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RATINGS: 1253   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 08-02-13
                                Enjoy By 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle enjoy by 09-13-13. Pours a dark hazy gold with moderate white head. Intense resinous aroma reminiscent of onions and pine along with some tropical fruits. Taste is bitter and resinous with a decent caramel malt backbone. Well made DIPA which could be more on the fruity side.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
9.13.13. Oh yeah. Stone are just great at this sort of stuff. Very tropical on the nose. In the mouth it is light and drinkable for its stature. A good, rolling bitterness that comes in waves without taking too much out on the palate. Very tasty even though I’m not in an IPA mood at this time.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EJ5632 (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
9.13.13. Pours golden with light head. Strong resiny aromas and flavor. On the sweet side with a fair bit of balance. A little on the sweet side, But very good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

[ As Stone Enjoy By 04-01-13 IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, resin, hop oil, harsh. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, harsh, hoppy, hop oil, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130331]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Enjoy By 08-02-13: Pours a clear, brilliant gold with a thing head and some lace. Sweet tropical fruit aroma with a light booziness, some pineapple & custard apple. Fantastic hop flavour - tropical fruits (pineapple) but balanced nonetheless. Crisp body with good carbonation. Really, really special.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles with minimal carbonation. Awesome aroma. Bit of cat urine up front but then dissipates away to a nice juicy fruit aroma. Lots of citrus and pears along with a hint of mint and flowers. Color is a hazy orangish brown. Bitterness not a prominent up front in the flavor but comes on strong late swallow. Up front roastyness and a tad of sweet caramel then is slowely overpowered by the herbal hops presence. Grapefruit pith, lemongrass and bitter dandelion leaves. Rather dry but the bitterness keeps the mouth salivating for more. Finishes a bit pasty and dry with a lingering fresh herbal bitterness. A damn good IIPA. Wish I had bought more of them!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1897) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Enjoy by 9.13.13. A clear copper body with a white head that had great retention and good lace. A strong aroma a nice caramel malt presence upfront with a strong bland of citrus and pine hops, with a bit of an edge going towards the resinous pine notes. A slight sense of alcohol. Flavor started out initially sweet from the malts. The hops were really fresh The pine hops seemed to cut right through the sweet malts and the grapefruit hops seemed to balance everything out. Alcohol seemed to have a little more to say in the flavor as apposed to the aroma. Finish was slightly dry. Best double IPA i have had in a while.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Golden to light amber color. Lighter appearance than I was expecting. A huge citrus bomb hit the nose. Extremely fresh smelling. It’s hard to find fresh West coast IPAs on the East coast. The taste shines like the aroma. There’s huge orange, tangerine, a little tropical and floral nuances. It’s extremely crisp on the palate and goes down almost too easy. The ABV is practically unnoticeable. This maybe the best offering I’ve had from Stone. Truly, an amazing beer and one of my tops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3508) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured a dark orange color from the bottle, aromas of fresh citrus, pine, grapefruit, and some light zest. Flavors follow suit, fresh citrus, light bitter grapefruit, and a touch of pine in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wolfenstien3D (11) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
9.13.13. Pours amber with foamy head. Nose is grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, pine, resin. Taste is hopy, spicy, with grapefruit, citrus, pine and a little bitterness come later. Really smooth and enjoyable. Very complex and well made.


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