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RATINGS: 1383   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 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 12-05-14
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13   Enjoy By 12-26-14
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a beautiful dark gold color with a big foamy white head. Hop aroma is very strong, but I also get some sweet grapes out of it too- like a sparkling grape juice. Very smooth hoppy taste. Light and refreshing. The hops last a long time on the palate, tasting almost like grapefruit. I'm not a real fan of IPAs at all, but this was actually really good! It seems like a nearly perfect warm weather beer

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcp23 (53) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
22 oz. btl into Spiegelau snifter. Subdued, wet, resinous aroma, highlighted by exotic tropical fruit aromas; mango, clementine, passion fruit. Trademark Stone light, mellow, medium golden hay color underneath healthy pristine white foam that leaves some light, splattered lacing on the inside of the glass. The taste is a deluge of complex hop flavors coating the tongue with sweet and bitter, fruity, orangey flavors. The different hop characters range from lightly citrusy, to understated piney notes, and evolve to a dark, ever-so-slightly funky barnyard earthiness. Incredible drinkability for an IIPA, with a lightly medium palate that seemingly only Stone has perfected. The liquid finishes with a sweet, delicate dryness that creates an almost dessert-like satisfaction in the mouth. The big 9.4% abv is absolutely undetectable on the palate, but evident in the head. Overall, a thoroughly Enjoyable drinking experience. More, please!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Orange/golden clear pour with a nose of resin and piney hopes. Taste is citrus fruit with a small amount of alcohol coming through. Very smooth and delicious. Well balanced with more hoppy fruit than maltiness coming through. On tap and I was suprised by the 9.4%. Damn good and I will track this down again soon.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1049) - 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 (4994) - 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 (612) - 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 (5004) - 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 (3565) - 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 (97) - 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.


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