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RATINGS: 1153   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 07-04-13
                                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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden with thin head. Great lacing. Aroma is fucking perfect. Tastes great. Slightly bitter finish. A+ beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Enjoy by 12.21.12 from bottle. Deep golden color. Very thin head, little lacing. Aromas of skunky herbs, matchstick, green onions, pine, and bitter grapefruit. On the palate, layers of bitter grapefruit, orange citrus, juicy stonefruit, and tropical nuances that linger elegantly. Fine carbonation. 9.4% alc. is well hidden as beer warms a bit. Little malt backbone. A beer more about balance, elegance and freshness, then power and strength. If I had to compare for reference, more like Blind Pig, then Pliny... Except with a stronger alcohol kick. We all need more of this on the market.. More often.. Visit the Stone website and vote for your area.. Cheers! --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Okay yes this is a hop monster and maybe even gimmicky but the idea of a super-fresh is pretty smart. 22oz bomber of the 12-21-12 batch drunk on 11-22. Clear golden with tiny head. The nose is hugely hoppy. The body is light. Resiny front with a faintly sweet malts (almost grapey) and a clean bittersweet, slightly boozy finish. Definitely unique and quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (600) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12-21-12 batch, opened five days after bottling. pours beautiful clear gold, with about 3/4 finger of foamy white head. Hops in the air as soon as the bottle opens, thick pine and huge juicy grapefruit notes on the nose. Just incredible aroma. Incredible hop flavor, and a nice malt profile to carry those hops. Excellent balance of bittering hops, and flavor hops. No hint at all of the 9.4%. One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Enjoy by 12/21/2012, just hit stores today. Can taste the freshness of the hops. Smooth hop aroma, piney, hints if booze too. A nicely constructed West Coast style IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (146) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Very excited about this beer. Aromas of big hops, citrus and pine. Taste is similar with a strong hoppy front and some citrus and pine. Finish is lingering and shows a lot of different hop flavors. Grabbed a 2 litre growler to enjoy by tomorrow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap. Clear dark yellow with a fluffy white head. There might have been malt in this beer, but it doesn’t show at all. This one is all hop oil and resins to the aroma and the taste is nothing but lawn clippings and an aggressive bitter punch in the face. Not what I want in an IPA. I want balance and complexity. You won’t get that with this beer. However, if you like the loudest possible IPAs, then this is for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Draft at TAPS, Enjoy By 12/21/12. Pours a clear, pale bronze color; fine-bubbled, off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Pine and pithy citrus hops in the nose; an assault of sharp, generous hops with a lightly metallic undertone. Medium-full mouthfeel; moderate to medium-high co2; definitely a hefty presence overall. A bit rounded and more approachable than the aroma suggests: dense grapefruit rind, juicy oranges (maybe some Amarillo in here?), and plenty of dank, pine-like bitterness; alcohol helps keep things lean, but it’s well-hidden overall, just a light fruity warmth showing; some crystal malts quite apparent at the front, though the full-on bitterness overshadows them quickly and pleasantly. Not a delicate beer, but reasonably lean and on par with other Stone IPAs in terms of overall presentation. Lasting finish maintains a decent balance, ending just a touch sweet, showing crystalline sugar and lingering pithy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
22 oz bomber purchased in Royal in Kansas City, Missouri. "Enjoy By 12-21-12" version. Bottled on 11/16/20 (4 days ago). The pour is mostly clear golden with a well formed two inch minimally dirty white head. The aroma is fresh resin bitterness, hay, grass, and light tropical fruit sweetness. The taste is the resin up front, along with big tropical fruit pineapple citrus, a bit of the bitter grassiness, than moves significantly to the sweet malt and finishes dry with alcohol present. The palate is light to medium bodied, lower carbonation level, and a dry thinner hot alcohol finish. Warming. Love the concept, wish they would have done it with a lower abv beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (648) - USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sweet citrus rind, some booze, Tropical fruits, apricot and mango. Crystal clear amber gold with a tight white head dense and thin. Bitter yet sweet rind of lemon and grapefruit with some piney resinous aspects. Very big yet easy to drink. Really cool project.

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