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RATINGS: 1536   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle by 02.15.13:   Bright straw, fiery, very translucent, moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Big sweet pithy nose.   Also seems dank.   Big citrusy hop goodness, pithy, slight sweet pine.   Thankfully not overly bitter given its a hop forward example.   Big dankness, pith, and citrus peel base.   Not as big or thick as I expected for an IIPA.   However, smooth without being overly bitter.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Smooth pithy and citrus peel finish.   Loads of citrus, not too sweet, but also not terribly bitter either.   Very fresh overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle of the 02.15.13 variety. Pours a transparent orange with a small head. Nose? It’s all hops. Literally like sticking your nose in a bag of whole-cone hops -- they really, really did the hops justice in this one. I suppose that’s no surprise. Just barely enough caramel malts to counter -- just the way it should be.. Mandarin and grapefruit dominate, with floral notes present -- just slightly boozy, but really pretty smooth for almost 10%. Flavor doesn’t have quite the hop punch that the aroma does (makes me wonder if they hopbursted this brew) -- but this is really pretty great. Up there with the Plinys, for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bright 24-karat pour with brass, copper, and peach highlights. The tightly packed ivory head diminishes to a swirl quickly but leaves lacing inside the glass. Incredibly pungent grapefruit pith, orange peel, and lemon zest aroma. Like taking a bite through the rind of a tangerine. Earthy, sour, bitter, tart, piney, and leafy. Wet, floral, moist, dank, herbaceous. Grassy, citrus-filled, lacking any caramel/sweetness. Teeth melting, jaw breaking, throat blistering, enamel peeling. Unique. Fresh. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (528) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
WOW! It isn’t often that something which has been built up lives up to the hype. This is an exception! This beer is golden in color and has an aroma or citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) and pineyness. The flavor is bitter throughout. I am talking start to finish and even the aftertaste. The flavors in the aroma follow through to the beer. The aftertaste has a bitterness which is best described as the altoid peppermint bitterness. I have never experienced a bitterness like that in the aftertaste. It just lingers on the palate. The bitterness is in perfect balance with the backbone of the beer. It finishes nice and dry. The alcohol is completely masked. I really enjoyed this one. Probably one of the best if not the best beer I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Stone: Keep making beer like this and you will reign supreme! Thanks Dave for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Had the 2/15/13 on tap at O'Niell's Pub in Albuquerque. Great pine hop aroma and taste. Tasted fresh. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Fuck yeah rare beer. So rare the fag at 99 bottles seemed upset when i asked if they had it. Guess i dont look like your average just got into beer ba homo. My bad. Just give me the motherfucking beer im not going to trade it for whatever rare beer most of you cock fags want currently. Eat a god damn dick. Guess he didnt know im the number one mother fucking rater in the whole state. Next time i will learn him on that shit, comprende. Anyways, beer is pungent and citrusy grapefruit orange floral some dank crackery malt a light sweetness. Pours golden great head and lace clarity all that shit. Flavors of bright citrus hops crackery malt a little bread. Light sweetness. Chewy citrus. Dank bitterness. Clean malt fuck yeah. No sign of 9.6%. Yup. Eat a dick beer fags. Gobble gobble gobble. Its beer. I hate you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
One of the best IPAs I’ve ever tasted. Floral aroma. Yellow orange body with white head. Lots of lacing. Floral flavour, just stunning with a hop goodness. I bought a carboy to take home.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dank pine, spruce, only slight cat urine character, wonderful intensity. Clear amber, thin head. More cat urine on the palate. Grapefruit peel. Light body. Dank, green, and tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
RG 19. Golden with light foamy head and light lacing. I really like the aroma- I agree with Kinz on tomato vine. Slight sweetness,.but the tomato vine comes through to the flavor. Fave of the testing so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (452) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From the bottle poured a pale yellow brew with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sensamelia. Light bodied with flavors of malt, grapefruit, and pine resine.

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