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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,287 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,287
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 397
Gots: 891 | 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.

 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.

(Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012)
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Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

baybum, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

gatornation, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of far333
3.91/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear pale orange colored with a low white head that leaves legs of lace rising up the dudes of the glass. Low aroma of honied mslt and orange rind. Rich flavor bursting with hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith. Subtle malt balance, but this is a showcase of hops. Mild bitterness, understated alcohol strength. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

far333, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By
Batch: #3 (Enjoy By 12.21.12)

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a gorgeous translucent melted copper color with some awesome gold hues. Soooo bright and clear, pretty impressive. A delicious and perfect 1 inch white head forms. The head is soo dense and soapy as well. Amazing looking brew. If only it was slightly hazy to me it would’ve been perfect. (4.5)

Aroma is juicy. Citrus notes of grapefruit and some awesome orange rind blast the nose. Tropical notes a plenty with some nice tangerine and mango as well. Grain is definitely present. Some nice pale malt with some biscuit notes and some nice slight caramel notes can be perceived. (5.0)

Taste starts off with a perfect blast of citrus notes. Grapefruit, orange and tangerine starts things off, citrus west coast notes. Awesome bitterness follows with some grassy and herbal hop notes as well. There is soo much balance. Nice biscuit malt with some nice slight caramel hints in the back end that are balanced so well the juicy hop notes. I just had Alpine Nelson a couple hours before at a tasting and this brought back memories. So fresh and juicy. There is some mild piney resins in there as well and it finishes with some nice dankness complete with a dry nice bitter finish. As it warms more tropical notes come out and fill the palette with juicy and resinous goodness. (4.5)(5.0)

Overall this is a delicious brew. Great balanced brew! The hops are intense and resinous; citrusy and bitter. Grassy and fresh but there is some nice malt backbones that allow the beer to not overwhelm. Maybe my palate is used to big IPAs but this is so smooth and drinkable the 9.5 ABV is not even a player. (4.5)

JoEBoBpr, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.18/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash glass on 10/12/12

11.09.12

This is perhaps clearer than any IPA I've ever seen. The color is sort of an autumn orange with straw yellow highlights at the stem. One finger of bubbly white foam doesn't last long, leaving a soapy layer. Lace and bubbles hang across the glass.

I wouldn't have expected three days to do much damage, but the aroma isn't nearly as vibrant as when I sampled a bottle earlier in the week. While the first bottle had a wonderful, grapefruit and sugar beet aroma that was a perfect ratio of sweet citrus, the beer in my glass now has a fairly common grapefruit/pine combo and a light, biscuit/dough notion. To its credit, there nose is clean despite readily appreciable hop oils and resins. Alcohol is barely noticeable. At the risk of sounding cliche, you can smell the hops fade as you hold the glass.

The hops are a bit of a let down for the palate. Pine and prickly citrus are surprisingly one dimensional (though I hesitate to call it bland). The hops don't have the same zeal as the earlier bottle (or from the tap). Bitterness is moderately high. At least most of the flavor is still there. Thankfully, malts are sent to hiding; just some dusty biscuit and cracker notes.

The body is trim, maybe even thin, considering the style. Carbonation is rather light. While I generally like low carbonation, in this case it makes for a weak feel overall. It doesn't help that alcohol slickness trumps the hop oils.

My overall impression is that Enjoy By is pretty much a gimmick. Purposefully making a product that deteriorates rapidly and pushing distribution to get it across the country? Sounds like Stone has quit being arrogant and gone to being obnoxious. Nevertheless, sometimes gimmicks can turn out alright, which is the case here. At the very least, Stone should be commended for making a DIPA that isn't a complete sugary booze bomb.

Ryan011235, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Third Batch: Enjoy By 12.21.12. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear bright gold with half a finger of off-white foam that dissipates quickly. A few spots of lacing left behind.

Aroma is beautiful, juicy, resinous pine and tropical citrus. Lots of floral hints as well as a bit of onion and garlic. Malt backing seems lighter and drier than a typical Stone beer. A hint of alcohol.

Flavor delievers the juicy hops no doubt, although there's a little more sweet malt than I was expecting from the nose. Very well balanced. Bitterness has a rounded sharpness and lingers on for days in the aftertaste. A decent amount of alcohol sneaks through in the aftertaste as well.

Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Overall dry. Right on for the DIPA style.

This beer stands on it's own, but it's certainly as close to a RR style IPA that I've tasted from Stone. Great stuff.

brotherloco, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated 11/16/12, Enjoy by 12/21/12.

Pours sparkling clear coppery gold with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat with torn sheets of lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with mild hints of pear, peach, pine, cracked garlic, and grapefruit. Dank and fruity but not very pungent. Surprisingly subdued for such a freshie.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Bright citrus, pine, and light malt start the palate. Very low, smooth bitterness and dry with plenty of dank resin and pine-spiked fruit.

Finishes with lingering garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Slighty warming with hop aromas visiting again after each belch.

Tasty IPA and I'd be very happy to be able to drink this on a regular basis. The nose is a bit lacking though given the freshness and pedigree of the beer and compared with other freshies that I've had out of So Cal.
Pretty awesome though that I'm able to enjoy this beer just inside of two weeks old when I've never even been able to try a local bottled beer that fresh!

brewandbbq, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Onenote81
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

05.17.13 batch. Hot dang this is fresh (10 days old).

Picked up a few bottles, opened the first with a friend. Poured into a tulip. Pours an absolute crystal clear pale orange with a large rocky white head on top. Retained well and left bits of lace stuck to the glass. Huge amounts of citrus in the nose - pineapple, grapefruit, mango, honeysuckle. The aroma is so sweet and fresh. Wow. I'd love to scent my home with this.

Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Great carbonation really drives the flavor in this one. A wallop of fresh citrus washes over the palate. Grapefruit, passionfruit, orange - with a really sweet finish. Bitterness is there, but this is so fresh and flavorful, that the bitterness is tamed down in a way. This is dangerously drinkable. One of the best DIPAs I've had the pleasure of having. Keep sending these to NC!!

Onenote81, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of portia99
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

portia99, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of thufflife
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

thufflife, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

AndrewMichael, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of david131
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

david131, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Hopmodium, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.21.12 enjoyed on 12.03.12
Poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Nice gold with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and very low carbonation.

Nose
This smells ridiculously good! Pineapple juice, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon juice and candy sugar.

Taste
Luckily all that tropical fruit is still accounted for. Pineapple juice, papaya and mango along with lemon juice and navel orange. A touch of booze quickly follows. Candy sugars and a thin layer of drizzle caramel. A light breadiness. It gets a little more resinous towards the finish with pine sap and florals as well as some grapefruit zest and tangerine.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, juicy, warming, crisp, dry and surprisingly clean.

Overall
This is easily one of the best Stone beers that I've had. Definitely better than the Ruination 10th Anniversary. Leaps and bounds beyond Lukcy 13asardt. Very tropical and balanced. This does not shred your taste buds like all that other garbage that they put out. Some booze is apparent but it's worth it. Seek this one out.

justintcoons, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Those crazy guys at Stone. First they tell mi I'm not worthy, then they tell me when to drink my beer. It's mine now, I bought it. Sure it was yours back then but this is now. So I drink this NOW of my own choice, not through any Stone coercion cause I don't play that game if you know what I'm sayin'.

Bomber poured into a globe glass after a bit of warming from fridge temp. Pours a clear golden with a nice boil of carbonation from the base. Offers a nearly white cap which shows decent retention and light lace.

Nose of citrus, pine and a hint of shallot/onion but subtle in that regard. Not picking up on the tropical notes at all. Lightly bitter and subtle as the bitterness lingers through the finish.

Flavor tends back towards the citric hops in the mix. Quite light in the malt substance yet the ABV is deceptive nonetheless. Good taste but not earth shattering by any means. Decent feel with a moderate linger of the light malts and a good spritzy carb. level. Overal a bit mixed. Good but not worth the media nor the price.

HalfFull, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 7.4.14 650ml poured into snifter. enjoyed 6/17/14 so half way to "expiry"

nice citrus and floral nose. has some slight bitterness on the nose. really hop forward taste, loads of citrus, floral notes, and a slightly bitter and astringent finish. also notice an odd flavor I cant pinpoint in there but it doesnt detract from the fact that this "devastatingly fresh" ipa is ridiculously good. thanks to @64vdub for the hookup!

schnarr84, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of WeisGuy
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

WeisGuy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of FreshHawk
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light and very clear bronze color. Medium-sized, tight, bubbly, smooth, creamy, white head. Good retention leaving a nice lacing.

S - Intense, sweet hop aroma. Tons of tropical and citrus fruit, including mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mandarin orange, peach and subtle lychee aroma. Subtle bready malt aroma in the background. Fairly sweet on the nose.

T - Similar to the nose. Tons of sweet, juicy hops. Sweetened grapefruit/mandarin orange along with mango, pineapple, peach juice flavor. Very subtle malt backbone provides a hint of sweetness as well. It starts out somewhat sweet; then it gets predominantly fruity but balanced; and it finishes slightly bitter with some flowery/herbal and citrus rind flavors. Linger fruit, especially citrus, flavor. Faintest whisper of pine hidden throughout.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Crisp but goes down smooth. Not very hefty or sticky at all.

D - Wonderfully balanced DIPA with the light and crisp feel of an IPA. Loads of hops that stay strong throughout. Not overly bitter; actually, somewhat sweet in a DIPA not cloying way. Very easy to drink with alcohol absolutely hidden.

Notes: Enjoy By 05/17/13. I really like the idea of a somewhat limited, very hoppy beer with a very clear date. Not something I will get all the time, but not something that will just sit around and take up space. This was well executed with the hops shining and the malt really just helping to showcase the hops. I really enjoy fruity, slightly sweet DIPAs and this hit the spot. Surprisingly light and easy to drink really paired well with the flavors. Lived up to the hype I was reading and definitely worth a try. Great treat for every now and then with no concerns about freshness.

FreshHawk, May 14, 2013
Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a clear yellow gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a bubbly ring with good lacing.

S: grapefruit, pineapple, dank weed, and pine dominate the nose.

T: similar to the aroma, grapefruit, pineapple, and dank weed dominate with some piny notes as well. Light bitterness.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer has a nice body while avoiding being too sticky or oily.

O: a delicious IPA overall. Lots of juicy and dank hop notes.

n2185, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

RoryOMoore, May 26, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

richkrull, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of bmwats
4/5  rDev -9.7%

bmwats, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Fresh Craft in Denver. 16 oz pint glass.

Enjoy By 4.20.13 is a pale golden amber with great clarity and thick white head.

Aroma is super fresh and hoppy as one would expect. Lots of great citrus.

Flavor is very intense. Resiny, dank, hoppy goodness. Very bitter but not totally out of balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall an excellent double ipa. Worth seeking out.

GilGarp, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mikeincharleston, May 11, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 7,287 ratings.