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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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
Enjoy By 10-31-15


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Enjoy by 9.13.13. Pours beautiful clear golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet juicy citrus with tangerine and oranges and some nice floral hops. Taste is resinous spruce and citrus hops upfront that fades into some nice sweet malty notes on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter pine and citrus notes. Palate is medium and sticky. Overall an excellent Double IPA. Nice balance of bitter juicy hops and sweet malty notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1452) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle 9/13/13. Pour is clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with floral and lightly piney hops. Also a notable sweet malt component. Very clean aroma. Flavor is loaded with hops: floral and citrus notes dominate with orange being most notable. Malt is present but well-balanced. 9.4% is no where to be found. It’s a big, sticky beer, but it drinks quite smoothly.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
tap at 800 Degrees on 3/22/13, version 4-01-13 - Pours hazy yellow-orange with a lingering white head and a big grapefruit hop aroma. As expected it tastes of huge hops bitterness. The hops is crisp and the citrus notes are bold. A tasty malt backbone and bubbly, full bodied mouthfeel makes this a dangerously drinkable beer for 9.4% abv. The strong, bitter finish lingers on the palate for a long time. Excellent IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (288) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016 Awesome Awesome beer, had this on tap the 09-13-13 version. Not as bitter as some of the other stone beers, but it was so well balanced everything just fit right into place and it was really refreshing and piny, citrus hops felt perfect. Super smooth drinking Imperial IPA, I would have had no idea this one was 9.4% abv.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
geekbrewer (4) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013 does not count
Served in a glass at Tap & Table, Rochester, NY. This was a solid IPA from Stone. The flavor and aroma were what you'd expect and it certainly packed a wollop. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1763) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2013
22 oz bottle. 09.13.13 edition. Pours a clear, bright honey color with a fingers worth of creamy eggshell colored head. Lazy loops of lace are left behind as you drink. Sharp citrus aroma, grapefruit & pineapple. Lots of juicy tropical fruit flavor balanced by grapefruit and pine. Bitter on the tongue with a bitter finish. This brew looks good, smells good & tastes good. Whats not to love. A big thanks to the guys @ The Beer Store for hooking me up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2013
9-13-13 bottle. The main thing that sticks out with this beer is the clean fresh taste. It does almost everthing well, but nothing is outstanding. The pineyness is my favorite aspect of this beer with nice bitterness but its actually subdued compared to some other stone beers, which is what I love about stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. 9-13-13. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of perfumy hops, soft orange zest, caramel malt, citrus and light alcohol. Finishes with orange zest, alcohol and light sap/resin. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours gold with an eggshell head. Aroma is very similar to the Gotterdammerung IPA, with strange kefir and berry fruit notes along with the more typical sharp citrus. Flavor is the same, aspirating through the palate via some tangy alcohol. Finishes a bit like getting chlorine in your windpipe. That’s pretty extreme, I don’t mean it’s gonna make you cough for 3 minutes. But it isn’t exactly languid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
on tap @Confluence-Des Moines IA-offwhite head with trailing lace-yellow/gold. A-lemon, some lt malt. T-lemon/pine hop bite, sweet lt malt. Drying.


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