ThreeCats (1013) - ISRAEL - JAN 13, 2018 BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I felt like opening this bottle today, I dunno why. . .
Really love this one-- my favorite Stone yet, by a good margin, and a notable IPA overall.
I know the whole marketing thing is "freshness" but if you would have handed this to be blind taste test, the first adjective out of my mouth would have been "fresh."
Also "clean"-- rarely have I tasted an IPA or I/DIPA that was as big as this, and still as well behaved. One sip and it’s throwing resiny peaches, gumballs and grapefruit at you. . . and then upon swallowing a nice sweetness seeps in, and it fades pretty quickly.
Remarkable also for almost no nose. Seriously, almost no smell whatsoever. Which seems like a miss, but the taste makes it a mere curiosity.
So glad I got to try this one today! Happy winter!
Hazy copper color with a long lasting head. Aroma very fruity, sugared papaya, and lychee. Taste fruity, full, bitter, lychee again as well as pear and canned fruit cocktail. Second mouthful reveled a good dose of grapefruit as well. Very nice beer, surprisingly drinkable given it's abv. mesacollier (36) - - DEC 21, 2017
Hoppy citrus aroma, hazy golden orange color, lacing that clings to the glass, strong hoppy flavor with citrus notes, clean smooth finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone IBUAromas6 (2) - - DEC 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 Definitely fresh tasting with a great scent. Smooth with a bit of a sweet flavor that didn’t quite feel right. Don’t think it was worth the $16 I had to pay in Korea. How much was the air freight?? Scipio (1274) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Enjoy By 12-25-17. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium, lingering white head. The aroma is very floral and consists of grapefruit, pine, lemon, and mild peach and tangerine. The taste has plenty of bitterness. Its still very floral, but now there is a solid herbal quality found. Strong in grapefruit with a complement of pine, as well as melon, biscuit, lime, and hints of caramel. Long grapefruit finish. Light to medium in body and with a slick texture. This is very easy drinking for a beer this potent. This is a classic. wiscobeerman (3) - Mukwonago, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2017 does not count
Quintessential IIIPA. Pine on the nose and warms tje heart and soul. Not to be missed on Xmas morn.
AjHtoma (16) - - DEC 2, 2017
Can. Pine and grapefruit, nice body, slightly sweet at first but bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjmoen (628) - - NOV 20, 2017
B. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Full disclosure, I had the 'enjoy by 10/31/17' on 11/20/17 so it's possible it's not at peak freshness. That being said, it's full of flavor and not too bitter. deanso (10277) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 6, 2017
Sample at Chiang Mai tasting, Stone Enjoy By 10.31.17 IPA.
Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Lovelt bitterness. Excellent ChrisOfstad (450) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 0,5 litre Bottle from Total Wine and Spirits, Laguna Hills. Golden with big head. Fruity, little alcohol taste! Nice!! HopsWarden20 (106) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2017
12 oz bottle @ Beijing China - Enjoy By 10.31.17 金色透明酒身 少量白色小颗 橙子 菠萝 柚子 荔枝 芒果等热带水 以及微焦糖香 仔细分辨有一 入口 依旧是浓重热 以及焦糖味道 苦味被很好的 回味前期是在 之后画风一转 变成IPA无法规避 持续时间很长 中等酒体 舌头能感受到 沙口感低 9.4%的酒精度也৷ 只有些许感受
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