falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber. cloudy golden. white head with good retention. lime. bit of pine. honey. bitter undercurrents. slightly bristly. medium body. long finish.
Chenzo (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit cloudy, decent head. Smells of hops and yeast. Malty taste and nice hop taste. A slightly harsh finish.
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Got this on at Jungle Jim’s also. Poured nice with a big head. The most remarkable thing about this beer is the flavor that doesn’t stop once you have a drink. There is a lingering that is unique to IPA’s and this one is a supreme bitter taste with hints of fruit. I highly recommend this one to anyone wanting to try a great IPA.
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of British IPA’s to begin with but Stone is one of my favorite brewery and I wanted to like it. Graperfruity and grassy hops with a hint of funk. Very bitter, herby and slightly medicinal. A miss for me.
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 19, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, what a great IPA. The high ABV is masked by strong flavors. Drink slowly and share with a friend.
tim13 (11) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
21 ouncer, Old Philadelphia Ale House at 20th & Green (support your local beer dealer).
Nice concept. I was psyched when I read the description on the bottle and it didn’t disappoint. Succulent floral smell with a taste to match. Typically awesome offering from Stone.
zinvegas (10) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well balanced with the perfect amount of malt to juxtapose with the hops expected in a double IPA. I am not huge on West Coast IPAs, but I loved this one. Citrus and some sweetness on the tongue. Pours golden and clear, with a nice white foam> medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
Captain_Cab (10) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
medium bitterness, not overly impressed with this ipa. I usually want a face full of hops but was disappointed with aroma and taste.
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle: gentle hop smell, beautiful orange color and stiff white head. Taste was oily and heavy (dense) but in a good way. this is a smooth IPA perhaps because of the English hops not the tannin-like twang of American IPAs. I loved this.
theblindshaman (6) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a great, herby nose. The surprisingly light mouthfeel helps disguise the 8.9%ABV, though there is a pleasant heat on the the finish. The beer has a particularly thick, opaque appearance, and a nice light caramel color. Not terribly complex, but very easy to drink and enjoy. grass, herbs, golden, cloudy, minimal head, soft carbonation, medium bitterness