ChazMania (639) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a word= delicious! Big citrus aroma lemon zesty zing. Appearance is orange-amber and very clear. Taste is huge on the citrus hop flavors, just fantastic. Full body malt balance and just chewy enough to last. I need to go buy a case of this asap:)
eros47 (40) - Huntington Park, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brew pours a beautiful golden/burnt color. I poured a off white three finger head into a tulip. Smells great, very lemony citrus. Goes down smooth. The taste resembles the aroma. A great DIPA for a hot summer day.
smaynard6000 (388) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy rich golden color with frothy white head. Aroma is powerfully citrusy hops. Flavor is hoppy and bitter with just a bit of lemon. Finish is long and bitter. Very good.
timfoolery (885) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Scott. Aroma was straight up lemon and lemon verbena. We agreed there was a soapy aspect to this one, and I've used lemon verbena soap many a time to know. Palate is great other than the emulsion. Lots of head to boot. Pretty good beer.
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dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- lemongrass, citrus, spices, hops
Appearance- hazy golden orange, pillowy white head, alcohol presence, nice lacing
Taste- lemon juice, other varieties of citrus, hop bite, sweet malts
Palate- fantastic body and mouthfeel for an IPA, slick and coating
Overall- Nearly identical to DFH’s Hellhound IMO, which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Different from the usual West Coast IPA’s that Stone offers.
after4ever (5292) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber. Loose creamy white head. Big sharp lemony nose with lots of spicy peppery presence. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, pepper, and lemon on the mid palate. Long dry finish.
jglanton (12) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrus, bitter orange, peach, and cherry, with pine. Classic deep clear amber color with a light, lacey head. Medium sweet, touch of sour, salt, and strong bitter finish. Full body, lively carbonation, sticky creamy, with a long, piney bitter finish. There’s a lot going on here. Like a complicated woman who is hot and sweet and salty and makes you want to slap her.
Bambalanz (14) - temecula, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well, it is a powerful ipa in the double ipa style. The lemon scent goes nice with the hops. The initial taste is nice lemony pine, backed up beautifully by the malts. The only problem is that the bitterness is carried much further into the aftertaste than I would like. It might be the lemon oil. Regardless, it is an interesting experiment, but the 10th anniversary ruination ipa from stone is far more balanced and enjoyable.
Dodgrblu (310) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 22 ounce bottle from Nugget Vacaville. Medium disappearing head, aroma of lemons, taste is soapy lemons
drjay44 (2131) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a long lasting ivory head, with light lacing, over a amber-copper (SRM 15) body......nose is citrus, pine, toffee/caramel, various tropical fruits, mango, cantaloupe ....taste is toffee/caramel, pine, lemon, rye (which is very cardamom like to me), ending with a variety of spices including cinnamon, ginger, pepper and a lingering moderately bitter hop bite....mouth feel moderately heavy, slightly sticky, slight alcohol warmth present, with a light fusel bite, carbonation low. This is obviously a D/IIPA, and is a nice beer. It is very complex in both aromas and flavors, I personally really enjoy dissecting the aromas and flavors of these complex beers. However, I wonder if we are becoming too effete with the use of the 4 original ingredients ( malt, hops, yeast, water) and using too much erudition with others. The myriad modifications of the original four gave us just a few tens of thousands of beers. They were all consumed. BJCP 7/3/14/3/7