edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone must be re-making this one. Had a couple of bombers recently. Interesting double IPA. Has a unique maltiness that I can’t quite place. Good beer.
UncleKorm (1223) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a deep gold hue w/ large foamy head and sticky lacing. Moderate tropical aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are pineapple, graham cracker, piney and resinous hop, mango, and light toast. Medium bodied and light warmth to the finish.
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Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Pine and resin aromas. Clear copper with small off white head. Taste is piney, sticky, alcohol burn. Side to side with the 5 year and the 5 year carried the day.
Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Slightly cloudy Amber with a thick off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is dank pine resin, tropical fruit, and caramel. Taste is overripe tropical fruit, sweet citrus, caramel and honey. Thicker and juicy. Really awesome.
Iphonephan (6194) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits and some caramel. Bitter finish.
rxeight (2580) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. 8/18/16 date. Golden orange color. Aroma is hops. Slightly floral. Taste is a uniquely spicy floral hop medium bitterness. Strong caramel malt.
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Ray’s in Tosa, as part of the anniversary pack. Shared with bananabi11. 8/17/2016 bottle date so less than one month old. Orange amber pour, very clear, with a bit of an off-orange head. Hoppy nose. Pineapple. Other citrus. Pine. Overripe fruits. Some alcohol. The blend is solid. Finishes more bitter than bittersweet. Thanks Stone for re-releasing! 14
andrewje41 (2870) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 oz pour at City Beer, during their Stone 20th anniversary event. Oily copper golden pout with a thin fizz head. Hop heavy aroma from a distance with a noticeable booziness. A dominant tropical fruit profile. Full of pineapple. Some imperial heat to linger in the finish, but doesn’t overpower. Drinks nice as an overall. Solid stuff.
Karol (827) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped at the Stone tasting room in San Diego. Clear copper color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruits of the forest, citrus. Taste mirrors the aroma plus good bitter hops. Boozy, warming alcohol. Nice double IPA.
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from brewery in Escondido. Actually had the original version at Ston’e Winter Storm several years ago, but lost my notes from that time. I got heavily into craft beer around Stone’s 11th or 12th anniversary, so this was a little before my time. POURS a clear amber hue with one finger of white foam. AROMA of woody and piney hops, green tea, some bright citrus and tropical fruit notes, moving into additional notes of dank hops and cat piss. FLAVOR of mild pine resin, overripe tropical fruit (pineapple stands out), tangerine rind, all over a layer of sweet-ish honey malts that lends a nice balance here. Remarkably smooth and the big 10% is really well concealed here, lending this an air of drinkability that may not actually be there. No doubt a really big deal a decade ago when it first came out. And a big improvement over the 5th Anniversary that I had a few days ago. Stone’s encore series lets us see the evolution of the (D)IPA over the years. (586, 1042)
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had two nice glasses of this tonight at Bittercreek... Fresh and super tasty... Every bit as good as I remember it.... Bright pine and fruity.. tangerine citrus zest... just enough pale malt to balance... Bitter, but not overwhelming... incredibly drinkable given the big ABV. Huge winner 10 years later. Cannot wait for bottles of this to arrive in Boise.