Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,443
Ratings:
10,546
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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807
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3,011
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Reviews: 1,443 | Ratings: 10,546
Photo of DillanWeems
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 10.25.13

A: clear, nice golden orange color. Good head and lacing

S: Amazing! Tropical fruits (maybe nectarine), citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, bit of pine and dankness.

T: Almost as great as the smell! Same flavors as smell, bit of malty sweetness, great bitterness. Not much booze at all.

M: nice and lightly creamy

Overall fantastic hops! The standard year round IPAs from Stone are pretty good, but these Enjoy By beers are world class.

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Photo of Pencible
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

09.13.13

A: This poured a clear light gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like huge amounts of fresh grapefruit and mango and apricot, with some herbal and resin hops and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like bitter herbal and resin hops, with some grapefruit zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean and lasting very bitter aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a fantastic punch in the mouth! The scent was phenomenal, and the taste was great. The body was good, and the alcohol was well hidden. The finish was powerful, so it was easier to sip. This one lives up to the hype. Impressive brew, and top tier IPA.

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Photo of bsp77
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 11.12.13

Appearance: Clear burnished gold with moderate white head, leaving light lace.

Smell: I smell hops and hop oil, but can't pinpoint the actual aroma very well. Citrus, pine and tropical notes seem to be blended together.

Taste: Fairly sweet malt core with loads of fresh hops on top. Orange, grapefruit, mango, peach, pine - lots going on but individual characteristics are hard to separate. Finish is spicy and piney, but only somewhat bitter.

Feel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy and oily. Mostly dry finish.

Overall: I absolutely love the concept of this beer, and the execution mostly lives up to the concept. A little more distinct aroma and a little more dryness, and this could have been a home run. I will settle for a triple however. Great stuff.

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Photo of BA_Berto
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone enjoy by 11 12 13
Aroma: hoppy, citrusy notes
Taste: huge citrus, hops and strong grapefruit finish. Most prevalent grapefruit taste I've experienced yet! Delicious!
Mouth feel: just right for An IPA. Just enough carbonation.
Appearance: beautiful orangeish brown color. Quickly disappearing head.
Overall: Stone knocks this IPA out of the park. Always solid, I can see seeking this one out again!

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a stemmed wineglass from the 22 oz. bottle.

a: Orange/ light copper,2 finger head without much lacing.

s: Floral, citrus one of the best smelling beers I've had.

t: Citrusy but also a little piney and balanced. Nice bitterness, magnum bittering hops? Outstanding.

m: Moderate body, a little creamy nice carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, Nice balance between the piney bitterness of an old school southern CA ipa and modern citrus hops.

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Photo of fragilemacabre
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had several of these "best by" beers and they have all been delicious. I have had slightly maltier incarnations, but this one, 11/12/13, is one of the brighter and sweeter specimens. it has the maltiness that an imperial should while still getting that sharp and bright hop character that Stone IPAs are famous for.

very pretty pour. lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass that keep rising as it sits. some fingers of foam decorating the glass, bright amber color. very uniform. grows more bitter as it warms.

it smells like heaven. very bright, very warm, very sweet. a little bit of grapefruit and bread, which is better than it sounds.

does not drink like a 9% beer. very easy to quaff. way too easy to quaff! I look forward to more beers in this series.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the 11/12/13 model. Light, lively and fresh. A very deceptive 9.4% on the palate, it hits the head not long after passing the gums. Mild peach and nectarine notes in the flavor, along with the same sort of tartness and bitterness those fruits can provide. A lingering top note of sweetness is there that persists beyond the IPA bitterness.
I've had a few of these Enjoy By beers and they've all been lovely. I hope Stone keeps up the trend.

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

Very appealing, pours nice with amber color. It smells floral with piney notes in the end, some citrus hints... Refreshing taste, the fruity notes hids the alcohol very well. Smooth! Overall...me like it so much...I will definitely buy a couple of more bottles.

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Photo of tronester
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind and vanilla. Taste begins with some massive apricot, followed by some candied dates, then some resinous, pine Forrest finish. Mouthfeel is super rich. Overall an excellent DIPA. The expiration date being clearly marked is a HUGE plus, I wish all hoppy beers were labeled this way.

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Photo of wiegs4life
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a goblet. This was the newest version of the best by series (by 11.12.13). I thought this beer was outstanding. Very mellow for a double. It poured like most IPAs with the golden hue with average head. Smell was good, but not anything special. Overall, it was outstanding. I was mightily impressed by Stone with this one.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium small off white head that has good retention and very good lacing.
S-the aroma is amazing! Very Impressive with tropical fruits, very citrusy and pungent. . This is my kind of IPA for sure.
T-the flavor is all hops. Tons of tropical fruits and citrus notes. The only thing I can say in criticism is that it's not very complex but man this is good!
M-big body, creamy with a balanced and semi dry finish. Perfect amount of carbonation too.
O-this beer is just plain amazing! You have got to try this beer. I will totally be having this one again.

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Photo of ChugMan
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Yellow / Gold with a modest, foamy head which left some inconsistent lacing.
S - Without hyperbole, THE most wonderful aroma of any beer I've ever had. Fresh, spicy, green, vanilla, mango, pineapple, it goes on and on. So inviting it's incredible.
T - The theme of freshness is underscored here. IPA fans will have a lot to love. May be one of the most intense beers available. Crisp green piney bitterness packs a punch and is followed by soothing sweet tropical fruit softness. Complex and interesting every time.
M - Alternates between smooth creamyness and sharp bitterness. The remarkable balance of these qualities livens the palate without wearing it out.
O - Stone's sublime dedication to beer craftsmanship has yielded yet another masterpiece, and we IPA fanatics may once again reap the gratuitous rewards. Outstanding!

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Photo of hopsputin
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 10.25.13

a: slightly hazy golden orange, with some burnt amber. 3 finger solid white head

s: real dank. tons of pineapple, mango, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange zest. hint of clean malts in there as well

t: again, dank hops. mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and passionfruit. there is a slight malt character in here as well towards the end of the flavor. not too bitter (for Stone). the bitterness comes in towards the end and comes from a tea-leaf like flavor. has that distinct Stone flavor to it

m: medium, with mild carbonation.

o: its ok. i had an earlier vintage at Stone a few months ago and like it better. i enjoy that it is not overly bitter, but with the tropical fruits were a bit more juicy.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think next to American Double IPA they need to put a picture of this (or a sample). This is the stuff that this style is all about. And this is pretty much the best style there is. So this is the stuff.

It pours gorgeous yellow with much head and lace. The aroma is nearly perfect. What could be more perfect? It is overpowering, as appropriate for the style. Crazy amounts of floral and piney.

The taste similarly is a hops overdose. Stupendous. The aftertaste lingers huge and bitter. What a treat. I am going to enjoy several glasses of this after which I will take it easy a bit and then clear my palate, because nothing can hold a candle to this. First rate stuff.

I also have a bomber of this to try later this weekend, but this draft is amazing. I am certain the bottle will be good too.

7-4-2014 - update - this version has a different taste, especially the aftertaste, which is an amazing crunching into greenery experience. Amazing.

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Photo of itlnstallion11
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank the Enjoy By 10/25/13 IPA on 10/15/13

a- light copper with a light foamy white head.

s- Beautiful! Tons of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus and hops galore! It even has this unique sour candy aroma that is extremely pleasant!

t- Bitterness on the tip of the tongue that quickly fades to the sweeter citrus side of the beer making it well balanced to say the least. Afterwards the bitterness comes back and lingers alongside a decent floral pine.

m- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated

o-Phenomenal double IPA! Get it if you can. This beer is probably my favorite IPA alongside Greenflash, and dogfish head 90min IPA.

i will get more before 10/25/13

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Photo of MotorboatMofo
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Golden brown with white head.

S- Pine needles. super hoppy smell.

T- Fresh! Couldn't take a sip. Just kept drinking. It's a little thin, which makes it super smooth going down.

M- leaves a great taste. It would go great with spicy food. Can't taste the alcohol. Feels like a 6 or 5% beer.

O- Great beer can't stop drinking it. Glad I got another bottle for another day. I love IPAs and this will be one of my favorites for a long time. Great beer. This, Ruin Ten, Double Bastard, and Arrogant are my go-to beers now.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy bronze color with an inch of airy white head that quickly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of pine and citrus.

Flavors of both bitter citrus zest and sweet candied citrus peel. There is also a strong pine presence.

Medium bodied and crisp with moderate carbonation and a lingering, bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very nice display of hops. Would definitely try again.

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Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

5.17.13

Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was god retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured tropical fruit and pine.

The taste consisted of ripe pineapple, apricot, pine and white pepper atop a firm grainy malt.

The taste was round with a dry finish and no hint of heat.

Overall a superior hop bomb that hides it's ABV very well.

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Photo of ElijahRivera
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass and consumed on August 31st, 2013.

A- Poured a mostly transparent, copper color with a fluffy off-white head with good retention, and small lively carbonation. Nice lacing, but how much does that really matter?

S- Very hop forward with all sorts of fruity and citrus hop aromas. Tropical fruits, pineapple, leafy herbal hops. A bit of toasty grains and boozy aromas too as it warms. Definitely, some pine in there too.

T- Like sucking on a fresh, wet hop. Bitter on the tips of the tongue all the way through to the bitter finish, but there is enough fruity, hoppy flavor to go along with the bitterness to make for an “enjoyable” experience. The alcohol adds a pleasant flavor and warming finish, but doesn't get in the way of the hoppiness. There seems to be just enough of a malt backbone to keep this beer honest and complement the juicy hops.

M- Full bodied mouthfeel, slick and resinous, but not sticky which could be partly due to the carbonation doing its job. A bitterness hits the back of the palate and throat on the finish; and, along with the retro-olfaction, leaves an herbal, hoppy sensation that lingers.

O- Everything about this double IPA is intense, distinct, and full flavored. The amount of concentrated hop aromas, flavors, and acids that are packed into this beer is quite impressive. Yet it isn't so domineering, because I wish I had another bottle to drink right now. However, I think this beer is making me realize that I'm not a huge fan of double IPA's at this point in my drinking career, which is reflected in my overall score of only 4. With that being said, I can certainly still appreciate the skilled craftsmanship involved in the creation of this fine brew.

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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 10.25.13, consumed on 09.30.13

A: Very bright, crystal clear gold. No haze of any kind. Decent head that dissipated fairly quickly, nice lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruit, sweet citrus, as well as some underlying pine resin. Malt comes through as a neutral bready character with a little candy-like sweetness that binds with the hops. The aroma is explosive, intense even for the style.

T/M: Big, smooth hop bitterness that lingers all the way through, it is soon met with huge resiny tropical fruit, citrus and pine notes with underlying spicy, oniony complexities. The malt makes an appearance as well, giving a slightly sweet, bready backbone to the beer that works beautifully with the fruity hop notes. Hops just blast through the bone-dry finish.

Overall: Wow... wow. Big-time west-coast hop-bomb! The hops explode in this beer, and while that is getting more and more common, this one does it with incredible complexity and subtlety. You can pull out a huge array of hop flavors, and they all stand distinct, without a messy overall character. The balance is extraordinary, and that is an accomplishment in the West-Coast IPA style. The concept of this beer is awesome, get it to the customer as fast as possible and teach distributors about the importance of fresh IPAs. But, the execution was even better, Mitch Steele nailed this one.

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Photo of Mikecap
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on an EnjoyBy! Bottled 9/20/13, just screaming freshness.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange with two fingers of foamy whitish head that fades relatively quickly, leaving beautiful lacing.

Smell: Just lovely, with tons of tropical fruit, predominately grapefruit and pineapple with lots of citrus. A good deal of Stone-style west coast hop bitterness and piney aromas come through as well. Freshness is evident here.

Taste: Beautiful strong citrus, with the grapefruit and pineapple of the aroma and some mango as well. Despite this, a great deal of pine and grass come through to strike a remarkably balanced DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with perfect carbonation and solid hop bitterness. A bit of heat, and a nice crisp dry finish.

Overall: Absolutely fantastic, and I'm glad I finally got to try this one. Great beer and I hope we get it again.

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Photo of ElSid
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Beers of California

#95

Bottled Date: 9/20/13

A: Yellow to orange golden with a towering pillow of off white foam that slowly fades to lace on the glass.

S: Mango and pineapple on first pour. Strong citrus, pine and flowers come through as the brew settles. There are also hints of bubble gum and mint founded on a base of bread and honey.

T: This brew brings together the sweetness of mango, pineapple juice, and grapefruit along with honey and cane sugar and juxtaposes that sweetness with earth, pine, flowers, and freshly baked bread. There are also moments of mint and green tea which brings complexity to the palate. Some pepper spice joind the warm finish.

M: The linger is forever and the feel is medium with good supporting carbonation.

O: So fresh and so flavorful. I attribute this mostly to the freshness which really brings the hop flavors out. A must grab and enjoy it now .

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Photo of dalahodson
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper yellow in color. Nice full creamy head with solid lacing. Sharp and dry in the mouth. Huge citrus hops with nice bitter after taste. Some herb notes. Not much malt flavors but what would think with DIPA. A nice brew that goes well with most foods. Had beef tacos with my taste.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright copper color. Aroma of citrus, pine and dank herb. In the taste, pine and mango like tropical fruityness. Bright citrus and tropical fruit profile with some strong bitterness. Little hint of alcohol but quite bitter with a honey like malt profile. Medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation and smooth overall feel. This is a great imperial IPA, but much too exclusive.

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

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a lush clear gold 2 finger of slightly off white head, nice lacing.
S - The aroma is out of control, big mango, pineapple, dank pine, some biscuit bready malt, big juicy tropical fruit hops.
T - Full of those tropical hoppy flavors, nice bready and biscuity malt, some dank pine on the end.
M - Some alcohol burn, but very full, clinging to your palate.
O - Honestly one of the best IPA's you could ever get. Immense tropical fruit flavor but not too sweet, very balanced but bold.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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