VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with the 05/16/14 "Enjoy By" date right on the label. Served in a Sam Adams pint glass.
Appearance: Perfect clear, bright, gold color. It develops a robust head that quickly goes away and leaves just a thin ring. The lacing is incredible, covering the whole glass and slowly sliding away.
Smell: Big citrus, hop aromas of pine, grapefruit and spices attack the nose. The smell is very good and very important to the overall experience.
Taste: The citrusy grapefruit taste is right at the front along with some pine and spicy pepper notes. There’s also an alcohol sting at the end thanks to a 9.4% ABV that gets stronger and more noticeable as the beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. It’s smooth and very refreshing when cold. It only gets smoother as it warms up.
Overall: It was a big deal for Puerto Rico’s craft beer scene getting this. Believe the hype, it’s simply incredible in every aspect. Hophead or not, you need to give this beer a try. It should be noted that in order for this beer to be enjoyed fully it should be had slowly. The taste and texture both change the warmer it gets.
Pliny_SR (23) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft of EB 2/14/15 @ The Office on 1/23/15. Pours straw yellow with 1 finger of white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is strongly citrus with subtle tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit sticky. Palate is robustly citrus and resinous hops balanced nicely against the malt backbone and alcohol. Nicely balanced DIPA. Probably the best Enjoy By since the 4/20/14.
SlackerMads (1789) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here’s the first of the day, fellas! Bottle. Enjoy by 02.14.15. Clear yellow with a medium sized off white head showing good retention and lace. Pretty soft for its size and well balanced; not too sweet or overly bitter. The alcohol isn’t too aggressive either, it warms and gives a light sting on the gums. Sweet tropical fruits; peach, mango, pineapple, some green wooden notes and a bit of onion and white cheese as well, mostly in the nose and towards the finish. Very much hop driven but with enough body to carry it all. The finish is also well balanced and slowly fades. Very good example of the style and drinks well.
tricyclist (918) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really amazing beer all around. Nose is super bright citrus and clean, grass and loads of hops. Flavor is similar, again loads of hops, plenty of citrus and bitterness. Resinous as can be. I’m a big fan
mambossa (35) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2-14-15 batch. Pours golden, good head retention, medium carbonation. Aroma is nice and earthy-floral with sour citrus. Taste resembles smell, more fresh citrus lingering with nicely-sticky mouthfeel. Earthy-grassiness still present for great depth. Super enjoyable, alcohol hidden skillfully.
theswiftsa (11) - - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Enjoy By 14/02/2014. Aroma is citrus with pineapple notes. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Big citrus hops with bitterness upfront with a fading finish. Great to get this freshness in Perth, worth the price.
Beersiveknown (3442) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from brewdog brum
hazy burnished amber with. Nettley herbal bitterness, orange peel, pineapple, pithy, Hoppy bitterness. Dry pithy grapefruit
tone_leggett (12) - - JAN 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer, well rounded IPA. call it a gimmick or is it a person who has a passion for providing the best quality.. either way the beer works for me, only issue is the $$$ for one of these bad boys
vinhol (327) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mil bottle from park hotel big stone fruit aroma golden yellow with white head taste is smooth for such high abv $30 aud but to get this beer only 2 week after bottling in Australia it's going to cost
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a beer can glass on 12.16.14.
A: Very citrusy. Orange and pineapple. Juicy West Coast style.
A: Thin head. Hazy light orange body.
T: Pineapple dominates. Orange, honey, pine, and slight burnt biscuit are subtle.
O: It has the West Coast IIPA flavor for sure. It’s light on malt and the hops are strong.
wvhoran (379) - Tasmania, - JAN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Shared with Pat and Dad, 12 days from the date. Great to get this stuff so fresh in Australia, thanks to the guys at Saint John Launceston. Pours golden amber with a small white head. The aroma has lots of floral notes, pine, citrus (orange, grapefruit), some strong Columbus notes too (earthy, onion-y). Flavour is sweet with oranges, pine, toffee. Alcohol is perceptible but barely. Delicious.