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 Phineasco
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Copper, clear, and well carbonated with a healthy head that sticks around.
Smell: Not a big aroma. Dank, earthy, and pine.
Taste: Dank, bitter, and bleeds hops.
Mouthfeel: Complex and a little boozy.
Overall: A great big west coast IPA for hop lovers.

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

Pours a clear, orange color with a little over a finger of white head. The smell is fantastically strong from the moment the bottle is opened. Strong smells of tropical fruits, especially citrus like tangerines and oranges, some smell of peaches. Dank. Smells delicious. Taste is solid, hoppy bitterness from the start, not overpowering but it's there. Sweet and citrus, some pine notes, alternates a lot with the malts. Nice, medium body beer. Has a lingering bitterness to it. Overall its solid and nice, glad I grabbed a six pack, might get another one.

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

A clear amber orange with loads of carb rising, and a finger of white foamy head that sticks. In the aroma, I get lots of citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon), a decent amount of the dank, but, not quite oniony vibe, and a nice touch of caramel malt. In the flavor, nice waves of hops and malts that alternate back and forth from sweet to bitter, ending with a pleasant bitter note. Dank is mostly what I'm picking up in the flavor, which is great, but, I think the nose gives off a little more in the way of the citrus. Still, a very tasty brew. The feel is, above average carbonation, full feel, a little oily up front, and, quite dry on the finish. I can see why it's in demand. Nice stuff.

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Photo of Holderness
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the 4.20.17 release of this. Lots of tangerine, clementine, and other lower-citrus citrus. Smooth, juicy, almost sweet mouthfeel with little lingering aftertaste or bitterness. Remarkably light feeling for over 9% ABV. Absolutely the best offering I've had from Stone.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: hazy golden orange with lots of hoppy carbonated bubbles, misty white lacing that stains glass, looks delicious.

A: piney, hoppy, peaches, and other tropical fruit

F: slightly dank but bitter and tongue numbing as expected

T: piney, resin, hop oil, melon, grass, hints of peach but not strong enough, bitter

O: I keep going back and forth but I have to give it a 5 because it is a tongue numbing bitterness hop mash as this is what the beer should be and it's what Stone intended and for 9.4 abv it is very smooth.

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

4-20-17 ventage. Pale gold appearance with minimal white head. Strong very clean citrus fruit aroma with hops. Taste is strong citrus fruit and hops but very smooth and without any hint of alcohol.

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

Probably my favorite non vintage stone beer along with Xocoveza. An accessible cream of the crop west coast double IPA. I didn't try the chocolate version, but I know others who have. I'm glad it's back to it's base beer roots - for now. Enjoy by 4-20-2017

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Photo of jaybirde63
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Berliner glass..04-20-17... 2 finger mini bubble head ..great carbonation...your typical IPA taste ..yet..very refreshing and a bit more malty..(which I like).good mouth feel and mellow after alcohol burn (9.4%)..light lacing throughout ..***

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Photo of Blackop555
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden amber. Medium, white head that lasts a while. Hazy with lots of sediment.

Smells of Piney, dank, malt and light hints of coffee

Tastes strong piney bitter with light bready malt hints of citrus. Finishes dry with a resiny and light coffee linger. Fuller medium body with creamy medium carbonation

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big time fan of the Enjoy by series and this latest batch didn't let me down. Nice and Dank and just as good as previous editions. This one is full of bodied, floral and nice and smooth. Had that creamy feel to it that I've come to expect.
Stone has me hooked and I will be there for the next batch . Keep it flowing boys I can't get enough.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA always fresh but never the same twice which is why it can be amazing or not really your style. Over all the good ones overtake the bad and for this I give it a 4.25 overall rating. Also trust the bottle and enjoy by the date on the front of the bottle. Not much later than that date can alter the overall feel and integrity of the beer.

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Photo of Philsadvns
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite beer I have ever had. I mean...come on people. It's amazing. Takes a lot to get 5 star ration across the board. Look is a fantastic light golden haze with bubbles and awesomeness. Smell is like I'm peeling a grapefruit or maybe an orange or maybe a star fruit/grapefruit/orange/tangerine/mango-hybrid. Just incredible. Taste is basically the same as the smell. Just outstanding. Seriously world class stuff here. As far as west coast American IPA's are concerned this is the cream of the crop. Mouthfeel is just outrageous. Crisp, clean, smooth, thick enough to really set the flavors into your tastebuds, light enough to wash away after a moment or two after swallowing. Overall this is probably my favorite beer of all time, and each iteration is just a new and exciting version to sample, every time a new enjoy by comes out it's a nice diversion to a different aspect of the original profile without changing so much as to be unrecognizable as an enjoy by. I look forward to each one, especially the unfiltered editions. Thank you stone!!

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Photo of Mikey440
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had. It is rare that I give a beer at 5 star rating, but I simply cannot find anything wrong with it whenever they make a new batch.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed 44 days after brewing, so this isn’t quite as fresh as Stone had intended.

Appearance: Pours amber-golden in pint glass, with heavy white suds but with a small head and little lace.

Aroma: Brilliant tropical hops, with citrus, pineapple, mango…absolute hoppy bliss!

Taste: Strong on the bitter note, with tropical hops yumminess emanating through. Definitely a potent imperial IPA, with bitterness lingering in the finish. A stunning IPA and wholly delicious.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had many iterations of this long running IPA series. Six in total, ranging from 10.31.14 to 10.31.16. My favorite was 04.20.15 which was had the best overall aroma and flavor. My rating of 4 is the combined score from all six I logged on untappd. In my opinion, this serious has run over due. It was a great idea, and they've proved their point. Its time to move on to bigger and better things.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by July 25. Wonderful Double IPA. enjoyed on the porch in July on a beautiful summer day, certainly that helps. Great color and aroma from the pint glass we drank from. Nice citrusy taste and great mouth feel. Was unable to get the 12/25/16 version though tried. Keep 'em coming.

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Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

enjoy by 12.25.16
22oz bottle

pours amber/orange, fairly clear

smell - piney and fruity

taste - nice balance of bitter with peachy fruit at the top, piney notes and sweet malt

feel - slightly on the thinner side of medium i would say

overall - highly enjoyable, i'd buy it again. very fresh taste, smell and feel - the hop flavors come alive, all nicely balanced

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Photo of sjdevel
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Brilliant and crisp golden orange color. Not a huge head like expected. 1-2 finger head with a fairly rough pour. Head dissipates rather quickly, but has a nice 1/4 inch of bubbles continuously being replenished.

Smell: Not overly aromatic, but has some funk, pine, juniper, and citrus. Quite a Catty aroma.

Taste: A decent hop bite upfront. There is a battle between sweet malt and bitter hops. The hops burst first with peach, pineapple, and pine. There is definitely more cattiness in flavor than in the aroma. The bitterness backs off and then more malt flavors come through.

Feel: Light-Medium bodied. Felt a bit thinner than most IPAs.

Overall: Great IPA. Not the best, but very good. Not the biggest fan of Catty hop IPAs, but this one is well balanced with other flavors.

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Photo of Obinna
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 12.25.16 Unfiltered IPA 9.4% abv (Virginia Brewery Prototype)

Look: golden, clear
Smell: reminiscent of apricot and a hint of citrus
Taste: citrus with a fleeting biscuit after taste
Mouthfeel: slight creaminess
Overall: one of the best beers I've had. Welcome to the east coast!

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Photo of Racatalano
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoy by 12.25.16 Unfiltered IPA. Virginia Brewery Prototype.

Big fan of this beer - my absolute favorite beer.

This version is the best so far. So glad they open a brewery on the east coast.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The stone enjoy by's are always a bit different but I love them. For one that is easy to find this one should stand the test of time. The hops are great and probably one of my favorite west coast IPA's very nice and very smooth.

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Photo of Ikeithbot
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

very good IPA nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to ipas of higher calibers such as focal Banger and heady topper than I'm used to. Tastes good smells good. nothing to write home about very well brewed beer and very fresh

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Photo of h0wdy
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - Drank a 10/31 the other night and haven't put together my little notes for this until now.

Look - A gold with a nice white head.

Smell - I detected a nice punch of fruits, mostly oranges and pines.

Taste - The taste is very similar to the smell.

Mouth feel - A quick kick and it was enjoyed.

Overall - I like the fact that they brew dates that are expected to be drunk before a certain day. This pleases me because it gives you a fairly obvious "drink before date" to experience the best of what the beverage has to offer.

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

Had the 7/4/16 version near the end of June.

Poured into a snifter glass.

A golden yellow with a nice one finger of head. Not much lacing from this one.

Smell is mostly grapefruit and some pine blended with it. The pine starts to become stronger after it settles.

The taste goes along with the smell with grapefruit and citrus followed by the pine notes. A little sweetness in there and the alcohol starts to come through. Tasted better about the halfway point.

More complex fell than I expected. The hops finally kicked in with some nice bitterness in there. All of it balanced nicely.

A great beer to have fresh. Not sure this one would age well.

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Photo of ChristianAlexander
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For freshness sakes, not much out there on the shelves will be as fresh as this exquisite citrus and floral double IPA. Defying the laws of retail beer distribution, the Stone Brewing Company delivers this release with a label displaying an enjoy by date not far from when some lowly clerkboy stocked the beer. Now, I'm not sure why anyone would buy a case of 4 6-packs and not be able to drink all of it in one night but for such plebians it is probably recommended you stick to more layperson varieties such as Coronas which, from personal experience, can be drunk a good five years from purchase date (a single bottle half-drunk was found behind my fridge after cleaning out my condo and still tasted fine). However, if you're into a fresh boozy beer with a flavor of manufacturing plant still in the bottle you have the King right here.

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