Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/21 tapped 3 days ago in a tulip. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head and great lacing. Aroma is floral hops, grapefruit, orange, and light malt. Taste is bitter and fruity. Pine, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and smooth.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the Enjoy By 12-21-12 version.
The beer pours a clear yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange with some resin and a bit of pineapple thrown in. The flavor is similar. The orange and pineapple notes really come through nicely, adding a nice juicy flavor. There is also some biscuit malt to keep the bitterness from being too high. The alcohol is also a bit noticeable but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible nose of tropical fruits and citrus - Lots of mango, passionfruit and ruby red grapefruit, Taste is also tropical/citrus with pine needles and some malts finishing it up. Oily mouthfeel with a piny dry finish. Grab one if you can.
badpuppy69 (264) - orange, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Pours a gold color pillowy tight white head with great lacing on the glass. Aroma massive citrucy hops piney floral grapefruit and some slight caramel notes. Taste is massive hops with a slight barnyard hops funk to it. Slight caramel malt that balances the hops well enough to handle the dank hop character of this beer. Medium mouth feel that leaves a danky hop resin on your palate. This is in my top 5 favorites.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 9/13/13 version. Pours a translucent, golden orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Tons of of overly ripe pineapple, some grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, peach, more tropical fruit notes, pine, tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness from the malts. Taste starts with some bitterness, but more tropical and citrus fruits like pineapple, papaya, apricot, mangos, some floral qualities as well. Was already smooth on the front end, but then gets even smoother and creamier in the middle from the malts that somewhat balance it. Then finishes dry with more tropical and citrus fruits, as well as some pine qualities. Very smooth and crisp finish that cleans the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Has a slight sweetness throughout, which complements the hop characters and gives the hop flavors almost a gummy bear-like taste. High medium, oily body. No alcohol detected at all. From what I read, this beer is made with mostly flavoring hops and not many bittering hops. I agree with this, as there are just massive amounts of juicy fruits in this. Better than Ruination in my opinion. Well done. I may grab another one before it’s taken off the shelves!
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft.12/21. Pours a clear light orange with some white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is medium bitter, light sweer. Citrus, pine and caramel. Full bodied with a thick and sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long dinish. Great!
kaips1 (73) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a bottle of 12/21/12 , split 3 ways into brandy snifters. this had the smell of fresh resiny hops from the opening of the bottle. this is quite good and reminds me of the 10th anniversary ruination. the appearance is good clear golden stone ipa with a nice 1 finger white head. the taste wasne quite as good as the aroma, the hops leave this slightly astringent flavor and burn. and the back end of the sip is a bit classic stone "watery". other than those 2 complaints this is full of citrus, piney hop flavors with little malt presence. the palate is a nice medium body . overall this was a good buy and ill probably pick another one up just for kicks.
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle of the 12/21/12. Pours clear orange with whitehead. Aroma is citrus grapefruit, taste is citrus and grapefruit. Finish is clear, bit of alcohol hiding. Really good beer.
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle of the 12/21/12 enjoy by batch tasted on 11/23/12. It pours a brilliantly clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is very citrusy with some pine, onion and some backing notes of caramel and sweeter fruit. The flavor is really nice with a lot of pungent hops very oniony and piney with citrus. It’s balanced by some light hints of sweeter orange and grapefruit. The finish is strongly bitter with more of the pine and onion coming back. A little too much alcohol heat, and old school simcoe-like hoppiness but overall this is a very nice IIPA. Pretty easy to drink with just the right level of balance without sacrificing the potency of the hop profile.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottled serving of the Enjoy by 12:21:12 batch.
Pours a pale golden color with a respectable head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is big and pungent and hoppy, lots of melon hops, lots of dank hops, with some very light floral and garlicky notes.
The flavor is plenty bitter... very pleasantly so, and it gives you that great ol’ "tongue wrenching" sensation. Plenty of melon and citrus rind an enjoyable light spiciness and a touch of peppery character as well. All around this has a very nicely balanced hop profile.