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RATINGS: 1276   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.

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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Currently drinking this 9/13/13 version on its last day of "freshness" . Aroma is very piney and hoppy. Pours a light amber with a very thin white head. Very citrusy taste, pine notes in there as well. Bitter throughout, but the finish is even more bitter. This is a quality DIPA offering, but I’m actually a little bit disappointed that I don’t like this as much as ruination. Perhaps this doesn’t have the sweetness or the smoothness to match ruination. Perhaps I’ll give another one of these a try when they’re fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
This really is a superior IPA. UP there with the Hill Farmsteads I recently had for sure. This beer brings serious game, and I’m just under the due date on my bottle. I can imagine what it’s like even fresher. Citrus, booze and sweet malt. Even some florals. Pours dark amber with good head and lacing. I prefer this to the ruination. Cheers to quick shipping power. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Not being a brewer myself, I don’t quite understand this. I understand why cheap lagers would need a sell-by date, but I don’t get why a high abv/gravity beer like this is better off sold this way. I’ve had plenty of DIPAs that are great when aged and there’s plenty going on here to keep it lively. Even so, this was a compelling beer. The aroma was especially resplendent with grapefruit, big orange citrus, and floral veins. The flavor wasn’t all that, but was still extremely drinkable and balanced, with little hint of the alcohol. Solid body, too. Excellent. Batch 9-13-13. (on tap, Happy Gnome, St. Paul)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Grapefruit, pine, and grassy aroma. Love the fresh hop taste. Nice bitter finish. Great fresh flavors

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (601) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2013
9.13.13. Pours cloudy amber with a slight foamy head. Sparse lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, floral notes, pine. Taste is bitterness with a sweet tropical fruit undertone. Quite tasty brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemooner (600) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2013
09.13.13: Pours a hazy golden with a medium, fluffy white head and some lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and citrus fruit. Flavor is grapefruit and other citrus notes, grassy hops, pepper, and a burning hop finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Wonderful brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrevis (10) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Grabbed a couple of the EB91313 bottles and was pleasantly surprised. Decent hops flavor and a very pleasant aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A damn good beer and a great concept. This was a 9/13/13 consumed on 9/8/13. Aroma was good. Strong hops, turpentine and paint thinner (all in a good way). Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger of pillow for a head. Taste was very bitter and fresh. Strong citrus, grapefruit rind and hot alcohol mix with sticky sweet malt. The sweetness never has a chance because the bitterness and hotness wipes it out in the finish. Nice carbonation for the style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2481) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
1700th review! 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, peach, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical and citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, and light caramel on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity of big citrus/tropical hop flavors with surprisingly light pine presence; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA as expected. All around awesome complexity of tropical/citrus hops; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_MedievAle (159) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Enjoy by 9.13.13 Aroma: orange juice, grassy hops. Appearance: slightly cloudy, golden orange. Excellent lacing and carb bubbles. Off-white and foamy head with decent to subpar retention. Taste: Orange, grapefruit, with peppery notes in the middle that fade into a light alcohol and bitter finishes that cleans up nicely, leaving little aftertaste. Palate: Soft, oily. Lively carb with a bitter but short-lived finish.


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