radarsock (753) - Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch Number: 2/14/14. $8.50 for the full pint purchased at the Grog last Friday evening. Pours an effervescent gold with which fashioned a nonexistent, whitish ringed head looming atop. Smells and tastes of cotton, edamame, American hops, clementine peel, and sea salt. Bitey finish, which had also managed to explore plastic, buckwheat, and California yeast. Respectably potable and bone-dry. This is indeed a good DIPA, and and an even better representation of the style, but I feel like I’ve had this kind of DIPA before. Nothing outrageously unique, but it’s solid and wonderfully crafted, and to some people that’s all that matters.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. 2-14-14. Clear orange pour with a finger of white head. Citrus, pine, almond, spice. String carbonation. Medium body and creamy and slightly bitter and citrus finish. Hides the alcohol. Awesome
Howlader (389) - - FEB 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think it was 11-09-12. 22oz bottle, served in a pint glass. What a kick ass IPA.
gerbs001 (2) - olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
First sniffing this beer you will smell the wonderful hops that IPA drinkers can appreciate. The taste of this beer is delicious hops. Not overpowering hops but just pure deliciousness.
mstrcrwly (144) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Had it for 3rd time, this time on tap and it’s gotten better every time..2-14-14...Really nice gold/orange color..incredible aroma of tropical & citrus..tastes like it smells and lingers on palate well..great DIPA.
lefossoyeur (417) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 02-14-14. Clear golden with almost no head, just a very thin veil. Aroms is mostly grape, soapy with a touch herbal. Medium body, low carbonation, big Nelson sauvignon signature with lots of grape, grassiness and finishes on this grapy note. Not their best in this series of Enjoy By...
bursprak (248) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04.14.14. Extra aqcuired in a trade. Shared 22 oz bomber. Pours clear light bronze with a medium head. Nose is full of tropical fruits, peaches, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy/fruity upfront, again grapefruit and some passionfruits as well. After the refreshing start the bitterness really kicks in, like a punch in the face. Finishes really bitter with some sweet notes. Enjoyed it but a bit to bitter and unbalanced to rate it higher.
radio_nowhere (678) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 02-14-14 bomber into snifter glass, amber’ish golden color with off-white head. Aroma of strong dank citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and piney hops with slight malt sweetness. Taste is certainly a hop bitter hit, adding some earthiness to citrus/pine (resin) notes, some spiciness, slight nuttiness and light caramel malt sweetness. Medium body, low carbonation, dry, crisp, slightly oily with bitter hop finish. This lives up to the hype, great fresh hoppy DIPA.
Maxbier (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2.14.14 straw yellow color white head. Amazing floral piney aroma, great aroma with at least twice the intensity of your average IPA. malty sweetness balanced perfectly by Stones signature pine hop punch. The first sip out of the glass is great and with each sip it gets better and better. I like to pair beer with food, and I am sure this beer would pair nicely, but it would be unfair to your taste buds to focus on anything other than this IPA. Cleanse your palate pour and enjoy. they should call this one Ruination because it has ruined me for most other IPAs
islay (854) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Majority of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-29-14. Stone Enjoy By 02.14.14 IPA (consumed 2.5 weeks prior to enjoy by date). Very strong, superb, highly appetizing aroma features peach, pine, cat urine (not in a bad way), rhubarb, raspberry, peaches and cream, and apricot scents. A bit vegetal and fruity/floral in the smell. Complex, strong, and wonderful aroma. One of the best smelling beers I’ve ever encountered. Pours a clear, deep gold, the slightest bit orange. A ruby or copper hue. Shiny liquid. Small amount of beige head. Very appealing look. A little more interesting head would have earned the appearance a 5. Dry, hoppy taste features pine, lemon, lemon peel, orange, and apricot flavor elements. A sweet, creamy, sugary undertone. Shortbread cookie. A touch of alcohol in the taste. Spicy and bitingly dry finish. If I have any criticism of the flavor, it is that the beer may be a little too flavorful, if that is possible. Medium to heavy body. Crisp, quite lively, and a bit oily (in a good way) in the palate. Filling yet drinkable. Long, dry aftetaste that could stand to be even stronger. Superb palate effects. Stone Enjoy By 02.14.14 is a GREAT beer, one of the best I have ever had. I can’t ask for much better than this. I am blown away. It really is awesome. I would buy a case if I could somehow preserve the flavor. I had high hopes, and this beer just trounced them. It is a brilliant and beautiful beer. Frankly, I am going hard on it by giving it short of a perfect score.