Enjoy By IPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #19
Ranked #248
4.44 | pDev: 9.01%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA
Notes: 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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Photo of colts9016
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review #1405

I was digging through my reviews and realized that I have have not reviewed this beer. I know I have drunk several enjoy by, sometimes not by the date on the can. I saw this at my local purveyor and purchased it. This beer says enjoy by 4/20, I wonder if it has some other connotation. I wonder if this beer will have dank characters. This my second Stone beer within the last week. Time for the review.

The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pint glass. When I opened up the can, an immense dank aroma emitted. The head created in the glass from the pour is a two-fingers thick. The color of the beer is bright white. The foam of the beer is creamy and airy. The retention of beer is excellent. The head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5, pale yellow with amber hues.

The initial aromas in the beer are dank, musty, pine, and grapefruit. Nosing deeper I smell toasted crackers, bread, oranges, lemons, floral esters, bay leaves, earthiness, a subtle honey note, and a touch of pine.

The flavors in the beer are grapefruit, mandarin oranges, orange peel, lemons, pine, bay leaves, earthiness, honey, dankness, musty, bready, toasted malts, floral esters, and resin. I was surprised by the strong alcohol content.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and astringent.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-low, and medium-plus finish.

This beer has a lot of dank, similar to the green herb. The beer has a bright hop profile. The hops in the beer are harmonious. The malt is firm and holds up well. The beer does have a malty sweetness from the malts. This beer is packing a wallop with a high ABV. I thought that the malts were sweet, thus an indication of alcohol. It was a run of the mill type IPA, nothing special. The beer is about average.

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Photo of Singlefinpin
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this at home on 4/20/2020 Happy Holiday!
Poured from a can with a date of packaged on 3/24/20, fresh!
Appears clear amber with a nice foamy head that lasted.
Smells piney, citrusy, grapefruit.
Taste follows the nose. Definitely hop forward. This is a double IPA and not really boozy at all.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall, I would definitely drink this tasty hop bomb again, and you should too, before it all goes up in smoke....

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Photo of robwired
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20 12-ounce can poured into an IPA glass.
Poured a decent foam head, like, two or three fingers. Good lacing too. Piney and highly hoppy at 90 IBU. Coulda, woulda, shoulda been more danky, but I'm happy with the IBUs and 9.4% ABV. As a beer explorer, I don't usually buy six-packs. I buy singles. But I wish I had bought a second one of these. Good stuff. Then again, Stone does deliver on its IPAs from reliable to recommendable, like this one.

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Photo of Hooded
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the Enjoy By 4/30/2020 batch.
Notes from 4/18/2020.
Poured from a 12oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is light amber with almost 2 fingers of white head. Retention is above average leaving a nice cap. 4.25
The aroma is medium-low in strength and of peach, mango, grapefruit, and bright hops. A stronger aroma would be a big improvement. 3.75
The taste is medium-high in strength and follows the nose with a long lasting strong green hop bitter finish. There's nothing like a fresh DIPA. 4.5
The feel is medium in thickness, creamy, slightly syrupy, and is dank with a slight astringency. 4.25
Overall, it's a great beer especially during a pandemic with stay at home orders or when you cannot get a fresh DIPA from your local brewery because of the Great American Crowler Shortage. 4.25

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Photo of hophead723
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the 4/20/20 edition, the most 4/20-ish offering possible so I jumped at the last six-pack on the shelf. I had to stand in line for 38 minutes to get into the grocery store for this. Brewed 3/24/20.

Look: Classic amber body, flurries of carbonation majestically swirl to the thick and lingering head that is the color of white sand. The body is perfectly clear and the lasting head drags solid lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Guava hits the nose at the same time as a wall of pepper and pine, both competing for the spotlight. Underneath I detect caramel and bubblegum, light and tantalizing to the senses. The aroma-carrying head lasts throughout the entire glass, delivering the aromatic properties upon each sip.

Taste/Feel: Delicious hoppy flavors of guava, pine, black pepper, and light pineapple upfront with a zesty bitterness that tickles the tongue and is perfectly complemented by the caramel and cracker malt profile. As it warms, more floral notes become evident as well as the citrusy flavor of orange peel. The floral nature has an amazing and unique note of lavender that I have never experienced in a beer before. The medium body finishes clean and dry, with support from the ample carbonation giving an overall impression of lightness. It's quite rich but with the scrub from the bitterness and the carbonation working together excellent drinkability is achieved. The alcohol is well-hidden as well. A pleasant sensation of warmth spreads through my body as I gleefully gulp my way through this awesome offering.

Overall: This was very enjoyable. It is very drinkable and pleasant, with an excellent hop and malt profile. Masterfully brewed. I love how it pays homage to 4/20 as well, seeing as I am a passionate cannabis expert. I'm glad I snagged this one, it was meant to be.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20
12 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Light golden color, very thick foam head slow to fade with lots of lacing.
Smell - Fresh, dank and fruity. Juicy and tropical. Fruity pebbles. Exceptional.
Taste - herbal, pine tree and grassy. Pineapple rind but not as much tropical as on the nose. Still dank (4/20?). Alcohol present in the finish but i wouldn't say its too boozy. For the ABV, quite drinkable, not hard to put a few down. Carbonation is medium-light. Excellent balance because it is very hoppy but a strong sugar cube malt that all DIPA's seem to have. Bitterness lingers. No IBU listing on can, would guess maybe 85.

Overall, was it worth the price of 17 dollars for a six pack? Yes if you like an excellent DIPA. It really hits the spot flavor wise. There are better options but this is right up there with the best of the shelf IPA's. Grade is an A

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Photo of kookajamo
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By, despite its high price tag, is worth every penny. This one being reviewed is the 4.20.20 batch.

A thick, luscious hop bomb with barely any noticeable alcohol in the taste except from the warming. Very piney but still juicy and of course incredibly dank. Wish the nose on this batch was more pronounced but that's the only negative I can find. Delicious as always.

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Photo of paltemose2303
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz Enjoy By 4.20.20 in a traditional Pint Glass

L: Crystal clear and light amber color. Short head that doesn't stick around. Laces the glass real well.

S: Piney and resiny with some light floral and earthy smells. There is some sweetness, which is probably the peach from the beer's description, but I found that pretty hard to pick up. Aroma wasn't too strong. I could've used a little more.

T: Such a well balanced west coast IPA. Super crisp. First thing I tasted was a subtle malty sweet followed by some fairly aggressive hops. Most of the hops came through in piney resin, but there was some peachy fruity flavors too. Bitterness on the finish isn't overpowering, and the taste sticks around in your mouth kinda like a pine cone is stuck in your teeth, but in the best way possible!

F: Really crisp and doesn't have much residual stickiness on your teeth like some IPAs. Carbonation was pretty low with a drier finish.

Great beer! This was my first Enjoy By series beer and I wasn't disappointed!

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Photo of Freonicus
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good. Probably Stone's best effort. Alcohol well hidden in a piney hoptastic bliss. Spectacular lacing. Bought a 6 pack o cans from total poured into a standard pint glass. 4 and done.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smuggled back two cans from San Diego to Canada - Trader Joe’s selling singles. Amazing DIPA pours a hazy golden colour with one finger whitish head. The aroma is a hoppy pine with tropical fruit, orange rind. Taste sweet caramel malt, orange, grapefruit, peach, finishing with smooth piney bitterness. Mouthfeel smooth, astringent, slightly boozy. Absolutely great!!!

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1-1-20 version
On tap at Pies and Pints in Morgantown WV. On our trip to Harrisburg for Christmas. Color isn't as hazy as expected. Deep beautiful gold. Smell is very noticeable and fruity. Very smooth, almost silky mouthfeel. Very good!

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20.
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; packaged 11/20/19.
A: Pours a hazy, golden-amber color with a one to two finger, lemon chiffon head, solid cap retention, and sticky rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, pineapple, pine, and honey.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose, although sweetness seems more derived from cane than honey. Solid, spicy bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with solid persistence of effervescence.
O: First time I have had this and really impressed. Top notch AIPA.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The 01/01/20 version.

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a nearly crystal clear medium gold with limited head but excellent lacing.

A variety of solid and nuanced hop aromas greet the nose. Bitter citrus notes (white grapefruit mostly), pine resin, dank/weedy aromas, and touches of floral and chivy notes.

This version of Enjoy By has a pretty strong malt backbone that presents with caramel malt sweetness. The midstream is a melange of citrus peel (orange), citrus flesh (white grapefruit), white pepper, pine resin, lavender/soapy floral flavor, and hints of tropical sweetness. The finish is classic dank and weedy west-coast with some booze. Well balanced on the whole, although it seems somewhat subdued.

The brew is at least medium-bodied, but has some nice carbonation and dryness at the finish.

This is the first of the "Enjoy By" series that I've reviewed. This one is the most subdued on the aroma and the flavor that I've had, but it is also very well-balanced, and has a well-melded array of malt flavors.

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Photo of Mosca
2.45/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

01/01/2020 version. Not a fan. Too much hoppiness, too floral. More balance would be better. But, if you like floral and overly hoppy, then you’ll like it more than I did.

I’ll finish the 6 pack, but I won’t buy it again.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 1-1-20
32oz growler poured 12-12-19, opened 12-13-19.
1/2" white head on a clear, clean copper-ish golden IIPA. Decent retention on the head until it falls to a sparse cap. Sticky, spotty lacing.
Floral is the first aroma to hit me, getting some wild onion as well. I would say dank is appropriate. Candied orange and pine. Big malt base holding it all up.
Piney and floral...bitter citrus rind/peels. Sweet malt but never overly so, enough to hold it all together...balance seems good to me for such a big beer.
Bright entry, medium body and carbonation. Long hoppy finish with some boozy heat attached.
Very good. Powerful, bright, and flavorful - easy to pound at 9.4%.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Ron’s Corner Tavern Enjoy by 01-01-20. Typical color, abundant carbonation and little head. The pleasant hop aroma is light but refreshing. Excellent taste a nice blend of hops and bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and very tasty. Overall an outstanding IPA.

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Photo of bret27
3.6/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From can to glass. 14 days since canned.
Dark gold. Mostly clear.
Smells of pine sap and resins. Little sweetness.
Taste is same but with a malty silky body. Heavy bitter aftertaste. Finishing with heavy booze and bitterness.
Overall ok. Didn’t hide high abv well. More bitter flavor than any pleasant hop flavors.
Would not drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of EdHinPasadena
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(For the 10.31.19 version): this one is the best of the series since last year's July 4th version. Pours a gorgeous golden color with a decent head. Nice lacing. The aroma is pure heaven: some maltiness and resin up front, and tropical fruit noticeable. Taste is incredible: a veritable hop explosion, with peaches and those same tropical notes more pronounced. This is a dank brew with a pleasing aftertaste as well. Get it and enjoy, while it lasts.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.74/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

07.04.19, clearly not a fair review over two months out so I'll be understanding. Gold with fluffy three finger head. Whispy clouds of particulate. Sweet malt base with soft grassy, citrus, and floral hops. Some booze. The flavor is sweet, concentrated malt with grass, citrus and lots of booze. The hop character, I think, has faded, but it's still an enjoyable enough beer. While it starts out fairly sweet, the finish is dry with medium, pithy bitterness.

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Photo of bluesun
3.78/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently had the July 4th 2019 and not disappointed. Always feel comfortable buying the enjoy by..... Bitterness and hop flavor are spot on and golden orange color is very inviting.

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Photo of Amendm
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An easy pour from a 12-oz. can is all it takes for a finger of pure white froth with some large bubbles, long retention and sliding ridges of lace. Golden straw color, slightly hazy.
The smell(as well as the taste) features citrus and piney hops with rich crackery malt and alcohol in the the background. The taste has added orange(and other citrus) peel plus unripe honeydew melon The taste at first is neutral on sweetness and moderately bitter,this builds to a dry finish with high bitterness that lingers a while. Medium-light body, + average carbonation. Boozy yet sort of smooth, full bitterness and some spice. I arrived a little late to the party(7/4/19) but its still a very drinkable DIPA. West coast style.

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Photo of TheCurrantDateandThyme
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Indulged in the 7/4/19 edition with the patriotic red, white, and blue can.

Look: Urine; lighter than amber. Creamy and persistent lace head.

Smell: My sense of smell isn’t that developed, but I get a lot of mango and papaya.

Taste: Mango, pinneapple, and papaya give way to cantaloupe and honeydew melon. The fruit flavors linger through an emerging mild, piney, hop bitterness. The whole thing is incredibly balanced and smooth for a 9.4% beer that drinks more like a 6 or 7%.

Feel: Mouthfeel is light to moderate. Smooth and drinkable, not too resiney. Fresh, refreshing, and good for a hot summer day without being too light for a beer of this genre.

Overall, a very strong beer; better than the Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster, but a hair behind the Columbus Brewing Bodhi in my opinion, both of which I also sampled this weekend.

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Photo of Humanusfermentum
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review is for the Enjoy By 07.04.19 unfiltered ipa. Packaged in Richmond Va., 05-28-19.
A- Nice, lightly hazy amber pour. White, frothy, almost creamy, head that dissipates to a soapy ring with moderate, soapy lacing. Inviting.
S- Delicious, inticing nose of peach, pine, and a light, underlying earthiness.
T- Quality is apparent from the first sip. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Citrus and stone fruit flavors up front, chased by pine and grapefruit peel. A tiny bit of peaty earthiness and some maltiness in the finish.
M- Moderate, resiny feel with no syrupy quality sometimes found.
O- Excellent. Great balance, rewarding flavor...a sneaky pete at 9.4.

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Photo of defunksta
3.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the Enjoy By 7/4/19 IPA

Appearance: Pours a (somewhat clear actually) deep orange color with a mild, white head.
Aroma: Strong aromas of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, mango. Sort of earthy with slight pine. Alcohol and Sharpie is definitely on the nose here.
Flavor: Taste follows the nose with strong pineapple, grapefruit, and peach on the front. Somewhat weak fruit flavors though. Some resinous sweetness in the middle. Followed by a heavy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The bitterness is dank and piney and lingers. Strong alcohol and sharpie.
Feel: Heavy and resiny body. Syrupy, sweet resin and bitterness on the end that both linger on the tongue. It's like pine syrup left on the tongue.

Overall: Not quite what I was expecting. Definitely a west-coast beer, as maybe I should have expecting. Attenuated fruit flavors, or maybe fruit is just what my palate expects these days with the haze craze. Strong bitterness that lingers. Body appropriate for the ABV. For a triple west-coast IPA, its a sipper/drinker. Good rating here, but not worthy of the BA Outstanding Score.

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Photo of BassBoneBrewer
1.66/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Just got a can of the “unfiltered” enjoy by July 4th 2019. They ended up actually filtering it by mistake according to the brewery.

Hadn’t visited this beer in years, but I had fond memories of it! Purchased a 19.2oz can with some awesome patriotic labeling!

This was the worst thing I’ve ever had from this brewery. What a booze bomb, not just on the nose, but also the taste. The predominant flavor and aroma is harsh alcohol phenols that overtake anything pleasant about the beer. After three sips I had to put this thing out of its misery and pour down the drain. Honestly shocked they would release something this awful.

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