JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small dense, just off-white head over hazy orange-yellow beer. Ureum!! Dry, ureum-rich (indeed, British) hops. Strawy, hay. Ureum seems to be volatile, less obvious after a moment, but it is really adaptation: leave the glass for a couple of minutes, and the smell returns in force. Dry bitter, other grains hints, even drier finish. Medium bodied, very slick, hopoils. Aftertaste shows the alcohol and... liquorice? Ureum is just too present to be really great. I fear that the American idea of "more is better" just doesn’t work for British hops, some of which indeed have this enormous amount of ureum-like components.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bomber 8/18/10). Dark gold color, with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Moderate floral hop aroma, with light citrus, malt, and grass. Flavor of the same, with light spicy hop character. Avg duration. Moderate bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
Vignale (1744) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En 9,5%-ig IIPA från Stone = Stora förväntningar. Ljusgul disig vätska med måttligt skum. Stor humledoft av färsk tropisk frukt. Vattnet är enligt texten på flaskan "burtonized". Gissar att det innebär att mineraler tillsatts vilket, kan uppfattas i smaken. Den är torr och friskt fruktig, gräs, lite pepprig. Inte alls så sötklibbig som en del DIP:or kan vara. Måttlig men tydlig beska åt grape med lång eftersmak. En mycket lyckad öl. Tänker på Alesmiths IPA där allt skruvats upp. Jästfällning i botten som var mycket drickbar.
beerbill (3248) - 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 (655) - 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 (418) - 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 (2086) - 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 (3992) - 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 (1055) - 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.