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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.

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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 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (957) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 This is the 04.01.13 version. Best iteration to date, in my opinion. Nice looking beer. Crystal clear classic golden color with a short, white head that is continuously fed by carbonation bubbles from the bottom. Vibrant piney, floral, and grapefruit citrus nose. Very pleasant full, soft, yet lightly scrubbing mouthfeel. The flavor is very nice. Tons of grapefruit and other esters outside of the citrus family. A bit of pine resin too. Maybe a bit of cake too. I really like this beer. This is by far and away the smoothest and nicest Stone I’ve ever had. Thank you Stone for finally belting one out of the park. ADDENDUM: The 09.13.13 version is all the 04.01.13 version, but has Spruce Christmas Tree flavor from start to finish. Very, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers, Bruce! The pour’s hazy amber with a tiny white head. The nose is marmalade, some cantaloupe and watermelon. A bit of leathery fruits. Some funky grass and piss. The taste is bright grassy hops, more melon. A bit of tropical grapefruit citrus. Nice bitterness on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, really nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Collins Pub in Seattle, from memory. Golden pour, moderate but lasting head, excellent fresh hoip aroma. Taste is intense hop forward, very resiny, with moderate complexity. Works pretty well as the bitterness is more interesting than palate abusing. Finishes bitter and resiny, but again not overdone. Maybe my palate is changing. Very enjoyable although not terribly unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap - hazy gold - a very clean and straightforward IIPA, which is good, considering some of my experiences with hoppy Stone products as of late - a clean malt base allows the hops to be showcased well - a lot of citrus, pine, resin, grass - no astringency - a little alcohol heat in the finish, but otherwise simple and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamiepiolin (7) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Huge pine with a hint of citrus on the nose. The taste is similar to the nose with just enough malt backbone to handle the intense hoppiness. This is a truly excellent bright, young, and resinous DIPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Deep golden color from the tap. Short lived foamy white head. Big, fresh sweet orange candy nose. Big chewy mouth feel. Lots of tangerine, orange and sweetened grapefruit hop flavors with some tropical fruit notes. Long clinging hop bitterness the finish. Notable alcohol. Very much a fresh, sticky hop head beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Natai (88) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.20.13 drank on 3/27/13 Pours a pale gold with a short-lived small white head with little to no lacing. Scent is a hops avalanche of pine and apricot-citrus with floral hints. Crisp hops flavor with a light, sticky body and good carbonation. A great hoppy double-IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
On tap, pours a clear gold with an off white head. Smells of hops and citrus and pine. Taste is a nice citrus flavor with a good hop bite. Real light too, surprising.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4/20. Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pungent hops and not much else but your not really looking for anything else with this beer. Flavor is again a all hop blast. There are some malts in the backround to tighten things up. Tasty hop bomb of a beer. Here’s a beer gimmick that works.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 8.02.13 version (drank on 7.22.13). Absolutely incredible aroma! Completely different animal than the 4.20. Very floral aroma with super balanced but sharp citrus flavor. Sweet and wet finish. Amazing wet hopped beer! 4.20.13 version (drank on 3.26.13). Light golden with thin white head. Aroma is very piney - not a lot of citrus hop. Taste is very straight and bitter...not much sweetness to balance. Almost has a sort of dry, burnt hop taste to it...or a charcoaley bite. Finishes a bit dry. Edit -- on tap this beer really opens up. Much more balanced - the pine flavor really smooths out and becomes more drinkable.


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