SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Poured a pitch black liquid accompanied with a tan colored layer of fluffy foam head. In the aroma, the nose is dominated by citrus scented hops that give off an herbal fragrance. Palate is oily and yet leaves behind a sticky resin and sour taste. The flavor is intensely bitter with a strong punch of green hops that taste of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine and lemon. Also, there is a rich flavor of black malts that carry this black IPA through and thus establishing it as a prime example of how a real black IPA should taste.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap into frozen mug at Oasis..grrr. Big and rich, I wouldíve guessed 8.5%, pretty nice for 10%. The rye is actually well incorporated, still pretty noticeable, adds some extra sweet, chewy, sugary gingerbread undertones..which almost have a buttery touch. Good, but not so exciting for Stone. Enjoyable enough, well crafted.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely not doing this beer a justice rating it this late but a tickers gonna tick. I got this via a local for local trade and it is a bit past it's prime. I'm sure I would have loved it fresh but alas, I never will know. I can pick up the rye spiciness and some of the lemon but the hops have faded.
jjgmd (1051) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep hazy rusty orange color with a nice head. Nose is citrus, with strong pine and resin. Taste is bitter, spicy with a strong malty caramel presence. nice lacing. Finish is bitter, moderate duration and ends on strong notes of pine, and resin. Quaff Score 6 / 10
zgaier (1017) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange with an off white head and sweet, hoppy, pine aroma. Taste is heavy bitter throughout, lots of hops, pine, resin, rye, caramel and fruit notes with a strong bitter finish. Complex, nice DIPA
deaconmike (247) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber dated August 2012, so probably past itís prime. Cloudy orange/copper with foam off white head. Aroma is caramel malt mixed with spice, pine and booze. Lots of resin and pine on the taste as well as some bready malt. Not too sweet, mostly bitter. Chewy mouthfeel. Overall, a decent DIPA, but Iím pretty sure I missed out by not having this when fresh - I didnít pick up much of the lemon or other citrus in my bottle.
wisdomsolo (155) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
YUMMO! Another fine IPA from our friendís at Stone. Yeah, there isnít much more I can say than: Iím gonna get another bottle!
fluffy (1052) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
im not an IPA person, so this wasnt for me. too prickly and hot for my tastes. but for an IPA fan, i get it.
tectactoe (687) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Drink fresh! Dark amber with moderate clarity and a long-lasting head that leaves epic lacing. Pine, resin, and hop oils mix with some lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, and some malty, sugar-sweetness. Taste includes a bit of spice from the rye and a bit of lemon zest that reminds me of Lemon Pledge. Zesty citrus and orange peel as well, along with more pines and resinous hops. Very faint malt, but it adds a touch of bready and light caramel sweetness at times. Interesting... pretty tasty and lemon-y.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th Anniversary IPA is delicious. It pours a honey amber color with a tall light yellow head. It is very aromatic (lemon, herbal). The flavor harmonizes with the aroma in that it is very lemony with notes of herbal spice. Excellent beer.
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