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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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szeli (262) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Enjoy by 3.14.15 Enjoyed by 3.24.15 Vollkommen überhopft. Getrunken beim GBT15. Von allen in der Gruppe als überhopft deklariert worden, sogar die Assoziation "Müllsack" fiel in den Raum. Zu viele verschiedene Aromen in der Nase, sodass keine Differenzierung vorgenommen werden kann. Auch im Geschmack ist es nichts als hopfig. Das Malz ist zwar vorhanden allerdings harmonieren Hopfen und Malz nicht. Leider enttäuschend.

AtronSeige (1715) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma: High hops, citrus, guava, naartjie ("Game" concentrated drink) Appearance: Clear, gold body. Small head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, but still smooth. Medium sweetness. Fruity, guava, naartjie, ("Game" concentrated drink). Hops supported by a good malt backbone. Medium-dry finish, lingering medium-light bitterness and hops flavour. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Wow! A great beer. Well balanced. Enjoy By 07-14-15 750 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Wimpie and Amanda! 14C. Imperial IPA

yourilevesque (1865) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 15. Cheers all! Meilleure avant 07-04-15, nous avons dégusté cette bière le 4 juillet 2015. Nous étions encore dans les temps. Bière possédant tous les attributs d’une Impériale IPA traditionnelle. Un peu d’alcool au nez mais aussi et surtout cette résine sapineuse qui à mon nez balaie toute autre forme de nuance. En me forçant, j’ai l’impression d’y déceler un fruit rouge. De la canneberge? Les saveurs très houblonnées de cette bière sont typiques de ces IIPA résineuses alors ce n’est pas une grande nouveauté pour personne, mais j’ai plus qu’adoré l’appariement avec ce plat scandinave de hareng cru - le maatges. Le hareng cru est laissé à pourrir et avant qu’il soit complètement impropre à la consommation, il est entièrement lavé et nettoyé des vers qu’il contient. Le poisson est servi ainsi, cru, sur un lit d’oignons avec pour seuls aromates, un peu de sel et un filet d’huile d’olive. L’amertume forestière et nordique de cette bière en ont fait un accompagnement exceptionnel. Je serais incapable de boire à nouveau cette bière sans "amèrement" regretter ce plat traditionnel.

Oakes (18883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
This was enjoy by today (July 4th, 2015). Light fruity nose, mango and pineapple, a bit chewy, light fruity character and a dash of bitterness. Mellow and balanced for its size.

spacecube (1772) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
On keg, light hazy gold, white head. Aroma is fresh, heavy pine, spice, with citrus notes balanced with clean caramel malt. Light bodied, resiny texture but clean, crisp palate. Nice, lasting carbonation and long, bitter finish. Yes, really good.

Dorkenstein (564) - - JUL 6, 2015
big reinous pine needles, grapefruit, pineapple aromas. taste is bitter pine needles, pineapple/mango/citrus. some light malts.

Bkcaldwell (42) - - JUL 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Great beer. Has a kick that satisfies. Very hoppy, golden Double IPA with a nice white head. Very enjoyable after a day of physical labor. Made for the 4th but enjoyable while it was with us.

77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Obtained in a trade with LouS. Thanks! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. BBF 07.04.15 - Enjoyed on 07.04.15. Golden, light orange, little white head. Nose is more mellow than expected, some oily sweetish caramel with dank, faint onion, pine resin & orange peel hops. Taste is oily grapefruit peel, touch raisin, faint diesel hops, pine resin, mild dank, orange, oily caramel malts, far more mellow than expected & very easy to drink,… Drinks like water. A great repeat drinking beer – not sure of the price-point. Malty but very easy to drink. It really didn’t taste 9.4 %. Very nice as a basic, mellow & very easy to drink offering.

RIVERA_HOU (20) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Enjoy By 07.05.15 is up there with my favorite IPAs! I like the floral-sweet-strong hop tasting IPAs. I think I taste cascade hops which are my favorites. Hard to describe but cascades are coming through strongly for me.

Fashawn (604) - ITALY - JUL 4, 2015
Finalmente riesco a mettere le mie mani su una birra che cercavo da tempo. Enjoy by 07/04/2015, e ce l’ho fatta in tempo. Fresca, bella da vedere, intensa. Scivola dalla bottiglia al bicchiere senza paura, oro antico con qualche riflesso ambrato. Schiuma bianca e persistente, abbondante inizialmente ma poi compatta. Non scompare fino a fine bevuta. limpidissima, appena la schiuma si compatta lascia emergere un bouquet di odori non da ridere. Anans sulle prime, intenso e fresco. Ma anche pino, scorza d’arancia, qualche vegetale ed un po’ di pesca. Buonissima l’intensità, forse si poteva essere un filo più puliti,ma è pura capziosità, un cavillo inutile. In bocca non si discosta molto dalla dolcezza pervenuta inizialmente al naso. C’è l’ananas, che lascia spazio ad un brevissimo intervallo di pane dolce. Il tempo di assestarsi e trovarsi un nuovo amaro, che è frutto di scorza di limone e d’arancia, leggeri sentori di pompelmo, che guidano ad un finale fatto di erba, di verde, un po’ di pino, nella maniera giusta, e l’arrivo della pesca che con un filo di dolcezza riequilibria l’ultima volta la giocata. Questo, forse, è l’aspetto più importante. In bocca nessun sapore eccede, sono tutti presenti e tutti giocano il loro ruolo. Perfetto, in equilibrio. Con il palato c’è un feeling estremo, poi. La birra è leggermente oleosa ma liscissima, nessuna pesantezza. Il finale è amaro ma secco, estremamente secco. Questo permette alla pesca di riemergere e di non avvertire quasi mai l’alcool che pure è abbastanza marcato. Una birra, insomma, sicuramente potente, fresca e decisamente buonissima.

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