zgaier (1150) - 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 (293) - 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 (251) - 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 (1219) - 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 (1026) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle: 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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Ed5388 (1591) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber.Pours a hazy golden amber color with a thick white bubbly head. Aroma of citrus hops, lemon, slight pine, grapefruit, and malt. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, pine, an herbal spiciness, and some bready malt.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Taps. Pours orange bronze with an off white head. Aroma is strong detergent, pine sol soapy yuk. Flavor is lemon verbena soap. Not a fan.
jgb9348 (4434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of assertive hops, lemons, tea, light malt and quite a bit more hops - nice. Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive medicinal and pungent resinous flavour with alcohol, lemons, tea and a lot of pine noticeable. Aftertaste shows way more hops than malt with a very pungent alcohol bite and a lingering bitterness that doesnít fare very well. Overall, a rather bitter and pungent beer that doesnít vibe well and shows a bit too much bitterness and not enough malt - not a horrible beer, just one that goes on a bit strong and is in a large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Wegmanís in Woodbridge, Virginia on 25-August-2012 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 01-June-2013.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a one inch frothy off-white head that had very nice retention. Lots of heavy lacing left. The nose is quite interesting, thereís a hefty hoppiness, some rye, a touch of lemons, and a hefty caramel malt base. The flavor is very bitter and thereís a lot of spiciness from the rye. Thereís a sweetness thatís under it all that turns me off a good bit though, Iím not generally a big fan of DIPAís that are overly sweet. Finishes with some lingering resiny hops and a bit of a lemony smack. Medium bodied and slightly sticky with fizzy prickly carbonation. Canít say that I really care for this one. Too many of Stoneís big beers are overly sweet.