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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 SSS
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


S-quite dank for my liking, but I supposed this constrast to the taste provides interest and appeal
A-golden cleat and light, white head that dissipates to nothing eventually, nice amount of lacing
M-carbonation right on and does not detract from bitterness and other enjoyable qualities of this beer
T-is it Citra? Mosaic? Simcoe? One of those three comes out to play, I think it's Citra, but I am far from a connaisure. Great IIPA, very drinkable too bad it 'expires'! Highly recommend.

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Photo of BillT916
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to review a brew who's shelf life is so short. This review is for the 2/14/15 enjoy by date. Light golden color which is unusual for a double IPA, smelled a little bitter and piney, taste was quite good, less hoppy and lighter feel than expected for a double. Didn't linger long on the tongue. Deceptively light for a double, easy to drink.

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Photo of rjs246
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 02.14.15. It was excellent. I am not generally a fan of their IPA (or the Delicious IPA) but this was fantastic and would drink again and again.

Update. 04.20.15 was also fantastic. Obviously.

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Photo of MDHopster
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another excellent batch by Stone, this one being the 2.14.15. I'd have to agree with another reviewer, the 12.26.14 and a couple others were better, the first one I tasted being so good I described it in terms that I wont repeat in public. This one looks great, clear gold, white head, beautiful herbal and citrus aroma, strong herbal taste with citrus undertones, and near palate wrecker carbonation and flavor.

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Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft of EB 2/14/15 @ The Office on 1/23/15. Pours straw yellow with 1 finger of white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is strongly citrus with subtle tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit sticky. Palate is robustly citrus and resinous hops balanced nicely against the malt backbone and alcohol. Nicely balanced DIPA. Probably the best Enjoy By since the 4/20/14.

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Photo of Hop_Thirsty
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 02/14/2015

Great look. Great head with very good lacing. The nose on it was a little under par for me, but that's only because everything else about this beer was done well. Very good hoppy flavor. A very solid IPA.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

this review is only for the 10.31.15 Enjoy By. i've had multiple others and LOVED them all but never officially wrote a review of them. so this review is this particular Enjoy By and the others.

reviewed again for 12/25/15. roughly the same taste but i think this one has a cleaner more pure taste. Enjoy By never disappoints.

Enjoy By 4/20/16.

pours an off-orange with a thick white head.

you can smell this beer as soon as you open the bottle. and once pouring the smell is even more noticeable. smells peachy, maybe some pineapple as well. nice fruit smell, but not the typical grapefruit-y.

i can taste pears, peach, pineapple in this. totally understand how a lot of this beer is New Zealand/Australia hopped. very "down under" hop taste.

goes down very smooth, could drink this all night!!

overall this is always one of my favorite beers. and i ALWAYS buy a bunch of it. the 10.31.15 isn't my favorite of the series but it's still great. i've had multiple Enjoy By's before, i thought 4.20.15 was absolutely amazing. this has a more soft fruit taste.

as always, i cant wait until the next batch of Enjoy By in a few months! always a tremendous beer.
7/4/16 is amazing again, lots of tropical citrus to this.

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Photo of hreb
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stone Enjoy By 02.14.15 IPA. My first time seeing Enjoy Boy in a bottle (22oz). Served cold in a curved "porter/stout" glass. Beer is crystal clear and medium pale amber in color. Surprisingly tropical aroma, and fresh, of course. Courtesy of Citra, perhaps? Flavor is moderately juicy, builds pine, resiny flavors on top of the tropical fruit/passion/mango notes promised in the nose. Surprisingly well balanced for a Stone double IPA, too. I would even say the finish is not totally dry. The headiness of this brew, along with the corresponding amount of residual sugar, are the only things holding back this otherwise supremely drinkable IPA.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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 infinitebruner
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

January 23, 2015

22 oz bottle, tulip

02.14.15. Edition

A – Light to medium amber and highlighted orange. About an inch of slightly off-white foamy head with moderate to long retention. Mostly clear.

S – A bomb of grapefruity hops and some bitter citrus, like dried lime. Lightly grainy-sweet malt with a touch of caramel. Very smooth.

T – A ton of grapefruit with a touch of acidic bite, papaya and lime zest also in the mix. Malt mostly provides a strong backbone, light bread crust. Waves of hop bitterness come in and stay through the finish.

M – Very high bitterness, assertive, but high carbonation and enough malt sweetness to hold it up. A hop assault, but a very balanced beer, considering. Moderate to full body. Moderately dry.

O – When I think of the quintessential American Double IPA, this is basically what I’m thinking of. Huge hop bouquet and flavor with strong hop bitterness, and the malt body to hold it all up. Excellent.

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Photo of digitalflood
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 2/15/15 release. Pours straw crystal clear yellow. Slight carbonation. Thick head with lots of foam. Excellent lacing retention. Aromas of pine trees and musk. Lemongrass. Good mouthfeel. Lots of citrus tastes. Nose is all pine and grapefruit. Astringent bitter notes. Mid-palate it breaks to lemons, grapefruit, and some coriander spice. Back palate is a slight cinnamon bread malt and some bitter lemon notes. Lots of grapefruit and a slight alcohol bite. Excellent. Crisp, clean aftertaste. Some more bitter grapefruit and lemongrass. A hint of pepper and spice. 4.5 out of 5. Excellent.

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Photo of Nathan401
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 12-26-14 immensely. It was odd to drink a hoppy IPA that smooth and without bite. 2-20-15 is also good but I unfortunately agree with the onion comments.

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Photo of GFM
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Enjoy by 2/14/15) 22oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a clear golden color (lighter than I would have expected), two finger head, noticeable carbonation bubbles. Resilient lacing. Inviting classic citrus IPA scent. Crisp, medium-bodied feel with a little bite from the carbonation. Wonderful hoppy taste but not overly bitter, has some malt backbone that gives some balance. But still very hop-centric. Overall, fantastic. (9.5)

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Photo of AllDayAdams
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like what they did with this beer. The marketing on this beer is different but awesome! It really brings people to by this beer just because of just the label itself! Good buy.

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Photo of CIBoy10
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(Enjoy by 2.14.15)
Appearance - Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful golden copper with a nice fluffy white head. Great lacing and lots of clarity.

Smell - Very earthy, fruity, dank, floral.

Taste - More earthy than many IPA's. A little citrus. Not very much grapefruit. Very well balanced beer, not bready but the hops don't overwhelm. A good bit of pine. Reminds me of wet soil and pine in a forest.

Feel - Unbelievably drinkable and smooth. The carbonation bite is toned down a bit which is a plus for me. Sessionable (LOL)?

Overall - An incredible beer. You can really taste the freshness. I love beers that taste pure (no chemical wank, etc.). This is probably the one of the most "pure" tasting beers I have ever had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Mike-Dean
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautifully, deep golden hue with extremely good clarity. White, fluffy head with excellent lacing. First thing you notice about this DIPA is it's wonderful fruity, floral aroma. Very interesting flavor that transitions from malt to hop bittering with the PERFECT balance leaving no unwanted aftertaste; it even provides a deep earthy note toward the end that is very nice. The carbonation is just so so to provide a great mouthfeel. Interest lay enough, it is 9.2 ABV without tasting boozy. Drinks like a session, so be careful. Nothing bad I can say, except with I would've bought more!

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Photo of TreeScott
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Insanely drinkable, with a very fresh taste and aroma. Wish I could hold onto some until summer, it would be a perfect afternoon porch sipper. Can't wait to sample future batches!

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Photo of Gasc0igne
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 02.14.15 (11 days from bottling)

Clean fluffy head, clear amber liquid.
Citrus (grapefruit) forward, strong floral backing.
Following nose with strong citrus front, floral/earthy notes push heavily in through the mid and finish. No alcohol detectable. Strong onion end.
Superb mouthfeel, just indescribable how nice this is to drink.
Freshness is key with this series. Everything is extremely clean and distinct, no harsh transitions or unwanted lingering. A bit too much onion for me (score dropped a bit) but otherwise excellent.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The freshness certainly brings out the best qualities of the style but the flavor profile doesn't stand out from most IPAs, you get your normal grapefruit and pine and other hop-forward flavors but nothing special.

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Photo of Bisco42
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 2.14.15
Very good IPA right here. Poured vigorously into a Palm tulip with a 3 finger head bursting with the aroma of grapefruit and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very full and filled with complexities reminiscent of grapefruit and florals. The alcohol isn't hidden but is subtle enough to be quite enjoyable. The lacing remains for the entirety of the glass and remains until completion. I will be purchasing another bottle of this before the 'expiration' date.

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Photo of EricLiPuma
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Light amber color
Smells of hops and a freshly mown lawn
Taste is very hoppy but not horribly bitter. Slightly malty on the end
Good mouthfeel. Not to carbonated

A very good beer from Stone. I hope the future Enjoy By beers live up to this one.

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Photo of Dancolostate
2.34/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love this beer but something is wrong with the 2/14/15 batch. Finish is like cat pee mixed with overly astringent booze finish. I never thought I would have to pour out the second half of an Enjoy By bomber, but that's what just happened. Currently drinking a dank imperial stout, but even that isn't killing the taste of this funk. Hopefully this is just a bad batch. I am going to have to return these other two bombers.

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Photo of BreakfastStout
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally score a bomber from Siciliano's in Grand Rapids. Being a discriminating hop head, I'm very excited to try this baby. Enjoy by Feb 14, 2014, sampled on Jan 17, 2014, aka extremely fresh.

Look: Light amber color with a thin head. Excellent carbonation. Looks like angels dancing!
Smell: Welcome to the grapefruit jungle! Picking up some piney notes as well.
Taste: Outstanding, this is what we want! Hops and more hops, without being kicked in the head by an unbalanced beer. Even my wife, who is typically turned off by IPA's, enjoyed this. Maybe it's the fresh beer concept.
Feel: Just about perfect on the tongue. Nice crisp bitter feel, without the lingering, overpowering, aftertaste many unbalanced IPA's and DIPA's tend to include.
Overall: Thank you Stone. I will definitely seek this one out again. A DIPA that drinks as smoothly as an IPA. Love it!!

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Photo of mendo059
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Definitely a piney smell and tasting imperial IPA.
I consider this as one of Stone's best creations to add to the list of top brews they create.
Taste: fairly muggy hoppy looking (classic IPA look), nothing out of the ordinary.
Smell: incredible piney with strong hoppy notes ( much more than their Stone IPA)
Taste: rush of quality hops up front, smooth taste, and great finish for a solid imperial.
Feel: Ive had a fair share of Enjoy by's. I had their enjoy by 420 ( one of my favorite)
Had another later in 2014. Same feel and finish, but hoppy notes weren't as piney as id hoped.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have tried several different dates and they are all top notch. One of my favorite IPAs out there. Nice floral scent with a smooth taste not as bitter as other Stone beers. I will buy this everytime I have the chance.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
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