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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

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Photo of azdback
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fourth Batch 02.15.13 Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright yellowy orange color. Crystal clear with many medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to small one finger head. Head is a tad bit off white and creamy in appearance. Lace is sticking just a bit and does an okay job down to the bottom.

Smell is wonderful!! Lots of citrus, orange, pink grapefruit. Some pineapple and even some mango. Pine sap as well. Some kind of sweet malt smells but no hint of earth or grass. This is about as close of a nose to Abrasive I have smelled. Quite nice.

Taste is very bright and fruity. Juicy I would like to say. Many of the tastes are as the nose pointed me. Sweet orange, and pineapple. The grapefruit is more on the bitter side of a yellow grapefruit. There is a big tongue lashing pine resin to it and sweet as well. I am not getting any of sources of the sweetness like huge malts. There is just a hint of the alcohol at the end.

Mouth is wonderful. Creamy feel with medium carbonation. Body is smooth and rich. Finish is quite long with just a smidge of alcohol burn. Fantastic mouth!!

Overall I must say this is fantastic IIPA. Stone has made a statement with this brew and that is to get an IPA out to distro and into my belly as quick as possible. They don't win if this is successful I do. And the beer is fantastic with huge hop profiles that scream fresh West Coast IIPA. Cheers to Greg and the crew!

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 2.15.13 opened on 1.25.13.

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a small, light tan head with good retention.

S - Very grassy, like fresh mowed lawn, some slight grapefruit.

T - Grass, light citrus, grapefruit again.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Lots of grass, a touch of bitter, but pretty good.

Edit: 4.20.13 batch

More bready and sweet than the previous bottle. Sticky and chewy in the mouth. I prefer the previous batch.

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Photo of searsclone
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

02.15.13 version from a bottle. Poured into a wine, er, beer glass

crystal clear copper color with champagne like bubbles that form a long lasting tan head with great lace.

smell is caramel, pine, skunk (in a good way), sweet fruit, and, dare I say, beef jerky?. The warmer it gets, the better is smells.

Taste is caramel perfectly balanced with piney hops, then some honey, and sweet fruit. Maybe a touch of dark chocolate in the finish? Alcohol is completely hidden within the flavors.

Mouth, when colder, is crispy and smooth. Prickly and medium bodied with a dry and warming finish. As it warms a bit, it gets less crispy, and more velvety.

Overall, a great IPA. Extremely easy to drink, and definitely worth the hype. A must try if you get the chance.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Enjoy by 15 February 2013.

A: Pellucid gold, with sticky whiteish lacing clinging to the edges of the glass.

S: Disappointingly, considering the presumed hop profile, it's full of chives. Slight citrus (tangerines), but generally, blegh.

T: It's like you made a clementine popsicle (those ones you make as children out of orange juice concentrate) but then someone snuck in some hops and melted it then carbonated it and then bottled it. It's pretty damn tasty, deceptively strong, and surprisingly soft on the finish, not bitterly dry at all. The endtaste has all the tropical hops for which I'd hoped, papaya and grapefruit and oh my! Tasty.

M: Full, subtle, and nice.

O: I'm a little on the fence about this one. It's a pretty great DIPA, but it wasn't quite as good as I'd hoped. Recommended, certainly, but I'm not sure the hype is deserved? I'd love to try it fresh on-tap.

Hops (for 2012 version): Super-Galena for bittering. Simcoe, Delta, and Amarillo, then whirpool-hopped with Motueka, Citra, Cascade. Dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy.

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Photo of ajramirez1
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4. 2/15/12 Enjoy By. Had this on tap initially in 12oz glass than had it in bottle poured in a snifter. Taste really good on tap, really smooth, a bit hoppy but had a good balance. For 9.4% it was really tasty. In bottle, same result, its pretty damn good and worth the hype in my opinion. Really fresh beer and so far my favorite stone beer.
Try this blitch.

A-

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Photo of mntlover
3.53/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale clear orange color with lots of bubbles sticking to my glass. Nice fluffy off white head that falls to a ring with some nice lace.

Aroma is bright citrus, pine fresh hops. Not much malts. Overall not what i would expect from Stone descent but not mind blowing.

Taste is like the aroma not much malts noticed just bright hops fruity mango, tobacco notes with pine resin notes in the finish. whole thing seems light for Stone even hops are not over the top body even seems light, would of never guessed this one was more then 6%.

Mouthfeel is light for a double IPA carbonation is light side.

Overall not bad just not as good as I was expecting.

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Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is the Enjoy by 2/15/13. Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a very clean, clear medium gold color with about 3/4 inch of off-white head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The aroma featured a lot of piney hops, and had some citrus notes as well. There was no real malt in the aroma. The flavors were basically the same, many bright hops all across the tongue, no balancing malt flavors, and a bitter citrus finish.

The body was good, even and clean, but was a bit thin for my preferences. Drinkability was good, if you're in the mood for a nice IPA, you won't go wrong with a couple of these. Overall, a nice example of the style, but one that's not particularly special or notable. I suspect the high ratings here are partially the result of hype over the marketing gimmick. Worth trying if you see a batch.

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Photo of vandemonian
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the fourth batch of Stone Enjoy By. It was a very interesting and delicious IPA. It's a bit different in the sense that it emphasises weed and umami flavours.

A: Yellow orange with a 5 mm head. 4

S: Spicy hops and some sweetness. 4

T: Spicy hops and malty too. Basically, it tastes a lot like weed too. There is also some really strong umami flavour. Some lemongrass hopiness in there too. 4.5

M. Foamy. 4

O: 4

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Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fourth batch - 02.15.13 bottle poured into a tulip

I had this on tap at Churchkey and had to pick up a few bombers at Whole Foods.

A-Deep golden amber with a half finger of off white head

S-Strong hops, pine, malt, citrus and tropical fruits, floral notes

T-Fresh hop taste, strong but not overwhelming with a background of citrus and a light malty finish

M-Smooth with a medium body and light carbonation

O-Delicious hoppy beer. I love Stone brews and I think this is my favorite yet. It's really fresh and hoppy with a good balance between the bitter, citrus and malt.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, bright golden orange with a white, half finger head and sub-par retention. Fair, somewhat spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma hits on ruby red grapefruit, touches of pineapple, peppery spice and pine. Faint astringency.

Taste - Big, bittersweet ruby red grapefruit character. Moderate pine resin. Hints of pepper. Malts aren't tasted so much as they are felt, though they definitely contribute to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky, though smooth going down.

Overall - I can't help but think Lagunitas when drinking this beer. Reminds me of Sucks, without the more definitive malt backbone. Definitely scratches the same itch. Great beer, but for the price, I'll stick with Sucks.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, malt, floral and orange hints

T-caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange, floral, nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-a great concept by Stone and good execution on the DIPA

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Photo of mfavoino
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber at Tacoma Boys in Puyallup, WA. Enjoyed on 18 Jan 13.

A: Clear dark gold color with a two finger head and lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Very dank hops, herbal, grassy, floral. Wonderful aroma and fresh scent.

T: Very much a hopbomb through and through with the piney and floral flavors coming out the most. Light pale malt backbone and then aggressive pine hop finish.

M: Smooth and drinkable, bitter hop bite finish.

O: A very cool idea and lived up to the freshness guarantee. Still better IPAs and DIPAs that I can get on a more regular basis.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
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 olfolxholme
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle of 4.1.13 into a Duvel tulip

A - Big fluffy white head atop a gold/orange ever so slightly hazy beer. Bits of lacing, great head retention. Very nice.

S - Citrus rind, resin... basically an awesome hop explosion. Just a joy.

T - Just enough malt, but definitely hop forward. Grassy, citrusy, pine, resin, blah blah blah. It's all there. Hints of vanilla. So good.

M - Nice carbonation level. Feel great on the palate.

O - This one is probably worth the hype. I also had the 12.12.12 batch... I would consider this a Must Try beer for fans of the style, and probably just about anyone else. Really really good.

52

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was potent right from lift off. A hop bouquet of citrus, mostly of sutle tangerine and maybe pineapple. Malts are sweet and bready.
Equally enticing is the appearance. Brilliant clarity in this autumn amber. A fine head sits on top which has a dense and solid body. Retention is good in that the head lingers and refreshs easily with a gentile swirl. Sticky lacing on the glass as the beer level drops (which is common when I drink) and gentil carbonation.
Taste is sweet and bitter. A very hoppy ale and is equally bitter, sweet malts counteract the bitters a tad.
Flows easy across the palette with minimal effort and finishes again sweet and bitter that lingers well into the aftertaste.
Everthing works for this beer, aroma appearance and taste. I applaud Stone for thier attempt to ensure fresh beer. I get tired of buying premium beer at premium prices only to have it stale or old. PUT THE DAMN DATE ON THE DAMN BOTTLE.

sorry for the salty talk

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Photo of rapidsequence
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle from Ned's. Enjoy by 02/15/13. Bottled 1/11/13.

Appearance: Beautiful clear golden orange with foamy off white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Ridiculous amounts of citrus and tropical fruit hops and a big whiff of dank. A touch of sweet pale malt aroma. Just fantastic.

Taste: A literal explosion of hops. Well, a figurative explosion. Grapefruit, orange, apricot, peach, pine, and sticky bud resin. Its all hops, but not all bitter. There's some balancing sweetness. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Avoids the overly full feel of many DIPAs. Carbonation gives a lively feel. Very dry on the end (the slightest bit too dry) with residual sticky hops resin.

Overall: I knew this would be good, but damn, its amazing. Have to go stock up on some more of these.

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Photo of Bubbalito
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour = Clear,Clear, Clear. Light, rusty orange. Half a finger head. tons of streaming bubbles
Smell = Dank, resiny, onion, garlic, grapefruit, orange. In all the right amounts
Taste = Delicious, thats all I can say. Follows the nose, bitter, dry, refreshing!
Overall = So glad I got to try this. Hops at their finest. I ussually like the fruitier hop bombs, but from the grassy, earthy, dank side of the hop field, this is about as good as it gets!

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Photo of WSGosset
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: This is a gorgeous beer. Crystal clear, light copper in color. Pours with about a half a finger's worth of head featuring nice tight bubbles.

S: Hits the nose almost immediately. I could smell this all day long. Seriously. So fresh, so floral. I'm finding that the bitterness of the hops comes out over the course of the beer.

T: This is not as bitter as you might guess given the aroma. I think this is probably a good think. If this beer were as bitter as it is aromatic, it would be overwhelmingly. There is, however, a bitter aftertaste which seems to build progressively.

M: Smooth with a medium-to-full body. Goes down very easily.

O: This might just be my perfect beer. What more could you hope for from a classic West Coast IPA? It is not as balanced as PtE, but at that point we're comparing ridiculously good apples to ridiculously good oranges.

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Photo of BentLegBrewer
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine riding on a mower through your overgrown lawn or a golf course while sipping a nice cold beverage. If you could bottle that overwhelming hop and citrusy pine smell with satisfaction of watching the tall grass fall and become lane of acomplishment you would still come up short. fantastic all around

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Photo of bennetj17
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 2-15-13. Deep gold color, very clear. Medium white foam head, holds decently. Light, streamy carbonation. The bouquet on this beer is just heavenly. Deliciously fresh citric hops hit the nose with a piney, almost peppery bite. This is much reminiscent of an Alpine style IPA. I've been waiting for Stone to wow me like this for some time now. This beer is 9.4%? It's hard to tell, as I smell all hops and very little malt character or alcohol.

The taste has dominant orange and grapefruity hop twang. A light sweet balance from the malt is nice, though it's relatively clean and allows the hops to shine through. Moderate bitterness at the back, I don't really taste too much alcohol but there definitely is some warmth. The mouthfeel is nice, mostly clean with fine zesty carbonation, perhaps slightly syrupy though.

The hop bitterness is now lingering excellently. This is a fantastic west coast IPA, and being so fresh is imperative. I've felt like Stone needed to keep up with some of the amazing IPA's from the likes of Alpine or Russian River, and this beer can do that. Hopefully this will be available from time to time as I will be sure to pick it up whenever I see it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Smokin Joe's the other day.

Enjoy By pours a golden amber color with excellent head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. Have to say, this is a nice looking IPA from Stone. The nose is every bit as attractive, as I pick up considerabley dry citrus, white pepper and pine. There's a slight skunky aroma as well, along with some light soap. This beer has all the tell tale signs of a serious hop bomb. On the palate, this is just the way I like my IPA's. There's barely enough malt to handle the intense hoppy bitterness in this beer, and so the mouthfeel actually seems bit lean and thin. However, for this style of beer I think that's fine, though a touch more malt wouldn't have been such a bad thing. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this excellent beer, and the finish is long and bitter. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and frankly I was surprised to find this is such a big beer (really do not get much sense of the 9.4% abv., though certainly you can tell it's up there a bit).

An altogether excellent, impressive beer from the talented folks at Stone. Definitely a beer made with hopheads in mind.

There seems to be some variation from edition to edition (which one would expect). Just tried the Enjoy by 9/13 version, and while good, I thought it paled in comparison to the version I tried back in 1/13. So glad I just ordered a half pint of it at 16 tons.

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Photo of portijon
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bit-overpriced $16 bottle that I grabbed out of Pittsburgh, PA.

A: No head, no lacing, but lots of bubbles from the bottom of upon pour. Nice, light, yellow, and 100% clear. Right now it appears to be almost gone.

S: As soon as we cracked open the bottle, I smelled the grapefruit and citrus aromas from a few feet above. What you'd expect - but still great.

T: What I've grown to love out of a good IPA. It's not too sweet and syrup-y the whole way through. It's not overwhelmingly bitter from start to finish, either. The finish has just enough bitterness to compliment the early grapefruit/citrus/sweetness. It's an adventure in every sip.

M: Thin but fitting. Clear beginning, middle, and end to each sip. Just enough carbonation.

O: Hopefully this keeps coming around the East Coast and I feel like this is a bold move on Stone's part in the efforts to get distributors/shops/bars to keep their beer fresh. Would love to buy this again, just maybe at half the price or a little above that.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a: beautiful honey in color. Absolutely no head. Lots of bubbles, but no lacing.

S: pink grapefruit juice. Grapefruit rind. Really really similar to Pliny!

T: extremely balanced, much maltier then I expected. grapefruit and tangerine rind. Slight bitter finish, but in the most enjoyable way.

M: a little thin. the thinness goes pages very well with this brew tho.

O: I'd love to try this with a ruination. another 10 from stone!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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 ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells of big pine notes with some citrus as well.

Tastes of the big hop notes with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with an ever present tropical fruitiness laced with grapefruit. Pine notes hit on the backend as the bitterness makes its way through. Sweet notes lead off with the fruits that fades nicely into the hoppy bitterness making it feel fairly balanced in the end. Malts are quite bready and lays a solid foundation for all of the hoppy goodness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is quite tasty and better than I expected.

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