pras (506) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! It isn’t often that something which has been built up lives up to the hype. This is an exception!
This beer is golden in color and has an aroma or citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) and pineyness. The flavor is bitter throughout. I am talking start to finish and even the aftertaste. The flavors in the aroma follow through to the beer. The aftertaste has a bitterness which is best described as the altoid peppermint bitterness. I have never experienced a bitterness like that in the aftertaste. It just lingers on the palate. The bitterness is in perfect balance with the backbone of the beer. It finishes nice and dry. The alcohol is completely masked. I really enjoyed this one. Probably one of the best if not the best beer I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Stone: Keep making beer like this and you will reign supreme!
Thanks Dave for the bottle!
RobertLiley1 (51) - - MAR 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA. Batch List: Enjoy By 09-21-12 Enjoy By 02-15-13 Enjoy By 02-14-14 Enjoy By 02-14-15 Enjoy By 11-09-12 Enjoy By 04-01-13 Enjoy By 04-20-14 Enjoy By 12-21-12 Enjoy By 04-20-13 Enjoy By 05-16-14 &n En By 05-17-13 Enjoy By 07-04-14 &n
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GrinchY2K (6) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
3.14.15 version. Superb. Nose is peaches, Caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel, citrus and resin.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 2/14/15 bomber. Pours a deep clear gold with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of bitter hops, grapefruit and Juicy Fruit gum. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops and perfume.
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pi Day 2015 enjoy by. Poured a clear gold/amber colour with a fluffy white head that left beautiful lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, and bready malts. Flavor is sweet grapefruit and caramel malts. Medium bodied, chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a moderate to assertive bitterness on the finish. 3rd from this series for me, 2nd best.
gregwilsonstl (1223) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy. Kinda sweet. Pretty average ipa. Tasted at Tim’s bottle share. Thanks bill.
can8ianben (1377) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So I fear that the version I had (which happened to be two days before its drink-by date) wasn’t as aromatic as it may have been when it was brewed. It was big, and overtly Stone (plenty of Cascade), but nothing that indicated/hinted that I was benefiting by drinking it when I did.
SteveOrz85 (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste date 3/12/15 almost a month past Enjoy By date..... Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip. Hazy golden color. One and a half finger white head. Aroma is full of hopes, floral, grass and primarily citrus. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Somewhat long, lightly bitter finish. Yet crisp.
Overall great beer. One of the better IPAs I have had, but IPAs are not my specialty.
pete4999 (1165) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. 3/14/15 version. This is a big boy, very heavy, very boozy. Definitely feels like a double....a lot "bigger" than I expected. Definitely had the hops and maybe a little bit of honey.
radiomgb (2445) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from El Cerrito Market & Liquor in Corona, California. Enjoy by 3.14.15. Clear golden orange in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma has lots of cirtus, pine, caramel, tropical fruits. Flavour is highly bitter, lot of oranges, grapefruit, chewy, pine. Finishes very long, hoppy, very bitter.
GRM (3175) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, 10.31.14 vintage, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: hops, orange, pine, light grapefruit, light tropical fruits; mouth: hops, orange, pine, light grapefruit, light tropical fruits, light astringency, dryness, dry finale in hops, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, millésime 10.31.14, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, orange, pin, léger pamplemousse, léger fruits tropicaux; bouche : houblon, orange, pin, léger pamplemousse, léger fruits tropicaux, légère astringence, sécheresse, finale sèche en houblon, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien