Some beers are meant to be cellared and aged. Not this one. Stone's Enjoy By 07.04.14 IPA isn't gonna go skunky, or just explode, on the 4th of July... but frankly, we didn't want to find out if it would, for some reason, explode. After seeing Die Hard 30 times, I know full well what broken glass can do. So I drank it right away.
Taken on its own, Enjoy By 07.04.14 is a damn fine beer that's rife with the bitter hoppiness you'd expect from a double IPA with about a bajillion different hops varieties. It possesses a frightening drinkability that belies its 9.4% kick. But, considering it's brewed in commemoration of the birth of the Greatest Damn Nation On Earth, how does Stone do in making us feel, you know, 'Murican? To find out, we paired Enjoy By 07.04.14 with three extremely patriotic activities that most Americans enjoy on Independence Day to see how it stacks up.