pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2017 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.
Bottle 5.29.17: Drank it a little late but still good. Murky gold yellow with a white head. Wet hop with a barnyard aroma. Hop aftertaste. Thin body. Nate213 (4) - Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 5/29/17. What can I say? Another solid Enjoy By from Stone. Great flavor and great hop aroma. thomasrmielke (1) - - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
Bottle. Pours golden with a thin lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, light caramel and had some dankness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours golden with a thin lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, light caramel and had some dankness. donandres (592) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - AUG 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2017 22 ounce bottle from Costco
Sight: light amber, hazy, small foam
Smell: very fragrant, h0ppy
Taste: bitter, well balance
Feel: very good, long finish, nice bitter aftertaste
Overall: Excellent beer, something to look forward to
Beergaard (384) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2017
Good beer, good concept. Loads of citrus, tropical fruit and grass on the nose. Taste follows up with sharp pleasantly bitter hops. Some nice sweet alcoholic heat just before the bitterness kicks in. kajser27 (1922) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2017
Clear, orange-yellow colored, medium frothy white head, nice lacing and good lasting. Aroma is of pine, citrus, fruity, some pale and caramel malt, moderate+ aroma. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, medium+ pine, citrus and fruity hops, medium+ bitterness, dry finish. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily-resiny. Enjoyed a week after the date, some notes of age already noticeable.
(bottle, from Stone Berlin) MacNJ (103) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2017
This beer boggles my mind! It’s light, fresh, refreshing. It has a nose/taste of lemongrass and pepper. Seems like a crushable summer beer. When I worked at Flying Fish, Casey Hughes told me that an IPA is the hardest style to brew in order to strike that malt and hop balance. These guys are at the top of their game producing a beer at 9.4% without a hint of booze, whiskey, etc. There is nothing harsh about this brew. Goes down like a 6.5% ABV. Unbelievable. Cheers! cecedrake (75) - - JUL 9, 2017
Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Strong aroma of hops and grapefruit. . Absolutely delicious. tightslice (1383) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bright citrus, wet tropical islands. Taste is fresh citrus with a meaty fruit feel. Nothing too original here but Stone always seems to do it right.