ajax4 (9) - USA - SEP 18, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange/copper, luscious head without being too bubbly. Heavier bodied IIPA with a sweetness on the finish to round out the monster hops on the nose.
jimrahm (6) - 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
Pancakes (5) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
hoppy - citrus, grapefruit, head - creamy, color - amber, finish - long, carbonation - soft
jeep1982 (4) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I’m not a fancy beer person. I basically pick top rated beers and give em a try ( or beers with cool labels). Usually with top rated I am not disappointed however this is the exception. This beer was had some citrus to it maybe a liquid dawn kinda taste?? Not exactly sure and a second swig I pour it out. So sad.....
Fordtech (4) - USA - APR 7, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a typical IPA. Very heady and dark. Too strong to really be considered an IPA. Some hops and lots of malt, too much malt for an IPA. Very good beer, for beer lovers. IPA afficionados may disagree.
BillN (3) - USA - DEC 17, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best beers ever brewed? Love this stuff, fresh hops, alcohol well hidden, strong, bold and flavorful, VIVA STONE!
alwayshalffull (3) - longview, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the best bottled ipa i have had to date
there are only 3 ipa’s that i like better and none of them are bottled
xsupple419x (3) - dickson city, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow what a beer. rich in the hops... great after taste.... strong and sweet flavor... 12.50$ a bottle well worth it
sjstraub (2) - Budd Lake, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tulip glass. Poured from a 22 oz bottle purchased in NYC in Dec.
Awesome aroma. Piney and very strong. Great tight bubbles from an small but stable head. Taste is similar to the smell. Smooth tasting beer, but a harsh hoppy after taste. Lingers in the mouth for quite some time.
adsynth (2) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
High gravity with 10% ABV, the balance is right on (akin to Stone’s Double Bastard).
The nose carries pine resins with more fruit than flower notes.
The color is darker than average IPA due to the toasted/roasted malts. Rusty amber.
The carbonation is lighter due to high ABV. (my type of low "carb" beer)
The taste is malt rich sherpa carrying a load of complex hops to the summit of your palate.
I can’t wait to cellar a few of these.