Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid hop beer with a mastermind marketing campaign in the label! I have yet to really be able to tell a difference between the various batches, but I do love a fresh brew and this one is exactly that.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. 02-14-2014 batch. Slightly hazy amber gold color with a small creamy white head. Fresh citrus/pine aroma. Notes of scallions and spearmint as well. Huge pine hop flavor right out of the gate. Sweet malt flavor pales in comparison to the overwhelming in your face big pine hops character. More green onion and spearmint in the taste. Some notes of parsley and black pepper. This is truly for devotees of Lord Lupelin.
GSH1976 (241) - Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 02-14-14 Pours a surprisingly light golden color and is very clear with a decent amount of head that dissipated quickly leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is some pine and a little dankness with a hint of citrus but I have to admit it is somewhat disappointing. Taste is pine upfront then there is some bitter citrus. I can see why others have noted an onion flavor because it does seem to be there although very mild. The body is surprisingly light and the finish is dry. Stone puts out some good stuff but this was somewhat of a disappointment considering the praise it has received. I have been drinking a lot of Lagunitas Sucks lately and definitely would choose that hop profile over what is present in this particular Enjoy By. I might be way off base but there are some similarities between this and Dirt Wolf which also isn’t one of my favorites.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly disappointed by this one. Not as much of a bite as I was expecting. The taste is decent but nothing to write home about. Its worth a shot because I’m sure i’m in the minority on this one but for me i’m not that happy with it.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got my hands on some of this. Draft at Uber Tavern in Seattle. Rich gold, nice foam. Super fresh, clean, big hops. Simcoe-like aroma, tart copper hop. Big but juicy and fresh. Gorgeous beer
nj_BierMaven (118) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2-14-14. Grapefruit and pine aroma, not-quite-clear golden hue. Not much head, but decent carbonation, leaves a lacing on the glass. Resinous mouthfeel, I expected it to be more bitter but nicely balanced, malt not overpowering, can’t taste that it’s an Imperial strength brew. Delightful, good thing I only have one in the house because it’s too good to stop!
ScipioA (403) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a glowing orange/red with very little head. Fruity and earthy aromas wafting up out of the glass with surprisingly little alcohol for 9%. Very hoppy obviously, some pine, citrus, and pear flavors. It has sort of a spicy flavor to it, enhanced by the alcohol warmth. I made the mistake of reading a few reviews before drinking it, so I’m totally getting the onion tones. Thanks guys. Malt provides a clean sweet base. Overall really tasty IPA with an appealing gimmick that covers up a pretty impressive logistical feat. This was the Enjoy by 2/14/14, enjoyed on 1/24/14, bottled on 1/10/14
BroSpud (1909) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle of the 2-14-14 edition. This is kicking my @ss. Probably better if it had come in a smaller bottle and I did not drink it on an empty stomach but it is so tasty I can’t stop drinking it. In my mind this is basically the same as a dogfish head 90 minute plus 4. I like hops I like the dogfish 90 and I like this.
Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2-14-14 bomber. Golden pour with thin head. Bright, sweet nose. High carbonation for an imperial, also a little more balanced than I expected.
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JHeath99 (1522) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours transparent gold with a nice layer of off white head and good lacing. Aroma slightly citrus with subtle hops. Taste is pure Stone: up front bitterness (not as strong as some of their beers) that lasts longer than most with little peeks of piney wood and citrus.