TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Enjoy by 07.04.14) Consumed within two weeks of the "bottled on" date. Impressive for a NJ suburb considering the distance. The aroma was not a strong as anticipated. Like a mild pine breeze. The golden appearance is extremely clear (anticipated less filtering) but contains a thick persistent white head. The flavor is actually a very smooth. There is no missing the piney hops, but there is some sweetness for balance. Slight note of alcohol. Finishes slightly bitter. Very well crafted and great concept.
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 0704, bottled 05/28. Aroma is MASSIVE, pine, starfruit, grapes. Just awesome resiny and with a huge bite. This is a monster!
acearl (385) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7.4.14 clear golden pour with creamy white head, good lacing, smell tropical hops, passionfruit, somewhat sweet, medium body, very light carbonation, smooth, alcohol is pretty well hidden, tropical juice\punch but not over done and not too sweet, mild bitter lingering aftertaste that is a slight hinderance to this being great could be described as peppery which contradicts the the Hawaiian Punch, but overall very nice, definitely worth...
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 07-04-14 Slightly hazy deep golden with a full lasting sandy head. Big piney aroma, lots of resinous and a bit peppery hop bitterness. More on the bitter than the fresh hop flavor. Balanced well and a good, big, IPA
Bebum (292) - - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full body, rich and smooth, almost oily mouthfeel, intense flavor, spritzy, long palate.
Bitter but very well balanced by the malt.
Very hoppy in a herby style.
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andylavery (7) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoy By 07.04.14
Enjoyed on 6.11.14 6.12.14 and to be enjoyed again
This is the best IPA I’ve ever had. May even be the best beer I’ve had to this point. Huge nose of tropical fruits and subtle pine that cascade out of the glass. Flavor profile is tropical fruits and a really nice grapefruity bitterness that lingers for a while. I wouldn’t know this was 9.4% if the bottle didn’t tell me...the alcohol is hidden by the explosiveness of the beer’s tropical fruit flavors. This is a powerhouse adult beverage and should not be missed.
Tselloufc88 (104) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Petaluma Market. Enjoy by 07-04-14 edition. Pungent grapefruit aroma fills the room from this. Some alcoholic smell in there too. Massive grapefruit and peachy flavour with tonnes of bitterness they lives for a while. A touch of alcoholic burn in the finish which reminds you of the high strength. Tasty and incredibly fresh. Pleased I got to try this whilst in California.
Ctplt777 (106) - - JUN 12, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had a few glasses of the enjoy by 07-04-14 and was absolutely blown away by this beer. This is the perfect IPA. Stone knows how to make this style perfect. Flawless in fact. This is no exception. So much tropical fruit, piney resinous aroma fills the air. The taste is just nuts. So much going on here. Just incredible stuff. I don’t really get too excited about many beers, it takes a really good one to do that and this was a surprise. I had no idea what to expect going into this one and I was pleasantly surprised. Get this on tap and drink like 5.
Loktera (3) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fantastic beer. Mine was from the 7-4-14 batch. Strong, hoppy flavor, that lingers. Not terribly bitter, but just enough so you don’t forget it was there. Very planty, but not unpleasant. Nice aftertaste of rich hops. Very fresh.
bloodnok (14) - USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
it’s got a much milder dose of that smell from the goto ipa. much more to my
taste. the smell is lovely. taste is even better. very pleasantly bitter. nice
aftertaste, too. the abv is a bit high at 9.4% but it doesn’t taste medicinal.