Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10,756
Reviews:
1,493
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
3,129
For Trade:
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Ratings: 10,756 |  Reviews: 1,493
Photo of stevenrmartinez
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of far333
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear pale orange colored with a low white head that leaves legs of lace rising up the dudes of the glass. Low aroma of honied mslt and orange rind. Rich flavor bursting with hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith. Subtle malt balance, but this is a showcase of hops. Mild bitterness, understated alcohol strength. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

04.20.17

This iteration of Stone's Enjoy By IPA is a crystal-clear, finely effervescent golden beer topped by a giant, off-white pebbly head; retention is good and lacing is excellent, consisting of thick, fine-grained bands and ladders. The nose is medium in intensity; it leads with biscuity malt, which is quickly overridden by a nice blend of grapefruit and cannabis with hints of perfume and tamarind. Alcohol overtones are deceptively slight. Up front, the palate is medium-bitter pineapple and nutty, caramelly malt; mid-palate, the biscuity malt foundation presaged by the nose shows itself prominently, and the hops expand to include grapefruit notes and a bit of grassiness. Perceived bitterness rolls back to moderate in the face of the malt onslaught, and alcohol undertones are considerable. The finish is a good hit of boozy, nutty caramel, and is modestly astringent; the linger is a surprisingly modest resinous pine bitterness that lasts for awhile. Mouthfeel is on point for the medium body, and is moderately astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, 20 days after pkg, 17 days before best-by)

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Photo of galwayjoyce
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

I can respect this beer AND see why folks like it, but I consider it average.
Stone makes better DIPAS. This one Unbalanced, thick, bitter in the wrong way, RICH instead of REFRESHING, and a lingering aftertaste I can only describe as...unforgiving. I liked previous years better (this was 4/20 {2015}). I get what they were going for...they just didn't quite get there.

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Photo of mctnoyes
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stebow1289
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 11.09.12

Enjoy By IPA pours a lighter gold color. It’s clear, and backlighting gives it a brighter, more yellow look. I like it. Doesn’t look there’s much caramel malt here. Awesome! An off-white head covers the top. It’s rather modest, rising to less than a finger in height. It doesn’t stick around long at all and leaves a lighter, spotty lacing behind.

The nose is alright, but isn’t great. It’s not all that aromatic. Needs more strength. It does have a rather prominent toasted malt presence. Not my favorite thing. Smells sweet and a bit sugary. Hops are definitely noted and feature a diverse variety of scents – citric, piney, a little herbal, and definitely danky. Hops are certainly the focal point here. Doesn’t smell all that balanced. Alcohol is noticeable, but isn’t overwhelming. Smells pretty good. More strength would improve it.

The flavor is easily a notch better. The malt base is very sugary and sweet. There is a bit of a toasted malt presence, but it’s more subtle than anticipated. I like that. I also like there’s no caramel malt! Hops the focal point and are very flavorful! Citric flavors of grapefruit and pineapple hit first. They’re followed by a mix of piney and herbal notes. Definitely dank and bitter. It definitely leans in the hop direction, but it’s a bit more balanced than you might expect. Alcohol is definitely there, but isn’t warming or hot. Finishes sweet, citric, herbal, and a little dry.

Enjoy By IPA has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is mid-range, but isn’t buzzy. Feels soft and smooth. For nearly 10% abv, this stuff goes down rather easily.

I really like the idea behind Enjoy By IPA, and the beer itself is really good, too. I don’t have many complaints. The hop flavor is a tad danky and herbal for me, but it is still good. In the line of Stone’s recent DIPA releases, this one falls in the middle. It’s a little better than 16th Anniversary, but it’s not really close to the Ruination 10th Anniversary Release. Easy recommendation nonetheless.

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Photo of Chilly_E
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

07.04.16

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Photo of Avasquez11
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mwilbur
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.20.16. Poured on-tap at the Escondido brewery into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with 1/4 inch white head with good retention and nice thick lacing.
S: Pine resin and soft citrus. Funky hay/barnyard.
T: Pine resin and funky hay. White pepper and soft grapefruit.
M: Light-medium body. Drinks lighter than ABV would suggest. Soft bitterness and subtle citrus sweetness. Mildly dry throughout.
D: Nice complexity and good drinkability. Not quite up to the high ratings, but I also imagine the recipe may change depending upon the date.

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Photo of Skor
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone- Enjoy By: 4/20/16 - Draught - 9.4% abv 90IBU American DIPA poured into Snifter. written and consumed 4/6/16 posted on BA 4/28/16

Look- Light cloudy orange, poured 1" head, retained none.

Aroma- TANGERINE! citrus, juicy (smells juicy), lost of fruit ester going on, Piney, Spicy, catty ammonia, and lots of hops

Taste- Started mild due to the temperature of the pour, smooth and easy bitters. as it warmed it became very earthy, dry, piney, dominated by tangerine and fruity juicy palate, nectar

Aftertaste- SO DRY, i liked that. Crisp, malty smooth, almost had a faint sweetness, assertive alcohol presence as it warmed

Mouthfeel- Clean, medium body, medium carbonation, clean, but unfiltered lingering flavors

Overall- Holy DIPA! Intense ale not for the faint of heart or beginner craft beer consumer. Alcohol and fruit flavors overwhelm the palate especially as it warms.

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Photo of smk1363
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of martinfletwood
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours goldenrod with a medium long-lasting white head.

S: Citrus, pine with a good shot of pineapple, the Nelson hops are apparent.

T: Big juicy hop flavour, unique tasting. Pineapple, kiwi, white grape. Mild malt flavour, something to certainly be drunk fresh.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy at times, resiny, crisp carbonation.

O: Quite an enjoyable DIPA; it didn't blow me away, though I was taken aback on the first sip. I haven't seen any bottles around here yet, hopefully they'll show up, so I have something to compare with the on-tap version.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.12.13
Stone Enjoy by 11.12.13
22oz

Pours a clear, light amber. Tight white head retains nicely. Average retention. (3.5)

Aroma is floral-hoppy, slight ester. Pear, fresh-cut grass, tropical fruit, orange. Pretty nice, though not quite as bright as I expected. Slightest bit of paper (oxidation). (3.5)

Flavor is not terribly bitter up front, but the bitterness does linger on the palate. Clean, no autolyzed yeast flavor. Sweet malt and light caramel. Heavy/dank hop flavors come through more in the flavor, as does the citrus. Simcoe funk and Amarillo grapefruit. Alcohol is apparent, but not boozy. Very drinkable for a DIPA, and quite warming. (4)

I waited until the last day this beer was "fresh" and it still tastes great, though I'm sure it would have been even better two weeks ago. I'd absolutely love it if it were a tad less sweet on the front and had more of a biscuit-not-caramel malt character. (4)

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber poured into a lagunitas glass.Smell is a citrus smell with oranges and grapefruit coming across.The taste is very Hoppy with a lot of Bitterness.I thought it was alright but nothing special.I didn`t find anything great about it but i`m glad I tried it.I`ve had 3 different Enjoy beers now and to me they seem to be all over the map.Give it a try and see what you think.It does have a nice ABV of 9.4 which will get the job done.

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Photo of Jjwilli2
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber, large head.
Massively hoppy aroma, big pine, resinous, spicy and herbal notes along with some petrol-like new-world hops. Some light clean malt underneath.
Clean flavours too, with a focus on piny, resinous and more petrol-like hop notes. Some slightly solvent-like booze notes.

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Photo of MrMustard2012
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillT916
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to review a brew who's shelf life is so short. This review is for the 2/14/15 enjoy by date. Light golden color which is unusual for a double IPA, smelled a little bitter and piney, taste was quite good, less hoppy and lighter feel than expected for a double. Didn't linger long on the tongue. Deceptively light for a double, easy to drink.

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Photo of RobertColianni
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 10,756 ratings.
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