lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter and slightly sour hops. Smooth malt back. Rich copper color, smooth mouth feel.
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drjay44 (2158) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a particle laden amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, toffee/caramel......taste is grapefruit peel, bitter pine, light toffee/caramel with light sweetness, leading to a slightly harsh bitter hop finish......mouth feel medium, sticky, lightly astringent, slightly acid, alcohol hidden. This is a very typical I/DIPA in aromas and flavors. It is not quite as crisp as many, and does not have the malt complexity of the best. The result is the bittering hops are overly dominant, and the more delicate hop aromas and flavors are hidden. Finally the heavy layer of particles is a very significant flaw and could be from a poorly handled bottle or a brewery mistake. BJCP 7/0/13/4/6
natejgood (369) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with an white/orange head. Lots of tiny bubbles rush toward the head, which has good staying power and builds from the bottom. Nice aroma of piny hops and citrus. Taste of sweet hops in the mouth without being overly bitter. Pretty clean and crisp in the mouth, especially for a double IPA.
krumbum (70) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean amber appearance. wet marshy smell. Tasty the hops are balanced by the malts that reside on your tongue as the sip fades away.
BucannonXC5 (580) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: May 10, 2013
Consumed: May 10, 2013
Poured a honey orange murky color with two fingers of khaki white head. Nice foamy coat of lacing on the sides all the way down. Very good retention on the top as well.
Smelled wet Cascade hops, sweet floral hops and citrus hops (orange, tangerine and orange rind) with a thick malt and honey backbone.
Tasted a strong whiff of alcohol to start. Definitely not hidden. Seemed to then go right into a bitter finish. In between was earthy, grainy, bready malts with some citrus notes (still getting orange rind, tangerine and orange).
Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.
Not too bad, especially for the price. Pretty good value here. That being said, I am a bit sick as a rate this so maybe Iím just out of it.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, orangish appearance with an off white head. Somewhat earthy, herbal, a bit bitter, piney hoppy, caramel aroma. Fairly toasty malty, toffee, somewhat spicy, resiny, piney hoppy flavor. Ok but not my favorite.
3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 22oz. heavy sediment in the bottle is worrisome, but a careful pour results in a lightly hazed amber orange body with a fine-bubbled white head. a lot of high-acid American hops in the nose and flavor (pine sap, resin, citrus fruit, herbs) with moderate to heavy sweet malt (red apple, caramel / sweet toffee, toasted grains). yeast seems to mellow and round both the aroma and the flavor, so it has a pleasant doughiness and softness which works better with the raw / bitter hops and sweet malt than if this were filtered and/or force-carbonated. I get a distinct English ale yeast mustiness throughout (basement must, soil, moss, wood, etc.) that I find myself liking more and more, but thereís still a little too much raw hop harshness to make it work for me.
kaser (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Clear orange pour. Pine citrus and floral aroma. Hoppy. Sweet. Somewhat bitter. Fruity taste stands out. Loved it and not sure why it wasn't rated higher
alexsdad06 (3102) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo (August 2011). Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel, citrus, some butterscotch and a strange stinky cheese note. The flavor is earthy, grassy, bready malts, light caramel, some stinky cheese; gets drier as it warmed. I was not a fan.
SDalkoholic (1812) - Chula Vista, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Created a monstrous sizing of foamy head where as the liquid was a dense brass to medium gold appearance. As for the nose, a bold aroma of oily green hop pellets dominate the aroma but there is a scent of whole grain bready like malts that shine through. The flavor is bitter and metallic with sticky residue from hops drowning out the bready malts I picked up in the aroma; however, there is some hint towards honey oat or an organic flower such as hibiscus.
dwyerpg (4092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I loved this. Tons of hops, floral and citrus dominating from start to finish. Not too dry in the end but plenty of strength as well. Excellent.