Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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Ratings: 9,409
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 652
Gots: 2,170 | FT: 18
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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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Photo of McStagger
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on 6/15/13. Despite the modest review, I kept coming back to this beer. Now that it's back in my neck of the woods, I'm ready to try it again.

A: Light brassy orange. Transparent. One finger khaki head. Retention is decent for the high abv's. Lacing is stellar.

S: Boom. Drinking a three day old IPA does something for the nose, that's for sure. Huge burst of tropical sweetness coming from the nose. Pineapple, mango. Bit of that weird onion/garlic scent. (New to me, but since it was pointed out I've been noticing it more). Level of dankness. Grapefruit pith. Sweet breadiness off the malt. Touch prickly in the sinus cavity. Fairly complex, but insanely powerful aromatics.

T: Bready sweetness up front. Transitions into the same tropical fruitiness mid palate. Combine this with a large rush of Ruby Red grapefruit and orange. Back is prickly pepper notes, with shots of pear skin and apple. Aftertaste is fairly resinous bitterness, with notes of spearmint and spruce needle. Alcohol warmth comes through in the finish, kicking up the spicy/peppery notes for one last hoorah in the aftertaste.

M: A tad slick from the alcohol. Medium bodied, with a subdued carbonation that allows the incredibly powerful flavors to really coat the tongue.

O: It's greater than the sum of its parts, really. Glad I picked it up again and I will continue to pick it up when it's available. Superb beer.

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

9/13/13

Bought at Stone Brewing in a 2 liter growler. Pours a clear golden color with white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus, and a bit of pine. Taste follows the nose for the most part with an intense bite at the end. The bitterness is covered up well by the flavor. Mouthfeel is near perfect. Just the right amount of carbonation and light and crisp. This is definitely one of my favorite brews, and one of the best Stone makes.

4/20/14

A lot more citrusy and bitter than I remember. A tiny bit of caramelized onions in the nose as well and even less in taste. The alcohol is covered up unbelievably well and there's almost no sweetness from the malts which is pretty rare in a DIPA.

10/31/14

I don't know if my palate has evolved, but I'm getting a way cleaner bitterness with a lot more mango than before. Not as citrusy as I remember. Very dank. Piney. Very juicy.

Photo of Auraan
4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Based on the 08.02.13 batch. Poured a gorgeous clear amber, with a half finger white head. It looks fantastic poured into a tulip. Scents of pine, citrus, especially grapefruit, pineapple, slight tropical fruit and a bit of malt. The scent is fantastic and entices you to drink. Each sniff made me want to take the first sip more and more. Flavor begins with a burst of bitter citrus and grapefruit pith moving into a blend of grapefruit and bitter pine and finishing with a nice resiny pine flavor and aftertaste. A hint of malt sweetness in the middle blends wonderfully with the hop flavors and a noticeable alcohol presence hits at the end. An amazing double IPA flavor profile, comparing favorably with the best of the others of it's style I've tasted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's standard, but not bad. A sublime double IPA. Full of hop flavor, with an extreme bitterness and citrus flavors. It slams your palette with it's assertive flavor and doesn't relent. Well worth getting, a fantastic beer and a great showing from Stone.

Photo of JohnnysBarIsIt
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I had the pleasure to have this in bottle and on tap. For a beer with a abv of around 9 it sure doesn't taste like it. It was a nice aroma and an excellent hoppy taste. The only bad thing about this beer is its avalibility. Unless you live on the left coast its gonna be hard to get some here in mass, but if you are fortunite to get your hands on it enjoy every ounce of this wonderfull beer.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 9.13.13 poured into a Stone Ruination pint glass

A- bright golden orange hue with a frothy head that quickly thinned out but lingered in the glass

S- strong passionfruit with hints of tangerine, grapefruit, bit of bready malt, very inviting

T- the big passionfruit note is still there though a bit overwhelmed by some of the bitter citrus components of the hop profile, rush of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, very bright. no sign of the abv

M- Dry, crisp, few notches above thin, solid

O- this is just a notch below the top tier IPAs for me, great IPA and a must buy for me whenever it comes around

Photo of TBoneJones
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pours golden with a delicious looking creamy head. Where are the bubbles?! Very few are surfacing. I see through this and the body appears lighter than I would have guessed based on the abv.
Juicy citrus apricot hop greatness. Inviting pine and resin. This smells fresh and fantastic.
Tastes dank and and delicious. More oily pine than fruit in the taste, unlike the initial aroma of this brew. And with a spicy bitterness leading up to the finish, in a lemon-like way. Finishes more abruptly dry.
Smooth and prickly.
Highly enjoyed. Highly recommended.

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been told that "Enjoy By IPA" varies from batch to batch. In that case, I've had a taste from an amazing batch, because this was as exceptional as an IPA gets. The nose was fruity, floral, not too herbal or piney; I won't bore anyone with talk of lacing or head retention, lets cut right to the flavor. Oh my god. The marriage of fruity and citrusy hops is mind blowingly delicious and so different from the herbal, piney IPAs that Stone is known for. If you are a fan of IPAs, you must try this and see for yourself. I dream about this beer at night and think about it when I'm thirsty. I'm hooked!

Photo of EQueezy
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is the best beer i've ever had and I drink alot of beer. Amazing how they've dry-hopped the SHI@#$ out of this beer to give this the nose of a handful of fresh picked hops! But, this beer stays away from most of the bitter hop aromas and is overall extremely floral, hoppy but easy and drinkable.

a - golden color in the glass

s - the MOST aromatic beer you will ever smell, which is whole point of this beer. Total floral (citra) hop aroma on the nose. Like you walked into a field of blooming, springtime hops. FUCK@#$ unreal.

t - good medium body and easily drinkable. clean finish with a nice crisp floral hops on the tongue, surprisingly void of any bittering hopes.

m - med body, easy.

o - 10/10. buy as many as you can while you can get it.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colored and pristine clarity. Moderate head retention. Beautiful. Lots of of busy carbonation bubble business. Intensely pine aroma, very freshly picked and it shows in the nose. Taste is intensely hop oriented. Did I just bite into a hop straight off of the vine? Wow! This is truly a unique and wonderful experience. Must try.

Photo of tarheels86
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

651mL Enjoy By 12.21.12 bottled on 11/16/12 and consumed 11/27/12. Hot tamale. Big thanks to peteinsd for this one! Pours still near chardonnay white to brilliant gold. Full clarity, not bottle conditioned like it should be. Medium, buttermilk head. Spotty lace. Nose is soft orange fruits, nectar fruits, peach, white grapes, Alpine style butterscotch, salted caramel. Yumm. Taste is oily, lightly bitter, not too aggressive, actually very soft with white grape juice, white peach, some white pepper. Very nice. Reminds me of Alpine Duet. Palate is oily, spicy. 8/4/8/5/16=4.1

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled: 6/28/2013
Enjoy By: 08/02/2013
Enjoyed on: 07/08/2013

The beer pours a dark amber color with a few centimeters of nice foam. Super fresh hops emerge from the aroma: pine, orange, and grapefruit. Alcohol clears the sinuses along with a wee bit of caramel in the background. Medium bodied and smooth, almost creamy, but for the carbonation Lots of hops in the flavor, as expected. Piney resin and citrus both contribute, but pine is the biggest contributor. A hint of malt brings it all together. Very enjoyable.

Photo of matttttYCE
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was for the 7th batch, reviewed in early May. Light tan head. creamy, one finger high. Good retention and lacing. Pale golden color and crystal clear. Aroma is wonderfully hoppy. Crisp, pungent, and fresh hops. Mango, citrus rind, tropical fruits, pine, and notes of grass. The taste is much the same with plenty of tropical fruits/mango, big citrus kick, pine, loads of bitterness, grassy notes, with a light malt backing that adds just a nice rounding to the barrage of hops. The mouthfeel is great. Not too full at all. Moderate carbonation works well to keep it lighter feeling, light-medium and filmy consistency, medium body, and a nice and bitter crisp finish.

Overall another REALLY great IPA from Stone. They have not disappointed me yet, and I was even more thrilled with this IPA than I expected to be. Just fantastic. I will certainly be getting another few of this batch and will get any subsequent batches that are released in my distribution network. Fantastic idea with the series and done completely right!

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, pineapple, and small orange citrus hops. In the taste, big fresh hops, with orange citrus and a mix of pine hops, and a small minty like burn. A nice hop bitterness and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer fresh pine hop like aftertaste. Big and fresh hops, the only flaw, it is almost too fresh, but really nice.

Photo of RockAZ
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Marvelous beer - Enjoy by date 8/2/13, bottled 6/28/13, drank 7/7/13. It just doesn't get fresher than this in a bottle. Smooth mouthfeel, awesome hop fragrance, dry and not very sweet, definitely leaves the palate clean like unsweetened lemonade or grapefruit.

Would drink this every day for the rest of my life, what would any other description mean to you?

Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 7/4/13

A very clear. Nice head and lacing

S really nice balance of citrus and pine. Nice smelling beer

T just as it smells. Starts out citrus with the pine shinning thru as it warms. Not a lot of hop bitterness on this one.

M excellent. Moderate carbonation and a nice malt backbone. Very drinkable.

O very good beer. Never been a big fan of stone but enjoy by is a great concept executed perfectly. A very well balanced beer which any ipa fan would enjoy.

Photo of Kuaff
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a snifter at cellar temperature. This bottle reads "Enjoy By 07.04.13," and it was bottled on the 31st of May.

A one finger white head sits atop an illuminescent, clear golden amber body. Looks like any other great DIPA.

It smells like sweet, freshly peeled grapefruit and oranges! A really intoxicating and irresistable citric scent. There be hops here as well.

The orange comes through big-time in the taste, This is followed by juicy, delicious hops, and finished up with a truly splendid, resiny pine bitterness. No alcohol at ALL. Incredible!

The mouthfeel is like a dream... so unintrusive, and perfectly carbonated for full enjoyment of all the flavors.

This is an OUTSTANDING DIPA. And I'd bet that it would stay this outstanding for at least a good month after the printed "Enjoy By" date. After all, I'm drinkin' this one only about a week or so before that date, and it's still FANTASTICALLY POTENT, both in the nose and on the tongue.

Photo of dfernandez77
3.55/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I understand there is a huge demand right now for Double IPA hop assault beers. And Stone’s masterful play to this demand with the Enjoy By series has to be appreciated. They are not just playing to the market, they are also making multiple crazy hop balanced, big IPAs, that make your palate ride that sharp toothy edge of huge IBUs without drawing blood. If you know how to brew, you know it’s not easy to do.

Appearance 3.5: Slightly warm, glowing, golden color. Medium, white, lasting head. Laces well.

Aroma 3.5: Hop characters come across as pine tips, eucalyptus blossom, chamomile, and dank musky sage. A little wet alfalfa. No malt characters to speak of.

Taste 3.5: Aggressive peppery pine bittering. Most of the citrus peel and floral aromas are from the hop aromas invading the taste space. Malt provides a blank canvas only, carries no character to speak of.

Mouthfeel 3.0: Medium light body. Hop oil slippery to start – turns fast to astringent and bitter/dry. Alcohol heat and astringent hop bitterness finish in the mouth and throat. Somewhat medicinal.

Overall impression 4.0: This is a liquid delivery system for hop bitterness, astringency, and flavor. It stands back on balance in delivering fresh hop aroma. Other than to provide a carriage for hop characters, the malt and yeast profiles are nonexistent. I rate the overall higher for the novelty of a clean, dry, and very Stone execution of a hop assault. It reminds me of Pliny the Younger – where PTY is a laser beam focused hop weapon, this Enjoy By is a polished hop boulder to the palate. Another well done hop monster from Stone.

I get it, it’s a fun ride – but still, I’m a balance and nuance guy.

-- bct

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

This is one beer by Stone which surpasses all others. This beer provides a less bitter apathy, which stone usually comprises in their beer. I believe enjoy by is a great taste that one should definitley have if one has not tried.
This beer is indeed hard to come by unlike most stone beers. It's a great fix and A pleasure to enjoy a solid IPA.

Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent sudsy mouthfeel. Handsome orangey, golden amber in the St. Bernardus globe. A nice foam that renews with each small pour. Spicy aroma and huge flowery, resiny nose.

I guess they're not going to tell us what hops they use, but this is the weirdest, fruitiest hop smash-up. It's sort of a spoiled fruit flavor, like really ripe mangos going black and that pineapple you forgot about. Plenty piney as well. Fortunately the bitterness is remarkably restrained, so this is kinid of a unique hop overdose without the usual tongue-pickling. A little sweet, which I'm grateful for.

Add the ridiculous alcohol and you have an experience you have to try to believe. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach. At nine bucks it's pricier than virtually every other Stone brew, but what tha zzz.

Photo of zoober911
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Copper in color. Clear with no haze. Nice lacing that holds onto the glass.

Smell: Initial smell of grapefruit, citrus. Strong smell of pine to follow.

Taste: Nothing short of what was expected. Citrus, hops, pine, grapefruit. Everything that you want to taste. Very clean and crisp. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and pleasant.

Overall: Another great beer from Stone.

If you have the chance to pick one up, I would recommend it. I had one of the earlier releases and it tastes better than I remember.

Photo of SDbrewerJake
4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great change for Stone, vearing away from their Special B malt notes and hitting the nail on the head with their Enjoy By 7-4-13. Really pretty amber gold pour with a finger of white head. Nice strong fruity flavors with a plesant after flavor of citrus. I got like 5 bottles... Score!

Photo of BigBarley
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

7-4-13 Bottle, reviewing live. (first EVER Enjoy By, believe it or not)

A - Looks like a great IPA, active carbonation streams occasionally bubble through a mass of deep gold, opaque liquid. Head comes to a couple fingers of white, thick foam that retains well and leaves beautiful lacing. Looks delicious.

S - Wow. You can smell hops, definitely citrus and pine notes, with a zesty bitterness reminiscent of fresh lemons. Smells unbelievable, I kinda just wanna sit here and inhale the aroma over and over.

T - Sweet mama, that is a hop bomb if I've ever heard of one! And I thought Ruination and Hop Stoopid had the market cornered on bitter... Well this one embraces the bitterness of the hops while leaving some breathing room for plenty of that citrus zest and sweet background. Balanced is not the right word for this. However, if you're looking for a hop bomb from hell, grab one of these!

M - Goes down smooth, hits the mouth with lively carbonation and a nice thickness that doesn't overwhelm. Feels like an easy drinker, once you're adjusted to the hop explosion.

If you're not a fan of hops, you might go ahead and try it anyway. It could very well convert you. Or kill you, whichever.

Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say? Perfect Pilsner-like color* For those who would argue that it should be more appropriately copper colored... *The first officially designated American craft brewed IPA was Grant’s, and it contained Pilsener malts of this golden hue. The nose is an exquisite melange of grapefruit, Mandarin orange, tangerine, pinapple, mango, kiwi, and lemon/lime. The flavors follow suit, and the body is medium to full with just the right amount of malt backbone which is more of a textural thing, in this case, than a flavor enhancer. The hops are given free reign to truly shine here. The balance is nearly flawless, right through the long, dry finish which is crisp, and remarkably refreshing. Wow!

Photo of DovaliHops
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Newest batch: 07-04-13. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that goes down quickly. Scent is immediately floral, but quickly fades to DANK hops. I can't help but be reminded of the hoppy beers from Alpine when I smell this special offering from Stone. The hop scent on this is just so damn inviting, it's ridiculous. Sweet, but not malty...it's a sweet, hoppy resin aroma. Some pine and a ton of citrus fruit with a hint of pineapple and mango. Taste is just as it smells. It is so hard to explain this beer, because it is so delicious and everything an imperial IPA should be. So fresh and so clean...as Outkast would say. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied. Drinkability is VERY high! This is a top notch IPA that reminds me of the quality that Alpine produces. Definitely my favorite hoppy Stone beer.

Photo of Kerfluffel
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a crystal clear bronzy gold. Head off white, tight bubbles.
S: Aroma smacks of hops. tropical fruits dominate with notes of pine resin grass, and slight citrus, malt is subtle. Dank.
M: Medium body and smooth. Dry as can be.
T: Taste is soft in the beginning with notes of toast, light caramel, and soft malt. Hop flavor is intense and follows aromatics. Grassy, pine resin, and more of citrus character. Bitterness takes over the finish and lingers long.
O: Great brew, a true hop forward experience.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,409 ratings.