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RATINGS: 1376   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (205) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Have had this a few times, most recently a bottle of 12/26/14. Maybe once, it tasted the way I imagine the brewer intending it. But truly I don’t think any of them have failed to disappoint. Never that fresh bright hoppy clarity I crave in a strong IPA. I may try to pick one up in Pennsylvania next time around, one that has never been handled by Hunterdon Brewing. Not to cast aspersions, but the incidence of truly fresh IPAs in New Jersey is terribly rare. I can’t imagine what is happening with these beers that sees the hops seem so muted so early. Of course, maybe it’s me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12-26-14 consumed on 12-7-14. Gold color and fairly clear, excellent head. Fruity aroma with some sweet malt as well. Really quite yummy. The alcohol surprised me ... really an all round winner here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. EB 12.26.14 Resinous, pineapple, mild booze, simple bready malt. Flavors taste washed out, solid, warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (462) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
*Version 12-26-14* Dorée et plutôt claire, une mousse onctueuse tient en place longuement et laisse une belle dentelle collante derrière elle lorsqu’elle décide enfin de quitter. Le bouquet me rappelle une salade de fruits estivale, alors que les pêches et le cantaloup dominent outrageusement au nez. Quelques effluves gazonnées se frayent un chemin jusqu’à mes narines également. Cette impression fruitée et sucrée est reproduite en bouche et est combinée à des céréales mielleuses pour créer un breuvage qui se laisse boire à gorge déployée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hareball (6) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
12-26-15. Bottle. Big citrus nose. Not malt forward at all. It's really a perfect ipa. I love this series. This one is one of thee best of them I've tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (896) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2014
Draught. Pale yellow with small white foamy head, lavender like hops aroma, medium carbonation, incredibly well balanced floral hoppy taste, hints of lavender, onion?, medium finish. Very fresh and nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1760) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Whoa. I missing out on alot. Pours a copper with a hue of orange and a thin cap of dense white. A bright and heavily floral aroma with tons of citrus hop notes and light tropical accents. Freshly juiced grapefruit heaped on more citrus hops and light pine notes. Beautiful light caramel, toasted malts and juicy tropical notes. Well balanced, floral and fruity with a ton of bitterness and astringency. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (213) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12.26.14. Growler from Big Hops Broadway. Golden with thin white head. Big aroma...a little malt, but lots of floral fresh hops and a hint of citrus. Stronger citrus in the flavor. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhunter82 (1) - Oregon, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Excellent flavor with a hint of spruce and surprisingly smooth finish for a double IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MatSmi (3) - San Diego, USA - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear gold into a shaker from tap. Thin off white head remains with light lacing as one drinks. Aroma is sweet citrus with slight graininess. Tiny bubbles with medium carbonation. Body is surprisingly medium at first but increasing throughout swallow with a drying quality. Citrus hops and malt and alcohol very well balanced. Resinous hop (simcoe?) Helps tie it all together. Must try!


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