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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


fiveacestx's rating

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (904) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bomber (12/21) - Deep gold pour with average head. Has an aroma that hits you in the face from a distance. Superb hoppy flavors of orange and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel and not too dry. Would love to have another but glad I got to have one!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5299) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2016
By 04.20.14 enjoyed on 4/11/14 Clean golden liquid with a smallish beige head. Aroma is of citrus and a bit of urinal cake. Flavor start with sweet grapefruit and leads to pale and woody malts. Very sharp and hoppy. Floral aspects in the finish and linger. Part I like, and other parts are a bit too over the top for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3557) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
4/22/216: I’ve had several editions of this with the most recent being Enjoy By 4-20-16... Aroma of citrus, pine, melon, peach and flora hops with some cereal graininess; dark gold to almost amber in color, frothy beige head; thin grainy maltiness, hops dominate, of course ,and present grapefruit, pine, and a touch of something tropical, dry finish, alcohol is COMPLETELY hidden which makes this a dangerous one (and probably why my girlfriend was pretty drunk toward the end of the night after only have a few pints!); medium body, smooth, average texture; this is a solid IPA and it smells and tastes nicely hoppy and fresh, but it’s nothing overly unique or special at this point. Draught at Nation Bar & Grill in Cincinnati, Ohio.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2721) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottle (thanks finol). Grassy and citrusy with elderflower notes. Drinkable and rather light. Well hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
plain gold. Aroma dank cheesey hops. I can sense resin on my lips before it arrives. Very snappy carbonation, spruce, palt for size malt bill, mid sweet. Balanced, mouth tingling reisin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzechTex (76) - - APR 10, 2016
Large bottle. Superior IPA, solid on all counts. Deserving of the high ratings. No lacing, minor foaming. Light on the tongue, refreshing. To repeat....

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (415) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Enjoy by 04.20.16. Pours a clear straw-amber color with a white head of foam. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. Slightly bitter with a good citrus flavor. Pretty standard and nothing special but it was enjoyable. OK but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (47) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille 355 mL, version du 04-20-2016 Couleur : Blonde, belle mousse au-dessus du liquide et une bonne effervescence pour couronner cette bière. Arôme : Au nez, on distingue un houblon assez résineux, peut-être également assez floral. Un peu agrumé au nez également. Goût : Au goût, c’est très west coast : amertume prononcée, très résineux, on à l’impression de goûter à de l’écorce d’arbre en quelque sorte! Pour une bière a 9.2%, on goûte très peu l’alcool. Appréciation : C’est pas mal fait, mais un peu standard, rien de spécial neressort de cette bière, si ce n’est que le taux de buvabilité assez élevé pour une bière aussi forte en alcool. Loin d’être mauvaise, comprenons-nous bien, mais on s’attend à plus d’une bière aussi bien cotée.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (1021) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2016
The beer poured a lovely shade of golden, with one a crystal clear body. The head was a little small, barely measuring at one finger thick. The aroma was very dank, smelling of grapefruit and pine resin. The taste was superlative. I was blown away by the assault of the dank piney and citric hops strong enough to strip teeth enamel. The hops were backed by simple pale malts that provided just a touch of sweetness. This was a sticky hop bomb, and coated my tongue, and throat going down, providing a long lingering hop aftertaste. The alcohol was well hidden, making this very drinkable despite the near double digit ABV. This is an essential beer if you are a hophead. I thought I had already reviewed it before now, but I was wrong about that. You can bet this is going to be a go to purchase for me from now on.

04.20.2016 edition, enjoyed on 04.09.2016

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TThumper89 (26) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
04/08/16 - on tap at The Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, quite a good IPA. Very similar to Founders Azacca IPA. Good brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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