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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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 bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. 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.

Batch List:
Enjoy By 09-21-12   Enjoy By 02-15-13   Enjoy By 02-14-14
Enjoy By 11-09-12   Enjoy By 04-01-13   Enjoy By 04-20-14
Enjoy By 12-21-12   Enjoy By 04-20-13   Enjoy By 05-16-14
                                Enjoy By 05-17-13   Enjoy By 07-04-14
                                Enjoy By 07-04-13   Enjoy By 08-16-14
                                Enjoy By 08-02-13   Enjoy By 09-20-14
                                Enjoy By 09-13-13   Enjoy By 10-31-14
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13   Enjoy By 12-05-14
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13   Enjoy By 12-26-14
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13

scooter520's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle enjoy by 2-15-13. Appearance: crystal clear golden pour with quickly dissipating foamy white head. Aroma: beautiful big floral and citrus, grapefruit, and some sweet malt and pine resin. Taste: floral hops up front, juicy grapefruit, tangerine and sweet caramel sugar malt in the middle, ending with grapefruit pith and piney dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel: thin slick body with medium carbonation. Overall: AMAZING! One of the (if not the) best DIPAs I’ve had. West coast style. Beautifully balanced malt backbone and multilevel hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2014
650 ml. 12/26/14 version, bottled 11/13/14. Beautiful golden-amber body has long legs and a creamy disc of foam. Juicy orange and mango aroma with an undercurrent of resiny evergreen and minty herb. Flavors of peach, papaya, lemon-honey and bubblegum followed by a big finish of woody resin and mint. Not much of a balance as the wooden and bitter herby hops quickly become the dominant force, but after all that’s the point of this beer. Medium-heavy body shows none of the abv and has a pleasingly smooth medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kespecial (15) - - NOV 25, 2014
12/26/14 on draft at Cato’s in Oakland. This is probably the 4th version in the series I’ve had, and while other reviews attempt to parse the fine distinctions between the batches, I must say I remember them all as pretty much identical and uniformly delicious. A big, hoppy, citrusy west coast IPA; up there with Pliny the Elder and a few others as my favorite of the style. Bright clear orange in appearance with small white head. Smell of pine and lemon. An initial sweet, sticky resin on the palate followed by a refreshing dry finish. Hops hops hops. Extremely drinkable for the abv. Nice as an opening pint to start the evening before switching to something more sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
siennaemerson (21) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IvoR (72) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at Beer Culture in NYC. Appears crystal clear with a golden hue and a tiny white head. Pure hop aroma and flavor. Packs a lot of alcohol yet very drinkable. Flavor is a nice (really, perfect) balance between sweetness and hoppiness. I am not a big fan of IPAs but this one is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhopsbeertalk (152) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2014
I’ve tried several batches of this beer including 2/15/13 4/01/13 9/13/13 and 11/12/13. I’ve really liked them all, but find each distinct and unique in flavor and aroma. They say you never forget your first time... 2/15/13 happened waiting for a train in Philly. I remember thinking it was the best, or maybe second best beer I had ever tasted. The April batch was equally impressive. The last two seemed to show a departure from the previous broad hop flavor character. Of those batches I was not such an all out fan. I found the earlier batches to taste significantly bigger and better. *** 4/20/14*** - this batch is underhopped in both aroma and flavor. additionally, they seem to have used falconer’s flight or sorachi ace in this batch creating a harsh lemon pith flavor. disappointing considering this WAS a perfect 10 ***07-04-14*** - the disappointment continues. a solid and enjoyable earthy herbal aroma leads into another turn of harsh lemony hop flavor. what the hell happened to this beer??????????????????? ***08-16-14*** - a dramatic improvement over the last few releases. the flavor is much more balanced with a pronounced earthy spice and much less lemon pith. still not what it once was, but far superior to the pith bombs of late ***12/26/14 - sigh back to the lemon pith...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Another perfect brand from this co. Super nice hoppy aroma that covers the spectrum from pine to grapefruit. Taste matches perfect body and clarity. Awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoganL166 (16) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Enjoy by 12-26-14 poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden orange with a thick white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of hops, resin, citrus and herbs. Taste is clean hops that leave a really clean finish. Texture is nice and not oily at all. Darn good IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a clear gold. Thin white head. Aroma is malty and some citrus. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorOfSudz (43) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bomber poured into tall glass. Nice lacing. Superb piney citrus blast. Very fresh hop notes bordering on just an absurd dank flavor. Good bitterness to level it out. Hides the 9.4% extremely well. A favorite, for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (133) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från bottlerock. Gyllenfärgad med vitt skum. Barrig och sötfruktig doft. Blodapelsin. Pepprig smak med touch av melon och hö. Relativt rå smak med bra beska

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