emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clean and sharp golden yellow with one finger of white head. Very fresh pour, as expected. Lots of fresh fruit and resin with citrus rind and oily hop notes. Very leafy and nuanced aroma. Very resinous and oily hop notes in the flavor, green and citrusy. Medium full body.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
10-25-13. Bomber from BevMo Santee. Pours a luscious dark amber. Plenty of fluffy white foam from an aggressive pour. Nose is an explosion of passion and citrus fruits with just hints of floral and pine qualities. Taste is all the nose suggested and more. Exquisite of sweet, fruity flavors, clean malt body, excellent bittering pine notes, and a lovely finish that caps off a palate that hides the ABV so, so well. Mouthfeel is just the right combo of creamy and oily and smooth. Amazing.
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2013 (Burlington, VT). Batch 08-02-2013. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe d’ananas et de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présende d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5104)
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Several bomber and draft pours over the past few months. I appreciate the forward thinking and creativity of Stone and that is why it’s one of the best craft breweries on the planet. Enjoy by is a great DIPA that is available year round -- a major bonus! Although it’s not my favorite Stone DIPA (Ruinten), Enjoy By has a great classic hop taste to it. I love the subtle yet complex bitterness. The grapefruit and line stick out on this one.
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid DIPA, nice, creamy, bitter, no big notes of alcohol; I loved it. Not sure why it need to be drank fresh, but I have enjoyed it, solid!
bpinard (2) - Old Field, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I drank this on 9/14 on tap. Today is my birthday. It is a devastatingly nice looking and tasty IPA. I?ve tried them all and this is the best. The most beautiful lacing I’ve ever seen.
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently drinking this 9/13/13 version on its last day of "freshness" . Aroma is very piney and hoppy. Pours a light amber with a very thin white head. Very citrusy taste, pine notes in there as well. Bitter throughout, but the finish is even more bitter. This is a quality DIPA offering, but I’m actually a little bit disappointed that I don’t like this as much as ruination. Perhaps this doesn’t have the sweetness or the smoothness to match ruination. Perhaps I’ll give another one of these a try when they’re fresh.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This really is a superior IPA. UP there with the Hill Farmsteads I recently had for sure. This beer brings serious game, and I’m just under the due date on my bottle. I can imagine what it’s like even fresher. Citrus, booze and sweet malt. Even some florals. Pours dark amber with good head and lacing. I prefer this to the ruination. Cheers to quick shipping power. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not being a brewer myself, I don’t quite understand this. I understand why cheap lagers would need a sell-by date, but I don’t get why a high abv/gravity beer like this is better off sold this way. I’ve had plenty of DIPAs that are great when aged and there’s plenty going on here to keep it lively. Even so, this was a compelling beer. The aroma was especially resplendent with grapefruit, big orange citrus, and floral veins. The flavor wasn’t all that, but was still extremely drinkable and balanced, with little hint of the alcohol. Solid body, too. Excellent. Batch 9-13-13. (on tap, Happy Gnome, St. Paul)
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit, pine, and grassy aroma. Love the fresh hop taste. Nice bitter finish. Great fresh flavors