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RATINGS: 1290   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 09-20-14
                                Enjoy By 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
2/15/13 late rating this was had fresh .... Clear golden copper pour, thin white head and sticky lacing .... aroma of pungent grapefruity/mango, citrusy, piney and floral hops ... taste is of citrusy, piney, grapeftuity/mango goodness ... mouthfeel is oily and slick, bitter and rindy ..... heavenly had such a fresh big citrusy flavor and the abv was hidden .... great idea nothing worse than an aged ipa

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
Half pint glass at DH- served a 10% turbid copper color, 2mm white head that tried to last throughout the tasting, heavy carbonation- especially for this joint! Aroma of hops by the tractor trailer and weed. Yeah, weed, endo, chronic, whatever. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt has a shitload of caramel, hops CRASH in on the middle, finish is heavily acidic. Not sure of the by date, but this was DAY-UM good! ’Bout time Stone went back to make beer instead of fucking around with beta bullshit.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2013
Okay one of the best dipa I've laid my hands on. Very nice brew aroma is extraordinary. Lots in the mouth but nothing harsh. This definitely at top of my list for doubles. Nice full mouth feel. Hard to beat this. Head is thin. But nice lacing wow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fobu1ous (1) - - APR 8, 2013 does not count
Great hop flavor and goes down smooth. One of my all-time favorite beers. The 4/20 release is devastatingly dank! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Bottle @Bruces (thanks Bruce!). It pours clear golden orange with a small white head. The nose is juicy orange, mango, tangerine, light spice and some floral notes. The taste is smooth, bitter pine, resin, floral, peppery, grassy, dank hops, pithy orange, grapefruit and light marmalade with a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and flavoursome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had on draft at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. Huge hop character, citrusy, pine, resin, grassy finish. Bready malt, hint of caramel malts. A great IIPA, super fruity and easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. 04.01.13 edition. It pours a deep gold with a large and lasting white head. The nose smells absolutely marvelous. Lots of grapefruit peel and tropical fruit notes. The flavor is a lesson in bitterness with hops smacking the tongue from start to finish. Primary is the grapefruit and tropical notes with a little cotton candy and pine lingering in the background. Medium to full bodied with the alcohol well hidden. This brew is delicious. Wish I had more.

Update: Had a bottle of the 09.13.13. Seems like a pretty different IPA. More pine, resins, and herbals than citrus and tropical fruit. Less malt balance. More towards a traditional west coast IPA. A little harsh, but still pretty tasty. Scoring adjusted accordingly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
75cl bottle (04.20.13). Clear golden with small, snowy white head. Nose : delicious smell of tart with strong notes of pine and pomelo peel and other citrus. Sip : oily texture with delicate carbonation. Medium thick body. Sweet tart with citrus flavour. It develops herbal and spicy dry feeling. Earthy and bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is really well hidden but it warms well. Considering the amount of the alcohol the beer is easy to drink. The bitterness is just right to invite for the next sip. Perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 thanks to Bruce for this one. Enjoy by 04.01.13 so within the enjoyment date by a day! Clear pale golden with a thin off white head that clears to a film. Nose is hops, sugars, grapefruit, bitter tropical fruit notes. Taste is hop forward, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, sugars. Fullish body with fine carbonation, dry and bitter in the finish. Decent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1786) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, tropical fruits, pine and resin. Bittersweet body with lots crispy hops. Bitter finish with tropical fruits and grapefruit. Exquisite imperial IPA.


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