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RATINGS: 1476   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 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


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grsing (2) - Mystic, Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Obviously, hops predominate, but in a fresh way that I’ve never tasted before. More citrusy than bitter, the hops just shine through. Belies its strength and actually pretty easy to drink. Would definitely have again On draft at Timberwood, Charlottesville, VA


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VertBaconStrips (2140) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
El Batcho 04-20-15. Reviewing from deep in the Ottoman Empire. Spectacular beer! Herbal, earthy, wet, resin, thick, bit of pepper bite, rrgf, caramel, peaches, pungent anything, tropical things, solid lemon taste, unicorn tears, honey, every damn sip is just simply awesome. I am officially drinking only this at home. Gonna be very hard to by other I/IIPA’s available here to review or whatever because it’s absolutely fucking pointless. Seriously - who the fuck keeps buying subpar beers when excellence awaits? To get that next Picaroons IPA review? (totally gonna do that btw because i have a permanent ipa hard on.... sigh). Lyric of the night: "gangbang at the old folks home : one foot in the grave : two lips on my bone". Beat that.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3193) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
22oz bottle, Enjoy By 04/20/15, clean golden color, with a fluffy white head, with a very nice floral citrus, tropical fruit, leafy, cedary hoppy nose, with a mild candied lemon, grapefruit peel, subtle candyish lemon, honey lollipop accent, and a honeyed pale, pilsener, caramunich malt, honeyed breadcrumb, zesty note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good zesty lemon, grapefruit, lime rind, flowery citrus, tropical fruit, leafy, piney hoppy character, with a faint mint leaf, lemon pie crust, lemon lollipop, faint honeyed pale, pilsener, munich malt flavour, leading towards a citrus, leafy, grassy, minty, piney hop bitterness finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Another 10/10 Stone gem, lots of aroma, nice and slick (but not too thin), perfect for the summer OR winter (extra abv 9.5%!).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.20.15 edition. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a nice, thick white head. Strong, hoppy aroma with strong citrus and grassy notes. Smooth, hoppy taste. Crisp. Easy drinking for a 9.4% brew. Light, grapefruit notes. Really good Double IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jh773 (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 4/20/15 edition. Color is a rich golden-yellow-orange with a medium-sized dense head. Smell is dense, dank, intensely fruity, syrupy sweet. Dense citrus and pine flavor, lots of bitterness, layers on layers of flavor. Another home run from Stone.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (76) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Had many different dates...all superb with big grassy hops nice clean crisp flavor with the hops dominating. The freshness factor puts this in the fiver category!!!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
asceticbrewer (61) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Enjoy by 4.20.15. 12oz into tulip. Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma is resinous, slightly herbal hop notes. Taste is crisp and bitter. Not as good as some of the other batches, but at the same time better than others.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (823) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Great IPA. Very fresh floral aroma and great balance with the combo of hops. This brew is clear and crisp for an IPA. Very, very enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nothingbutIPAs (31) - Hillsborough, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12oz bottle. 04/20/2015 date. this series is about as good as it gets. normally have had this on draft or in the 22oz bottles. outside of the yellowish appearance there is really no critique I can make of this. smell is not a strong hop smell which I prefer, but the taste is full of hops. definitely one of the top beers in the world IMO.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrinchY2K (6) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
3.14.15 version. Superb. Nose is peaches, Caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel, citrus and resin.


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