Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Richmond 19th, Enjoy by 2/15/13 batch. Light orange, aroma is shockingly almost exactly like tomato vine. Flavor is green hop, just a blast of it. Bitter finish. Quite unique. Definitely memorable, a standout in the tasting. RERATE - Just had the 2/14/14 version - I think even better. Aroma was pure fruit hops this time around, just a load of grapefruit and tangerine. Flavor matched, a fantastic hop showcase. Notched up about .4. RERATE: 7/4/14 version from growler from The Wink. Felt like this was a touch sweeter, and the hops more floral and earthy, with citrus present but more balanced. Good brew, but not quite the same. Holding on to old score in hopes that it rebounds but would have come down by about .4 again.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of 2-15-13 from the coop. Aroma was amazing in the first five seconds...almost like the Younger. Took a drink...it was awesome, then it took an absolute nose dive towards bitter. Signature bitter Stone hops washed over this one like a tidal wave. Came back a little, but I'm not that impressed. I liked Simtra better, and the Elder blows it away. Uh, buh-bye.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gasoline, lots of pine, and melons on the nose. Really hot straight out of the bottle, needed to warm up a bit and once it did it became a hop lovers dream. This is an outstanding double IPA!
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Smokin’ Joe’s. Enjoy by 2-15-13. Terrific fresh hop aromas. Grass, pine, bitter citrus peel, apricot … heavenly. Very funky with ozone and bong water. Deep amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts lightly sweet, funky with grass, resin, ozone, and rubber. Potent hop character throughout, with burnt brown sugar and creme brûlée sweet finish. Fairly smooth bitter after, very tasty.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, enjoy by 02-15-13. cooper colored pour, fresh hop aroma, sharp leafy resiny bitterness upfront. Citrus heavy, tongue scraping bitterness. great beer
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/15/13 bottle. I highly anticipated this and even took a picture of it with the space needle for the site. What i appreciate about this is that it abounds with hop flavor and aroma without the palate wrecking bitterness especially for a strong IIPA. Kudos. Alcohol well hidden. Bottomline, i’ve had a dozen of other double ipa’s with the same indistinguishable hop profile.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at M&V. Pours a clear burnished medium amber with a loose creamy white head. Big rindy nose--grapefruit rind and orange rind, pithy and a little earthy with plenty of caramel. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nice toasty caramel backbone with tons of fairly astringent, oily citric hops, heavy pithy rind presence, nice dark and tangy finish. Very good stuff for sure.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
EB 2-15-13 bombers from MSM and TB. Clear orange-gold pour with a short white head which fades to a persistent rim and leaves moderate lace. Nose is pine, mango, tangerines and berries. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Pine resin, ganja, oranges, grapefruit, caramel and tangerines. Finish is long, resinous and bitter, with a touch of biscuity sweetness. Lovely, but not quite as well-integrated as the best. Still, I’m hoovering up all the bottles I can find for me and my mates.
barn0216 (513) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.21.12 batch, so this review explicitly violates the whole idea of Enjoy By. That said...clear copper color, medium head, ok lacing, nothing to write home about. Aroma has a floral hop character with a touch of dankness but i imagine the aroma is somewhat faded. Still, it is pleasant in its current state. Flavor is resiny and grapefruit bitterness, with a hint of the malt backbone. Mostly sweet malt after taste. Some of the power is gone I suspect but overall this is sill an enjoyable brew even a month after the enjoy by date.
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 23rd, 2013 of Enjoy by 2-15-13.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma of piney hops, faint floral
Taste: Over medium bitterness, some floral hop, pine, faint orange citrus.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering piney aftertaste(yum), covers alcohol really well.
Summary: This is exactly what I want in a DIPA, only issue is I feel I could chug this thing. It really is a great beer, and hope the VA/DC/MD area gets more Enjoy By in the future.