JohnGalt1 (457) - , Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one a couple of times but finally getting around to reviewing one of the last bottles left in my fridge... Picked this up at the COOP a couple weeks ago.. Pours a crystal clear golden with a short lived white head.
Nose is huge hop-forward tropical fruits with plenty of pithy citrus zest for so little malt backbone.. almost too much, but I really like it nonetheless.
This tastes like my idea of summertime brews! Very hoppy and still balanced.. bitterness melts back fast into the pithy hops with just enough melon and finishes back bitter with a dry pale maltiness...
Light body... nice bubble... incredibly drinkable especially for Stone..
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear light orange color with a fizzy and quickly receding white head. Nose is solidly hoppy, with citrus and lighter grassy notes. The taste is very similar. High acid hops add a lot of bitterness to this, but the underlying malt profile is light. Lingering bitterness is long lasting. I found the acrid bitterness and light body threw off the balance somewhat.
Defreni (2561) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Let kattepis men jeg fornemmer det ikke så tydelig. Pilsnergul klar med et lille skumhoved. Mundfylden er lidt tynd på denne ellers meget lækre og friske lille ipa. Lækker lille session.
ARH (337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, drank from bottle on Beer Train 2014. The aroma a sweet, juicy citrus with bread and a light candy/sugar note. There’s an abundant soapy head within the bottle that leaves a decent lacing, and I can tell the liquid is fairly clear, but can’t tell too much else through the bottle, Stone’s reputation gets them at least the medium rating in terms of appearance. It’s a medium high bitter with a medium sweetness to it. The body is surprisingly big for a session IPA - I’d say medium full - with a waxy slick texture and active carbonation. It finishes dry and clean with notes of pine, citrus peel and caramel syrup. The aftertaste is bitter and dry citrus, but it’s mellow.
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant clear yellow gold with a white sudsy head that quickly falls to a film.
Aroma: Bright citrus zest, skunky sativa strain medical marijuana. Those not familiar with that odor, I would say tropical fruit and a dash of cumin.
Taste: Quick punch of bitter ‘Stone’ hops, some spicy Euro hop bitterness, some citrus rind, crisp pale malt. Mineral water. Finishes earthy and bitter. Lingers well past the sip.
Mouthfeel: Thin, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: Since Enjoy By’s inception, I dreamt of an Enjoy By “Junior” for those evenings that I wanted to take it easy, or had to get up especially early the next day. This product completely met my expectations in that regard. It was refreshing, tasty, extraordinarily drinkable, almost too drinkable for someone so addicted to hops. As with all these new “Session IPAs”, please be very mindful of the bottle date code. There really isn’t much to this beer once the hops leave, and I hope I never live to find out what this beer is like old.
beerfest5 (1141) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright yellow, large rocky white head, leaves medium soapy lacing on the glass. Huge grapefruit and orange aroma. Taste doesn’t quite measure up to the aroma, slightly thin mouthfeel indicative of the style. One of the best session IPA’s out there.
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Date printed right on the curve and smudged past the point of being able to read. Fizzy and yellow, wish i still had that stone bastard glass with the fuzzy yellow beer is for sissies. Anyway this thing packs a pretty nice hop punch for only 4.5%. Strong grapefruit and lots of bitterness. Has a nice lasting bitter aftertaste. It’s bud light appearance is the only thing keeping it under a 4 for me, still Possibly a bit underrated on here. Not quite sure about the 11.99 price tag when the slightly better sidekick was right next to it for $2 cheaper. But at 4.5%, This one might be a better choice in a bar when you want to have a quick pint or two and then drive.
Ktwse (1898) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, overripe mango, slight funk.Taste is medium bitter, slightly fruity, light lingering bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bobar: Liquid appeared a golden elixir with a delicate foam cap head that reduced to an O-ring shape. Mild aroma of hops that does smell danky for a session beer but then again this is a session IPA and only a few companies have been making these over the past few years. The taste is bitter with a bite of citrus fruit peel such as orange and tangerine with sprinkles of lemon zest. A decent beer but not a realistic price of almost $12 for a freakin 6 pack.
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful Session IPA- I love this one and it is in stock in our fridge. Nice golden color, a bit of pine and hops nose and taste, a little bit citrus, not too hoppy, well balanced with a great refreshing aftertaste.
50belair (2174) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Milky yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop aromas. Weak second hand citrusy hop notes. Really a bit on the bland side. Lifeless with a very average body and mouthfeel.