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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cafgen (134) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Light orange color with a two finger head. Aroma is pineapple, mango, peach, citrus and pine. Taste is sweet in the front with a nice balanced bitterness. A must have IPA because it is fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Levi, smallish head, just a little hazy lightish orange with yellow hues, aroma of pine and grapefruit, malty biscuity flavour with strong herbal grapefruit bitterness. Straight forward and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Pours light cloudy orange amber with medium tall white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, peach, mango, very fruity. Taste is an excellent balance between bitter and sweet, starting off slightly sweet before a big bitter kick, then the two balance out before a long resinous finish. Body is light to medium, very smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3playr (1) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
At home from a 22-oz. bottle, 07.04.14 edition (bottled on 05/28/14). Arrowine - the fantastic wine/beer/cheese shop in Arlington, VA - had this beer reduced from $8.99 to $6.99 due to it being past expiration. However, it’s still really tasty, as to be expected. I’ve had this on draft in its youth, and am well aware it hasn’t really aged all that much. In fact, I’m loving it more now than ever. Consider it context influencing my rating... Aroma: fresh grapefruit, juicy overripe pineapple, almost the sweet notes of durian (in a good way) - this is a classic California IPA! Hoppy and boozy, there’s no mistaking what style this is. Appearance: mellow gold, clear with gentle bubbles that keep things lively, fine white head. Taste: well-balanced with the hops and sweetness to keep you going back for more, though may be missing a bit of the bite from it pushing a couple months in the bottle. Still, surprisingly easy to drink at 9.4% ABV. Palate: full body, a bit oily in texture (no doubt thanks to the fresh hops), an average carbonation to keep things fresh, and a nice long finish that’s quite satisfying. Overall: this is a great beer, particularly yummy with the rotisserie chicken from neighboring Crisp & Juicy. I’m awfully glad I bought two!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (183) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2014
From San Diego. Completely translucent honey amber pour with sudsy white head and no legs. Smells very, very strong - floral and piney hop like a punch to the nose. Some juicy malt and spice/pepper as well. Tastes similar (so much hop!) though more drinkable than the aroma might have you believe, and less malty. Body is oily but crisp. Like the 8 Wired Fresh Hopwired but with every flavour - especially the hop - amplified. Big and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (238) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Stone Tasting Room in SD at home. Clear light amber pour with thin foamy head. Piney hops aroma - very piney. Taste is super sharp piney hop explosion followed by enough sweet malt to...not balance it (at all) but even things out. Lasting bitterness. Hard to believe this is 9+% alcohol - it's actually quite drinkable. Despite the intense hoppy bite it's pretty easy going. Would be interesting to taste alongside other fresh IPAs like Fresh Hopwired. Would definitely get again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
7/4/14 - Pours clear gold with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is pine, resin, grapefruit and floral...all hops. Taste is bitter throughout with a lingering tart finish. A touch of citrus sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (609) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 650ml bottle. 07.04.14 bottle drank 07.11.14. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma has big juicy notes of resin, pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is bitter but balanced. Resin, pine, citrus, slight pineapple and tropical fruits, and a bit of alcohol warmth. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Resiny texture in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall really tasty. Lighter body than I would expect. Pine, resin, and citrus. Yum. Now to find a bottle before the enjoy by date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (284) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Nose is sweet and hoppy. 2014 version. Real strong floral hints at first but super smooth body and floral taste doesn't overpower. Very satisfying despite being 3 days late. Really smooth. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1226) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Taste of a 22. oz. bottle, thanks to Ian! 07.04.14 version, so it’s a couple days expired. Pours clear gold, with a small, bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is strong floral and earthy hops, light caramel, cloves, and resin. Strong bitterness, with just a touch of citrusy sweetness. Medium to heavy body, acidic, sharp, and astringent. Overall, this is a strong, bitter beer. Very little balance, but still pretty tasty.

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