desurfer (1230) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at WOB Viera. 07-04-14 batch. Bright gold body with a smattering of white foam. Aroma loaded with hops, as is the flavor. Pine, citrus, and overall extremely fresh, earthy, herbal hops all over. A fresh hop lover’s delight; awesome!
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice and very fresh. Started off more citrus, grapefruit and pine, but it transitioned to a lot more tropical fruit as time passed and the beer warmed. The bitterness also intensified as it warmed. Hid alcohol decently for the high ABV. It was there but not unpleasant. Easy to drink. It went down easy for such a hoppy ale. Kept improving the warmer it became.
TECHNICAL: Drank Enjoy By 04-01-13 on 3/1/2013. Bottle. Poured a crystal clear, light to medium gold with an average, off-white head that kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma contained light caramel; heavy pine, resin, passion fruit, citrus and tropical fruit ( which became dominant by the end); light melon; and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily to nearly harshly bitter with a long duration. There was caramel and then tons of hops, more and more hops as it warmed, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, resinous hops, and even a little berry hops. Just all sorts of hops and lots of them all. THe medium body was oily and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a light alcoholic and slightly metallic finish.
UXO (468) - CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden amber with one finger of white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is huge pine resin hops and not much else. Taste is extremely mild, very little bitterness, and a sweet caramel malt base that isn’t apparent in the nose. Medium body and decent sustained carbonation, with an off-dry lingering bitter finish and a gentle warming.
This is the most mellow Enjoy By I’ve tried to date - which, let’s face it, is not necessarily what one looks for in a DIPA. As an aside, the hop profile is utterly dominated by pine resin, with no herbal or floral aspects - which is neither here nor there, but could be subject to personal preference. And it is one seriously sneaky brew: the large ABV is completely hidden by the softness of the flavour. This is a beer that pretends to be all sweetness and light, right up until it sucker punches you and rummages through your pockets for spare hops.
PapaSkeetSkeet (911) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7-04-2014 batch. Consumed 6-18-14. Light-gold with a few mm of white head. Aroma/flavor light pine after fresh rain with lemon rind. Some grainy notes. Medium-light body with moderate-coarse carbonation. A pretty good IPA but not nearly worth the hype. Maybe I need it fresher still. I will try to get more detailed notes up soon as this is admittedly relying a bit too much on memory.
BeerdedDave (626) - - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
07-04-14: nice, citrusy hop aroma; great, citrusy hop flavor; fairly light malt base
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber brought over by bro in law....thanks man u always find the good stone brews... Nose is pine and citrus....mouth is citrus hops and pine....really dry finish....quite good.....this one was enjoy by 07/04/14...
sloshgator (486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Enjoy By IPA (7/4/14) is a very good DIPA, but not the best I’ve had in this category. Moderate but nice floral aroma rising from a bright amber translucent pour with a quarter inch head that retains nicely. Taste has is citrus, pine and bubblegum notes with a healthy alcohol warmth with just enough bitterness so that the flavors aren’t knocked out. Enjoy By is fresh and definitely has hop character you will expect.
BeerO_Clock (11) - - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm enjoying the "07.04.14"
Plenty of hops -both on the nose and the palate. Plenty of booziness too, at 9.4%
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FestDecBeet (288) - - JUN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a golden color. Thick bright white head fading fast. Thick lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: extreme dank from over a foot away. Citrus fruits, bitter smell. Orange, lemons, pine. Flowers and juicy fruit bubblegum as it warms up. Very sweet smelling, bitterness has gone away.
Taste: not as bitter as the smell leads one to believe. Citrus fruits, lemons and oranges. Slight pepper. Pine on the back end. Definite dank cat pee flavor.
Feel: very light and crisp. Good carbonation. Leaves a thin film on your mouth.
Overall: not as extreme as I would think for such a strong beer. Very good beer, would definitely try again.
First drank: home 6/16/14
rmanzardo (4) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
07-04-14 Batch. Great nose and very nice palate and finish. Reminds me a lot of Zombie Dust.
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