iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, $6.99 at OB Quik Stop. Clear medium amber with a one finger eggshell head. A bit of pine up front in the nose with a good amount of tropical fruit and berry (Nelson--is that you?) with a dash of lightly sweet biscuit malt. Flavor follows suit, adds some alcoholic spice, as expected. Stronger Nelson berry notes in the flavor. I’m happy to add that I’m not getting their house yeast in this, which is nice. Dunno if they used it or not, but I can’t taste it. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4 with the aforementioned warming alcohol. Nelson much more apparent as it warms, as well as fresh grassy dry hops. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Very tasty.
MIBRomeo (2449) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good not great. Lots of citrus sweeter grapefruit off golden pour nice pal pretty avg but lightly creamy. A slightly bitter finish. Above avg for sure not a 100% though.
drowland (5694) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/11/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots. Turd from shelf aroma. Barely made the date cutoff on this one. Almost waited a few days because fuck Stone. You heard me. Also, ScottPurchase is obviously an alias and plagiarizes texts in his rates. Okay, down to business, I guess. Super clear orange pour, slightly darker than orange, I guess, under a nice off-white head that sticks and laces well. Looks good, I suppose. Rich hop aroma, sweet and floral, very floral, with touches of dankness, resin, pine, and grapefruit zest. Surprisingly sweet flavor, malt definitely coming through, some sweet caramel and doughiness, mild balancing hop bitterness definitely shows up, but could use more in my book to help cut the sweet. The hop character accentuates the sweetness in many ways. Some juicy fruit aspects (literally, not the chewing gum), with orange and grapefruit popping out as well as earthy, green hops, pine, more floral and sweet aspects. The bitterness lingers on the tongue slightly and grapefruit pith sits on my tongue. Not bad.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap and a bottle, pours a nice bright yellow, aroma is piney and taste is nice sharp and bitter, overall quite enjoyable.
Pdowns916 (5) - Travis AFB, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoy by 12-13-13. Bomber to tulip, pours a copper with nice head. Smell is amazing with dank and pine, lots of citrus as well. This is my favorite beer! Different than the other Enjoy Bys. I wish this one was year round.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hondajunkie (76) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.13.13 bomber $5.49 bought on sale at Binnys (3rd one ;-) ) As of 12.7.13 they still had a few cases left. Stone definitely ramped up production on this one for it was readily available. Couldn’t believe it, as every other edition before was so hard to find/get.
Pours a cloudy golden color with a 1 finger head that settles quickly leaving a thin white ring and little sticky, bubbly islands floating about. Big pine notes followed by some malt & biscuit aromas on the nose. Great balance of malt, then a nice bite of hop bitterness. Awesome brew.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09.13.13 version. Pours a two finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Light hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is nearly sweet grapefruit and some pineapple, lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
OPIE788 (52) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This review is for the 12-13-13 because I was just recently talked in to rating beer. I’ve had all of them and this is the best one to me. Draft. Yellow color with a white head. Floral and citrus hop light in the nose. Bright bitter pine hop flavor. These are getting better.
fletchfighters (923) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Sheraton 4 points LAX
12.13 enjoy by
Clear Orange color, short white head. Some visible carbonation.
Bold nose. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Very forwards and aggressive.
Full of resin and bitterness. Touches of aspirin and a bit chalky though.
Nice but needs more balance
Oregon_butcher (38) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow color, good IPA carbonation, smells pungent of simcoe or summit, sweet dank like garlic. Taste is overwhelming dank hops to an excess. I love a hoppy beer but this is alittle odd.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Batch 12/13/13. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Piney, fruits, citrus, grape, hops and malts.