PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from my backlog: Pours a nice hazy glowing orange with a dense white head. Bright citrusy and biscuity aroma with an estery British yeast note. Crisp dry palate- herbaceous flavor- bright and zesty with a ton of bitterness. Quite dry with a nice bright hop zest and a gentle biscuit back. Well done.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Lazy Boy Saloon. Poured a cloudy golden with orange hues, medium off-white head, and notable lacing. Aroma is big citrus and piney hops with lemon zest most evident. Taste is caramel malt and citrus upfront before palatable bitterness takes over through the finish. Bitterness and citrus flavors linger on the palate. Enjoyable, but not nearly as drinkable and complex as Ruination 10th Anniversary.
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The fresh and piney hops leads me to a more "American" IPA, but this thing rocks. It ios perfect for all you hop heads. Oily and spicy, the malt is overshadowed by the wondrous hops.
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.03.2011
Aroma is rather hoppy with some exotic fruits and caramel. Flavour has rather bitter hops with exotic fruits, grapefruit and some caramel. Really bitter finish. Too sweet but good anyway.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as the ruination 10th. A lot more bitter in my opinion. Wouldn’t get it again.
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Spicey, floral, and lemony. This is a tasty IPA. Another winner from Stone.
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Seden.
Short biege head. Really clowdy light yellow color.
Extreme hop aroma that goes over into a overpowering not plesent hoppiness. The taste is much better with huge hop taste and fine bitterness and big body with some sweetness to balance the hops.
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a satan glass. A cloudy yellow color going towards an orange. Inch and half of white head.
Smell: Great citrus aroma, grapefruit and a sour, but good, smell in there too. It has a sharper smell than most IPAs.
Taste: Wow. The hop bitterness hits at the beginning and just keeps beating up those taste buds all the way to the end. Of course in the best way possible. I would expect nothing less from Stone. Then the hops just hang out for awhile in the aftertaste. You will not soon forget this.
A little softer, almost creamy, than expected. Still nice. Low carbonation.
Obviously the hopheads will love this, but I think it is also very approachable for the general beer public. I am not getting worn out drinking this IPA as some are apt to make me. Nice take on the "Emperial" word use.
Lilja (1781) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Frisk doft av tropiskt frukt. Smak av tropiskt frukt, honung lite metallisk med sparsmakad beska med en kryddig chutney känsla i eftersmaken, välbalanserad och därmed väldigt god.
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle marked June 2010. Pours a bright hazy yellow with large white head. Aroma is spicy and just a little fruity. Flavor is at first spicy and then citrusy bitter. Just a little bit of sweetness in this one and a long bitter dry finish. Full creamy mouthfeel. Lucky to find this one considering it was brewed two years ago. Pretty good.