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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 12-05-14
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13   Enjoy By 12-26-14
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


WozWx's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pint of Enjoy by 12.21.12... Excellent Double IPA.. extremely similar to Dreadnaught in my opinion, but not quite as good. Very smooth


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottled as enjoy by 12-26-14. Yellow slightly hazy pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is peaches, mango, pine, citrus, outstanding. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, finishes slightly dry with bitterness, full bodied, medium carbonation. Outstanding DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - DEC 18, 2014
650ml bottle of "Enjoy By 12-26-14", thanks Alexi! Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, piney and floral, light citrusy, malty caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, hoppy piney, fruity, malty caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and quite bitter long finish. Easy drinkable for its alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (108) - - DEC 16, 2014
Always an excellent buy. Currently drinking the 12.26.14. I get citrus and apricot. Maybe Citra? But the hops are big and round, unlike many Citra beers. Light toasty malt, fairly bitter and tangy on balance. Full resinous mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Deceptively light in body and color for a 9.4%, this beer was poured into a tulip and almost immediately you can detect the hops just billowing from the glass, Highly fragrant and dank. Resinous, piney hops piled on top of fruit forward grapefruit and tangerine. This one’s an absolute onslaught of hops on the palate. Usually for an IIPA this big you’d expect some perceptive and somewhat overpowering malt backbone to restrain the profile but this one doesn’t hide its intent to glorify the hop. Could see how things might go south quickly if Enjoy By is not consumed fresh and flavors begin to morph. Firm bittnerness throughout. Bright, sappy pine flavors. Mildly chalky mouthfeel with a faint trace of alcoholic warmth. Not my every day choice but every once in a while? Sure.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressboxjoe (203) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Have had this a few times, most recently a bottle of 12/26/14. Maybe once, it tasted the way I imagine the brewer intending it. But truly I don’t think any of them have failed to disappoint. Never that fresh bright hoppy clarity I crave in a strong IPA. I may try to pick one up in Pennsylvania next time around, one that has never been handled by Hunterdon Brewing. Not to cast aspersions, but the incidence of truly fresh IPAs in New Jersey is terribly rare. I can’t imagine what is happening with these beers that sees the hops seem so muted so early. Of course, maybe it’s me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (554) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12-26-14 consumed on 12-7-14. Gold color and fairly clear, excellent head. Fruity aroma with some sweet malt as well. Really quite yummy. The alcohol surprised me ... really an all round winner here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. EB 12.26.14 Resinous, pineapple, mild booze, simple bready malt. Flavors taste washed out, solid, warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (459) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
*Version 12-26-14* Dorée et plutôt claire, une mousse onctueuse tient en place longuement et laisse une belle dentelle collante derrière elle lorsqu’elle décide enfin de quitter. Le bouquet me rappelle une salade de fruits estivale, alors que les pêches et le cantaloup dominent outrageusement au nez. Quelques effluves gazonnées se frayent un chemin jusqu’à mes narines également. Cette impression fruitée et sucrée est reproduite en bouche et est combinée à des céréales mielleuses pour créer un breuvage qui se laisse boire à gorge déployée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hareball (6) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
12-26-15. Bottle. Big citrus nose. Not malt forward at all. It's really a perfect ipa. I love this series. This one is one of thee best of them I've tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (888) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2014
Draught. Pale yellow with small white foamy head, lavender like hops aroma, medium carbonation, incredibly well balanced floral hoppy taste, hints of lavender, onion?, medium finish. Very fresh and nice IPA.


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