Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
98
world-class
10,704 Ratings
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:
10,704
Reviews:
1,486
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
814
Gots:
3,095
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 10,704 |  Reviews: 1,486
Photo of Ginepiece
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dcotom
3.64/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 10/20/15, bottle date 9/24/15. Poured from bomber into Spiegelau IPA glass. Beautiful in appearance, a translucent dark orange with a voluminous snow-white head despite a somewhat tentative pour. The aroma from the bottle was piney, but once into the glass the hop presence was muted. On the palate, some sweetness up front followed by a bitter, resinous finish. There seemed to be a lot of hop oiliness and bitterness without much of the actual hop flavor. Too close to the enjoy-by date? I don't know. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, but a pleasant enough offering and very (too?) drinkable for the high ABV.

 623 characters

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

10-31-15 edition, 12 oz. bottle

Poured into Pint glass, looks like an DIPA should look, and tasted great, have seen a lot of review about how 10-31-15 edition isn't as good, but I don't see it.

Well done Stone!

 212 characters

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

Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

 441 characters

Photo of Ragnar-Lothbrok
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j4mmin42
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had the 10-31-15 edition.

Poured a nice light-amber color with lots of carbonation and a decent, lingering head. It leaves prominent lacing over time.

I would describe the smell as a floral lemon-lime with a touch of hoppy pine. It is a sweet smell, for sure.

Taste follows the nose, I got a lot of floral and sweet/citrus fruit, bitter hops, and both alcohol and a touch of spiciness on the end.

Mouthfeel is,,,not thin. Pretty much what I would expect for a good double IPA.

It's a great DIPA with very delicate flavor notes inside the overwhelming fresh hops. I will be getting more, personally.

 611 characters

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow the reviews are low on this. Near perfection in my book. Nose is tropical fruit, pineapple smoothie, and the taste is a glossy hop coating of citrus bitterness with a slight frankness on the finish. No onion and really not much noticeable alcohol.

 255 characters

Photo of corkdork8562
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burtonryan
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Alphazon
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into IPA glass. The color is a pretty golden yellow with a thick, white head and lacing. The smell is a very nice - floral, hoppy, pine, with abundant grapefruit and sweeter fruits. The taste really follows the nose. Dry, bitter, biting, with both grapefruit and sweeter fruit. This is a classic West Coast IPA: big, bold, bitter, hoppy, and delicious! It is pleasantly carbonated and easy to drink. This is a great IPA!

 434 characters

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

07.04.16
A - nice clear golden Amber color with a white.head that dissipates quick
S - big grapefruit, pine, some garlic/onion, ganja, some pineapple
T - grapefruit, pine, garlic/onion, pineapple, peach, dankity Dank
M - medium mouthfeel, alcohol somewhat present but appropriate, aftertaste is bitter citrus rind
O - good old enjoy by, I hate to grow out of beers as good as this, but God damn, there's no limit anymore. I wish I was drinking a Trillium beer as much as I hate myself for that


4.20.16
Dank, dank, dankity Dank, a Dank Dank dankity dank
Yeah it's still.the same/as Good as always

12.25.15
A - nice clear gold amber color with a thick white head that seems to be sticking and leaving nice lacing
S - Dank, garlic/onion, ganja, mango, peach, citrus, citrusy hops, almost no malt character (there shouldn't be any)
T - dank, ganja, garlic/onion, mango, peach, papaya, pine, grapefruit.
M - light-medium mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste grapefruit, mango, papaya
O - great rendition of this awesome beer that comes out once every couple of months

10.30.15
A - Nice clear golden/amber color, white head that sticks and leaves great lacing
S - Fruity, mango, papaya, pear, overly ripe fruits, tons of tropical flavors.
T - Tons of tropical fruits, mango, papaya, orange, passionfruit, dank - ganja, very light garlic/onion.
M - light mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is citrus rind, passionfruit, papaya.
O - Another solid IPA by Stone. I can appreciate the fact that they switched it up and didn't make them all taste the same.

 1,550 characters

Photo of Redgoatman
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dvanistan
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious, smooth flow. Very silky.

35 characters

Photo of Segnem5
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJCouillard
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of soupyman10
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks exactly how you want an IPA to look. Copper color, big white head, excellent lacing. Nose is big, fresh, piney hops. Flavor is similar; big, fresh, piney hops. Not surprisingly, the malt is almost nonexistent. Not a balanced beer, but a delicious hop bomb, as I'd expect from Stone. Maybe not the most complex IPA I've tasted, but a tasty one. Really a delicious, fresh, brew. Would have again.

 400 characters

Photo of Bigdood33
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,704 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe