Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 9,424
Reviews: 1,437
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 653
Gots: 2,180 | 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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Photo of vitALEity
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Ive had almost every release in bottles in CA

A: Pure golden, pale, clear
S: When totally fresh, a few days after bottling, its the best aroma there is. So much heady pine, tropical fruit, citrus, marijuana, grass, nectar
T: Again, within a few days after release the taste is close to the smell. Its a bit less complex then I'd like. Hits you almost all up front and then dissipates.
M: Pretty good here. Its not as full bodied as I'd like but its good enough to deliver the juice.

O: When very fresh its equal to any of the other big IIPA's. Aroma is the best of all of them IMO. Taste and mouthfeel maybe not as good as others but its close.

Photo of precisemike
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm reviewing 12-13-13: Stone is the brand here in SD. Having said that, I'm typically a Green Flash guy. So it was with a little trepidation that I believed the hype on this beer. From the minute you pop the cap the hop fragrance takes hold of you. Smelled of weed and citrus, with a dash of pine. The first sip socks your jaw with hop pungency and light caramel tones. Then you notice the nice head and great color this brew displays. The alcohol is up there, being a DIPA, but doesn't overpower or take your buds off of the taste. Just enough kick on the back end. Very drinkable, and the mouthfeel is full, but not cottony. Overall one of my top 3 brews HANDS DOWN. Can't wait for 2-14-14...Get you some!

Photo of Dad_of_Rad
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 5/17/13, bottled 4/12/13 and consumed 4/20 from a tulip
Enjoy By 12/13/12, consumed 12/18 from a tulip

A: Brilliant, clear golden color. Extremely "pretty" beer
A: Clear, golden orange. Thinnish white head with some lacing.

S: Boxwood w/sticky, lemony sweetness
S: Dank, sweet pineapple and papaya.

T: Hop-forward. Resinous lemon hits and then finishes dry while all flavors linger. Bit of spice hit or alcohol in the throat.
T: Surprisingly balanced overall. Lots of grapefruit, some honey tones.

M: Light for a 2xIPA. Again, stickyness lingers on the tongue and mouth.
M: Light-medium body, finishes pretty dry. Definitely leaves you wanting the next sip.

O: Good beer, very enjoyable. The freshness is evident. Winner.
O: Prefer this version to the 5/17/13 SEB. Refreshing even with the bitterness.

Photo of Gambelli
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 12/13/13 22oz. bomber into Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Awesome painted-label bottle (great for bottling homebrew) with green, easy to read label. Thanks to Julian at Craftshack for expediting this to me to drink before the enjoy by date. I'm sure it would
have been ruined had I not sampled it before the 12/13/13 deadline.

A-Yellowish, almost clear brew with a constant 1/8" beige head. Medium carbonation.

S- Fantastic hop bouquet. Floral, citrusy, tropical. Malt aroma is there in force too. Like I'm walking behind a combine in a Montana barley field, while Oregon hop growers wave 20 foot
bines of freshly harvested hops in my face. Absolutely lucious.

T- Follows suit with the nose. Fruity, (peach, apricot,) citrus, (tangerine, and grapefruit) tropical fruits, (mango, pineapple) plus a bit of pine also. A tinge of alcohol heat, but well hidden for a 9% beer. And that malt backbone again, I love when a beer can carry that
crushed grain, freshly baked bread taste along with such a powerful hop presence.

M- Ever present bitterness, hop oil, resiny, with a wonderful body to highlight all of this together. On many double/imperial IPA's the alcohol snuffs out what would otherwise
be a great brew. Not this one. All flavors and bitterness linger quite awhile on the tongue.

O- I had high expectations for this one after the reviews I had read. It did not disappoint.
This rivals any west coast double IPA, at a great price. Hope this becomes a regular from
Stone.

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

Enjoy By 12/13/13, bottle shared at Albany Taproom

Last night's tasting showed a lot of bright fruit, tangerine, odd citrus like calamansi or yuzu, really great stuff. Much more hop complexity and vibrant nose than my first experience with Enjoy By 04.02.13. I'll look for this again and hopefully rate higher if there's consistency with recent taste. Glad I got to try this again, I see what the fuss is about now.

Photo of jj139
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Honey/amber color with an off-white/cream head. Nice foam lacing.

Smell - Forward grapefruit/citrus with hints of pine hops. Amazing aromas.

Taste - Citrus and hops hit you in a balanced mix. A clean refreshing finish leaves you wanting another taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body but very balanced. Nothing feels overwhelming nor out of place.

Overall - Outstanding beer, one of my favorites.

12/13/13
Bottle poured into a pint glass

Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09.13.13 version. Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Light hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is nearly sweet grapefruit and some pineapple, lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Photo of ghonickel
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, I feel that this beer series is amazing. I have now had two different of the Enjoy By brews. One was in a bottle and the other was on tap. Both times they were still good. They are definitely worth trying and I don't feel someone would be disappointed.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Enjoy By 12.13.13 IPA (9 days to spare)

Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a billowy two finger just off-white colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of thick foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of tropical fruit aromas. Mango, papaya, and tangerine all make a strong sweet showing with some lighter hints of some pear and peach as well. Along with the sweeter fruit smells is a good level of hop aroma. A pine hop smell is the greatest, but other hop aromas of grapefruit and some grass are there as well, rounding out the overall hop aroma profile. With a hint of an alcohol smell mixed with the rest, the aroma is overall pleasantly fruity and hopped with a nice warming smell.

Taste – The taste begins with the sweeter tropical fruit flavors that were detected in the nose, as well as a moderately strong presence of hop. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine sweetness, but contain nice notes of mango, pineapple, and papaya as well. The hop that begins the taste, is of a more pine like flavor, with it starting out on the lighter side and getting stronger as the flavor advances to the middle. Beyond these two flavor types, there is also a nice doughy flavor mixed in there as well, which with the sweeter tropics, creates an unchanging base for the hop profiles to evolve upon. While the pine hop grows stronger more toward the middle of the taste, it is joined by other hop flavors of an earthy and grapefruity nature. The pine then starts to fade ever so slightly with the grapefruit getting stronger and a little bit of a caramel sweetness sneaking onto the tongue toward the end. At the very end the earthy flavors along with a woodsy flavor really ramp up in the taste, and with the nice sweet and doughy backdrop and other hop flavors, end up leaving a rather pleasantly fruity and hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The thick body is fantastic for accentuating the hop tastes on top of the sweeter tropical fruits and doughy flavors, with the lower carbonation only enhancing the feel of the thick body even more.

Overall –This was a very enjoyable IPA. Rather balanced for a stone brew in my opinion and not quite what I was anticipating. It blended a sweeter and thicker base with a nice hop profile, making for one very enjoyable sipper.

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

Enjoyed out of the classic brown bottle with an enjoy by date that also doubles as the enormous silkscreened label. This is from the 12.13.13 batch. Poured into a Belgian tulip glass because that's all I have clean.

Appearance - Body is a crystal clear orange with tones of honey and and brass colors as well. Atop the body sits a moderate head the color of off-white, about two fingers thick. Dissipates over several minutes, leaving a film across the body with a rim of thicker bubbles around the edges of the glass. As I drink it down, there are noticeable rings of lace at each place where the liquid remained while I paused between drinks.

Smell - Pine, some faint grapefruit, and herbal notes, including green onions--the tips, aka chives--and grass. Mostly herbal/vegetal rather than fruity/floral. I also get some esters from the high level of booze, but they aren't overpowering.

Taste - Very much expected based on the smell. Here, the grapefruit is a bit more present up front, along with some lemon zest, which slowly evolves into a more complex flavor with the essence of green onion and fresh-cut grass. The esters are a little more aggressive here, but honestly blend into the overall flavor quite well. Surprisingly drinkable for a 9.4% beer.

Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation and medium-to-light body, with some element of viscosity lending a slight chewiness to the beer. Dry finish.

Overall, a stellar beer. I've had several different batches (7.4.13, 9.13.13, 10.25.13 and now 12.13.13) and I must admit it's hard to resist the temptation to buy a new bottle from each release. A quality double IPA that certainly stands up to the marketing efforts that surround it. One of my favorites from Stone.

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick review

Ap. - Brilliant golden body. Continuous lacing from off white head.

Ar. - Not a whole lot going on in aroma. Classic IPA.

T. - Pineapple juice! Nice grassy hop, and a touch of clean malt.

M. - Would like a touch more carbonation. Otherwise very nice and silky smooth. Slight bitterness backs it up.

O. - I keep telling myself (and others) that I'm not a hop head. This is scary. I'm a big fan.

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

Appearance: A beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head. A very refreshing look to it in which I couldn't wait to dive in. Didn't appear too heavy on the carbonation but it made it's presence known.

Smell: Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit, possibly a slight pineapple smell to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: First sip hits the palette with the taste of citrus...heavy grape fruit barely noticing the alcohol. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue making me anticipate my next sip.

Mouthfeel: Hop oils sit on the tongue leaving a nice aftertaste that hides the alcohol. It really seemed more like a mid range ipa as far as alcohol and not on the level it contains.

Overall: I'm a big fan of Stone and this is by far my favorite brew of theirs right next to the Imperial Russian Stout. Very pleased.

Serving type: Bottle to pint glass.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12-13-13

A- Pours a deep, clear orange in color. A medium sized, dense head forms and retains well. Lacing is also good.

S- Very piney and resinous up front. Fairly fruity with a focus on the citrus side towards the back end of the scent.

T- Starts with a moderate burst of hops bitterness. Hop profile in the taste is much more pine forward, with very little floral or fruity presence. Slight bit of dull bitterness from the alcohol about halfway through the drink. Overall, this is fairly one dimensional on the flavor side, and that dimension is hops bitterness.

M- Somewhat thick and slick across the tongue. Highly carbonated and there is also some alcohol warming on the tongue. Hops bitterness isn't so intense as to affect the beer's drinkability, but the alcohol content might.

Overall, this is a good DIPA for an affordable price. Nothing to blow you away, but good hops, higher in the alcohol department, and at ~$6-8 a bottle, it's a relative bargain.

Photo of BergBeer
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.13.13 poured from a bomber into a imperial pint glass

A: Nice deep gold with nice lacing and head retention. Clear and really clean looking. Sticky head that clings to the glass.

S: Wow this is pungent! Hop bomb on the nose! Getting lots of piney and earthy fresh hops. Pine, lemon, lime, earthy hops, floral note, and no real malt to speak of. Smell sticks to the nostrils. Like sticking your nose in a handful of hops.

T: Taste a lot like it smells. Tons of hops come rushing in but not overpowering like a ruination. It's all fresh and quenching. getting pine, lemon/lime, back to pine, orange rind, slight white pepper, white peach, nectarine, and malts do make a brief appearance at the end to balance it out. Really tasty!

M: Super clean for what i would call a DIPA. It is smooth a clean on the tongue but the hops still make their presence felt with a nice resiny mouthfeel on the finish. To sum it up wet and clean. Almost no booze for a 9%.

O: Really well done. Nice and balanced considering the nose and i love how it has that quenching wet sort of feel too it. Makes this one super drinkable and sets it apart not only form stones other IPAs but most others i have had. I would put it up there with Pliny for sure. Stone does it again!

Photo of Hammer35
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 12-13-13

Appearance: Really nice golden color with good carbonation and lacing, but little head retention.

Smell: Huge notes of freshly cut grapefruit. Like fresh citrus right off the vine.

Taste: Mimics the aroma quite a bit. Very citrusy/grapefruity. I was surprised by the slightly sweet malty finish, considering Stone's other IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Excellent for an IPA. Light and refreshing but not thin. A little highly carbonated for my taste, but that does add to the refreshing quality considering this is a high abv beer.

Overall: Amazing. I was shocked to see this in stock at my little liquor store in IL, and couldn't be happier I grabbed it. I'll be going back shortly to buy them out. A great, fresh IPA that's refreshing, citrusy and not ridiculously bitter. Try it if you have the chance!

Photo of larryarms847
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden orange yellow with light sticky lacing that hangs around for a while.

Dank piney and citrusy hops are quite abundant, the hop resin sticks in the nose and slight caramel to note as well.

Pineapple, orange, mango, cantaloupe and an array of other tropical flavors explode over a muted caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with plenty of hop bite for any hop fiend to enjoy.

Overall, one of Stone's best and a favorite of mine.

Photo of mick303
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.13.13 bomber. Lots of resiny smell, fresh thick hops, dry intense grapefruit aromas, colour is a bright clear gold, plenty of carbonation but the smoothest mouthfeel and no hint of alcohol, this is really awesome, smooth balanced profile, tons of hop character. Really well constructed IIPA and just an amazingly fresh tasty beer. Pleasant dry finish and a quenching juicy drinkability.

Photo of GPHarris
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/13/13

a - poured a two-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a crystal clear amber color. i don't think i've ever seen a DIPA so bright.
s - piney hops with some floral aromas fighting through.
t - piney, citrusy, and floral as well with some breadiness and a hint of honey sweetness.
m - medium and finishes incredibly clean.
o - stupendous and delicious.

Photo of itsscience
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.13.13 edition poured into a goblet

Pours a transparent golden sunset color with about a finger of white head that retains well. The smell is that of dank, oily, earthy hops, a bit of onion, lemon, grapefruit, and orange peel. The smell is amazingly fresh, so I would say Stone succeeded in what they set out to do. The taste follows the nose, delivering a resinous, mouth-coating blast of bitterness right up front along with grapefruit and orange notes. There is also a weird onion taste that detracts from the quality of the beer, but it's not overwhelming. The finish is dry and unapologetically bitter, leaving a tingling in the back of my throat.

Photo of prestonm12
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Amazing IPA. Extremely fresh and full of citrus hops. As fresh as you can get out a bottle. Initial taste is full of fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of orange hops. Carbonation is absolutely perfect. The beer is so fresh tasting that it gives you quenching like taste.

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 12.13.13, which means bottled 11.08.13 (so a month old).
Grapefruit dominates, along with pine. Not as tropical as you might expect from a SoCal IPA. A little bit of skunkiness. In the finish, that oily sensation from too much hops, medium finish. Bitterness lingers. It's a good beer, and fresh, but it's a bit too harsh for me. I might try this again though if I can get it under 2 weeks old.

Photo of TTAmod
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12.13.13 variation of this beer. 22 oz. bomber poured into Stone pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly chill-hazed bright orange/gold. Head is one finger and white. It doesn't last extremely long, but there are islands of thin, white head throughout. Good lacing.

S: Wow...the smell is truly amazing...one of the best IPAs I've ever smelled. EXTREMELY strong dank, grapefruit smell. Lots of blood orange and mango, too. There are even hints of marijuana present....truly a hop-heads dream smell.

T: Taste is full on hop assault. Extremely dank, yet extremely fruity. Grapefruit, marijuana, mango, orange, pineapple, and a touch of mint on the end. Zero bitterness and only the absolute minimum amount of malt that lets the hops shine through. Really one of the best IPAs I've ever tasted.

M: Medium body. Oily...slick. Not much carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel that allows the hop onslaught to stick around for what seems like forever.

O: Easily one of the top 5 IPAs I've had (and I've had a lot of the "best" IPAs available.) Lots of depth, fairly easy to acquire, great price, and a perfect indicator of when to drink this amazing beer!

Photo of aquazr1
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear golden amber with a white frothy head that sticks around the entire time. A gorgeous looking beer.

S - Citrus hits you right away, a nice fresh hop aroma.

T - A touch of bitterness, I get some pine from the hops here.

M - A medium bodied beer with lots if carbonation.

O - An excellent DIPA, I can't believe I've waited this long to have one. It is well balanced, you have no idea it is 9+ abv.

Photo of spiffyfan
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I went to a craft beer market, ask a staff for the best IPS he ever had, the guy didn't even blink and grab me this Stone IPA Enjoy By 12-12-13, pour with a nice inch foam, light orange color, floral aroma that I really enjoy it, first it had bitter taste, but in a good way, smooth finished.

Photo of anarchia
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the prettiest IPA I've ever seen: absolutely transparent, beautiful golden color, small head that dissipates but I'm still pretty psyched about the color and clarity of this beer. Smell is massive grapefruit hops, some citrus, random hints of random fruits. Insane hop flavor right away! Heavy floral hops, then grapefruit, then citrus, then the massive bittering kicks in. Absolutely coats the mouth. The bitterness is a little higher than I usually like but the fresh hop character is astounding. Aside from the lingering bitterness, the finish is really crisp and dry on this - I just realized this is 9.4% abv and now I'm even more impressed. Way too easy to drink considering its strength. It's easy to love stronger ales but this one really deserves it.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,424 ratings.