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100
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1710   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours gold with a just off white head that lingers. Excellent color. Brussels Lace. Aroma is overwhelmingly fresh: hay, cereal, floral hops, basement aromas, and alcohol. Taste is heavily weighted towards sour/bitter but still delicious. Palate is near perfection. Its really good. Oh, 12.26.14

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barnacle_Ed (51) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
First time picking up this much-praised brew, 12/26/2014 edition. Finally understand what all the fuss is about; Extremely fresh and hoppy, all around just awesome. If youre an IPA fan you owe it to yourself to pick this one up!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a nice gold color. Has decent lacing and smells glorious. Tastes hoppy and floral. A good ipa and one that I would seek out in the future!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Enjoy By 12-26-14 bottled 11-21-14. Consumed 11-26-14. This is a great experience. This is the third release that Ive had but thus has been my favorite. By far the most fresh. Impossible to get more fresh in NY I imagine. Lots of dank catpiss pine citrus yummyness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5307) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2014
650 ml. 12/26/14 version, bottled 11/13/14. Beautiful golden-amber body has long legs and a creamy disc of foam. Juicy orange and mango aroma with an undercurrent of resiny evergreen and minty herb. Flavors of peach, papaya, lemon-honey and bubblegum followed by a big finish of woody resin and mint. Not much of a balance as the wooden and bitter herby hops quickly become the dominant force, but after all thats the point of this beer. Medium-heavy body shows none of the abv and has a pleasingly smooth medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kespecial (246) - - NOV 25, 2014
12/26/14 on draft at Catos in Oakland. This is probably the 4th version in the series Ive had, and while other reviews attempt to parse the fine distinctions between the batches, I must say I remember them all as pretty much identical and uniformly delicious. A big, hoppy, citrusy west coast IPA; up there with Pliny the Elder and a few others as my favorite of the style. Bright clear orange in appearance with small white head. Smell of pine and lemon. An initial sweet, sticky resin on the palate followed by a refreshing dry finish. Hops hops hops. Extremely drinkable for the abv. Nice as an opening pint to start the evening before switching to something more sessionable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at Beer Culture in NYC. Appears crystal clear with a golden hue and a tiny white head. Pure hop aroma and flavor. Packs a lot of alcohol yet very drinkable. Flavor is a nice (really, perfect) balance between sweetness and hoppiness. I am not a big fan of IPAs but this one is great.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Another perfect brand from this co. Super nice hoppy aroma that covers the spectrum from pine to grapefruit. Taste matches perfect body and clarity. Awesome

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoganL166 (25) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Enjoy by 12-26-14 poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden orange with a thick white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of hops, resin, citrus and herbs. Taste is clean hops that leave a really clean finish. Texture is nice and not oily at all. Darn good IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a clear gold. Thin white head. Aroma is malty and some citrus. Really nice beer. This was the 12-26-14 version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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