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RATINGS: 1336   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.

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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6326) - lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy orange yellow pour with white head, aroma has notes of big dank pine, grapefruit, orange,some lemon hints of caramel, toffe, touch of earth =, finishng sweet. Taste is a mix of big weedy and dank pine, some pineapple, hints of earth some marijuana notes, touch of biscuit, finishing fiarly sweet, but bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle, pours dense golden orange big dense white head. Aroma has tropical fruits, hop resin, mango, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt notes. Flavors are sweet caramel with tropical fruit notes. Fruity mango and grapefruit hop character , at times it all works beautifully at othertimes it has an overly sweet maltiness, lacking just enough bitterness to balance this beer that might be too big for the hop bill. I do enjoy it and did by the deadline. I think I just prefer an ipa around 6-8% these days.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Draft at Maria’s. I have to say, my expectations were incredibly low for whatever reason. I can say, without a doubt, this was one of the best IIPAs that I’ve had in a long time. Pours a clear golden orange, frothy offwhite head. Nose is all hops. Citrus, mango, some pine, tropical fruit and a hint of malt to support it. Amazingly fresh. On tasting, medium-high bitterness, loads of great mango and grapefruit. This reminds me of the first time I drank Stone beers. This is what an IIPA really should be, along with the likes of Dreadnaught & Pliny. Fucking awesome stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with big, foamy, flotsam white head / Bright, deep, earthy nose of weed, citrus, and cut pine / Medium body, smooth with some hop bite, excellent balance and bitter finish / Elegant flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, weed, pine, cream, and light brown sugar / A stunner - complex and stylish with a rich, creamy body, yielding no evidence that this 9.4% abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2012
On draught at Pizza Port San Clemente. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium foamy bright white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium to full body with a fresh citrusy hops character and notes of pine, bready malt and a bit of spice. The finish is resiny hops with a grapefruit aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 S: Wow, cleanses out your senses with each sniff. Very grassy with floral, pine, spruce, and sweet grapefruit peal hops. There is a malt presence, but it was hard to identify through the hop assault A: Clear, untainted gold with a minimal frothy white head - little retention. T: Grass, pine, grapefruit. Caramel/toffee malt backbone P: Medium O: Freshness is SO key, this is great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle. Split with Vinny. Pours light honey translucent orange with a thick, foamy white aroma. Aroma of pineapple, cheese, slight onion, floral hops, vanilla and honey. Tastes cheesy and pineappley, reminiscent of, but not as good as, Heady Topper. Palate is medium, oily, and bittersweet. Finishes with a bunch of pineapple cheese. Great brew. So, remind me again why every IPA is not distributed this way? Why does this have to be a gimmick? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1307) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Cask at The Daily Pint. Clear orange/yellow with a big fluffy bright white head and very nice lacing. Big hoppy pine and grapefruit aromas, with a touch of caramel and toffee to keep it honest. Grapefruit and other citrus dominate a bitter palate, with a deep caramel sweetness filling out the profile. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture and a crisp clean bitter finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle compliments of Annie, pours a bright hazy pumpkin orange with huge fluffy white head. Great lacing patterns. Aromas of caramel, cheesy and floral hops. As it sat it started smelling like cartelized sugar or a cream brûlée coating. Taste is just as awesome with pineapple, hop resin oils, garlic, wood, vanilla, butter and other tangy green funkiness. So cheesy. Finishes moderately bitter and refreshing. Easily the best hoppy beer Stone has ever produced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Super floral aroma with hints of nectarine. Slightly hazy golden-orange body with a rich, foamy head and lots of lacing. Prickly hops with a sharp, citrus body balanced with traces of pecan...a big, one-of-a-kind ipa. I enjoyed it.


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