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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 beantown_hopster
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of k8kruk
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/18/15
Consumed 12/25/15 in tulip

A: Saturated golden-orange with champagne bubbles lingering as we slowly enjoy. Sumptuous, foamy head with substantial lacing.

N: Burnt orange rind and pine. Heady.

T: Bitter citrus pith, buttered toast and floral honey. Balanced between strong, sophisticated hops and warm carmel.

F: Sticky, thick and substantial.

O: Excellent beer. Has all the hoppy complexity you want from an IPA that others pretend to by making their beers too bitter. Malty Carmel flavor keeps these hops balanced and adds to the complex deliciousness. A real treat.

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Photo of NanookinTexas
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 12.25.15. Bottled on 11/18/15. 9.4%ABV.

Bomber ($8.99) poured into a stem.

Look: Pour golden, clean, clear, champagne color. Half to 3/4' white head, that quickly subsides to 1/8" to 1/4" layer that hangs around for a while. A volcano of champagne size bubbles rising from the bottom of the stem. When swirled in the glass a bit, to wake up more of the buquet, it leaves really nice heavy lacing on the glass.

Nose: Upon initial pour the buquet is BIG citrus (grapefruit, orange peel) that quickly subsides and becomes very subtle. Swirl it a bit and those champagne bubbles wake up! Some floral notes, perhaps Magnolia, rich yet crisp and clean. Really opens up as it warms!

Taste: Bitter grapefruit, orange peel, perhaps a hint of green mango, vanilla. Very, very clean and crisp. The bitterness, for me, is by no means excessive or overpowering. Alcohol content very well hidden. Flavors become richer as it warms.

Feel: Very light on the tungue initially. The bitterness is very much in the fore and subsides to a slight sweetness. Very, very, clean, crisp.

Overall: Without out doubt a keeper! I hope I have another bottle amongst my stash. It'd be worth a side-by-side tasting with Arrogant Bastard, Double Arrogant Bastard, Tunderstruck and, the standard Stone IPA, to sus out the differing nuances of each. That's a lot of brew! Calls for a tasting, with lots of help! :)


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Photo of havron
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 12.25.15, eh? Well, who am I to argue. Merry Christmas!

Bottled on date of 11/18/15. Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip on the enjoy by date.

L: Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden caramel apricot color with a solid white head leaving good lacing. Delicate effervescent bubbles continue to rise up to the top. Did someone call for champagne?

S: Wet grassy resinous hops and peach-heavy tropical fruit aromas mingle with caramel malts. Touch of alcohol in the nose. The aroma is rather delicate and not as in-your-face as I like my IPAs to be, but quite inviting.

T: The taste follows as a bigger version of the nose as caramel malt sweetness hits the tongue first, accompanied by a pleasantly sharp but not overbearing punch of alcohol backed up by the prickly carbonation. Tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple settle in next and then transition to a dominant peach note, finally giving way to a wet resinous hoppy bitterness that sticks to the tongue well after each sip. Sweet biscuity malts are present throughout and provide a solid tasty backdrop for the hop train. Very nice.

F: Medium-bodied and sticky, and quite satisfying rolled across the palate. Carbonation is excellent and the bubbles are going straight to my head not halfway through the bomber.

O: This is a solid IIPA and tastes more complex with every sip as it warms. Devastatingly joyous? Perhaps. Well-crafted and delicious? Definitely. Great job, Stone. Will enjoy again next cycle!

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Photo of BethanyB
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, and deep gold in color. The two-finger white head disappears right away, likely due to the high ABV.

Smell: Bready malt mixes with honeysuckle and a somewhat tart, meaty smell. It's not stomach-turning, but it certainly doesn't hit the spot. Makes me wonder if I'm too close to the end-date? In the background, light citrus hops are subdued by caramel.

Taste: Once the palate grows used to the intense taste of honey and butterscotch, resinous hops and a soft, bready malt make their presence known. In spite of the sweet notes, there's a moderate bitterness accentuated by spicy peppercorn.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a creamy, satiny finish which still retains some dryness.

Overall: The well-balanced taste is the highlight here, and while it's not a mind blowing beer, it's delicious enough to be undeniably worth drinking.

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Photo of Jrallen329
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great ipa very crisp and bright with a hint of bitterness followed by a nice piny biscuit undertone and finished with a fresh citrus....excellent beer

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Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly hopped IPA, dark golden with small creamy head. Piney hops with a hint of citrus, smooth malt backbone and slick mouthfeel. Mild dry bitterness lasts on the tongue. Excellent! Rated: 2-4-14, 12-26-14, 4-20-15, 7-4-15, 10-31-15, 12-25-15

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Photo of Cfred371
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 12/25/15, warmed for five to ten minutes
Look: the beer pours a light orange color, white head with a good amount of carbonation. Some alcohol lacing on the glass
Smell: I get some tropical fruit, I think pineapple, and then a little malt. Maybe some dankness. Pretty nice
Taste: similar to the nose, pineapple for a short second, a little malt, and then a grapefruit bitterness
Feel: dry, and bitter through most of the drink. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall: a nice offering, but I've had better for sure. Maybe a few weeks earlier this would've been a lot better, but it reminds me of this years Abrasive from Surly

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Photo of Bassbrew
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12/25/15, opened on 12/19/15. Good carbonation. Crystal clear, straw color. The aroma is good, but not as strong as it should be for this kind of beer. Tons of hop flavor as well as bitterness, but balanced very well. The balance extends to the after taste as well. ABV is well hidden.

Overall a great beer!

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a tall Riedel Pilsner glass.

Pours crystal clear with a nice bright white head. Lots of lacing. Smell is unremarkable. Moderately sweet up front, followed by a sharply bitter back. Bitterness is akin to grapefruit peel. Has a great texture and weight -- crisp due to great carbonation with a medium body.

This is a great beer, but lacks aroma. Tastes very good, but that 'something special' is missing to make it a great beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.38/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber copper with a medium, fluffy beige head, leaving soft peaks of lace.

Smell is peach, grapefruit, and light caramel malt, with taste following almost identically, which is a commendable feat. Taste adds a touch of resin.

This is usually a well balanced IPA for Stone, who sometimes likes to go overboard with bitterness. Some alcohol does make itself known.

Most recent: a 7/4/16 fresh on draft in the first week of June.

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Photo of Saviour
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - light and golden colour;
S - okay, but not mindblowing;
T - classic for ipa, but quite impressing;
F - a little bitter but so far it is ipa, it's okay;
O - very good ipa, but americans could do much better.

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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 Brickie28
3.36/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 12/25/15. Bought a 22 oz bottle on 12/13/15
Poured in a Sam Adams glass.
Poured clear, golden 1 1/2 " head, nice lacing.
Aroma, I must be spoiled. not impressed. VERY subdued.
Taste, Ok, nothing special.
Feel, Nice body typical for a DIPA.
Overall, Good but NOT great.

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Photo of fx20736
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
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 Whiteturtle
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rating an Enjoy by 12.25.15... bottled on 11/18/15
*First 'Enjoy by' for this fella. Pretty stoked.

Eyes: A light golden color. Poured with a 3 finger head. About a 4 minute retention.

Nose: Pine, mango, tangerines, hibiscus, white grape. Very sweet and herbaceous.

Taste: Very sweet. Honey syrupy goodness. Grains of paradise is prominent (even if it wasn't used). Coriander and lemon zest on the back end.

Body/Feels: Thinner than I thought. Sticky and boozy. Although the 9.4% is masked very well. I would have pinned it closer to 8%.

Overall: I was hoping it would be a little more on the piney/bitter end of the IPA spectrum. But for being on the other side, its very good. You can't go wrong with a stone IPA, and the Enjoy by Series seems to be top-shelf, and decently priced. If you're an experienced beer (IIPA) consumer, this won't knock your hops off. But its tasty, refreshing, and damn good.


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Photo of NateDyk47
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- light brown/orange, thin white head
S- faint citrus scent
T- bitter citrus & malt flavors
F- lightly carbonated, but on the heavy side for IPA

very good!

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Photo of Hibernator
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
22 oz brown bottle
Bottled 11/18/15
Served in a 20 oz Samuel Smith's glass

Pours yellow into the glass with a bronze tint. A thin white head forms on top and quickly begins to leave trails of sticky lacings. The lacings become webbed as they cling to the side of the glass.

The nose is magnificent with whiffs of citrus fruits and a bouquet of fresh flowers.

My first sip unveils a sweet and syrupy biscuit backbone and then comes a full blown hop assault on my palate. Flavors of clementine orange, key lime, lemon and Ruby Red grapefruit. There is also black pepper bite and hop resin presence in there too.

The mouthfeel is awesome, this is a hop bomb masterpiece.

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Photo of DevWand
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time trying an Enjoy By...have to say I'm impressed

Emptied the bomber into a chilled glass and was pleasantly surprised at how well the head held up (considering it being an IPA). Color is on point with what you'd expect from the style: Orange/amber.
Smells pleasant, reminds me of a christmas tree. Great flavor with Pine, Citrus, and a slight Floral after bite.

Overall a fantasitc IPA - - - Has that fresh hoppy flavor you'd expect, yet isn't overly bitter, which gives each one of the flavors a chance to be noticed.

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Photo of acavaciuti
3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Look: very light in my opinion. barely any head
Smell: bright, floral, some citrus, grapefruit
Taste: good hop bite, mellows out after a while
Feel: very smooth almost slammable
Overall: refreshing and delicious

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Look: A light amber color with very little head. Typical for the style.

Smell: Holy dank! This beer smells as piney as a Christmas tree. Picking up a ton of tropical fruit; papayas, mangos, pineapple maybe some stone fruits and a ton of grapefruit. Smells great!

Taste: Amazing. Super piney and fruity! Getting a slightly floral note that isn't as pronounced as the tropical fruits. Delicious!

Feel: Feels pretty typical of a double IPA; slightly chewy and very mouth coating. Drinks really smooth for the relatively high ABV.

Overall: Stone really hit a home run with this beer! With a little more refining, this beer could compete with the likes of Pliny and Heady Topper. An amazing feat for a large brewery. Glad this beer is widely distributed and not entirely expensive.

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

One of my favorite IPA's. I get this every time it comes around. Excellent balance, very fresh (as expected). A great concept by Stone, and it seems to work every time.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Substantial clarity, looks professional as can be. Even manages almost a full inch of head on it, something amazing given the massive amount of hops/hop oil here.

Got them proprietary tropical fruit hops working to the bone here. Good stuff. Super dry mouthfeel and taste, hops seem to be in the amarillo/citra/simcoe vein. Not a lot of bitterness. Alcohol easily covered up. Damn good stuff, no need to chase small bottle counts when Stone kills it like this, especially in the six pack format.

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Photo of GregA135
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 12.25.15

So far I have loved every Enjoy By IPA.
Poured a nice orange color with a nice white head
Aroma of tropical fruits, mango and citrus
Tastes awesome! Perfect amount of bitterness along with citrus and pine. Smooth and Delicious!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by 12/25/15 poured into a pint glass.

Clear, orange/golden with a beautiful white creamy/foamy head.

Scents of fruit, tropical, mango, pineapple, citrus, pine.
Amazing smell.

The hops are noticeable in the taste but not overpowering. An amazing IPA. The clarity, the smell, the taste, the mouthfeel.... its all there. Also the alcohol is well hidden. Tastes like a 7% to me.

Loooooove it.

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