kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as enjoy by 12-26-14. Yellow slightly hazy pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is peaches, mango, pine, citrus, outstanding. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, finishes slightly dry with bitterness, full bodied, medium carbonation. Outstanding DIPA.
rouhlas (1351) - GREECE - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle of "Enjoy By 12-26-14", thanks Alexi! Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, piney and floral, light citrusy, malty caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, hoppy piney, fruity, malty caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and quite bitter long finish. Easy drinkable for its alcohol.
hopbag (142) - - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always an excellent buy. Currently drinking the 12.26.14. I get citrus and apricot. Maybe Citra? But the hops are big and round, unlike many Citra beers. Light toasty malt, fairly bitter and tangy on balance. Full resinous mouthfeel.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deceptively light in body and color for a 9.4%, this beer was poured into a tulip and almost immediately you can detect the hops just billowing from the glass, Highly fragrant and dank. Resinous, piney hops piled on top of fruit forward grapefruit and tangerine. This one’s an absolute onslaught of hops on the palate. Usually for an IIPA this big you’d expect some perceptive and somewhat overpowering malt backbone to restrain the profile but this one doesn’t hide its intent to glorify the hop. Could see how things might go south quickly if Enjoy By is not consumed fresh and flavors begin to morph. Firm bittnerness throughout. Bright, sappy pine flavors. Mildly chalky mouthfeel with a faint trace of alcoholic warmth. Not my every day choice but every once in a while? Sure.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have had this a few times, most recently a bottle of 12/26/14. Maybe once, it tasted the way I imagine the brewer intending it. But truly I don’t think any of them have failed to disappoint. Never that fresh bright hoppy clarity I crave in a strong IPA. I may try to pick one up in Pennsylvania next time around, one that has never been handled by Hunterdon Brewing. Not to cast aspersions, but the incidence of truly fresh IPAs in New Jersey is terribly rare. I can’t imagine what is happening with these beers that sees the hops seem so muted so early. Of course, maybe it’s me.
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-26-14 consumed on 12-7-14.
Gold color and fairly clear, excellent head. Fruity aroma with some sweet malt as well. Really quite yummy. The alcohol surprised me ... really an all round winner here.
One2remeber (189) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. EB 12.26.14
Resinous, pineapple, mild booze, simple bready malt.
Flavors taste washed out, solid, warming finish.
RickTheRick (655) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorée et plutôt claire, une mousse onctueuse tient en place longuement et laisse une belle dentelle collante derrière elle lorsqu’elle décide enfin de quitter. Le bouquet me rappelle une salade de fruits estivale, alors que les pêches et le cantaloup dominent outrageusement au nez. Quelques effluves gazonnées se frayent un chemin jusqu’à mes narines également. Cette impression fruitée et sucrée est reproduite en bouche et est combinée à des céréales mielleuses pour créer un breuvage qui se laisse boire à gorge déployée.
Hareball (10) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-26-15. Bottle. Big citrus nose. Not malt forward at all. It's really a perfect ipa. I love this series. This one is one of thee best of them I've tried.
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trapped (1456) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pale yellow with small white foamy head, lavender like hops aroma, medium carbonation, incredibly well balanced floral hoppy taste, hints of lavender, onion?, medium finish. Very fresh and nice IPA.