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RATINGS: 1670   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.

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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 Enjoy By 07-04-16


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/10/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a freaking gorgeous golden amber shade with perfect clarity. The head is a three finger white shade. Everything is good here - retention, texture, and the lacing down the glass. This beer makes Sofia Vergara look like a damn horse in comparison. S: There is a distinct savory note from the hops that reminds me of onion/garlic. Otherwise, this one comes off as being bitter just from the nose alone; there is a lot of grapefruit peel, black pepper, mango, papaya, pine, and guava. It really smells damn great, but perhaps it’s not quite to my preference for an IPA. T: At first, there’s some slight maltiness (in an earthy expression) before it finishes both dry and bitter. Transitioning between the vaguely citrusy opening and piny, bitter ending is a strong midtaste of onion and garlic; I actually like this portion of the flavor profile the best. But the biggest problem here is how boozy this one seems. Maybe it’s some of the earthy and oniony qualities coming through on the back end, but there’s a real distinct sharp heat to it that doesn’t strike me as being hop-derived. Certainly it feels every bit its 9.4% ABV. To be fair, this note helps to rein in the bitterness somewhat, so it’s not all bad, I guess. I’ve got another one on standby that I plan to serve more chilled than this one - maybe this will tone down the booze some? Regardless, what a letdown. M: Typical Stone IPA: bone-dry, clean, astringent, and bitter as fuck. Well, maybe not ’as fuck’, but it does have a good lingering bite to it. Something like this should be spectacularly drinkable - thanks to all the poorly concealed alcohol I taste here, I’m reduced to vegging over this one for a moderate length of time. Drinkability is actually okay because the general feel is quite good - but then again, I expected something fantastically chuggable. O: I really thought this was going to be a world-class DIPA, but instead I find it kind of harsh and meh. I hate to say it, but this has nothing on some of the local DIPAs I can get fairly readily (Evolution Lot 6 DIPA and Troegs Perpetual IPA); and let’s not talk about how badly Lagunitas Sucks pounds this one into submission. Absolutely worth trying, though - hell, I seem to be only one who doesn’t love this. But Stone, unless the second bottle I drink manages to make me shit out rainbows and sunshine the way I expected this one to, you are back on my naughty list again.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blahbobbyblah (53) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2016
A taster at Taps and Caps on a very hot day. Left work early and do not have the kids so all is good. An excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (37) - - JUN 22, 2016
Orabge opaque pour. Boozy malty aroma. Bready malty flafor. Bitter finish. Very nice taste, but not as palatable as i like. 9.2% enjoy by 420.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Clear golden with a lasting foam. Citrus hop aroma that has become standard for West Coast IPA. Mild malt sweetness with big hop flavor without being overly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (546) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours clear gold with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is light and citrusy with a muscadine feel. Flavor is bitter and effervescent with a lingering stickiness. Thick muscadine flavor lingers on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks Big and grassy hop aroma. Fresh and balanced hopped to give a very drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chadski (47) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Really enjoy when this one arrives back on the shelf. Full bodied but also with a clean crispness. Somewhat of a lackluster pour, but no biggie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2168) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Amber orange. Nose isn’t as pungent as expected. Citrus, grapefruit, some malt. Flavor is bold. After the initial toasted malt and carbonation, there is a wave of citrus, grapefruit and orange hop oil that washes over. Lingering malt and bitter grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommynh (97) - - JUN 9, 2016
Very nice IPA, nice initial scent with a good taste and a pleasant aftertaste. Rich golden color with minimal head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robfohl1 (2) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016 does not count
Picked up at Bevmo San Jose 6/4/16...enjoy by 7/4/16...True to form, this batch is exceptional. Oniony, garlicy, pine , smooth , an outstanding rendition.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24577) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottled. Hazy orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized foamy head. Aroma is citrus, spruce, some pine and mild spiciness with a good maltiness to it. Flavour is sweet malts, some fruity, floral, grassy and mild tasted notes. Refreshing and hides the alcohol nicely.


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