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RATINGS: 1675   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 02-14-15
Enjoy By 11-09-12   Enjoy By 04-01-13   Enjoy By 04-20-14 Enjoy By 04-20-15
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
Enjoy By 10-31-15 Enjoy By 07-04-16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014

Enjoy By 04/20/14
Bottled 03/13/14 Consumed 03/18/14
Another bottle of awesome, a bit more lean, green, and herbaceous than the last couple batches, tropical fruit, huge hop leaf, creamy green melon, hints of white grape

Enjoy By 02/14/14
Bottled 01/10/14 Consumed 01/17/14
Big, fleshy, juicy tropical fruit, peach cobbler, orange marmalade with accents of bright pine, white grape, pear, and bud on a brisk medium body with exceptionally juicy residuals of all the fore mentioned characteristics, I think they really nailed the sweetness and dryness levels on this one, enough to balance and accentuate the hyper hops, but with enough restraint to keep things lively and very crisp, stealthy alcohol notes, 6oz into TeKu, 16oz into Spiegelau IPA glass

Enjoy By 11/12/13
Bottled 10/04/13 Consumed 10/21/13
Another fun Enjoy By date for the KC metro, definitely the eldest Enjoy By I’ve cracked open, a big sweet tropical fruit layer welcomes me from ripping the cap to the initial nose in my TeKu, pineapple, pine, and white grape quickly steal the show with the same trend cascading into the flavor experience, to me what really sticks out on this batch versus the last two I’ve consumed is how much more the alcohol is hidden and how much less sticky the palate is, a bit of a dank characteristic comes into play as this one warms into the lower 50s, very quaffable, clean and nicely refreshing, this batch seems most similar to the 12/21/12

Enjoy By 09/13/13
Bottled 08/09/13 Consumed 08/21/13
First batch available in Kansas, would have liked to get this into a glass a little sooner, but who am I kidding, this is a wonderfully fresh iipa, completely translucent, vibrant amber pour with a somewhat frothy white head, massive honey drizzled orange and yellow fruits from nectarine to pineapple to mango to grapefruit, highly quaffable with a burst of dank and red berries with pear and alcohol accents on a stinging, bitter, carbonated medium weight palate, another highly enjoyable Enjoy By which has become one of my favorite ipa releases
(5oz into TeKu which provided the biggest, most potent aroma and would have allowed longer appreciation of the bomber, 5oz into 14.7oz Zwiesel cognac snifter, 12oz into Spiegelau IPA glass which was a beautiful pour)

Enjoy By 07/04/13
Bottled 05/31/13 Consumed 06/07/13
Day of arrival in Missouri - my 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter presents a tight soft white head resting on a crystal clear vibrant amber body delivering an intriguing balance of dank grass, citrus, and pine merging into malt components to create sweet tropical-melon waves bursting from a silky smooth and creamy, progressively drying palate to complete a highly enjoyable experience

Enjoy By 04/20/13
Bottle Code 0713 (bottled 03/07/13?) Consumed 03/15/13
Gotta love the Enjoy By dates we’ve received in Missouri - the mythical end of the world and unofficial day of the hop’s cousin; this batch poured a golden amber with medium sized white head leaving spots and a few peninsulas of lace in my 14.7oz Zwiesel cognac snifter; aromas and flavors seem sweeter in this release, lime, huge juicy tropical fruits, especially tangerine, followed by grass and lemon, sweet malt appears in the flavor; smooth drying ml mouth, this one took twice as long to drink as the last version, is my glassware choice having a drastic impact, or do the Enjoy By batches change?

Enjoy By 12/21/12
Bottled 11/16/12 Consumed 11/22/12
Day of arrival in Missouri - Super psyched to see what Stone is going to do with this concept. Pour is very pale and clear, big white head that lasts for a bit. Nose is so lean and assertive. Seems like a hyper hoppy pilsner. Stark pine and grass with plenty of sweet and acidic stone and citrus fruits. Taste basically follows on one of the lightest bodied IIPAs I’ve had. Absolutely dangerous. Definitely Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
My new favorite beer. Nice aroma, not too overwhelming. Pours a perfectly clear dark gold, with a decent head. I'm an IPA head, and this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Creamy head, wonderfully balanced complex hop flavor. Extreme? Maybe, but somehow not so overbearing that you can't enjoy the nuances. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle dated enjoy by 4.1.13. Clear amber pour with a small bubbly head. Nose is orange peel, strong citrus, lemon, light toffee, strong floral and strong perfume. Flavor is strong citrus, orange, lemon, perfume and some fusels. Dry and bitter finish with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lebowski34 (2) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
22 oz bomber poured in a snifter. Pours a golden color with a light head. Smells of fruit and floral notes. Hops are not overpowering to the palate. Finish is very smooth. Overall a very good DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
04-01-13 batch. 22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a snifter. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose is amazing, with huge tropical fruit, flowers and citrus, along with pine and subtle resin. The flavour is quite bitter throughout, but with beautiful fruity, floral and piney notes from the nose. Resiny bitterness picks up towards the finish, which is long and bitter. On the palate, it is medium full in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a great California style dIPA with a truly beautiful nose that carries through to the finish. Awesome! 2013-03-14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ed5388 (3168) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 22 oz bomber (Batch 04/01/13) thanks to raiders707. Alright this is the 2nd drink by Ive had and is just as great as the last! Citrusy aroma of orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Taste is just as good. Pineapple, orange, lemon, resiny pine. Mouthfeel is dry and sticky. Great beer. Had Batches: 02/15/13, 04/01/13, 05/17/13, 07/04/13, 09/13/13, 11/12/13, 02/14/14, 07/04/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spab (3335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Growler (04-01-13 release) from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear deep golden orange with frothy slightly off-white head. Aroma is huge citrusy and piney hops with solid caramel base. Flavour huge grapefruit, mango, tangerine, pine and caramel. Puckeringly bitter finish. Carbonation slightly on the lively side of average. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
This one has it all-yummy fruit hop aroma and a nice medium palate for a super fresh IPA- piny light resinous hop midway and a lingering perfect bitter hop finish---Enjoy Now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/10/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a freaking gorgeous golden amber shade with perfect clarity. The head is a three finger white shade. Everything is good here - retention, texture, and the lacing down the glass. This beer makes Sofia Vergara look like a damn horse in comparison. S: There is a distinct savory note from the hops that reminds me of onion/garlic. Otherwise, this one comes off as being bitter just from the nose alone; there is a lot of grapefruit peel, black pepper, mango, papaya, pine, and guava. It really smells damn great, but perhaps it’s not quite to my preference for an IPA. T: At first, there’s some slight maltiness (in an earthy expression) before it finishes both dry and bitter. Transitioning between the vaguely citrusy opening and piny, bitter ending is a strong midtaste of onion and garlic; I actually like this portion of the flavor profile the best. But the biggest problem here is how boozy this one seems. Maybe it’s some of the earthy and oniony qualities coming through on the back end, but there’s a real distinct sharp heat to it that doesn’t strike me as being hop-derived. Certainly it feels every bit its 9.4% ABV. To be fair, this note helps to rein in the bitterness somewhat, so it’s not all bad, I guess. I’ve got another one on standby that I plan to serve more chilled than this one - maybe this will tone down the booze some? Regardless, what a letdown. M: Typical Stone IPA: bone-dry, clean, astringent, and bitter as fuck. Well, maybe not ’as fuck’, but it does have a good lingering bite to it. Something like this should be spectacularly drinkable - thanks to all the poorly concealed alcohol I taste here, I’m reduced to vegging over this one for a moderate length of time. Drinkability is actually okay because the general feel is quite good - but then again, I expected something fantastically chuggable. O: I really thought this was going to be a world-class DIPA, but instead I find it kind of harsh and meh. I hate to say it, but this has nothing on some of the local DIPAs I can get fairly readily (Evolution Lot 6 DIPA and Troegs Perpetual IPA); and let’s not talk about how badly Lagunitas Sucks pounds this one into submission. Absolutely worth trying, though - hell, I seem to be only one who doesn’t love this. But Stone, unless the second bottle I drink manages to make me shit out rainbows and sunshine the way I expected this one to, you are back on my naughty list again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours light amber with a nice frothy head. Aroma is deep and complex, grass, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, yum. Flavor is very sweet and grassy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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