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RATINGS: 1603   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4/1/13 growler from ale yeah. Aroma is intense and incredible. View is pretty nice too and the flavor is smooth, well balanced, and rounded out nicely on the back end of the sip. Citrus grapefruit pine aroma. Orange candy sweetness in the flavor. Cream sickle like tendencies. Straight up orange pour with a billowing white head that dissipates quickly. Medium bodied and full flavored. Dang liking this one the more I get through the glass. Really solid double that I could drink over and over.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MacBoost (1605) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Honestly, this looks like Budweiser when poured into a glass. Crystal clear, straw colored, white head that fades quickly. The comparison ends abruptly there, as soon as you take a whiff. Very floral and citric hop aromas... Juicy grapefruit and some evergreen pine in there as well. Taste is a straight grapefruit/juicy fruit bomb. Extraordinary. Jimmy Buffet. So much juicy hop bite. I hate to throw around phrases like "this is the best I’ve had", but shit. This is pretty close to the best DIPA that has ever crossed my lips. Fucken hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
resin, onions. a bit spicy. unexpectedly thin bodied. it’s fine for what it is, but I cant help but feel like it’s hyped up a lot more than it deserves to be

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle: 4/1/13 batch. This is wonderful... Saying this is fresh seems silly, considering that is the entire point of the beer, but I can’t explain how wonderfully fresh this tastes. It’s got a nice fruity, citrusy aroma. The flavor is bitter, and leaves your mouth feeling refreshed. I love this.... Need more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
o_Merlin_o (199) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Enjoy By 04-01-2013: Pours a honey gold, with a sparse feathery head. Light hops aroma. Kind of skunky flavor. Surprisingly poor, off flavor (especially strange for a Stone brew). Aroma = 6, Appearance = 3, Taste = 4, Palate = 2, Overall = 8 Enjoy By 10-31-2014: Spare head with sparse lacing. Pours an orangish amber color. Aroma of flowers and citrus. Palate of lite grape fruit and herbs. Definitely a sour IPA. Aroma = 7, Appearance = 2, Taste = 4, Palate = 2, Overall = 5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (790) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours clear golden, off white head that persists. Nose is simply fresh hops. Mango, tropical fruits, citrus, caramel and bread malts with some hints of spice. Lots of resinous hop bitterness and mango notes along with spiciness on the finish. Great drinkability and for the price?!... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1368) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Batch 04-01-13 Aroma is full of fruity hops. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine and lemon as well as tropical fruit, a bit of stone fruit and a touch of grape. Some light cracker notes and a hint of alcohol round out the aroma. Pours a very clear gold with a hint of copper with a thin white head that persists for a very long time. Small legs with some moderate lacing. Flavor is dominated by hops as well but there is a light cracker and biscuit background throughout thy even shows itself late palate. It is a very bitter beer but the bitterness is clean and not too astringent. The hop flavor is much more grapefruit forward with some hop resin in the finish. The tropical and stone fruit is still there but in smaller quantities. Finishes very dry with some alcohol spice. You can definitely taste the alcohol in the finish but it is clean. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Astringency is low but present and the alcohol warmth is moderate. Overall this is a very nice, fresh, dry IPA with a ton of hip character. I could nitpick the hop selection but it's refreshing for something to not be dominated by Citra. The hop character is a bit muddled though and I think I would prefer the flavor to be a bit fruitier. I like the light malt character and its ability to show without interfering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mulletreeve (18) - - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Black Sheep Lodge. Absolutely gorgeous rich golden hue, thin head that dissipates fairly quickly, super hoppy classic IPA, wonderful mouthfeel. Could use one more spice or flavor element to add dimension and be utterly transcendent, but a fantastic double IPA in any case. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1621) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle, Enjoy By 04.01.13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some lemon peel, floral hops and a bit of onion. There’s an enjoyable bitter hoppy finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and sticky with moderate carbonation. It’s also easy enough to drink. I think it’s a good brew overall, I hope Stone keeps making it (and Ohio keeps getting some). $6.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (976) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
22 oz bomber of the 4/1/13 pours a orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit, just a huge hop nose. Full bodied, surprisingl balanced, big hop flavors, very good.

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