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RATINGS: 1641   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

FlacoAlto's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guilow (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Absolute flavor BOMB. I’m not a believer in drinking "fresh" IPAs like this. Takes one of my favorites, Stone IPA, and simply intensifies everything. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
morri (269) - NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Medium frothy off-white head. Hazy pale orange body. High carbonation. Aroma is fresh yeast. Grassy hoppiness. Citrus. Very well balanced on the tongue. Creamy feeling in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2016
Enjoy by 10-31-15 so I’m pretty late - really good DIPA - light malt body which suits me - squarely in the floral hops dominant taste spectrum - super easy to smash down - another winner from Stone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Enjoy by 2-14-16. Light yellow golden mildly hazy. Small off white head, decent lacing. Massive floral fruity hop aroma. Chuggable sweetness with intense hops but not overwhelmingly bitter. Home run.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle Enjoy By 2-14-16. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is piney dank spiciness. Taste is sweet, spicy and fruity with a alcohol warmth and piney grapefruit finish. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Nice tasty evening sipper with a dangerously well hidden alcohol.
Clear deep golden color with a big frothy white head. Nice lacing. Looks good. Nice hoppy aroma with a fine intensity. Medium to full body and a fine smooth carbonation. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Citric hoppy, pine, toffee and a bit resinous flavor.
[Bottle (12.25.15) from a trade with RobertDale]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
This is the 12.25.15, rated 1.15.16. Piney nose with some maltiness and tropical fruit. Pleasant bitter flavor with a backing of malty sweetness and a touch of honey. Medium creamy body with a long bitter finish. A superb double IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Tastes incredibly fresh. Aromas of peach, mango, grass. Bitter, but with great malt support. Excellent project.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Enjoy by 12-25-2015. Pours clear golden with a thin off-white top that clings a bit. Aroma is really nice, even though I’m 6 days late! Lots of tropical fruit mixes with a caramel malt. Similar in flavor, a nice malt backbone smooth a never-overwhelming blast of fruity and citrus hop flavors. Finishes slightly dry and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steven_B (50) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle of 12.25.15. Pours a deep golden colour with a white head. The aroma is full of citrus/grapefruit with a hint of pine. Taste is, again, citrus with lots of hops and a freshness to it all. It all ends on a big bitter finish. A fine beer worthy of it’s high rating.

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