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RATINGS: 1266   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 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Excellent citrus hop and extremely smooth for a double IPA. One of the best beers I have had in a while. Enjoy by 4.1.13 tasted in growler pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Bomber. Enjoy By 04.20.13. Drank on 3.22.13. Thanks to Enoteca in Post Falls, ID for setting this aside! Pours a clear old gold with a long-sustaining off-white head with great retention; after it recedes, it leaves sheeting lace and a constant skiff of foam. Aroma is full of hallmark IPA notes: first off comes the catbox, then pine, then grapefruit--classic; I’m also getting some not-as-common, but always welcome peach. Taste is bittersweet with lots of citrusy notes followed by pine; I also get some bready malt after it warms up a bit. What I taste is an IPA that still has its hop credentials firmly intact before the natural malt invasion that occurs with age inevitably takes place. This is a pure hop vehicle, the malt present but restrained. Too many times with this style, the malt overtakes the hops, due in most cases to age, leaving behind only a shadow of the original beer’s true potential. That isn’t the case with Stone’s freshest of fresh hop ales. Hopheads have a nice beer to savor here. 4-20, the holiday celebrating Humulus lupulus’ cousin cannabis--this can’t be a coincidence, considering this is one of the ’dankest’ beers I’ve ever had. P.S.: don’t use the word dank in the forums unless you want your ass chewed by beer geeks!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emorriss (14) - Huber Heights, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Awesome hoppiness, good nastiness. Flows well across the palate with earthy goodness and grassy finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Enjoy by 4-1-13. Clear amber with big white head that leaves lace. Aroma is pretty indescript hops Flavor is quite bitter, some piney hop flavor but mostly bitter. A bit piney, like juniper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 22 oz. bottle, Enjoy By 04-20-13- Pours clear golden with a nice two finger fluffy white head. Aroma is fresh hops of course, citrusy grapefruit is prominent, spicy, some sweet malt. The taste is light malt, hops, citrus pine, strong bitterness in the finish, but a tad watery. The body is medium to a little thin, carbonation is medium high. Overall this was a nice experiment, but honestly I have had better, I do love the dating on this though, it is definitely fresh. 4-20-2014 re-rate, I assume this is the same recipe for every batch? This is is tasting extremely dank and just better, is it just the mood I am in? Do they alter the recipe from batch to batch? Not sure, but I have to up my overall by two points, original rating 3.9.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
on tap Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral, and citrus hops, biscuit and meal malt, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters, dank notes, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (74) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber poured in a pint glass (OH NO!) Crystal clear bright amber. Large, white, fluffy head and outstanding lacing. Could not ask for more. Very strong nice bright spruce and orange peel aroma. All the citrus flavor you would expect and some sweet malt accenting the dry finish. Medium body, slightly oily. An outstanding beer and what I expect from Stone!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Fairly fresh from tap, as fresh as Ohio gets at least. A fairly typical big west coast ipa. Spicy, grassy and piney with hints of tropical fruit. A good dose of bitterness and a balanced bitter sweetness throughout. Not bad stuff by any means but there a many greater ipas for a much lower price point(24/growler). Glad I got to sample some though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2857) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Enjoy By 04-01-13, draft, part of March Madness outing. Pour was golden to slight straw orange hues, weak head and lacing. The aroma was grapefruits and pine, some faint tropical notes. The flavor was pine and citrus, not nearly as bitter and bright as I was expecting. Mouthfeel was moderate with perhaps light carbonation. Like Stone a lot. Liked this dIPA. But it wasn’t top notch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3491) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a very slight white head. Nose is almost spicy with the intensity of the hops; floral and pine notes com through. Taste is much the same, with some nice bitterness in the flavor there. Good brew...


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