beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with lots of tan and white chunks floating about. Looks like somebody’s pond water experiment. The chunks stay suspended in the beer throughout and never settle. The aroma thankfully is pleasant despite this beer’s disturbing appearance. There is ample grapefruit with a bit of spiciness to it along with some alcohol vapors. The flavor begins with some malt, but that is quickly overrun by grapefruit pith hops bitterness that is quite assertive and lingers annoyingly on the palate. That combined with some jet-fuel heat from the alcohol make this beer generally an unpleasant experience. Avoid.
BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: poured a very cloudy straw color with a small white head. Aroma was surprisingly mild-piney hops mixed with yeast. Very deep palate, with a notable thickness. Found it to be mildly hoppy with a lot of biscuity yeast mixed in. I usually really like Stone’s brews, and reading the other desscriptions in the reviews leaves me wondering if I got a bad bottle...
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear chestnut pour under a tall dark tan head with a ton of lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, biscuits and pine resin. Quick citrus bite followed quickly by a strong bready note and a metallic, coppery kick. Exactly as advertised. An English REALLY Bitter. Surprisingly silky, clean texture and a very dry, bitter finish.
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bebida en tirador,bastante notas de alcohol ,turbia,no se si es por los lúpulos boadicea que no los conocía que no me ha gustado tanto como esperaba.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a pale yellow color with slight orange highlights that had a thin white head and left good blotchy lacing. Citrus grapefruit aromas alongside piney hops that stand out with a good malt presence and hints of grass. Taste is very nice piney hops upfront with citrus grapefruit that propels the overall bitterness and good sweet malts that balance out the hop bomb. Medium body with moderate amount of carbonation that had a great hop bitter finish that lingered on the palate.
unclemattie (3902) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone 14th Anniversary.
22oz bottle. Pours a solid opaque cloudiness, golden orange color, white rocky head of foam. Aroma of hops. Mostly the scent of earthier varieties. A touch of citrus, with a good amount of wooded forest in the autumn, and sweet biscuit malts. Tastes of sharp bitter American hops, nice West Coast (San Diego-style) bite. Kinda like biting into a grapefruit rind, although without alot of citrus. Finishes with a dry malt and a bit of white pepper spice. Very soft texture, perfect malt backbone, makes me want another sip, and then another,
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy. Some lemons and oranges. Slightly tart, very nice aroma overall. Taste is very hoppy as well with some tart citrus and lemon flavors. A good amount of pine and floral notes as well. The finish has some alcohol with a very earthy dry taste. Overall this is very flavorful. I’m not sure the combination of flavors is my favorite, but I like how the fruity notes are present. Overall a very nice ipa.
cleverlobo (299) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share with my father-in-law and my wife; hazy orange with medium white head; aroma-sweet, citrus, spice, cloves, pine and some other fruits I can’t quite identify; taste-medium sweetness, high bitterness, long-lasting, almost unpleasant. Very creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Interesting beer
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Hoppy nose, although coupled with interesting aromas of citrus and pear(?). Looks and smells more like a hefe than an IPA... I’m confused. Starts out on the sweet side, with bitterness and hops only creeping in towards the end (contrary to the description). Very strange beer, and certainly delicious in its own way... but not the IPA I was expecting.
Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Festival der Bierkulturen, Cologne, 14.05.2011
Pineapple yellow color, slightly cloudy, with high, fine-pored head. The smell is delicious of aroma hops-citrusy with a nice herbal note. Starts with a lot of aroma hops, citrussy, bitter, slightly herbaceous. Taste at first slightly medicinal, but this impression disappears very quickly. The aftertaste is very fruity and bitter, with grapefruit and hints of orange. The further course is slightly sweet, fruity hop aromas come through a lot. Very weighty IIPA!