Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 10,781 ratings
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
Ranking:
#201
Reviews:
1,501
Ratings:
10,781
Liked:
10,398
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
9.05%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
826
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Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,781 |  Reviews: 1,501
Photo of Gregf51
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle of this states enjoy by 12-21-12 (tasted on 11-24-12). Interesting marketing in this regard--absolutely in your face about when the beer will start to fade. In Boston, my favorite store had only two cases available. Both were kept in back for the "regulars". Good idea to produce just enough for us beer geeks.

Solid three finger head that settles slowly leaving plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is nearly clear with a neutral gold color.

Strong evergreen aroma with a bit of citrus; some white pepper...all from hops! I cannot detect any smells from the malts. Still, this is inviting.

Starts with a mild pale malt flavor. This is completely gone once I swallow--a complete hop bomb with an expected never-ending aftertaste. If you love your beer very bitter, you'll love this one. The body is relatively weak when compared to other DIPAs. The high carbonation adds to this effect.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottled 3/15/2016

kind of surprised by this one, given the ratings. its got a great bitterness on the finish, and a nice amount of carbonation to accentuate the piney character. in terms of a great fresh ipa .... ive had ipas that tasted a lot fresher. as far as a super dank ipa, ive had much much danker hahah. this beer actually left something to be desired in terms of the flavor profile. still, pretty good ... enjoy!

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Juggerr
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersasap
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeonseh
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 2-15-13. Drank at NWI super bowl tasting

A - Light orange yellow with a small white head

S - Mango, tangerine, light grapefruit, and bitter pine

T - Bitter grapefruit with light pine up front. Light mango and honey syrup that provides a nice sweetness to it that keeps it from being too bitter up front.

MF - Light body with slight syruipiness to it. Light body with nice resin remaining in the tongue

O - Solid DIPA that has a nice balance between the bitter hops up front and the sweeter, more tropical fruit flavors.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 800th review! "End of the World" batch 12.21.12. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours a frothy, 2 finger white head with excellent retention. Beer is a clear orange-goldenrod. Lacing is thick, layered and stringy with great cling. Phenomenal in every aspect.

Nose is intense citrus, pine with a sappy hop presence and some cane sugar to finish things off. Nice and clean.

Opens citrus, pine, cane sugar and a light hoppiness. A slight astringency at the start that mellows into some sap hop bitterness. Middle is more citrus and grapefruit with a bitter finish and a hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Really balanced.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Lively but smooth in the mouth and warm and aggressive going down. Finish is slightly messy with a lingering aftertaste. Hides the ABV exceptionally well.

This is just a very well crafted, all-around solid IIPA. Great look, clean nose, balanced flavor profile and an excellent feel. I'm glad I got the chance to try this one.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a clear golden amber colored body with a one finger white foamy head that disappears at a moderate pace, speckled lacing clings a bit. The smell had a sweet yet bitter through pine, floral, hoppy, grapefruit tones. The taste had a bittersweet through previously mentioned flavors, grapefruit aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat at about a light to medium, semi-sessionable as the ABV seems to be well hidden, carbonated spot on. Overall, very nicely done IPA in a series that is always easy to come back to.

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Photo of Gmann
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 4.1.13. A bit old but its the only one I am going to find in the area. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a soapy off-white head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is hoppy, shocker. Big grapefruit scent with some pepper and a touch of tropical fruit, mainly pineapple.

The taste is fairly grassy but still has some notes of grapefruit. Some tropical fruit notes but not too sweet, which is good. A bit peppery and earthy. The malt base is a touch bready but mainly sits in the background. A nice hoppy beer but it probably faded a bit.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Bitter on the palate but not in a crushing way. Its a big beer but its not sticky or thick.

Enjoy By was enjoyable, wish I could of had it fresher. Good hop profile with a nice light malt base.

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Photo of roofnasty
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellikit
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear orange with a medium super foamy head. Plenty of tiny bubbles.

S: Pine. Flowers. Peach.

T: heavy grapefruit. Pine resin. A little sweet malt character. Alcohol tones. Heavy bitterness.

M: medium body. Medium carbonation.

O: BIG IPA. Huge hops. Big alcohol presence. A little too much for me. But good for sure.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife picked a few of these up for me at her work.

Appearance- clear golden color, very thin head

Smell- piney, grassy, citrus hops

Taste- piney, grassy, and slight citrus hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This is definitely a very good beer. I really like it a lot.

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Photo of MrBoh
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger head into my DFH IPA glass. The head has a strong resemblance of clean sea foam, if there ever was such a thing. Pretty deep amber, almost glows.

Scent of grass, followed by a little pine. Lemongrass, grapefruit and a bit dank. Hardly any booze smell, just a little sweet. The smell is so exciting that I took a sip before I intended to... The high aroma rating more so for the excitement it provided than it being spot on for the aromas I like in the style...If that makes any sense?

A tad sweetness at first, a little earthiness and grassiness. Pine and grapefruit are present here, but much more subdued. Overall just very...meaty. Makes me crave a steak.

Finishes pretty dry and bitter. Strong excitement long after each sip due to the carbonation.

Despite this being bottled two weeks ago, it seems to just be missing some freshness. The flavor profile isn't what I prefer with the style, but it kind of works. But, it's still pretty drinkable. I will have no problem polishing off the bomber myself.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vonnegut21
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger and a half of white head.

S: Pine, citrus, mild notes of "cat urine" that are so prevalent in Stone IPAs. Not bad, just very pungent.

T: Hoppy, with hints of citrus, pine and saltiness. Relatively mild for a DIPA.

M: Nice mouthfeel, well carbonated, but nothing special.

O: Overall this is a nice beer, but I'd rather drink a regular Ruination. It's certainly not up to the standards of Ruination 10th Anniversiary. Good, but not worth the hunt IMO.

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Photo of mchegash
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The 7th batch (5/11/13) Poured into a snifter

A: Clear, light golden with a white half-finger head that sits a bit. Light lacing.

S: Grapefruit, grassy hops

T: The hops cascade with a smooth presense. Light malt backbone.

M: Light to medium

O: Very smooth IPA. Love these limited batches.

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Photo of Bmm281
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of daveg36
4/5  rDev -9.5%

12.26.14 WTF???????????????????? This version was awful. What did you guys do here? Grapefruit notes completely missing in the taste. No balance, just bitter. Totally off flavors. Would have gotten a zero if I had not liked the other versions. This current iteration was a miss.

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Photo of joemetric
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of RebeccaMB
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 10,781 ratings
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