1evil1 (3) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big bold citrus hops with a nice mellow lingering bitterness. Big and beautiful. Well done
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer several times - both bottle and tap. Always delicious. Pours a light copper with white head. Nose and flavor is tons of citrus and floral. Just wish it wasn’t so high in alcohol.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh no. I am enjoying this beer after 4/20. I have failed Stone Brewing Company. Pours an orange color with a great citrus atoms. Some great hop and pine flavors mixed with some grapefruit. I like this beer!
VoodooBear (46) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with the 05/16/14 "Enjoy By" date right on the label. Served in a Sam Adams pint glass.
Appearance: Perfect clear, bright, gold color. It develops a robust head that quickly goes away and leaves just a thin ring. The lacing is incredible, covering the whole glass and slowly sliding away.
Smell: Big citrus, hop aromas of pine, grapefruit and spices attack the nose. The smell is very good and very important to the overall experience.
Taste: The citrusy grapefruit taste is right at the front along with some pine and spicy pepper notes. There’s also an alcohol sting at the end thanks to a 9.4% ABV that gets stronger and more noticeable as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. It’s smooth and very refreshing when cold. It only gets smoother as it warms up.
Overall: It was a big deal for Puerto Rico’s craft beer scene getting this. Believe the hype, it’s simply incredible in every aspect. Hophead or not, you need to give this beer a try. It should be noted that in order for this beer to be enjoyed fully it should be had slowly. The taste and texture both change the warmer it gets.
Hopster34 (1) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious. The only thing I’d mention is watch out because of the abv. It’s delicious and is worth getting just to smell it. I might have smelled more than sipped.
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle of Enjoy By 4/20/14. Cracked this open on 4/19/14, so just within the bell! They label this as ’devastatingly dank’ - which is no joke. Sweet fruit and honey taste to this. Hop profile is pleasingly strong but not overwhelming - this is a true crowd pleaser and is eminently drinkable at over 9%. In a strong field of double IPAs this beer takes itself to a top level with the balance in essence here.
lb4lb (2458) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with beige head. Smell is orange and grapefruit, and hoppy with maybe light booze showing up. Taste is orange fruity bittersweet hops. Full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty smooth and neither dry or syrupy. Pretty good.
Thebullshornbar (71) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An absolutely well balanced Imperial ipa that is musty in the freshest way. The nose gives away the dank resin, piney, minty hops, and sugary cereal notes, that all find themselves present in the on tongue. Hints of lavender, grapefruit, and fresh cut flowers peak through on the palate to balance the deeper notes. Overall this is a well conceived beer that is hard not to drink before said date.
TomTron (363) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden, yellow with a soapy, white head. Lots of citrus in the nose. Definitely the most fresh tasting brew I’ve tried. After a few sips it’s almost like it’s leaving a sticky resin on my teeth. Stone isn’t afraid to make a hoppy beer and this one is no exception, definitely an experience. Get your hands on any one of the releases if you can, it’s worth it.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoy By 4/20/14; $8.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours golden with a golden-white head. Smells of luscious pine, grapefruit, and melon. Yummy as hell: grapefruit peel, orange peel, pine, and soap.