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Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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Reviews: 1,415 | Ratings: 10,380
Photo of mpedara429
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review is done from notes. I had this brew while on vacation in South Carolina. I seem to have trouble finding Stone special releases at home. Anyways...

This review is specifically from a 9.13.13 bottle

A: Poured out a slightly hazy amber color with one finger of white head. Not much retention or lacing to speak of.

S: Big smell of pine, some floral hope and sweet citrus.

T: All the flavors found in the smell but not as potent as I would have expected. The background flavor is of biscuit and pineapple.

M: Medium, creamy body with a lighter and softer carb.

O:These "Enjoy By" brews are wonderful. Also tried a Enjoy By 4.21.13 on tap in prior experience and was very impressed. 9.3 abv and you can hardly tell. A very smooth DIPA that is great to sip on. I would definitely go out of my way for one of these.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is quite a beer. The smell is fresh dank piney grapefruit hops. Some noticable onion smell. The taste is a bit sweet wih some bitter citrus. Very flavorful and the alcohol is well hidden. nb

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Photo of bcheng
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoy By 09-13-13: My second tasting of this fantastic DIPA . Great hoppy, pine aroma, balance and you can truly taste the freshness. The alcohol is a bit high, but to me, the bottle is just the right amount for personal consumption. But, the price went up at our local wine store... I hope it's not going to get more expensive so I can hord a bunch of these without breaking my bank.

Enjoy By 05-17-13: What a nice IPA, crisp, perfect for a Spring day evening. Not technical, but just a note to say I enjoyed the beer. I'm surprised to find it in the local wine store, but they had a couple of cases that came in yesterday (unannounced, of course), so I grabbed a case and will finish it by the date. High ABV, so my score may be skewed.

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Photo of bareju
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a beautiful clear gold, white head quickly dissipates.

S: Citrus and floral hops, nice and strong.

T: A wonderful mix of citrus and floral characters, with just enough pine to balance out the sweet honey malts.

M: Medium body, medium low carb, matches nicely with taste. This is a pretty big beer, not an easy drinker.

O: I can feel the alcoholic warmth, was confused until I looked it up and saw that it is 9.4%... Hides the alcohol really well, hidden by the bitter pine finish. I was expecting this to be more in the 6-7% range, the value is much better as a high ABV beer. Not as in your face flavor as most IPAs that are this strong... Man this is a good beer. If you see it, grab it. There's a reason Stone is legendary for making IPAs.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a tall Riedel Pilsner glass.

Pours crystal clear with a nice bright white head. Lots of lacing. Smell is unremarkable. Moderately sweet up front, followed by a sharply bitter back. Bitterness is akin to grapefruit peel. Has a great texture and weight -- crisp due to great carbonation with a medium body.

This is a great beer, but lacks aroma. Tastes very good, but that 'something special' is missing to make it a great beer.

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Photo of mfavoino
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber at Tacoma Boys in Puyallup, WA. Enjoyed on 18 Jan 13.

A: Clear dark gold color with a two finger head and lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Very dank hops, herbal, grassy, floral. Wonderful aroma and fresh scent.

T: Very much a hopbomb through and through with the piney and floral flavors coming out the most. Light pale malt backbone and then aggressive pine hop finish.

M: Smooth and drinkable, bitter hop bite finish.

O: A very cool idea and lived up to the freshness guarantee. Still better IPAs and DIPAs that I can get on a more regular basis.

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Photo of tito42
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Enjoy by 4/20/2013.

A: Clear, golden, light and foamy white head. Fairly active carbonation.

S: Beautifully strong bouquet of piney hops, grapefruit, green grass, and a hint of lemon zest. The freshness really comes through in the nose of this one.

T: Malt backbone with bright citrus hops, grapefruit, cut grass, juniper, and white pepper.

M: A bit oily, medium-bodied. Fresh hops but doesn't rip your tongue off with bitterness like some of Stone's double IPAs.

O: Cool concept, reasonably priced for the freshness and demand for unique beers in my area, and a pretty good Double IPA to boot.

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Photo of Gryphon69
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pint bottle

2-14-14

A- Pours a clear honey yellow with a hue of orange, carbonation throughout, Nice white fluffy head that laces and sticks on the sides. Nice bright colors.

S- Grapefruit, hops, oranges, crisp clean grass and hints of pine. All kinds of goodness to the nose.

T- Very much like the nose, just as crisp and clean with a bright hoppy slightly bitter finish, very good.

M- Light body, decent carbonation, clean. Slight bitterness that is from start to finish.

O- Very impressive from the full sensory overload to the nose, to the crisp bitter taste.

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a: beautiful honey in color. Absolutely no head. Lots of bubbles, but no lacing.

S: pink grapefruit juice. Grapefruit rind. Really really similar to Pliny!

T: extremely balanced, much maltier then I expected. grapefruit and tangerine rind. Slight bitter finish, but in the most enjoyable way.

M: a little thin. the thinness goes pages very well with this brew tho.

O: I'd love to try this with a ruination. another 10 from stone!

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a nice cold 07/04 15. What can i say but fabulous. The nose was Pine and citrus all the way,a wonderful thin white creamy head.
One of the better IPA's in a long time.

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Photo of wr3ck00n
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

(First ever public beer review.. apologies in advance!)

Use by 9.13.13
bottled 8/9, enjoyed 8/23

Appearance- Lovely amber color. Nice, thick, lingering foamy head.

Smell- citrusy floral scent, pine undertones, strong grapefruit when inhaled deeply, vaguely sweet in a pleasingly heavy way. Memory stirring, puts me in mind of summer and honeysuckle bushes.

Taste- Beautiful. Very dry with a strong hoppy tang, yet smooth. Somewhat tart but with a slight sweetness, like a hint of honey with citrus. Alcohol is noticeable, but not in an unpleasant way. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, but not too dense. Fills your mouth and washes pleasantly over the tongue, leaving a nice lingering tingle.

Overall- Love it. This is an amazing taste that hits all my happy places for an IPA. SOOO glad I was able to get my hands on these. Definitely worth the hype. Wish I had been able to get more than two!

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Photo of Chris33
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will definitely try the next one a little sooner. Drinking the Enjoy By 3/14/15 on 3/12... Still a great beer but could be better. bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. great feel and aroma.

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Photo of SerialHiker
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed the 12 21 12 version here in chicago...

Appearance: Pours a crisp deep golden color, pretty transparent…some bubble action happening in the middle…off white head forms and lasts…does look a little watery…

Smell: Citra hops galore…orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple explosion…some sweetness and a touch of paleness…this is all hops… smells like the fresh orange juice I just did in my breville like an hour ago…this thing is fresh…it’s a mouth watering aroma…

Taste: Massive citrus hops…orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, earthiness…some bitterness, but it’s nice…some dryness, like a persimmon…there is some floral hop bitterness in the after taste…sweet, pale malt is present, but definitely overwhelmed by all the hops…does add a nice backbone though with good flavor…

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…medium carbonation, nice fluff does form, leaving citrus bitterness all over my tongue…long lasting citrus hop flavor and bitterness in the after taste…smooth and refreshing, leaves my mouth watering for more, and I’ll ablidge…

Overall: Awesome! One of the best brews I’ve had in a long, long time…the taste is very fresh, crisp, light, full and awesome…enough hops to satisfy any hop head out there…citrus and pine hops galore, the malt does add some balance, but this is for the lovers… there is so much fresh zest to this, it lives up to the “drink by” concept…definitely head of the class in this ever expanding “west coast/american” pale ale and IPA genre…if you see this, buy it…then drink it…

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Photo of sisterofba
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

4-20-15-- drank twice in two weeks, just before "Enjoy By" Date. Also had this on draft (different date) some time ago. One of the best IPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of nUgZ
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4.01.13

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Super strong citrus and floral hop aromas. A little grassy as well. Smells very fresh.

T: Fresh hops abound!! Not as bitter and hoppy as I anticipated, but it's very well done. The alcohol is completely hidden.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O: What an excellent example of what a fresh IPA can be. I can't wait to have it again!!

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Photo of Czarkazm
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15. Pours the typical, crystal clear west coast style. A light golden honey color with an off-white, eggshell color. The smell is super fruity and tropical, guava, peach, pineapple, onion and garlic sweetness, mango, marijuana dankness, pine, grapefruit rind, honey malts. Nice balance and a great aftertaste, not too bitter. Its like drinking the leftover juices from the fruit salad deluxe from a company christmas party. Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, guava, citrus, dank resinous qualities, bubblegum, candied orange, clean malt sweetness. Haven't had this beer for a while but it was a great reunion. Only picked up a single 12 oz. bottle but its enough to hold me over until the next batch comes around.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance - large frothy head, beautiful yellow orange color and great lacing. what an IPA should look like.

smell - lots of floral and bitterness in this one.

taste - like the smell this one is quite bitter from a ton of hops

mouthfeel - those hops are aggressive and don't leave your mouth right away. pleasantly carbonated as well.

this is a very fresh hop bomb. stone sure knows how to make a hoppy beer

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Photo of MDHopster
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another excellent batch by Stone, this one being the 2.14.15. I'd have to agree with another reviewer, the 12.26.14 and a couple others were better, the first one I tasted being so good I described it in terms that I wont repeat in public. This one looks great, clear gold, white head, beautiful herbal and citrus aroma, strong herbal taste with citrus undertones, and near palate wrecker carbonation and flavor.

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Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours from tap at fabulous Stone brewing a light amber-orange with small head and minimal lacing.

A strong hop bomb hits the nose and tongue, shattering the competing sweet caramel and citrus in the background. The carbonation and body are overwhelmed by the perfection of hops and hop taste.

WHAM! WOW! This is hops utopia, and a real beer lover's delight.

The brewery is outstanding and serves nothing but the best beers in the world. Check them out already!!

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Photo of OldRickSputin
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can I say, Enjoy by .... lives up to the hype/rating.

I've had a few 4.20.14's and a few 7.04.14's.

These are indeed world-class ales! You can tell just by the lacing that this is something special.

9.4% ABV. <--- That can't be right! I want to drink this all day- dammit!

I would have given it 5/5 for every category, but I'm not sure that my palate is refined enough to qualify me to do so.

So refreshing!
So tasty!
Devastatingly dank!!!

This is one of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production.

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Photo of brydeen
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Batch 5.17.13

A: Pours a nice clear golden/orange color. Creamy, soapy, thick 1 inch white head with good lacing and retention.

S: Nice piney hop presence. Slightly bitter aroma, with faint citrus aroma.

T: Nice and bitter bite right away. Nice tropical flavors to counteract the bitterness. Mango and orange sweetness. Definitely juicy.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy subtle carbonation. Alcohol is detectable, but not over powering. A little heavy.

O: A good but not great offering. Tasty, but just nothing special. 1 bottle is enough for me at that price

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Photo of SplitsAtoms
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoying a fresh 2.14.14. Glad to get this again in georgia. The last we got of this was 4.20 and i did not stock up enough. Once you crack this bottle you know you got something special. The aroma is funky is all the best ways. Great appearance and nice fluffy bit of head. Flavors are citrus, pine and ripe tropical fruit. Bitterness dominates the party in the best way. Mouth is just the slightest bit thin for a double ipa, but it wont detract from the overall experience. Alcohol is there for sure but not at all in the way. One of the best beers i have had since the last Enjoy By. Cant believe my local package store only got one case (!). Great representation of a west coast ipa and i will be buying each and every botle i see of this stuff.

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Photo of itsscience
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.13.13 edition poured into a goblet

Pours a transparent golden sunset color with about a finger of white head that retains well. The smell is that of dank, oily, earthy hops, a bit of onion, lemon, grapefruit, and orange peel. The smell is amazingly fresh, so I would say Stone succeeded in what they set out to do. The taste follows the nose, delivering a resinous, mouth-coating blast of bitterness right up front along with grapefruit and orange notes. There is also a weird onion taste that detracts from the quality of the beer, but it's not overwhelming. The finish is dry and unapologetically bitter, leaving a tingling in the back of my throat.

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Photo of emount91
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drinking 12.25.15, pours a clear orange color, good foamy head that lasts a decent amount of time. smell is pine and resin through and through, nothing tropical here. smell follows the taste exactly: resin and pine, pine and resin, resiny pine, and piney resin, with a dry malt backbone. definition of a great bitter hop bomb "west coast" IPA. mouth feel is great, but I wouldnt expect any less from Stone. great beer when it's around, was my favorite Stone brew until I tried Thunderstruck.

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Photo of Guess2814
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer!!! Beside The Heady Topper, I consider this the best double IPA. This has a great smell to it. A beer you just want to take your time with an enjoy the taste. I can drink this beer all day. Stone makes some great beers. I thinks this is the best of there beers...

Above is what I wrote when I first had this beer. That was over 2 years ago. Lately the beer has become a Piney west coast IPA. I think the quality has changed for the worse. Still a good beer but not the way I remember it being.

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