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RATINGS: 1287   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 08-16-14
                                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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillemsUrenkel (483) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 1 Pint, 16 fl oz, just in time opened after the firework in Abington, PA, in a hotel room nearby. Clear dark golden in the glass, small head. Hopy grapefruit on the nose. Starts very hopy, but also with a fruity sweetness. Pleasant bitterness, malt in the background. Very complex. And you don´t smell the 9,4% alcohol! Good one!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (37) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
22oz Bomber, Enjoy By 7/4/2014 (following Enjoy By 02-14-14 & Enjoy By 09-13-13). Today: Seriously, there’s very little comparison... to other fresh hops in a bottle or can, this seems where it all started - from the perspective of a SouthEasterner from the "not-of-late" Florida beer wasteland. But seriously: I have ENJOYed this beer from the first pouring. A near perfect package. In a bottle or on tap. And I am a big fan of packaging: ask my friend Madge, the Malt O’ Meal line manager... ...so go and GET the next one; open it by the prescribed date (you can’t miss it); pour it into a suitable beverage drinking container and ENJOY!!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Whole lot of awesome hops packed into a fresh brew that isn’t overly malted. However, the 9.4% abv gives it a real unnecessary booziness that takes away from the flavor. Could definitely stand to be a lower gravity beer and pack the same fresh hoppy punch. Would normally associate that kind of gravity with a sweeter maltier imperial IPA having less focus on immediate freshness. Really good, but something short of great.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gachupines (884) - USA - JUL 2, 2014
Golden with a thick white head. Aroma is fresh hops, a bit of pine with an almost woody character. Flavor is fresh hops, pine with a tiny bit of malt. A little resinous with a bit of sweetness. Very clean, not sticky at all and very tasty. Wife: 4.75

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pieboss (6) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
On draft. Ruckus Cary. By far my least favorite of the series. Maybe it is too close to the date as this is one of my favs. Just not very good comparitivly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Oh this is a hop bomb. Aroma sells out. Lots of pine, caramel-malt, floral, grapefruit, peach. Some onion. Right up there on the aroma Richter scale. Reminds me an awful lot of Magic Rock’s Unhuman Cannonball in taste as well...Medium/full body but becomes a little watery on the back-end. Really quite sweet initially: honey, stone-fruit. Pine resin barges it out the way and balances caramel tones. Finish is moderately bitter and offers some medicinal honey. Great beer, wonderful sipper on the porch at night. Thoroughly enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BSDrews (1) - Elkhorn, Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
Fantastic Beer, poured with a nice head into a 10 oz glass. Aroma is unbelievable, doesn’t compare to anything I have smelled before. Poured a beautiful golden with a nice frothy head. Taste, I don’t really know what to say besides malty hop bomb, which for the style is exactly what I am looking for. Not overly bitter, but instead lots of true hop flavor. Would definitely have again.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (272) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Off the chart IPA. The overall I would of rated higher but think it unfair to not leave room for the perfect beer, like looking for the holy grail. The Aroma is floral with citrus hints perfectly balanced. The 9.4 Alcohol is really hidden. Made the mistake of using a shaker this should be served in a sniffer. The appearance is nothing much golden color with a minimal white head. Taste is a pleasant bitter hoppy taste. Thin but full bodied with a long finish. Damn good IPA up there with the best I have had

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BcOneSeven (46) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Beyond perfect! The aroma is unbelievable! This is the definition of an IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (651) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Copper color with minimal head. Pleasant floral and citrus hop aroma. The hop bitterness is well integrated with the rest of the beer, not overwhelming like some DIPAs. Nice brew


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