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

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1,482
Ratings:
10,683
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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Photo of FreshHawk
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light and very clear bronze color. Medium-sized, tight, bubbly, smooth, creamy, white head. Good retention leaving a nice lacing.

S - Intense, sweet hop aroma. Tons of tropical and citrus fruit, including mango, pineapple, grapefruit, mandarin orange, peach and subtle lychee aroma. Subtle bready malt aroma in the background. Fairly sweet on the nose.

T - Similar to the nose. Tons of sweet, juicy hops. Sweetened grapefruit/mandarin orange along with mango, pineapple, peach juice flavor. Very subtle malt backbone provides a hint of sweetness as well. It starts out somewhat sweet; then it gets predominantly fruity but balanced; and it finishes slightly bitter with some flowery/herbal and citrus rind flavors. Linger fruit, especially citrus, flavor. Faintest whisper of pine hidden throughout.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Crisp but goes down smooth. Not very hefty or sticky at all.

D - Wonderfully balanced DIPA with the light and crisp feel of an IPA. Loads of hops that stay strong throughout. Not overly bitter; actually, somewhat sweet in a DIPA not cloying way. Very easy to drink with alcohol absolutely hidden.

Notes: Enjoy By 05/17/13. I really like the idea of a somewhat limited, very hoppy beer with a very clear date. Not something I will get all the time, but not something that will just sit around and take up space. This was well executed with the hops shining and the malt really just helping to showcase the hops. I really enjoy fruity, slightly sweet DIPAs and this hit the spot. Surprisingly light and easy to drink really paired well with the flavors. Lived up to the hype I was reading and definitely worth a try. Great treat for every now and then with no concerns about freshness.

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Photo of atr2605
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours copper with a white foamy head with great retention
S-lots of pine, grapefruit, and lemon
T-Pine and grapefruit bitterness up front with the malt providing some nice balance but defitely a hop forward IPA. Finishes with pine bitterness on the palate
M-medium bodied, abv is well hidden
O-Solid and balanced IPA that is extremely drinkable, although the abv will keep you from having more than one

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Photo of Mikus
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9/20/14 is ridiculously floral. Nose, taste, such a clean and delicious offering from Stone. Solid IPA. Even the wife thought it was really good, and she hates IPAs. Update: The 12/26/14 was just a delicious mango explosion. Update: 3/14/15 Pi was enjoyed with my pal Jens4212, I got the tulip. Beautiful golden amber pour with sticky-icky lacing. Hop explosion: orange, grapefruit, mango, bit of a savory/earthy hop. Not much alcohol noticeable in the mix of citrus, bitterness, and deliciousness. Clean finish. Enjoy by rocks. Update: 7/04/15 had huge pine/grapefruit juice and citrus peel, crisp and clean with a dry finish, just an absolute hop playground.

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Photo of cw577enfield
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got two bottles of seventh batch (05.17.13) from Corks 'n' Kegs. Poured into a snifter.

A: transparent orange/gold color, two and half fingers of head, solid lacing.

S: Outstanding aroma. Picked up citrus hops right away, could smell tropical fruits and floral notes.

T: HOP BLAST! It jumps out to you with its hoppy and grapefruit flavor. Delivers a great combination of bitterness and sweetness. Aftertaste of bitterness remains but lightly.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate to high carbonation, slight boozy and dry finish.

O: This one reminds me of Abrasive in terms of bitterness and hoppy flavor and LOVED IT! Stone Brewing did another great job with one of their products. Arguably one of the most hop-forward beers out there.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Over 3 days, I've had 3 of these already. I think that says a lot. Looks damn near perfect for a DIPA: bright, golden amber body, mostly transparent, with a foamy 2 finger head. Head dissipates down to a thin layer of foam and a little swirl of the glass stirs up a surprisingly thick layer of foam. Even the last couple ounces still produce more head than some beers I've tried when first poured! Smells of strong, bitter citrus fruits and a hint of pine. Taste is predominantly grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and lemon. I'm getting both the juices and the rind of each fruit flavor. There's some strong pine bitterness buried beneath all the citrus fruit, and a little bit of candy like sweetness way in the background. This is a great marriage of sweet and bitter, really embraces the west coast style of strong bitterness and is much more balanced than some of the east coast DIPAs I've had. Feel has a really nice drying effect from the hop oils, and feels full bodied and with medium carbonation. The one downside of this beer is it gets the tiniest bit harsh as it warms. I drank one relatively quick and the next day let it sit a little longer, and the last few swallows of the one left to sit out had a much more noticeable alcohol presence. Otherwise, this is an awesome DIPA and I'll be on the lookout for the next batch.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 02.14.15 (consumed on 1/24/15)

This is always fantastic. Nose and taste are very hop forward with a strong piney, flowery presence. Body is light, carbonation is active. I always grab two or three of these when they become available, totally worth it.

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Photo of JeffoC6
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By: 2/14/14
Bottled: 1/10/14
Drinking: 2/4/14
Setting: Living room couch watching Seinfeld. Putty was the best character on that show.

A: Pours a hazy orange/tangerine color with a soapy and rocky white head of about 2 fingers, which dissipates to about 1 finger as the beer sets. Definitely can't see through this one. Hazy and rich. I can smell it from here!

S: Tangerine, orange, and grapefruit. Lots and lots of citrus. Undertones of lemon zest with bread grains. Faint hint of resin'y pine.

T: Taste is full forward candied orange peel and a blast of grapefruit juice. Enjoyable sweetness from the get-go, but not cloying. A touch of alcohol as the sip warms on the tongue, but incredibly well hidden for being 9.4%. VERY DRINKABLE. Bitterness is retained throughout, and mellows into subtle biscuit notes towards the end. Not as much pine in the taste as I detected in the nose. This is a wonderful citrus bomb and again, I can't get over how smooth this is to drink.

MF: The carbonation is perfect in my opinion. It's just enough to allow the flavors to pop once you take a sip, but not so much that it dominates. Not overly sticky on the lips or tongue, which I usually experience big boy IPA's. Dare I say, I think that's what's missing here? Hey, I'm nitpicking.

O: Fantastic DIPA. I could easily drink 2 or 3 of these in a sitting, but would probably pay for it shortly thereafter...But it's that good, and that smooth. Another west coast beaut!

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Photo of wowthatbeerisgood
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, golden hue with a good head; I can see floating sediment and evidence of the lack of filter. I love the sweet smell with a hint of orange. It has a full-bodied, yet light flavor. Can't taste the alcohol at all, but I can definitely feel it. Nice, hoppy taste. Will definitely enjoy again.

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Photo of stephens101
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pellucid, reddish orange with an off-white froth. Wait, you mean it's not hazy!

Redolent with orange, citrus and pine.

Heavy on the hops up front of course, but plenty of fruit juice, caramel and spice to balance. And if that weren't enough, there's an encore wave of honey-like bitterness to finish.

Goes down medium and smooth, but you will not forget it's weight.

A complex and timeless DIPA for old school hop heads.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04.01.13

A: Pours a golden copper color with a fingers worth of head that recedes to a thin cap within a few minutes

S: Floral, fruity, and piney hops come through the most, with a spicy maltiness and very light additional fruitiness from the alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a barrage of citrus, pine, and floral hops with a light spiciness from the malts and alcohol. Able to stay balanced even with the amount of hops, but still nice and bitter throughout and into the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This beer is WAY too easy to drink for a DIPA, and it will always be fresh. Props to Stone for really making it clear when to drink this beer, aka RIGHT NOW! Don't hesitate buying this beer whenever you see it, as you won't be let down

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Photo of ZAP
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-Golden colored...light lace....lightly carbonated look

S-Floral, herbal, piney....fragrant....oily hoppiness

T-Big again on the floral/herbal notes...not outwardly bitter....good oily hop flavor...almost noble hop feel at points....a good dose of evergreen like pineyness.

F-Definitely a DIPA in body but not sticky sweet like some...I like the oily hop feel to this.

O-A solid DIPA and my first foray into the "Enjoy By" offerings. Apparently they change? This is definitely a quality beer but I wouldn't rate it as high as it sits right now on this site (99)

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Photo of arizcards
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tracked down a 05.17.13 version yesterday at the Happy Valley BevMo for $6.49.

Beer poured the clearest of light orange with a decent white head. The clarity is quite good.

Nose is primarily citrus.

Taste is fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with some mango. Finish leaves a lingering pine flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated moderately.

Overall an excellent brew. This is very close to being right out of the tap the freshness is that good. A tough brew to track down but definitely worth chasing!

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Photo of snaotheus
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 (enjoyed on 03.21.13)

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

This is an extremely pretty beer. Pours a clear, rich golden with a coppery tint, beautiful head that fades slowly and appears to be sheeting the sides of the glass, lots of continuous carbonation action. Smell is fresh, grassy, clean, honeysuckle and flowers, citrus.

Taste is sweet, bready up front with a deep bitter backbone, pine and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel is thick, slightly chewy, slightly sticky, but not cloying. I might call it creamy. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

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Stone Enjoy by 04.20.14 (enjoyed on 03.29.14)
It is still an excellent beer. Better than I remember, but comparable to the original review.

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Stone Enjoy by 07.04.14 (enjoyed on 06.22.14)
I might give this a 5 for aroma. But, it's not so heady or pretty.

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Stone Enjoy By 12.26.14 (enjoyed on 12.05.14, bottled on 11/13/14)
Heady again, beautiful aroma again. More of a resinous texture that I hadn't noted before.

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Enjoy By 02.14.15 (enjoyed on 01.25.15)
Not such a big head, but quite pretty. Again with the big beautiful aroma. Not so resinous. Maybe a bit too sweet this time.

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Enjoy By 03.14.15 (enjoyed on 03.05.15)
Too cold today, need to tone down the fridge. Big pretty head anyway. Smell is muted (but I'm blaming temperature). Still delicious. Fruity. Resinous.

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Enjoy By 07.04.15 (enjoyed on 06.12.15)
Fridge temp adjusted from last time. Still gorgeous. Aroma is bright. Delicous fruity and resinous.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Newest batch: 07-04-13. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that goes down quickly. Scent is immediately floral, but quickly fades to DANK hops. I can't help but be reminded of the hoppy beers from Alpine when I smell this special offering from Stone. The hop scent on this is just so damn inviting, it's ridiculous. Sweet, but not malty...it's a sweet, hoppy resin aroma. Some pine and a ton of citrus fruit with a hint of pineapple and mango. Taste is just as it smells. It is so hard to explain this beer, because it is so delicious and everything an imperial IPA should be. So fresh and so clean...as Outkast would say. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied. Drinkability is VERY high! This is a top notch IPA that reminds me of the quality that Alpine produces. Definitely my favorite hoppy Stone beer.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter. Best by 7/4/14.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super notes of tropical, citrus, grassy, resiny pine, and herbal hops. All followed by caramel and some toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness and slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, balanced, very mild bitterness,

Overall: Wow. Top Notch Superb beer. Nuf ced.

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Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 25.12.15, had on 7.12.15 at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam.
A great Imperial IPA, heavy on the tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, passion fruit - mixed with a healthy amount of dank piny hops, on top of a sweet, malty body. This beer kind of reminded me of Pliney the Elder, but it was not nearly as balanced (the bitterness and alcohol were a bit rough around the edges) and the texture was not as smooth. Other than that, an excellent beer.

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Photo of Tilly
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Wow. Good offering. Pours a clear mid amber with little head. Wonderful citrus aroma with pine undertones. Grapefruit is the prominent taste. Medium body that snacks the back of your tongue. One of the better IPA's I've had of last. Good job!

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Photo of awakeavast
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9/13/13.

Appearance: This beer pours a clear deep amber with a slightly off-white head and leaves a little lacing.

Smell: Piney with some citrus and earthiness. Exactly what a dipa should smell like.

Taste: Very similar to the smell, but the nuances and balance of each flavor pull through a lot more. The alcohol is completely hidden behind the hop and malt notes. Perfectly balanced between hoppy and earthy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very drinkable.

Overall: Stone crushed it once again. I have had two of the previous batches, and the consistency has been outstanding. This series is easily top tier among double ipas, and at an amazing value as well. It has quickly become a benchmark of the style. Any hophead should enjoy this beer.

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Photo of MisterGone
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.05.14 version. Pour from a 22. This one seems to have more tropicals than citrus profiles found in earlier versions. Not sure if they tweak the contents for different batches, or if I am under the influence of what I ate before drinking this. The hop profiles were, as expected and hoped for, the dominant flavors early and across the tongue. Finish had a little boozy element to it. Would rather that be less pronounced (beer was at good temp, not too cold). Looking forward to next batch.

4.20.14 version: also tropicals up front but with a nice grapefruit in the finish, but with a boozy little pop right at the back announcing the 9+ABV.

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Photo of Flopjack
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into tulip

Enjoy by 2.14.14

Appearance - Golden to burnt orange. Transparent with a about a finger head that settles nicely leaving a ring around the glass.

Smell - Pungent tropical fruits. Burnt pineapple, mango. Some spicy pine aroma is present as well. Not a lot of alcohol on the nose.

Taste - Dank sticky mango, grilled pineapple, grapefruit to start. Piny bitterness and spiciness like garlic towards the middle. Mild woodiness, and alcohol to finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium-full bodied, refreshing and crisp

Overall - Good beer. Punch in the nose and to the palate. It's a nice blend of citrus and slight spiciness that will surely leave you wanting next times batch. Got to try Enjoy by 11.12.13 as we'll (sad I didn't review) but I will be looking for this again next time.

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Enjoy By Date: 3.14.15
Wow, this is a pretty excellent brew. I have never had the chance to try this one, as I am from Missouri, when all of a sudden I visited a local liquor store and a stack of this was sitting in between a couple other stacks of 12 packs. It would have been extremely easy to walk right past this and never even know it was there.

This is a awesome IPA, extremely fresh, and tropical flavors and hop bitterness dominate. There is a great level of balance here between those two main flavors. I would have considered this one an even higher rating if it wasn't for a slight pungent onion flavor in behind it all. As it warmed, this flavor became more pronounced and quite present over the other flavors.

Drink this one cold and it is awesome, if it warms too much though, you will regret it.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

Bottled Enjoy By Date: 4.20.15
This one is more dank and much more bitter. Still delicious though.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this one...however I am drinking a few days past the enjoy by date.

A- crystal clear amber color that has a nice fluffy 2 finger head. Spiderweb lacing and mountainous peaks.

S- a nice dank piney leaf smell with hints of citrus smell. The combination is aromatic and pleasing to the nose. like a citrus pine needle.

F- strong citrus and pine with a slight malt base. The hops are juicy and sticky.

M-hoppy and light bodied. Dry in the mouth but crisp and refreshing.

O- great beer and a def spot in my top 10 beers. I am thinking it could be a lil better if I would have got it before the enjoy by date.

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal clear light yellow with white head that lingers and leaves lacing. Lighter than I expected.

Nose has grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruit.

Taste follows nose. Grapefruit citrus bitterness. Has a peppery finish. Lighter mouthfeel than I expected.

Great beer.

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Photo of fx20736
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 12/25/15. Bought a 22 oz bottle from Costco on 12/12/15. Served cold in a Duvel tulip.

Look: Peachy amber, white head, nice lacing

Smell: Candied grapefruit, tropical fruit, delicious

Taste: citrus, papaya

Feel: slippery, smooth

Overall: a top notch IPA

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Photo of Boozer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

22 Bottle of 12/26/14 in a Spiegelau IPA Glass...

Appearance: Golden with about one finger of head - aggressive pour.

Smell: BAM, right at you before I could even get my nose in the glass. Pineapple and grapefruit(?)... Some bread. Smells fresh...

Taste: You taste those fruits up front. Crisp and fresh tasting. Very enjoyable. You do not notice the alcohol at all. At 9+, that could be dangerous! I could have finished this quick, but sipped it through the first half of the 1 PM NFL games. Tasty.

Mouth feel: Slightly sticky and refreshing.

Overall: A great beer. I finished the second half of the bottle during the second half of the 1 PM games and into the 4 PM games... Definitely felt the alcohol at that point. Great beer.

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