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RATINGS: 1385   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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoppleBitch (1) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Normally, I steer clear of IPA’s. As I get older, I get more annoyed by hops. They no longer taste agreeable; instead, they flail my palate with briars. That being said, I was able to enjoy this on tap immediately after it went live. Both late summer and fall, as soon as the distributer delivered it. It was fucking delicious. Maybe I fell for the whole gimmick? I mean, come on... you gotta admit it was an advertising ploy. But it tasted like hoppy flowers, and soon I rolled down that hill.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1690) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750 ml 12/26/14 bottle shared with the boys.Pours a clear orangeish pale golden with a nice white head. Aroma is conifers, melon, sap and grapefruit. Flavor is melon, grapefruit, cedar, tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit). Finish is citrus and piney. Medium body, average carbonation. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (676) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Alright, I’ll finally rate this. Still not 100% sure if these are all the same or not. But who cares. It’s good. Enjoy by 12/26/2014, so I’m a little late, but it’s still awesome. 22 Oz bottle. Pours a golden with a lot of head and lace. Big, thick and creamy body with a nice fresh hop citrus aroma. Great hops all around here. Awesome IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LBIguard (32) - - DEC 27, 2014
a very good fresh ipa. Once opened you get citrus hops but it blows off quickly. Followed by a boozy musty smell. Reminds me of grapefruit pith. Appearance is cloudy yellow with small white bubbles for a thin head Taste is of grapefruit and cutsl citrus hops. Nice long well balanced finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bengalsfanaz (1) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Consistently one of the best beers I have ever had. If you love a strong hops flavor in an IPA, this is the gold standard. Each batch seems to taste a little different, which makes each one fun to try. Overall, the taste is amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (22) - - DEC 26, 2014
Cannot believe it is 9.5% so smooth.............................. ......yum yum yum

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nik925 (764) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
Sticky palate wrecking goodness. Citrus, pine, and everything else that comes out when way too many hops are added. The hops even stick to your mouth and throat in a hoppy way, similar to the burn of booze. Maybe the malt could be a bit cleaner and the beer a bit further fermented (the sugar is still there fighting to be tasted under the hops). Well into unmeasured IBU land, SoCal still knows how to deliver a class A hopbomb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (203) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
12.26.14. Tons of pine hops. A great balance with the malts. Not as hoppy as you would expect. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawman834 (232) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12.26.14 Batch - Heavy on the pine. Floral. Citrus peel. Particularly dry for the style but also not of the charts with IBU. Fairly balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darb85 (92) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Really good. Mild Hoppy nose. Smooth with an ever so slight malt bitter finish. Big fan

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
(enjoy by 12.26.2014) pours hazy very light golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. loads of melons, litchee, passionfruit, pumpkin meat, candied grapefruit peel and skin, pale doughy maltiness - honeyed and never sweet, peppery and never perfumey booze, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily, balanced spicy-tropical-citrusy finish. great modern ipa from hop pioneers. much enjoyed!


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