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RATINGS: 1678   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.

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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


4.1
   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!

3.3
   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.

4.3
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - thanks to Bruce. Pours perfectly clear with a modest, white foam head. Lovely dank hop aroma, some juicy citrus, pine. Medium sweet flavor, medium sweetness, lots of sticky pine, orange, some grass. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dank and resinous to finish, juicy pine, grapefruit, sticky grass. Quite fresh, juicy. Drinks so, so well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - MAR 12, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Devastatingly fresh is accurate. Very dank and citrusy. Crisp palate. Really hoping one of the newer iterations makes its way out here again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bomber. Tasty treat. Nice golden pour with thick head. Gorgeous looking beer. Strong nose of citrus and hops along with a taste. Not as sweet as I was hopping for but still an awesome IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Pours clear light amber with small white head which dissapates quickly. A little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and grapefruit/pine aroma. Taste is big grapefruit, some pine, and bitter hop finish. Second to dreadnaught for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
04.01.13 release. On tap at Mellow Mushroom Wrightsville Beach. Pours a golden color with minimal head. Nose is tropical fruits, floral, maybe mango. Taste is incredibly balanced for a 9% IPA. The freshness is evident. Nice hop characteristic. Piney notes. Very smooth drinking. Hop flavor sticks around for awhile, which I like. I have had 1 out of a bottle and 2 on tap. I have enjoyed the ones on draft much more than in the bottle. Excellent beer! Drink this while its around!!!!! -- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2013
It pours a nice golden color with mild head. It has a crisp hop taste with a strong citrus ,pineapple and floral taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
(04-01-13) Starts off with a big over the top tropical fruit hop aroma. Pours a clear light amber, with a quickly fading white head. This is a hop bomb, and that doesn’t even begin to describe it. This is a punch in the face with hops, with a long lingering bitter finish. If you can get your hands on this, I would do so, and try it quickly.


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