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RATINGS: 1534   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Update: Had it on draft this evening after originally rating from a bottle. The hoppiness is definitely more pronounces this time around in the aroma, Still a weird cereal character all around. Still not that enjoyable. Didn’t finish a 10 oz pour. ------- bottle. Bought and drank the day it hit shelves. Pours super clear amber with a slight white head. Aroma is excellent, big and citrusy, but there’s a bit of grainy cereal at the end. Taste is surprisingly malt forward. There’s a great hoppy, bitter bite, but really this is incredibly malty.It’s like drinking cereal. It really overpowers any fresh hop flavor. Was really hoping for some more grassy tones. Fairly disappointing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 18, 2013
Crystal light orange pour with thin white head. Great hop aroma of pine, floral, and citrus. Good Mouthfeel. Taste had great hop flavor, but the bitterness lingers more than I’d like. Overall I’d say it’s overhyped.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Poured (into a tulip) almost the color of a single malt with little head that quickly disappeared to nothing. Nose was wonderful - citrus (especially orange and grapefruit) grass and some other herbs in the back. Taste is, at first, pretty dry and bitter but quickly gives way to sweet citrus notes of lemon, mango and grapefruit. Finish brings in just enough malt to balance this nicely. Alcohol warming is there as you would expect with the ABV, but not excessively. Carbonation is fairly low but present nevertheless. Mouthfeel is medium but doesn’t present an overly cloying or sticky feel as you might expect. All-in-all, this is a delicious west-coast style IPA I hope Stone shares again. "Enjoyed" from a bottle purchased from Pinocchio’s in Media and served in a snifter. Poured a light golden orange with a one-finger head which dissipated almost immediately to a thin coating. While there was light lacing, it marked the glass throughout. The nose was oranges, lemon, grapefruit, mango, and pine. The taste was wonderfully hop-centric, with oranges and lemon predominating but the malts in the background ALMOST come forward for balance. The finish was only slightly bitter, moderately dry and slick. Beer was medium in body and somewhat oily with nice carbonation. None of these descriptors would necessarily suggest my conclusion that this was a GREAT DIPA. I wasn’t prepared for HOW good, given my previous experiences with Stone’s other Enjoy By offerings. If you like hoppy beers, you MUST try this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (749) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours golden honey with some nice head. Nose is pine and lime rind. First sip is citrus, beautiful sweet malt, juicy fruits and stone fruits. finish is slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5545) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
[Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting] Amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, grapefruit, grass, and lots of citrus fruits. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, light sweetness, and bitter hop finish. Bittering seemed a bit too high, just like a really fresh Ruination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
The sweetness on the aroma blends with the hops. Taste very hopy but with a twist.. literally a twist from mouth full to swallow. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from bevmo. Color is yellow almost copper. Light white head. Aroma is cat piss. Taste bitter and tangy. Has a pungent pine with some citrus. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Enjoy by 02.15.13. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of fresh resin, pine, citrus hops and faint caramel malts. The taste is citrus, resin, candied citrus, pine hops, some tropical notes, faint caramel malts, a touch of banana and green banana. Very aggressive assault on the tongue, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Medium bodied, and shockingly, persistent lingering bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. 02.15.13. Enjoyed on 01.17.13. Clear copper pour with a short off-white head. Beautiful nose of ultra fresh prickly pine, lemony citrus and a clean malt backdrop. Very bitter, medium sweet flavor. Also very nice. This beer doesnt seem like its near 9.4 abv. Medium body, creamy texture, and a long, long bitter finish. Off the charts. I need to cellar a few of these...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottled 1-11-13 enjoy by 2-15-13. Orange peel and tangerine aromas. Piney nectarine and orange flavors. Overall a superb IPA.

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