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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 Nathan401
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 12-26-14 immensely. It was odd to drink a hoppy IPA that smooth and without bite. 2-20-15 is also good but I unfortunately agree with the onion comments.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, enjoy by 12.21.12 version. This pours a clear golden orange color with a small short lived white head. The smells are mostly pine and some alcohol, lighter than expected. The feel is medium, with a mouth coating resin. The taste is pretty good, plenty of hop bitterness, some floral hops, some caramel, good tasting stuff.

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Photo of beagle75
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 05/17/13
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: This beer's smell presents sticky over-ripe tropical fruit and dank green plant stems; qualities of current hops cultivars are obviously well represented. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with intense hops aromatics that include passion fruit, guava, and herbaceous spice. Pale malt is refined and relegated deep into the support function. Flavors dry out during the middle while hops-derived flavors decline slowly. Bitterness is fairly restrained for the style, with a late whiff of carbonic acid lingering. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This is a solid DIPA with a modern hops profile. At almost 10% abv, this one is a sleeper that threatens to punish the overindulgent later. It masterfully keeps the hops qualities laser-focused on just the most appealing, never veering into the "kitchen-sink" territory indicative of many over-the-top members of the style. Beers like this are going to eventually demand that all brewers of fine experimental pale ales update their recipes. A Centennial-heavy IPA just can't measure up to the apparently Simcoe/Galaxy/Citra foundation that is faithfully transmitted here. This is indistinguishable from Lagunitas Sucks, which actually puts this beer in a position to apologize for being stronger by almost 2%.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly this showed up in my little rural burg. Thanks to Stone for throwing a bone to the little guys.
Batch #7
Really pleasant fresh hop aroma with no sense of any harshness at all. Reasonable complex hop character-sweet fresh fruit is most forward and quite nice.
Brilliantly clear and not very dark for style. Solid gold. Dense rather white head not quite making an inch on a full bottle pour.
A bit of excess shows in the flavor. Fortunately it mingles with other more pleasing flavors. Bitterness especially in the long finish. The complexity of the hop flavors a little harder to identify in the taste (little more of a mash of hop flavors , and while this is clearly a hop forward drink the pale malt foundation will be recognized.
Slightly lighter body than most in this style, but it's not an issue. Helps with drinkability. A nice smooth drink with carbonation that enhances the experience. Some warmth in the gut, but this drinks lighter than the alcohol would indicate.
This one, for me, is better than the sum of the parts. Not a "well blow me down" experience, but a very enjoyable beer. I really like the decreased intensity and it crosses into a complex big beer that drinks nicely.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

big ups to sarge27 for the trade...says enjoy by 2.15.13, i say, why wait? enjoyed via a spigalau glass.

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a finger or so of frothy classic ipa head that hung out and left chunky lacing. there was minimal but present visible carbonation swimming to the surface of the brew.

s - aw yeah, sticky sweaty citrusy hops. just the way i like it. i expected good things in the nose on this one after all it is a fresh stone ipa! i do pick up some of the onion smell that i have heard about as well, though not dominant.

t - soft hop assault. oniony citrusy hops. not as sticky and dank as the nose suggests, but there is some bittering on this one, but not the slap in the face i expected.

m - the first thing i noticed when i sipped the beer was the feel. very water like. there is carbonation for certain, but somewhat subtle making this one more of a hop juice than a beer, but it works.

o - overall, what would you expect? another solid ipa from stone. this time you don't have to worry about it being old though ;) i wish it was more like ruination 10th, that was a very special beer, but this is kinda like a lite version of that. softer and tamer and less dank. solid ipa, glad to have tried it...would definitely pick it up if i saw it on a shelf, but to trade for...might be happy with a one and done.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.20.14. Poured into a snifter. Drinking it on 4.18.14. Making it close, but I had two previously, as early as late march.

Pours an amber with a finger heard because poured aggressively, it dissipates, but leaves a ring of bubbles. Looks great
As the bottle says, devastatingly dank. The freshness of the hops is unreal. I'd have to guess cascade hops.
Taste matches the aroma. As if it came right off the bright tank. Resin and grapefruit come to mind.
Despite being a well filtered beer, it has the mouthfeel of a beer that is bottle conditioned. Well carbonated, but has a lingering aftertaste.
Overall, this is a very special beer. I will definitely purchase Enjoy By ___ in the future.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cracked a 4-20 open last night.

Pours a light golden, clear body. Head is sticky and fluffy white goodness.

Aroma is hops, as one would expect. Grapefruit, some mango, pine, persimmon, floral. Not a whole lotta malt going on. Soft biscuit. For a dIPA the balance isn't there, but it's not a bad whiff

Taste is the aroma. Hops. Floral, citrus, some pine. A bit of spice and biscuit get trampled. For a dIPA this misses that mark. Sure, loads of hops, but no balance and it's really not that intense, as far as the feel goes. But, this is a beer meant to be imbibed fresh, so I take that into consideration.

As a result, the difference between this fresh beer and other non-fresh IPAs isn't all that great. Sure, it's a very nice beer. Which characteristics suffer with age, and to what extent? We'll never know...or will we?

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear golden color, with a small head. Clusters of small rapidly rising bubbles makes it all come alive.

Smells strongly of citrus, tangerine sweetness, and generally sweet bread.

The incredibly sweet nature of the smell, is subdued in the taste by the bitter nature of the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is quite light, but not overtly so. As expected out of a beer which prides itself on its freshness, this is quite juicy. Although, this is definitely more dry than some of its competitors (Surly's Wet comes to mind).

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Photo of nova009
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

A- pours a clear golden copper, a fluffy one finger white head appears an slowly dissipates to a thin covering, nice ring of lace left on the glass

S- hop hops hops, strong grapefruit aroma,a slightly sweet caramel note as well, slight bready malt notes as well, hops pretty much dominate the nose

T- wow, the hops kick you hard in the mouth, strong grapefruit notes, bitter citrus peel, sweet caramel, a touch of vanilla, very powerful DIPA

M- medium body, smooth and creamy, slightly high carbonation that I wish would have been a little lower, hops put a beating on the palate

O- if you're a hop head and generally like Stone beers this is for you, a very solid DIPA with a really awesome concept, end of the world with an extremely short shelf life, I'll probably try to grab one more bottle if I get the opportunity

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

Copper, plenty of carbonation rising, light to medium body
Piney malty smell, deeper tropical sniff, smells potent with high alcohol content
Taste is mildly fruity and bitten off promptly by bitterness that smooths away with the maltiness, good balance on the hop side
Finished heavy in booziness, not the kind of style you want to drink quickly but that'd be better

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Photo of denver10
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden with a yellow hue, slight white head and lots of effervescence. A pretty nice aroma; huge sweet and juicy citric hops on top of a slight malt underbelly. Slighlty dank. Similarly wonderful flavor. Huge citric hops that are so juicy and sweet, a touch of some hoppy resin, all on top of a thin malt underbelly. A nice crisp, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I'd have to put this as the best Stone ipa offering I have yet to try.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

Whole family swung up to Plymouth yesterday (13DEC14) to see daughter #1 and get a tree. After cutting a fresh Christmas tree for the first time, we stopped into Biedermans for lunch. I actually ordered a Stoneface IPA, but was served a Stone Enjoy By... This is the 12.26.14 version, and I believe I was (mis-) charged $4.00 for it.

My shaker pint held a slightly cloudy, bright, medium golden brew. Carbo was slow and scattered, and the head was a creamy, fluffy layer of marshmallow white foam. It lasted well, with some nice stick left on the glass. The aroma had some solid rindy hop action mixed in with some sweet, tangerine-like sweetness. Body was medium-plus, and it was quite smooth going down.

Flavor began with some fruity sweetness; a bit of tangerine and apricot hitting the palate. Then it was mostly hoppage, with some grapefruit and pineapple melding together in a rindy, piney bitter mix, which lingered quite well. Oddly, as the bier warmed it seemed to get hoppier and not more malty. Quite a pleasurable bier!! Prosit!!

4.20/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.20 | smell: 4.15 | feel: 4.25 | taste: 4.20 | drinkability: 4.20


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Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 12/21/12
22oz, bottled 11/16/12 (drank on 11/29/12)
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Pours a beautifully clear light orange color. Lots of carbonation. Forms a faint thin head of bright white that fades quickly.

S: Tons of bright fruity hop aromas that I smelled as soon as I popped the top. Mango. Papaya. Some grapefruit. Also some piney notes.

T: Hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Getting those delicious fruity hops that were on nose. Bitter grapefruit. Mango. Orange pith. It's a big hop bomb, but in the back of the palate there is some balancing malts. Dry crisp hoppy finish. Lingering hop flavors dance in your mouth. Not boozy but as first beer I sort of feel it. Tastes lighter than 9%.

M: Medium bodied. Nice bitter mouth coat.

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Photo of KazzakusPrime
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.15.13 IPA - I think I'll tackle you before then.

A: Gorgeous liquid gold, foamy white head, decent lacing.

S: Intense tropical fruits. Pineapple, orange zest, mango. Delicious! A beer that I could just sit and smell for an hour before tasting.

T: HOPS. Intensely bitter right up front. Unapologetically hoppy all the way through, with a searing tartness of citrus flesh. Piney and resinous hops start coming through that I missed on the smell - overall 100% hoppy with an excellent balance of citrus and piney hops.

M: Pleasantly carbonated, light, peppy. Hops cling like crazy in the aftertaste.

O: Hopheads rejoice. This is an IPA for the true blue worshippers of the hop. Get your hands on it while you can!

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Photo of rjs246
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 02.14.15. It was excellent. I am not generally a fan of their IPA (or the Delicious IPA) but this was fantastic and would drink again and again.

Update. 04.20.15 was also fantastic. Obviously.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always a good dipa. I've had several in this series and all have been fantastic. Some are better than others . . . I think the 4/20/14 was my favorite so far. Looking forward to the 4/20/15. Fast forward . . . 7/4/15 is a solid dipa as well.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on cask @ the Daily Pint. 4-20-14 sparky.

A: Pours a slightly hazed orange with a 1/4-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and cap leaving splotchy lace.

N: Plenty of 4:20 dankness with some pine in the mix.

T: Citrusy orange and tangerine, pine, with a herbal and faint hop spice.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation from the cask. Finishes clean and resiny dry and bitter.

O: More pine and bright citrus raises this up above the bottled version.

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Photo of dancingnancie
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 11.12.13

Poured into a DFH snifter.

Beautiful golden color. Very opaque.

It is a fantastic tasting DIPA. Very nice hop bitterness bite. Very citrusy. It tastes magnificent. It is a tremendous balance of bitterness and malts.

Consistent mouthfeel through the entire bomber. Very similar in mouthfeel to ruination.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Please seek this one out if you are a fan of west coast DIPA's. It is utterly amazing. Kudos to Stone.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely nice fresh hop character. Unfortunately bit of a sweet booze note to it as well but that is little tough to avoid in a beer this big. Definitely dank and resinous as advertised. Not a favorite but for a beer that is as available as this series, pretty damn good.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 2 Bros in Salem Ct. Enjoy by 4-01-13. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some sweet citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is more of the same sweet citrus and tropical fruits but some pine as well. Good amount of bitterness. Some malt flavor but this one if hop forward for sure. Creamy ,heavy mouthfeel. A bit reminiscent of Ruination. Overall, this is a damn fine Imperial with that typical Stone taste. Glad I got a chance to try it.

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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 jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Southampton Publick House pint. 12.13.13 version. Bottled 11/8/13, so a week old!! Bought at Whole Foods Newport Beach CA for $ 7.99.

A - Dark golden (on the edge of orange). Eggshell head leaves OK lacing.

S - Very hoppy. Catpiss first, then underlying peaches, apricots, and mangos.

T - Again very bright tropical notes upfront. Definite catpiss component, plus the peaches, apricots, mango flavors. Bitterness creeps in on the finish, but not harsh. Their is a slight sweet malt backbone that makes it smooth. There is a slight alcohol note, but not off-putting. It accentuates the hop flavors.

M - Crisp and light for the ABV. Carbonation is medium high and lively. Makes it seem like a lighter beer than it is.

O - Great beer nose-wise. The smell really pops and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I also really like the hop combinations. Had the last version on tap at the brewery and thought it was more malty and boozy.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours an orange golden color with a nice head that sticks around and very good lacing.

Smell – A really strong pine scent with an oily hoppiness.

Taste – Bitter pine.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated. Bitter, but no lingering bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – A bit over hopped for my taste, though I like that it's not in the aftertaste.

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Photo of emount91
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drinking 12.25.15, pours a clear orange color, good foamy head that lasts a decent amount of time. smell is pine and resin through and through, nothing tropical here. smell follows the taste exactly: resin and pine, pine and resin, resiny pine, and piney resin, with a dry malt backbone. definition of a great bitter hop bomb "west coast" IPA. mouth feel is great, but I wouldnt expect any less from Stone. great beer when it's around, was my favorite Stone brew until I tried Thunderstruck.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just cracked the 7/4/14. Poured a nice pale yellow with a fizzy head that left trails down the side of the glass. The smell was amazing with a lot of hop scents of pine and citrus. The taste was great, exploding with a lot of pine and grapefruit notes that mingled in the mouth and left a very crisp finish that was very refreshing. Loved it and would definitely recommend grabbing a bottle while there is still time.

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