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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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1,306 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,306
Hads: 9,804
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.23%
Wants: 705
Gots: 2,427 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.


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: 1,306 | Hads: 9,804
Photo of adam5454
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never had enjoy by until today 07 04 14. Impressed with the complexity of this beer. Will definitely seek this out again. Haven't tried in a bomber yet but on tap its amazing. Thank you Stone for all that you do and please continue to do it. peace out homies

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Photo of danh53
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent yellow/orange with one finger head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit and papaya with pine and bready malts. The taste follows the nose. Mouth feel is light to medium and super clean with not trace of the 9.5%. an excellent double IPA

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.25) - Lovely orange color and light fluffy head. Not crystal clear, but about right for a IIPA.
S (4.5) - Real nice floral aromas. I little bit of citrus, but mostly floral
T (4.5) - Really great taste. Very hoppy at the front, but not bitter at the end. More of the floral hop taste (like the smell) but a little pine,citrus, grapefruit, etc.
F (4.25) - Good mouthfeel. A little bit of carbonation bite, but quite drinkable.
O (4.5) - I'd never had this one, and wasn't necessarily going to buy it. But I got a bomber of it . . . Wow! I'm really glad I did. I really don't have many complaints. Good drinkable beer with great flavor. I will buy more.

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Photo of wiegs4life
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a goblet. This was the newest version of the best by series (by 11.12.13). I thought this beer was outstanding. Very mellow for a double. It poured like most IPAs with the golden hue with average head. Smell was good, but not anything special. Overall, it was outstanding. I was mightily impressed by Stone with this one.

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Photo of thomda11
4.4/5  rDev 0%

The beer has a nice hazy orange appearance. The carbonation bubbles are effervescent. It has a modest, but solid head and leaves a spotty lacing. It has a very fresh aroma and nice earthy hop smell, with a sort of garlicky characteristic. The beer is interestingly complex with a ton of hop flavors: predominately resinous pine, grapefruit, and orange rind. There is also a slight malt sweetness. A terrific DIPA; one of the best examples out there.

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Photo of MisterGone
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.05.14 version. Pour from a 22. This one seems to have more tropicals than citrus profiles found in earlier versions. Not sure if they tweak the contents for different batches, or if I am under the influence of what I ate before drinking this. The hop profiles were, as expected and hoped for, the dominant flavors early and across the tongue. Finish had a little boozy element to it. Would rather that be less pronounced (beer was at good temp, not too cold). Looking forward to next batch.

4.20.14 version: also tropicals up front but with a nice grapefruit in the finish, but with a boozy little pop right at the back announcing the 9+ABV.

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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 Onemoresolo
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Perfectly clear golden-colored beer with a perfect white head that dissipates into a thin film. Not much lacing, but a solid appearance nonetheless.

Smell: Citrus, onion, cannabis, mango, and Nelson Sauvin's grassy white wine cattiness, backed by a general tropical-ness from the Galaxy dry-hopping. Yum!

Taste: Follows the nose with some maltiness as it warms, which works well as a backbone for all the intense fruit flavors. The reminds me a lot of 2015's Gubna, which also utilizes Galena hops. Very good. Galaxy is definitely more in focus taste-wise than aroma-wise, which is great. Juicy midpalate with solid bitterness on the backend. Very well-done.

Feel: Medium+ body makes for easy drinking, despite how quickly the ABV sneaks up.

Overall: Another fantastic Enjoy By. My only other experience with this series was a small sample about a year ago and I don't recall it being noteworthy. This one is. Definitely seek it out.

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Photo of cfalls
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 4.20 on 3.05.

Clear gold -- no cloudiness. Head made of tiny bubbles, lots of lacing.

Mild fruity smell, hint of onion. Freshness is noticeable.

Taste continues with fruit, hint of onion, and super dank. Some malt sweetness peeks through. Bitter, but not more than you'd expect for a DIPA.

A bit too much alcohol burn on this one for everyday drinking, in my opinion. Also the syrupy/oily feel contributes to feeling of heft.

If you prefer dank/fruit hop flavors over floral/pine, this could be one of your favorite IPAs. Very fresh example of that style. For me it's just a solid option. I love the clear labelling and hope it sets an example for other breweries.

Also, this is way better than their old DIPA, Ruination.

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Photo of dougfur
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear, straw color, decent head. The smell is strong and nice. All hops, with a touch of that oniony smell/flavor. This one leans away from the citrus side and goes more for the dankness. Taste is good, just like the smell. They did a really nice job of infusing the hop flavors into this beer. The hops are strong, but the beer is by no means bitter. Mouthfeel was good. Well carbonated, a bit of body. All in all, it's a very solid DIPA with great hop flavor, even though it's not quite the hop profile I would have gone for.

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Photo of hoagzzz
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Picked up a case of twelve bombers enjoy by 12-26-14. Bought it 11-26... Five days old! Super dank and juicy. Nice unfiltered hazy yellow. Has a unique creamy undertone that I only recall from fiddlehead mastermind. Super high end shit. A privilege!

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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 mikeborglum
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured in a pint glass (OH NO!) Crystal clear bright amber. Large, white, fluffy head and outstanding lacing. Could not ask for more.

Very strong nice bright spruce and orange peel aroma.

All the citrus flavor you would expect and some sweet malt accenting the dry finish.

Medium body, slightly oily.

An outstanding beer and what I expect from Stone!

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Photo of drrone
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a very nice bright golden straw/amber color. Created a quick 2 finger width off-white head that faded quickly leaving some lingering lacing.

S - Wow, smells amazing. A great hop hit, with great grapefruit and mango accents. A little pine and malt there for good measure. It reminds me of Sucks a little.

T - More of the same. An great hop blast, with wonderful citrus throughout.

M - Crisp, light bodied and leaves a dry palate. It is smooth despite it's higher ABV.

O - The last batch (and first) I had of this was back in December and it really surprised me. This batch did exactly the same. This beer is amazing. Fresh, easy to drink and well balanced. Well done Stone.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoy by 12-26-14 edition… Enjoyed on 12/14/14

Appearance is slightly paler than a traditional IPA. However, it is beautiful with its orange and golden hues.

Aroma was immediate right when I popped the top off. I could smell it from a solid 2 feet away! Beautiful aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Definitely grapefruit peel and some peach notes. Finishes with a mild honey or syrupy-sweet smell.

Taste is definitely hop-forward. This is an aggressively hopped beer as is traditional with Stone brews! I get so much tropical fruits and more bitter grapefruit! The oddly addictive taste is the peach and mango flavors. Very pleasant. Middle of the mouth is major hop bitterness that transitions into a moderate alcohol finish. Carbonation is moderate. Recap: major grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors, then bitterness, followed by a warming alcohol. I would highly recommend this dish with something rich. I enjoyed it with a bacon mac n cheese and it was PERFECT! Everything ended up balancing out!

Overall, this was a better version of the Enjoy by. I have had this before previously, but this batch had a much greater emphasis on the tropical fruits, which I enjoyed. The only downside is that the beer wasn’t all that balanced. It definitely hit with the hop bitterness, but it didn’t have enough malt backbone to make it more well-balanced. I’m not saying that it shouldn’t be an IPA, but it needs a tad bit more malt to up the complexity and overall balance. I would rate this a 90/100.

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

Appearance: A beautiful golden orange color with a thin white head. A very refreshing look to it in which I couldn't wait to dive in. Didn't appear too heavy on the carbonation but it made it's presence known.

Smell: Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit, possibly a slight pineapple smell to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: First sip hits the palette with the taste of citrus...heavy grape fruit barely noticing the alcohol. Finishes smooth and clean on the tongue making me anticipate my next sip.

Mouthfeel: Hop oils sit on the tongue leaving a nice aftertaste that hides the alcohol. It really seemed more like a mid range ipa as far as alcohol and not on the level it contains.

Overall: I'm a big fan of Stone and this is by far my favorite brew of theirs right next to the Imperial Russian Stout. Very pleased.

Serving type: Bottle to pint glass.

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Photo of PatrickBeebe
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.31.15
Poured into tulip from 12 oz bottle. Finger of head. very clear, golden straw like color. Smells very floral. Like I buried my face into a pile of whole cone hops. No malts, sweetness or booze. Just hops, yet not overwhelming hops. Taste, well, smooth. Great citrus, floral,piney hops. Slight malt sweetness, but mostly hops. Not super bitter though. I'd say just anout perfectly balanced. Mouthfeel is nice; smooth,refreshing, bubbly, slightylh creamy, but not sticky or syrupy. Slight earthy aftertaste, but in a good way. Overall an amazing beer. Cant even tell its 9+ abv. Taste like a 7%. Very smooth, floral hop note, with an amazing hop nose. highly recommend.

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Photo of ElJacobian
5/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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

Living by one of Stone's tap houses makes for very fresh Stone. The pour was crystal clear with a nice 1 inch head. Lacing was awesome as it stuck to the beer glass all the way down. Has a distinct piney flavor and scent. Overall an excellent brew, I drink it every time it's available.

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Photo of TK5150
3.3/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Enjoy By 4.01.13

A- Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. Lots of lacing.

S- Lots of grapefruit, pine, and onion. Sweet underlying pineapple.

T- Big grapefruit, pine, and bitterness followed by a massive amount of spicy ONION with garlic. Hints of pineapple in the background, but everything takes a back seat to the onion. Dank, and not to sound crazy, but maybe a bit of cellar-like funk. I could see this beer going well with a dish containing sauteed onions.

M- Medium body and decently high carbonation. A bit of a kick to it.

O- Way too much onion, I won't be coming back for more. Bring back Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary :(.

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Photo of Bisco42
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 2.14.15
Very good IPA right here. Poured vigorously into a Palm tulip with a 3 finger head bursting with the aroma of grapefruit and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very full and filled with complexities reminiscent of grapefruit and florals. The alcohol isn't hidden but is subtle enough to be quite enjoyable. The lacing remains for the entirety of the glass and remains until completion. I will be purchasing another bottle of this before the 'expiration' date.

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Photo of CoffeePorter
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had the 3-14-2015 Enjoy By IPA

Golden amber like color with a small bit of white head.

Smells like peaches, very citrusy.

Tasted very fruity/sweet with hoppy bitterness.

Medium amount of carbonation. Had a nice bit of bubble like fizz from my first to last sip.

Overall, a very good IPA.

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Photo of sideshowrob
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at GABF back in October. From multiple sources, all on draft.

Its been a few years since Ive had Pliney the Younger, but that was the last beer I can remember that had such an aggressive nose-full of wonderful hop aroma. From a foot away you can smell fresh pine tree in a glass.

The taste is equally epic. We had this alongside Pliney the Younger (wonderful things happen at GABF). I know its an unfair comparison, but wow was EB over-the top in hops and piney mouth feel by comparison. Just a huge beer for hopheads.

Nice appearance. Superb beer. Wish i had one right now.

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Photo of vitALEity
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of BuccoFan
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 12-26-14 seems more piney and less bready than the 4-20-14, which was the last Enjoy By I had. Was not crazy about the 4-20, but this one--the 12/26--is a flat-out solid DIPA.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.