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RATINGS: 1368   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Enjoy by 2-15-13. Bomber from a buddy in Arizona. Pours a perfect clear golden orange color with a nice head that lingers a bit, leaves nice lacing too. Aroma is great. Musty, fresh hops, black pepper, flowers, tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is super fresh hops without being overly musty or oily. Lots of flowers, fruit, black pepper, and spiciness. Finish is very floral. Lots of body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Great DIPA. Re-rate 10/17/13 - I’ve drank this about 10 times now and I just love it. I’ve even had it past the enjoy by date and it’s still good. It’s one of the best beers I’ve drank.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle (12.21.12)... Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Musky, dank hops are the aromatic highlights. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor falls on the bitter side of balance, but there are some nice malts here as well. Dank, bitter, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 This is one of the best if not the best IPA I have had. I know it’s not saying much coming from a stout guy but this is delicious. It pours a golden color with an earthy hoppy aroma. Some citrus. No head. Effervescent carbonation. The taste is perfect. No harsh bitterness, just pure hop accentuation. I hope to try this again. Love my hoppy burps. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Edit: Had 09.13.13 on tap and in bottle. Tap blows away the bottled version. The hops are much more pronounced in the aroma. Very good stuff. 11.12.13 - Still amazing. Huge tangerine and mango aromas.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoppleBitch (1) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Normally, I steer clear of IPA’s. As I get older, I get more annoyed by hops. They no longer taste agreeable; instead, they flail my palate with briars. That being said, I was able to enjoy this on tap immediately after it went live. Both late summer and fall, as soon as the distributer delivered it. It was fucking delicious. Maybe I fell for the whole gimmick? I mean, come on... you gotta admit it was an advertising ploy. But it tasted like hoppy flowers, and soon I rolled down that hill.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blemansk (6) - - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
One of the best beers I've ever had. So fresh. Really big fan. Not overpowering hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwmiller16 (110) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Enjoy by 02.15.13. Pours light amber, great lacing on the glass. HUGE hop aroma, amazing hop taste! So fresh!! Best double ipa ever! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, just tan head. The beer is a pale copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich, concentrated gold hue when held up to the light. As I pour this I get a vibrant aromatic note of mango and lychee. A deeper inspection of the nose yields notes of definite lychee, guava, a slightly metallic hop note, some dank herbal notes that lean toward “hemp”-oils, aromatic grainy smelling brown pepper, this last has a dried herbal, not quite woody, herbal edge to it that is almost savory in character.

Dominantly hoppy up front, the beer has a perceived sweetness from the ample, fruity hop character, but this dries out substantially into the spicy, hop driven and bitter finish. Flavors of bright lychee, kumquat, guava, bright tangelo zest, and a dank, herbaceous, almost woody hop character that gets very pepper in the finish. The beer has a biting bitterness that is not overly sharp, especially for an IPA; this last is of course relative to today’s over-hopped IPAs. Woody, almost cedar like, hop notes add to the dankness and there is just a touch of garlic-chive like character, and a touch of a metallic like note. The body is nice and light, yet has some texture and weight to it; enough to carry the hops, but not so much as to keep this from being quaffable.

Quite a nice IPA, vibrantly fresh, fruity, herbal, tasty and one of the best IPAs from Stone yet. I really like the balance between the expressive fruit character and the peppery, herbaceous character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle - Enjoy By 02.15.13. Amber pour with a short white head. Fresh floral hops, citrus, soft pine, spicy hops and caramel in the aroma. Strong pine and citrus with spicy hops and floral hop rounding out the flavor profile along with chewy malt, tropical fruit, light bread and caramel. Body is medium-full and chewy with a soft, dense carbonation and strong, lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more citrus, fresh floral hops, pine resins, light spicy hops, caramel and chewy malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2013
bomber and yes i am late tasting this but who cares. pours hazy yellow to light orange color. big frothy soapy head that lasted for awhile and nice lacing on the glass. the aroma is very nice citrus and some floral hops...nicely matched and you want to keep sticking your nose in the glass. the flavor is a surprise no bitterness just a smooth hoppy flavor of citrus hops and some floral notes. very surprised by this. this is very enjoyable and flavorful beer. now i wish i had more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle, Enjoy By 2-15-13. Damn Good! Pours a brilliant golden amber. Big hop nose of oily pine and grapefruits. Strikingly big citrus hop flavors, but followed by a honey like sweetness that only tries to tame this hop bomb. Some burn in the finish, along with a palatable amount of bitterness. Love it!!


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