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 (555) - 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 (549) - 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 (7302) - 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 (417) - 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 (2072) - 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.
RedSox2004 (1233) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright straw yellow with a big foamy and very nice lace. Bright tropical and citrus fruit aromas featuring lemon zest, pine, tea and black pepper. Crisp bitterness with a solid malt base that only hints at the rye. Lots of other "stuff" in the background: pepper, pine, tea, grass, lemon, bread, pears, and the list goes on. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture and a busy finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical Stone pour with a clear amber color and a full, creamy, frothy, off-white head which settles to a thin froth and leaves drippy, frothy lace. The nose is surprisingly subtle (is this really a Stone beer?); subtle lemon, very floral, fresh herbs (basil, rosemary), subtle toasty notes, some raw hops, light spicy bread, and faint tropical fruit. The flavor is much less subtle; still very floral and herbal, rosemary notes all over, medium high bitterness, mango and papaya, a light lemon acidity, and some spicy rye grains. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, creamy, and slightly oily. The finish is spicy, drying slightly, bitter, subtly acidic still with lemon, some raw hop notes, light fruit left, and strong herbal notes lingering. Not a typical IIPA from Stone but I did appreciate the sublte intricacies and balanced approach to the style. The herbal notes matched with the rye notes were very intriguing and the lemon was used with only enough to add depth without overpowering the flavor or adding too much acidity. Not typical of Stone but still a nice anniversary beer.