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RATINGS: 1282   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 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 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (792) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Enjoy By 02-14-14 bomber into snifter glass, amber’ish golden color with off-white head. Aroma of strong dank citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and piney hops with slight malt sweetness. Taste is certainly a hop bitter hit, adding some earthiness to citrus/pine (resin) notes, some spiciness, slight nuttiness and light caramel malt sweetness. Medium body, low carbonation, dry, crisp, slightly oily with bitter hop finish. This lives up to the hype, great fresh hoppy DIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxbier (199) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.14.14 straw yellow color white head. Amazing floral piney aroma, great aroma with at least twice the intensity of your average IPA. malty sweetness balanced perfectly by Stones signature pine hop punch. The first sip out of the glass is great and with each sip it gets better and better. I like to pair beer with food, and I am sure this beer would pair nicely, but it would be unfair to your taste buds to focus on anything other than this IPA. Cleanse your palate pour and enjoy. they should call this one Ruination because it has ruined me for most other IPAs

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
islay (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Majority of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-29-14. Stone Enjoy By 02.14.14 IPA (consumed 2.5 weeks prior to enjoy by date). Very strong, superb, highly appetizing aroma features peach, pine, cat urine (not in a bad way), rhubarb, raspberry, peaches and cream, and apricot scents. A bit vegetal and fruity/floral in the smell. Complex, strong, and wonderful aroma. One of the best smelling beers I’ve ever encountered. Pours a clear, deep gold, the slightest bit orange. A ruby or copper hue. Shiny liquid. Small amount of beige head. Very appealing look. A little more interesting head would have earned the appearance a 5. Dry, hoppy taste features pine, lemon, lemon peel, orange, and apricot flavor elements. A sweet, creamy, sugary undertone. Shortbread cookie. A touch of alcohol in the taste. Spicy and bitingly dry finish. If I have any criticism of the flavor, it is that the beer may be a little too flavorful, if that is possible. Medium to heavy body. Crisp, quite lively, and a bit oily (in a good way) in the palate. Filling yet drinkable. Long, dry aftetaste that could stand to be even stronger. Superb palate effects. Stone Enjoy By 02.14.14 is a GREAT beer, one of the best I have ever had. I can’t ask for much better than this. I am blown away. It really is awesome. I would buy a case if I could somehow preserve the flavor. I had high hopes, and this beer just trounced them. It is a brilliant and beautiful beer. Frankly, I am going hard on it by giving it short of a perfect score.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - JAN 30, 2014
Vintage: 2014 Appearance: Transparent, Liquid Gold; Foamy, White Head; Medium Lace; Minimal Carbonation Smell: Pine; Grapefruit; Dank; Honey Dew; Herbal Hops Taste: Follows nose in character and order. Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Resinous; Long, Bitter Finish Overall: Fucking Awesome, as always. Comments: One of the best DIPAs on the market.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tap. 2-14-14. Clear orange pour with a finger of white head. Citrus, pine, almond, spice. String carbonation. Medium body and creamy and slightly bitter and citrus finish. Hides the alcohol. Awesome

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2014
02 14 14 Pours clear gold with a tall mostly white head. Pine resin hop aroma. The flavor is bitter citrus hop and pine resin, balanced by a firm, yet behaved malt support. Doesn’t get all sticky and sweet. Nice. Completely hides the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Enjoy by 2-14-14 Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Smells of grapefruit, lemon zest, spruce. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - citrus and piney hops followed by a dash of sweet malt. Robust

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2-14-14 Bottle. Aroma smells kind of like a barnyard. Nice on the palate and good appearance, but taste isn’t great. Taste kind of like stale cereal. Maybe this was to close to the enjoy by date, but it wasn’t great. Here’s to the next batch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste are pretty similar, huge pine hops and a slight malty backbone. However, about halfway through, I started to notice a taste and aroma in it that was literally like dirt. Maybe it was just that pour, but it was definitely noticeable, whatever it was. Body is average and slick. Average-to-below average carbonation. Overall this is an okay IPA. I think it’s overrated because it has the name Stone on it. The 9/13/13 Enjoy By was much better than this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
13 oz tulip on draft. Great piney aroma off the start, fades as head disperses. Taste is a complex hoppiness, piney, citrus, earthy, musty. Great mouthfeel, with a nicely hidden 9.4%, but creates some dryness.


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