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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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


Odysseyalien's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odysseyalien (61) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Edit 12-3-2014 for the Enjoy by 12-26-2014 release. This one was the most flavorful of all and this was my 4th or 5th. The taste was like sipping on the juice of an exotic melon laced with bubbly alcohol. Really a special beer, even for this series. Big bravo to Stone for this one! ### This was tasty and enjoyable. A quality brew from Stone. Nothing too different from their current IPA offerings though. Probably one of the freshest tasting beers from a bottle. Seems more of a marketing endeavor. Very good beer but nothing I’d write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7378) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy copper golden colour with a firm white head. Aroma of fresh resiny hops, grapefruit and caramel. Flavour of heavy resiny bitterness, grassy hops, caramel sweerness, grapefruit and herbs. Full bodied. Really heavy and enjoyable. Alcohol is rather well hidden. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7840) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Tap @ Pizza Port, Ocean Beach.
Pours clear dark golden color with a small head. Very intense hops on the nose, resin, tropical fruits, mild caramel malts also with hints of pine. Dank grapefruity flavor, resin, hops, orange zest and caramel sweetness. Very quaffable and fresh. Excellent.
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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port, Ocean Beach. Aroma has tropical fruits, pineapples and mango. Also passionfruit. Flavour has resin, gluey notes, tropical fruits and menthol. Aroma was nice but flavour is a bit too gluey. Drinkability suffers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (277) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Cooper, cler with big, white, medium head. Nice lacing, average head retention. Nice clear malty profile, mostly high aroma of tropical fruits (lychee, passion fruits), also some citrus and resinous aroma. Taste is medium bitter, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is bitter and semi-dry. In overall not thebest IIPA I’ve try, this one isprety balanced, but hoppy aroma is not so intense.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1158) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
650ml bottle from BottleDog, London (£15):
A truly outstanding beer from Stone right here, I was expecting a lot from this one going in (particularly given how much the bottle cost) but it definitely delivered and then some. There was tonne of hops and bitterness to kick things off with some touches of alcohol appearing too but it still managed to remain drinkable and well balanced with a really refreshing and highly drinkable palate; this one was well worth ever penny I paid for it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (6452) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
4/VII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG IV - BB: VII/4/15 (2015-844) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Yes, finally got to try this one!! Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, bit resinous, sweet, sugary, passion fruits, pineapple, mango, caramel, some honey. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet, fruity, mango, bit resinous, nice, fruity, lovely beer! Aftertaste: bit sweet, resinous, very fruity, grapefruit, some caramel. Love it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2125) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Many thanks! Hazy amber colour, medium carbonation. Sweet nose of pine and tropical fruit. Some caramel also. Bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Good!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
szeli (74) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Enjoy by 3.14.15 Enjoyed by 3.24.15 Vollkommen überhopft. Getrunken beim GBT15. Von allen in der Gruppe als überhopft deklariert worden, sogar die Assoziation "Müllsack" fiel in den Raum. Zu viele verschiedene Aromen in der Nase, sodass keine Differenzierung vorgenommen werden kann. Auch im Geschmack ist es nichts als hopfig. Das Malz ist zwar vorhanden allerdings harmonieren Hopfen und Malz nicht. Leider enttäuschend.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (986) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma: High hops, citrus, guava, naartjie ("Game" concentrated drink) Appearance: Clear, gold body. Small head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, but still smooth. Medium sweetness. Fruity, guava, naartjie, ("Game" concentrated drink). Hops supported by a good malt backbone. Medium-dry finish, lingering medium-light bitterness and hops flavour. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Wow! A great beer. Well balanced. Enjoy By 07-14-15 750 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Wimpie and Amanda! 14C. Imperial IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (465) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 15. Cheers all! Meilleure avant 07-04-15, nous avons dégusté cette bière le 4 juillet 2015. Nous étions encore dans les temps. Bière possédant tous les attributs d’une Impériale IPA traditionnelle. Un peu d’alcool au nez mais aussi et surtout cette résine sapineuse qui à mon nez balaie toute autre forme de nuance. En me forçant, j’ai l’impression d’y déceler un fruit rouge. De la canneberge? Les saveurs très houblonnées de cette bière sont typiques de ces IIPA résineuses alors ce n’est pas une grande nouveauté pour personne, mais j’ai plus qu’adoré l’appariement avec ce plat scandinave de hareng cru - le maatges. Le hareng cru est laissé à pourrir et avant qu’il soit complètement impropre à la consommation, il est entièrement lavé et nettoyé des vers qu’il contient. Le poisson est servi ainsi, cru, sur un lit d’oignons avec pour seuls aromates, un peu de sel et un filet d’huile d’olive. L’amertume forestière et nordique de cette bière en ont fait un accompagnement exceptionnel. Je serais incapable de boire à nouveau cette bière sans "amèrement" regretter ce plat traditionnel.


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