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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 Enjoy By 07-04-16

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NeuroPliny (247) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours golden yellow. Aromatic hops. Well balanced hops and citrus. Best enjoyed fresh!

stumpyiliz (220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Stone has been pushing bs beers on us for years. They have the same problem Oskar Blues does. They r they’re worst competitor. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. This is ok, not amazing,over the top or worth a tick. Bring back some fourpack’s of the 10th anniversary or enjoy by with that recipe and now you’re talking. Hoppy beer co’s that go after hops big get boring.

vipinvelp (4541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Clear light yellow with lacing off white foam head. Aroma is quite bitter with some yellow. Fruit present. Taste is slightly bitter with sweet fruit tones. Short aftertaste. (Houston 201303)

Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle, enjoyed well before the 2-15-13 Enjoy By date, but just finding notes now.
Aroma: Dank, citrus, pine, fresh. Feel like I’m about to stick a plant in my mouth.
Appearance: Crystal clear, light amber/dark gold. Offwhite head, dissipates to wisps on the surface, leaving splotchy, irregular lacing.
Taste: Follows aroma, but nice sweet backbone. Long-lasting dank, weedy, bitter finish. Alcohol well-masked.
Palate: Medium body. Long finish.
Overall: I apparently need to place more value on IPA freshness -- this is really delicious.

SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
a very dank beer .. . deep tan .. mild head but amazing lacing .. . just tons of greenery in the mouth .. . just a fantastic beer! .. . and be careful if you ever get a sleeper hold. the next day your anus will really hurt.

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! I’m 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...

Zymurgeist2 (2364) - 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.

ACHops (1639) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Enjoy by 4-20-13 on tap @ Chuck’s 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 they’re one of the few who could/would.

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.

JonZ (29) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle from Julio’s 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.

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