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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
aroma was citrus, appearance was very nice with good head, taste was pretty balanced with a little extra hop. overall very good beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (357) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
5-17-13 Edition. I had one previously but did not rate. Pours hold with lots of carbonation a pillowy white head and great floral citrus hoppy aroma. So much hops. Its like eating a pineapple. Tons of big citrus and floral flavors. Fresh as it can possibly be. Medium bodied caramel malt backbone, but you will barely be able to tell with all the hoppy madness. Brilliantly hides the high ABV, cannot tell its that strong at all. This is one of the best IPA’s I’ve had hands down. Right up there is Three Floyd’s dreadnaught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Enjoy by 05-17-13. Draft->snifter at RFD DC. Pours orange/gold with faint white head. Strong resin aroma. Taste is bitter citrus and pine hops. Thick and chewy. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
stone 5/17/13 ipa resinous pine, wet stone taste nicely bitter, almost antiseptic. thin, not much malt prescence, flavor is hop driven thin body, fizzy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
05/17/13 version from a 22 oz. bottle. Big floral and pine aromas. Clear deep orange color with a white head. Flavors are citrus, pine and grass with a dry hoppy finish with a slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Enjoy By IPA pours a soft golden amber color. It is quite transparent, with visible carbonation rising up from the bottom of my glass into a robust off-white cap. This exhibits great head retention and leaves a few spiderwebs of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is the strongest aspect of this beer. Sweet and juicy mango and tropical fruit hop notes waft out of the glass first, with some candied grapefruit, dank, and pine notes coming through as well. Even without seeing the label, it would be easy to tell that this is a Stone beer. Brazenly hopped, there is still a great transition from sweet to hoppy, which is a progression that separates the best IPA’s from the rest. A bit of honey and caramel lead nicely into the caramelized grapefruit hop notes, with tons of mango, peach, apricot, pine, and herbal hop flavors as well. The finish is bitter, but the flavors help to grow the bitterness over the course of the sip. Stone also brews its beers with an understanding of keeping the ABV, flavor, and body all in line, and this is no exception. A high ABV by IPA standards, the flavor really masks any suggestion of booziness, and the smooth body and creamy carbonation work to keep each sip fresh. With a robust addition of hops across a wide range of flavors, this is a great addition to the Stone family. I also appreciate their effort to encourage hoppy beers to be labeled fresh for immediate consumption.

   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.

   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".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (704) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (497) - Sarasota, 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.

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