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RATINGS: 1417   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 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


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kdm1984 (724) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pale yellow with good head, but weak lacing. Aroma is too pine-forward, though sweet caramel and popcorn malts keep it from being totally gag-worthy. I was worried this might be another Wookey Jack pine-bomb, but thankfully, Stone balances the pine with delicious malts in the flavor department, and the palate/body are just perfect. In-your-face hops for sure, but not one-dimensional by any means. Kind of your classic strong DIPA in most ways, actually. Ruination is much better, but this is by no means a bad DIPA. DECEMBER UPDATE: This sat for about another week, and it got absolutely awful - total drainpour. Pine and cat urine. NASTY. I DID have it by the recommended date (12/3 vs. 12/21), but the longer it lasted, the worse it got. BLECH!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Clear copper color with lots of bubbles and a sticky white head. Very floral hop aroma. Smells like something that is perishable. The taste is impeccably bitter with a touch of sweetness in the finish. The aroma gets a little danky as the beer warms and the bite is pretty stiff. A real palate pleaser. This beer has some indescribeable additictive quality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On tap. Comes a clear dark gold with a decent white head. Big aroma of citrus, pine, and florals. Taste is grapefruit, lemons, pine, grain, florals, and malt. Exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Thanks Nick! 12/21/12. Clear straw pour with lively carbonation in the body and an ample frothy white head. Earthy dank manurey hops with hints of garlic and scallion, giving way to evergreen resin and biscuity caramel in the flavor. Medium body with medium carbonation, finishing off dry. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
22oz bottle and on tap - 12/21/12 version. Clear golden amber brew with some fluffy white head. Nose is incredible and up there with some of the most complex imperial IPAs out there - tons of hops, citrus, herbs, fresh cut grass, floral. Punches you in the face! Flavor is citrus and pine forward - wonderfully balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (666) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bomber (12/21) - Deep gold pour with average head. Has an aroma that hits you in the face from a distance. Superb hoppy flavors of orange and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel and not too dry. Would love to have another but glad I got to have one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odysseyalien (46) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Edit 12-3-2014 for the Enjoy by 12-26-2014 release. This one was the most flavorful of all and this was my 4th or 5th. The taste was like sipping on the juice of an exotic melon laced with bubbly alcohol. Really a special beer, even for this series. Big bravo to Stone for this one! ### This was tasty and enjoyable. A quality brew from Stone. Nothing too different from their current IPA offerings though. Probably one of the freshest tasting beers from a bottle. Seems more of a marketing endeavor. Very good beer but nothing I’d write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
(22oz bomber 12/21/12 batch) clear rich gold, soapy offwhite bubbles that fade quickly. Nose of candied citrus peel, super fresh and fragrant, floral, grains, grapefruit, honey, complex, you can smell all the components in this. One of the best smelling IPAs for me in recent memory. Taste is also nice, grains, caramel, grapefruit without being too bitter, great malt backbone. Palate is oily from hop resins but also dry. Linger of citrus, bitter resins, thick body, carbonation that plays nice to clear things up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (422) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bomber bottle, 12/21/12. Aroma is hoppy, but also very floral. The appearance is a burnt gold, with some white lacing. The taste starts with a burnt hop flavor, almost a citrus that end up in your nose. Some malt almost seems present, but is quickly replaced by a strong fresh grapefruit flavor. Almost catch some dankness at the bottom of the flavor. Finish is of fresh grapefruit. The palate is fantastic if you enjoy a good, sweet grapefruit. Overall, a very interesting beer. One of the top five ipas i have ever had, easily. Buy it now, while you can! P.S. I think i tried the last enjoy by ipa at gabf as well, but after all those great brews who can remember?!?! Ha! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (716) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Tap @ Hop Devil with e. 12/21/2012 (yes!) Batch. Glassy clear amber, pure white head, lingers in strands. Nose is grapefruit and pine hops. Stronger pine. Palate is the same - really fresh. Great hop flavor, almost bursting with pine needles. Glad I got to try it before the world ends.


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