ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber, poured into a Stone IPA stemmed glass. The aroma is initially a light citrus zest with a strong pine note and some bread touches. As it mellows out, a strong herbal marijuana note comes through with distinct tangerine and grapefruit citrus and some warm caramel notes. It pours a clear yellow - copper color with a frothy and rocky white head. A thick, fluffy ring is retained along with a near solid surface coverage. It leaves and above average amount of puffy, messy lace. The taste strikes an excellent balance between medium high bitter and sweet. The oily slick texture is accompanied by a soft, but lightly prickly, carbonation. The medium full body finishes with a juicy citrus a pine. Near the end of the bottle, the finish becomes more caramel in nature. It’s crisp and mostly clean. A dry pine and resin aftertaste stick around for a while with hints of bitter and sour citrus and some caramel.
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with medium foamy head and mega lacing. Not a big bouquet but tangy orangey citrus aroma. Taste - does taste fresh but didn't blow me away as I was hoping. Hops are a balance of floral, earthy, piney and tropical fruit. Has a resinous hop finish. All this bitterness is balanced atop a hefty caramel malt base. Real nice, only mildly dissappointed.
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Modularman (132) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of pine appearance is clear gold with fluffy white head, taste of pine with little lingering. You would never know this beer was over 9%
TXBadger (1705) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.4.14 pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and grapefruit very present on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more grapefruit.
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Enjoy By 07-04-14] - piney, citrus, pine cone like. This has been the easiest batch to get my hands on. The 9.4% alcohol is hardly noticeable. This version seemed to be less spicey to me. Still my fav double IPA.
lownote (181) - USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliant gold with a thin white head from tap. Super well balanced happy beer. Its so stone but doesn’t punch me in the face.
desurfer (1244) - 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 (601) - CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Pours clear pale gold with two fingers of white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is mango, pine resin, grapefruit, pale and caramel malt. (5/5) Taste is moderate sweet and moderate to strong bitter. (5/5) Medium body and decent sustained carbonation, with an off-dry building bitter finish and a gentle warming. (5/5)
Don’t tell me how to live my life, bottle! Even though this is ten days past the best by date, this is probably the the best Enjoy By I’ve tried so far. This is pretty much the perfect DIPA - the flavours are a wonderfully balanced combination of all the best hop characteristics, with just enough sweetness to balance out the huge bitterness that comes out on the finish. And like prior vintages, the high ABV is hidden to a truly impressive degree. Literally the only thing in this brew that could be improved is the head retention and lacing, which is a pretty minor aesthetic consideration. (19/20)
PapaSkeetSkeet (983) - 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.