Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Enjoy By IPAEnjoy By IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American 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.

Added by nrs207 on 08-21-2012

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a mostly clear, golden straw color. There is a just off-white head of one finger with fades to a thin cap with some larger bubbles. Nice curtains of lace.

S: A lot of West Coast style hops. Tropical flavors, mango, pineapple, citrus and grapefruit meld with resinous, earthy pine.

T: The tropical fruit flavors are here but more subdued than in the aroma. Just some citrus really. Fairly bitter with grass cutting, pine and herbal hop notes. A small amount of caramel provides a semblance of balance, but it is no match for the hops. Bitter hops and alcohol comprise the long, lingering finish.

M: Medium bodied and slightly oily. Alcohol heat is present along with mild but effervescent carbonation.

O: A great IPA, very much West-Coast style. Love the concept of the enjoy-by thing.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- Bottled on 8-17-12. Consumed 8-24-12.

A: Pale orange with a neat clarity shows a light and lazy rise of spacious effervesce. The head is foamy, 2 fingers high, with a generous stay of execution. Splotchy random patches of lace adhere to the vessel.

S: The nose is intriquing and complex with shows of sweet tropical fruitiness mixing with fresh wet citrus. Oranges, pineapple, mangos are the most notable with a complimentary hint of fresh coconut juice. Fresh pine hops come through along with fresh grapefruit juice mixing with some sweet caramel. A good amount of aromatic appeal and delivery makes this one a repeat sniffer.

T: Flowery citrus and grapefruit hoppiness is wet, fresh and generous on the first sip. Warming citrus mixes with sweet caramel, piney-oranges with a flowery bitterness that lingers nicely after the swallow. While the tropcial fruitiness dominated the nose, it is the fresh wet citrusy hops that is the showcase for flavor. Light indications of starfruit, toasted coconut and some fresh wet grassiness rounds things out in an otherwise nicely balanced, harmonous flavor that was tropical, grassy, with some light fruity hints.

M: Body is medium, warming citrus flowers are gently bittering with a quiet carbonation factor.

O: Overall a great aromatic appeal and equally well flavor shows a soothing complexity of tropcial, citrusy, and grassy nature that blends oh so well together. Kudos for Stone for getting this straight out from the bright tank to our watering palates here on the east coast. The abv of 9.0% is complimentary and never inteferes with the flavor or aroma like most bigger beers do. The aromatic hops and flavor is well refined and focused, which certainly earns high regards here.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Nugganooch
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler Fill from the source (past weekend).
Multiple pours into a Ruination pint.

*I will start by stating the hop aromas were impressive and overwhelmed the entire fill station.

A: Look is a pale golden ale with good clarity and a firm stack of near white head. Nice retention noted. Lacing leaves just a sticky mess and dries up to a light etching along the glass.

S: A ménage of fruity tropicals. Peach, mango, white grape, gooseberry, and a hint of pine. No real malt character detectable in the nose. The aroma is stellar and just doesn’t quit.

T: Fruity as all get out! Gooseberry is pronounced with a nice mango and pineapple tropic mix. White grape is a bit more subdued in the flavor. I get a bit of danky floral and grass notes with a suggestion of green onion towards the end. Very hoppy albeit overall bitterness is moderate with little to no astringency. Peaks towards the back of the palate. Malt is secondary and imparts a dry saltine cracker base with just a touch of caramel sweetness to carry through the hops. Alcohol is quite well hidden. This tastes remarkably similar to some of my latest homebrewed IPA’s which is just the way I like ‘em. Seems to have a good influence of Citra and Nelson with some supporting characters most likely.

M: Feel is remarkably light and smooth in texture with a big drying effect and crisp finish. Hop oils linger about wanting for the next sip.

D: Hats off to the Stone Pilot crew. One of the most satisfying growler purchases in a long time. Probably my favorite Stone offering thus far.
A must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Blackwolf
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into pint glass.

I tasted this at work today, so I should have reviewed this first while it is still somewhat fresh in my mind.

A- An inviting golden tone to it, nice head cap and very decent lacing.

S- I always enjoy the smell of Stones! Something about that Escondido water! This was a very gripping piney/grassy scent with a nice citrus backbone... Grapefruit peels scream out to ya when you are nose deep in this and that citrus hop kick just makes you want to bury yourself in this outstanding DIPA.

T- Again the grapefruit peel, a lick of mandarin and very grassy/piny taste to it. A semi-dark malty flavor grabs ya in the beginning and drops you in the end, the taste is magnificent and hangs around leaving you wanting more, more and more. The bitterness is perfect. I can't describe it any other way since I am lacking the proper vocabulary to how content this beer left me.

MF- Nice medium body, great carbonation and wet to the lips then dry to the finish feel. You can really dig into this one. Scrumptious!

O- Stone never disappoints me. We have been selling out at work and have been very limited on this beer. I am very lucky and consider myself fortunate to try this fine crafted ale. GET YOUR HANDS ON IT IMMEDIATELY if you can. Price shouldn't be an issue here, just try it, you will not be disappointed.

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3.51/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft into a pint glass at Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery on Aug. 26, 2012 (for $???) in San Diego, Calif. Poured a hazy orange, caramel and honey with white, creamy lacing. Great retention all around.

Smelled butter, light citrus hops (orange, tangerine), caramel, toffee and butterscotch.

Tasted lemon, grass, grain, wheat, butterscotch, butter and caramel. Very bitter!

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

After rating this, I think I had to have either received a different beer or a tainted one. Will give it another go.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Bottle shared by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - Big white foam settles to a collar and a few wisps on top, leaving plenty of splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body.

S - Super dank, with tons of tropical fruits, white grapes, as well as a hint of onion and chive. A tad reminiscent of Alpine Toronado 25th thanks to the hefty dose of Nelson Sauvin hops, but with some mild herbal notes as well thanks to the Galaxy hops. Malt character is present but understated.

T - The taste is a bit more balanced, with sweet sugary malts supporting juicy tropical fruits, a touch of citrus, and a bit of spicy chive and dankness. Moderate-to-lower bitterness level.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, and super juicy and resinous. Alcohol is also extremely well-hidden.

D - Wow! After a disappointing 16th Anniversary beer, Stone really stepped up their game here. Great hop profile and extremely drinkable for the ABV. I hope they make this again in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Cork City Pub at Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface if the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of pine hops with lighter amounts of citrus and grapefruit hops. Very light hints of alcohol and some caramel malt sweetness.

T: There is light caramel malt body for this beer that imparts a light amount of sweetness. There is a strong flavor of pine hops with some more moderate amounts of citrus and grapefruit hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers. Very delicious.

M:Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink. This is probably the best beer that I have ever had from Stone and glad that I live in one of the three states getting this beer. Hope I get to have another one of these before the enjoy by date. Little bit of a palate wrecker

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Photo of ehammond1
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Stone Brewing co.
Escondido, Ca

Clear orange with a small ring of off-white, soapy head, eventually leaving irregular lines and webs of lace down the glass. Very pretty, as are all of Stone's IPAs.

Well balanced, but bold aroma of juicy citrus fruits, some earth (onion? but very mild), and a little bit of pine. A strong, obviously fresh aroma.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as it's marvelously flavorful while being still balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. Big notes of citrus and white fruits combine with mild pine and moderate bitterness complete this IPA.

Medium body with crisp, high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable. Thirst quenching.

A very nice, obviously fresh IPA.

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Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 11,034 ratings