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RATINGS: 1146   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 07-04-13
                                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


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xdtfx (5) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
5/17 bomber poured into Founders snifter. Golden amber with white finger height head, decent lacing. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, pine. floral. Taste of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, pale malts with a little bite in the finish. Love the hop freshness this one. Hop heads dream right here. I had the 9/21 batch as well, tasted just as good. Definitely one of my favorite Stone releases to date. For the price per bottle you can’t go wrong with this DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
5/17 from the bottle. Heavy pine and dry floral smells. Slightly pungent, peppery. Very full-bodied when it comes to the "just chewed up a pine bough" flavor. Some dry lemon rind flavor in the finish. The bitterness is long and lingering, but not overly sharp. Very good, very "Stone".

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 First I tried fresh hops, now I’m a believer. A good friend has been espousing the gospel of fresh hops to me for a while. While I didn’t doubt him, I also didn’t make any additional effort to seek out fresh hops. This beer, along with some other recent experiences, will have me fastidiously checking dates. Smells of pine and a bit of gasoline (in a good way). The color was a bit paler than I expected. The slightly bubbly mouthfeel is finished with biting hops. **Re-Rated 3/22/14 - Enjoy by 4/20 Version** Bomber - Intown Market - Atlanta, GA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
By 5/17 tap at proof. Hazy straw golden with white head. Sweet malt candy lemon and grapefruit. Some pine straw. Taste is sweeter than expected and not as bitter. Very floral and citrus grapefruit. Good but too sweet to have more than a pint.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (734) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
05-17-13 on tap at Stone. Clear with big sticky head that laces with every drink. Huge aroma of fruity hops - lots of pine with lots of fruity tropical fruits. Taste is very sweet and very fruity. This is a fantastic IIPA, I can’t stop thinking about how much money they must spend on screenprinting these bottles for each batch. I guess that has nothing to do with it. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
This was a 22 oz. bottle and was the 05/17/13 version. Poured a clear golden color with an off-white head. Big nose of citrus and pine hops. .Mediium plus body. Flavor is a good balance of caramel malts and the flavoring and bittering hops. A really easy drinking DIPA, and fresh tasting it is indeed

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Enjoy by 05.17.13 Golden with a medium persistent fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma is piney with citrus, tropical fruits and perfumy hops... it’s also somewhat a little boozy. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with tropical fruits, pine, citrus, malt and alcohol. Medium body. Very good hop bomb with a little too much residual sugar for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (258) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2013
For a double it's quite good... Awesome hop aroma... The great thing about this double is its lack of perceived sweetness and isolated hop flavors... Not your standard double ipa with sweetness throughout and nothing more than a less than appealing muted flavor and aroma... This has alot of what many doubles are missing... Good double ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
22 oz. bottle. 05/17/13 edition. Bottled on: 04/12/13. A clear golden amber pour with a thick beige head. An extremely pungent & rich aroma of pine trees, grapefruits, oranges, zesty citrus rinds, melon, some caramel maltiness, and a fair amount of spice. Medium to full-bodied. Plenty of rich caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise to keep things from being too one-sided. Biscuity/crackery. Slightly grainy. Loads of grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the end. A drying finish that lingers a bit. Some warming alcohol and spiciness throughout. This is great stuff, but still a bit of a gimmick. I’ve had better local beers fresher out of the tanks than this (DC Brau OTWOA).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Crystal clear orange with almost no head. Big flowery head. Medium bodied with a big green hop Flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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