theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 Bomber. Somewhat cloudy orange yellow pour with a big white head and quite a bit of settling. Really nice to look at it. Aroma is dry grass, sopping wet citrus and malt. The malt is the initial taste, rounds out to the citrus and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Great beer, too bad it was a one time deal. This is not as crisp / clean as Ruination, but it is certainly more complex.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle - 22 oz) We tried it knowing that there’d be a chance it had gone south, and sadly it had. Turned from what was probably a big IPA into a huge malt bomb. Wasn’t spoiled, just had literally no hops left.
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly balanced for a double IPA, especially one from Stone. Lots of bread malts partly balance out this citrus and resin beer.
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.....
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, courtesy of adnielsen. Thanks, I think. This thing has to be over 4 years old and boy could you taste the age on this one. Murky caramel pour with no head. Huge oxidation, cardboard, old malt and stale bread in the aroma. Taste is much the same, nasty cardboard, dirty earthy hops, and bread. Medium body with soft carbonation. If you still have one of these please drain pour it.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day via trade with pineypower. Pours a hazy orange appearance with no head. Very malty, caramel, oxidized, cardboard, herbal aroma. Flavor is again quite malty- the hops are completely gone at this point- and has some notes of citrus and toffee. This one is long gone but it was still interesting to try.
TEJA (1278) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Swoppy aroma but not resh more pungent. Strong alcoholic taste with balanced bitterness and much malty sweetness. A bitterness that lasts a long time and a huge body. A big beer but not as resh as I want my IPA’s or imp IPA’s.
edwardbass (498) - 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.
PhillyCraft (3166) - 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 (2078) - 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.
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Damico (2553) - 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.