1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

7,550 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,550
Reviews: 1,038
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,001 | FT: 11
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:
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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone Enjoy By IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,550 | Reviews: 1,038 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

TheHoppiest, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

random846, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of dannydetox
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4/1/13 is one of the easiest drinking double IPA i've had the privilege of encountering. Appearance is a golden/brassy blond, with smallish bubbles and little head. This might be due to the fact i bought a second growler to enjoy today following my first liter on the release day. The aroma is outstanding; floral, herbal hops with hints of tropical fruit lingering in the back. This is a fresh IPA to be sure. More tropical notes and some citrus across the palate, and a fine balance between bitterness and maltiness. The 9.4% is completely hidden until you've had a few pours! I love the fact you can detect the potent hop aromas before the glass is in your face. Solid, solid piece of brewing.

dannydetox, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of raulazzer
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

raulazzer, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Grant35
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Grant35, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of jasoncheb
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Took a little while to transfer my notes to the forums. Based on a bottle of 2.15.13 in a tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden body throughout, exactly what I would expect from Stone. Two fingers of head, which holds nicely.

S - Probably the most amazing part of this beer. The Smell is absolutely incredible, filling the room with strong hints of pine and citrus. It smells like cutting down a christmas tree when I was a kid.

T&M- massive earthy hops come through immediately, and last through your next sip. The taste is exactly what you would expect given the initial nose of this beer. Really wakes up your palate.

O - I have never been disappointed in a Stone product, even those that have been backed by incredible hype. This beer follows that same trend. Overall, this is one of the better IPAs I have had. Hoping to receive another shipment to VA!

jasoncheb, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

thegerm87, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of edproctor
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

4-01-13...finally scored a bottle of this. fifth times a charm!!!:-)
A- clear burnt orange copperish...just moved and am now noticing what terrible light my new beer drinking room has. half a fingers worth of white head that sticks around longer than most.
S- oh man! riper than ripe fruits. juicy tangerine, mango, orange, pineapple, papaya, passion fruit...just a full on cornucopia of ripe tropical fruits. a very faint bready sweetness in the background to round all those fruits out.
T- a strong grapefruity bitterness right in the front of the tongue. I'm getting more pine in the taste than in the aroma thats for sure. keeps opening up with a nice bitter florally finish. this is a masterfully crafted IPA!
m- very sticky, and resinous, but unbelievably smooth. this does not drink like an almost 10% brew at all.
O- this beer isnt a palatte ruiner like its older brother ruination. this beer is a palette assassin. your palate is gonna be finished before it even knew what hit it. having just had tried the younger 8 days ago i have to say, at this point, i think i prefer this beer over PtY.

edproctor, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of arfenhouse
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


A: Clear copper with off-white head. Good retention.

S: Big on the pine, resin and flower hops. Mango, pineapple and a bit of grapefruit. A bit of caramel hidden behind all the hops. Boozy.

T: Much like the nose: Big on the pine and flowery hops. Pineapple, mango, and tangerines. Aftertaste is citrus peels (tangerines and grapefruit). Big, aggressive, and assertive.

M: Medium-full bodied, fine carbonation, and a bit dry. Coats the whole mouth with a bitter hoppiness.

O: Big hop bomb, exactly what I was expecting from stone. A bit unbalanced and a bit boozy but is played off well. If you're a fan of DIPAs, give this a shot.

arfenhouse, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Brani
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Brani, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of gregmoscetti
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

gregmoscetti, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of DtheVillain
1/5  rDev -77.4%

DtheVillain, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful clear deep golden color with a one finger white head.

S: Smells pretty fantastic. Lots of mango, candied orange, caramel and pine. The tropical fruit in this reminds me a lot of Sculpin.

T: A great blend of tropical and piney hop notes and caramel malt flavors. A smooth, almost buttery mouthfeel without becoming syrupy. Finish brings a boatload of pine hop resin. Really, really good.

notchucknorris, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of PHKrames
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

PHKrames, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of DWarcher
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DWarcher, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

buzzy, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Therisse
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Fourth time trying this beer, three times in bottle, once on tap. Had 9/21/12, 21/21/12, and 04/01/13 twice.

Appearance: Beautiful golden color, crystal clear, the head disperses to the sides but remains in tact. Lacing shows a little bit of creaminess.

Smell: Lots of grapefruit and some honey in it. Aroma at just the right intensity. A little skunky, not bad or anything though.

Taste: So bitter, malt is in the background and has notes of honey. Very bitter taste and grapefruit characteristics. Medium finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, perfect amount of bubbles, leaves a crisp refreshing feeling.

Overall: Sometimes the bitter is a little overpowering, that's one comment I will make about the overall balance. However, this beer is filled with complexity as well as a crisp, clean finish.

Therisse, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of match1112
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

match1112, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of imperiallibations
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

imperiallibations, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of falc0n2600
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, wet juicy hop aromas and flavors that are very assaulting, even for a Stone beer. I have the feeling that this beer was refrigerated from when it was bottled all the way to in my stomach. Very, very sweet and fresh hops reminiscent of a lot of Lagunitas beers with none of the bitterness typically associated with Stone. Maybe my favorite Stone beer, along with Sublimely Self-Righteous.

falc0n2600, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of BBrewington
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

BBrewington, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of johnyb
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

johnyb, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jpbebeau, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of JackOGreen
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

JackOGreen, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of AndrewSmith
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

AndrewSmith, Feb 25, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,550 ratings.