boyntonliquors (11) - San Jose, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like Pliny? Yes, it must be the hops, they're like replicants in Harrison Ford's Blade Runner. Except Pliny is the bitch replicant, as beautiful as Darryl Hannah, but no match to Enjoy's bastard- bigger, stronger taste-ala Rutgers Hauer's masculine perfection of being purposeful and to the point. Even comes in a real DIPA serving container, an American bomber, not the Pliny foreign "pint" bottle, a half liter. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dmaurath (3) - - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminiscent of Pliny the Elder. This IPA is unusually clear but very refreshing with pine and citrus aromas. Enjoy cold and soon!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thornecb (4309) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Tropical fruit aromas. Sweet papaya and mango upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden with thin head. Great lacing. Aroma is fucking perfect. Tastes great. Slightly bitter finish. A+ beer.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 12.21.12 from bottle. Deep golden color. Very thin head, little lacing. Aromas of skunky herbs, matchstick, green onions, pine, and bitter grapefruit. On the palate, layers of bitter grapefruit, orange citrus, juicy stonefruit, and tropical nuances that linger elegantly. Fine carbonation. 9.4% alc. is well hidden as beer warms a bit. Little malt backbone. A beer more about balance, elegance and freshness, then power and strength. If I had to compare for reference, more like Blind Pig, then Pliny... Except with a stronger alcohol kick. We all need more of this on the market.. More often.. Visit the Stone website and vote for your area.. Cheers!
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay yes this is a hop monster and maybe even gimmicky but the idea of a super-fresh is pretty smart. 22oz bomber of the 12-21-12 batch drunk on 11-22.
Clear golden with tiny head. The nose is hugely hoppy. The body is light. Resiny front with a faintly sweet malts (almost grapey) and a clean bittersweet, slightly boozy finish.
Definitely unique and quite nice.
Peacehammer (616) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-21-12 batch, opened five days after bottling. pours beautiful clear gold, with about 3/4 finger of foamy white head. Hops in the air as soon as the bottle opens, thick pine and huge juicy grapefruit notes on the nose. Just incredible aroma. Incredible hop flavor, and a nice malt profile to carry those hops. Excellent balance of bittering hops, and flavor hops. No hint at all of the 9.4%. One of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.
brystmar (1191) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoy by 12/21/2012, just hit stores today. Can taste the freshness of the hops. Smooth hop aroma, piney, hints if booze too. A nicely constructed West Coast style IPA.
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very excited about this beer. Aromas of big hops, citrus and pine. Taste is similar with a strong hoppy front and some citrus and pine. Finish is lingering and shows a lot of different hop flavors. Grabbed a 2 litre growler to enjoy by tomorrow!
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear dark yellow with a fluffy white head. There might have been malt in this beer, but it doesn’t show at all. This one is all hop oil and resins to the aroma and the taste is nothing but lawn clippings and an aggressive bitter punch in the face. Not what I want in an IPA. I want balance and complexity. You won’t get that with this beer. However, if you like the loudest possible IPAs, then this is for you.