Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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 MrHolden
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two week old Enjoy By 4.20.16 poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a gorgeous, clear gold with a thin white head that becomes a collar rather quickly. The lacing is spotty and webbed. Aroma is one area where Enjoy Bys typically shine and this is no exception. A lively bouquet of grapefruit, honey, malt, and citrus. The flavor is hop forward but does so mildly, with a round finish consisting of more grapefruit, melon, earth, and rich malt. The finish is wet and clean with a long bitter touch. The hops are not overdone and mix well with the rest of the palate. A great IPA.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle not even 2 weeks old all the way over here in Beaumont, TX. 4/20/16 version woo hoo! Pours a slightly hazy medium gold ale color with the tiniest bit of carbonation. Smell is piney resin drops of dank if that makes any sense, and the taste follows suit with a bold refreshing flavor that quickly opens up your pallet but hides the 9+% deviously well. For some reason it wasn't kept refrigerated by HEB. Great job Stone, concept is a very welcome one in this craft beer market where many a retailer overstocks, ruining beers in the process.

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Photo of TriggerFingers
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had this man times before...but revisiting on Easter Sunday. Damn. This is really good. I can't think of a better DIPA regularly distributed in a bomber. Even better that it has come down in price in NorCal...bombers are now $5.99. Can't beat the QPR. Tasty for days!

A, 95

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

4.20.16 good date choice guys. its a little sweeter, not quite as dank or funky this time, but really nice. did the abv go up a hair maybe? either way this is always excellent and deserves all the praise it gets. big ups to stone's marketing team or whoever came up with the title and concept. what a good idea.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow, which is quite lovely. Head is foamy and white and retains well. Lacing is tight and everywhere. Tangerine, citrus, and dank hops form a juicy, hoppy aroma. Nice juicy dank and piney hop flavors with a bit of citrus and tangerine to back it up. Good balance, which leans on the bitter hoppy side. Mouth feel is a bit harsh on the carbonation side, but otherwise manageable. Not as full as other IPAs either. Overall, a good solid IPA. Didn't deliver as well as I thought it would (my first Enjoy By), but it's still quality.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Bottled March 14th. Drank March 26th. Enjoy By 4/20/16 version.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 04.20.16 bottled 03.15.16

Easily the best DIPA that i've had since I got turned onto the style, comes in an absolutely beautiful bottle that you really can't wait to open upon first sighting it in the store. I had the pleasure of spotting one in the singles cooler at my local bottle shop, have waited until i've had a few to give it a review. Pours with a thick white head which settles into a gorgeous thin layer of foam on top of this golden beauty. The smell of tropical fruit is strong and helps mask the massive 9.4% alcohol that you're about to consume. Lifting the glass to your lips, it starts with intense hops and bitterness, finishing dry and boozy as it goes down. Adjusting to the bitterness, you really start to get the citrus notes coming through and it turns into a truly amazing DIPA from a truly amazing brewery.

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Photo of smanson56
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice golden color into my snifter glass. The nose is perhaps a little muted but there is some soft citrus aromas coming through. The taste is better than the nose showed with strong citrus and tropical flavors going on here. The mouthfeel is smooth but there is a little bit of alcohol burn in the back of this. And since this was really fresh it is a better than average beer.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4.20 Honestly when I cracked it I hated it. Syrupy sweet finish. It killed it for me. Fortunately as this warmed up it came around in a big way.The warm citrus hops came through beautifully. Big IPA and delicious, among the best.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

4.20.16, opened the first bottle a couple weeks ago, this is holding up fine with a couple weeks before the EB date.

Look is clear copper body with decent, off-white head. Dissipates rather quickly leaving some spotty lacing and a thin ring.

Smell is very piney. Dank and resinish, this is dominated by the hops early, with no sign of malts on the nose,

Taste is similar to the nose, except you get a biscuity, bready flavor rather early in the taste. It works really well with the sharp bitter notes. Citrus notes are somewhat hidden, but easily detected when you pay attention.

Feel is excellent, not too heave - which is how I think an IPA should be - but plenty of malt to balance out the hops. Very sticky, long finish. Great!

Overall, you can't go wrong with this one. Its in your face, but well rounded. Alcohol is not prominent, but this is still going to be a huge beer for anyone that doesn't have big beers regularly.

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Photo of andylipp
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4-20-16. As I've come to expect from this series..., a great looking, smelling and tasting IPA from Stone. Crystal clear, an inch of head, wonderful lacing. Tropical and citrus hops, a sturdy enough malt backbone and just enough bitterness in the finish. Love it.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear gold pour with a white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is grapefruit, pine and malt sweetness. The taste is grapefruit, peppery mango and massive piney hops. There is a nice sweetness and this lingers with the finishing bitterness. This is a quite tasty beer.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really good DIPA from stone and commend the effort to get it as fresh as they can across the whole distro areas. solid tropical and tangerine nose and flavors.

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Photo of zshaft
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours light orange with one finger head. nose is nice orange and tangerine. medium carbonation. I get some orange rind mid to late pallate with nice bitter finish. juicy at the end of the sip making my cheeks pucker. nice beer with nothing overpowering. better than some but I wouldn't place it in the top tier of iipas.

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Photo of Smk54
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 02.14.16. Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden yellow. Copious white head and extensive lacing. Strong citrus notes. I smell grapefruit. Smooth taste. Hops are there but not bitter. This is the definition of "juicy" in an IPA. Amazing!

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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 JasW
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A unique DIPA. No cloying maltiness fighting with forward hops, just a clean malt presence undergirding a terrific hop bite. This is a goto DIPA, and one for the ages.

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Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20/16, bottled 3/16/16. Enjoyed 3/21/16.
An outstanding DIPA, nothing really so special as to put it in that world class category in my opinion, but It is no doubt a very very good IPA.
Enjoy by Unfiltered is a better and perhaps world class beer, but it is a league above this. This is still an outstanding DIPA and my rating is only so high because I took into consideration how easily they are attained versus other outstanding DIPAs of similar class.

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Photo of PCole
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/14/16 - poured from a bomber bottled 1/9/16 into a tulip on 1/24/16

Look: Amber, semi-translucent. A little hazy. Finger of off-white/yellow head. Large fluffy bubbles. Good retention with moderate lacing. Easily roused to a finger-height head with little agitation

Smell: Incredibly tropical and fruity. Mango, guava, peach, apricot. Mild pine and resin but the fruits predominate. Increasing pine character as it warms.

Taste: Typical pine and resin. Nothing surprising. But of orange-juice / rind

Feel: Fairly high carbonation. Deceivingly thick mouthfeel. Fair amount of alcoholic heat but I wouldn't place it at 9.4%

Overall: Great stuff. Absolutely intoxicating aroma and very balanced flavor. My first of the Enjoy By series and definitely not the last.

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Photo of Professor_Frink
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth. It delivers the alcohol in the taste, but still very good. Fantastic aftertaste. I would drink again, but in a limited fashion as it delivers a punch.

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Photo of Ethan21
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great beer! I was looking forward to this for a while I have the Black IPA as well I will review soon. This beer has all of the citrus taste and smell with a tad bit of caramel and a big grapefruit note. I don't believe anyone will be disappointed. Thumbs up to Stone I don't care if they are getting on the unfiltered bandwagon this beer is good! Look for my black IPA review soon.

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Photo of tduecen
3.42/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Still drinking the 12/25/15 batch... part of the reason is that it isn't for me.... more bitter than I like a golden color to it and more of a dank smell that I really enjoy.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Friend gave me several bottles because, you know, they were outdated. This was still a first class imperial IPA. The hop character was unique, exceptionally dank, and outstanding. No complaints at all. So if you are well past the date.... don't throw it out. Give it to me.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For such a readily-available beer, this one is never a letdown. A classic within the style from a brewery that is known for producing many, high-quality IPAs, Enjoy By is based on the premise of drinking hop-forward beers as soon as possible. When consumed before the enjoy by date, this beer is juicy, full of tropical aromas and flavors.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden with a thin off-white top that clings a bit. Aroma is really nice, even though I'm 6 days late! Lots of tropical fruit mixes with a caramel malt. Similar in flavor, a nice malt backbone smooth a never-overwhelming blast of fruity and citrus hop flavors. Finishes slightly dry and slightly bitter.

Edit 04/20/17 batch, enjoyed 11 days after 03/15 bottling. Same words as above can describe it, but bumping some metrics. This is so smooth, so not-harsh, and no hint of the 9.4%. I could drink this by the gallon.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/18 and consumed on X-mas Eve... minutes under the gun :)

I think everyones done a great job reviewing this but I also had the enjoy by christmas on tap at The Gaff in Waltham, MA. Just wanted to give a shout out to an awesome craft beer bar.

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