Enjoy By IPA
Stone Brewing

Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #39
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
98
Ranked #428
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
1,601
Ratings:
9,601
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2023
Added:
Aug 21, 2012
Wants:
  882
Gots:
  3,300
SCORE
98
World-Class
Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.57 by Beergod420 from Texas

Jan 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by magic_swaggin from Georgia

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i've had 12 other enjoy by date beers . they all were rated a 4 , one a 4.5 all were 9.4 % this is a hazy ipa pours a yellow haze with nice hop sell a great beer to grab a couple six packs// just had their 10-31-22 an it was amother great ipa smooth citrus and hoppy
Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.69 by USAF-Mike from California

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by not2quick from Missouri

May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Stone Enjoy by 4-20-22 Hazy IPA 9%. Smell is a bit dank & tropical with a little alcohol. I can taste a hint of alcohol followed by the tropical sweetness and nice hop flavor on the back end that lingers. This is another winner by Stone Brewing.
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by Thadtrick from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Patrick2012 from California

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance:
Translucent, pastel gold. Proffers up two fingers of finely minced froth that’s white as an untouched snowcap. Modest retention gives way to sudsy, webbed lacing.

Bouquet:
A mango, pineapple, peach smoothie rife with tangy Citra and bright, tangerine-sweet Amarillo, woven together with slender strands of earthy Mosaic.

Feel:
Full-bodied and thick with hop oils, the texture is given a much needed third dimension by a boisterous, peach fuzz carbonation.

Taste:
A huge chomp of just-ripe, yellow mango topped with shreds of candied orange peel. Then, lemony Citra and the tropic sweetness of Amarillo rise like flowers from the distinct, new earth flavor of Mosaic hops. Concludes on a long, low, afterburn of hop bitters and sauvignon blanc.
Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Enjoy By 7/04/21 has a very thick, off-white head, a hazy, orange appearance, filled with tan sediment, and moderate lacing. The aroma is of meaty hops and light malt. The flavor is of bitter, white bread crust, and fruit. Enjoy By 7/04/21 has a high-medium body and a somewhat viscous mouthfeel. The drinker will find a dry finish.

RJT
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by cwd from Kentucky

Jun 17, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.32 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2021
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Rated by Fenderbender0789 from Wisconsin

2.79/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
Weak for a dbble imperial Ipa. Lacking the daNkness it's claims to have. A wanna b Waldo's that can't compete.
May 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by WynnO from Florida

Apr 10, 2021
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Rated by thotleader from New York

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Independent brewery, great beer.
Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Stone Enjoy By 10-31-15, on tap in Ernie´s Tin Bar, Petaluma, in October. An excellent double IPA, brimming with luscious and fresh hop aromas and flavours, intense but not too extreme.
Mar 23, 2021
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Reviewed by frankdank from North Dakota

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Enjoying 1/1/21 version on 2/3/21. Unfiltered, but I would not have known except it was labeled as such. Smell is of orange, mango and banana bread. Taste and mouthfeel: Follows smell, citrus up front, creamy in the middle, with strong bitterness at end. But this is Stone. I've had better Enjoy Bys but the state of my tongue is always changing. Maybe I've had more good DIPAs since the first sampling of this beer.

Another DIPA (looking at you Hopslam) which appear regularly, but like an aging actor who has not realized younger and more sought-after options are grabbing the prime spots, refuses to lower prices. More people are passing. I saved $7 on this sixer by waiting two weeks after the Enjoy By date before picking it up. It was no worse, but not any better, either. And I doubt it was because I purchased it after 1/1/21.
Feb 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewing Enjoy By 01.01.21.

Putting all of this series in a single is a bit unfair because each is unique and some are better than others.

Pours a translucent orange with a small short lived head.

Smells of malt and piney hops. Tastes of malt and hops in good balance. As the glass warms light citrus and floral tastes come out. Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol warmth.

Medium body with light carbonation.

I have had several earlier editions of this series and my recollections are they all were more adventuresome and unique than this one. It's not bad at all. It's a well made straight forward mild mannered strong IPA.
Jan 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by o29 from Texas

Jan 12, 2021
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Rated by Mikemathers from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Never fails you can keep any least 90 days past exploration
Jan 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Jan 03, 2021
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Rated by DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Just had the enjoy by 1/1/ 21. Excellent IPA. Surprisingly smooth. Great flavor. Nice look and aromatic. Nice buzz. Will buy next year
Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by IBU_Hunter from California

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasted the Enjoy By 1-1-2021 sometime in Dec 2020.
*Looks: light golden colored, clean, good 1-1.5 finger head.
*Aroma: The Best aromas of any other IPAs in the world: tropical, citrus, floral, hoppy, piny.
*Taste: Superb! Complex! Tropical, Dry with good balance, Hoppy with good balance, Alcohol is so well hidden at 9.4%!!!
*Finish: decent crisp, hoppy bite but not overwhelming. The finish keeps you wanting more!
**Final Verdict**:
This in my view is THE BEST DOUBLE IPA ON THIS PLANET and Stone’s Best Creation. Best smelling IPA. Best tasting IPA with balanced hops with just the right bite!!! Supremely crafted, this beer should be declared a National Treasure.
Dec 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by Jodio from Texas

Nov 04, 2020
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Enjoy By 10-31-2020 IPA:

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle on 10-31-20 into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale amber, clear, frothy white head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Citrus, bready, resin.

Taste- Bready, citrus, resin, herbal.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, high bitterness, mouth warming, creamy, astringent lingering finish, average carbonation.

Overall- Fair West Coast IPA, hides the 9.4% abv well.
Nov 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz can, enjoy by 10/31/20, with the upsidedown gargoyle pumpkin/jack-o-lantern logo. Packaged RVA 09/19/20 09:37. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear gold-light amber with a tiny bit of chill haze that dissipated. Huge off-white rocky head that slowly died back to a thin skin across the stop. Plenty of fine islands and strands of lacing.

Smell: Pine, fresh cut citrus, tropical fruit, maybe some grape and peach, and just a hint of solvent. A lot going on.

Taste: Nicely hoppy, lots of citrus, pine, tropical fruit, some peach and pineapple, bready malt for balance, and a sharp bitter finish with pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, very smooth and approaching creamy thickness. Sticky on the teeth and some lingering spiciness on the tongue.

Overall / Drinkability: A definite slow sipping and savoring beer, and very nice. I would not mind having a 16oz can of this to enjoy in one sitting. Dangerously drinkable. I can see why people rave about this one. Well done!
Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 11202 ratings