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RATINGS: 1472   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 02-14-15
Enjoy By 11-09-12   Enjoy By 04-01-13   Enjoy By 04-20-14 Enjoy By 04-20-15
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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6993) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
11-12-13 version. Nice orange and resin nose, a bit old school, dank, stinky mangos. Very piny. Sweet, resinous, nice citrus, a bit too sweet and thick. Damn nice, though. Less interesting than I had hoped.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I had the Enjoy By 05.17.13 and to be honest it was just good. I’d heard a ton about this beer and was really looking forward to this brew. Poured a bomber into a tulip, and the head dissipated rather quickly. The color was a perfect pale gold, and the head was a nice white/pale straw. The aroma didn’t do much for me, a touch of spice, and sweet and earthy/flowery smell. The taste isn’t as sweet as I was expecting and, although I appreciate west coast IPAs, this one didn’t really have the malt character to balance out the appreciable hops. After all of that being said, I did enjoy this Enjoy By, and will probably pic up one of them again, but likely in late fall if they put one out around then.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Golden pour with minimal head. Aroma is fruity and resinous. Flavors of grapefruit and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (210) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
Stone continues to put out the most overhyped and boring IPA’s ever! I can’t tell the difference between one or the other. Typical Stone. Foamy head. Hoppy. Tinny, cloying wash down. Bitter and easy to pin down. I like IPA’s by Sierra, like their Hoptimum or even Ballast Point. Definitely did not reinvent the wheel. Kinda keeps spinning in the same direction.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Enjoy By 11-12-13 on tap. Wow.......the first Stone beer I’ve enjoyed. Vibrant, hoppy, balanced, refreshing. An outstanding beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheodoreRuxpin (7) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Great concept...nice fresh beer. Looks great, has a very strong aroma and big flavor..

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle at Del Friscos, Charlotte and numerous other bottles. Yeah this is a really good beer. Smells like a hop, grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Taste is mind numbing. So easy to drink, absolutely no alcohol burn, dangerously easy to drink. Proof that aging beer is complete bullshit. I am sure someone will age a bottle and bring it out in 2023 for a tasting showing that they have the oldest (and in turn shittiest) beer in the house! Yay for no aging beers. Thanks Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle Enjoy By 11-12-13. Clear-ish golden with 1 cm white head. Aroma of citrus and some catpiss. Taste is crisp lemony grapefruit and pine. Very bitter and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Enjoy By 10-25-13. Clear golden with a white head. Great weedy hoppy aroma full of fresh tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of fruity, weedy and piney hops, with some malt sweetness and a very bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very good and highly-drinkable for 9.4%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A surprisingly citrus-dominated IPA. I suppose that’s why it’s so fresh, but this is an intriguing beer. Quite bitter, very fruity with a sharp citrus finish, this beer is well worth checking out when available.


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