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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4173) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, just tan head. The beer is a pale copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich, concentrated gold hue when held up to the light. As I pour this I get a vibrant aromatic note of mango and lychee. A deeper inspection of the nose yields notes of definite lychee, guava, a slightly metallic hop note, some dank herbal notes that lean toward hemp-oils, aromatic grainy smelling brown pepper, this last has a dried herbal, not quite woody, herbal edge to it that is almost savory in character.

Dominantly hoppy up front, the beer has a perceived sweetness from the ample, fruity hop character, but this dries out substantially into the spicy, hop driven and bitter finish. Flavors of bright lychee, kumquat, guava, bright tangelo zest, and a dank, herbaceous, almost woody hop character that gets very pepper in the finish. The beer has a biting bitterness that is not overly sharp, especially for an IPA; this last is of course relative to todays over-hopped IPAs. Woody, almost cedar like, hop notes add to the dankness and there is just a touch of garlic-chive like character, and a touch of a metallic like note. The body is nice and light, yet has some texture and weight to it; enough to carry the hops, but not so much as to keep this from being quaffable.

Quite a nice IPA, vibrantly fresh, fruity, herbal, tasty and one of the best IPAs from Stone yet. I really like the balance between the expressive fruit character and the peppery, herbaceous character.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (204) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
Enjoy by 11.25.16, consumida el 11.10.16 APARIENCIA: de color amarillo/dorado con algunos destellos ambarinos a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una mediana alta actividad de carbonatacin. Corona de espuma color blanco de mediana retencin, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: destacan las notas ctricas y herbales, algo de cscara de toronja, mandarina, resina, dankness, adems algo ligeramente floral y frutal, como maracuy, dulzor de las maltas presentes. SABOR: de entrada un gusto ctrico y herbal de los lpulos, notas a cscara de toronja, mandarina, resina y dankness, algo floral, terroso y frutal como maracuy y algo dulce de las maltas como galleta neutra, sin mucha intensidad de sabor; el retrogusto queda un amargor medio bajo, seco y que queda ligeramente pegado al paladar. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio, se siente como si fuera jarabe, mediana carbonatacin. Sensacin ligeramente clida en garganta al pasar el lquida pero que no es nada agresiva. RESUMEN: una IPA que no ofrece mucho, plana.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkenYeti (9) - Montana, USA - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Fantastic IPA. I had enjoy by 10/31/16 with tangerine. Smooth with a obviously fruity finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (365) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2016
floral and pine aroma backed up by caramel malts,some sweet fruit..real nice appearance creamy foamy half inch head in a golden liquid with hints of copper,plentiful lacingtaste of tingly bitter and citrusy hops with just enough malt to make it smooth..slightly sticky on the palate otherwise full bodied plenty of carbonation long finish slightly dry..overall not a whole hell of a lot to complain about really delicious IPA even if I went way past the best by date (this was the 12 25 15 version today is 10 21 16)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
limbonicartbeer (39) - - OCT 9, 2016
Cerveza color ámbar turbio. Aromas a pino, cítricos y lúpulo. Al paladar se perciben notas a cítricos, lúpulos, cierto toque a pino y un amargor al inicio sutil que refuerza en el retrogusto. Excelente cerveza dentro de su estilo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4559) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Stone Enjoy By 07-04-15.
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, skunk, dank hops, citrus, malts and tropical fruits. Bitter flavour, hops, malts and pine. Finish bitter hops, pine, resin and tropical fruits.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015, which happened to be exactly on 4 July 2015. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justkoehn (114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head with strong lacing. Orange straw like color. Floral hoppy aroma. Sits lightly on the tongue with a bitter after taste. Very good DIPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (692) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
On tap at Hopcat in Madison. Yellow ale citrusy, hoppy fresh clean ale. Super good

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (241) - - AUG 18, 2016
When I finally got to pick up a bottle of this it was a momentous day. I kept my 4-20-16 bottle for a shelf ornament. Everything I could want in an IPA. Medium, clean crisp body. Orange hued golden body. Piggy white head. Pine and citrus hops that are Dank as dank can be. (Takes me back to a more experimental time)... Anyhow my favorite IPA release of all time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6440) - rebro, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
Sample from a large bottle at Bishops Arms rebro. This was 10-31-15. Hoppy smell with a malte base that made me think of sponge cake. Similar taste. Surprisingly hoppy. Very drinkable, even though the hops has faded some.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2532) - Rros, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
Golden with a white head - Good hop aroma with citrus - Good malt body to support a good hop profile that has citrus and bitterness - The hop and citrus goes into the finish - This was good


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