Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,502
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 667
Gots: 2,216 | 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: 9,502
Photo of darthvohn
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: This offering has a crystal clear golden tangerine body with a thick two finger snow white tightly packed foam. The lace on this DIPA goes on for days leaving an eighth of an inch foam cap on the surface. This is a beautiful beer.

Smell: Floral hops is abundant in the nose with only a bit of tropical scents for me. Malt is there in force.

Taste: Hops are there again in the forefront, middle and finish. The malt lets you know its there but the juicy & bitter hops pushes its way through and shines. The lingering of the light resinous, citrus hops is really welcomed and quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is medium with medium cling coating the mouth.

Overall: This is my first IPA from Stone and am quite impressed. It's not the tropical citrus bomb that I like in a DIPA, but it's damn tasty hoppy brew that I will be more than happy to pick up any time I see one. Definitely recommend. (944 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus bomb! Mango, mango, mango.....crisp, hoppy, piney finish...this is a classic! This was the Enjoy By 3-14-15. So far every Enjoy By has a nice citrus base with a crisp, hoppy mouthfeel. (191 characters)

Photo of Hatzilla
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 12.21.12. Consumed today.

A: A clear golden pour with a small head and minimal lacing.

S: Incredible tropical fruits and citrus - lots of mango, passionfruit and red ruby grapefruit as well as some pine needles.

T: Wow! Like the nose, the beer tastes tropical/citrusy with a nice malt backbone. Pine needles again make their presence known.

M: Medium-oily with a piny, dry long-lasting finish. Beer is a tad less than medium carbonated in my opinion.

O: A SUPER DIPA in my opinion. Tastes better than Pliny and I hope Stone makes this a regular offering. Grab one while they last. (596 characters)

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of 9.13.13 variety. First review on 8/23. 2nd review on 8/31 Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

A - Amber/light orange color. Small head on first pour. Medium head on 2nd our as bottle had warmed. Pleasant appearance.

S - Detected grapefruit and tropical fruit hints.

T - Citrus/apricot hints followed by bready bitterness, lasting long after finished drinking. Unfortunately, feel that beer is missing something... lacks complexity of flavors I was looking for.

M -Clean/crisp. Nice tingle on the tongue.

O - Disappointed on first attempt. Usually a big fan of Stone products, so I gave it another try. Had a better impression the 2nd time around, but still to do not believe this beer lives up to the hype. (721 characters)

Photo of Tenor
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was an October release (can't remember exact date.) A bright golden color and strong pine hops made this beer an excellent IPA. The bitterness was not overwhelming.

Very memorable. Served from a Chimay chalice between 40-45.

I am looking forward to another one of these. (278 characters)

Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4.20.15

Clear straw with an orange hue and a huge white head. Pine resin, some citrus and a smack of mango in the aroma, which also carry over to the taste. Decently bitter -- but not as devastatingly dank as one might hope. A slight creaminess to the mouthfeel, and a small but noticeable alcohol punch. This is a good beer, but the bar for great DIPAs is so high these days, it just doesn't measure up. (408 characters)

Photo of BLACKENEDPLAGUE
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(7th batch, consumed 1 of 3 bottles on 4/21/13)

A - Pours a creme white head, crystal clear florida orange body.
S - Deep grapefruit/tangerine
T - Pungent tropical fruit (mango, grapefruit, tangerine) up front with fresh pine end
M - Gorgeously silky, medium body

Serving type: Bottle to snifter (298 characters)

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%

"You gotta try this" - the truth

Also, the beer does change from release to release, but stays in the same vein - very delicious, fresh, floral and slightly piney. If you grab this past the enjoy by date, don't drink it. Remember, they're always releasing new batches so don't sell yourself short. Grab the freshest and go to town. Grab two if you can, and always enjoy with a hops loving friend. Especially if you're a malt person. They'll steer you straight.

-hop head alter ego (484 characters)

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ratings for the 2/14/15 batch.

I've heard that it's always the same formula, but I have no knowledge of my own on this. Good beer, though I wasn't as crazy about it as some people were. (186 characters)

Photo of vitALEity
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Ive had almost every release in bottles in CA

A: Pure golden, pale, clear
S: When totally fresh, a few days after bottling, its the best aroma there is. So much heady pine, tropical fruit, citrus, marijuana, grass, nectar
T: Again, within a few days after release the taste is close to the smell. Its a bit less complex then I'd like. Hits you almost all up front and then dissipates.
M: Pretty good here. Its not as full bodied as I'd like but its good enough to deliver the juice.

O: When very fresh its equal to any of the other big IIPA's. Aroma is the best of all of them IMO. Taste and mouthfeel maybe not as good as others but its close. (646 characters)

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 5-17-13. Oops, I'm having this 3 weeks too late. Oh well.
Poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Light golden colour with a 3/4" white head that dissipates down to a dusting across the surface. Some lacing on the sides when the glass is tilted. A little transparent looking.
AR: Nice aroma. Hoppy goodness in a glass going on here. It's like someone dropped some pine and spruce sprigs in my glass. Dank, resiny pine. There's fruits in there as well like grapefruit, orange, tangerine, mango, papaya, guava. Crackery malt aromas pushed to the background.
T: The pine that was in the aroma isn't nearly as strong in the taste. The taste is more about the rinds/skin of grapefruit, orange and tangerine. The fruit tastes are rather juicy and lush on the palate, which is how I prefer my IPAs. Malts add cracker and grains to the taste. The tropical aromas are also a bit muted in the taste. It's still very good, but the nose misled me raised my expectations of flavour.
M: Crisp on the tongue with good carbonation. Light body for a DIPA. It's like it tried to finish dry but the juicy fruit of the hops sticks to your palate to leave it a bit moist.
OV: A very solid offering from Stone. Don't know if my opening this 21 days past the 'enjoy by' date had any effect on the quality of the beer. The tastes that were there were quality, but I was expecting a bit more from the aromas this gave off. And the body was lighter than I prefer. (1,457 characters)

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

APPEARANCE - 2FH that dissipates, foamy, lacing, amber, hazy.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, fruit, citrus.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A little carbonation, dry, lingering, astringent, effervescent, crisp.

VALUE - $8.00 for 1-oz draft. OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Another winner from Stone. (312 characters)

Photo of ElJacobian
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the Enjoy By 4.20.15 about 2 weeks after it was bottled - WOW...what an amazing beer. Amazing west coast IPA smell: danky, piney and fruity. A very pungent aroma that leaps out of the glass. The taste lives up to the smell- a perfect balance of dank, tropical fruit and pine needles. There is a gumminess on the aftertaste that, along with the grapefruit, pushes the bitterness away. The only knock I had was that it's just a little boozy on the back end. I can't wait to try the next Enjoy By. (500 characters)

Photo of hotpauko
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Update with By Pi.
Even at the end of the time period...last day...still very good. All the flavors of great hops, citrus and floral, and strong alcohol just flow right together and fill the mouth will fullness and an easy creaminess. Nothing stands out but nothing takes a back seat.

Extremely well made solid IPA. Surprisingly easy drinking. Awesome on tap. Amazing marketing strategy but easily accomplished with such a great beer. (438 characters)

Photo of kylelenk
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Splashed half in the glass and now just killing it from the bottle. A bit unconventional but why not if I only have a limited time to drink it.

Should have named it "Enjoy by the bottle"

A-Nice coppery color that you get from an IPA. Head boils down into nothing leavening just thick, resinous, sappy lacing on the sides of the glass. Enjoyed this portion from a snifter.

S-Decadent mimosa up front dominated by huge notes of champagne and orange rind mixed with fresh cut wildflowers and briar/thicket.

T-Aromas translate well into taste leaving just the slightest tingle of hops from this huge IPA. Booze, at ~10%, is very well concealed and could very well make it through the tightest of airport securities. It leaves one of the most satisfying residual flavors I've ever experience in a beer. Just a faint, almost sugary hop not at the end that is both thirst quenching and begging for more.

M-Very balanced. Not thick at all like you might be accustomed to with DIPAs. Lightly carbonated. Very easy drinking.

O-Beer was very fun and definitely looking forward to what comes next in the series. (1,109 characters)

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-A nice golden color with low carbonation. A very clear pour.
S- It has a nice balance of pine and citrus aromas> Smells clean.
T- For a taste it has a wonderful full flavor of hops to begin, then it follows with a clean finish just as the nose does. The bitterness lingers for a moment and then leaves your palate begging for more.
M-The mouthfeel is slightly full bodied but the finish cleans it all up. Carbonation is low but still apparent. One of the best balanced IIPAs I can remember.
O- Overall I love this IPA. I could drink this baby a hundred times before it expires. Good fucking job. (600 characters)

Photo of ricp215
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Enjoy by 12-26-14
Pours lite amber with 1" Head
Smell - Pine, Earth, Mild Citrus
Taste - Earthy, somewhat fruity IPA. In the middle on bitterness
Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. What you expect from a great IPA (208 characters)

Photo of Megahertz
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone Enjoy Bt 04.20.13 IPA, 22oz into a New Belgium Globe.

A - Crystal clear bright amber. Large, white, fluffy head. Carbonation working very will with the glass etch. Excellent lacing. Could not ask for more.

S - VERY bright spruce and orange peel. Surprisingly refined, high strength. Wow.

T - A caramel-focused, clean american ale with refreshing hop sweetness and flavor accenting the dry finish.

M - Medium body, slightly oily.

O - An excellent beer, and a worthy experiment by Stone. (496 characters)

Photo of jdhende
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 8/17/2012 into a FW tulip.

A: Golden orange with lots of lacing.

S: Lots of pine at the forefront followed by nice fruity and citrus notes Alcohol goes fairly unnoticed.

T: Hops, Hops and more hops. What more would you expect from a DIPA. Following the nose nice juicy fruits also hit your pallet. I also taste a little to slight malt backbone.

M: very easy to drink and very refreshing.

O: What a cool concept by Stone and great execution. This is my favorite Stone offering I have had to date by a landslide. As others have noted this beer reminds me a lot of Nelson. Which is perfectly fine by me as that is a stellar beer. Get this while you can if you can. (679 characters)

Photo of Rope
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

9-13-13

Appearance-
Golden copper color, but missing a fiery red hue I like to see in my hoppy beers.

Smell-
Oh my god, oh my god kyle. It is of that define ambrosia that I liken to a slight tropical bubblegum, with crisp fall bitter. This smell makes me scream, "TAKE MY MONEY!"

Taste-
I wanted to find more fault, I really did. It is one of those rare switch from the nose. I taste the bitterness first, and it mellows into a fruit sweetness almost ending in watermelon notes.

Mouthfeel-
A little weak on the bubble, but it is hard to detract from the delicate coating and flavor left.

Overall-
Second time I have been able to find this excellent series, and it is one of those fantastic beers that makes the whole chase and luck worthwhile. (748 characters)

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

This is for the "12.21.12" edition. Bomber dated 11/16/12 poured into Duvel tulip: consumed & reviewed on 11/25.

This edition pours a strawberry-blonde color: inch of head that is snow white. Retention is moderate on this one: lacing is present, and plenty of clous left on the sides of the glass. This offers a lot on the nose: very dank, weedy aroma is what I get, with a bit of sweet malt in the mix (faint bread pudding). Taste offers more of the same: weedy, somewhat bitter on the back end. This is more balanced than I expected: a bit of a sweet finish to balance bitterness. I do get a bit of onion aftertaste, but the note does not detract from the rest of the flavors. The high abv (9.4%) is well hidden.

If you'd have blind folded me, I'd have thought this was the new batch of Lagunitas Sucks. Honestly, almost identical in my palate's memory. A bit pricey, but high quality. (889 characters)

Photo of GrumpyBeer
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had the 2.14 bottle and more recently on tap. From the tap this beer was great. Pour amber orange with white head. The smell was outstanding with a good balanced pine and orange, grapefruit. The taste on this pour was wonderful with hoppy citrus forward and the bitter back end but the malt shined through and finished with some orange. I will say the bottle I had was not even close to this on draft. It was much more bitter and the taste just not as good. On draft this was great overall. (492 characters)

Photo of Mo_fro
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

Stone enjoy by 7-4-14 A non beer geek friend had this and donated to my fridge. I'm not going to say no because of a giant drink by date on the front!!
A- Hazy burnt orange color that you can’t see through. One finger thick cream colored head that was gone quickly.
S- A nice fruity peach and mango smell with a hint of berries. Also a mix of wheat, grass and bread.
T- The taste is huge! Lots of pine up front with a big bitter kick as well. Tasting some lemon and orange peel. I can also taste a good amount of alcohol at the end.
M- Crispy and smooth, the alcohol seems to cleanse the palate well and prepare you for the next sip.
O- Really good, probably better if I drank it three months ago like the bottle said too, but still good. I like how the flavor profile is so big and each part stands out on its own but somehow remains balanced. (863 characters)

Photo of Chcshammonde
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional. One of my favorite DIPA's. Better than a much harder to find beer here in NorCal, you know which one ;). Just my opinion. This beer is perfect to me. Will buy every release. (191 characters)

Photo of RockAZ
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Marvelous beer - Enjoy by date 8/2/13, bottled 6/28/13, drank 7/7/13. It just doesn't get fresher than this in a bottle. Smooth mouthfeel, awesome hop fragrance, dry and not very sweet, definitely leaves the palate clean like unsweetened lemonade or grapefruit.

Would drink this every day for the rest of my life, what would any other description mean to you? (361 characters)

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