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RATINGS: 1659   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a thin but persisting head. The nose is sweet with mango and papaya aromas. The taste is smooth with lots of malt sweetness. The hoppy bitterness and high ABV builds up in the finish. Great DIPA with a fairly high ABV level!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, 12.26.14 batch. One of my most anticipated beers of 2014. Absolutely gorgeous pour; bright golden orange with a finger of creamy beige head. Tons of sticky lacing. Fresh and fruity scent; citrus, grapefruit, and tropical. Pungent. The taste is very much like the aroma, but with the addition of melon. Just a whisper of the abv. I had high hopes for this and it hits every mark... it’s huge and very very drinkable. Really damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear bright yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of green fresh hoppy notes with light sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is dominated by floral green hoppy notes with grassy notes and residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Glad to finally try this and it is indeed very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Perfect score for an IPA fan, or really anyone who can appreciate bold aggressive flavors in a smooth body and finish. The fusel alcohol’s are barely noticeable, making this dangerously delicious! I just had to buy a bottle to share with our family on Christmas, but the 25th better get here soon because it is extremely difficult to wait to open another one of these babies!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottled as enjoy by 12-26-14. Yellow slightly hazy pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is peaches, mango, pine, citrus, outstanding. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, finishes slightly dry with bitterness, full bodied, medium carbonation. Outstanding DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - DEC 18, 2014
650ml bottle of "Enjoy By 12-26-14", thanks Alexi! Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, piney and floral, light citrusy, malty caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, hoppy piney, fruity, malty caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and quite bitter long finish. Easy drinkable for its alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (155) - - DEC 16, 2014
Always an excellent buy. Currently drinking the 12.26.14. I get citrus and apricot. Maybe Citra? But the hops are big and round, unlike many Citra beers. Light toasty malt, fairly bitter and tangy on balance. Full resinous mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Deceptively light in body and color for a 9.4%, this beer was poured into a tulip and almost immediately you can detect the hops just billowing from the glass, Highly fragrant and dank. Resinous, piney hops piled on top of fruit forward grapefruit and tangerine. This one’s an absolute onslaught of hops on the palate. Usually for an IIPA this big you’d expect some perceptive and somewhat overpowering malt backbone to restrain the profile but this one doesn’t hide its intent to glorify the hop. Could see how things might go south quickly if Enjoy By is not consumed fresh and flavors begin to morph. Firm bittnerness throughout. Bright, sappy pine flavors. Mildly chalky mouthfeel with a faint trace of alcoholic warmth. Not my every day choice but every once in a while? Sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (382) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (627) - 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.

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