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RATINGS: 1692   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rick_91709 (411) - USA - JUN 9, 2013
Enjoy By 7/4/13. Crystal clear gold with little head that lingers. Big piney aroma. Very hoppy taste, strong on the pine. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
derA (78) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2017
tap @ tap & bottle as enjoy by 4.20.17: well done DIPA from the west coast, nose is a good mix of citrus, tropical fruit and some pine, no individual flavor really stands out on its own but comes together quite nicely. Body is pretty full making for a chewy mouthfeel which is cut with enough bitterness to create a good balance. Finish is dank, for a lack of better descriptors but also quite a bit of tropical fruit. All in all this is a very well balanced, West Coast DIPA. Although its not my favorite style, this is a style-definition.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (116) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass, its a crystal-clear golden color with a small white head that initially laces, but then disappears. Aroma is strong citrus, pine and resin. Medium bitter. I anticipated more bitter, but its good. Medium body, carbonation is on the softer side, and lightly sticky on the lips. Long finish, dry on the palate. Surprisingly timid for an Imperial IPA with its ABV (9.4%).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2017
on tap pours a clear gold with thin white head aroma is grapefruit and orange zest taste follows with heavy hop finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerzrus (11) - - FEB 8, 2017
HOP IT UP Amazing IPA, One of the Best West Coast IPAs out there. Notes of citrus, pine, and resinous hops.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (481) - - JAN 5, 2017
Enjoy by 12-25-16. Pours a clear gold with thin white film head, and you can see the carbonation. Nose is phenomenal - pungent grapefruit. The taste is also heavy on grapefruit up front, with plenty of hip bite on the finish. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Enjoy by 25/12/16, consumed 21/12/16. Clear orange. Deep aromas of tropical hops, caramel, pine. Medium to robust bodied, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Dry hoppy and roasted flavors into an alcoholic finish. Very standard, though heavy.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1774) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Intense hoppy aroma of American and New World hops. Citrus, stone fruit, and flowers are all prominent. Slight grassy spiciness as well. Clean, subtle malt presence. No overt boozy character. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Flame orange hue; fairly hazy but Co2 visible. Large bright white froth retains and laces extremely well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Lightly sweet peach or other stone fruit (no pun intended) immediately. Citrusy hops follow with a slight orange juice flavor. Strong hop bite at the apex finishes with a dank bitterness. Low-to-medium caramel flavor and sweetness throughout the palette offers balance. Alcohol creates for smooth warming sensation and accentuates the malty sweetness. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body; well carbonated still rather viscous. Smooth but slightly sticky. A lingering resiny bitter aftertaste. The 9.4% ABV is subtle and not distracting. Very quaffable for such a strong brew. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Of course Stone is going to make a World Class DIPA. This is exactly what everyone wants and expects in the style and its great! 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 46/50


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (1144) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. (Enjoy by 12.25.16) Gold color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, pine. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple, floral notes, some dankness. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (786) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Aroma: lots of dankness with underlying citrus with a little bit of green onion; Appearance: clear orange pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose but with cleaner finish; Palate: medium body with long, lightly bitter finish; Overall: quite good, but not quite Trillium level.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (513) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 NOTES- I?m not going to influence this beers rating, and I thought all of the enjoy by were different (Im drinking by 12-25-16).... But maybe that was just me thinking the date had something to do tieh to... But I?m going to add one more rating and one more beer to my 2nd card at the forge.


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