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RATINGS: 1316   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 11-09-12   Enjoy By 04-01-13   Enjoy By 04-20-14
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 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


BeerSquare's rating

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 21, 2012
I felt like opening this bottle today, I dunno why. . . Really love this one-- my favorite Stone yet, by a good margin, and a notable IPA overall. I know the whole marketing thing is "freshness" but if you would have handed this to be blind taste test, the first adjective out of my mouth would have been "fresh." Also "clean"-- rarely have I tasted an IPA or I/DIPA that was as big as this, and still as well behaved. One sip and it’s throwing resiny peaches, gumballs and grapefruit at you. . . and then upon swallowing a nice sweetness seeps in, and it fades pretty quickly. Remarkable also for almost no nose. Seriously, almost no smell whatsoever. Which seems like a miss, but the taste makes it a mere curiosity. So glad I got to try this one today! Happy winter!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (90) - - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from BD ShepBush, 1.8.14. Aroma not the strongest, lovely pine and citrus notes but not nearly as pungent as some hop-bombs. Beautiful crystal clear pour as always from Stone. Nice balance here actually, this is a refined, almost delicate DIPA. Not a smack in the chops. Light body, not much residual sweetness, carbonation lifts it - incredibly easy-drinking for a beer of its strength. Very good, but not the absolute best IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
kbryant (7) - - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
Enjoy by 10/31/14. Smells of citrus hit you right from the start. This IPA is everything you would want plus more

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (544) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
What a fantastic IPA. Very rich flavor, lots of fresh hops well balanced by the great malts. Too good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2014
0,65 l bottle as a gift, batch 10.31.14.
Clear golden appearance with a nice stable foamy white head. Aroma of pine and malt, juniper and berries. Easy according to the abv with fine fresh hoppy character, resin and pine. Very balanced, very smooth, very drinkable - so: very dangerous ;-.)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leftbob (2) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
Enjoyed this last evening. It is a VERY hopped beverage. The first was smack in the face hopped.However It leveled off and was a pleasure. VERY piney to the nose and on the finish. Loads of citrus in between.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (438) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Stone knows how to do IPAs. There really is nothing else you can say. Near perfect as far as i am concerned.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peterschreurs (59) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22 oz bomber Enjoy by 10-31-14. The nose was absolutely amazing. The dipa flavor was fresh citrus. Well worth the wait. Stone knows how to brew a damn fine beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3566) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at New York Beer Company September. Enjoy by 09.09.13. Big strong beer with a hop punch that leaves you reeling. Fresh as beer gets.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
10/31/2014 draft at the local eatery and water hole San Diego. Poured a golden orange with a firm white head. Nose has stone fruit, pine and citrus. Fruit bowl. Taste is a wack of pine and stone fruit with a massive hop bill. Dry toasty bitterness. Soft carbonation. Sensational beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
soyorganic (285) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Enjoy by 10/31/14. Damn this is a nice change from usual IPAs. Unusually strong citrus taste in your face. Such a nice change from regular IPAs. This is rememberable. Stone does it right. Damn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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