Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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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 OKbrew89
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a pint glass. Pours clear golden color with a two finger head that sticks around and leaves lacing 1/3 way down the glass. Strong but balanced nose of peppery, dank, and citrus hops. Taste is complex but redeeming with pale malt, citrus, pine, and dank hops with clean finish. Medium body and medium high carbonation with a perfectly subtle bitterness.
Fantastic IPA. Enjoy by 4/20 isn't over-hyped.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.49/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste: complex flowery hops, dank and dry finish. Same with the nose. Amber color, slight haze, with a refined soft foam head and defined ringed lattice. Medium/full body. This was the "Enjoy By 4/20/17" version

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/14/17, enjoy by date 4/21/17, actually enjoyed on 4/25/17. Poured into an oversize wine glass.
Pours clear golden without much haze, no sediment. A 1-inch foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Smell is of fresh and pungent hops strong in grapefruit rind, citrus, tangerine, some peach, and a little bit of spice (clove?) and pine. Taste follows the nose and is more citrusy up front, then mid-palate has some grapefruit and other fruits with a combination of bitterness and sweetness, and there is a resinous and oily quality whereby it crawls into every part of the mouth supplying different notes in different places. Feels fairly full bodied with low carbonation. Sharply bitter in the back of the throat and finishes dry but doesn't linger too much, and somehow invites another gulp. Incredibly drinkable at 9.4% alcohol. I loved it.

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Photo of Lahey
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a hazy gold. Light head and lacing.

Smell is a sweet piney honey scent. Very nice.

The taste is excellent. A very balanced ipa with slight sweetness and piney hops. Hard to put a lot of notes on it as i just drank a 120 minute ipa (palate wrecker) for this abv, it is a great ipa.

Mouthfeel isn't thin, but more drinkable than some super high dipas.

Overall a very solid beer at 3 bucks per 12oz. If i wanted to pay more I'd go with double crooked tree (darkhorse) or the implication(odd side). They are a little heavier. I like my dipas at 11-13%

Btw, my chihuahua stole a sip and loved it. She stuck her tongue out and shaked with excitement. Smh....

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(Enjoy by 4.20.17, purchased on 4/20 and chilled, consumed 4/21... poured into a tulip)

L: pale amber-gold liquid, mostly clear but with maybe a very slight haze... rocky, jiggly blanket of bright off-white foam, nice hold... a few jagged scars of crusty lace

S: orange pulp, sweet pepper, grapefruit oil... very soft, medicinal booze underneath, as well as some biscuity malt... maybe more than a hint of peach and a subtle overtone of old wool upholstery... nice little nuances, but intensity may have softened by the point

T: super citrusy up front, with a surprising degree of lightly toasty-roasty crystal malt poking out... spicy, peppery static in the middle of the palate... the malt stays nicely balanced with the bitter citrus of the hops in the aftertaste, but that could be due to the hop dynamics having softened by the final day... malt and spice goes almost snickerdoodle last two sips, mmm... bold flavors overall, though lacking any unique (hop) characteristics

F: at first, medium-light bodied and supple... softly oily residue with a lovely full-thorax warmth... excellent tongue squeezing bitterness long after each sip... the alcohol behaves itself - such expert execution... by the end, it's malt/hop nectar (filtered hermetically clean, however)... the balance is superb - maybe you could lay this down for awhile

O: the hop flavors are very conventionally west coast, but their depth, density, and intensity is fantastic... this might easily be their most flavorful, enjoyable hoppy pale (when young)... great marketing concept (drink by), though the 10-hop garbage still never does amount to anything interesting

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Photo of MikeWard
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 4/20/17, so right on the nose here.

hazy golden body, light carbonation, thick off white creamy head leaving very nice lacing.

a little citrus on the nose, a little dampness, and a little hops.

Oh boy is this one tasty brew. usually dank doesn't do much for me, but this balance is devastatingly spot on. 37 days to the day after being bottled. the mix of hops hits this palate perfectly.

close to full on the mouth, slightly bitter and sour on the finish.

overall, this is one of the most dangerously drinkable 9.4's you will find. Since Stone orders me to "Enjoy by 4/20/17", I guess I'll have to drink the other one in the fridge tonight. poor me. :)

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Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It is just after Midnight on 04.20.17 & I just happen to have a bottle to be Enjoy[ed] By today! I am a little surprised that I have never reviewed this beer before now, but no time like the present, Happy 4-20 Day!

From the bottle: "Devastatingly Dank"; "Enjoy Now!"; "Brewed to be Enjoyed within 37 days"; "Live for the Now, the present."; "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!"; "Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes 'fresh' - guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. This devastatingly dank stash of our dry-hopped, hop-bursted double IPA won't last long. Get your hands on this dank, golden beauty before everyone else gets wind of it."; "There is no better time than right now to enjoy this beer."

I Pop!ped the cap & debated as to an aggro pour or a gentle one. I went with the latter, followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl. This raised just under three fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a bag of sticky, resinous dank had been dumped into my glass by way of the bottle! I rarely indulge as I have gotten older, especially while job hunting, but I can easily recognize the smell. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a unique bitterness, ranging from tropical fruit to bitter citrus fruit to resinous pine with a bit of cattiness thrown in for good measure! Whoa. I wonder why my hophead self never bothered to review this before, Finish was dry, hoppy & a good way to kick off 4-20 Day.

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Photo of beerguy04
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark golden color. More bubbles than head. Has an earthy pine smell. Taste is lemon in the beginning, with an earthy pine finish. Mouthfeel is a little heavier than most IPAs. Overall a beer that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bell's Hopslam Tulip, this is the Enjoy By 4-20-17 bottled on March 14th 2017.

L: Bright , clear gold. Beautiful fluffy off-white head that has some excellent retention.

S: Grapefruit, dank pine, leaf tobacco. Smells super clean if that makes sense. Refreshing to the point that having this after work seems brilliantly relaxing.

T: The grapefruit takes a back seat, the dankness of the pine shines out well. Leafy hop also shines strong too, this is very refreshing. TBH I don't see why this is a DIPA, the bitterness isn't overpowering. I guess it kind of qualifies with the alcohol level and the hop presence. To me this is in between an IPA and a DIPA. Really impressive flavors though.

F: Medium body, good carbonation that's crisp. Some hop oils remain on the tongue. Semi-dry but in this case its nice.

O: Wow this is just an impressive beer. Stone continues to blow me away.

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Photo of BJB13
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/17/17.
22 oz. bottle poured into a be here.

An aggressive pour yielded three fingers of white foamy head that was reminiscent of a root beer float. The mostly clear, rich coppery golden pour left thick and gooey lacing whenever I tilted the glass. The nose was strong and somewhat pungent, predominantly grapefruit and pineapple with an underlying base malt aroma. The taste, again a little pungent and fruity with moderate hop bitterness. There was an ascending grapefruit
bitter sweetness (that I haven't experienced or noticed in other IPAs) that quickly faded into a bitter finish. I would call it medium bodied and smooth and I found the carbonation was just about right producing only a slight tongue bite at first. Well done! I am looking forward to the next release

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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 3/14/17, enjoyed on 4/6/17

L: Beautiful amber color poured to YETI, medium sized white foamy head, good retention, solid lacing.

S: Bold and sharp aroma, fruity hops, grapefruit, very nice!

T: Taste follows the aroma, flavorful, bold, strong, thick, exciting, fruity, hop forward with a pleasingly rich, lightly bitter pine finish, malt is just right. Bottle says "Devastatingly Dank", I agree.

F: Chewy liquid, medium to full bodied, resinous. Not boozy at all for a 9.4 abv.

O: Very unique and awesome, every sip an experience and keeps getting better throughout the session; one of those beers that you never want to end. Even though I like the Tangerine version better, I can't think of a regular DIPA being any better. Also shared one with a friend, his first ever DIPA, and he really liked it; he didn't realize a beer could smell and taste like this... World class. Also paired very well with a Perdomo Craft Beer Series cigar! Life is good!

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: this is without a doubt the brightest beer I have ever tried. Golden with no haze whatsoever. The head is bright white with poor retention. The short duration of the head is what prevents this beer from scoring a 5 in appearance.

Aroma: dank hops. Pine and pineapple.

Flavor: mouth-coating lupulin. Super hoppy, oily. There is little malt backbone – just hops. The label states “10 different [hop] varieties”; there are no specific hop flavors. No specific fruit, pine, etc. No alcohol flavor or heat.

Mouthfeel: this is heavy-medium, heavy even considering the 9.4% abv.

Overall: damn tasty. This is far better than most of the 2X IPAs on the market. At $16.99 / 6-pack, perhaps the price exceeds the quality, but this is a damn tasty and worthwhile beer nonetheless.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Enjoy By 04.20.17.

L- Thick soapy slightly off white colored head that stands one finger tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy amber colored body with a gold hue,low clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Low amount of carbonation,light amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get citrus hops consisting of mango and peach,with some pine and floral hops as well.There is also a nice dank aroma to this IPA.

T- The palate follows the nose with citrus hops up front ( mango and peach), floral and spicy hops in the middle,and a bitter pine hop punch on the back end.Dank after taste to it as well.

F- The mouth feel is medium with a sticky texture.Medium amount of oxidation on the tongue.Slightly dry yet smooth finish,with a somewhat chalky texture after the sip.

O- This is a very good IPA,I wish I had picked it up at an earlier date,it probably would have been even better.Can't wait for the next version to come out.Highly recommended to IPA lovers,and hop heads.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, juicy, & citrusy hop bomb with a malt center and a piney finish. Very dank flavors that attack your tongue. The taste perfectly mimics the nose. Lots of fruit, but perfect proportion to the hop presence.

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Photo of haines710
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4/20/2017 version on tap at the Winking Lizard in Columbus Ohio. Served in a tulip glass. Brilliant Amber color and wonderful smell. Taste is like a strong IPA that just keeps going. It is strong fruity and hoppy and the after taste is the same. Strong and smooth. Beautiful. A must for IPA lovers.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: [4.25] The bottle lists the ABV (9.4%) and there is a best by date 4/20 - duh. The beer is a cloudy amber color with 1 finger of white head.

S: [4.00] Big pineapple and dank notes. Peach and mango.

T: [4.50] Spot on. Mango, pne, dank resin, pineapple, orange rind, sweet malts.

M: [4.50] Thick and coating. Nice carbonation level. The bitterness is just right. It is there and lingers but is not overwhelming or distracting.

O: [4.25] I like the concept of making the name of the beer the drink by date. But it is not just a gimmick - this is a great beer. Tons of fruit flavor and aroma wrapped with dank notes. The body is nice and there is NO hint of 9.4% alcohol. Overall this is a fantastic IPA.

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Photo of stephens101
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pellucid, reddish orange with an off-white froth. Wait, you mean it's not hazy!

Redolent with orange, citrus and pine.

Heavy on the hops up front of course, but plenty of fruit juice, caramel and spice to balance. And if that weren't enough, there's an encore wave of honey-like bitterness to finish.

Goes down medium and smooth, but you will not forget it's weight.

A complex and timeless DIPA for old school hop heads.

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Photo of Bullyy56
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After having this beer on tap (today!), I believe this is easily the best IPA I've had so far.
It looks awesome in the glass, with a nice, dark golden orange color and a creamy head.
The smell is very tropical with citrus and pineapple right off the bat; the most wonderful hop aroma I've smelled so far.
The taste is exactly what you get in the nose, and the hop bitterness hits you in the front of the tongue but doesnt follow through to the back(which is nice), and the flavors invite you to sip some more (which I did!)
The feel is very smooth, not really heavy but not too light at the same time, very easy drinking for the 9.4%, which I couldn't even tell was there.
Overall, I'm glad that this was the first Stone beer I've tried, because we do indeed have Stone beers in Texas stores, yet I was afraid to try them. This is what a go-to double IPA should strive to be like. I'll definitely drink this again!

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Photo of akolb
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber with head that dies down. YUUUUGE aroma. Pine, grapefruit, sweet mango and peach in the aroma. I don't know what dank is in a beer, but the taste has powerful resiny spiciness, booze on the finish, assertive bitterness, and subdued bready malts. Incredibly intense and unique taste. A great DIPA. Heads and shoulders above Enjoy by Unfiltered.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure why this particular date gets its own entry. I wonder why that is...

Nice head, great clarity, and an outstanding nose. Citrus and strawberry and dank.

Huge taste. A big, juicy, citrus hop bomb with a malt center and a piney finish and aftertaste. A lot is going on here. This is delicious and is eminently drinkable at nine point four.

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Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- 4.5-Gold color, slight haze, white head that lasts a little while, lots of lacing.

Smell-4.25- citrus hops, mango, apricot, peach, boozy. Sweet malt mixing with the hops, but hop forward. Clean ferment smell. Retronasal follows up with the dankness.

Taste-4.75- follows the nose, sweet citrus up front with sweet fruit like mango and melon following up with a boozy taste. Lots of complex hop flavor melding with the malt sweetness. Dank hop bitter lingers but not overpowering.

Feel-4.25- medium carb, over medium body without being too heavy for the style. Alcohol warmth builds as pallet warms up. A slight creamy carbonation feel, not spritzy.

Overall-4.5- one hell of an ipa! Will buy again and again. No question.

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

Possibly the best beer I've ever had. I don't write reviews much, but this one blew me away so much I had to say something. Has the most complex, intense IPA flavor. The usual grapefruit, pine flavor but just more...interesting.

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Photo of Winzlow
2.47/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Copper color with white head / thin lacing.
This has the cat-piss element in the smell and in the taste (Citra?). Although not overwhelming, it affects the overall experience. Glad I got a chance to try it. Will not buy again.

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Photo of laketang
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

enjoy by 4-20-17
bright clear amber with a nice white head
some good lacing and the head breaks down
but stays around.scents of pine are strong and fruit
notes as well. dank hoppy scent noted
pine, orang and grapefruit tastes, not real zingy
on the tongue.just a tad of sweeter fruitiness with later sips
dense , chewy mouthfeel.but a clean finish.nothing lingers
textbook example of the style imo.

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Photo of HypemanActual
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

-golden and clear with creamy white head.
-strong hoppiness, with slight flavoring of peaches and tropical fruit.
-gentle malt in advance, then it builds quickly to a surge of hops. danky af.
-polished with bitterness and dryness as it wraps it up.

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