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RATINGS: 1659   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at Stone gardens. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of peach, kiwi, malt, routines and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peach, kiwi, tropical fruits, bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On draught at baileys - pours a nice clear deep golden color. Nose is of pure hop. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is hop dominate. Definitely not for the bud lovers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamestdavisjr (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
Belated review of the 4/15. Amazing. One if the best west coast IPAs I've ever had. Had on tap in western MA. Flowery hops dominate just the way I like them to. Strong grapefruit smells and fresh cut grass. Very drinkable. Can't wait until my next run in with Enjoy By. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1536) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 Pours a golden amber color with creamy white head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aromas. Big hop flavor with citrus and malt notes. Medium light body and smooth hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Smell of sweet floral hops, Apricot and slight pine. Heavy pine dry finish. This is the 9-13-13 batch. Golden in color, pours with thin head. Very lively mouth feel. ---bhiner41 Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToddAA (4) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
09.13.13 bottle. Aroma very floral and earthy. Full bodied on the palate. Taste: Massive. All the flavors of a Stone IPA but very pronounced. Pine and grapefruit with more of a tangerine and melon flavor than other Stone IPA’s Some heat but in a good way. Overall this is an extraordinary beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Escondido, Ca - on tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - 9/13/13 edition. Medium copper pour, off white head, nice bubble action. Aroma is hoppy and resiny with plenty of spruce accents, a hint of spiciness and pineapple. Flavor is bittersweet with with plenty of juicy grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, some hard to pin down spiciness. Alcohol hidden well Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Pretty solid.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bottle. Pour is a somewhat thick looking, yet clear, orange with a big foamy head and aromas of resiny hops with a lot of sugary sweetness. Maybe a touch of tropical fruit in the nose, too. Flavor is heavily sweet and boozy with a crushing hops presence that screams "West Coast!" Hops are primarily resiny with some papaya and mango in there. The beer has both heavy hops and heavy residual sugar to make it interesting. That said, it doesn’t offer anything I would consider unique to the style. It’s a very solid and lovely DIPA, but not innovative and I was a little disappointed. Very good, but nothing that pushes the envelope. Round two, with fresher bottle... not past expiration date. (Original rating was an older bottle, maybe a month past it’s Enjoy By date: 7, 4, 8, 4, 15.) This bottle definitely has a better hop bite. Lots more resin than I remember from the first go round, but with a very nice Mosaic/Galaxy fruitiness... mango, passion fruit and pear... edge to it. Lovely...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
On tap (5-17-13). Pours a clear light golden color with a big white frothy head that lasts. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruits and citrus. Big pineapple and grapefruit, mango, vanilla, and pale malt. Taste is doughy, slight grassy and herbal bitterness, a bit of alcohol, pineapple and orange. Juicy and sweet yet balanced. A little resinous as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied and a nice mild lingering bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deadfly101 (2) - - JUL 31, 2013 does not count
If your a Pliny hunter and happen to try this is a must! A= Big Citrus pine Tropical notes . Light alcohols. Malt Takes back seat to this hop forward beer. Dank comes thru as it warms. A= Light amber straw , Hazy but not un realistic. Full off white head faded to tight bubble lacing. Face punch of hops! low toasty bread , light caramel. Sweet malt . Dank Citrus Grapefruit ,orange lemon spicy pine. All over the place. Med body good carbonation . no astringency but the hops do leave a lasting bitterness. O= If you see it on tap its worth a try . Solid and most interesting IPA Ive ever had from Stone


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