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
Reviews:
1,482
Ratings:
10,683
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed two weeks AFTER the said date (7-4-15) but was still good. Tons of danky grapefruityness, orange, earthy/herbalness. Typical Stone bitterness. Can't wait to try next time around when it is fresh!

Edit - Just had the 10-31-15 edition
MUCH better!! Super fresh. Dank, chivey, hints of tropical (peachy/pineapple) and hints of citrus. Don't get much of the 9.4% ABV although a little sweet, still goes down super easy. Very much enjoyed....one of the best Stone has to offer.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium small off white head that has good retention and very good lacing.
S-the aroma is amazing! Very Impressive with tropical fruits, very citrusy and pungent. . This is my kind of IPA for sure.
T-the flavor is all hops. Tons of tropical fruits and citrus notes. The only thing I can say in criticism is that it's not very complex but man this is good!
M-big body, creamy with a balanced and semi dry finish. Perfect amount of carbonation too.
O-this beer is just plain amazing! You have got to try this beer. I will totally be having this one again.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4-1-13
A-Poured into a snifter. It pours gold/honey with a somewhat thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing left and no cascading.

S-Hops, hops, and more hops. Citrus and some pine, but you can tell this is going to be one hoppy beer.

T-Citrus, with a slight hint of tropical fruit, with a more piney bitter lingering hop finish. This is one of the hoppiest beers I think I've ever had. The hops are fresh, pungent, raw, and in your face. I was expecting a more tropical experience, but Stone focused on making this bitter. It is very good and a classic version of the style.

M-Pretty syrupy with a touch of carbonation.

D-I drank an entire bomber by myself without any problems, but this is really takes a toll on the palate.

Overall, this is a great IIPA. It is one of the most hoppy and bitter beers I've tried. I was expecting it to be more tropical, similar to Hopslam and Sucks but it was not very much like them at all. This is a hop lovers dream as it is in your face. This is a great beer, don't get me wrong, but given the price at about $8.60 a bomber, I think I will stick to Lagunitas Sucks at around $10 a sixer.

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Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap on 11/21/13 at Stone's bar in the San Diego Airport. I'm unsure of what the "Enjoy By" date is.

Appearance: Clear golden color, good white head, minimal lacing

Smell: Very fruity and citrusy, very fragrant

Taste: Again, fruity, citrusy, lighter on malt than I would have expected. No indication of the abv. Complex, yet very drinkable

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, exactly what I expect from Stone for this style

Overall: Excellent, and a little different than you typical Stone brew. Focuses on the aromatic side of hops, instead of cramming bitterness down your throat. Very enjoyable, and I think they are targeting Pliny the Elder with this one. Can't say which I would rather have, but they are both world class.

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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 KeithE
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well I finally tried a Stone that I really liked. I think it helped that it was on tap and really fresh. Nice balance with citrus flavors but not much bitterness. I can't remember if it was tangerine but it was excellent nonetheless. The fact that this is a iipa really surprised me because it was extremely easy drinking. I tried it on tap in Champaign IL with my graduate so it was even that much better!

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Photo of hopsputin
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 10.25.13

a: slightly hazy golden orange, with some burnt amber. 3 finger solid white head

s: real dank. tons of pineapple, mango, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange zest. hint of clean malts in there as well

t: again, dank hops. mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and passionfruit. there is a slight malt character in here as well towards the end of the flavor. not too bitter (for Stone). the bitterness comes in towards the end and comes from a tea-leaf like flavor. has that distinct Stone flavor to it

m: medium, with mild carbonation.

o: its ok. i had an earlier vintage at Stone a few months ago and like it better. i enjoy that it is not overly bitter, but with the tropical fruits were a bit more juicy.

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

Ok people.. I'm not a huge IPA guy... I keep saying that.. but more and more I'm starting to enjoy IPA's...

Anyway... I tend to like double IPAs more than singles.

This one is GREAT!!!

The smell is pure citrus awesomeness... and it is one of the clearest beers I have ever seen.. pretty amazing.

WOW!!!!

The hops bitterness is there at the end, but it is smooth bitterness if that makes sense.. and so much lovely grapefruit.. man I love this beer. I'm going to go buy another one tomorrow... period.

This is just a great beer and anytime it hits Texas from now on, I am all in.... drinking it fresh and drinking it often when I can.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 10/31/15

Starts off with a pitch perfect golden appearance and wonderful frothy white head. Fresh is certainly what the nose screams of, incredible grapefruit an floral aromas smack me in the face. Very grassy flavor, unexpected but not necessarily unwanted. The flavor still hides some of those tropical citrus notes but they take a backup role for sure. Creamy, and sticks in the mouth but does not overstay it's welcome.

Everything I had heard about "Enjoy By" was certainly backed up, the grassy flavors are not what I am used to in an IPA but it works incredibly well with the grapefruit and tropical fruits. Going to be picking up more of this while it is still fresh.

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Photo of NateF90
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The 04.20.14 iteration was better than the 12.26.14 in my opinion. I was lucky enough to have the 4/20 version on tap at the Escondido facility while traveling and again locally at the Engine Room in Mystic, CT. I again sampled the Christmas edition locally on tap and from two different bottles. Every release is a superior IPA.

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

Pours from the growler a orange hay color. Looks somewhat clear but viscus. Lacing is pretty nice as the one finger head dissipates. Great looking beer and very inviting.

Smell really sets this off. Tropical, pine and grapefruit, with melon and slightly sweet caramel notes.

Tastes of a tropical fruit and piney/peppery note mixed with a subtle herbal quality. Fantastic notes of pineapple, grapefruit, grass, and what I believe to be a slight peppery saison feel. Mouthfeel is almost perfect with it's fair amount of carbonation and sweet viscosity. The roundness keeps this from being overly drinkable for the abv.

Overall, this is one of the best double IPA's on the market. And the fact it's label alone keeps it fresh is great.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

Stone enjoy by 12-26-2014 double ipa, growler purchased at CBX in Charleston.
A: pours a brilliant 3 finger white foam head, crystal clear golden body, some stringy lacing
S: tropical fruits, mango, candied fruits, sweet orange, light malt
M: medium creamy body, crisp slightly dry finish
T: grapefruit, orange, citrus, mango, fruity, grapefruit rind, slight pine resin, biscuit, light malt
O:fantastic brew, one of the best in the enjoy by series!

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

A clear amber orange with loads of carb rising, and a finger of white foamy head that sticks. In the aroma, I get lots of citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon), a decent amount of the dank, but, not quite oniony vibe, and a nice touch of caramel malt. In the flavor, nice waves of hops and malts that alternate back and forth from sweet to bitter, ending with a pleasant bitter note. Dank is mostly what I'm picking up in the flavor, which is great, but, I think the nose gives off a little more in the way of the citrus. Still, a very tasty brew. The feel is, above average carbonation, full feel, a little oily up front, and, quite dry on the finish. I can see why it's in demand. Nice stuff.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a crystal clear golden color. Massive amount of thick mouse like white foam. Leaves decent amounts of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

S - aroma is intense and just teaming with hops. Strong notes of lemon rind and zest along with hemp oil. Candied orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple follow while a background of grass, flowers, and toasty bread round out the nose.

T - light crusty bread flavor up front which is quickly demolished by strong rindy bitterness. The bitterness of grapefruit rind is balanced by fleshy orange pulp notes. Floral flavors on the backend with more grapefruit bitterness which linger long past the finish.

M - crisp, lighter-medium bodied. High, bubbly carbonation emphasizes the crisp character.

O - This is a fantastic DIPA. It just hits all the high notes for me. It might just be how fresh it is but this is going down as one of the best DIPAs i have ever drank.

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Photo of gabedivision
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler to a tulip glass

A- crystal clear golden amber, with a 2 finger pillow head, decent lacing

S- pine, grapefruit, lemon, skunky weed, very dank

T- sharp lemon, grapefruit peel, massive fresh citrus, alcohol, and more bitter grapefruit on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, extremely bitter, very dry

O- lived up to the hype, just an incredible hop monster of a beer with still enough malt to make for a great body of beer, just amazing, a testament to what fresh IPA's ought to be.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber, bottled on 3/15. 4 days old!

A: Clear, straw colored body. Typical of most Stone IPAs. Nice head and retention.

S: Citrus fruit cocktail, hops and a hint of alcohol. Just a huge nose.

T: Huge hop flavor on the front of the tongue, tropical fruit. Mild bitterness. Very light malt backbone with a dry finish.

M: Good carbonation. Really a pleasure to drink for a 9.4% beer.

O: Great beer. I'll pick up a bottle again if I see it.

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Photo of Cvescalante
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours somewhere between yellow and orange in color. Bright, clear with active bubbles coming up to a big sudsy head. Very nice looking.

S- Grapefruit, lemon, floral, even some pine punching your nose.

T- Lots of fruitiness, grapefruit, orange, lemon, kinda oniony spice, some pine. Definitely bitter

M- Light to medium bodied, very crisp, dry finish that kinda pinches your tongue.

O- Love the Enjoy By series. Always fresh, and never ceases to impress the masses. I always look forward to grabbing a few bottles of this when it comes around.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a opaque orange color with a large fluffy white head. Excellent retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma is a burst of citrus and pine, very nicely balanced.

Taste contains many traits of an excellent IPA, all contained in one beer! Pine, citrus and malt are present right off the bat. The citrus have a sweet, candied quality to them. Good amount of bitterness on the back end, with a dry finish. Definitely has a stronger malt presence than you'll typically see in IIPA's, but its a welcome addition.

Medium bodied and disturbingly drinkable for its ABV.

AFter hearing about this beer for a long whole and finally managing to get my hands on one, it definitely lived up to the hype.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My wife-to-be suggested dinner near a wine and beer store that is normally out of the way, so this was something I picked up. I got a bottle of the 7th batch, Enjoy By 05.17.13. The pour is a translucent flat yellow with orange notes. A fluffy finger and a half of cream colored head sits on top.

Wow, the nose is an intense blend of citrus and pine. Further inspection does yield some malt in there, but the grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pine car freshener smell are very strong.

Mango starts off the fun, then grapefruit and pine step in, pineapple, mandarin oranges... this is a hoppy festival in my mouth. Swallowing gets you a little malt, then its back to the pine and grapefruit.

This beer is perfectly carbonated, medium bodied, and goes down way too easy. There is no alcohol detected, and it's very refreshing. Only lightly sticky and not as drying as expected. Very juicy.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just grabbed today; bomber poured into tulip glass -- Have had many of the other Enjoy By releases, but reviewing 4.20.14.

A: Dark copper, but fairly transparent; very thin head that dissipates within a few minutes.

S: All-consuming, dank hop character; tropical, warm and intoxicating.

T: Hoppy, tropical and dank (sound familiar?). The beer makes no qualms about what it is: A West Coast DIPA.

M: Warm and oily with mild carbonation and a full finish.

O: I'll preface this with the fact that 4.20.14 is slightly different than other Enjoy Bys, but that said, it still stays true to the original recipe. It's more dank than usual, yet you're still looking at the same overwhelming hop aroma and flavors bombarding you throughout (in a great way).

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Photo of Philousa
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 12/21/12 version imbibed on tap at Tony's Darts Away & Original Gravity SJ. This is a review of the OG pour. Also consumed from bottle, negligible difference imho.

This is a clear copper brew, shiny beneath a dense white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is not what I expected, but it may be because this was served colder than normal. To say the hop aroma is strong would be an understatement. The biggest aroma is pine, but there's some grapefruit, floral, and lemon notes in there too. If there's a malt aroma, it's buried deep beneath all the hops, as it should be in my opinion. After a swirl, I get a solid biscuit aroma. The taste starts off coppery with white bread crust. The hop flavor is dominant as well: very vinous, earthy, and somewhat grassy. Bitterness comes smoothly, but it's unmistakably oppressive. There is some spiciness in the bitterness too, perhaps from Amarillo. Beer finishes coppery, earthy, and vinous. The taste delivers what the aroma promises. After all that, I thought: "what about the malt?" As in every good Triple IPA, this malt is just a stage for the hops. It's reminiscent of white bread and unseasoned oatmeal. The feel is balanced and finish dry. Although it's not malty, this is surprisingly balanced. This is a damn fine brew. Dare I say in line with Pliny!

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Photo of TheFizzinator
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is quite a beer. The nose is a wonderful bouquet of citrus fruits, mango, guava, and starfruit. All of the juiciest fruit seems to make an appearance but has none of the tarter and more noticeable citrus flavors are found here. The taste is much in the same vein as the nose but there is a very mild undercurrent of piney and resin flavors underneath. The mouthfeel is almost the best part of this beer. So smooth yet with just a touch of carbonation, on such a robust DIPA it really makes drinking easy and before you know it your bomber is gone!

Stone did this one really right. Awesome DIPA.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to the color of apple juice, forms a nice finger of white creamy head, leaves nice soapy lacing on the walls of my glass.
S - Mangos, apricots, oranges, tangerines, pineapple, grapefruit and hops, hops and hops. T - Lightly sweet oranges, pineapple and grapefruit upfront with a bitter hop twist at the end to round it off. Strangely, a very welcoming but incredibly faint smokiness develops at the end. Extremely balanced, refreshing and sessionable IPA.
O - A damned good IPA you must try if you can get your hands on it.
V - Medium.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this puppy on tap at bottle revolution in Raleigh NC. Was so much better than I remembered.

Appearance- Beautiful sunset orange with lots of bubbles streaming up to the top with about a half finger of egg white head that disappeared quickly. Awesome.

Smell- Wow. This is amazing. Smells like I'm sticking my nose in a bag of tropical fruits and hops. What I get is hops, mango, peach, grapefruit, slight bread malty notes. Just epic smells.

Taste. Holy crap this is so much more fruit-forward than the October 2013 version. Follows the nose precisely. Tastes like hopped up fruit juice. Just an amazing, and probably my favorite IPA currently.

Mouthfeel- Super carbinated and drinks dangerously well for a 9.4 % beer.

Overall- This is easily Stone's best beer. And that's saying a lot. Amazing.

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Photo of mnrider
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4-20-14

A: Pours a bright and clear golden/orange. Large thick off white head. Good retention
at first, but this does not last. The lacing is also not much to talk about.

S: Strong and fresh. Citrus. Pine. Hops. Resin. Pineapple. Hops. Dry. Malty. Hops.

T/M: Not unlike the aroma. Citrus flavors such as grapefruit and pineapple. Strong dank
hops. Pine. Hop resin. Bitter, but balanced well enough with malts. The finish has hop
bitterness and a linger of citrus. An alcohol taste comes through slightly.

O: World Class. Delicious. Hop Bomb. Great citrus flavors. Not too extreme which helps
with the drinkability. This beer is a must try if you're a Hophead.

Cheers!!!

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