Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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98
world-class

9,425 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,425
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 653
Gots: 2,184 | 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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Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hops oils, slight floral hops, slight sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, good body, and decent complexity.

Photo of AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color, clear, nice white head with lots of lacing.

Smells of big pungent hops, lots of pine and flowers, defines the work "dank."

Taste is sweet and dank, mostly floral, some pine. Fairly bitter.

Mouthfeel very strong, really good carbonation, full body, really easy to drink, obviously a pretty high abv beer but not boozy.

One word: dank.

8.2/10

Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. This is the Enjoy By 12.26.14.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam, leaving a nice lace on the glass. Not bad at all.

Smell: fresh, sweet, grassy, green hops; lighter than I was expecting in intensity, but the freshness is just superb.

Taste: big fresh hops really make all the difference. Lightly citrusy, grassy and just a little bit tangeriney; quite well done indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is quite a good beer. Something about the composition of the hops isn't my favorite, but the freshness and craft quality cannot be disputed. Kudos on that.

Photo of DrJay
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.12.13
Bright orange/gold colour with a sticky, dense, eggshell cap. Good head retention and lasting lacing. Crazy hop aroma. Tons of grapefruit and orange, juicy, slightly tropical, bright and fresh. Nicely balanced flavour too. Lots of bitterness, sweetness, citrus, and alcohol. Lingering bitterness, earthy and citrus, with mild alcohol spiciness and some higher alcohol character. Mild warmth, medium plus body with smooth carbonation, excellent texture. This was really good -- balanced, bold and fresh.

Photo of Gobzilla
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice finger of head that left plenty of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: love arom of a variety of hops with earthiness, some grassy notes, a little wood character, a little malty sweetness and a variety of citrus fruits as well.

T< I really enjoyed the hop profile on this one, kind of reminded me of pliny with citrus lemons and grapefruit that helped out on the bitterness factor but maintained a good balance between the sweetness from the malts. I also got grassy, earthy, hints of woody notes and a touch of mango fruit.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, hoppy, grassy, earthy, citrusy and mild bitter finish.

O: very delicious beer and solid all the way around. I could definitely sip on this beer all day. Good Job!!!

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 07.04.15 tasted from draft at Emil's on June 12, 2015.
Enjoy By 04.20.15 tasted from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 29, 2015.
Enjoy By 04.20.14 tasted from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on April 1, 2014.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap, at the Stone brewery. Was a little disappointed, hit them up on a Wednesday, they had none. Hit 'em up again on Friday, bam, there it was. Batch 7.

First thing I notice is the amazing clarity going on here. Seriously, it looks like a mass produced lager, which is a pretty amazing feat once you realize how much hopping it took to make this beer. Even has around 3/4" of head, white, on it, which again, is pretty amazing given all the hops/hop oil up in this.

Smell wasn't massively hoppy, it was good, but it didn't permeate my nose with tons of hops. Not a letdown, but didn't live up to the rest of the characteristics about the beer that blew me away.

Taste, hops are plenty noticeable, there's hardly a malt bill to it, but somehow, there is no alcohol heat, the bitterness is kept down, even though it seems to have plenty of Simcoe hops to it. I think there might be some Galaxy and Nelson/Mosaic around here too. Summit? Only if in small quantities, its far from a prime time player in this hop meld. Green apple hops, tropical mango. Its actually one of the most gentle double ipas I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. Some pine and mint undercurrents to the hop flavors. Mouthfeel continues to impress, how does this taste so light and abv around only 5-6ish? Plenty dry as well. Must have used some sugar to dry this out and keep a light body, which it works quite well. Slightly grassy as it warms. Stayed away from heavy caramel. This one is biscuit light in terms of malt flavor and additions.

This is one of the best double ipas bottled. I had mine on draft, but it caused me to go buy a bottle from the gift shop.

Must try if you call yourself a hophead.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 2.15.13 opened on 1.25.13.

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a small, light tan head with good retention.

S - Very grassy, like fresh mowed lawn, some slight grapefruit.

T - Grass, light citrus, grapefruit again.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Lots of grass, a touch of bitter, but pretty good.

Edit: 4.20.13 batch

More bready and sweet than the previous bottle. Sticky and chewy in the mouth. I prefer the previous batch.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle online from Bringonthebeer.

A- it pours a crystal clear gold with a close to a 1 finger head of foam that seems to be shrinking slowly, leaving some lacing behind.

S- the aromas oozed out of the bottle when I popped the cap. Hoppy as all get out. Big grapefruit, decidedly bitter to the nth degree. Reminds me of a certain "triple" IPA, which shall remain nameless, that went above and beyond my comfort zone. This smells very oily with the hop presence..

T- laws yes..err...no. It's not at all like the other brew I didn't mention by name. Well, they are both VERY hoppy and bitter but this has an oily/fresh hop flavour that kills it. Light on the malt but not that light. Mid palate is where I notice it the most...a kind of earthy malt presence.

The rest is all the best of what hops can bring to the table and I "should" know. I have had some of the best thanks to online orders, TRADES, and what I can find off the shelf locally.

M- tongue stickingly great. Perfect carbo and body. The latter..woo, woo, woo!

O- I guess I kind of get what the hoopla is all about with Enjoy By. Yes.I.do!

Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 16/12/14 still 10 days until its boxing day due date

A clear golden yellow liquid, a little lighter then expected, lots of little bubbles feed a well sustained two finger foam that slowly falls coating the side of my glass with random lace

S big tropical nose on this one, pineapple, guava, mango, peaches, tangerine, lemon, and a little passion fruit, smells massive, a hint of pine, hard toffee and booze but its a total hop runaway

T more pine, lots of lemon rind and the booze comes out a little more, still very tasty stuff but it just doesn't quite keep up to what the nose was offering

M lighter side of medium, creams up nicely, bitter and gritty with just a little heat going down, pine and lemon linger

O solid DIPA start to finish but the nose was a little ahead of the other departments, booze popping up here and there is my only complaint and its a minor one

I can't complain that I bought this in Alberta but selling it here might be a slight challenge with the ten day window before its "BB" date

Photo of Brad007
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this and grabbed it immediately. Been a while since I've reviewed anything from Stone.

Pours a bright gold with a huge white head into my glass. It looks like it would tingle the taste buds and probably more.

Grassy and full of citrus notes from the hops. West coast! The only other thing I can think of that's hoppier than this is Heady.

Wow. Very pleasant and bursting with juicy hop goodness. Citrus, pine, etc. Mango? Either way, it doesn't disappoint in the hops dept.

Lingering grassy, citrus and pine flavors. Like freshly-mowed grass. Very fresh too. I assume it's the 2nd most recent batch (bottle says 4/12/13).

Stone should keep doing this with limited batches of beer. It might make more sense and cut back on the beer that lingers on shelves for months. They have the beer dating thing down pat and detailed info on the batches.

Photo of SadMachine
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a deviation from my normal reviewing style because I wrote the following in a thread about your personal favorite beer (please read edit at end):

It's a crystal clear pale amber with a bounteous white head of tight bubbles. Just gorgeous to look at! The aroma is what I would imagine heaven would smell like, with wave after wave of wild flowers, tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya), peaches, citrus (tangerine, grapefruit), lemon-grass, FRESH dank hops, and just enough caramel malt to keep it balanced. Almost every time I drink this I have trouble taking the last sip because I know I won't be able to smell it anymore if I do! Then you have the flavor, which, unlike many top rated DIPAs, actually delivers what you smelled with just as much punch, with even more complexity and balance to boot! Every aroma noted is present in the taste in a big way at some point, with additional flavors such as onion grass (a surprising but pleasant addition), a big malt backbone in the middle (but not so big as to take away from the plentiful fresh hops that are on display), and a mild to moderate bitter hop bite at the finish (may be moderate to heavy for some people, but with all the hop bombs I've had it doesn't feel like a ton to me!). This beer is just perfectly balanced, and quite frighteningly drinkable at 9.4%! I could drink this all day every day if it was available and I was rich enough to not have to work! =P

edit - After the last 2 batches available in NJ were just nowhere near as good as the first 3 I had I felt it necessary to alter my scores from the perfect 5s across the board that I had given it. Please realize that I felt those first 3 batches deserved that score, but inconsistency has made me change my mind. I hope they can match the brilliance that was those earlier batches in the future!

Photo of puboflyons
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 09.13.13. Sampled on September 1, 2013.

It pours a handsome looking golden amber with a lingering silky white head and great clarity.

The aroma is alive with floral and spruce hops as well as a biscuit note in the background. Clean scent.

The body is better than medium but not quite bold with a smooth coating feel on my tongue and back of my throat.

The taste begins slightly sweet and biscuit-like but it does not take long for the hops to attack the rear and take over everything. Over 9% ABV and the alcohol is well-integrated and not even noticeable. Moderate lingering finish.

I had this one back to back with the ever outstanding Alchemist Heady Topper and I actually liked this one better. Must be those west coast hops rather than Vermont hops.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There's an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

Photo of claspada
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a transparent golden color with a big white foamy head that settles leaving plenty of splotchy lacework.

Aromas are all hops here; citrus, pine, pineapple. Then I get the spicy, white grape, kiwi and stone fruit qualities. Finally there are some hints of onion and chive. This is truely a fruit salad of juicy hops. Malt is pretty much impossible to detect beyond a hint of pale malt sweetenss.

The tastes fall a little short from the pop that the aroma had. The hops flavors all listed above (tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of dankness) are there in some form but clash and seem to form a melange of green hop flavors. The pale malt sweetness is there to balance the abundance of hop flavor that is packed into the hop monster.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is intially dry and lightly bitter but the resinous bitterness increases more as more as you work through the bottle.

Overall I really like this idea of offering freshly hopped beers with a drink by date and I really enjoyed this beer but the inflated price tag (due to the cost of bottling/shipping so fast, huge late hop bill and small hype due to limited distribution) make this a bit under-whelming. While no means a bad beer, it's actually a great beer, it's by no means the be all and end all of DIPAs.

Photo of spinrsx
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber received in trade with iguenard - thanks! Batch 5

Appearance - Clear amber with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit, resin, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and some pineapple mixed with apricots and a bit of booze. It ends with a resiny/hoppy above average bitterness.

Overall – This beer packs a punch in both booze and hops. It's missing just a bit of the limp smacking sweetness that I find in Sculpin/pliny, but it's still a world class beer for sure. There is no reason to buy ruination if this is sitting on the shelf as well.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid 10 bucks for the bomber into a pint glass. 0/13/13 release.

A - For what it's worth I like the 1/4 inch of head that settles to a thick ring. Means its thick in body with little carbonation which is good.
S - Smell is hoppy yet mild strong pineapple hops meets some balancing crystal and cracker malts.
T - Well it's hoppy and bitter quite medicinal. Borderlines Ruination in bitterness cloying bitter and sticks to the palate after every sip. OK I guess.
M - Medium and thick in body. bitter and unforgiving.

Overall I can drink it but its too bitter and medicinal for me. Wish it had more balance.

Photo of dirtylou
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, enjoy by 2/15/13

Served up in an elysian goblet - bright clear-orange body, fresh white foam. An extraordinarily clean hop profile with low residual bitterness - bright and fresh with an abundance of mango, tangerine, blood orange and lemon zest. Awesome stuff.

Photo of avalon07
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, pine, and a lot of citrus.

T: Tasted of hops, a good amount of alcohol, citrus (grapefruit especially), malt, and a bit of pine as well. As it is with all good DIPAs, this one has a very complex flavor. Extremely powerful and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Another tasty brew from Stone. Well made, focused, and definitely drinkable.

Photo of rudzud
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Enjoy by 09.13.13

A - Pours a crystal clear light honey hue with a one finger creamy head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Mmmm...yeah, dig the nose. Nice almost bubblegum hop aromas here, grapefruit, super faint tropical, nicely dank.

T - Similar to the nose, but not nearly as good. Nice bubblegum notes as well nice bitter pine and grapefruit, solid bitter hop finish. Not getting much tropical notes of floral fruits. Bubblegum, pine, and grapefruit.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall, a solid beer from stone. Gotta love a good, fresh DIPA.

Photo of ccrida
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Clear pale gold with a white head.

Smell is dank, very resinous, pine, cat pee.

Taste is also big hops, again, resinous, though there's a little citrus as well, some line. Moderate bitterness, this is actually pretty balanced in spite of the intense hops. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is oily, dry, with full, softer carbonation. Light bodied.

This is a killer IPA, stone really nailed it. One can argue that more citrus hops could amp up the complexity, but there is some citrus, and I prefer the resinous hop flavors. Light body, high, clean ABV, what's not to love?

Photo of xnicknj
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into tasters - 12.21.12 version - thanks alex/cj

Pours a clear golden color with a thinner white head. Fades out fairly quickly into some bubbled film and spotty lacing on the glass.

Vibrant and pungent hoppy presence in the nose, driven by bitter grapefruit and resinous pine. Faint sweetness from caramel and fruit with a faint notion of a malt backbone. Light alcoholic punch.

Crushing bitter hoppiness right up front with an absolute avalanche of grapefruit and sticky pine. The hops dominate the profile from nearly top to bottom, only momentarily allowing for a brief notion of toasted grain/caramel malted backbone. Finishes bitter and dry with grapefruit followed by a boozy warmth.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and sticky on the tongue. Stone makes some really tasty West coast style IPAs, but this one is easily the most expressive and flavorful without going completely off the rails. I'd drink this regularly if possible.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally. I've been trying to get my hands on this for a year now. Bottle from Mainbrew.


Pouring a clear gold with a dense white head with nice retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is a big blast of pungent hops, pine, grapefruit and a minty herbal note being most dominant. Dank and resinous, You can tell that this beer is brashly hoppy. Alcohol is noticeable too.

The palate is quite bitter, with a blend of dank weed, pine resin and grapefruit pith lending plenty of bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable, emphasizing the brashness of the pungent hops. Faintly soapy as well. A little sweetness is present, mildly sugary with a burnt sugar effect(especially in conjunction with the hop bitterness). medium light in body, this beer is moderately carbonated and has a long, pungent finish that's a touch soapy. This is more of a bitter , dank west coast dipa than the more recent hugely aromatic dipas that are all the rage. Recommended.

Photo of tectactoe
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gift from Johnny Ramirez. Enjoy by 12.21.12 - the "end of the year" version... Sweet! Pours a golden amber color with excellent clarity and a small white head. Decent lacing - something I've now always come to expect from Stone brews. Heavy pineapple on the nose, grapefruits, tangerines, slight lemon zest; floral hops, perfume fragrance, wet grass. Very nice - it has a "juicy" smell, the smell you'd expect from biting into a fruit. If that fruit was loaded with hop oil.

Taste is, of course, hoppy; slightly peppery, a little leafy, ashy, kind of dry. Heavy dose of malt and yeast; biscuity with some warming alcohol spice on the roof of the mouth and the back of the tongue. Over the course of the sip, the hop profile grows and expands, it starts taking on a very dank, resinous, and musty flavor and aroma. Interesting and very complex. Weedy overall, with some onion notes in the back that are kind of strange, but not necessarily off-putting, just a little strange. The malt sweetens things up a bit, and the yeast helps out too - bread, crackers on the end of the sip. As mentioned, the flavor follows right along with biting into a tropical fruit soaked in hop oil. Aftertaste is a bitter and spicy hop flavor. Thick body, sticky, wet, medium carbonation.

It's rare that I'm disappointed by Stone beers, and this one is no exception. Excellent IPA with a very complex profile - very tasty all around. In my opinion, probably the best Stone IPA I've tried. Too bad this one doesn't come to Michigan, because I'd always try to find the latest release.

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish golden body body with orange tint with a two-finger head and lace thanks to extreme carbonation. Classic Stone IPA aroma of hops, hops and hops. Wet, soapy, lots of sharp citric with touches of grape and floral notes with minimal malt smells. Malts are more noticeable in the taste of this beer as it has a slight sweet edge, and in fact I notice that it seems to sweeten up a little more as it warms. Enjoyable beer (no pun intended), very crisp, dry finish, good balance, overall a hop lovers delight as it has a very strong hop presence with lots of citric and grapefruit flavors and even touches of sweeter fruits.

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 9,425 ratings.