kidmartinek (3741) - 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 (1128) - 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 (11086) - 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 (1221) - 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 (1834) - 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.
scrubfish (46) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting IPA. Beautiful Copper color, Solid one finger head, scant lacing. Lemon/pine notes up front with unmistakable smell of a big IPA.
BUT, something changes and it drinks rather light and carbonated, the big malt backbone you would expect at 10% abv is missing and it drinks much lighter. Nice
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binnyís Arlington Heights. Pours clear copper with white head. Aromas of intense lemon and pine needles with a bit of sweet malts. Flavor is much subdued compared to aroma. Lemon, pine, resiny hops with a good deal of bitterness. Unique for sure but was not a huge fan.
csaso (1659) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, medium amber color, lemon citrus hop aroma and flavor with a mild sweet malt bakbone, fair alcohol taste - pretty damn yummy
StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a bomber bottle at a Sprouts market in San Diego. Poured it into my favorite tulip glass. Pours mostly clear amber with a finely-textured white head. A really great nose immediately...big lemony aromas, with a kind of yeasty, bready undertone thatís really appealing. Medium-full body...this beer feels pretty rich! Flavors are all caramel-malt, and very citrusy, but also VERY bitter, and Iím immediately reminded of Dogfish Headís Hellhound On My Ale, which also pits lemon flavors against hop bitterness in a really nice way. This one has such a long, resinous bitter finish, that itís almost too bitter for me, but the interplay between the bitterness and citrus flavors keep it interesting and make me want to keep drinking. Itís been a while since I had the Dogfish Hellhound, and itís tough to say which one of the two I like better; theyíre even similar in alcohol content. At any rate, this is a very good, rich, complex IIPA.