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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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1,265 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,265
Hads: 9,613
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 690
Gots: 2,317 | 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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Reviews: 1,265 | Hads: 9,613
Photo of claytong25
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lots of hype and expensive, so you would expect the very best. Well its not the very best but its darn good. Enjoyable would be an understatement. This is a very fresh beer and I like it!

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

Enjoyed 4.20 on 3.05.

Clear gold -- no cloudiness. Head made of tiny bubbles, lots of lacing.

Mild fruity smell, hint of onion. Freshness is noticeable.

Taste continues with fruit, hint of onion, and super dank. Some malt sweetness peeks through. Bitter, but not more than you'd expect for a DIPA.

A bit too much alcohol burn on this one for everyday drinking, in my opinion. Also the syrupy/oily feel contributes to feeling of heft.

If you prefer dank/fruit hop flavors over floral/pine, this could be one of your favorite IPAs. Very fresh example of that style. For me it's just a solid option. I love the clear labelling and hope it sets an example for other breweries.

Also, this is way better than their old DIPA, Ruination.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 4-20-15

Look - Pours a deep golden honey with fluffy white head. Small bubbles, decent distribution, good retention, good clinging. 4.25 paws.

Smell - Very dank aromas of green onion, kitty litter, stonefruit, honey, chamomile, strawberry and kiwi. 4.25 paws

Taste - Lots of green onion, citrus rind, lemon drops, sage and peach with a pleasantly bitter finish. Somewhat boozy, with a solid honey sweet malt backbone. 4.25 paws.

Feel - Fairly viscous, lightly syrupy, medium bodied. Tingle on tip of the tongue. 4.25 paws.

Overall - I always enjoy an Enjoy By. 4.25 paws.

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Photo of Jmc181
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, this is about as good as an IPA can be (among the very best I've had to date). If you don't love strong and fresh hoppiness, don't get this. It is perfectly balanced hoppy deliciousness! I recently acquired a case of the 4-20-15 and I can't wipe the smile off my face. This beer is a grand slam!

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 4/20

This one came a pale gold with a lovely film of head that stuck around until the end.

Smells of ridiculously fresh hops. I have not yet found a way to articulate this, but super-fresh hops have like a tingle in the senses that arises from its musky vegetative quality, and this one's packed with them. There's also an accompaniment of red grapefruit and pine, with a sweet and smooth orange juice beneath.

Tastes quite similar with seemingly -all- aromatic hops as there is nearly nothing dry and bitter in the finish. The same tingly-fresh, dank-ass hops are here, with a menagerie of tropical fruits. There's a very powerful yet intimate encounter with fresh hops going on here that is an utter delight.

Feels smooth and velvety, and extremely clean.

What a delight to find on tap. This is a great example of what an IPA can be.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Potent aroma of citric, floral and grassy hops. Taste is so fresh like the hops are still floating in the beer. Bitter but not lingering bitterness on the tongue. This beer is smooth as it it but especially for a beer over 9%abv. Loved it and so did the people who shared it with me!

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Photo of Jackolope
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 04.20.15
I don't know how to feel about this beer. I really like the smell, nice floral notes and a little bit of sweet stone fruit. I like the taste but I expected a little bit more punch from something that says devastatingly dank on the bottle. That being said it is very drinkable and has strong citrus flavors which build up as you drink. Another solid offering from Stone.

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

Lately I have been getting a little obsessive about my beer being fresh. So when I heard about a beer that was made for very limited window like this one I knew I had to try it... 22oz bought from total wine on 4-2-15

Pours a light brown golden body with a fluffy white one inch head that lasts. Thin lacing all the way down the glass. Cool painted bottle.(yeah I know the bottle doesn't factor in, but it's still kind of cool.)

Smell is outstanding !! Really vibrant grapefruit and pine. This is fresh.

Tastes like it smells.The citrus is out in front with this one. Heavy on tart grapefruit with just a little pine bitterness

Nice full feel

Overall this may have been one of the best citrus forward IPA's that I have ever had !
Freshness really does make a difference ! There is a vibrancy to this beer that the freshness brings. And the 9.4 ABV ? Oh Yeah ! These folks at Stone Brewing are a bunch of mad scientists that "get it " . If you are looking for the living embodiment of the phrase "respect beer, look at this one.

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Photo of Yourahoser
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About 2 weeks after bottling and it's amazing. Smell is fantastic - floral and citrusy. Very smooth and clean. Surprised it's such a high alcohol content. Best DIPA I've had so far.

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Photo of randomgnarkill
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's a pretty good West Coast IPA, very Danky and has a nice clear look with a good head of foam. The citrus flavor is really there. Bottled 3-15-15 about 2 weeks out from today.

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Photo of richwhite420
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This has to be my favorite IPA!!!!! Tried 2.14.15 for the first time when my friend shipped it to me from San Diego to Chicago (we like to trade beers). Picked up 4.20.15, and this IPA didn't let me down at all. After pouring into my glass, I noticed many good floral notes right away. Had a really nice, thick head on the beer, with a really nice amber color. The taste was really great as well. Pick up a really nice hoppy taste, as well as a nice citus grapefruit taste. Wasn't very bitter at all. With it being 9.4% alcohol, was very surprised at how smooth this beer is. Myself and my friends are now huge fans of this beer!!!!!

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Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing! This review is for Enjoy By 4-20-15
Color was a very clear dark gold, with a finger of white head. Smell was beautiful, lots of grapefruit and some pine. Taste was a incredible. I was expecting something with more if a hop kick to it but this beer uses that to its advantage. Without the overpowering hops you get all the other amazing flavors going on.

I've truly never tasted a beer this fresh and flavorful. Incredible

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

Amazingly beautiful gold color with a solid grapefruit nose. Obviously dry hopped with motueka, one of my favorite hops. It was more resinous out of a bottle but on tap it was silky. You don't get the bitter until 3 seconds after your sip. What a solid beer. Wish this was on tap all the time.

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Photo of DsNuts1010
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was very smooth for an IPA... Can really taste the hops but definitely isn't over powering and taste fresh as all of Stone "Enjoy By" beers.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had the enjoy by 4.20.15 at Salty Pig. Love this concept. Beer is a typical big California IPA, but it is the freshness that stands out. Such a great beer. However if I had this on April 21st, I would never drink beer again, and curse Stone

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

I had the Enjoy By 4.20.15 about 2 weeks after it was bottled - WOW...what an amazing beer. Amazing west coast IPA smell: danky, piney and fruity. A very pungent aroma that leaps out of the glass. The taste lives up to the smell- a perfect balance of dank, tropical fruit and pine needles. There is a gumminess on the aftertaste that, along with the grapefruit, pushes the bitterness away. The only knock I had was that it's just a little boozy on the back end. I can't wait to try the next Enjoy By.

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

Wow.. Just pored a stone enjoy by 4.20.15. and it was world class. Nice color and lace and small head.. But enjoyed it throughly.. Gona get me some more!!!

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Photo of MikeSchieve
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Enjoy By 4/20/2015
This is fantastic. It smells and tastes spectacular. I can't wait for the next release and hope it's dist'd to Illinois.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honey colored with light head. Truly dank hoppiness with a little sweetness at the end of the nose. Well balanced and easy drinking for a DIPA . Didn't punch me in the palate like I had expected

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Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.20.15. Very good. Right on point with its price equivalents/ peers, sculpin and 90 min. I enjoyed it from a 6 and looking forward to the rest by 4/20.

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Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


Clear straw with an orange hue and a huge white head. Pine resin, some citrus and a smack of mango in the aroma, which also carry over to the taste. Decently bitter -- but not as devastatingly dank as one might hope. A slight creaminess to the mouthfeel, and a small but noticeable alcohol punch. This is a good beer, but the bar for great DIPAs is so high these days, it just doesn't measure up.

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Photo of arvidkoval
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


L- Golden orange hue. White head.

S- Grapefruit, lemony, Slight malt, seems very fresh.

T- That grapefruit bitterness is the first thing I noticed, lemongrass, hint of orange, some malt sweetness, and alcohol.

F- Nice and bubbly. Smooth.

O- Good DIPA, definitely some good shit!

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Photo of breadwinner
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I admit that I have a hard time with big DIPAs like these, as the malt and booze just tend to dominate for me. So it is with Enjoy By, which still smells the part, and is by no means unappetizing, but can't reach the heights attained by more restrained brews. Huge Stone IPA lover, but this one is just too much (though I imagine they're absolutely fine with that).

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Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3-14-15 bomber poured into Rastal Harmony glass

L: Copper color, the color of a shiny penny. White head with hints of tan.

S: The aroma is dominated by the hops with melon and tropical notes.

T: The taste has tons of citrus and tropical flavors. The is a sticky sweet malt taste and slight alcohol taste.

F: The mouthfeel is fuller than it looks. There is a sticky feel to the beer as well as a little burn.

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

Seriously bitter hop head delight. Great floral aroma. West coast, hop centric piney flavor with no sweetness to get in the way of the hops. Lingering citrus-rind bitterness.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.