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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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1,355 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,355
Hads: 10,054
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25%
Wants: 747
Gots: 2,614 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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.


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 glass_house
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 10.31.15

Enjoyed on 10.9.15 in a Belgian tulip, mission accomplished. Pours a deep hazy amber-gold with two fingers of frothy white head that leaves a nice cap and lots of sticky lacing. Smell is an interesting mixture of fresh cut grass, pine, bitter citrus, peach, and cat piss.

The taste brings an interesting medley in line with the nose. The first impression is dank and grassy, followed by some floral/tropical sweetness, and finally a sharp bite from the resionous pine. Juicy. The light caramel malt is subtle and balances the hop flavors well. Medium body, medium carb with a slightly oily feel that coats the palate thoroughly. There's no mistaking that this is a big beer, but it drinks surprisingly smooth for something north of 9%.

Very very good and I look forward to having it again. Doubt I'd ever want to buy a whole six-pack, but will certainly grab a single here and there when I see it.

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Photo of youcantmakeme
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice strong beer, lots of flavor and alc but it's kind of expensive. It's about $3 for a 12oz bottle which would make you think i'ts up there with the big dogs well it might be for lots of people but not for me maybe it's because I haven't much high alc tolerance but it just seems like the overall it's something that doesn't fit my agenda. I like by beer a little easier to drink since I live where the climate is hot most of the time so I appreciate something that is not as strong so it goes down easy and I can cool off. It's good to have at least once though to get a feel for robust beer which in my opinion this is.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Perfectly clear golden-colored beer with a perfect white head that dissipates into a thin film. Not much lacing, but a solid appearance nonetheless.

Smell: Citrus, onion, cannabis, mango, and Nelson Sauvin's grassy white wine cattiness, backed by a general tropical-ness from the Galaxy dry-hopping. Yum!

Taste: Follows the nose with some maltiness as it warms, which works well as a backbone for all the intense fruit flavors. The reminds me a lot of 2015's Gubna, which also utilizes Galena hops. Very good. Galaxy is definitely more in focus taste-wise than aroma-wise, which is great. Juicy midpalate with solid bitterness on the backend. Very well-done.

Feel: Medium+ body makes for easy drinking, despite how quickly the ABV sneaks up.

Overall: Another fantastic Enjoy By. My only other experience with this series was a small sample about a year ago and I don't recall it being noteworthy. This one is. Definitely seek it out.

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Photo of BenGap
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick white fluffy head that lingers with excellent lacing. Just about the perfect look for a dipa. Smell is very aromatic with the obvious hoppy floral you would expect with hints of spice and onion like notes. The taste hits right away with hops and bitterness. Some maltiness as it warms, but not quite as much as you might expect. The feel is spot on with a creamy initial feel and slight carbonation. Overall this is a stone beer with plenty of hops but it drips right off into the bitterness and I would hope for a bit more complexity. Not dissapointing but not the best I've had.

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Photo of challenja
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10-31-15 E.B
A: Copper straw and unlike any DIPA I have ever seen. This really looks like a craft lager.
S: Floral young pine cone, sweet ruby red grapefruit, white sugar cane.
T: Fresh wet hop varietals, young nectarine, ruby red grapefruit. This is an amazimgly fresh beer that is bottled for maximum wet hop enjoyment. This is the closest you can get to fresh added wet hoped beers without being at a special beer event.
M: Absolutely perfect. Full and robust. Slick and mouth sapping delicious.
O: This is a game changer for bottled IPA's. You are obligated to try..buy and enjoy.

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Photo of dug53
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the 07.04.15 edition of the IPA. Not my favorite IPA, but a great go-to drinkable beer. Very clear golden color and good balance of hops. Curious to see if there is much variation from date to date.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into pint glass bottle date 9.25.15
poured bright gold with huge bright white head that held up for a long time and left a bunch of lace on the glass
smell piney, resiny, hoppy strong!
taste citrus, hoppy and strong alcohol
went down smooth though despite strength
aftertaste was pine and then somewhat bitter
solid overall

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a honey / light Amber color. Has aroma of citrus peel & resin. Flavor is citrusy and piny. Good balance with a nice aftertaste of hops. Overall pretty good IPA, I enjoyed it

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Photo of nomad93
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First time reviewer here...

10/31/15 edition, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip style glass. Pours a beautiful deep amber color with a half finger head that quickly dissipated. Smell is very pleasant, not too intense especially for a double IPA. Taste is truly excellent, wonderfully hoppy and piney without being too intense. There is a Wonderful aftertaste that sticks with you, almost bring out some fruitier (?) notes the more you savor. Mouth feel is very smooth, and the beer is not too effervescent. Overall a wonderful beer, and one of the better IPAs I have had yet.

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Photo of sentimetal
3.51/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Went to the store looking to get a 4 pack of Double Jack and came out with a six pack of Stone Enjoy by 10.31.15 instead - cost a little over $18 after taxes. I will start off by saying Enjoy By has always been hit or miss for me. Anyway, onto the categories

Pretty slow pour into a Spiegelau IPA glass:

Look [4.5] - A nice deep golden color with plenty of white, butty head. Absolutely no bubbles flowing up - not a big deal. The color is what you'd expect from a standard American IPA - good head retention and lace following the glass quite well. You wouldn't think this beer is 9.4% abv judging by the appearance.

Smell [3.75] - An orange/mango aroma followed by a spicy, bitter aroma. Mimics the taste quite well.

Taste [3.25] - This is where the disappointment set in for me. As the beer hits your tongue you get a splash of orange and mango followed by pure hop bitterness. As someone who considers themselves a hop head, I welcome the occasional bitter bite, but in this beer, it seems to be a very sloppy transition. As the beer warms up, the bitterness is prevalent from start to finish, which actually improves the taste and you get a more complex hop flavor, still not much malt, which I can understand that this is the nature of this very time sensitive DIPAs.

Feel [4] - Great mouth feel. Just enough carbonation combined with a slight creaminess - this really saves the beer for me. The beer goes down quite smooth despite the absolute hop-dominated profile. Really love the mouth feel.

Overall [3.5] Not a bad imperial IPA by any means, but considering the price tag, this beer is nothing special. The well balanced mouth feel is the real standout for this beer for me. The taste is what you'd expect from a Stone Enjoy By DIPA - hops, hops, hops. As much as I love double IPAs, I tend to rely on some malt backbone - even as someone who enjoys a pungent hop taste, the lack of a malt presence really leaves a bit to be desired. I wouldn't recommend picking up the 6 pack if you're looking for a good DIPA. I wish I had picked up the bomber instead. This beer is pure Stone - lots of hops. That being said, unless you let the beer warm up a bit, you won't taste the or notice the 9.4% ABV whatsoever. Letting it warm up, there's a slight heat to it, which I do enjoy. Otherwise at 35-40 F this beer is deceptively drinkable for anyone well versed in west coast IPAs.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass
L: Nothing remarkable. Frothy white head, which dissipates. Nice golden sheen, a note darker than your typical lager. Little bit of lacing.
S: As soon as I popped off the bottlecap, I could smell this beer. Straight up fresh hoppiness In the glass, there is a really nice maltyness. Hop aromas are very floral and sweet, as well as fruity aromas. No alcohol aroma either
T: As good as the smell, sweet, fruity, and floral. Almost juicy in nature. Malt is present and quite welcome to bring everything home and provide balance. So tastey
F: Definately a little biting bitterness, but it is so well balanced. Actually surprised by how easy this one goes back. Smooth as hell
O: An awesome beer. Straight up really impressed with what Stone is doing with this beer.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 10/31/15

Starts off with a pitch perfect golden appearance and wonderful frothy white head. Fresh is certainly what the nose screams of, incredible grapefruit an floral aromas smack me in the face. Very grassy flavor, unexpected but not necessarily unwanted. The flavor still hides some of those tropical citrus notes but they take a backup role for sure. Creamy, and sticks in the mouth but does not overstay it's welcome.

Everything I had heard about "Enjoy By" was certainly backed up, the grassy flavors are not what I am used to in an IPA but it works incredibly well with the grapefruit and tropical fruits. Going to be picking up more of this while it is still fresh.

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Photo of anonymoose
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.31.15 edition. The beer comes in an orange color. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is sweet malt, ripe cantaloupe, and honeydew. The best batch I've had so far and my favorite beer from Stone.

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Photo of Beergasm1
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


Look: Awesome golden color, with a pretty good head. A good amount of lacing left on the glass

Smell: hops are very forward, smell of grapefruit time. A bit of alcohol comes with a rustic smell.

Taste: I get some grapefruit, a bit of some of some grassy notes. I also get some citrus, with a little bit of alcohol burn on the back end. But for basically 10% beer can't really complain.

Feel:Very nice Feel, all almost a bit oatmeal creamy, with a medium carbonation. Great mouthful.

Overall: I was expecting more of a troptical bomb, the grassy citrusy Is a new taste for me on this beer

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Photo of tregan_20
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have had an opportunity to try a few versions of this beer. Coloring is a light gold and pretty much see-through as the beer is well filtered. The hop aroma is very strong from the start (when opening the bottle). There is a decent amount of citrus with added spices (maybe cracked pepper-basil combo?). There is some malty sweetness but it is not overpowering at all. Overall this is a great offering from Stone; fresh, hoppy beer!

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Photo of aceseth13
3.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 10.31.15 bottled on 9.26.15 and consumed on 10.01.15

Look: Amber color, quite clear, with a inch or so of foam that dissipated rather quickly leaving lacing. 4.25

Smell: Hoppy, with a very slight fruity aroma, followed by a pungent smell that is a little less than appealing. 3.5

Taste: The taste starts with heavy hops, then shift to an earthy grassy flavor immediately. The resin taste then comes into play alongside lemon, with a very very slight citrus note that can be easily missed as the hops begin to dominate the aftertaste. Overall very grassy and a bitterness that tastes slightly burnt. 3.5

Feel: Some carbonation but not too much, goes down smooth and has a good body. 4.5

Overall: I was expecting it to be better, not into the heavy grass lemon mix. 3.75

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Photo of mastergintoki
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LOOK: Bright golden hue beautiful color

SMELL: mango, pineapple very tropical,

TASTE: Medium bodied, smooth, pineapple, hop bitterness, warming alcohol, grassy, pithy, hop resin, guava, long hoppy finish

Impressive IPA. One of the best I have had it was delicious

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


A: yellow with carbonation. a decent amount of foam that dissapears quickly, leaving edging along the glass
S: can smells the hops, pine, a little bit of citrus
T: tastes like it smells for the most part, not too bitter, can sense maybe a little bit more fruit
M: medium bodied, very drinkable IPA
O: very easy to drink IPA, also tastes very fresh and delicious. I always try to buy one of these guys when they come out in MO a couple times a year

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Photo of WestCoastLibations
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Writing my first "Add Beer" here on my Birthday for this beer, well, Enjoyed By 09.02.15! While there is another category for the larger "Enjoy By" series, it is my belief that each one is different, so that is why I am reviewing this particular one. That, plus it's my birthday!

Poured into an over-sized glass, it came out the color of the approaching Fall, a late-September Orange like you would see on the descending leaves as they touch the Earth. A simple sniff both from the bottle or the glass will pronounce the Hops which are evident, a West Coast IPA, and in keeping with Stone's excellent tradition.

The 9.4 ABV is not all that noticeable due to the complex flavors which seem to hit your mouth simply by tipping the glass in the general direction. A perfect pairing to the smell, the taste too is dynamic yet understood; defining in one glass the last 36 years of my life.

Overall this beer is a perfect transition from Summer to Fall and from 35 to 36. A six pack may be asking a bit too much but one in the afternoon certainly couldn't hurt. It looks, smells, tastes, and feels smooove, a remembrance of things past and what awaits in the future.

As is the case every year, good things come on September 2nd...

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Photo of DaveDay5
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, tropical fruit, earth, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus juice, citrus zest, tropical fruit, berry, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic fruit forward hop characteristics that make this one a treat to drink. Great job, Stone!

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Photo of Alequine
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: brilliant amber, 1” head dissipates to film S: big grassy nose T: Starts rich and creamy with some malt and then an overwhelming hop presence rises up, very well developed. Some malt sweetness in the background, A little pepper, very grassy palate, the hops are intense but not harsh, very mellow F: Creamy, medium to medium full body, medium carbonation. O: The hops flavors are a treat. The combination of intensely grassy hops over sweet malts is marvelous.

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Photo of brewjitsu316
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting quite a bit from this one going in - considering it was a pain to find in my area at the time - and I think it delivered. Loved the malty profile and the sweet, almost tropical notes to it, great hoppy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Surprisingly well balanced. I wish I'd picked up more of it!

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Photo of jmasher85
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone doesn't make my favorite style of IPA, but they do make a damn good one, and the Enjoy By series is one of their rare moves that goes beyond gimmick (unlike the Enjoy Afters) and guarantees a fresh IPA. So yeah, not much here that you can't get from their regular IPA or even the Arrogant Bastard which are both easy enough to find, and popular enough that, due to high turnover at most beer shops, you shouldn't have trouble finding a fresh one. But it does have nice holiday coincide-ance so you can say, "Hey look I'm drinking the 7/4 bottle on Independence Day!," but at that point we're going back to gimmick-mode, which Stone does quite a lot of.

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Photo of Vicd93
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is everything and more ! The best word I could use to describe this beer is Dank ! It has a earthy hemp like smell and a hoppy taste that complements that wonderful aroma.

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