hohops (545) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A special one for rating #500- Enjoy By 07.04.15. Appearance is light and golden, a little bit cloudy, an almost white bubbly head of about half a finger. Aroma- lots of it- tropical fruits, lemon, mango, orange, pine, grapefruit juice, an underlying sweet maltiness, hint of yeast, loads of hops. Taste- orange juice, pineapple, bitter orange peel, hop resins, tropical fruit juice, no hint of alcohol, there is a malty, caramel tinge in the background, less carbonation than expected. Oily mouthfeel, a very fruity, clingy finish. Outstanding.
BrewTom (465) - - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful light amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma is grass, lemon & lime. Thick mouthfeel for an IPA with balanced bitterness (not the hop bomb I was expecting). Some sweetness (crystal malts?) with light mango, grass & wood/earth taste. The taste disguises the strength. An exceptional IPA. Drunk on 3rd July 2015 (just in time!).
Rated by BrewTom
thb (753) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
07-04-15 edition enjoyed under the wire. Mostly clear bright orange with centimetre of vanilla coloured foam. First impression is tremendously aromatic, even through a head cold. Lots of resin, pine, grapefruit. Taste is big, to be sure, and very, very fruity. Bit of a boozy hit initially but it opens into a glorious citrus bomb. Remarkably little finish, oddly enough, but it keeps it from being too overpowering. If only all IPAs were this fresh!
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brassy golden, visible carbonation and a decent white cap that fades fast. Nose is brassy grapefruit and grassy sweetness. Unturned bitterness throughout, crisp and decadent without being genericly limey. Shakes of melon and the fleshiness of papaya and guava. Rich, inviting carbonation and a twisted sherbert buzz on the mouthfeel. Incredible dusting of earnest hop sweetness throughout, solid dry hopping ploofs towards the finish. Sweaty grapefruit linger with more of this intriguing lean sweetness.
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml brown bottle. Enjoy by 07.04.15 - bottled on 05/30/15. Yellow, hazy. Good sized white cap with lots of clinging lace. Aromas of grapefruit and orange, tropical fruit, pretty vibrant. Taste has grapefruit and some tropical notes and pine. Aftertaste is heavy on pine, with some fruitiness. Smooth for its strength, just a bit of the alcohol showing late. I liked this a lot.
simont1 (439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow, aroma of alcohol, grass, bitter grapefruit, mango, dried stonefruit. Taste is very messy, big booze, some malt and a disappointing bitterness with not too much aroma hops.
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a tangerine yellow, slight head. Citrus aromas. Grapefruit and other tangy citrus. Hoppy bitterness perfectly balanced with floral aromas and citrus flavors. A beautiful IPA!
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Value On Liquor Store, Vancouver
bottled 2015-05-30, enjoy by 2015-07-04
Hazy golden to light amber color. The aroma more than the flavor offers pungent, piney hops; the body is lean and the mouthfeel rather dry, yet it’s smooth; the malt is a bit biscuity although not exciting.
A good hop bomb. Initially I didn’t feel at all the high octane, it tastes like a regular modern IPA, extra points for this!
jc1762 (253) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dried mandarin orange with barely any foam.
The nose shows moderately intense citric orange and pineapple,
The body is full bodied with a barely perceivable IPA bitterness and a mellow fruit forwardness that makes for extremely easy drinking. A good malt support that neither interferes nor is it too weak to support the freshness of the hops.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 27, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I SAW A BEST BEERS IN A AMERCA LIST IN MAGAZINE AND (NO SUPRISE PLINY IS NUMBERE ONE!!! (BECAUSE IT’S THE BEST BEER AND NUMBER ONE!!!!) STONE ENOJY BY’S IS VERY HIGH ONE THE LIST TO AND I HAD TO TRY IT. IM BUY THES BEER AND WOW NO HOP SMELL OR FLAYVER. IT’S SAYS IPA ON THE LABEL BUT WHO DO THEY’RE OWN HOPS!!! THE LIST IN MAGAZINE SHOW HOW PLINY IS REAL NUMBER ONE. I THINK IT SINCE ENJOY BY AND SCULPINE ARE NOT CLOSE TO PLINY THAT PLINY SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE TWO THREE FOURE FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT AND THE. THE OTHER BEERS CAN START. ENJOY BY TRY’S TO BE PLINY BUTT ITS IS NOT EVEN CLOSE,