Bebum (297) - - 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 (109) - 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 (118) - - 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.
MattH (644) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle enjoy by 7/4/14. Light amber pour with a long lasting half inch white head. Strong hoppy aroma. Taste is a little sweet at first but becomes more bitter as you continue to drink. Carbonation is light and body is medium to heavy.
beerbaaron (1222) - Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Enjoy by 7/4/14 Really enjoyed this draft over the bottle I had the other week. Clear medium orange amber with a big frothy lasting white head. Big hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor. Lighter full body. Big fresh pine. Dank. Grapefruit. Floral. Some tropical. Caramel. Fair sweetness to balance the firm bitterness. Oily and soft. Palate adjusts after a few sips, but finish maintains its strong bitter hoppy character. Surprisingly smooth for its size, no booze. Really excellent.
swesson (223) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Parry's. Orange-copper colored body. Bright, white head. Smells of pine, citrus, and hops. Very fresh hop taste.
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jefcon (1382) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops with dirt on ’em. Sour apricot, bitter grapefruit. A bit of woodsy smoky malt. Long, bitter finish. Jammy, fruity, dry, complicated fruit and hops. I can taste the rhizomes, it’s so fresh.