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RATINGS: 1268   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 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (664) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Nice clear amber color with two fingers of sudsy head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine predominately with a bit of malt sweetness. More balanced than I expected but still showcases the hops with citrus and resin flavors. Some cracker taste and barely any sweetness. Piney bitter finish that lingers and subtlety builds but isn’t harsh. Medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel and medium/high carbonation. Second time trying this and appreciate the style more now that my pallet has become accustomed to hoppy beers. Very drinkable even thought prefer IPAs with a hint more sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (561) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours deep golden yellow with medium white head. Smell is lightly piney with faint lemon. Taste is harsh pine bitterness that doesn't stay to long due to the carbonation. Little soapy. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Nice ruby grapefruit aroma with light sumemr fruit and pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor. medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and pine linger with light summer fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
12.21.12 = Freaking Delicious. Just what I want out of a DIPA....Nice and hoppy with a little pine, lots of grapefruit/citrus, just a tiny bit of malt and an ABV between 9-10%. I’m hoping that Stone keeps releasing fresh batches of the same recipe from time to time and would highly recomend that all hop lovers give this one a whirl.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bomber a week past its due date. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral and pine. Flavor is the same with a little tropical fruit. Very nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. End of the World edition. Bright yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, and sap. Taste is bitter, a little fruit, grain, and sunflower seeds.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (1988) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
On tap at Alewife Queens. This West Coast IPA makes a big first impression! Pine forest aroma and a flavor that is almost as striking. There is plenty of pine hop taste, but it doesn’t veer into Bitterville. A bit of metallic flavor does not spoil the fun. Hats off to Stone! (again)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2860) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Tropical fruit, piney citrus hops, and biscuity caramel malt aroma. Clear honey gold with a small white head. Tropical fruit, piney citrus hops, and buttery caramel malt flavor. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle (12-21-12). Earthy mango-orange peel and caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Earthy old orange peel hops initially and sweet caramel malt flavor. Not bad but would have been disappointed if this were my last beer on earth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle (11-9-12). Pours a clear bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma has ample dank, citrus, grapefruit and piney hops with decent caramel malts as a base. The flavor has big, fresh hops; citrus, resiny pine, grapefruit with enough malts to stand up to the hops. Very drinkable with moderate bitterness to the finish. This is what you get when you know that the IPA/DIPA you are drinking is fresh.


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