beersighted (134) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone Collaboration with Beachwood and Heretic, this DIPA uses new his varietals, Azacca, Belma, and HBC 342. A floral nose leads to a crystal clear IPA with a 1 inch frothy head. A balanced bitterness mingles with an original fruity flavor similar to citrus zest. Overall, solid, but not overly memorable.
FlacoAlto (4091) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled July 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a rich copper hue that shows a brilliantly clear, almost metalic, bright copper / gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice mix of hoppy fruit and herbal notes to it; specifics of guava, lychee, candied tangelo zest, lots of floral tropical fruit, as well as lighter notes of pine, woody herbs, a touch of pepper character.
A fuller mouthfeel easily characters an explosive hop fruitiness up front that ends with a lingering bitter, and herbal note. Ample guava, lots of lychee, bright kumquat zest, floral peach nectar, and spicy tropical fruit notes that moves into peppery notes that have a grassy, herbal edge that has a touch of hemp, spicy pine, mentholated rosemary, and concentrated herbal sap that provides quite a bit of spice character here. There is a touch of warming alcohol to the finish that accentuates the spicy and herbal notes. The body is just light enough to not be too much, it definitely has some chewiness and viscosity to it, but in the end the bitter herbal hops are able to thin things out in the finish.
Definitely a tasty IPA, this is definitely on the big side for me, a bit more and I would say it was too much.
MadIndian (2699) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SJ. Orange pour, with notes of caramel malt, pine, citrus. Finish was pine and grapefruit. The body was medium...good overall.
jsquire (3964) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with am attractive sticky of white head. Nose of pine and oxidized hops. This bottle says July 15 of 14 as the bottle date even though I bought it today. Flavors of old grapefruit, card board and pine over a thick caramel sweetness and doughy breadiness. I was hoping for more from this but this bottle seems lacking in the hop department.
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma makes this beer as most of stones do. Aroma is a bunch of grapefruit and lemon citrus. Malt back is evident even thigh it is hop forward. Really great collab!
ACHops (1083) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber served in a tulip glass. Pours hazy golden orange with medium thick fluffy white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, and juicy floral light citrusy hops. Taste is lightly sweet malt, then big juicy citrusy hops. Some pleasant resiny and lightly dank flavor there, but the citrus notes dominate. Some grapefruit but mostly orange, tangerine, and a bit of lemon. Slight lingering bitterness before finishing clean. Just another outstanding DIPA from Stone and Friends...
Iznogud (1560) - CROATIA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lord Hobo, Boston. Pours hazy golden with white head. Fruity juicy piney hop aroma. Fruity, citrus, hoppy, zesty, caramel. Lasting bitter finish.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pale golden with one finger head. Tastes like an average big IPA. Solidly constructed, but the hops are more bitter than flavorful. Booze is present, but not in your face. I have high hopes from Stone, and this didn’t quite deliver.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and summer fruit linger with grapefruit.
berntholer (1507) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
quite dense ivorywhite head that leaves structured lacing. pisyellow colour. aroma is bit garlicky and onionlike, picking up little more. taste very pronounced unpleasant bitterness, sweetish taste is a very long bitter aftertaste. medium body and carbonation. hmmm ... bottle 65cl