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 Nachojon
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +0.2%
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 -2.3%
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 -1.8%
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 -0.9%
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 -4.6%
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 +2.3%
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 +2.3%
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 +3.9%
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 -3.6%
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 -1.1%
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 -0.7%
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 +8.4%
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 -22.1%
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%
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 -0.7%
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
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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.

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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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Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 10,584 ratings.
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