Pours clear with a half inch of white foam. Retention is normal at best while lacing leaves little to talk about.
Aroma is a bit beat down. This beer isn't at its prime. The hops, which you can tell were the highlight of the beer, have started to fade, leaving vegetal, dank hops in their wake. Citrus, floral and possibly pine hops were here once upon a time. Almost no sweetness.
Taste follows the nose. Little in the way of fresh hops. Hop oils breath deeply into the flavor. Bitterness is held in check, not killing the palate.
Medium body with the oils adding. Carbonation is medium. Dry.
Even though I drank it on the date it was too far gone. This one needs to be drank a week or two before the due date or suffer old hop wrath. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 15:10:53
Tasted: Friday, December 21, 2012
$7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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 label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. 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.
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