Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

1,248 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,496
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 666
Gots: 2,207 | FT: 19
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.

 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.
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Reviews: 1,248 | Hads: 9,496
Photo of Dynobolt
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
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!!! (156 characters)

Photo of MikeSchieve
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (155 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
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 (194 characters)

Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (152 characters)

Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4.20.15

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. (408 characters)

Photo of arvidkoval
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.20.15

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! (298 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
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). (365 characters)

Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (415 characters)

Photo of golf_sierra
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (178 characters)

Photo of drone
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 4.20.15 - This thing smells as close to perfection as I'm allowed to believe is possible.

Enjoy By 7.4.15 - Not quite as good as 4.20.15, heavier piney hops, but still great nose on it. (195 characters)

Photo of Sam-VW
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a nice translucent Orange with a Medium white head. The retention on this one is great, especially for a 9.4% brew. When it starts to dissipate, it leaves rings around the glass as you drink down. On the nose, wow, you can really tell there’s a lot of hops in this one. Mango, Pineapple, Orange and Tropical Fruits hit first, with a touch of Pine and Sweetness from the Malt on the finish. Whilst drinking this beer, the first thing you’ll notice is the bitterness from the word go. On the Palate lots of Pine, Citrus Peel and Tropical Fruit. This is definitely an IPA for warm weather, although it could also work in the colder months as that Alcohol is detectable but not overwhelming. On the finish there’s a few Grapefruit notes and a touch of sweetness from the Malt. The beer is surprisingly smooth, and although starts bitter and dry, finishes sweet with good carbonation. (901 characters)

Photo of dj14365
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

4:20:15 bomber into pint glass.

Yum I don't know what else to say.
Real bitter, dank and great, if you enjoy big in your face IPA's you will probably love it. Arguably the best beer I've ever had. (199 characters)

Photo of jbru1971
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.125/5. Really torn between the obvious dankness and the obvious skunkiness of 4-20. There is just enough "Heineken green bottle" going on to keep this out of the upper echelon. Great gobs of bitter and onion on nose but some sulfuric fartage on the end, which IMHO they did on purpose...but I digress...
There is great hop bombadiering on the taste. By far , flavor is the best characteristics of this beer. A lot of pellety flavor though. My take is enjoy by 420 would have been even better fresh. ENJOY since sister beer would be what I'd want to try. (559 characters)

Photo of MLDucky
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

4:20 version. I can tolerate the dank, onion, garlic, sweaty feet aroma. I just felt it was overly bitter and the hop profile was unable to effectively balance this monster imho. (180 characters)

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional beer. When it comes to Stone's best, this is on par with Ruination, perhaps better. Without going too in-depth, I love the mix of tropical fruits and oniony, peppery, spicy characteristics. It did wonders to the palate, and it had me hoping for a limited edition bottle that includes a tongue scraper. Dank, delectable, and overall delicious. Like Daniel LaRusso and Ally with an "I", Stone and hops are a winning combination. Enjoy. (456 characters)

Photo of DrRJE
4.5/5  rDev +2%
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. (171 characters)

Photo of HopDawg40
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is amazing. Very Hoppy, fresh, and straight up dank. Mouth follows with even fresher tasting hops and crisp delicious bomb. One of my favorite beers ever. (161 characters)

Photo of thebrood1987
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great looking beer and the smell is like a bunch of IPA's rolled into one. I'm getting tropical fruits, berries, flowery a bit of that onion and grassy smell. NIce bite up front evolving into a slightly boozy, big hop bomb. Every smell is in the flavor leaving that tongue scrubbing bitterness and some warmth from the 9.4. I love how Stone has no reservations and just serves up a huge double IPA with a take no prisoners attitude. Not for a person that just wants to have session beers. This ones huge! (505 characters)

Photo of 805_YungHopsMcGeeZax
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 4.20.2015. I have had several different enjoy by IPAs and this is by far my least favorite. Paid $7.99 at California Fresh Market.

The initial smell is great, hoppy, floral, etc. I was so excited after smelling the bottle that I was severely disappointed by the taste. There are some good hop flavors but nothing to impressive compared to other Enjoy By. Then again, every enjoy by is different so I understand that it is hard to compare. This IPA was very boozy in my opinion and lacked the flavor of other IPAs with less alcohol and less price. Maybe my bottle was exposed to light/sun light or left in a heated area for a while. Overall, still a good beer just not worth $7.99.... (693 characters)

Photo of Chris33
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will definitely try the next one a little sooner. Drinking the Enjoy By 3/14/15 on 3/12... Still a great beer but could be better. bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. great feel and aroma. (213 characters)

Photo of Suds
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was an Enjoy by Pi Day. It i s an brilliantly clear golden color with a tremendous, towering white head. Aroma is of fresh hops. Flowers...pine, citrus peel. Wet earth and woods. The taste is intense. Alcohol warmth...sweet malt, and lots...lots... of hop flavor and bitterness. Spicy, peppery, resiny, citric, piney hops. Full in body. Intense and in your face. Excellent. (392 characters)

Photo of Beerma
2.82/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

can not believe this has such high ratings! This was GROSS! I would have to be wasted to drink any more! Bitter strong, horrible after taste. Not smooth!! (154 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Enjoy By Date: 3.14.15
Wow, this is a pretty excellent brew. I have never had the chance to try this one, as I am from Missouri, when all of a sudden I visited a local liquor store and a stack of this was sitting in between a couple other stacks of 12 packs. It would have been extremely easy to walk right past this and never even know it was there.

This is a awesome IPA, extremely fresh, and tropical flavors and hop bitterness dominate. There is a great level of balance here between those two main flavors. I would have considered this one an even higher rating if it wasn't for a slight pungent onion flavor in behind it all. As it warmed, this flavor became more pronounced and quite present over the other flavors.

Drink this one cold and it is awesome, if it warms too much though, you will regret it.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

Bottled Enjoy By Date: 4.20.15
This one is more dank and much more bitter. Still delicious though.

Would absolutely purchase again. (997 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: tons of tart grapefruit;

T: earthy, with tart grapefruit behind it; ripe grapefruit comes in mid-palate; grapefruit rind bitterness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate, creamy carbonation; lightly dry finish; ABV well hidden;

O: if you like grapefruit, this is your beer; (392 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had the 3-14-2015 Enjoy By IPA

Golden amber like color with a small bit of white head.

Smells like peaches, very citrusy.

Tasted very fruity/sweet with hoppy bitterness.

Medium amount of carbonation. Had a nice bit of bubble like fizz from my first to last sip.

Overall, a very good IPA. (295 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.