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RATINGS: 1272   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Enjoy by July 4. Cheesy, sock-like aroma that dulls out. A bit harsh, but smooths out as it warms. Slightly chewy, which I don’t mind. Not sure about this bottle or this particular date. I remember having an earlier date with a more typical kind of huge hop profile that was pretty pleasant. This is around decent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (331) - - JUN 5, 2014
Enjoy By 07.04.14 22 oz bottle. I’ve had this many times, and am finally sitting down to write some notes. The beer pours a clear bright golden amber/orange. The head diminishes quickly to a bubbly wisp on the meniscus, with little lacing left, although suds to cling to the glass. The bottle states that this beer is "Devastatingly FRESH" - while true, this should read "Devastating DANK". Aroma is wonderful and aromatic: Citrus with focus on orange and grapefruit, pine, and hoppy complexity. Flavor is fresh hop bitterness, sticky pine sap, and citrus complexity. Does this beer contain alcohol? It would appear not - completely hidden. Carbonation is active on the palate, and is perfect. Silky, oily mouthfeel, which seems to be a new twist for this beer. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atlrizzob (152) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a golden with a hint of orange and average white head. Has the aroma of hops, malt and orange peel. A slightly complex yet delicious combination of hops, orange, some grapefruit, with a kind of grassy finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (21) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4-20-14 Enjoy By Appearance- fairly clear (a tad hazy), copper, orange hue. Appealing. Smell- excellent nose. Pine!!!! Some grass, too. Some floral notes to boot. Taste- big full wallop of resin (and that pine), lingers throughout. Bitter soon follows and strengthens at the end. Didn’t note much of the citrus thing, unfortunately, compared to some the other reviews. Mouthfeel- big, full, dry. Overall- I’m a sucker for Stone (love Ruination!), and easily fall prey to the "enjoy by" campaign, so I’m a lock to try each offering. Not sure how long they’ve been doing this (started last year, I think), but I really, really liked the one I had in ’13. That said, I’m glad I bought the 4-20-14. I "enjoyed" it, but won’t be picking up another. A quality IPA, indeed, but not worth another round. Look forward to future offerings. Cheers all!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Seanamonica (4) - Ontario, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
As a general rule there is no perfect beer. However, in my short craft brew career this one is pretty damn close. Let my brother-in-law try it on a whim. He always says "I hate craft brews. I’ll take a Bud Light any day." Had him try this one...and I quote "That is the best beer I have ever tasted." If you haven’t had the pleasure, find a local store who had it and GET IT! You won’t regret it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Enjoy by 5-16-14 bomber from CANBIF 2014. Clear amber with a faint off white head that mostly fades. Lots of tropical hops, some lighter citrus notes, semi-sweet with some booze, fairly malty, moderate+ carbonation with a full body, nice combination of sweet and bitter, slightly astringent, boozy, tasty, mmmmm.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamonsk8 (2) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Super intense and fresh IPA. It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to IPAs. You don't even notice that it's almost coming in at 10% ABV.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsadich (3) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
The pour is nice and crisp. The head is nice and light, and quickly fades but leaves a nice ring in the glass. The taste this year on the Enjoy By 4\20 is tops of my hoppy love. I really don’t think hopslam too far behind but the finish is great as well. Recommend sooo highly!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
bomber shared by Jeff. solid IIPA done in the classic profile. not a lot different then Ruination. would not pay bomber prices for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
1evil1 (3) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
Big bold citrus hops with a nice mellow lingering bitterness. Big and beautiful. Well done


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