lownote (206) - 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 (1245) - 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 (654) - 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 (997) - 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 (706) - - 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 (465) - 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 (520) - 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%
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FestDecBeet (386) - - 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