becomes a collar rather quickly. The lacing is spotty and webbed. Aroma is one area where Enjoy Bys typically shine and this is no exception. A lively bouquet of grapefruit, honey, malt, and citrus. The flavor is hop forward but does so mildly, with a round finish consisting of more grapefruit, melon, earth, and rich malt. The finish is wet and clean with a long bitter touch. The hops are not overdone and mix well with the rest of the palate. A great IPA.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle not even 2 weeks old all the way over here in Beaumont, TX. 4/20/16 version woo hoo! Pours a slightly hazy medium gold ale color with the tiniest bit of carbonation. Smell is piney resin drops of dank if that makes any sense, and the taste follows suit with a bold refreshing flavor that quickly opens up your pallet but hides the 9+% deviously well. For some reason it wasn't kept refrigerated by HEB. Great job Stone, concept is a very welcome one in this craft beer market where many a retailer overstocks, ruining beers in the process.

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Photo of TriggerFingers
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had this man times before...but revisiting on Easter Sunday. Damn. This is really good. I can't think of a better DIPA regularly distributed in a bomber. Even better that it has come down in price in NorCal...bombers are now $5.99. Can't beat the QPR. Tasty for days!

A, 95

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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 THSdrummer
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow, which is quite lovely. Head is foamy and white and retains well. Lacing is tight and everywhere. Tangerine, citrus, and dank hops form a juicy, hoppy aroma. Nice juicy dank and piney hop flavors with a bit of citrus and tangerine to back it up. Good balance, which leans on the bitter hoppy side. Mouth feel is a bit harsh on the carbonation side, but otherwise manageable. Not as full as other IPAs either. Overall, a good solid IPA. Didn't deliver as well as I thought it would (my first Enjoy By), but it's still quality.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Bottled March 14th. Drank March 26th. Enjoy By 4/20/16 version.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.20.16 bottled 03.15.16

Easily the best DIPA that i've had since I got turned onto the style, comes in an absolutely beautiful bottle that you really can't wait to open upon first sighting it in the store. I had the pleasure of spotting one in the singles cooler at my local bottle shop, have waited until i've had a few to give it a review. Pours with a thick white head which settles into a gorgeous thin layer of foam on top of this golden beauty. The smell of tropical fruit is strong and helps mask the massive 9.4% alcohol that you're about to consume. Lifting the glass to your lips, it starts with intense hops and bitterness, finishing dry and boozy as it goes down. Adjusting to the bitterness, you really start to get the citrus notes coming through and it turns into a truly amazing DIPA from a truly amazing brewery.

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Photo of smanson56
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice golden color into my snifter glass. The nose is perhaps a little muted but there is some soft citrus aromas coming through. The taste is better than the nose showed with strong citrus and tropical flavors going on here. The mouthfeel is smooth but there is a little bit of alcohol burn in the back of this. And since this was really fresh it is a better than average beer.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4.20 Honestly when I cracked it I hated it. Syrupy sweet finish. It killed it for me. Fortunately as this warmed up it came around in a big way.The warm citrus hops came through beautifully. Big IPA and delicious, among the best.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

4.20.16, opened the first bottle a couple weeks ago, this is holding up fine with a couple weeks before the EB date.

Look is clear copper body with decent, off-white head. Dissipates rather quickly leaving some spotty lacing and a thin ring.

Smell is very piney. Dank and resinish, this is dominated by the hops early, with no sign of malts on the nose,

Taste is similar to the nose, except you get a biscuity, bready flavor rather early in the taste. It works really well with the sharp bitter notes. Citrus notes are somewhat hidden, but easily detected when you pay attention.

Feel is excellent, not too heave - which is how I think an IPA should be - but plenty of malt to balance out the hops. Very sticky, long finish. Great!

Overall, you can't go wrong with this one. Its in your face, but well rounded. Alcohol is not prominent, but this is still going to be a huge beer for anyone that doesn't have big beers regularly.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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