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RATINGS: 1420   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
floydian1 (1089) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 31, 2015
From a 650ml bottle with a BB of 14/2/15 air freighted to Australia within two days of bottling by a brewery-approved importer (as opposed to the grey imports up til now). Clear golden with a large dense white head that lasts. Loads of fresh hops on the nose with notes of orangey citrus, blue spruce, pine resin, alcohol, and tobacco ash which is broadly reflected on the tongue. Palate is smooth, medium bodied and robustly bitter with a substantial citrusy dry hop bitter finish that lingers long after the swallow. An exceptional West Coast style American DIPA that lives up to the hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christopsy (124) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
I’m sorry, but I’ve got to give this a perfect score. As far as a DIPA is concerned, this is perfect. Bottle of 2-14-15. Shared in BrewDog Dundee with the wife. Pours golden/copper. Nice white foamy head. Smells tropical and citrus. Tastes very much the same. Bright, fruity, bitter, with just a tiny hint of sweetness, not too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (24) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft of EB 2/14/15 @ The Office on 1/23/15. Pours straw yellow with 1 finger of white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is strongly citrus with subtle tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit sticky. Palate is robustly citrus and resinous hops balanced nicely against the malt backbone and alcohol. Nicely balanced DIPA. Probably the best Enjoy By since the 4/20/14.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1791) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Here’s the first of the day, fellas! Bottle. Enjoy by 02.14.15. Clear yellow with a medium sized off white head showing good retention and lace. Pretty soft for its size and well balanced; not too sweet or overly bitter. The alcohol isn’t too aggressive either, it warms and gives a light sting on the gums. Sweet tropical fruits; peach, mango, pineapple, some green wooden notes and a bit of onion and white cheese as well, mostly in the nose and towards the finish. Very much hop driven but with enough body to carry it all. The finish is also well balanced and slowly fades. Very good example of the style and drinks well.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (924) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Really amazing beer all around. Nose is super bright citrus and clean, grass and loads of hops. Flavor is similar, again loads of hops, plenty of citrus and bitterness. Resinous as can be. I’m a big fan

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (36) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2-14-15 batch. Pours golden, good head retention, medium carbonation. Aroma is nice and earthy-floral with sour citrus. Taste resembles smell, more fresh citrus lingering with nicely-sticky mouthfeel. Earthy-grassiness still present for great depth. Super enjoyable, alcohol hidden skillfully.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theswiftsa (11) - - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Enjoy By 14/02/2014. Aroma is citrus with pineapple notes. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Big citrus hops with bitterness upfront with a fading finish. Great to get this freshness in Perth, worth the price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3451) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at home from brewdog brum
2/14/15
hazy burnished amber with. Nettley herbal bitterness, orange peel, pineapple, pithy, Hoppy bitterness. Dry pithy grapefruit

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tone_leggett (12) - - JAN 23, 2015
Great beer, well rounded IPA. call it a gimmick or is it a person who has a passion for providing the best quality.. either way the beer works for me, only issue is the $$$ for one of these bad boys

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (327) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
650 mil bottle from park hotel big stone fruit aroma golden yellow with white head taste is smooth for such high abv $30 aud but to get this beer only 2 week after bottling in Australia it's going to cost


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