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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5049) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
650ml bottle from Whole Foods, Portland, OR

Enjoy by 07.04.14, Bottled on 05/29/14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, fresh hops, grass, citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is smooth, malty, hoppy and grassy with some citrus, caramel, toffee and grapefruit. Finish is sweetish, heavy and malty with some citrus and grass. Quite heavy DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kurt_alaska (3) - Little Rock, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
enjoy by 07-04-14 poured from bomber. light amber color with thin head and small amount of lacing on the glass. strong aromas of grapefruit, pine and mint, tangerines, a little lime and ginger. taste is slightly hot from alcohol and medium-light bitterness. Hop flavors are what you would expect from the nose, citrus, pine, but not as potent. A little bit of spice and some biscuity malt flavors. body is okay with smooth carbonation and good weight to it. what you would expect. overall i greatly enjoyed this beer and I am glad i got my hands on it so soon after its release.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lizardking3 (193) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Enjoy by 07/04/14. Pours an extremely clear golden honey color, small head that fizzles off quick, leaving a clinging ring of white. The aroma, oh the aroma! Smells of Pine and citrus slap you in the face, extremely pungent in the best way. Taste is immediately bitter and then transitions into those wonderful citrus and pine flavors you smell. Comes full circle to finish bitter. Very drinkable but the 9.4 ABV is very present. Loved this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Enjoy By 07/04/14. Pours golden orange with half finger of off white head. Aroma is pungent and in your face; dankness, citrus, tropical fruit, light malt. Taste is bitterness up front, slight sweetness, pine, nice bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall a great Double IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Enjoy by July 4. Cheesy, sock-like aroma that dulls out. A bit harsh, but smooths out as it warms. Slightly chewy, which I don’t mind. Not sure about this bottle or this particular date. I remember having an earlier date with a more typical kind of huge hop profile that was pretty pleasant. This is around decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 5, 2014
Enjoy By 07.04.14 22 oz bottle. I’ve had this many times, and am finally sitting down to write some notes. The beer pours a clear bright golden amber/orange. The head diminishes quickly to a bubbly wisp on the meniscus, with little lacing left, although suds to cling to the glass. The bottle states that this beer is "Devastatingly FRESH" - while true, this should read "Devastating DANK". Aroma is wonderful and aromatic: Citrus with focus on orange and grapefruit, pine, and hoppy complexity. Flavor is fresh hop bitterness, sticky pine sap, and citrus complexity. Does this beer contain alcohol? It would appear not - completely hidden. Carbonation is active on the palate, and is perfect. Silky, oily mouthfeel, which seems to be a new twist for this beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atlrizzob (199) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a golden with a hint of orange and average white head. Has the aroma of hops, malt and orange peel. A slightly complex yet delicious combination of hops, orange, some grapefruit, with a kind of grassy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4-20-14 Enjoy By Appearance- fairly clear (a tad hazy), copper, orange hue. Appealing. Smell- excellent nose. Pine!!!! Some grass, too. Some floral notes to boot. Taste- big full wallop of resin (and that pine), lingers throughout. Bitter soon follows and strengthens at the end. Didn’t note much of the citrus thing, unfortunately, compared to some the other reviews. Mouthfeel- big, full, dry. Overall- I’m a sucker for Stone (love Ruination!), and easily fall prey to the "enjoy by" campaign, so I’m a lock to try each offering. Not sure how long they’ve been doing this (started last year, I think), but I really, really liked the one I had in ’13. That said, I’m glad I bought the 4-20-14. I "enjoyed" it, but won’t be picking up another. A quality IPA, indeed, but not worth another round. Look forward to future offerings. Cheers all!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Seanamonica (4) - Ontario, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
As a general rule there is no perfect beer. However, in my short craft brew career this one is pretty damn close. Let my brother-in-law try it on a whim. He always says "I hate craft brews. I’ll take a Bud Light any day." Had him try this one...and I quote "That is the best beer I have ever tasted." If you haven’t had the pleasure, find a local store who had it and GET IT! You won’t regret it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Enjoy by 5-16-14 bomber from CANBIF 2014. Clear amber with a faint off white head that mostly fades. Lots of tropical hops, some lighter citrus notes, semi-sweet with some booze, fairly malty, moderate+ carbonation with a full body, nice combination of sweet and bitter, slightly astringent, boozy, tasty, mmmmm.

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