Stone Enjoy By IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Enjoy By IPA
BA SCORE
4.42/5
10,806 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#203
Reviews:
1,508
Ratings:
10,806
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
827
Gots:
3,146
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10,806 |  Reviews: 1,508
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale amber body with a slight haze to the body. Has enough transparency to see some carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. A thick, slightly off-white head lingers around and leaves a ton of lacing.

S- The usual citrus and pine come through in a huge way, along with a lot of tropical fruit notes including grapefruit and mango.

T- All of the big flavors come through. Very citrusy with tons of the tropical flavors coming through. Just enough malt sweetness as well.

M- Incredibly drinkable for just a big, bold IIPA. The feel is what makes this one stand out. Big hoppy beers are rarely smooth and sometimes harsh on the palate. This one is very smooth for the style. Perfect carbonation as well.

O- A tremendous IIPA and different enough to be memorable in a crowded category.

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Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Re-review on Enjoy By 04-20-14 - Bottled on 3/12/14. Poured into a chalice.

Complex. One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

A - Light honey colored, crystal clear, rocky half-finger white head, good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, floral, citrusy, piney

T - Citrus, resiny, a pale malt background that does not come without some contemplation, hint of sweetness.

MF - Sharp, fizzy, leaves my mouth feeling clean and bright, but also with a smooth creaminess. (edit - 6-11/15)

Also had:
Batch #3 - 12-21-12
Batch #7 - 5-17-13 - Bottled on 04-12-13
Batch # 10 - 9-13-13
Batch #12 - 11-12-13
Batch #14 - 02-14-14
Batch #15 - 04-20-14 - Bottled on 03-12-14
Batch #?? - 07-04-14 - Bottled on 05-30-14
Batch# - 02-14-15 (definitely tasted different - less malty sweet)
Batch # - 07-04-15 - Bottled on 05-28-15 (first time I had this beer in 12 oz bottles)

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Photo of Jame515
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

04.01.13

A: Pours a golden copper color with a fingers worth of head that recedes to a thin cap within a few minutes

S: Floral, fruity, and piney hops come through the most, with a spicy maltiness and very light additional fruitiness from the alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a barrage of citrus, pine, and floral hops with a light spiciness from the malts and alcohol. Able to stay balanced even with the amount of hops, but still nice and bitter throughout and into the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This beer is WAY too easy to drink for a DIPA, and it will always be fresh. Props to Stone for really making it clear when to drink this beer, aka RIGHT NOW! Don't hesitate buying this beer whenever you see it, as you won't be let down

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Photo of BdM
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma of fresh hops: strong on the pine. Wonderful.
The taste is big and bold bitterness: pine bitter, lemon bitter and a big malt bill to hold it all together.
The texture is smooth and crisper with moderate carbonation.
It's a top of the line beer.

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Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Tasty Beverage

04.01.13

Clear gold with a slender, bubbly white head. Smells hoppy! Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, and a tangerine sweetness. A subtle hint of rubber. The flavor is oily, pulpy citrus, ripe fruit, and dry, resinous pine with a pale malt sweetness buried underneath. Definitely bitter, but smooth and not hampered by booziness, which allowed me to suck down my ten ounces pretty quickly. I love the idea and hope they send some more in the direction of NC sometime soon. Very good!

05.17.13 (Bottle)

Very juicy, spicy hop aroma with some sticky pine sap and a subtle biscuit note. Super citrusy hop bomb flavor. Fructose sweetness and some resin. Light on carbonation, dry, and warming deep down.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of beergoot
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent golden yellow body; great clarity; thin white head; appears decently carbonated. Citrus, lemon, pine hop aroma; gently sweet. Beautiful combination of tastes initially: light caramel and crystal malt flavors with a gentle hop bitterness; bitterness comes on more strongly at the finish and lingers along with a creeping alcohol heat. Clean dry finish. Medium body with a soft, light sugary feel.

Powerful and tasty with a fair complexity and generally good balance of flavors and scents. I wonder how this one might age despite Stone's claim to have brewed it "not to last". Indeed! I think it would still be a great beer if tried long past its bold 'enjoy by' date on the bottle...Overall 4.0/5.
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EB 4-20-14: Bottle sampled 4-24-14 - Better head retention, retains outstanding aroma and flavor, slightly better mouthfeel; I'd probably bump this bottle's rating up to 4.25/5.00.
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EB 12-26-14: Bottle sampled 12-31-14 - Excellent IPA! Upped Look (from 3.5 to 4.25) and Feel (from 3.5 to 4.0) and Overall (from 4.0 to 4.25) from original review.
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EB 7-4-15: Sample 7-1-15 - Mouthfeel was outstanding and will bump that rating up to 4.25 yet will keep overall the same (4.25).

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Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 5-17-13. Poured from 22oz bottle into captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a slightly reddish golden with a finger of white head. Really nice piney and fruity hop aromas with some great malty balance. Taste is crisp piney and citrus hops with a nice malt backbone to even things out...its smooth and easy especially for the abv. Really great DIPA....cant wait for the next edition!

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of skaboom420
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of cp45
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Jeffo
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from vissai in a recent box. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
04.01.2013
Review is from notes kids...

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with good retention. Perfectly clear gamboge orange, though more amber when held to the light, with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leavs some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel on the nose. Floral elements with some melon and a touch of caramel. Really bold and heavy on the citrus and grapefruit quality. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Lots of pine, grapefruit, lemon and citrus flavors for sure. Floral and piney bitterness at the swallow with a big but dry finish of bitter citrus and floral hops, pine and a touch of caramel sweetness. The hops are great and it's very flavorful, though I'd appreciate a slightly bigger malt profile as balance. Still very enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry. Good feel.

OVERALL: Another good IPA from Stone. This is a fun series and I ask myself whether any of the collectors are putting together verticals of this bad boy. I would like to see a little more malt presence here so as to add another dimension to the beer, but the hop profile is quite lovely as the centerpiece anyways. High quality and would gladly drink again. Cheers vissai.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 4/20.

3.75 A: Light to moderately hazed copper color. Just about one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention wasn't great, but I did pour it somewhat cold.

4.25 S: Big floral hoppiness to start. Notes of cat piss, grapefruit, pine resin, and orange and mango fruits. Really clean, which is how I like my DIPAs these days. Mild neutral maltiness with a hint of toasty caramel.

4.5 T: Again big hoppiness in this. Floral, some herbalness, piney, grapefruit are the strong flavor. Cat piss, citrus, and earth are underneath. Again clean neutral malts with light caramel.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

4.25 D: Overall, a damn good DIPA. I haven't had one in a long time that impressed me, but this does.

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Photo of gford217
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Tucquan
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this again on 2014-01-18 in Columbia, PA. The rating numbers are a blended average of all my tastings but it is to be noted this Enjoy by 02.14.14 is the best one yet.

A - Very clear golden orange with a 1.0-finger white head that fades to a 1/2-finger and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S - Mildly dank, pineapple, pine, hop floral. Pleasant. About the same aroma strength as the 10.25.13 release,

T - Hop forward, dank, ripe pineapple and stone fruit, some orange, white pepper, onion/garlic (more that I care for), moderating fruit-malt sweetness. Alcohol is present in the background and nicely complimentary. Finish includes spicy and bitter hop flavors with moderating malt and alcohol sweetness. .

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - Best one yet. Glad this particular one made it to Pennsylvania.

2013-10-21 in Columbia, PA. This is the 10.25.13 release.

A - Mostly clear golden orange with a 1.5-finger white head that fades quickly to a 1/2-finger and leaves a mild amount of lacing.

S - Pretty dank, pineapple, peach, hop floral. Less aroma strength than the 7.04.13 release but still very pleasant.

T - Rich pineapple and stone fruit, some orange, nice dank and spicy/peppery hop presence, onion/garlic (about like Deviant Dale's), moderating pale malt sweetness. Less pine than the 7.04.13 release but still evident. Alcohol is present in the background and nicely complimentary. Finish is a fine balance of tangy/spicy hop flavors and bitterness with moderating sweetness. Good balance.

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - I really enjoy this series and observing the similarities and differences from one to the next. This is a good one, for sure!

Had this on 2013-07-01 in Columbia, PA. This is the 07.04.13 release. Special thanks to Matador677.

A - Mostly clear golden orange with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly to a skim and leaves a small amount of lacing. Not surprising for the high ABV.

S - Moderately dank, naval orange, peach, hop floral, honeysuckle. Very inviting.

T - Smooth. Ripe stone fruit, plenty of luscious orange flesh, grapefruit zest, then a mild flavor of lightly toasted bread, pepper, and alcohol sweetness. Finish is a great balance of complex fruit sweetness, pine and a commanding but not overpowering bitterness. Very little bready-malt in view.

M - Medium body and light-medium combination. Luscious, firm, viscous, resinous, prickly, clings.

O - A really top-notch DIPA. So inviting sip-after-sip. Please sir, may I have another?

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