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RATINGS: 1672   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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
Enjoy By 10-31-15 Enjoy By 07-04-16


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, just tan head. The beer is a pale copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich, concentrated gold hue when held up to the light. As I pour this I get a vibrant aromatic note of mango and lychee. A deeper inspection of the nose yields notes of definite lychee, guava, a slightly metallic hop note, some dank herbal notes that lean toward “hemp”-oils, aromatic grainy smelling brown pepper, this last has a dried herbal, not quite woody, herbal edge to it that is almost savory in character.

Dominantly hoppy up front, the beer has a perceived sweetness from the ample, fruity hop character, but this dries out substantially into the spicy, hop driven and bitter finish. Flavors of bright lychee, kumquat, guava, bright tangelo zest, and a dank, herbaceous, almost woody hop character that gets very pepper in the finish. The beer has a biting bitterness that is not overly sharp, especially for an IPA; this last is of course relative to today’s over-hopped IPAs. Woody, almost cedar like, hop notes add to the dankness and there is just a touch of garlic-chive like character, and a touch of a metallic like note. The body is nice and light, yet has some texture and weight to it; enough to carry the hops, but not so much as to keep this from being quaffable.

Quite a nice IPA, vibrantly fresh, fruity, herbal, tasty and one of the best IPAs from Stone yet. I really like the balance between the expressive fruit character and the peppery, herbaceous character.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle (07.04.16 version). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, grass, apricot, resin), with notes of alcohol, cotton candy, and plastic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. A rather plastic and candyish nose brings down the hop allure (which are mostly attractive albeit fairly raw/green as well), and in the mouth it’s rather acidic and harsh. A relatively average, somewhat clunky DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (340) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2016
22 oz. bottle. 07.04.16. Pours a clear dark gold color with a very brief white head. Aroma is citrus & stone fruit. Medium body, the taste is mostly citrus hops. Finish is a little dry. Great!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blahbobbyblah (54) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2016
A taster at Taps and Caps on a very hot day. Left work early and do not have the kids so all is good. An excellent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (37) - - JUN 22, 2016
Orabge opaque pour. Boozy malty aroma. Bready malty flafor. Bitter finish. Very nice taste, but not as palatable as i like. 9.2% enjoy by 420.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Clear golden with a lasting foam. Citrus hop aroma that has become standard for West Coast IPA. Mild malt sweetness with big hop flavor without being overly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (547) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours clear gold with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is light and citrusy with a muscadine feel. Flavor is bitter and effervescent with a lingering stickiness. Thick muscadine flavor lingers on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks Big and grassy hop aroma. Fresh and balanced hopped to give a very drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chadski (49) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Really enjoy when this one arrives back on the shelf. Full bodied but also with a clean crispness. Somewhat of a lackluster pour, but no biggie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2169) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Amber orange. Nose isn’t as pungent as expected. Citrus, grapefruit, some malt. Flavor is bold. After the initial toasted malt and carbonation, there is a wave of citrus, grapefruit and orange hop oil that washes over. Lingering malt and bitter grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommynh (98) - - JUN 9, 2016
Very nice IPA, nice initial scent with a good taste and a pleasant aftertaste. Rich golden color with minimal head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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