Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine, peach and hop pellets. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus fruity and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone gardens. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of peach, kiwi, malt, routines and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peach, kiwi, tropical fruits, bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
pdx76 (462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at baileys - pours a nice clear deep golden color. Nose is of pure hop. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is hop dominate. Definitely not for the bud lovers!
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Jamestdavisjr (7) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Belated review of the 4/15. Amazing. One if the best west coast IPAs I've ever had. Had on tap in western MA. Flowery hops dominate just the way I like them to. Strong grapefruit smells and fresh cut grass. Very drinkable. Can't wait until my next run in with Enjoy By.
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beertholomeus (488) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Pours a golden amber color with creamy white head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aromas. Big hop flavor with citrus and malt notes. Medium light body and smooth hoppy finish.
bhiner41 (172) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of sweet floral hops, Apricot and slight pine. Heavy pine dry finish. This is the 9-13-13 batch. Golden in color, pours with thin head. Very lively mouth feel.
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ToddAA (3) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma very floral and earthy.
Full bodied on the palate.
Taste: Massive. All the flavors of a Stone IPA but very pronounced.
Pine and grapefruit with more of a tangerine and melon flavor than other Stone IPA’s
Some heat but in a good way.
Overall this is an extraordinary beer.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Escondido, Ca - on tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - 9/13/13 edition. Medium copper pour, off white head, nice bubble action. Aroma is hoppy and resiny with plenty of spruce accents, a hint of spiciness and pineapple. Flavor is bittersweet with with plenty of juicy grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, some hard to pin down spiciness. Alcohol hidden well Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Pretty solid.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bottle. Pour is a somewhat thick looking, yet clear, orange with a big foamy head and aromas of resiny hops with a lot of sugary sweetness. Maybe a touch of tropical fruit in the nose, too. Flavor is heavily sweet and boozy with a crushing hops presence that screams "West Coast!" Hops are primarily resiny with some papaya and mango in there. The beer has both heavy hops and heavy residual sugar to make it interesting. That said, it doesn’t offer anything I would consider unique to the style. It’s a very solid and lovely DIPA, but not innovative and I was a little disappointed. Very good, but nothing that pushes the envelope.
Round two, with fresher bottle... not past expiration date. (Original rating was an older bottle, maybe a month past it’s Enjoy By date: 7, 4, 8, 4, 15.)
This bottle definitely has a better hop bite. Lots more resin than I remember from the first go round, but with a very nice Mosaic/Galaxy fruitiness... mango, passion fruit and pear... edge to it. Lovely...
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap (5-17-13). Pours a clear light golden color with a big white frothy head that lasts. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruits and citrus. Big pineapple and grapefruit, mango, vanilla, and pale malt. Taste is doughy, slight grassy and herbal bitterness, a bit of alcohol, pineapple and orange. Juicy and sweet yet balanced. A little resinous as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied and a nice mild lingering bitterness.