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RATINGS: 1603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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
Enjoy By 10-31-15

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Rating #1400 19.12.2014. Bottle from Sherbrooke. Batch 26.12.2014. Pours a golden amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Really awesome double IPA worthy of most of the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bconch (326) - - NOV 27, 2015
Bright, fresh citrus nose. Taste follows with complex hop character. You can taste the freshness. Balances nice with a crisp finish. Hides the abv very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (86) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Great hop flavor, not insanely intense but definitely there. Sweet citrus flavors. One of my top double ipas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Citrusy but not too bitter. Somewhat typical IPA. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
10.31.15 - drunk in mid October. Pours clear golden with a white fluffy head. Rich aroma of candy hops...? Some sweet spice. Interesting nose but really nice. Taste is moderately sweet with a full mouthfeel. Big malt body but solid hop amount to be balanced. Finishes semi bitter and very mouthcoting. Liked it lots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
florio2 (5) - - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
This was unexpected. Pours a clear gold fragrant brew with a creamy minimal head. Hints of citrus and a clear finish on the back of the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5990) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
Stone Enjoy By 10-31-15, on tap in Ernie´s Tin Bar, Petaluma, in October. An excellent double IPA, brimming with luscious and fresh hop aromas and flavours, intense but not too extreme.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matipa74 (19) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
650ml. 10.31.15............ ...............................................

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Where and how: tasting b. 650 ml
Aroma pleasant approach with soft hoppy aromatic character. Malty behind, perhaps tad too sweet.
Appearance :
Top: large cap with visible lace on glass
Base: hazy, amber gold.<br Palate : medium-full bodied. Milder carbonation. Mid longer finish.
Taste: as in aroma, nice solid dose of easy going hops blended with sweet malty base. Alcohol present but not vulgar.
other notes created to be nice easy going fresh Imperial IPA… It was that

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
varanid99 (763) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2015
31-10-15 Edition. Deep gold pour with a thick white head. Smells ridiculous - huge, resinous, mango, pine, citrus aroma with a bit of malt under it. Slightly sweet, big tropical fruit, malty, a slight bit of booziness, great bitterness of the finish.

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