Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#206
Reviews:
1,519
Ratings:
10,892
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Rifugium
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This review is for the 2.15.13 batch.

Poured from a growler into a Stone tasting glass (one of my current favs), a clear, golden-orange liquid with a foamy white head that retained well and left some dots of lacing on the glass. An obvious hit of hops in the nose, citrus, pine, grass...fresh and good. More of the same in the taste, hop-dominant, notes of citrus, pine resin, fresh-cut grass, ammonia, biscuity malt base and toasted grains in the background. Medium body, fresh, but more oily than crisp--expected for a Stone beer. Very good overall.

Also had:
4.20.13
9.13.13
4.20 - Heady Topper blend dubbed "Enjoy Head"

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kegatron
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Served in a tulip. Clear gold with rich white head. Robust look. Big floral and piney nose with underlying tropical fruit. Plenty of bright citric bitterness and resinous notes tempered by herbal and tropical notes on the edges. Full on hop flavors here with incredible balance and drinkability for a 10% DIPA. Sign me up for a glass of this anytime!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on cask @ the Daily Pint. 4-20-14 sparky.

A: Pours a slightly hazed orange with a 1/4-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and cap leaving splotchy lace.

N: Plenty of 4:20 dankness with some pine in the mix.

T: Citrusy orange and tangerine, pine, with a herbal and faint hop spice.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation from the cask. Finishes clean and resiny dry and bitter.

O: More pine and bright citrus raises this up above the bottled version.

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Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle of this states enjoy by 12-21-12 (tasted on 11-24-12). Interesting marketing in this regard--absolutely in your face about when the beer will start to fade. In Boston, my favorite store had only two cases available. Both were kept in back for the "regulars". Good idea to produce just enough for us beer geeks.

Solid three finger head that settles slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a neutral gold color.

Strong evergreen aroma with a bit of citrus; some white pepper...all from hops! I cannot detect any smells from the malts. Still, this is inviting.

Starts with a mild pale malt flavor. This is completely gone once I swallow--a complete hop bomb with an expected never-ending aftertaste. If you love your beer very bitter, you'll love this one. The body is relatively weak when compared to other DIPAs. The high carbonation adds to this effect.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Macadoodles in Pineville, MO

Pours honey colord with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & semi-good lacing

S: Ruby red grapefruit & other citrus, doesn't finish as strong as it starts

T: Follows the nose, some pine, lemons & biscuitty malt up front. Some honey malt, pineapple, grapefruit & slight dryness as this warms, juicy as well. Finishes with grapefruit, a bit of pine, a touch of lemon grass

MF: Medium body/chewy, fantastic balance, warming

A fantastic DIPA, this is worthy of the Mayan Apocalypse, I liked this one a lot. Through the roof drinkability

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Praise be to Greg Koch & the rest of the Stoners! I have long been in Greg's ear about all sorts of wackiness, but at least their beers in CANs has come to fruition.

Yo, I'm about to drop the mic on some Enjoy By 07.04.17 in a CAN, yo!

From the CAN: "Defiantly Independent"; "Enjoy Now!"; "Brewed to be Enjoyed within 37 days"; "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 defiantly independent batch you have in your hands is no different. It, like its predecessors before, is a celebration and declaration of the fresh beer revolution."; "There is no better time than right now to enjoy this beer."

CANducting a Crack! & inverted Glug is just like riding a bike - once you learn, you never forget how to do it. I was doubly heartened by the fact that this one was marked as being "Unfiltered". No need to be gentle when the lees, particulate & flocculate are supposed to be in suspension. Two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, tawny head with moderate retention & I was there. Color was a deeply-hazy (but NOT cloudy) Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled of ... pineapple?!? Wow. Actually, pineapple & ruby red grapefruit, which is just a little sweeter than standard grapefruit. Mmmph! I think that I just creamed my jeans. Mouthfeel was medium, light for the style. The taste was actually surprisingly sweet with pineapple being the primary & underlain by the semi-sweet grapefruit. 8=O Finish was only semi-dry, making it all that much more drinkable. This could be dangerous.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Chucks.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head on top that left some thin lacing down the sides.

S: Very tropical, lots of grapefruit, very vibrant, with some nice pine mixed in. A little bit of caramel, but nice and hoppy overall.

T: Nice flavors upfront of pineapple and orange, with a touch of orange zest. The mid-palate is a bit earthy and grassy, with a slightly bitter finish,

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Lives up to its reputation. A well done IPA, very fresh (certainly as it should be consumed). Nice and fruity.

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Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/28/12 notes. Had this on tap at Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn. 12.21.12 version, served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy, orange-yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, grapefruit, resin, pine hops, fruity malts, and some tropical fruits. Very nice hoppy nose with a lot of citrus and orange; really like the nose a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, tropical fruits, pine hops, grapefruit, and some fruity and caramel malts. Taste is very bitter; hop bomb for sure.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a huge bitter bite to it.

o - Overall a really nice IPA from Stone. The nose is amazing and hoppy, and if you like bitterness in your DIPA's you'll love this one. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz brown bottle with an obvious freshness date. 12.21.12

LOOK: Bright golden hue, towering froth

SMELL: Ruby red grapefruit, asian pear, evergreen, tobacco, fresh cut grass, lemon pith crackers, clean alcohol

TASTE: Medium bodied, smooth, a little slick, hop bitterness, warming alcohol, grassy, pithy, hop resin, guava, peppery, rose water, nutty grain, estery, long hoppy finish

Absolutely love the concept, I've have earlier versions both fresh and after their "Enjoy By" dates and the age sets in relatively quick. Impressive from start to finish, a hell of a lot of fun drinking this ale.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Zaphog
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Sticky lacing accompanies great retention.

Smell - Juicy and citrusy hops. Orange and tropical fruits. Sweet sugars from pale malts. Just a hint of a green pine aroma.

Taste - Less intense hop flavor, but still high quality. Orange and tropical fruit flavors. Sweetness is pretty strong, but not overpowering. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet, smooth, medium low carbonation. Low bitterness.

Overall - Very nice. Just shy of great. Maintains a green hoppiness throughout.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 10,892 ratings
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