ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
04-01-13 edition. Pour is a very yellow, similiar to a lager. The aroma is overpowering hops, consuming. The taste is big all the way through. Hits you up front big, and follows. Big bitter taste in the finish. A decent iipa, but not as good as some of the others I have had.
kyrgyzbrewer (6) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
These comments are specifically towards the 4/01/13 batch. If you like hops on steroids, don’t bother. However, if you are hop geek, this maybe your ultimate beer. The hops are used so well for their flavor rather than just kicking you in the face. I consider this required drinking for any IPA drinker to really understand the value of hops.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours clear light orange with small white head. Beautiful aroma of pine and citrus. Taste malty sweetness replaced rapidly by the hops. Finish resolves very quickly considering the hop content. Mouthfeel full with a chill from the hops. Alcohol well hidden. I’m not a big IPA guy but this is well done.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Smell runs the gamete of hops. Citrus, pine, dank, fruity, and more dank. Sweet malts swirl. Taste is pow in your face hops with resin and dank coming to the forefront with the citrus tagging along. Booze is hidden. Moderate caramel maltiness. Very nice.
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber into a NOHO brewery vast stemmed dipa glass. enjoy by 4-1-13 on 3/9/13. Aroma is clean freshness, hops are fresh and strong, pine notes dominate, grapefruit lends in a hand, citrus takes a minimal stance with the pine freshness still overwhelming. such a clean drinker for a dipa, abv is pretty much not dectectable, and man this is a genuine brew as it feels it was just made. Color is meduim orange, bronzed peach and slight amber. Head doesnt retain that well, but the overarching cleanliness of this libation is exceeds all other ramifications. Easy mouthfeel with pine still ringing strong. It feels like a really good ipa, still had to fathom its a double. Glad I picked this one up and definately enjoyed it.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank the Enjoy By 04-01-13 IPA. Excellent IPA up there with Pliny! Up therewith Dreadnaught! Nice, dank aroma smells of pine and pot. All tongue consuming bitterness, met with a chalky nice aftertaste. Stone’s best!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 From the March 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ The 4/1/13 version. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a small soapy white head head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was very strong grapefruit with light orange and lemon and a touch of floral hops. The flavor was strong grapefruit and lemon with a strong bitter presence and a bit of bread underneath. Long bitter grapefruit and lemon finish. Medium body. Interesting.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Second batch Enjoy By 11.09.12. Bright orange color, super head and lace. Super juicy citrus and hops in the aroma, definite west coast. More citrus, pine, bitterness, typical west coast and typical stone. This is a good DIPA and I would expect nothing less from Stone. I sure hope we get another batch of this in Colorado at some point. Winner.
Serving type: bottle
Exhumed4u (1) - Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nuts, spruce, spruce, cheese, earthy, cheese, spruce, toast, toast, spruce, spruce, cheese, cheese, citrus
Pdubz05 (4) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My buddy turned me onto this beer. I'm glad he did. This enjoy by 4/1/13 was a great batch. This ipa tasted like a lite ipa even though it was over 9% abv. Great on the palate. Next time it's released I'd go get a case.
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