brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 9/13/13 version. Pours a translucent, golden orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Tons of of overly ripe pineapple, some grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, peach, more tropical fruit notes, pine, tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness from the malts. Taste starts with some bitterness, but more tropical and citrus fruits like pineapple, papaya, apricot, mangos, some floral qualities as well. Was already smooth on the front end, but then gets even smoother and creamier in the middle from the malts that somewhat balance it. Then finishes dry with more tropical and citrus fruits, as well as some pine qualities. Very smooth and crisp finish that cleans the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Has a slight sweetness throughout, which complements the hop characters and gives the hop flavors almost a gummy bear-like taste. High medium, oily body. No alcohol detected at all. From what I read, this beer is made with mostly flavoring hops and not many bittering hops. I agree with this, as there are just massive amounts of juicy fruits in this. Better than Ruination in my opinion. Well done. I may grab another one before it’s taken off the shelves!
asceticbrewer (59) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 4.20.15. 12oz into tulip. Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma is resinous, slightly herbal hop notes. Taste is crisp and bitter. Not as good as some of the other batches, but at the same time better than others.
nathan30533 (817) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA. Very fresh floral aroma and great balance with the combo of hops. This brew is clear and crisp for an IPA. Very, very enjoyable.
nothingbutIPAs (30) - Hillsborough, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle. 04/20/2015 date. this series is about as good as it gets. normally have had this on draft or in the 22oz bottles. outside of the yellowish appearance there is really no critique I can make of this. smell is not a strong hop smell which I prefer, but the taste is full of hops. definitely one of the top beers in the world IMO.
RobertLiley1 (54) - - 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 (1228) - 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 (1379) - 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 (37) - 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.