KyotoLefty (6993) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11-12-13 version. Nice orange and resin nose, a bit old school, dank, stinky mangos. Very piny. Sweet, resinous, nice citrus, a bit too sweet and thick. Damn nice, though. Less interesting than I had hoped.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had the Enjoy By 05.17.13 and to be honest it was just good. I’d heard a ton about this beer and was really looking forward to this brew. Poured a bomber into a tulip, and the head dissipated rather quickly. The color was a perfect pale gold, and the head was a nice white/pale straw. The aroma didn’t do much for me, a touch of spice, and sweet and earthy/flowery smell. The taste isn’t as sweet as I was expecting and, although I appreciate west coast IPAs, this one didn’t really have the malt character to balance out the appreciable hops. After all of that being said, I did enjoy this Enjoy By, and will probably pic up one of them again, but likely in late fall if they put one out around then.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with minimal head. Aroma is fruity and resinous. Flavors of grapefruit and pine.
brewballs (210) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stone continues to put out the most overhyped and boring IPA’s ever! I can’t tell the difference between one or the other. Typical Stone. Foamy head. Hoppy. Tinny, cloying wash down. Bitter and easy to pin down. I like IPA’s by Sierra, like their Hoptimum or even Ballast Point. Definitely did not reinvent the wheel. Kinda keeps spinning in the same direction.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 11-12-13 on tap. Wow.......the first Stone beer I’ve enjoyed. Vibrant, hoppy, balanced, refreshing. An outstanding beer.
TheodoreRuxpin (7) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great concept...nice fresh beer. Looks great, has a very strong aroma and big flavor..
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Del Friscos, Charlotte and numerous other bottles. Yeah this is a really good beer. Smells like a hop, grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Taste is mind numbing. So easy to drink, absolutely no alcohol burn, dangerously easy to drink. Proof that aging beer is complete bullshit. I am sure someone will age a bottle and bring it out in 2023 for a tasting showing that they have the oldest (and in turn shittiest) beer in the house! Yay for no aging beers. Thanks Stone.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Enjoy By 11-12-13. Clear-ish golden with 1 cm white head. Aroma of citrus and some catpiss. Taste is crisp lemony grapefruit and pine. Very bitter and dry.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Enjoy By 10-25-13. Clear golden with a white head. Great weedy hoppy aroma full of fresh tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of fruity, weedy and piney hops, with some malt sweetness and a very bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very good and highly-drinkable for 9.4%.
chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly citrus-dominated IPA. I suppose that’s why it’s so fresh, but this is an intriguing beer. Quite bitter, very fruity with a sharp citrus finish, this beer is well worth checking out when available.