alexsdad06 (8906) - Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. This is quite a bit lighter than expected. The aroma has a skunky quality that I have not experienced from Stone. Other notes include grassy, earthy, dry fruits, hints of citrus and cat urine. The combination is actually very interesting. The flavor is dry and bitter from the outset. Pale, bready malt with hay, floral notes, citrus influences, resiny character with more bitterness in the finish. There is no hint of the 9% alcohol. Medium bodied, dry, but very drinkable. This is an interesting beer that I would purchase again.
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Three quarters of a growler fill from charleston beer exchange -- they ran out on my pour and generously gave me the partial fill -- good peoples. Yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus and caramel. Really does taste like an amped up version of the ipa -- maybe a little more of a floral quality. Awesome stuff. The texture and finish are perfect. Getting a bomber to go for a more detailed rate.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from beer guy in NYC Penn Station (nicely kept secret). Awesome aroma of citrus, peach, some earth, wood. The appearance is a deep orange, hazy, white head. The flavor is citrus, wood, caramel, fruit. The finish starts like a dry wine wine, and slowly moves into a long resiny hop bittering. Medium thick in body, syrupy mouthfeel. Crazy beer, and very good.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden with white topping head. Understated aromas of the hops, the yeast. Mouthfeel a tad above average. A decent not over-the-top bitterness. Will try this again.
Bottle from Swoop Jones newly obtained case.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, big, thick, rocky white head that took a while to fall. Smells very dank, grassy, earthy, with herbs and spices. Upon first tasting this, I got hit by the fecal notes that I sometimes get when it comes to very "dank" hoppy beers, but I found that the beer really grew on me as it warmed, gaining a lot more pepperiness. This has a pretty strong caramelly malt sweetness, strongly earthy and herbal hops which have hints of rosemary and garlic shoots. A little weird, but fun to drink.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle.Pours a strange pale cloudy yellow with a fizzy yet foamy white head.Nose is herbal hops,grass and bread.Taste is bitter stinging hops with spicy and citrus notes as well.But bitter hops dominate this beer.As far as bitter IPA’s go this is world class.I prefer more balance but really appreciate the example of the style..
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Brick Store Pub. Quite a good IIPA. Pours a deep, cloudy orange with about a finger of fluffy white head. The aroma is strong hops, and the flavor follows. There are upfront hops, balanced somewhat in the middle, with a long bitter finish. It is fairly carbonated, and goes down very smooth.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light yellow with huge white head. floral and citrus hops to nose with a tough of alcohol. moderate to low carb for style. firm bitterness before a lot of floral and citrusy hops followed by some crystal sweetness and alcohol that provides only depth and some fruity esters. a very nice english ipa that displays the firm bitterness and malt presence of a good english style bitter but elevated to an ipa intensity
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber.Very lager like in appearance (clear pale), very not what I expected. Nose is heady, spiced out hopped goodness. Taste is a nice, spicy, subdued hop snap. Different, & good enough, to send me back the very next day for more.
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is feet, funky cheese, b.o., apricot, peach, iced tea, and biscuits. Hops are really stanky. Pours golden with a nice lasting head and lace. The flavor is also fully of stanky hops - funky cheeses, apricots, feet, b.o., peaches. Malt bill has iced tea, biscuits, and hints of caramel. Lingering funky hops. Enjoyable finish even though the descriptive words might not make it seem to be the case. Nice fruitiness as well. No hint of 9%.