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RATINGS: 1502   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1035) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Very hoppy with citrus and floral notes. Nice carmel malt backbone. Sweet taste with a dry finish. If forced...i would say mix a 90 minute, dreadnought, and ruination and this beer would be the result.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bombero de la casa de AndyReynolds - pours golden orange with light white head and thin head. Nose is cat urine aka pine. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit, and more hops. Bitter with light sweetness. Medium body with alcohol burn. Repels beagles, for an added bonus. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at Firkin, "12-21-12". Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up fresh, dank, and spicy pine, black pepper, and citrus hoppage over sweet caramel and a kiss of honey. The flavor found pale malt and sweet caramel at the core, with fresh, alcohol-fueled black pepper and pine bitterness around.. citrus rind (orange and grapefruit) and peppery notes on the long, belly-warming finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-bodied and engaging through the palate.. spicy and fresh.. loved it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
In short: A monster fruity resinous golden IPA of superior quality.
How: Bottle 22oz, very fresh, batch By IPA 9.21.12 enjoyed on 9.2.12. Bottle given to me in person by cstromberg57, thanks a lot Chris.
The look: Clear orange-golden body topped by a medium white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is intensely citrusy hops (oranges and apricots coming out strong) with also some tropical fruits. The fruity hops aroma is very bright and fresh but also rather resinous. Taste has a lot of tasty crunchy caramelized malts upfront, a bit more residual sugars than I like in my hoppy beers, lots of dried fruits, big bold fruity-resinous hops with light piney notes. High bitterness level that sticks to the back of the mouth. Drinkability is not very high here, one bottle was enough for me even though I’m a big hophead. This monster hop-fix is the archetype of the more-is-better approach. All beers like this should be enjoyed fresh, but I commend Stone for being so clear about the freshness of this particular beer. I got this super fresh bottle from NH local cstromberg57 and then I enjoyed it the following day at my campground after a long day of hiking Mont Lafayette and other NH summits, because I have a life outside ratebeer, and having a life outside ratebeer is a great way to acquire new beers to rate on ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bomber 12-21-12 thanks to thome50, pours a clear copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of musky peaches, tropical fruits, citrus, hops, and caramel malt. Taste similar to aroma with sime bitter hops on the finish. Nice, by no means mind blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pint of Enjoy by 12.21.12... Excellent Double IPA.. extremely similar to Dreadnaught in my opinion, but not quite as good. Very smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12/21/12 draft from waterfront manhattan. Golden pour, strong hops/resin/pine scents. Similar taste, and delicious. enjoy it fast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Enjoy By 12/21/12 Poured from bottle into mug. Pours a light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is an amazing face full of Amarillo hops; smells delicious. Taste is a big dose of hops on the front with a lingering bitterness. Average carbonation and leaves the palate cleanly. Great beer; hoping they bring it back in one way or another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft at Stag’s Head. Grassy, herbal, resinous, strong citrus pith. Full bodied, shows its ABV. A heavy hitter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Tap. Aroma of soap, mop bucket, dirty mop water, plastic. Gross. Taste does not match dirty rest stop bathroom air freshener aroma. Bitter. Resine pine astrinincy. Not very good. Quite bad. Maybe this was an off pour for some reason.

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