RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is pretty hoppy but it is also reminiscent of floor cleaner because of all the lemon products in there. There is a good hop presence on the palate but it also has an herbal funkiness to it that reminds of old bell peppers and/or licking a Christmas tree trunk.
BeerSquare (117) - - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not usually that much of a Stone fanatic, but I like this one more than many of theirs.
Itís an interesting competitor to DFHís Hellhound-- perhaps a new sub-genre "Lemon IPA."
In this case the lemon makes it feel lighter, and really marginalizes the malts, with the actual citrus playing off some citrusy hops.
Aroma is pretty minor, considering the taste, and mouth feel is also surprisgingly watery, considering this is a big beer.
Itís a good IPA, and surprisingly drinkable considering the full on flavor assault.
wilnatp (658) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown orange pour. Aroma of spice, rye, floral hops. Taste is well balanced bitter hops. Dry mouthfeel after.
BVery (9212) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich reddish orange pour with a white head. Huge floral hop aroma. Sharp floral hop flavor, with some caramel malt - really rich and tasty. Nice brew.
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, the Stone obnoxious IPA... crystal clear caramel color with a fat, thick, dense white head that lasts minutes! Plenty of them. More than 23. The aroma is dense lemon peel and an undertone of grain. I canít get over the sheer quantity of bubbles in this beer. Reminds me of Pearlís advertising. The palate is full, bitter hoppy resin. Yeah! After the first 1/4 pint the hops kill all the lemony bullshit. Thank God. I canít even see through the thick white blanket left on the glass by this beer. One of the best looking 3 beers youíve ever seen.
ICEatALAMO (1262) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden in color with hints of red. Aroma is full of hops and citrus, but don't really get lemon. The taste is a little off for me. Can for sure taste the lemon, but not really refreshing at all. A little disappointed.
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Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of lemon, bread, spice, grapefruit, pine, light orange anmd light tropical fruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, lemon, grapefruit, pine, light erarthiness and light spice with a crisp dry bitter lingering lemon finish.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at rattle n hum. Clear amber, with minimal cap, but a dense ring. Foremost aroma is lemon. Holy shit. This is definitely a different impy. Lemon rind assaults with a gentle tart bitterness. Supreme rye malt flavor, with the lemon poking it's nose about. Steady lacing on the glass. Back to aroma, the rye is there but the strong player is still the lemon. Great lingering bitter finish.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 S: Lemon, grapefruit, tropical fruit bitterness. Malt presence - toasted rye
A: Deep amber with foamy white head with great retention
T: Lemon zest - almost Belgian ale spiciness - malt - all well balanced
P: Medium-full bodied, creamy and lingers really well - leaves that great hop lining
O: Another hoppiní Stone
skoisirius (1900) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HmmmmK. Props for trying something different. Wasnít totally sold on it, but enjoyed it at the same time. Big Stoned malt nose, lots of lemon juice hints up front. The body is thick and Stone DIPA, with crushed lemon flavor all up in your grill. For the most part it blends with the DIPA part, but the rye has such a sweet flavor as well, they meet in a bit of an odd way in the middle. Itís like...both the flavors are presented well, and taste great, but maybe just donít belong together. An off shoot of two beers could be done here. Still yummy and Stone and all that, yah. Woot.