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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 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 11-12-13
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13


jkwood04's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4036) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of piney/citrus hops and some caramel malts. Flavor the same, just strong hops. Smooth texture. A good IPA. Edit: Batch Enjoy by 4-1-13 drank on 3-1-13: Incredibly citrusy hops. Drank after a bottle of Pliny, so the roughness of the malts stood out. The hops are there and great, but the malt profile is a little too toasty or something.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leftbob (2) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
Enjoyed this last evening. It is a VERY hopped beverage. The first was smack in the face hopped.However It leveled off and was a pleasure. VERY piney to the nose and on the finish. Loads of citrus in between.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (433) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Stone knows how to do IPAs. There really is nothing else you can say. Near perfect as far as i am concerned.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peterschreurs (59) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22 oz bomber Enjoy by 10-31-14. The nose was absolutely amazing. The dipa flavor was fresh citrus. Well worth the wait. Stone knows how to brew a damn fine beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at New York Beer Company September. Enjoy by 09.09.13. Big strong beer with a hop punch that leaves you reeling. Fresh as beer gets.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
10/31/2014 draft at the local eatery and water hole San Diego. Poured a golden orange with a firm white head. Nose has stone fruit, pine and citrus. Fruit bowl. Taste is a wack of pine and stone fruit with a massive hop bill. Dry toasty bitterness. Soft carbonation. Sensational beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
soyorganic (285) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Enjoy by 10/31/14. Damn this is a nice change from usual IPAs. Unusually strong citrus taste in your face. Such a nice change from regular IPAs. This is rememberable. Stone does it right. Damn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (119) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Enjoying the 10-31-14 version. Smells great - honey, pine hops, a little citrus and earthy aromas. Perfect dark golden color with a sticky white head. Tiny bubbles continuously rise to the top. The taste contains more citrus hops than pine. Not much up front, then the aftertaste hits you hard. Taste wise, I have had better IPA’s, especially from Stone. This one tastes like the Stochasity project grapefruit slam IPA made by Stone. A little too much citrus without enough malt sweetness to balance it. Where is the sweetness from the aroma? Palate is highly carbonated, but pretty good for the style. Overall good, but Stone has set the bar so high for me, especially for IPA’s. Try it, but don’t expect a score of 100.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie give a 2. Julie likes. Her favorite iPa. But she rated low because she does not want to tricked into getting it Vv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a light orange with a yellow tint to it/ Just popping the cap releases a citrus aroma. That aroma becomes much more spice driven than citrus as it warms. The taste is relatively mild for a Stone IPA. The bitterness sticks to the roof of the mouth for awhile but is pleasant and not palate wrecking. Primarily spicy pine notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBunker (724) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Enjoy by 10/31/14. Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is of hops, tropical fruit, and pine. Taste is of sweet, juicy hops. There is lots of tropical. Fruit in this one. There is also a fair amount of pine and caramel. Long lingering sweet hop flavor. The alcohol in this one really warms you up. Very light in the body, and it goes down easy. Just an all around solid beer.


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