Enwiebe (143) - - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/23/14. Bomber. Enjoy By 02/14/14. Pretty classic West coast IPA plus the alcohol punch. Somewhat surprisingly light hop nose. Could be I'm close to the EnjoyBy date. Piney citrus mouth with a somewhat boozy base.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldMrCrow (1867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bob’s, consumed same-day. ("By 02-14-14", on 01-23-14). If I’d read anything about this beer, or even read the abv on the bottle, I probably wouldn’t have bought it -- I’m that sick of DIPAs. But buy it I did, and it clearly isn’t going to get better with age.
Pours golden orange with a coarse white head in my tulip glass. Intense hop aroma: grapefruit pith and pine and TOO MUCH ONION. Must be some of them newfangled hops the kids are drinking these days -- the antipodal galaxy and nelson sauvin. The flavor more or less follows, malts taking a back seat, not too sweet, lots of hop oils late as one might expect from a Stone IIPA. Entirely reasonable, and it was no extra effort to finish a 22 of this stuff, but it’s not about to displace my go-to favorite, Sculpin.
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Clear orange gold. Malt, tropical fruit and maybe a hint of pine. Smooth and dangerously drinkable.
-- rated with beerbasher
Gamin (101) - - JAN 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful hop bomb! I greatly appreciate the blatant naming convention. Too many breweries abstract any sort of bottling date away from you yet Stone wears it on its sleeve. Aroma is straight hops, tipping more toward spice than grapefruit. Unbelievably clear in appearance which completely outclasses other beers in this category. Flavor follows the aroma closely. While using the word "balanced" with this beer feels a bit funny, it is actually more balanced than the other hop bombs out there like Heady Topper. I dig it.
malkyore (193) - - JAN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you’ve ever chewed on a whole cone hop, then you may have a good idea about what this beer is like. It’s sweet and hoppy beyond anything I’ve ever had, and just before this I had lagunitas sucks, which up until that point was the happiest beer I’ve ever had... Truly a great great beer, something that has definitely redefined what a double ipa should be for me.
Krej (104) - USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I got a bomber of Enjoy By 2.14.14. This is a delicious beer and probably one of my favorite double IPAs. It is extremely hoppy, probably one of the hoppiest beers I’ve tasted. You can’t taste the almost 10% alcohol at all and it goes down extremely smoothly. I think I might go back and buy another bottle or two of this. I love it.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: clear golden color, white head
S: passion fruit, pineapples, citrus
T: pine, grapefruit, citrus
M: thin, fizzy
O: top 5 favorite ipa all time. So dank and delicious
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful clear amber pour with a 1 inch thick head. Nice lacing! Smells of hop dankness! Perfect carbonation and medium DIPA mouthfeel. Tastes onion strong with the alcohol hidden very well. Drink by 02.14.14. Happy Valentines Day!
David_Wilcox (1) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This stuff is amazing! I feel younger, I can now dance like a star where before I couldn’t even stand up. My hair is growing back. My muscles are... oh never mind. Just discovered this beer tonight at Central Market and now that it’s gone I want to drive all the way back and pick up a few more before someone else discovers it and buys them all. Love it! Not too sweet, just the right amount of hops, good bite, great flavour, did I mention I love it?
Thewade (322) - USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 02.14.14. Superb IPA. Aroma is pine/spruce. Extremely hoppy (bitter after taste). That’s a good thing! 9.4% hidden well.