KansaiBeerLvrs (3434) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. 11-12-13 version. A clear deep gold with a minimal head & medium body but somewhat oily. The aroma was pine, resin & dank. The taste is straight up bitter, pine, dank, boozy. Well made but too bitter for me, not my cup of tea.
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/12/13, pours from bottle orange with lively carbonation. Citrus and pine aromas. Reminded me of Hoptimum, but was slightly less hoppy and more drinkable. I really enjoyed this DIPA.
TylerGreenDC (599) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 On draft, 11-12-13 version. Aroma and flavor of stone fruit (mangoes with some if the tartness of apricot) with enough pine resin to keep it from being sweet. Finishes with a pale bit of thin chocolate malts. Pretty awesome.
KyotoLefty (7975) - 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 (214) - 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 (2128) - 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.