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Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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99
world-class

7,851 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,851
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 449
Gots: 1,128 | FT: 13
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 nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

nh2032, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 2-15-13. Deep gold color, very clear. Medium white foam head, holds decently. Light, streamy carbonation. The bouquet on this beer is just heavenly. Deliciously fresh citric hops hit the nose with a piney, almost peppery bite. This is much reminiscent of an Alpine style IPA. I've been waiting for Stone to wow me like this for some time now. This beer is 9.4%? It's hard to tell, as I smell all hops and very little malt character or alcohol.

The taste has dominant orange and grapefruity hop twang. A light sweet balance from the malt is nice, though it's relatively clean and allows the hops to shine through. Moderate bitterness at the back, I don't really taste too much alcohol but there definitely is some warmth. The mouthfeel is nice, mostly clean with fine zesty carbonation, perhaps slightly syrupy though.

The hop bitterness is now lingering excellently. This is a fantastic west coast IPA, and being so fresh is imperative. I've felt like Stone needed to keep up with some of the amazing IPA's from the likes of Alpine or Russian River, and this beer can do that. Hopefully this will be available from time to time as I will be sure to pick it up whenever I see it. Highly recommended.

bennetj17, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

dvmin98, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of brandon911
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

brandon911, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

CelticAleMan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev -9.7%

dwagner003, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PA-Michigander, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of DoctorB2B
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

DoctorB2B, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev -9.7%

bcm75, May 04, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -21%

randylangford, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(Batch 4-1-13) Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter glass
Chill-hazed apricot/gold in color, with a big cloud deck of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Big juicy, dank hops
Taste-Fruity peach and apricot, piney, resinous hops abound. Grapefruit, fresh-squeezed hops. High ABV not evident. Full-on hops, big character and bigger flavor. A powerfull, full-flavored Double IPA.

hosehead83, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

sd123, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 11.12.13

Appearance: Clear burnished gold with moderate white head that dissipates quickly, leaving light lace.

Smell: I smell hops and hop oil, but can't pinpoint the actual aroma very well. Citrus, pine and tropical notes seem to be blended together.

Taste: Fairly sweet malt core with loads of fresh hops on top. Orange, grapefruit, mango, peach, pine - lots going on but individual characteristics are hard to separate. Finish is spicy and piney, but only somewhat bitter.

Feel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy and oily. Mostly dry finish.

Overall: I absolutely love the concept of this beer, and the execution mostly lives up to the concept. A little more distinct aroma and a little more dryness, and this could have been a home run. I will settle for a triple however. Great stuff.

bsp77, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DaveHack, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of ThatsThatDude
1/5  rDev -77.4%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Spider889
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Spider889, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 tbeq00
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

tbeq00, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerHunter76, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -9.7%

bacher468, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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 Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Localdrinklax, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

sneaks2210, May 05, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 7,851 ratings.