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RATINGS: 1378   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 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
11-09-12 at GABF. Dank as hell! Fresh weed and citrus peel. Quite pungent and damn delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On draft at Star Bar Denver. Pours a copper-orange with a white head. Nose is dank, herbs, slight caramel and huge pine hops with mild grapefruit. Flavor is similar- huge herbal and dank hops with fresh hops and amazing balance. A true hop bomb balanced with caramel and enjoyable as hell. With all the problems I have had with Stone’s beers, after having this beers, my faith is restored, and I am wondering if my problem has simply been old hoppy beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
I had the 11/09 version. Great hop aroma that leaned on the floral end. Nice lighter amber color with low head. Nice palate and smoother and lighter than expected. Hops are what hits you and more on the citrus and grapefruit end. Some malt presence to balance it out. I would agree that Stone achieved its goal here by giving a sense of freshness. Great imperial IPA.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4208) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Vintage but identified as "Stone open by 11/9" Slight haze on an otherwize pale lager looking thing. Thin creamy head. Very fresh odor of your favorite mates BO after sex. Big nasty taste of fresh hops. Fresh and terribly on style. Bitter but not biting as most are within this style. Cheewing on green grapefruit rinds is the long finish, wew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Big resin/pine scents, similar flavor but a bit subdued.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (892) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
11-09-12 batch sent to OH & CO. Bomber poured a clear gold w/ a small diminishing white head and fair lacing. Very aromatic sweet hop with notes of biscuit, pine resin, floral hop, tangerine and fresh grapefruit. Taste follows the nose. Initial flavor is bitter with some sweetness to it and a heavy bitter finish w/ a lingering resin. Medium to full bodied, dry texture, soft carbonation and light alcoholic feel. The beer has a base strong enough to hold up to the high hop level, but the star of this beer is in the hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (382) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Nice double IPA. Honey golden color. Slightly resinous but not too abrasive. Good citrus, fruit, and floral aroma and flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, pine resin, earthiness, skunk bud, grapefruit and tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine resin, skunk bud, earthiness and grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering pine resin finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2737) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Enjoy by 11.09.12. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark gold (SRM 6) body........nose is heavy fresh pine, grapefruit peel, light toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a moderate pine/grapefruit bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol hidden,carbonation adds a lovely foamy sensation. This is a Beaujolais Nouveau type of I/DIPA. It is young, fresh, light, not overly complex, effervescent, refreshing and meant to be consumed now. This is a wonderful idea from Stone, and an almost side by side tasting from draft and bottle leads to an identical product. BJCP 8/3/15/4/8


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