PhillyCraft (5752) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a good 3-4 years back. Poured hazy orange with big head. Aromas and flavor were citrus, penny, malt, and stale pineapple. I think this was sitting on my local liquor store shelf for a good year or more.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Believe the bottle is well past it's prime. Has some funky sweet pineapple scents. Taste is some sweet citrus, some pine, pretty easy drinking with some musty notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a 6 year old bottle of double IPA, not too bad at all! Aroma has fallen off for sure to some dead malts, no more hops. The flavor has stayed quite nice though, hops have fallen off but there are sweet smooth malts on the palate.
jimrahm (8) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dry hopped, malty, thick copper color, nice foam head and a bit of fruit, looks like another great seasonal from Stone. Enjoy
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity as hell. Love it. Hoppy and bitter buy nnot offensive. Amazing beer
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to good head/lacing; copper-orange color. Big citrus/pine aroma. Taste - WWOOWW!! Strong hops blend together perfectly with some sweet and spicy malts leaving a taste that lingers and lingers. Some mouth and nose burning alcohol presence adds to its strength. Even with all the bold flavor, it still somehow seems amazingly smooth, as some reviewers have noted. Another remarkable effort by Stone.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle drank on 12/12/11. Pours a dark amber almost a ruby red. Think white head a bit of carb bubbles coming up to the top. Taste and smell caramel, roasty, resin, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, vanilla..Clear. On the higher end of sweet not to much bitter at all, maybe a bit salty. Really nice was surprised the way it tastes. Very heavy on the caramel taste and sweet with a bit of banana. Taste like a barley wine but a lighter one. Id have to say its come a long way from what it started out as but I really enjoy this one.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a well held tan head. Resin on the nose and good balance in the aroma. Malt could improve the balance. Some toasty bitterness on the finish. Overall really good.
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, drank 5/27/2011. Wow. Poured a amber/copper color, small white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma was mellowed over the years, notes of pine, touch of citrus. Flavor was smooth, malty, touch of bite left from the remaining hop notes. Aroma was no where near as good as the flavor was.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a tulip.
Pours a nice copper color with a small white head that diminishes pretty quickly. A bit murky. Average lacing. The nose brings forward a pretty heavy amount of bread, brown sugar, and caramel. A bit nutty as well. A bit doughy. The flavor continues on this path with a really nice amount of brown-sugar sweetness as well as light dark fruits and a bit of sherry character, likely from oxidation. Flavor is fairly lasting and the moderate sweetness carries things through nicely. Bitterness is light at this point, though still there. Medium body. This has really moved toward an english barleywine and it was quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-15-2011