Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
10,705
Reviews:
1,486
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
814
Gots:
3,096
For Trade:
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Ratings: 10,705 |  Reviews: 1,486
Photo of dennisdrinks
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/14/17, enjoy by date 4/21/17, actually enjoyed on 4/25/17. Poured into an oversize wine glass.
Pours clear golden without much haze, no sediment. A 1-inch foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Smell is of fresh and pungent hops strong in grapefruit rind, citrus, tangerine, some peach, and a little bit of spice (clove?) and pine. Taste follows the nose and is more citrusy up front, then mid-palate has some grapefruit and other fruits with a combination of bitterness and sweetness, and there is a resinous and oily quality whereby it crawls into every part of the mouth supplying different notes in different places. Feels fairly full bodied with low carbonation. Sharply bitter in the back of the throat and finishes dry but doesn't linger too much, and somehow invites another gulp. Incredibly drinkable at 9.4% alcohol. I loved it.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.32/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lahey
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a hazy gold. Light head and lacing.

Smell is a sweet piney honey scent. Very nice.

The taste is excellent. A very balanced ipa with slight sweetness and piney hops. Hard to put a lot of notes on it as i just drank a 120 minute ipa (palate wrecker) for this abv, it is a great ipa.

Mouthfeel isn't thin, but more drinkable than some super high dipas.

Overall a very solid beer at 3 bucks per 12oz. If i wanted to pay more I'd go with double crooked tree (darkhorse) or the implication(odd side). They are a little heavier. I like my dipas at 11-13%

Btw, my chihuahua stole a sip and loved it. She stuck her tongue out and shaked with excitement. Smh....

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Photo of godawgs
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt3
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(Enjoy by 4.20.17, purchased on 4/20 and chilled, consumed 4/21... poured into a tulip)

L: pale amber-gold liquid, mostly clear but with maybe a very slight haze... rocky, jiggly blanket of bright off-white foam, nice hold... a few jagged scars of crusty lace

S: orange pulp, sweet pepper, grapefruit oil... very soft, medicinal booze underneath, as well as some biscuity malt... maybe more than a hint of peach and a subtle overtone of old wool upholstery... nice little nuances, but intensity may have softened by the point

T: super citrusy up front, with a surprising degree of lightly toasty-roasty crystal malt poking out... spicy, peppery static in the middle of the palate... the malt stays nicely balanced with the bitter citrus of the hops in the aftertaste, but that could be due to the hop dynamics having softened by the final day... malt and spice goes almost snickerdoodle last two sips, mmm... bold flavors overall, though lacking any unique (hop) characteristics

F: at first, medium-light bodied and supple... softly oily residue with a lovely full-thorax warmth... excellent tongue squeezing bitterness long after each sip... the alcohol behaves itself - such expert execution... by the end, it's malt/hop nectar (filtered hermetically clean, however)... the balance is superb - maybe you could lay this down for awhile

O: the hop flavors are very conventionally west coast, but their depth, density, and intensity is fantastic... this might easily be their most flavorful, enjoyable hoppy pale (when young)... great marketing concept (drink by), though the 10-hop garbage still never does amount to anything interesting

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Photo of armylax20
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 4/20/17, so right on the nose here.

hazy golden body, light carbonation, thick off white creamy head leaving very nice lacing.

a little citrus on the nose, a little dampness, and a little hops.

Oh boy is this one tasty brew. usually dank doesn't do much for me, but this balance is devastatingly spot on. 37 days to the day after being bottled. the mix of hops hits this palate perfectly.

close to full on the mouth, slightly bitter and sour on the finish.

overall, this is one of the most dangerously drinkable 9.4's you will find. Since Stone orders me to "Enjoy by 4/20/17", I guess I'll have to drink the other one in the fridge tonight. poor me. :)

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

Photo of Magnus_Sweden
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It is just after Midnight on 04.20.17 & I just happen to have a bottle to be Enjoy[ed] By today! I am a little surprised that I have never reviewed this beer before now, but no time like the present, Happy 4-20 Day!

From the bottle: "Devastatingly Dank"; "Enjoy Now!"; "Brewed to be Enjoyed within 37 days"; "Live for the Now, the present."; "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!"; "Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes 'fresh' - guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. This devastatingly dank stash of our dry-hopped, hop-bursted double IPA won't last long. Get your hands on this dank, golden beauty before everyone else gets wind of it."; "There is no better time than right now to enjoy this beer."

I Pop!ped the cap & debated as to an aggro pour or a gentle one. I went with the latter, followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl. This raised just under three fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a bag of sticky, resinous dank had been dumped into my glass by way of the bottle! I rarely indulge as I have gotten older, especially while job hunting, but I can easily recognize the smell. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a unique bitterness, ranging from tropical fruit to bitter citrus fruit to resinous pine with a bit of cattiness thrown in for good measure! Whoa. I wonder why my hophead self never bothered to review this before, Finish was dry, hoppy & a good way to kick off 4-20 Day.

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark golden color. More bubbles than head. Has an earthy pine smell. Taste is lemon in the beginning, with an earthy pine finish. Mouthfeel is a little heavier than most IPAs. Overall a beer that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of tmcneal90
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bell's Hopslam Tulip, this is the Enjoy By 4-20-17 bottled on March 14th 2017.

L: Bright , clear gold. Beautiful fluffy off-white head that has some excellent retention.

S: Grapefruit, dank pine, leaf tobacco. Smells super clean if that makes sense. Refreshing to the point that having this after work seems brilliantly relaxing.

T: The grapefruit takes a back seat, the dankness of the pine shines out well. Leafy hop also shines strong too, this is very refreshing. Really impressive flavors.

F: Medium body, good carbonation that's crisp. Some hop oils remain on the tongue. Semi-dry but in this case its nice.

O: Wow this is just an impressive beer. Stone continues to blow me away.

Update: Got my hands on the next batch, Enjoy by 5/29 (Memorial Day) tasting this on 5/3/17, bottled on 4/22/17 so only 11 days old.

L: Same.

S: Same.

T: Same.

F: Would change this from semi-dry to very dry but that might just be this batch.

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Photo of BJB13
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/17/17.
22 oz. bottle poured into a be here.

An aggressive pour yielded three fingers of white foamy head that was reminiscent of a root beer float. The mostly clear, rich coppery golden pour left thick and gooey lacing whenever I tilted the glass. The nose was strong and somewhat pungent, predominantly grapefruit and pineapple with an underlying base malt aroma. The taste, again a little pungent and fruity with moderate hop bitterness. There was an ascending grapefruit
bitter sweetness (that I haven't experienced or noticed in other IPAs) that quickly faded into a bitter finish. I would call it medium bodied and smooth and I found the carbonation was just about right producing only a slight tongue bite at first. Well done! I am looking forward to the next release

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Photo of Abbott
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20/2017
Miam
Very hoppy for an IIPA

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled on 3/14/17, enjoyed on 4/6/17

L: Beautiful amber color poured to YETI, medium sized white foamy head, good retention, solid lacing.

S: Bold and sharp aroma, fruity hops, grapefruit, very nice!

T: Taste follows the aroma, flavorful, bold, strong, thick, exciting, fruity, hop forward with a pleasingly rich, lightly bitter pine finish, malt is just right. Bottle says "Devastatingly Dank", I agree.

F: Chewy liquid, medium to full bodied, resinous. Not boozy at all for a 9.4 abv.

O: Very unique and awesome, every sip an experience and keeps getting better throughout the session; one of those beers that you never want to end. Even though I like the Tangerine version better, I can't think of a regular DIPA being any better. Also shared one with a friend, his first ever DIPA, and he really liked it; he didn't realize a beer could smell and taste like this... World class. Also paired very well with a Perdomo Craft Beer Series cigar! Life is good!

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: this is without a doubt the brightest beer I have ever tried. Golden with no haze whatsoever. The head is bright white with poor retention. The short duration of the head is what prevents this beer from scoring a 5 in appearance.

Aroma: dank hops. Pine and pineapple.

Flavor: mouth-coating lupulin. Super hoppy, oily. There is little malt backbone – just hops. The label states “10 different [hop] varieties”; there are no specific hop flavors. No specific fruit, pine, etc. No alcohol flavor or heat.

Mouthfeel: this is heavy-medium, heavy even considering the 9.4% abv.

Overall: damn tasty. This is far better than most of the 2X IPAs on the market. At $16.99 / 6-pack, perhaps the price exceeds the quality, but this is a damn tasty and worthwhile beer nonetheless.

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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.4 out of 5 based on 10,705 ratings.
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