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RATINGS: 1261   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VoodooBear (46) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - APR 26, 2014
Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with the 05/16/14 "Enjoy By" date right on the label. Served in a Sam Adams pint glass. Appearance: Perfect clear, bright, gold color. It develops a robust head that quickly goes away and leaves just a thin ring. The lacing is incredible, covering the whole glass and slowly sliding away. Smell: Big citrus, hop aromas of pine, grapefruit and spices attack the nose. The smell is very good and very important to the overall experience. Taste: The citrusy grapefruit taste is right at the front along with some pine and spicy pepper notes. There’s also an alcohol sting at the end thanks to a 9.4% ABV that gets stronger and more noticeable as the beer warms. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. It’s smooth and very refreshing when cold. It only gets smoother as it warms up. Overall: It was a big deal for Puerto Rico’s craft beer scene getting this. Believe the hype, it’s simply incredible in every aspect. Hophead or not, you need to give this beer a try. It should be noted that in order for this beer to be enjoyed fully it should be had slowly. The taste and texture both change the warmer it gets.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopster34 (1) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
Delicious. The only thing I’d mention is watch out because of the abv. It’s delicious and is worth getting just to smell it. I might have smelled more than sipped.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barnoloid (116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
22oz bottle of Enjoy By 4/20/14. Cracked this open on 4/19/14, so just within the bell! They label this as ’devastatingly dank’ - which is no joke. Sweet fruit and honey taste to this. Hop profile is pleasingly strong but not overwhelming - this is a true crowd pleaser and is eminently drinkable at over 9%. In a strong field of double IPAs this beer takes itself to a top level with the balance in essence here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2482) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Hazy orange with beige head. Smell is orange and grapefruit, and hoppy with maybe light booze showing up. Taste is orange fruity bittersweet hops. Full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty smooth and neither dry or syrupy. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
An absolutely well balanced Imperial ipa that is musty in the freshest way. The nose gives away the dank resin, piney, minty hops, and sugary cereal notes, that all find themselves present in the on tongue. Hints of lavender, grapefruit, and fresh cut flowers peak through on the palate to balance the deeper notes. Overall this is a well conceived beer that is hard not to drink before said date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (365) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a clear golden, yellow with a soapy, white head. Lots of citrus in the nose. Definitely the most fresh tasting brew I’ve tried. After a few sips it’s almost like it’s leaving a sticky resin on my teeth. Stone isn’t afraid to make a hoppy beer and this one is no exception, definitely an experience. Get your hands on any one of the releases if you can, it’s worth it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Enjoy By 4/20/14; $8.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours golden with a golden-white head. Smells of luscious pine, grapefruit, and melon. Yummy as hell: grapefruit peel, orange peel, pine, and soap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (776) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
22 oz. bomber, enjoy by 5/16/14. Finally got my hands on this, only had to go to Charleston, SC to get it. Pungent floral nose. Poured a dark, hazy gold with minimal head. Splotches of lace present. Sweet malt with dank pine and tropical fruity flavor. Just a touch boozy. Medium bodied. Couldn’t stop noting the similarities of this one to Lagunitas Sucks.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Whatup14 (678) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
En fût au Parker Pie, Enjoy By 04-20-2014. Couleur dorée légèrement trouble, mousse beige éphémère laissant une légère dentelle. Arôme de mangue, malt mielleux, houblon résineux. Goût de mangue, litchi léger, amertume moyenne-élevée. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lightbias (59) - USA - APR 20, 2014
Enjoy By 4.20.14, bottled. A citrusy floral punch with a sweet full body, this hoppy brew packs a wallop to the senses. A gorgeous golden color with a nice soft white head. Amazing flavor, complicated and simple at the same time, citrus, resin?, grapefruit and sweeter? Something sweet...someone mentioned passionfruit. Perhaps. What I do know for sure? Amazing flavor, amazing experience, from the top of the bomber to the finish.


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