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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 nobodywonder
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A fucking tasty fresh brew.

Had the 7.04.16 version 12oz bottle from Trader Joe's.

T - So many citrus flavors with some pine. There's a lot of good stuff going on! High'ish alcohol is hidden well behind the hops and malt.

Probably one of the best IPA's.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big fan. It was good, but not great. Put this in line with so many other double ipas. Big hop presence with bitterness. The High abv is not present.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 7.4.16
12oz bttl into Tulip
L- pours a perfectly clear dark gold with thin foamy head which disappears pretty quickly
S- tropical juiciness along with some Bubble gum that jumps out of the glass and makes me want to dive in....
T- sweet malt, followed by some chewing-on-pine bitterness that goes down in a tropical blast
F- medium bodied well carbonated extremely drinkable for a beer with 9.4% Abv
O- the ranges of this beer are amazing from piney bitterness to tropical goodness, extremely well balanced with sweet malt, the aftertaste just kills it begging for another sip and so drinkable for 9.4% Wow!!! count me as a fan

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Photo of itsmarkalbert
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have never been one for following suggestion. @stonebrewingco said I should enjoy this by 7.4.16. I said no. I will enjoy this right now. And just that I did. Forget all the stuff I could go into. The appearance? Beer. After that, everything else is just hops, on hops, on glorious and magnificent hops! The nose hits you in the face like there is a little mysterious being inside this beverage showering you with a firehose of lupulins. It completely covers your palate in delicious hop flavors like glitter off a strippers tits. At that point you're done. You know how it finishes? Hops. It's fresh. It's smooth. It's all things Stone. I suggest they change the name to "Enjoy by tomorrow" because that's about how long this should last in your fridge. #reviewsofbrews #stone #stonebrewery #stonebrewing #stonebrewingco #stonebrewingcompany #beer #hops #humuluslupulus #ipa #stoneenjoyby #stoneenjoybyipa #stone20

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Photo of Ri0
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone is back in WI and I get to have my first ever Enjoy By! 7.4.16 bottled about a week ago. Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A clear dark gold with streams of bubbles ascending to the 3 finger white pillowy head. Retention is amazing and leaves a cap with very thick lacing on my glass. Aroma is very fruity with some nice citrus and dank hops. Sweet tropical notes. Flavor is more tropical and juicy with faint notes of bubblegum and a bitter finish. Feel is medium with an oily feel, but slightly dry on the finish. I had no idea this was close to 10% ABV! What a treat, glad to finally try one.

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Photo of sderenne
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer but the price is a little out of order. Picked up a sixer of Luponic distortion at the dame time for about half the $. Stone has some great beers and many just good beers. If you can find it and justify the price check it out.

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Photo of dumpman
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated as bottled 5/28/16.
Smell of orange rind and tropical notes.
Pretty amazing combination of several hop strains and the malt comes in but not overpowering.
solid mouthfeel but nothing overly special.
would buy again 16.99 for a sixer but worth it in my opinion.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/16 Bomber drank on 4/20/16. A great Enjoy by when wonderful tastes through out the whole experience. This has a dank piney citrus taste that is enjoyed in so many ways. It's a superb IPA and I'm glad Stone does this by keeping those fresh IPA's on the shelves.

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Photo of KeithE
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
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 phishgator
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide tulip glass. Big lacy white head, very much like a Belgian blonde. Big nose of grassy, earthy, and floral hops. The taste has much of the fruit and straight bitterness of their mix of hops. There is a slight green taste in the glass. Certainly a slick feel and syrupy amount of malt. The body is a little on the thinner side and carbonation medium at best. Neither detract anything from the beer; they allow the hops and all of their glory show through. This was the latest incarnation, 4-20-16. Each release seems to be close to the same recipe, IMO.

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Photo of Skor
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone- Enjoy By: 4/20/16 - Draught - 9.4% abv 90IBU American DIPA poured into Snifter. written and consumed 4/6/16 posted on BA 4/28/16

Look- Light cloudy orange, poured 1" head, retained none.

Aroma- TANGERINE! citrus, juicy (smells juicy), lost of fruit ester going on, Piney, Spicy, catty ammonia, and lots of hops

Taste- Started mild due to the temperature of the pour, smooth and easy bitters. as it warmed it became very earthy, dry, piney, dominated by tangerine and fruity juicy palate, nectar

Aftertaste- SO DRY, i liked that. Crisp, malty smooth, almost had a faint sweetness, assertive alcohol presence as it warmed

Mouthfeel- Clean, medium body, medium carbonation, clean, but unfiltered lingering flavors

Overall- Holy DIPA! Intense ale not for the faint of heart or beginner craft beer consumer. Alcohol and fruit flavors overwhelm the palate especially as it warms.

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


This iteration of Stone's Enjoy By IPA is a golden, effervescent beer that exhibits a barely perceptible haze, very slight sediment and a giant, slightly pebbly ivory-colored head. Head retention is modest, but lacing is good, consisting of sticky, spiky bands and caverns. The aroma is medium in intensity: a nice blend of fermented pineapple and weedy florals, with hints of citrus and perfume and slight alcohol overtones. The flavor leads with bitter pine and more subdued citrus; mid-palate the hop character shifts towards the pineapple and citrus from the nose, and a significant bittersweet nutty character emerges, balancing some of the initial bitterness down to a style-moderate level. The bready malt foundation is readily apparent. The finish is significantly nutty, followed by the onset of a style-moderate piney bitterness that lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body, and the slightly astringent; the texture is medium creamy and medium peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. This is an extremely well-balanced IIPA- neither the hops nor the malt are ascendant- and the alcohol is very well-hidden. (22 oz bottle, 37 days after pkg)

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 4/20/16 (yes, I'm late. I had several before 4/20 and it was just as good).

L- Golden color, solid white head with a lot of lacing.

S- Piney, a little dank and fruity.

T- Great Balance of malt and bitterness. Slightly fruity (grapefruit and mango). Don't really notice the alcohol.

F- Medium body, dry finish.

O- I try to grab a sixer of this whenever it's available. Admittedly I've enjoyed (pun intended) some of these more than others, but it's still among the best I've had.

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Photo of brian44556
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Enjoy by 4.20.2016 vintage.

Pours a deep honey, with a 1/2 inch head. Head is bright white, has great retention, and leaves thick lines of lace spread out around the insides of the glass. Very dank, resin smell. Lots of fresh tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste and smell go hand in hand. A lot of juicy tropical fruits. This one is an easy drinker, crisp, and refreshing. Amazing offering by Stone, decent price and readily available, this is world class.

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Photo of mac31
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4.20.16 had on 4.20.16 bottled on 3.14.16.

Wow, what a beer! I have not had the Enjoy by 4.20. It sells out fast around here. Now I can see why. The hops are perfectly displayed-pineapple, mango, orange, tangerine, grapefruit. I thought the pine and dank were in line with the rest of the hop's flavor components. The grapefruit and subtle resin kick up in the finish, lingering just a bit. The overall bitterness is moderate at best. It starts low and slow, peaking in the finish. But even the finishing bitterness is mellow enough that you don't think twice about going in for another sip. The hoppy bitterness is softened by pleasantly sweet, and light bready malts. There is some caramel in the malt as well. The malt is always present providing the perfect balance needed for a world class beer, which this beer is. I really enjoy the body of this brew too, smooth and slightly coating/creamy. Alcohol is well covered, which makes this a dangerous beer. All of this contributes to a well balanced, harmonious, super drinkable brew. If you have the opportunity, don't pass on it. This is truly a must have if you are an IPA fan.

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/20/16 version. Pours a golden color with an orange hue, clear with a half inch white head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is floral, pine and citrus. Taste is dominated by grapefruit, a slight sweetness, balanced by a hint of pepper, and then a bitter pine finish. Very dry mouthfeel, well carbonated. A very good beer.

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Photo of seantelecine
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

stone is the bomb
pours dark blk , lacing is sick
smell is truly amazing,probably one of my favorites to date
taste great, slightly too bitter on after after taste.
but it is dark so maybe thats the deal..

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 420. Poured a golden straw yellow with a hint of orange. Smells of floral and pine. Taste of grassy, floral and pine resin. A bit of citrus but it is really a afterthought in this one. Very earthy IPA. Very enjoyable. Excellent mouthfeel and finishes smooth and dry.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid amber in color with a milky white head that lingers through the session. Heavy amounts of lacing present.

Aromas consists of tangerine and grapefruit, and slightly piney.

A solid hit of grapefruit on the tongue initially, supported by a thin layer of biscuit and caramel sweetness. Finishes with a strong dose of piney hop bitterness.

Dry with a medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation and just a hint of heat from the alcohol.

This is another solid and enjoyable brew from Stone.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 4.20.16, bottled 3.4.16, poured 4.9.16
Creamy orange golden body, half inch head
Smell is a forest of hops, apricot, mango, pine, breadiness, lemon zest
A bitter floral hop at the front of the mouth, some fresh cut grass behind it
Slightly abrasive/harsh feel
A very rich hop experience that I wish had more fruit or malt notes to smooth it out, but as too-hoppy beers go this is really good

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Photo of rajendra82
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured a lovely shade of golden, with one a crystal clear body. The head was a little small, barely measuring at one finger thick. The aroma was very dank, smelling of grapefruit and pine resin. The taste was superlative. I was blown away by the assault of the dank piney and citric hops strong enough to strip teeth enamel. The hops were backed by simple pale malts that provided just a touch of sweetness. This was a sticky hop bomb, and coated my tongue, and throat going down, providing a long lingering hop aftertaste. The alcohol was well hidden, making this very drinkable despite the near double digit ABV. This is an essential beer if you are a hophead. I thought I had already reviewed it before now, but I was wrong about that. You can bet this is going to be a go to purchase for me from now on.

04.20.2016 edition, enjoyed on 04.09.2016

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Photo of Act25
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Up there with the best, one of the most wine-like beers I have ever tasted.

4.20.16 edition, bottled on 3.15.16, enjoyed on 4.08.16.

A- Pours a clear, deep golden, with initial, cascading carbonation streaming up the glass. A white, billowy, two finger head caps and leaves butterflies of lace.

S - The nose is and floral hops with notes of juicy orange, tangerine, and lemon rind. Almost Belgian white pepper - yeast vibe too.

T - Resinous and bitter hops dominate, with rounds of flavors (per the aroma - citrus colors) that resolve in a peppery and malty finale. Complex and wine-like. Drink slowly out of wide tulip and savor.

F - Finishes with alcoholic bite, with a dry, warmth from its 9.4% ABV. Glowing and brandy like.

One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 04.20.16
I suppose it's the glass we poured into, or the temp, because the last pack I got of these would have ranked much higher, haha higher. But unlike the last this one has an astringent tinge with semi present alcohol taste. Low carbonation and pleasant bitterness that hits the sides of the tounge and roof of the mouth. I feel a slight bit more carbonation could go a long way in hiding the alcohol. Wish I could say that I'll be buying it again someday.

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Photo of ivehadthatbrew
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4.20.16 version.

Look (4): A golden yellow and orange tangy looking brew. Exactly what I'd say the sun set looks like. Kind of hazy. A big white heady that is cloudy like in color and froth.

Smell (4): It's like opening a door in your refrigerator that's been holding fresh tangerines and peaches. It's got a lovely citrus and tropical aroma as well as some bacog round caramel malt aroma. Also a very dank weed smell is evident through the whole smelling process.

Taste (4.25): Tropical cut up peaches and pineapples are being thrown at my face. It's clearly got more then one specific hop used in it and the dankness clearly takes hold and doesn't let go. A malty backbone definitely helps a bit with balancing this out, but it's definitely a hop heads dream brew.

Mouthfeel (3.75): It's like licking a fruit with fuzz and then while pulling your tongue away you end up with some cream texture on it. It's definitely lighter bodied then I remember the last version... the aftertaste is never ending #thisiswhybeerisbetterthenwine

Overall (4): A solid 4. Nothing will ever be as good as when you have it the first time around, but I definitely remember the last version being a bit more full bodied and malty.

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Photo of MrHoppyBirfday
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 04-20-16

Long time fan of series. Sorry, but this latest batch was a let down. I wanted Devastatingly Dank, what I got was disappointingly dunce. However, still good. Just not nearly as good as previous editions, especially that last unfiltered masterwork they served up. That one was so good I didn't even want to drink it. I hated to see it go.
This one is lacking in body, floral and smoothness. Maybe I was looking forward to it too much and it could not live up to my own hype. Left a coarse feel on palate and went down kind of grainy. Did not have that creamy feel to it that I've come to expect.
It cost me as I bought 2 six packs of it. I'll get around to drinking it. I had 4 Southern Tier 2XSMASH in fridge that put this Enjoy By to shame.
I drank that instead. I still will be there for the next batch but this one left me wanting. The beer just came off as nothing special, just an average DIPA.
Hey I'm already over as the Great Lakes Chillwave has just dropped:)

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