DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours transparent amber; thin dense sheet of bubbles on top. resiny nose, with citrus rind, spice, and baby powder notes. Flavors are astringently and abrasively bitter lacking any real malt presence, it hits notes of aspirin, dry and astringent citrus pith, with seemingly unending unpleasant, palate ruining bitterness that wonít go away. As if that wasnít bad enough, itís excessively hot causing me to feel queasy with each sip. I am not sure how this could appeal to anyone.
Steve_0 (3099) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home shared with my dad. Pour is deep copper with a huge off-white head and great lacing. Smell is very pine-forward with huge lemon zest, grass, medicinal characteristics, spicy hips, and earth. Taste is very lemony, but I kind-of dig it, with touches of caramel, spicy hops, herbs, basil, and a huge pine needle, bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The lemon is very apparent, but it melds well with the fruitiness and spicy hops, with a great malt-backbone. Alcohol hidden very well; nicely done.
Saodwyer (10) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pour is bright copper with a dirty white head. Aroma is lemon and pine. Taste is strong pine with lemon. Overall a great tasting beer. Recommended.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a white head that sticks around and leaves behind some soapy lacing. Aroma is fruity hops, grapefruit, and pine. The taste hasa nice malt profile balanced by bitter hops and pinecone. Definitely solid double ipa with well hidden abv.
Darwenus (601) - Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tangerine color with a creamy white head, this stuff has a lot of rye and a little citrus in the aroma. The taste is extremely good. Itís malty up front, then a lot of hops and rye, and a smooth finish with tones of dark bread and graham crackers. Iím gonna have to pick up a couple more bottles of this.
crossovert (8593) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 650. Amber pour, nice head that lasts. The smell isnít a total punch in the face but it has some good citrus rind. Teh flavor is unique. It is super spicy. Not too much tropical fruit on my palate. Medium to high bitterness, and a bitter finish. It definitely has some herbal notes, some basil, sage, orange, and lemon.
It isnít bad.
bcb07 (19) - - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is very different. Very smooth, but taste is very different. Not a bad beer, definitely something unique to try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer from Stone, these guys know IPAs and put out quality stuff, hoppy, sticky, malty, fruity. Nice dry finish. Very refreshing. I was expecting a little more hops, but all in all I canít complain.....stone does it again
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear amber with a large white head and very good lacing.
smell is of citrus, light grapefruit, a touch of caramel, and hops.
taste is of grapefruit, some pine, caramel, some malts, and hops. ends smooth and bitter. overall very nice.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a shade or two darker than tangerine, nice cream colored head. Veritably scintillating aromas of tropical fruit and resin. Mouthfeel a tad on the soft side. The malt profile is amazing, toasty, spicy and sophisticated for an IIPA. Awesome tropical fruit, lemon, and pine spice notes. Magnificent.