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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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1,261 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,261
Hads: 9,598
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 692
Gots: 2,293 | 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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Photo of RoyBatty
3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This offering by Stone is definitely incredibly fresh. It pours a beautiful golden yellow color onto a teku glass. The angel is fruity, lemon, musky, but also contains strong notes of onion and chive. The chive and sweet vidalia are quite strong, and carry through on the taste which is also permeated by bitter hops and slight malt.

Overall, if you like Sorachi Ace hops, you'll dig this beer. If not, you should probably pass. Personally I find it flavorful, unique and enjoyable. It is definitely different than many other stone offerings, and I'm interest to try my second bomber.

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Photo of Curloftheburl
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


Wow this beer is fresh! Lots of grapefruit and slight tropical fruits on.the nose. Taste matches the smell alot of grapefruit comes thru with some pine followed by a slghtly spicy finsh. Body is just a little thinner then other dipas. This is what a dipa should.taste like.

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Photo of UnderPressure
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13 served in a tulip glass

Light golden orange colored beer. Nice head. Decent retention. Great lacing

Fantastic aroma! Tropical fruit and citrus hops. Pungent and resiny Very strong and pronounced hop aroma. Some sweet malt, too. This is how a double IPA is supposed to smell like!

Great flavor. So much hop character! A nice balance of hop flavor, malt flavor and bitterness. Again, tropical fruit and citrus hops. A little spicy. Really nice flavor.

Medium bodied. Carbonation and bitterness is pretty harsh on the tongue. Everlasting dry, bitter finish.

I've recently realized the importance of drinking hoppy beers when they're fresh. This is a fantastic beer. I like the idea of having an "Enjoy By" date so prominent. For a hoppy beer, anyway. Hopefully I can snag a bottle or two from the next batch.

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Photo of babaracas
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 5/17/13 (bottled 4/12/13)

Pours a clear gold with two finger thick dense creamy head. Thick rings down the glass. Smell: quick melon note, floral, grapefruit, pine, dried apricot, alcohol. Taste: fleeting biscuit and melon then big hop blast - pine, grapefruit peel, grassy. Oily into drying into sticky. Really good SD style DIPA. Thanks for sending this our way - probably the freshest Stone to hit FL.

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Photo of PieOhMy
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Enjoy By 05.17.13

A Transparent gold/amber. Thin slightly foamy head that disappears quickly. Fizzy carbonation. Nice lacing follows halfway down the glass.

S Piney. Flowery. Hoppy. Grapefruit. Intoxicating aroma. Just how I want an IPA to smell.

T Boozy. The 9.4% isn't hiding. This gives way to a refreshing hop bite. Do not pick up the fruitiness of the smell. Bitter aftertaste.

M Nice and chewy. A little bready. Once the carbonation settles, a very nice feel. Warm boozy finish.

O Extremes all around. From the powerful aroma to the bitterness and warmth of the taste and aftertaste. I do not get much complexity in the taste. However that may not be the intended vision behind this beer. Good powerful West Coast slap in the face! I did enjoy this.

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Photo of nickfl
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Pungent, fruity, fresh hops. Yeah.

T - Sweet malt and lots of hop character up front. Tropical fruit and pine hop character in the middle and through the finish with modately strong bitterness,

M - Medium body, modately carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nice, lots and lots of hop character in the aroma, the flavor is nice as well, but doesn't quite live up to the aroma. If there is any room for improvement it is that it is a touch too dry.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half finger bright white head on a slightly hazy golden with slight amber hue. Aroma is as good as it gets with full nose and all hop character varieties including citrus, herbal, earthy. Flavor is nicely complex and near perfectly hopped with pine, tart citrus, earthy hops. Only knock is just a little less malt presence but those that are there are musty and semisweet. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one is a little too dry but the aroma is excellent. Flavor doesn't quite live up to it being less complex and malty than I wanted but still very good.

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

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Sticky lacing accompanies great retention.

Smell - Juicy and citrusy hops. Orange and tropical fruits. Sweet sugars from pale malts. Just a hint of a green pine aroma.

Taste - Less intense hop flavor, but still high quality. Orange and tropical fruit flavors. Sweetness is pretty strong, but not overpowering. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, smooth, medium low carbonation. Low bitterness.

Overall - Very nice. Just shy of great. Maintains a green hoppiness throughout.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The 7th batch (5/11/13) Poured into a snifter

A: Clear, light golden with a white half-finger head that sits a bit. Light lacing.

S: Grapefruit, grassy hops

T: The hops cascade with a smooth presense. Light malt backbone.

M: Light to medium

O: Very smooth IPA. Love these limited batches.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/17 batch poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pure transparent orange with a 1.5-finger head that lingers
S: A perfect balance of citrus & pine hops with a solid caramel/malt backbone
T: Bold & balanced; caramel/malt up front compared to the nose, but again citrus & pine hops to finish
M: Medium-bodied, both crisp yet smooth
O: Another winner from Stone. I am drinking this midway through its limited shelf life; I would be curious to try it both on its release date and its drink-by date to see if it changes during that time

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Photo of tastybeer
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Appears to be an orange gold, clean beer, with a white pooofy top. Lace is gluey. Aroma is clean, orange soaked pulpy juicy layers, sweet deep spice, tea and nutmeg. Taste has a massive pile of orange, spice, and pine. Bursting with juiciness and flavor. Mouthfeel is chewy, dank, bitter. Body is big. Deceptively very delicately carbonated. Overall this beer is essentially a hop flavorfest and to no surprise another treat from Stone.

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Photo of peensteen
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Rutager for this

Enjoy By 4/20/13. Consumed 4/19/13

Lightly hazed golden orange colour, one finger of white head, good amount of lace on the glass. Huge citrus upfront, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, mango and a faint lemon, a bit of sweet honey dew like malt but certainly not shortage of hops in this. Taste is citrusy, grapefruit and pineapple, a bit of dank piney flavours, solid bitterness throughout , starts off dry and hoppy with a touch of sweet malts toward the end. Light dry carbonation, medium bodied and fairly oily as well. Just incredible stuff, cartainly something I would love to have again and again.

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Photo of shand
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Stone Enjoy By (batch 5/17/13) pours out a hazy golden color with a smaller head that retains very well. The nose is crazy hoppy. Tons of tropical and grapefruit hop flavors with an undertone of piney bitterness. The taste presents a literal ton of tropical fruit and grapefruit hops, with a strong hop resin aftertaste. One-note, but tasty as hell. The mouthfeel is on the light side and fairly carbonated, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Stone Enjoy By is an extremely tasty and enjoyable IPA. A little more depth to the hop blend would make it absolutely best in class, but as it is it's one of the best IPAs on the shelf for sure.

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Photo of BrianJohnson
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saw this in the store today and had to pick it up, given all the talk about this beer on BA. I must agree that it is most definitely an enjoyable IPA. However, I think it may be lacking some of the malt character that would balance this out a bit more. I would definitely drink this beer again, but I'm not going to replace all my DFH 90-min with this one.

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Photo of russwbeck
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 5.17.13

A: The body is insanely clear. Almost yellow in color, the beer looks very inviting. The two-finger head is white in color and laces the side of the glass nicely. 4.5

S: The aroma is all fruit. Citrus and grapefruit mostly. I'm surprised there isn't more bitterness, but I'm not complaining at all. 4

T: The taste begins with all citrus, but is followed by grassy, bitter hops. I swear there's a dank character in there as well. Slightly weed-like, not going to lie. A very slight amount of booze is there, but it certainly isn't unpleasant. 4.5

MF: Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean with a really nice bitter finish. It's very drinkable for the high ABV. 4.5

O: Great beer, love the freshness and the hoppiness. I will search and destroy all of the future releases of this. 4.5

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Photo of mverity
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I had the Enjoy By 05.17.13 and to be honest it was just good. I'd heard a ton about this beer and was really looking forward to this brew. Poured a bomber into a tulip, and the head dissipated rather quickly. The color was a perfect pale gold, and the head was a nice white/pale straw. The aroma didn't do much for me, a touch of spice, and sweet and earthy/flowery smell. The taste isn't as sweet as I was expecting and, although I appreciate west coast IPAs, this one didn't really have the malt character to balance out the appreciable hops. After all of that being said, I did enjoy this Enjoy By, and will probably pic up one of them again, but likely in late fall if they put one out around then.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seventh Batch - 05.17.13

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - chill hazed bright brass color with a white head that thins out leaving a few spots of thin lacing.

S - sinus clearing tropical and citrus fruit blast to the brain.

T - sweetness and bitterness all wrapped up together in each delightful sip.

F - medium bodied, it drinks pretty easy for the ABV, slow down!

O - very good beer that I will seek out in future <FRESH> releases.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Enjoy By IPA pours a soft golden amber color. It is quite transparent, with visible carbonation rising up from the bottom of my glass into a robust off-white cap. This exhibits great head retention and leaves a few spiderwebs of lace down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is the strongest aspect of this beer. Sweet and juicy mango and tropical fruit hop notes waft out of the glass first, with some candied grapefruit, dank, and pine notes coming through as well.

Even without seeing the label, it would be easy to tell that this is a Stone beer. Brazenly hopped, there is still a great transition from sweet to hoppy, which is a progression that separates the best IPA’s from the rest. A bit of honey and caramel lead nicely into the caramelized grapefruit hop notes, with tons of mango, peach, apricot, pine, and herbal hop flavors as well. The finish is bitter, but the flavors help to grow the bitterness over the course of the sip.

Stone also brews its beers with an understanding of keeping the ABV, flavor, and body all in line, and this is no exception. A high ABV by IPA standards, the flavor really masks any suggestion of booziness, and the smooth body and creamy carbonation work to keep each sip fresh.

With a robust addition of hops across a wide range of flavors, this is a great addition to the Stone family. I also appreciate their effort to encourage hoppy beers to be labeled fresh for immediate consumption.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

5.17.13 Edition.

Glass: Bell's "globe" style snifter.

Appearance: Hazy, copper orange color. A finger of head is left after a moderate pour. The head quickly dissipates into wispy traces on the surface of the beer. No lacing remains after taking sips, but I suppose that comes with the territory.

Smell: Grapefruit! A bit of orange mixes its way in, with the tiniest bit of pine thrown in for good measure.

Taste: Amazing. Grapefruit from the smell comes through in a very strong way. A piney bitterness lingers on in the aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation, perfect! Oils mingle with a wonderfully dry finish.

Overall: My favorite IPA to date. Just an amazing beer.

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

Thanks go to EgadBananas for this bottle.

Poured into a large snifter glass. The beer pours clear orange golden with a thick, slowly retreating white head and lots of tiny streaming bubbles. The beer has a bright aroma of grapefruit, mango, and peach, but also hints of pine and sweet malt. Flavors of grapefruit, peach, mango hit the mouth up front with the piney bitterness hitting in the back. Further sips bring in more piney bitterness, though this is milder than some of the West Coast hop bombs, and more of that malt backbone. Make no mistake about this one. This is geared towards hop heads, so you're not going to find an extremely balanced IPA here. Still, the malt profile is bready and has light caramel sweetness. Because of the lack of malt balance, this is a bit thinner than many DIPAs. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate. The finish is slightly dry and the hops provide plenty of aftertaste. The drinkability is very high since the alcohol can't be tasted. This is an excellent beer for what it is. I can admire what Stone is doing for the marketing gimmick, reminding people that beer should be enjoyed fresh.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: shiny, dirty orange body, finger head white sticky head, amazing
long sticky legs in my pint glass.

S: grapefruit, peach/mango nose, mild pine, hint of sweet malt

T: grapefruit/mango, hint of pine, firm sweet balanced
malt, long sticky bitter finish!

M: med/heavy mouth, mega sticky/Über oily!

O: OH MY WORD! This Double IPA is very underrated. Forgive me
Greg Koch from stealing from you!!! This beer is insanely divine.
How do they do it???? Mighty proud of fellow USC Alum and founder
for making an outstanding American craft beer that can compete with any
beer on Earth! What a glorious way to celebrate my USC graduation
than with THIS beer!


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

$7.49 bomber bottled on 4/12/13. This is the Enjoy By 5/17 iteration, the first to come of Louisiana.

A: Thin, very white head. Paler malt than customary for a DIPA, but Stone IPAs are usually on the lighter end of the spectrum. Some bubbles releasing from bottom.

S: All citrus. Peaches. Mango and pineapple as it warms. Some alcohol. Big and raw.

T: A flash of peach before the bitterness spreads out. Not extremely bitter, though there's not a lot of malt balance here. It's a hophead's delight.

M; Heavy, slick. Lingering bitterness, obviously.

O: Perhaps the beer that brings the issue of IPA freshness to the mainstream. Also a beautifully executed West Coast-style DIPA that's heavy on citrus aromas and light on malty sweetness. Not a terrible value at $7.49 and still very much around New Orleans in its second week since dropping.

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Photo of muscleonthewolf
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Not much head but a powerful smell. Like a weird cheese. Tastes like pungent cheese. You really can't drink other beer after this. Tried to have the Avery IPA as a second shift drink after this one and that excellent beer tasted like water. I must say I love this beer. Very powerful. Believe the hype?

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Photo of wyatt13
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 05.17.13. My friend Chris shared this bottle with me. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice golden yellow color with two fingers of white head. Large foamy bubbles & adequate carbonation. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Very grassy & almost oniony, with a definite freshness. Ripe like a new spring.

T - Herbal & grassy, with a piney lemon quality. Also a bit of spice, like a ginger quality. Not much apparent alcohol at all.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice carbonation level. A slightly sticky finish is left behind.

O - Perhaps not my favorite hop profile, but there is a nice freshness to this one.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Seventh Batch.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains a long time before slowly shrinking to an 1/8 inch head. Semi-resilient lacing leaves cloud-patterned wisps behind on the glass.

S- So pungent of a hop aroma it bypasses the usual citrus notes and moves on to a dank, almost chemical-like green aroma. Hard to describe but just think of all the piney, fresh, resinous hop flavors you know and love concentrated into a strong bouquet that's just lovely.

T- Intense bitterness lays on the palate smoothly with lots of citrus and pine notes that also linger in the aftertaste. Alcohol is concealed very well allowing the brightness of the hops to shine and play on the tongue.

M- Slightly sharp and oily with a lightish body and medium carbonation.

O- Hard to imagine IPAs can get much better than this, though it's possible and I've witnessed it. Not the best of its kind, but it ranks up there with the other heavy hitters. Certainly the best DIPA Stone has ever made though, IMO.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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