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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle enjoy by 2-15-13. Appearance: crystal clear golden pour with quickly dissipating foamy white head. Aroma: beautiful big floral and citrus, grapefruit, and some sweet malt and pine resin. Taste: floral hops up front, juicy grapefruit, tangerine and sweet caramel sugar malt in the middle, ending with grapefruit pith and piney dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel: thin slick body with medium carbonation. Overall: AMAZING! One of the (if not the) best DIPAs I’ve had. West coast style. Beautifully balanced malt backbone and multilevel hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1553) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2013
(Obviously) very fresh IPA. Pours with low carbonation, and has a nice orange-tinged translucent appearance. Taste-wise, three things stand out: freshness in hops; citrus taste; and well balanced bitterness -- not crazy bitter. Among the three "fresh" IPAs I've had, I slot this below fresh Pliny the Elder and above fresh Rogue GYO wet-growth (in the green bottle). Recommended, and good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On draught at Papago. Pours clear copper with an eggshell head. Aroma is massive citrus, unripe mango and tropical fruit. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied and somewhat slick. Bitterness and alcohol give a little bite in the finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 16, 2013
2/15/13 edition. Drinking at home out of bomber poured into pilsner glass. Aroma- very nice clean hop aroma with citrus notes. Appearance- golden/light orange color with little head and carbonation. Taste- this is amazing stuff. Great amount of hops but soo drinkable. Palate- even the palate tastes clean as can be with wood fired hops flavor. Overall- one of my favorite beers of all time. Wish i could have more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
02.15.13 version. This is the third in this series that I've tried and I think this is my least favorite one. Something about the mouthfeel on this seems off. That said, still a pretty damn good fresh DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1955) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap, the 2-15-13 version. Bubbly eggshell head, mostly clear vibrant golden orange. Musky, dank, herbal, and some oniony hops in the aroma. Very aggressive and fresh: grassy, herbal, weedy, small scallion, and a him of grapefruit. Medium oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (873) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Nice clear amber color with two fingers of sudsy head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine predominately with a bit of malt sweetness. More balanced than I expected but still showcases the hops with citrus and resin flavors. Some cracker taste and barely any sweetness. Piney bitter finish that lingers and subtlety builds but isn’t harsh. Medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel and medium/high carbonation. Second time trying this and appreciate the style more now that my pallet has become accustomed to hoppy beers. Very drinkable even thought prefer IPAs with a hint more sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (771) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours deep golden yellow with medium white head. Smell is lightly piney with faint lemon. Taste is harsh pine bitterness that doesn't stay to long due to the carbonation. Little soapy. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Nice ruby grapefruit aroma with light sumemr fruit and pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor. medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and pine linger with light summer fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
12.21.12 = Freaking Delicious. Just what I want out of a DIPA....Nice and hoppy with a little pine, lots of grapefruit/citrus, just a tiny bit of malt and an ABV between 9-10%. I’m hoping that Stone keeps releasing fresh batches of the same recipe from time to time and would highly recomend that all hop lovers give this one a whirl.

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