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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

7,255 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,255
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 391
Gots: 881 | 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 zeledonia
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%

The Enjoy by 04.01.13 batch. Didn't mean to take it so literally, but I've had a lot of fresh IPAs to get through. Thanks to BeerThirty for yet another California IPA. Tasted 30 March 2013.

Pours a deep yellowish orange. Mostly clear, but looking through it, I can just make out my hand on the other side of the glass. One finger of almsot-white head, good retention, nice lacing. A thin stream of bubbles drifting up. Solid.

Smell is fantastic. Huge melon, grapefruit, and sweet orange. Impressively fruity, juicy and sweet. And it's smooth and full all the way through, with no holes, gaps, or sharp edges. Among the very best I've encountered. The only ones that might surpass it, in my experience, are Heady Topper, Abrasive, and Lagunitas Sucks. That is truly impressive company.

Taste is solid, but just kinda straight. A little sweet, drifting into half-chalky bitter. Not bad, but not all that flavorful. Balanced, with a little sweet and a little bit more bitter. But not a ton of positive flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-bodied, smooth and mouth-filling. A bit of stickiness. The carbonation is really nice, in a way that adds a lot to the beer. It starts out smooth and placid, then rises up in a rush of small bubbles, fuzzy, before drifting back down like a receding wave. Lasting, slowly fading away. Delightful.

A really good IPA, though it's mostly carried by the amazing smell. But I'm a sucker for aromatic IPAs, so I really dig it. If I could, I'd buy this regularly.

zeledonia, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Gregwa, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DaveHack, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of jrohrbacher
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jrohrbacher, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Serving Type - 22oz bottle , this is the 11-9-12 version.

Appearance - Light tan/golden yellow with a white 1/2 foamy head , nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Strong hops, very floral, pineapple, mango, lemon, orange, grapefruit, some dry hops mixed with cascade and cenntenial. Light malts, and some yeasty sweet sugar aroma at the end.

Taste - Very fresh piney hops at first sip. Loads of fruity greatness mixed with some spices and alcohol The cascade/pine flavor gives it that ruinination flavor There are some bitterness from the dry hops, and alot of citric flavor from the cenntenial and whatever hybrid hop combo they are using. Alcohol adds warmth in each sip, and yeasts add sweetness to mix with the fruity hops and counter the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Hops are strong, piney and bitter, nails tounge, drys it, bitters it then coats palate with hops, sugars and some light caramel malts. The finish is dry, bitter and warm.

Overall - Nice idea, great to know im drinking a very fresh beer. Loads of hops, nice balance of sweetness and bitter. From first drink along with the whole drink fresh as possible marketing that this beer has, makes me feel like this is a pliny clone. Its simular in flavor being so piney, though different still. Tasty and glad i scored a bottle, would like to try next batch to see if its the same beer or not. If you can locate this buy for sure.

wvsabbath, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Kerrie, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of codynevels
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

codynevels, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Danny1217, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -9.7%

campfirebrew, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of bonkers
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a bomber, 5/17/13, into a tulip. It pours a hazy gold with a 2 inch head, nice lacing. Lots of pine on the nose, notes of tropical fruit. The brew is full of bitter pine, notes of tropical fruit, lingering bitter finish. The beer is surprisingly easy drinking for such a big beer, good carbonation, full bodied. A good DIPA. Love the obvious freshness dating, but I think the beer is a bit overhyped.

bonkers, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
3.71/5  rDev -16.3%

A: Copper brown tone, clear filtered, a little large bubbled carbonation, a finger of creamy off white head that fades relatively fast.

S: Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, light cleaning alcohol, tea leaves, a hint of malt an offal.

T: Fruity in a tropical fruit concoction sort of way, citrus, floral perfume like purple lilac, wild grape, clean linen, light almost tea like bitterness on the end. Really covers the alcohol and is light in its feel.

M: Medium body with lots of light foamy carbonation, leaving a slightly powdery resinous finish.

O: Bought this today at Trader Joe’s near Williamsburg, VA. Drank tonight near Raleigh, NC. Certainly fresh. Not the best double IPA I’ve had, but good in it's mouth feel, very much hiding the alcohol. Good and fresh, and unique carbonation for this style.

patre_tim, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%

This brew was served from the bottle (Enjoy By 12.21.12, Third Batch) at the Tap and Mallet Vertical Epic tasting event. It arrived in a tasting glass, showing a clean yellow golden. No head was noted, but spots of lacing were left dripping down the glass. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was gritty as hell. The nose was filled with earthy hop bite, metallic and soured yeast, and sweet nectary hops of grapefruit and soap. With warmth came plastics and light booziness, mineral, and an enhancement of those paler, toastier malts. Peach sugars blended in as well, giving nice and syrupy depth to the vast array of hop varietals. Our first impression was that there was a huge hop variety through all the bitterness, but things were exquisitely juicy. The flavoring opened with dirt and grit of pine resin, mineral, booze, pale malts, and faint caramel sugariness. The middle came to a peak with softer pine, massive juiciness of citric flesh, more pale toast, and biting yeasty metallics. Citric hops washed through the finish, with juiciness of peaches, nectarines, apples, and flesh of grapefruit, mixing for an ultimate blend without any lingering or puckering extreme bitterness of hop. The aftertaste breathed of soap, pine, and grapefruit cleanliness, with spicy black pepper booze on the far back. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was high. There was nice slurp, cream, smack, froth, and pop, with a slick coating. Pucker eventually came from the astringent, grapey dryness to the palate, in the absence of intense bittering from the gloriously juicy hops. The abv was fine, and the beer drank way easy.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was how everything was all about the hops. There was such a nice bite and grit to the opening act, with a beautifully balanced cleanliness of soap, pine, and massive citrus. Despite the variety, the depth of bitterness never really catches up with you, as the flavoring stays sweet, nectary, and insanely juicy throughout. This is one of the best Stone beers we’ve ever had.

TheBrewo, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of brandon911
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

brandon911, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.34/5  rDev -2%

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, kegged on 1/11/13, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of creamy khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Really awesome and complex hop aroma, has a huge grapefruit, citrus and pine aroma, but also some floral and earthy hop aroma, maybe a hint of onion too.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of bright, vibrant and complex hop flavors ranging from pine/citrus to earthy and floral. Malt is light and bready, alcohol is invisible.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, one of my favorites from Stone along with Ruination 10th Anniversary, any fan of Stone or anyone who wants a tasty, fresh DIPA should seek this out.

WillCarrera, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

LambicKing, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of ms11781
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

Best by 04/01/2013 (obviously). 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear and bright golden orange with a small, fluffy white head. The head disappears very quickly and leaves a small soap-like ring of foam on the glass. The lacing is just ok but it matches the head as light rings of foam are left on the glass.

The hop profile in the nose is massive. Huge citrus and tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango and maybe some pineapple) give way to even bigger notes of resin and pine. There is a touch of malt sweetness but the hops dominate and it doesn't come through enough to pinpoint exactly what type it is.

The taste follows the nose but it's both bolder and more balanced. The fruity notes from the hops lead the way again and they are juicy, citrusy and tropical. The malt shows itself a bit more as well. It's still sweet as it was in the nose but it brings a nice breadiness with it as well. The citrus hops and sweet malt balance nicely in each sip before giving way to the piny, resiny finish. Despite the huge resin notes in the nose and the big pine notes in the finish the bitterness is remarkably restrained.

This beer drinks much lighter than a 9.4% ABV double IPA. The mouthfeel is very crisp and extremely clean. The carbonation is lively but soft. A lot of time lively carbonation brings a prickly sensation with it and it can be somewhat harsh with this much going on in the hop department. That's not the case here as the carbonation is spot on.

This is an excellent beer overall and a top tier DIPA. It's extremely hop forward with enough malt to make it relatively balanced. Definitely a beer I'd like to see much more often, if not regularly.

ms11781, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Paccamacca
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Paccamacca, May 30, 2013
Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%

Batch #7 5/17/2013

A - Translucent orange with a forthy white foam head that retains very well. Nice rings of lacing. Very impressive looking beer.

S - Scents of tropical fruit. Tangerine, mango, and grapefruit hit the nose. There is a residual scent of hop resin and pne tar. Good complexity of smell, and you get the sense that this is a robust beer.

T - Tartness in the initial sip. Then there is a medley of sharp and bitter hops. Citra and cascade perhaps, but honestly a guess. The finish still holds citrus notes and a rich body of grain and malt.

M - Clearly a robust beer. The mellowness and balance tempers the ABV and bitterness. Actually a beer you could have a few of if you had the time to recuperate.

O - My first crack at an Enjoy By beer. It is a high quality IPA and worth a try for any hophead. If this is the new standard in fresh IPA's I'd say Stone has set a benchmark for others to reach.

socon67, May 09, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%

Enjoy by 04.20.14

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit and plenty of pine resins. Total hop bomb!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tropical fruit (citrus, pineapple, mango and grapefruit), a nice resiny pine bitterness, light floral notes and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with an outstanding overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

SebD, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of JISurfer
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

JISurfer, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DeutschesBier, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Finally tried this. On tap at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Looks great. Fantastic aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor heavy on the bitterness over the more subtle hop flavors. Great stuff. I hate that it's hard to find but like the emphasis on freshness.

GJ40, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%

Canada_Dan, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -9.7%

szmnnl99, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Sep 15, 2012
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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