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RATINGS: 1458   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 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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Rating #2500! I had hoped my trajectory would take me past one of these beers, preferably on draft. So how lucky that I happened to notice it was on tap at Maria’s, right along the way home from the IIT campus. Draft IPA tulip, $6. Smell is amazingly hoppy as one might expect mostly grass, with a little note of pine resin. Currently, the bartender has set a bottle of watermelon liqueur in front of me for mixing, and a patron next to me has been out dulling his senses with cigars. But yes, there’s some citrus in the grapefruit family, too. Color is on the lighter side of an IPA, more gold than amber. Taste is an expected smackdown of hops that helps blow the memory of the cigar guy out of my olfactory. Hop smell stays strong through the glass. They also keep a big bitter aftertaste on the top part of my tongue that amplifies the malts more than they probably are. That is, a lighter malt as befits its color, with little caramel roast to it, just a small stage for the hops to work their magic. The alcohol shows up, with a warning that I might set that aerosol flavor spray the bartender’s using on fire. Stays pretty bright in taste and texture. I;m still not feeling the octane internally, but it’s likely a good thing this is just a 12-ounce glass. Though the malts are light in color, they are definitely, um, making a statement. Any spills down the side of the glass get very sticky right away. A very complex hop bill sets this limited limited release aside from the others, and made me want to vote to make sure it comes back to Chicago on the next go-round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Enjoy by 03-14-15. Couleur dorée avec un col blanc resistant. Aromes de résines, agrumes, alcool, céréales. L’alcool est mal caché... Pourtant je l’es bu avant la date d’expiration... Je n’est pas beaucoup aimé. Ce n’est pas pour moi...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2467) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber color, bubbly white head cover, mottled curtain of lace. Aroma of hops. Taste is sweet malt that surrenders to solid, but not overwhelming, pine hops on the swallow, hops and some malt moving together to a long, satisfying finish. An exceptional brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
razzanof (50) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Enjoy by 3-14-15. From a bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity with a himt of pine and malt. Taste is nearly perfect; fruity and malty with the alcohol on the backend. An almost perfect beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sebilinz (687) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Amber Body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some pines, I was expecting a little bit stronger aroma but still very good. Taste was nearly perfect fruity and malty with the alcohol very well hidden. Aftertaste is fruity bitter balanced by some malts. Perfect. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
Enjoy By 12/26/14, had about three weeks before. Pours a golden orange with soapy, off white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is just straight up grapefruit juice. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Maybe a little underripe pineapple, sweet malt. Taste follows nose, grapefruity, just a little bit of bitterness, not terribly complex. There’s so much malt in here, the bitterness hardly bothers you. Decently carbonated, a medium mouthfeel. For a widely available big IPA, this is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kgoelz (10) - USA - FEB 16, 2015
Grapefruit hop assault on the mouth awesome series cant wait for next one easily affordable you see buy it worth it cant wait for next one

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 day old bottle. Pours a clear copper gold with large frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is huge tropical and juicy hop, citrus. Medium Mouthfeel with nice juicy hop, nice bitterness, resin finish, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2119) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours amber, large head. Massively hoppy aroma, big pine, resinous, spicy and herbal notes along with some petrol-like new-world hops. Some light clean malt underneath. Clean flavours too, with a focus on piny, resinous and more petrol-like hop notes. Some slightly solvent-like booze notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (304) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
bottle shared by Sebilinz at Vienna Tasting 02/2015. Thanks Erich.Enjoy by 14/02/15. light orange color, small white head, smells citric, fruity, I also detect a light sour note. full body, light leathery, fruity, astringent, light ash, citric, very nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (539) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
650 ml bottle 02/14/15, shared by Sebilinz. Thanks! Was looking for this for a long time, so the prefect beer for my rating #500!
Deep amber, clear body, with a medium, creamy, white head.
Lovely aroma of crisp citric, floral hops, with a lot of stone fruits, like peach, berries, some tropical fruits.
Taste follows this, also amazing, with a nice, balancing biscuit malt backbone.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, a bit dry, zesty, fruity, a bit malty.

As delicious as I was hoping for! Very smooth, perfectly balanced and quite easy for this ABV. The hops are just amazing! Not my absolute favourite DIPA I’ve had, but one of the best for sure.

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