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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 22oz. (12/26/14) Pours golden with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, some booze. Taste is of bitterness, malt, alcohol, citrus, fruits. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Fair balance.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sheiner (4) - - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
Pours lighter in color than expected, with a thin and tenacious head. The nose reminds me of kitchen prep. Notes of fresh greens and basil, citrus, and fresh pasta. It’s an enticingly complex aroma! The body is light, but the flavor is marked by traditional UP A intensity, including sharp bubbles. The taste is traditional Stone IPA. Strong upfront hops, followed by mild spice and a touch of sweetness. It’s too bad this won’t be available year round!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dagimp (815) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12-26-14 version. Poured into a pint glass.... I can make this review real short and sweet. If you’ve tried any other Stone IPA, you’ve tried this one. They’re all pretty similar; this one my be a little bit better than most. Lots of citrus rind and some minor dankness. Other than that, surprisingly little depth of flavor. That about sums it up.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2814) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
A small taste on tap @ The Lower Depths. Pours pale golden with a medium head. Strong aroma is malts, fruits, hops and alcohol. Flavor is malts, some fruits, fresh hops and alcohol. Awesome stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (267) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Enjoy by 12.26.14 enjoyed on 12.04.14. Bomber into a pint glass, I really like this fresh hop stuff. Smells incredible and tastes so much better than most bottled IPA. Not to mention 9.4% which is also impressive. *update* Just picked up the 4.20.15 version today (3.23.15) I stand behind all my previous statements. Picked up the 07.04.15 (6.15.15) version in a 6-pack, Great!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into pint. Great, super hoppy aroma. Pours a great light gold with minimal head. Amazing hop flavor with a slight bitter finish. Great IPA, would recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
22oz bottle of the 12-26-14 bottling over Thanksgiving week. Pours a lightly hazy, deep gold with some nicely lacing, rocky white head. Nose has punchy citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, distinct herbs, chivey, a little onion-y, pine too, quite resinous, soap, perhaps a few hints of honey comb. Flavor follows right along, bitterness right off the bat, orange zest, grapefruit zest, soap, garlic scape, some tropical fruit, yuzu, soap. A little malt sweetness really rounds off the edges. Full bodied, bitter but refreshing finish. Scary easy to drink at 9.4%.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (113) - - DEC 2, 2014
Really fresh; enjoy by 12.26.14; bomber. Really vibrant copper color. Better smell and palate than overall taste but really strong beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Very nice. Has a nice subtle hop pine aroma. Great spice pine hop taste in a nice body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Obfuscate (251) - Minneapolis, - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Very good, clean and bitter. Plenty of that west coast citrus on the nose and taste. Super easy to drink for a 9.4%. The wife even liked this one and she doesn’t typically like west coast IPA’s. I bought 2 bottles, pretty sure I will be back buying a few more from this batch. Then buy more of the next batch. O boy.


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