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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- weve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. Weve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that youre getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isnt randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, weve 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 09-21-12Enjoy By 02-15-13Enjoy By 02-14-14 Enjoy By 02-14-15
Enjoy By 11-09-12Enjoy By 04-01-13Enjoy By 04-20-14 Enjoy By 04-20-15
Enjoy By 12-21-12Enjoy By 04-20-13Enjoy 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougHnut70 (72) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Enjoy by 4-1-13 on tap @ First Street Alehouse (on 3-15) with a B.L.T.A. Clear, golden brew with a thin white head. Smelled like a very fresh DIPA, floral and fruity - great aroma. Typical DIPA tastes of citrus, grapefruit, then earthy, hoppy, with a slight bitter hop aftertaste - typical Stone brew. As it warmed it did get a slight malt backbone which balanced it nicely. Would have never guessed it was a 9.4%. Could have kept drinking these all afternoon... 9/2/13 - Changing my rating from a 4.1 to a 4.2 after drinking a bomber of Enjoy By 9.13.13. Oh my goodness I wish this was cheaper to buy. Loved it! On tap @ Tap25 9/4/13. The best of the all the tasters tonight! Im raising this brew to a 4.3 after having a fresh one on tap. Person sitting next to me said this is the best IIPA they have ever tried. Smells are incredible! Enjoy by 9.13.13 in a tulip from a bomber on 9/16 after winning the office football pool. Is this a the closest thing to Pliny the Elder? Just sayin... Raising my rating to a 4.4! Enjoy by 12.13.13 from Tap25. Now changing the rating to a 4.5! Put it up against other beers in a taste test and it is a winner! The smell of this beer is the best. Pliny the Younger? Just sayin... Enjoy by 4.20.13. 4.20??? Oh yeah. I love love love this beer. Costco had these bombers for $5.59. That is a GREAT deal. Comparisons to Pliny the Younger valid yo...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (2032) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Enjoy by 04-01-13. Massive eruption of floral and citrus, citrus, citrus. Stone at its best on aroma. Nice pale orange with a full white head. Flavor is similar to aroma. You can get the freshness here with some mown grass as well. Very good. Bumped it up a point with the 09-13-13. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Enjoy by 4-20-13 on tap @ Chucks 85th. Pours bright golden with thin lacey head. Aroma is earthy herbal fresh hops. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malt with big bitter fresh hop punch on the finish. Notes of grass, pine, and a bit of citrus. Incredibly fresh tasting. As a DIPA, not in the same class as Ruination 10th anniversary, for example, but clearly the fresh hops are the star here. Kudos to Stone for committing to a program like this, bet theyre one of the few who could/would.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Enjoy By 04-01-13 Bottle poured a magnificent clear golden with a large foamy white head, and significant lacing. Aroma is huge citrus upfront followed by notes of tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste is tangerine, mango, floral notes, finishing with a wave of palatable bitterness. Clean, crisp finish with flavors lingering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonZ (6) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
Bottle from Julios in MA. Ar- hops,pine,citrus,weed,grapefruit. Ap-light, sight haze, finger head. T - hops,pineycitrus blast, slight bitterness, grapefruit, resin,mild alcohol bite. Delicious. Wish I bought more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wagman (14) - - MAR 17, 2013
Tap from Relax Chillin and Grillin in Hollister, CA. This was the enjoy by 4/1/13 variety. Beautiful golden color. Great fragrance. So clean and fresh. Pine, citrus, hope, bitter. Extremely fresh and very drinkable. Awesome IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Got the 4/1/13 enjoy by. Aroma is a nice grapefruit, citrus and floral scent. Flavor is a complete hop explosion, citrus, grapefruit, really nice floral bittering hops also, very suddle malt backbone. An amazing fresh hop beer!! I hope it comes to MN so I can enjoy another bomber!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Had the Enjoy by 04.01.13 batch. Aroma is VERY strong and extremely hoppy, about equal on the evergreen and woodiness; it has subtle citrus, malty and resin tones. Pours a clear amber with a thick but not persistent off-white head. Robust flavor all but assaults the palate with strong and bitter hoppiness, like drinking a liquid pine tree. Citrus, malt and even a snippet of herbs manage to peek through. Firm, smooth texture has a hearty fizz and leaves a hoppy, resiny, tingly finish. If the appearance had been as good as the rest of this beer, I would have given it a perfect score. Anyhoo, enjoy this one whenever!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
22oz. Bomber (4.1.13)
Appearance - Clean gold body, bone-white head
Aroma - Fresh hops, grapefruit, grassy
Taste - Citrus, bitter, honey

The separation of flavors in this IPA are great! Thanks OmegaX! So much fresh bitter fruit and dry hops, while a touch of sweet malts in the end revive your tastebuds. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Enjoy By 04-01-13. Bottle into snifter. Nose is big dank hops, well water, citrus galore, some light pine, herbal and flowery. Strong hops with almost no hint at malt in the aroma. Pour is orange colored with a white head. Flavor is semi-sweet with a big citrus and earthy flavor. Honey, caramel, and tropical fruit flavors stick out. Pretty damn good with some spicy alcohol as it warmed up. Almost too sweet. Great!


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