Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,498
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 667
Gots: 2,211 | FT: 19
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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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Reviews: 1,248 | Hads: 9,498
Photo of KornWallace
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 4/9/14
Location: City Swiggers
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Amber to Orange in color. Pours with a pinky size white head and excellent retention. Lots of carbonation is rising to the top of the beer.
Aromatics: The fruit is an instant aroma hit on this beer, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and peaches just shoot through the nose. Some honeyed sweetness hidden in there as well.
Flavor: This beer starts with all it's sweet fruits and by the end moves right into its hop resins. Just an absolutely beautiful example of a DIPA.
Mouthfeel: The beer tastes creamy and smooth until the hop resin starts kicking in at the finish. (633 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer appears golden and cloudy. I can barely see my hand on the other side of the glass. The head is white and dissipates into a light ring around the edges as you consume the beer. Lacing is minimal. It has a strong smell of sweet tropical fruit. The smell supports the taste. Fruity, piney, hoppy, and sweetness all rolled into a complex, superior taste. The mouthfeel is also top of the line.

Overall this beer is extremely enjoyable. I grew up drinking Stone, growing up only a few miles away. I even have a picture on their website from their 2nd anniversary party. This beer is up there with PtE, Nelson, HT, and Abrasive. This is an excellent beer. (661 characters)

Photo of gatorlove
4.97/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a 16 oz pint glass
A: Nothing really special, poured a nice golden-pale color with around .25" of head and left behind some nice lacing.
S: Very aromatic, luscious tropical fruits and grapefruits, but with a strong hop bite. I love smelling this beer.
T: Initial strong hop flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance it out. And then the tropical fruits come in. I got some juicy pineapple flavors and oodles of grapefruit.
M: Light carbonation with a medium body. Somehow i could not taste the 9.4 abv at all.
O: My favorite beer I have ever tried. I had high expectations going in and it exceeded those expectations. It was so perfectly balanced, I was in heaven (709 characters)

Photo of obrike
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was told I got the last one of these at Specs in Round Rock...4/1/13 version.

Poured a bright golden amber color with a nice white head.This one was actually not as dark as I expected. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Really love the smell...resiney pine, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, and a bit of "weed" smell. Uber fresh!

Delicious...quite a bit of tropical fruits, lemon, pine, grass, and spice. Just a very small amount of caramel malt for posterity only...this is a hop heavy brew! Medium body and carbonation...nearly perfect for the style. This one coats your mouth with hoppy goodness.

Just another outstanding effort by Stone. These guys are world class for a reason folks. (720 characters)

Photo of brewtus
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.01.13 bottle

Had the second batch and forgot to review, so I'm glad it's back in Ohio. Poured into tulip.

A- pours clear golden with a single finger white head, only small amount of lacing
S- amazing, floral, piney, tropical fruits, slightly bready
T/M- follows the nose. Tropical fruits, floral hops, lemony zest, woody pine, faint honey, little to no malt, must crisp smooth hops. Texture isn't too thick, isn't too thin, its just right. Did I say it's smooth?
O- damn this is good stuff, it's very drinkable for the style, not syrupy, not bitter, just refreshing. I hesitate opening beers so its nice to have one that demands I pop it open. If you're lucky enough to get one, buy as many as you can.... And then plaster it all over social media. (764 characters)

Photo of MLDucky
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

4:20 version. I can tolerate the dank, onion, garlic, sweaty feet aroma. I just felt it was overly bitter and the hop profile was unable to effectively balance this monster imho. (180 characters)

Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into Globe glass.

A. Poured 1 finger of head. Great retention. Decent lacing. Color is a fairly pale orange, or what could be described as a very dark golden. Whatever you call it the color is considerably lighter than most DIPAs.

S. Pretty crisp citrus hop aroma up front fades into some piney hops, and a bit of biscuity malt. Not as in your face with the hop aroma as a lot of other DIPAs. If I had to put a word on it I would say it is restrained.

T. Probably the easiest drinking DIPA I have had. Really smooth. Not a tremendous amount of hop flavor. Get some faded grapefruit, and a bit of other citrus hop flavor, a hint of some tropical fruitiness. Nice balance between hop and malt. Finishes on the sweeter side but overall well rounded. Has a nice biscuity malt flavor that really gives this beer a nice touch.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with a touch of sweetness.

O. Interesting beer. Not a lot of aroma or flavor, but extremely smooth. The drinkability of this almost makes up for the lack of depth in the aroma, and flavor. (1,087 characters)

Photo of ubenumber2
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/20/13 poured from 22oz into a pint glass

A golden hazy hello color with a few carbonation bubbles rising to the top , a pretty white 2 finger head with lacing sticking to the sides of the glass and hanging on through the whole glass

The first thing I smell is the hops , then some sweet malt then a little bit of booze on the end. The hop smell has a faint citrus smell to me but not over powering

This beer goes down smooth and is very refreshing. Not too much carbonation and not to heavy on the tounge , every thing is just right

The taste is really complex , not too bitter , starts off with a hoppy flavor with the malty sweetness hitting in the middle with the booze finishing off at the end , not too sweet , not too hoppy and the booze isn't too over powering. This is a really great beer and I will be buying more of it (844 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: A fluffy, finger and a half head rests atop a light orange and transparent beer. A few lazy bubbles make their way to the surface as the head fades at a similarly slow pace. Good looking beer, but not a whole lot of lacing.

SMELL: Dank and delicious smelling. The aroma on this beer gets me every time…so good. Piney resin plays around with not-so-subtle grapefruit notes and an underlying grassiness. Tropical fruits round it out with a little sweetness.

TASTE: Less surprising than anything else you’ll read about this beer, it tastes amazingly fresh, but just two weeks away from the brewery, what else should I expect? Enjoy By is the beer equivalent of Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Multiple, big layers of deliciousness all seem to attack the palate at the same time. Pine and grass provide a base for big citrus and tropical fruit flavors to blend perfectly with. Also, I’m getting an unexpected (but not unwanted) hint of white chocolate with the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Bitterly balanced is the best way to describe the mouthfeel of Enjoy By. The balancing malt arrives with just enough strength and just in time to leave the palate teased for the bitterness of that next fresh sip. In terms of body, this would fall into the bigger end of the medium-to-big-bodied category.

OVERALL: The best way to sum up this beer is that it is simply a well put together Double IPA. Also, I love the short shelf life, ensuring that if I can find one it will be fresh with 100% certainty. Hope Colorado gets more in the next round. (1,546 characters)

Photo of tmm313
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 2-14-14

A- Crystal clear light amber color. Only about a 1/2 finger of head that didn't hang around very long. Pretty good lacing.

S- Big tropical fruit, orange and sweet grapefruit up front. Subtle pine when you really dig in. Incredibly inviting.

T- Quick burst of tropical fruit and grapefruit up front that is almost immediately overtaken by big pine and hop bitterness. Nice malt backbone. Despite the big bitterness, the aftertaste barely lingers at all.

M- Medium body with nice crisp carbonation. Slightly oily.

O- As usual, an extremely well crafted beer by Stone. The aroma was an incredible blast of sweet citrus that didn't hint, in the least, the hop bitterness that was about to punch you in the face. Very nice. (745 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Light dirty blonde around the edges and a dark dirty blonde towards the center, light golden hues emanate throughout the body. It is slight hazy overall and topped off with a thick white head that sticks around for a while.
Smell:
Strong citrus zest like orange and grape fruit mixed in with hops and some lemon grass.
Taste:
Just like the aroma, grapefruit zest, hops mild wheat flavors all carried by a slightly sweet taste. The aftertaste is bitter with a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel:
medium to full bodied and well rounded.
Overall:
Another great beer from Stone Brewing, great tasting, smooth and refreshing. (624 characters)

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

On tap.

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Dank, pine and citrus.

Taste - Dank, pine and citrus. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable. Perfect carbonation.

Overall - Highly recommend

Grade (A-) (206 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Clear gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a lace
S- crisp hop smell with lemon orange, and pine aroma
T-hard to tell you all the things that i taste, but I will try. Malt and hops at the beginning that goes to a hard pine hop aftertaste that slowly fades as you finish.
M-high carbonation
O-the smell is by far the best. I could not wait to taste it, the taste did not let me down very much. I will buy one every time now, the hype made me think it would be hard to live up to, but it did
07-04-14 (527 characters)

Photo of zachary80
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Third batch - 12.21.12

ours with a good white head that leaves thick lacing down the glass; good retention. Orange body with a brown hue, similar to DCT.

Huge fruity aroma from the hops. Tropical fruits, mango, lots of sweetness from the malt here as well. Really a fan of the aroma on this one.

The flavor has some of that tropical fruitiness, with some pine to it as well. Very sweet - too much for my preference. Bitterness comes through at the lingers and lasts a while.

Heavier body from the malts, good level of carbonation, very minor alcohol presence.

Overall this is a good DIPA, too heavy on the sweet side for my preference. (641 characters)

Photo of thumperskibum
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened the bottle served with some nice chicken in a red pepper jelly over vermicelli. The golden color looks great. The aroma as I poured was intensely crisp with an abundance of pine. Once I dug into dinner and swallowed this lightly crisp, but very complex IPA I was blown away. This beer was promised as a fresh, but date driven determinator and it more than delivered an enjoyable experience. It's complexity isn't like the usual offerings in the IPA category. It offers something refreshingly different and makes me want to go get some more before July 4th. (563 characters)

Photo of teromous
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 02.15.13

A: Very transparent in appearance with a medium shade of amber, mostly hues of light orange. Very sparse white head leaving only a ring in the glass. Some spotted soap-like bubbles left on the glass but no lacing.

S: Huge hop aroma! Smells like fresh hop pellets in a bag. Some pine scent along with a tangerine scent, some light catty scent. I'd say overall the citrus-like tangerine is the strongest. Very pleasant to smell.

T: It has a mellow bitterness...kind of soft actually. It is similar to biting off a bit of orange rind. Very mellow pine flavor as well. Some grain flavor peeps in every now and then. No alcohol flavor at all.

M: The mouthfeel consists of a well carbonated beer with a medium bitterness, accompanied by moderate dryness and a medium mouthfeel that leans towards the lighter side of things.

O: Overall I did enjoy the beer. I was especially satisfied by the fresh hop aroma and fresh flavor. I would have liked a bit more complexity and more body to the beer, but that is always a personal preference. It was great to experience an extremely fresh beer from Stone, shipped this quickly to the East Coast. It gives a greater perspective on what changes take place in their beers during shipment and storage. I would drink it again, given the chance to. It was not my favorite DIPA, but but it was still very good. (1,362 characters)

Photo of auroracrisis
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a nonic pint, 9.13.2013 batch.

Marmalade with an eggshell covered head that dissipates into a ring of foam around the edges. Spotty lacing, clear body, and decent sized large bubbles.

Peaches and tangerines are the first thing that hit your nose. It's not really jumping out of glass at me, I have to get within about 4 inches to smell much of anything. Kind of disappointed about that, I remember the aromatics on the last batch I had being much better. But it certainly does smell nice when I can smell it.

The taste is where it really shines. Opens with lots of citrus and fruit. Tangerines, peaches, passion fruit, with a slight bit of dank pine and earhtyness on the finish. Up there with any other World class IPA in terms of flavor.

Light-medium bodied with a drying finish. A little bit sticky on the lips, and you can definitely feel the carbonation on your tongue as it eases into your mouth.

Great West coast style flavor with an emphasis on pitted fruit and zesty citrus. I honestly remember the previous batches of this jumping out of the glass at me more but it certainly doesn't smell bad when I can smell it. Still an outstanding IPA though. (1,176 characters)

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything has really fallen off since I started drinking this last year. Its still good just not the same as it has been in the past. Bring back 4/20/14 which blew my socks off. (178 characters)

Photo of rkf1976
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 09.13.13, Enjoy By 11.12.13, Enjoy By 2.14.14, Enjoy By 4.20.14, Enjoy By 12.26.14, Enjoy By 02.14.15, Enjoy By 4.20.15, Enjoy By 7.5.15

A - looks great, like an IPA should.

S - smells wonderful, just as a hop head like myself had dreamed of.

T - out of this world!

M - hardy and full of citrusy hops.

O - this is up there with the best of 'em my friends. Stone has knocked another one out of the park, not too many competitors able to touch this one! Simply amazing.

Post Initial Review Note: 09.13.13 was close to a perfect 5! 11.13.13 not as good, recommendation is to try many releases as possible and often! 2.14.14 closer to 9.13.13 release, great stuff Stone! 4.20.14 release was superb, really not digging the 12.26.14 release, maybe next time! 02.14.14 was excellent! 04.20.15 amazing! 07.04.15 just okay. (830 characters)

Photo of Gregaroo
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Updates
7-4-15 - Had a few of these on July 4th at my Sister-in-law's house just before shooting off a bunch of bottle rockets. Very patriotic!
4-20-15 - City Tap House (Logan) - lunch with the competition on April Fool's Day
3-17-15 - bottle at home on 3/20 (still enjoyed it immensely).
2-14-15- Kraftwork Philly - get the BBQ tacos.
12-24-14 - Christmas Day (362 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I admit that I have a hard time with big DIPAs like these, as the malt and booze just tend to dominate for me. So it is with Enjoy By, which still smells the part, and is by no means unappetizing, but can't reach the heights attained by more restrained brews. Huge Stone IPA lover, but this one is just too much (though I imagine they're absolutely fine with that). (365 characters)

Photo of jooler
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth imperial ipa. The alcohol taste is not as overpowering as the ruinten ipa and there is a nice hoppy finish

Edit: pi day. Looks piss yellow. Smell is dank. Initial taste is alcoholic and very hoppy. There is a nutty sweetness in the back. Better than I remembered. (278 characters)

Photo of Jmamay22
3.69/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 07.04.14

My first enjoy by beer from Stone.

Beer pours a brilliantly clear amber with a full, frothy inch and a half of ecru colored foam. Beautiful sticky lacing as I empty my glass.

The scent is absolutely fresh. Smells like sniffing a fresh bag of hops from hop union on brew day. Hops consist of pine, grapefruit and a wonderful dank earthiness. Very hop forward in the nose.

The taste begins with a smooth citrus flavor and fades towards a caramel sweetness. Any sweetness is brief and gives way to a very bitter citrus finish. The taste lacks the layers of complexity found in the nose.

The beer is medium bodied and an appropriate level of carbonation. The high level of alcohol is well hidden.

Overall an enjoyable beer. I think I enjoy the concept and push for fresh beer more than the beer itself. That said, it is very good, yet not something I would hord or seek out. (897 characters)

Photo of hermit990
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Enjoy By 09.13.13. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an orange/copper color. About one finger of a light khaki head that hangs around fairly well and sticks to the glass as it recedes. Carbonation bubbles steadily and slowly rise to the top. Hazy, opaque appearance. Very good looking IIPA.

Smell: Massive, fresh hop aromas just bursting out of the glass. Lots of citrus characteristics (grapefruit and orange rind, lemon/lime), very dank hop aromas, some subtle pine notes, a little bit of an earthy onion/garlic quality. A bit of sweet breadiness as well. Picking up some sweeter and tropical fruits also (pineapple, peach, strawberry). Just an excellent, fresh smelling beer.

Taste: Strong bitterness at the front of the tongue which takes on a strong citrus, grapefruit flavor. This morphs into some of the sweeter fruit (pineapple, peach, apricot, a bit of strawberry) tastes and malty breadiness. Finishes with some more bitterness as the flavors become more earthy, more of the pine, onion/garlic tastes come out on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Great feel to this one. Medium, resinous body to this one, almost an oily consistency rolls smoothly through the mouth and over the tongue. Leaves a tingly sensation over the tongue as it finishes dry, making you want to wring the hop flavors out of your tongue.

Overall: The Enjoy By concept is a very appealing idea as super fresh IPAs aren't always easy to find, but this does make them available for a known, limited time (depending on the markets to which its distributed). However when it does make its way around, it's quite easy to find and priced about reasonably at around $6.99 per bottle (in this area at least). This beer is really quite a treat and highly recommended to try. (1,778 characters)

Photo of nquigley16
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 05.17.13 -- Poured from a bomber into a sam adams perfect pint. Bottled on 4/12/13.

Pours a light gold, with hints of copper. Bone white head which goes away pretty quickly. A nice looking DIPA. Candied lemons, sour fruits, fresh grass, a little orange, and even some maltiness are all coming through on the nose. My nose was a little stuffed up while drinking this unfortunately so I wasn't getting as much aroma as I would have liked. Taste is very balanced for such a strong and fresh-hoppy DIPA. Really nice hop profile, lots of IBU's but it's balanced very nicely by a pretty solid malt backbone. The maltiness really compliments the hops and makes this beer more than just another extreme over the top hop bomb: the hop profile is pretty intense and great, but it's balanced nicely, which I like. The 9.4% alcohol is nowhere to be found in the aroma or the taste which is great but dangerous. I don't doubt I will be feeling that by the end of this bomber.

Overall an awesome beer. Super fresh and super delicious. My only "complaint" (not really a complaint just a comment) is that for a beer that advertises itself as super fresh and hoppy, it could be a bit more of a hop bomb. Compared to something like heady, the hop profile is not that insane. Still and amazing beer though. (1,298 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.