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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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
Enjoy By 10-31-15


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (458) - - DEC 20, 2015
This was a "12-25-15" 9.4%ABV. Double IPA. Tapped out a rich cloudy light Amber. 9ºSRM. Nose is pineapple. This would be bright yellow fleshed, sweet pineapple from the Philippines or Sarawak. There are the more traditional deScriptors of pine and resin. The nose also has a rich sour funk in the base notes of the aroma that are remiscent of the funk you appreciate in a cane sugar processing plant, where the raw cane liquor is being boiled down. This funkiness that you usually associate with humidity and heat is likely a function of the rich yeasty aroma which you get strongest near the bottom of your first pint. The nose is fresh and rich at the same time. Mouthfeel is soapy and sudsy and rich. Carbonation is pronounced and just right for such a richly endowed brew. Beautiful roast malt sweetness starting with a robust carbohydrate palate of cracked barley loaves, rough country rye bread, graham cracker pie crust, Animal Crackers, and while we’re on crackers, you also get some nice ginger snaps with both richness and that cute spiciness. There are more obvious caramel, toffee and roasted chestnut flavors. You get some nice bread like flavors like those coming out of a freshly baked crunchy chewy baguette. Some nice raw dough freshness in the palate as well. Hop flavors are pine, resin, hyssop, collard greens, kale, Dandelion green and arrowroot richness. Finish is just herbaceous clean and with a hint of hyssop aggressiveness, but not outright aggression, more like knowing, nod of the head, raise of the eyebrow sort of passive aggression, my favorite kind!! Goes on Favorites List! Goes on All Time Favorites List! For now and until another more seductive brew brushes up against me, the very best double IPA that I have ever ever ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtsaherrick (5) - - DEC 17, 2015 does not count
It?s a great beer! You gotta love stone IPAs. It tastes great out of the bottle I wonder what it would taste like on draft

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1747) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Orange colour with white head. Fruity, pine aroma. Sweet, tropical fruits, pine, bitter taste. Medium body. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Keg in the Beer Tempel Amsterdam as Enjoy By 25/12/15. Pours golden with a big foamy cream head. Nice pine aroma. The taste is lots of pine and smooth caramel. A little booze in the finish. Really good, but I expected a little more given the hype.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
22oz bomber at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is big citrus notes, tangerine an demon peel. Taste has notes of citrus, persimmon, mango, tangerine. Quite crispy but also sweet and rich as it warms up, with notes of caramel and booze. Medium to full bodied with good lively carbonation. Overall, tasty and quite bold.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Enjoy by 25.12.15, had on 7.12.15 at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam. A great Imperial IPA, heavy on the tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, passion fruit - mixed with a healthy amount of dank piny hops, on top of a sweet, malty body. This beer kind of reminded me of Pliney the Elder, but it was not nearly as balanced (the bitterness and alcohol were a bit rough around the edges) and the texture was not as smooth. Other than that, an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (156) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Cloudy amber color. Medium sized off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy; spruce aromas. However there are also some toffee aromas. Full bodied; alcoholic; fairly sweet. Average carbonation. Long rich finish with sweet butterscotch followed by bitterness. Overall a very good beer; balanced and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours golden blonde with a modest white head. nose is all hops with a good dose of Simcoe and centennial with just a bit of fruit. flavor is very hot forward with biting bitterness fading out to a well balanced sweet and bitter finish. hops are strong all the way through. alcohol fairly well hidden. Heavily carbonated for an IPA. Good stuff all around

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (600) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bomber. Drink by 12.25.15. One of the most odoriferous beers I’ve had. You can smell it a foot away. Lighter shade of gold, crystal clear, good head. Hops are more juicy apricot and marmalade than pine or grapefruit. Not very bitter, although it is far from the maltiest DIPA I’ve had, and the ABV isn’t apparent. Really quite excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (278) - - DEC 11, 2015
Pi?kna, obfita, drobnop?cherzykowa piana. W aromacie uderzenie chmielu z delikatn? podbudow? s?odow? w tle. W smaku do g?osu dochodzi alkohol, ale nie jest nieprzyjemny, ani przyt?aczaj?cy, jednak brakuje ju? chmielowo?ci. Goryczka do wysokiej, g?ównie alkoholowa.


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