Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / 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.

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Photo of scottsoileau
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour at the Bulldog in Baton Rouge. Typical West Coast appearance with nice not great grapefruit, maybe orange pith aroma. Extremely well balanced hop followed by sweet flavor. Suprised that it wasn't more of a hop bomb. Really enjoyed the beer but was expecting to be blown away I guess. Edges out Ruination 2.0 as my new fave Stone offering

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

I've had this beer before, about 2 years ago and really loved it. This review is enjoy by date of 10-31-15. Pours with a small white head and golden color. Nose is hoppy, fruity, some tartness, pine. Lovely. Taste is tangerine, hops, resin, grapefruit and orange pith, and tropical fruits. Very little alcohol detected. Finish is rather dry and begs for another sip. Hard to believe this beer is 9.4%. Wonderful balance between the hops and malts. Usually, with high abv DIPA's, I always seem to notice some green onion and garlic. Not here. Very impressed and this might possibly be the tastiest Stone offering I've had.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack while in New York State. Enjoy by 10.31.15. The reputation of this series precedes itself, so I had to buy while I saw it. Served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Bottled September 24, 2015 and Enjoyed October 20, 2015.

Appearance - A moderate pour yielded a clear dark golden cooled beer with minimal bubbles. A finger and change of long lasting white head rests on top. Good rings of lacing left behind.

Smell - tropical explosion on the nose, with an underlying dankness to the beer. Plenty of citrus with pineapple and mango being the stars and some support from oranges and grapefruit. Quite inviting and tropical.

Taste - pronounced bitterness to start which quickly turns sweet. The deliciousness of ripe tropical fruit hits the palate in all sorts of appealing ways. A slight booziness to the flavours, but it's not too pronounced.

Mouthfeel - smooth, sweet with modest carbonation. Not quite sticky or cloying but the flavours will definitely settles in the corners of your mouth providing long lasting satisfaction. A little hot to finish.

Overall - everything comes together in a way that is a little greater than the sum of each of its individual parts. Honestly one of the best double IPAs I've ever had, and enjoyed fresh this is delicious and delightful. A definite must try.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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Photo of GeorgiaFunkadelic
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yes! Was only able to obtain 2 bottles, so I shared one with my drinking buddy. Wowzer!

Thank God for hops!

This beer, poured from bottle to pint glass, made me smile! Dank. This may be a pinnacle of beer.

Enjoyed on 10/16/2015.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. 10-31-15 batch. Pours clear bright copper orange, thick white head, great retention and gobs of lace. Great looking brew. A lot going on in the aroma, floral and fruity, pine notes, touch of alcohol. Very clean taste of toasted malt, resiny pine and flowers. Balanced well but leaning on the sweet side, a little different than I recall the earlier batches which I believe we're more dank and hop forward. But could just be my palate after so many great DIPAs. Mouthfeel is thin to medium but slippery. Semi dry finish, bitterness lingers just right amount, tad of alcohol comes out. This is a very good DIPA that's readily available when it hits, always have to try it.

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Photo of Matty412
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best releases of Enjoy By in a long time! Delightfully aromatic, very smooth and coats your tongue like Mad Hatter IPA. Nice hoppy finish, not overpowering in any way

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Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cool from a 12 oz bottle into a dogfish head goblet glass.

Medium foam with sufficient lacing, golden-yellow color with a copper tint.

Floral and piney on the nose, very rich aroma. Includes citrucy and exotic fruit, some earthy leaves and berry.

Huge biscuity malt complemented by piney and citrucy notes. Possibly cascade and amarillo hops among many others. Malt is complex and well-balanced with the hops.

Rusty on the tongue, a bit hot, and puckering sensation from both alcohol and hops.

overall, a solid IPA with a great aroma that will satisfy most hopheads, but could work on the malt profile.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.54/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

November 30th, 2012 - Stone's next iteration in the expiration series demands a pre-Christmas consumption. The color is the standard grain colored gold with a white head and a short statured head, and from this we catch touches of a bright and weedy smell. Grassy memories of soccer matches as a kid and clumsy face first tumbles into the turf are conjured here in the scent, with some spurts of pineapple juice, and even a bite or two of fresh, peppery mango. The flavor is milder than expected, given the nose, with a balanced mellowness. The intensity of the flavor is flat and predictable, consistent from beginning to end, but hoppy and well colored. It's that Stone hop profile that's practically Koch's signature, but it works well here, with all its marijuana and orange overtones, and once again, I am inclined to drinking this well before its date.

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Photo of dar482
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber.

The aroma offers breadiness, white sugar, light peach, pine, resin, hints of dankness.

The flavor follows with sugary sweetness up front, hints of pineapple and grapefruit, pine, intense resinous bitterness throughout, medium plus bitterness with lingering resin, pine, and herbal. Hints of alcohol come through as well. Mouthfeel is medium.

Sweet, pine, resin, sugary sweet candy. Quite drinkable, but flavor is weak compared to newer aged East Coast brews.

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

I don't know what everyone else is drinking but this beer is delicious. I don't usually give into the hype but this beer delivers.
L: Tangerine orange with slight carbonation. Cool amber hue that you can see right through. 1 inch head that dissipates after a few minutes
S: Smells magnificent. Clementines, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya a citrus bomb, with really no hint of malt.
T: Tastes even better than it smells. After having Heady and Focal Banger and a handful of delicious New England IPA's and DIPA's this is a refreshing West Coast style Double. At an insane abv. of 9.4% there is no presence of any alcohol whatsoever. This beer is a straight citrus bomb that tastes like an orange julius. Taste's like a Tree House Julius but even better.
O: This might be one of my favorite beers, I can't find a single flaw in this and I am really surprised that this beer is not rated higher. Crazy how drinkable this 9.4% beer is!

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

This is quite a beer. The smell is fresh dank piney grapefruit hops. Some noticable onion smell. The taste is a bit sweet wih some bitter citrus. Very flavorful and the alcohol is well hidden. nb

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Photo of glass_house
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 10.31.15

Enjoyed on 10.9.15 in a Belgian tulip, mission accomplished. Pours a deep hazy amber-gold with two fingers of frothy white head that leaves a nice cap and lots of sticky lacing. Smell is an interesting mixture of fresh cut grass, pine, bitter citrus, peach, and cat piss.

The taste brings an interesting medley in line with the nose. The first impression is dank and grassy, followed by some floral/tropical sweetness, and finally a sharp bite from the resionous pine. Juicy. The light caramel malt is subtle and balances the hop flavors well. Medium body, medium carb with a slightly oily feel that coats the palate thoroughly. There's no mistaking that this is a big beer, but it drinks surprisingly smooth for something north of 9%.

Very very good and I look forward to having it again. Doubt I'd ever want to buy a whole six-pack, but will certainly grab a single here and there when I see it.

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

Nice strong beer, lots of flavor and alc but it's kind of expensive. It's about $3 for a 12oz bottle which would make you think i'ts up there with the big dogs well it might be for lots of people but not for me maybe it's because I haven't much high alc tolerance but it just seems like the overall it's something that doesn't fit my agenda. I like by beer a little easier to drink since I live where the climate is hot most of the time so I appreciate something that is not as strong so it goes down easy and I can cool off. It's good to have at least once though to get a feel for robust beer which in my opinion this is.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Perfectly clear golden-colored beer with a perfect white head that dissipates into a thin film. Not much lacing, but a solid appearance nonetheless.

Smell: Citrus, onion, cannabis, mango, and Nelson Sauvin's grassy white wine cattiness, backed by a general tropical-ness from the Galaxy dry-hopping. Yum!

Taste: Follows the nose with some maltiness as it warms, which works well as a backbone for all the intense fruit flavors. The reminds me a lot of 2015's Gubna, which also utilizes Galena hops. Very good. Galaxy is definitely more in focus taste-wise than aroma-wise, which is great. Juicy midpalate with solid bitterness on the backend. Very well-done.

Feel: Medium+ body makes for easy drinking, despite how quickly the ABV sneaks up.

Overall: Another fantastic Enjoy By. My only other experience with this series was a small sample about a year ago and I don't recall it being noteworthy. This one is. Definitely seek it out.

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Photo of BenGap
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick white fluffy head that lingers with excellent lacing. Just about the perfect look for a dipa. Smell is very aromatic with the obvious hoppy floral you would expect with hints of spice and onion like notes. The taste hits right away with hops and bitterness. Some maltiness as it warms, but not quite as much as you might expect. The feel is spot on with a creamy initial feel and slight carbonation. Overall this is a stone beer with plenty of hops but it drips right off into the bitterness and I would hope for a bit more complexity. Not dissapointing but not the best I've had.

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Photo of challenja
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10-31-15 E.B
A: Copper straw and unlike any DIPA I have ever seen. This really looks like a craft lager.
S: Floral young pine cone, sweet ruby red grapefruit, white sugar cane.
T: Fresh wet hop varietals, young nectarine, ruby red grapefruit. This is an amazimgly fresh beer that is bottled for maximum wet hop enjoyment. This is the closest you can get to fresh added wet hoped beers without being at a special beer event.
M: Absolutely perfect. Full and robust. Slick and mouth sapping delicious.
O: This is a game changer for bottled IPA's. You are obligated to and enjoy.

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Photo of dug53
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the 07.04.15 edition of the IPA. Not my favorite IPA, but a great go-to drinkable beer. Very clear golden color and good balance of hops. Curious to see if there is much variation from date to date.

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