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RATINGS: 1253   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 08-02-13
                                Enjoy By 09-13-13
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


AskForJenny's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
I’m not sure what I change. This comes as close to perfect as I’ve tasted. Top to bottom great.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Nose is sweet and hoppy. 2014 version. Real strong floral hints at first but super smooth body and floral taste doesn't overpower. Very satisfying despite being 3 days late. Really smooth. ---Rated via my mouth

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Taste of a 22. oz. bottle, thanks to Ian! 07.04.14 version, so it’s a couple days expired. Pours clear gold, with a small, bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is strong floral and earthy hops, light caramel, cloves, and resin. Strong bitterness, with just a touch of citrusy sweetness. Medium to heavy body, acidic, sharp, and astringent. Overall, this is a strong, bitter beer. Very little balance, but still pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (986) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
November 30th, 2012 - Notes for the 12.21.12 batch. This is my first of many run-ins with the Stone Enjoy By brews, and it has all the marks of a Stone Brew, to be sure. The nose is filled with lemon, lemon feel, lemon zest, lemon grass and even the high, bright and unmistakeable sugary fingerprint of lemon pez. That is real lemon sugars with some flavor that comes a little closer to the HFCS variety, and lighter, airier touches of dandelion petals, too. Light and citrusy is the taste, with more lemon acidity than grapefruit acidity defining the taste, and the higher, blander sweetness of white sugar, with fewer but still noticeable chunks of dark maple syrup adding to the carousel of sweets. Overall, with the hops and sweets all roped together, this is a brew that is bright and cheery, with that distinctive Stone strength and robustness across the nose and palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle (Enjoy by 7/4/14): I am enjoying this a day late. Pours golden amber with a frothy white head, nice resinous, hoppy aroma, taste is medium to heavy on the bitter side from the hops, fairly bitter finish too.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4theluvofbeer (86) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Nice aroma of citrus, floral, caramel and pine. Great hoppy citrus flavor that goes on and on.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillemsUrenkel (410) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 1 Pint, 16 fl oz, just in time opened after the firework in Abington, PA, in a hotel room nearby. Clear dark golden in the glass, small head. Hopy grapefruit on the nose. Starts very hopy, but also with a fruity sweetness. Pleasant bitterness, malt in the background. Very complex. And you don´t smell the 9,4% alcohol! Good one!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (26) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
22oz Bomber, Enjoy By 7/4/2014 (following Enjoy By 02-14-14 & Enjoy By 09-13-13). Today: Seriously, there’s very little comparison... to other fresh hops in a bottle or can, this seems where it all started - from the perspective of a SouthEasterner from the "not-of-late" Florida beer wasteland. But seriously: I have ENJOYed this beer from the first pouring. A near perfect package. In a bottle or on tap. And I am a big fan of packaging: ask my friend Madge, the Malt O’ Meal line manager... ...so go and GET the next one; open it by the prescribed date (you can’t miss it); pour it into a suitable beverage drinking container and ENJOY!!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Whole lot of awesome hops packed into a fresh brew that isn’t overly malted. However, the 9.4% abv gives it a real unnecessary booziness that takes away from the flavor. Could definitely stand to be a lower gravity beer and pack the same fresh hoppy punch. Would normally associate that kind of gravity with a sweeter maltier imperial IPA having less focus on immediate freshness. Really good, but something short of great.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gachupines (846) - USA - JUL 2, 2014
Golden with a thick white head. Aroma is fresh hops, a bit of pine with an almost woody character. Flavor is fresh hops, pine with a tiny bit of malt. A little resinous with a bit of sweetness. Very clean, not sticky at all and very tasty. Wife: 4.75

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pieboss (6) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
On draft. Ruckus Cary. By far my least favorite of the series. Maybe it is too close to the date as this is one of my favs. Just not very good comparitivly.


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