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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 09-20-14
                                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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Batch 5 - 4.1.13 Bomber into pint glass. A: Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Grapefruit Rind, Citrus, Grainy Malts T: Toasted Malts, Citrus, Floral M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, this batch was good but I had tried batch 2 previously and thought that the flavor was not as bright as the previous batch. Good, but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (581) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Fantastic grapefruit hop aroma. Very nice. Citrus hop grapefruit aroma. Bit of a bitter finish. This is as close of a hop profile I have found to heady topper ever. As good I would say? Very well balanced and a brilliant ipa!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJack (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft pour, clear golden with light head, decent lacing. Fantastic fresh floral hop aroma, flavor is hop-forward, nice malt balance, sweet without too much bitterness or acidity. Gravity well masked. Good mouthfeel. Long, sweet lingering finish. Wow, well done Stone! ---Rated whilst imbibing

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. 11/12/13 pours pumpkin orange with light white head. Nice hop aroma with mild carbonation. Nice floral hop flavors with decent complexity. Very tasty while you can get it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Exactly what you expect in a stone release - aggressive, bitter hops (although not as bitter this time around) and lasting, astringent finish. A medium-heavy punch of hop flavor with some citrus and pine accent. Not the best, not the worst. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. 11.12.13 vintage imbibed on 11.02.13. Sampling session at Lefty’s. Medium pin/citrus blend aroma. Medium straw color. Balanced initial / hops dominate, with a light sweet caramel backing / finish extends the sweetness. Medium body. Good enough, but taste is so reminiscent of many another Stone IPA style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeke626 (433) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle, version 11-12-13. Pours a clear, coppery gold body with a yellowish white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts. Strong grapefruit citrus and pine hop taste with some sugary sweetness near the end. Strong bitter note throughout. A little oily and somewhat sticky on the palate. Peppery, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2386) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. 11-12-13 version. A clear deep gold with a minimal head & medium body but somewhat oily. The aroma was pine, resin & dank. The taste is straight up bitter, pine, dank, boozy. Well made but too bitter for me, not my cup of tea.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
11/12/13, pours from bottle orange with lively carbonation. Citrus and pine aromas. Reminded me of Hoptimum, but was slightly less hoppy and more drinkable. I really enjoyed this DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 On draft, 11-12-13 version. Aroma and flavor of stone fruit (mangoes with some if the tartness of apricot) with enough pine resin to keep it from being sweet. Finishes with a pale bit of thin chocolate malts. Pretty awesome.


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