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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
97
world-class

7,616 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,616
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,017 | 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 Huhzubendah
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very excited to try my first bottle of this.

Enjoy by 2.15.13

The beer is crystal clear and appears a radiant golden hue. The head measures in at approximately a half inch, leaving sparse lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings tangy citrus and tropical fruit. Smells awesome. The flavor is also exquisite. A hop bomb with notes of pine and a bouquet of tropical fruit. Pleasant lingering bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and bit sticky on the palate. Highly drinkable with alcohol presence dangerously well hidden. Not only the best IPA I have had from Stone, but the best beer I have had from them overall. A world class IPA. Delicious.

Huhzubendah, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This review will be for the version with the 11.09.12 date. We're going 22 ounces split multiple ways on a Sunday afternoon. On to the beer:

The pour yields a beer which is a lighter gold, looking most resemblent to the color of cider. A small head is formed on top, and a few spots of lace are left on the glass. I figuered that the nose would say hops, cuz this is Stone and it's an IPA, but I wasn't expecting this. HOPS!! Fruity, delectable hops. I haven't looked into the hop bill of this recipe, but I want to say New Zealand hops are the majority in this one. Big fruit salad notes, also big on canteloupe, pine, passionfruit, and mango. This could be good.

For a beer with 9.4%, this beer seems much lighter than that, yet retains all the good flavor of such a strong beer. The alcohol is hidden extremely well, and flavors similar in the nose are coming out in full force in the taste; passionfruit, orange, canteloupe, sweet varieties of tropical fruits. And for such a hoppy beer, it's not bitter at all. The beer's body is medium-full, with a very smooth texture and appealing finish.

Where did this come from? And where was I in California when this was released? I was exteremly impressed with Stone on this creation. Time to set the clock when the next version will be released...

DoubleJ, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip
Enjoy by 12.21.12
drank on 11.26.21

A- This beer pours a clear bright copper body with a thin white film of bubbles that last a bit. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The full fragrant aroma of cat pee hops is followed by some pineapple weed hops aromas. It is bright and full in the nose.

T- The green pungent woody herbal hops has some green pine resin flavor and a dry fruit cocktail hops flavor that starts to come through. There is a sweet malt flavor that is cut short by a nice dark green pungent hop bitterness in the finish that lingers. There is only a very gentle note of bitterness that lingers in the after taste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a cleaning fizz finish and no real alcohol heat is noticed.

O- The big hop flavors have a nice complexity and good depth. I'm not a fan of cat pee hops but it subsides as other flavors/aromas outshine it. Very good at hiding the alcohol as this is very smooth to drink.

rhoadsrage, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle into a pint glass and than some.

Enjoy by IPA looks pretty clean inside the bottle, no sediment. Once outside the liquid is an olympic gold medal color with much clarity. Surprisingly with a stealth pour I only mustered about a quarter inch of frothy foam up top that dissipated and left no cling, a rather lifeless looking beer. Enjoy by has a healthy musk to it. I get swarmed with citrus scents and some bitter pine backing. A nice malty backbone as well, the alcohol does not seep through. Smells more on the tropic fruit side with some bubblegum coming up with room temp. Taste is what you would expect with a IIPA, rich tropic fruit flavor, mango, orange, grapefruit, a smidgin of pine, a nice crystal malt presence. This tastes more like juice as it comes up to room temp. Not as bitter as most stone IPA'S go. Body is a healthy medium with a pleasant bitterness, but more of a juicy finish, No heat from the 9 plus percent. Carbonation is surprisingly low from the get go, so perhaps I had an off bottle. This was drinkable, but something that i have had a hundred times over in different forms.

BARFLYB, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09.13.13 version. Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Light hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is nearly sweet grapefruit and some pineapple, lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

jdhilt, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber golden colored ale with a puffy white head. Surprisingly light colored.

Smell is all hops.

Sweet smelling with gobs of tropical fruit aromas. Pineapple, Mango, orange, papaya, cinnamon and passion fruit. Malt scent is pretty much pineapple juice here.

Starts out sweet and savory. Good bitterness and orange rind. Flavor is not as complex as the smell.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty ale but not quite as good as the smell promises.

Zorro, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Gonzoillini, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright copper color. Aroma of citrus, pine and dank herb. In the taste, pine and mango like tropical fruityness. Bright citrus and tropical fruit profile with some strong bitterness. Little hint of alcohol but quite bitter with a honey like malt profile. Medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation and smooth overall feel. This is a great imperial IPA, but much too exclusive.

Stinkypuss, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cracked a 4-20 open last night.

Pours a light golden, clear body. Head is sticky and fluffy white goodness.

Aroma is hops, as one would expect. Grapefruit, some mango, pine, persimmon, floral. Not a whole lotta malt going on. Soft biscuit. For a dIPA the balance isn't there, but it's not a bad whiff

Taste is the aroma. Hops. Floral, citrus, some pine. A bit of spice and biscuit get trampled. For a dIPA this misses that mark. Sure, loads of hops, but no balance and it's really not that intense, as far as the feel goes. But, this is a beer meant to be imbibed fresh, so I take that into consideration.

As a result, the difference between this fresh beer and other non-fresh IPAs isn't all that great. Sure, it's a very nice beer. Which characteristics suffer with age, and to what extent? We'll never know...or will we?

Mebuzzard, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

BillRoth, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

An absolutely gorgeous looking brew. Body is crystal clear with a mix of carbonation, rising through a gorgeous brassy bronze orange. As it settles more pinhead bubbles come slowly rising, with a big column of fire in the middle. Head is creamy topped with off white color, ballons to an easy three maybe two and a half fingers. Always sticks around, and leaves a good collar.

Hop front on this beer hits at fruity angles. Hints of giant juicy orange, and tropical mango. Sweetness is dialed down, but there's a leafy green chewy fresh hop sense coming with the beer and a great sense of depth that is all balanced nicely.

Palate is just a pure hop ride. Big hits at first of juicy orange, with the matching tropical notes. However the after taste hits with an incredible amount of dank earthy quality that belows out. Afterfinish coats your lips and palate all over. Sweetness is just about right without a lot of sugary or syrup tendencies. While the beer warms there's even herbal orange pekoe tea sense, that makes a great sweetness ever so slightly, and even pine needle like blasts on the palate. Big feel without a lot to ruin the flavor, or take away from the hop experience.

An absolutely wonderful hop running rollercoaster of a beer, that all manages to stay balanced. What a fun ride.

smakawhat, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Chucks.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head on top that left some thin lacing down the sides.

S: Very tropical, lots of grapefruit, very vibrant, with some nice pine mixed in. A little bit of caramel, but nice and hoppy overall.

T: Nice flavors upfront of pineapple and orange, with a touch of orange zest. The mid-palate is a bit earthy and grassy, with a slightly bitter finish,

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Lives up to its reputation. A well done IPA, very fresh (certainly as it should be consumed). Nice and fruity.

mdaschaf, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4/5  rDev -9.7%

ppoitras, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

brandoman63, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Smokin Joe's the other day.

Enjoy By pours a golden amber color with excellent head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. Have to say, this is a nice looking IPA from Stone. The nose is every bit as attractive, as I pick up considerabley dry citrus, white pepper and pine. There's a slight skunky aroma as well, along with some light soap. This beer has all the tell tale signs of a serious hop bomb. On the palate, this is just the way I like my IPA's. There's barely enough malt to handle the intense hoppy bitterness in this beer, and so the mouthfeel actually seems bit lean and thin. However, for this style of beer I think that's fine, though a touch more malt wouldn't have been such a bad thing. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this excellent beer, and the finish is long and bitter. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and frankly I was surprised to find this is such a big beer (really do not get much sense of the 9.4% abv., though certainly you can tell it's up there a bit).

An altogether excellent, impressive beer from the talented folks at Stone. Definitely a beer made with hopheads in mind.

There seems to be some variation from edition to edition (which one would expect). Just tried the Enjoy by 9/13 version, and while good, I thought it paled in comparison to the version I tried back in 1/13. So glad I just ordered a half pint of it at 16 tons.

John_M, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of biegaman
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I doubt I've ever met someone who feels as strongly about freshness as Stone CEO Greg Koch. I made the mistake once of mentioning to him that there was a lot of stale-dated Stone bottles floating around the Western New York market and it costs someone their job. It's no surprise this be the brewery to pioneer the concept of putting the 'best before' right in the beer's name...

And it's not only common sense that tells you it was a good idea - the aroma makes probably the strongest argument of all. Nevermind the fermenter, it smells like my glass was dry-hopped! Granted, it's not like Stone to make nondescript beers but this bouquet is flat-out over-the-top herbal, earthy, and fruity. There's vividly bright notions of lemon, mango, and pineapple.

The flavour makes me think of kiwi skins and orange peels; this fruit smoothie has an unmistakably tropical profile. It's not all juice, however - skins and piths clearly made it into the blender too. It also tastes like a handful of matcha green tea powder was thrown in as well. The beer is almost hauntingly dry, with an uncanny synergy between power and quaffability.

Enjoy By is dank and reminiscent of a wet forest after a spring rain. It has overwhelming leafy and herbal qualities that, especially in the finish, drop onto the palate and detonate like bombs. There is some maltiness to help temper all that bitterness; the grain has a certain 'crunchiness' to it and strong notions of caramelization that mask both the IBUs and the alcohol (9.4%).

The obvious point about Enjoy By is that freshness matters. The more important thing to take away from this fantastic Double IPA, however, is that Stone cares about how their products are consumed - not just how they sell. No wonder everyone is "California Dreaming" - they've tried the IPAs like this one and, most astonishingly, they don't have to pay too dearly for the experience.

biegaman, Sunday at 04:42 PM
Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

rab53, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle. 4.1.13 enjoyed on 3.2.13

A - clear orangish gold with a big, thick, pure white head

S - huge floral aroma, some sugary notes

T - herbal, floral, light bready malt, spicy hops, bitter finish, alcohol warmth

M - clean, smooth, crisp, medium to full bodied

This was delicious. The malt is a bit sugary and sweet which blends perfectly with the intense hop character. There is such great balance here. It also has tremendous drinkability for the ABV. This is an IPA that all beer fans should try.

tdm168, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

5.17.13

Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was god retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured tropical fruit and pine.

The taste consisted of ripe pineapple, apricot, pine and white pepper atop a firm grainy malt.

The taste was round with a dry finish and no hint of heat.

Overall a superior hop bomb that hides it's ABV very well.

plaid75, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

dmorgan310, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

billab914, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

chinchill, Apr 14, 2013
Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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