Butters (3778) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour. Citrusy tropical fruit tones. Bitterness picks up as an earthiness on the finish but overall very sweet. Not sure what the elderberries or corriander are doing here as I canít really pick them up? Iíd love to try the base beer for comparison. Pretty solid DIPA though.
biirusaikou (706) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy bouquet. Peach, apricot, weed, decent maltiness, smooth with a pretty clean finish. Another solid Stone brew, I can feel heavy rocking riffs of hoppiness.
vickvega82 (38) - Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque orange amber color with almost no head. Smells overwhelmingly piney. The flavor is all piney hops up front. Not too aggressive as far as IPAs go but aboust as aggressive as id like. Theres a little toasted malt taste on the back end but its pretty muted. I will say for the lvl of hops its pretty clean and smooth. It almost has a session IPA quality which you donít often get out of a 9%. If you like a beer that is a big slap of pine and orange peel to your mouth then youll enjoy this
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of flaked oats, dry bread, dried grapefruit pith, dirty earthy caramel. Medium body.
maneliquor (3126) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to old mate. Pours vibrant orange with a small, firm white cap on top. Nose is very much toffee biscuit, red berry tang and damp wood. Itís definitely old but smells solid. Taste is very much caramel, bright berries, mild pine, earthiness and a touch of zest and spice to finish. For how old it is, itís solid
Blairgus (2623) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 June 2014, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is grassy and light granola malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. pine hop bitterness. decent.
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber orange with a huge off white head. Aroma is mainly pine with some fruitiness - juicy fruit gum. Also slight spiciness and some malt in the aroma. Flavor has some, but not much bitterness, lots of pine resin. Some floral flavors. Some maltiness. Very clean and smooth. Not a ginormous beer, but a nice, drinkable DIPA. Very nice.
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($9.50): Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is full of citrus, berries, spice, and a heavy malt backbone. Taste is bitter, plenty of fruitiness. It was also somewhat sweet. Body was thicker than I would have liked. Aftertaste was long and sustained. I didnít really love this beer. I donít know if the bottle was old or if this beer is just not for me, but I did not have a great time drinking this.
BucannonXC5 (857) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 26, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 31, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on May 19, 2014
Poured a caramel, orange, hazy color with two fingers of khaki-white head. Above average-to-good semi-layered, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.92)
Smelled a whole mix of different flavors. First got a dose of earthy, rye hops. Then caramel, wet Cascade hops, citrus hops, coriander, floral hops, orange zest, tropical spices, mango, buttery malts and touch of soured fruit.
(Smell - 3.66)
Tasted pretty much like I thought it was going to, a lot like the nose. Earthy, grainy, rye hops, citrus hops, bitter orange rind, coriander, caramel, wet Cascade hops, floral hops, boozy, mango, tropical hops, tangerine rind, honey wheat, grassy notes and light buttery malts. (Taste - 3.77)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, boozy, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.62)
A decent IPA and a great beer for the value ($5.99). Iíd have this again, but I do prefer their pale ale. (Overall - 3.71)
3.73 84 B
johnnymusky (246) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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