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RATINGS: 1710   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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- 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/10/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a freaking gorgeous golden amber shade with perfect clarity. The head is a three finger white shade. Everything is good here - retention, texture, and the lacing down the glass. This beer makes Sofia Vergara look like a damn horse in comparison. S: There is a distinct savory note from the hops that reminds me of onion/garlic. Otherwise, this one comes off as being bitter just from the nose alone; there is a lot of grapefruit peel, black pepper, mango, papaya, pine, and guava. It really smells damn great, but perhaps its not quite to my preference for an IPA. T: At first, theres some slight maltiness (in an earthy expression) before it finishes both dry and bitter. Transitioning between the vaguely citrusy opening and piny, bitter ending is a strong midtaste of onion and garlic; I actually like this portion of the flavor profile the best. But the biggest problem here is how boozy this one seems. Maybe its some of the earthy and oniony qualities coming through on the back end, but theres a real distinct sharp heat to it that doesnt strike me as being hop-derived. Certainly it feels every bit its 9.4% ABV. To be fair, this note helps to rein in the bitterness somewhat, so its not all bad, I guess. Ive got another one on standby that I plan to serve more chilled than this one - maybe this will tone down the booze some? Regardless, what a letdown. M: Typical Stone IPA: bone-dry, clean, astringent, and bitter as fuck. Well, maybe not as fuck, but it does have a good lingering bite to it. Something like this should be spectacularly drinkable - thanks to all the poorly concealed alcohol I taste here, Im reduced to vegging over this one for a moderate length of time. Drinkability is actually okay because the general feel is quite good - but then again, I expected something fantastically chuggable. O: I really thought this was going to be a world-class DIPA, but instead I find it kind of harsh and meh. I hate to say it, but this has nothing on some of the local DIPAs I can get fairly readily (Evolution Lot 6 DIPA and Troegs Perpetual IPA); and lets not talk about how badly Lagunitas Sucks pounds this one into submission. Absolutely worth trying, though - hell, I seem to be only one who doesnt love this. But Stone, unless the second bottle I drink manages to make me shit out rainbows and sunshine the way I expected this one to, you are back on my naughty list again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (546) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Pours a clear light golden color. About two fingers ivory head. Good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is tangerine, apricot, mango. Whoo, aroma burns my eyes. Hop resin.

Taste is kinda bitter. Some malt. Plenty of tropical fruit. Citrus, and pine. Hop resin. No alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. No alcohol. Smooth, but resinous.

Overall, its very good. Not as dank as what I expected. I would buy it again, and I would recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4707) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2017
20-APR-2017, as enjoy by 04.20.2017, @Stone Berlin, with Ulklbben on the "Then We Take Berlin Tour". Almost clear golden with a White, lasting, lacing head. Slight kerosene, fruit, alcohol. Sweet, full body West Coast style IIPA. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackBeerPG (570) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2017
Taste: complex flowery hops, dank and dry finish. Same with the nose. Amber color, slight haze, with a refined soft foam head and defined ringed lattice. Medium/full body. This was the "Enjoy By 4/20/17" version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (620) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
Enjoy by 20.04.17. Pours clear orange with small head. Aroma: very nice aroma of tropical fruit, coupled with nice dryness and a touch of pine. Very intense. Taste: nice dry but burstling with tropical flavors. Finish is dry with medium bitterness. Excellent, but given the fact that I had it on the due date I can imagine it already lost some aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4648) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2017
0.65l bottle @ Hotel Room. Sooo thirsty! This is a mild blurry darkish golden colored one, a nice medium sized just off-white head on the top leaving small lacings. Smells really inviting. Piney and kinda sticky. Lots of sweet red berries, spruces and mild birch. Its really strong and hoppy in the taste. Just above average on the carbonation and its nice sticky oily in the mouth. Lots and lots of flavor in this. Birchey pine, strong malty yet somehow balanced. Bitter marmalade hints and peel. Really really tasty, and this bottle went away scary quick. 11.06.2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2017
On tap enjoy by 4/20/17. Has all the right things going on for a excellent ipa. Very nice citrus aroma and taste is very smooth with spot on hop balance. Overall I was pleased with this beer😀

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (2114) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 14, 2017
Gylden kær skum hvid Citrus grape malt brød blomst græs Bitter Modrate sød lidt Oile blød 04.20.17 & home Med hjem fra USA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2732) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2017
4.20 edition. Huge stone fruit and tropical fruit but very well balanced. This is what stone should be doing all the time - making well balanced, big hoptastic beers, rather than the candy hops type beers they have been doing recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (3158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2017
Enjoy By 4.20.17 Clear golden-copper with a white head. Malty-earthy-fruity aroma and taste. Light to medium bodied. Lingering hop bitterness. Notes on tap at PJ Whelihans, Apr 17.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rumbero (79) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2017
Enjoy By 4/20/2017 - poured into IPA glass Aroma: soft layers of citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit), passion fruit and even guava. spicy, piney hop notes. these overwhelm any contribution from malt. but its fine. Appearance: pours deep golden by definition with an inch thick perfectly white frothy head. This beer is crystal clear and displays excellent lacing. close to perfect. Taste: following from the aroma, tropical fruits are all over, sweet slightly caramely malt flavors combined with full-on alpha acid attack bitterness which actually diminishes just slightly as beer warms. there is a faint alcohol warmth present which I dont remember detecting with previous versions. Palate: medium/full body. oily, resiny texture, high/crisp carbonation and pronounced astringency. Finishes sweet-ish and long... almost intense levels of bitterness lingering... Overall: not the most drinkable or best of the Enjoy Bys that Ive had. Pretty intense on the bittering but still a top notch DIPA. when you get compared to perfection... its a tough act to follow.

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