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.
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.
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.
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
thebarracuda (5) - fairfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stone - 14th anniversary Emperial IPA. 8.9% - pours hazy orange with a frothy white head that when poured into the glass looks like unfiltered orange juice with whipped cream on top. Smells very floral and EXTREMELY hopped. Drinks smooth and initally lightly hopped which gives a quick pause to let you enjoy the light sweetness before the hops take over and wash over your tongue. they seem to change flavor by the second as it dries being bitter and yet sweet simultaneously. It leaves a lasting bitterness that begs "drink more". WOW. I REALLY like this beer.
beorn7676 (3) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright golden straw color with a bubbly pure white head. Looks very pleasing. Almost crystal clear. Aroma is piny, citrus, with a touch of yeast. Theirs a earthiness to the nose. Taste is pine, citrus, juniper,and lots of bitterness. Touch of malt sweetness, but it is minimal. Body is a little on the light side, but very refreshing for 8.9 abv.
ADawg (1) - USA - JUL 15, 2010 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another triumph from stone citrus nose nice malt backbone bitter finish notes of caramel good lacing