Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Light eggshell head, mostly clear dark amber orange. Lots of lemon that dominates the aroma, lemon oils like the kind found in scented candles, and I do get some lemony hops. Lemon dominate, tea, spIces, drying citric hops in the end. Maybe just too much on the lemon for me bit intersiting. Medium oily body.
sseb69 (1645) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Bouteille 22 oz. Achetée au IGA de Potsdam, NY. Pour mon 1000 rating, on y va avec une beer 16ième de Stone. Couleur jaune foncé, ambrée, mousse blanche, claire. Arôme de pin, conifère, malt, houblon, citrus. Un arôme incroyable...j’en ai vu rarement des semblables. En bouche, ananas, agrumes, citron, meringue, HOUBLONS, amertume...la balance de cette bière m’étonne. Amertume en finale, citrus, malt, alcool, tout bien balancée, la totale. Excellente et plus.
I usually wright my ratings in French but because this is soooo good, for my non-French friends, this beer is amazing. You love IPAs.....extreme IPAs...citrus, malt. Seriously this is a great beer. Fresh ? better. Thanks Stone.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatics when in a solid sniffer impart many different scents than a standard imperial glass (silly me for starting in the imperial!). Loads of lemon peel and alcohol both of these elements almost overpower’s the hop base. Appearance is amber/goldenrod in color and a white head that pours about a finger and lingers in a wispy layer. Taste is first hit with hop bitterness, middle is bitterness and then you get a solid grapefruit sweetness on the back finishing end. Palate is medium-thick and very pleasant. Overall, this is a very tasty, palatable beer with a super nice aroma!
mexicelt (14) - - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber color. Thick four finger head with excellent retention. Deep citrus aroma, pine and floral hops. Sweet and caramel malts . Tastes of lemon,oak woods chips,pine subtle bitter hops linger on the palate. Overall everything great you expect from Stone. Alcohol flavor is suppressed well. Great session beer. Worth every minute.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smells like Pinesol and lemons. Taste is pretty much the same with the lemon flavor coming out more as the beer warms...not liking this at all.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with a medium, blond colored head. Strong citrus and tropical fruit notes with pine resins and floral hops atop caramel and sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is strong lemony notes, lemon candy, floral and piney hops, citrus oils, sweet malt, caramel notes and light tropical fruit. Body is medium and chewy with a mild resinous feel and dense creamy carbonation. Ends with more lemon, citrus oils, pine notes, floral hops, light spicy hops tropical fruit notes and big caramel.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a vibrant gold orange. Nice white head. Citrus and creamy. Nice dry finish. really balanced. extremely tasty.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Very complex, pours a nice rich amber, 1 finger head, off white lacing that sticks around forever. Aroma is piney, yellow grapefruit, resiny, lemon grass and a hint of medicinal. Taste follows the nose, alcohol is not present, more yellow grapefruit, tangerine, medicinal, peppery, spicy rye. Mouth feel is medium, leaning towards full, spicy notes stay around pleasantly. Very nicely crafted beer, more than an ipa!
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear orange color. Nice, thick persisting slightly off-white head. Good dots, sheets, and legs of lace. Really interesting way to do a double IPA. Satisfying lemon verbena flavor that is allowed to shine, with the rye taking a back seat. Some spice, and tropical fruit aromas. Much more satisfyingly creative than doing just a normal rye IPA. Lemon verbena I grew to love from Jackie-Os brews, and have been missing ever since I left Athens when I graduated school. This hits the spot, I hope I see lemon verbena in hoppy beers more often. Nice, very light crisp carbonation, smooth texture. Very, very easy to drink. Finishes more on the dry side. Nice not-too-bitter taste, a little zesty sweetness. Great balance with the taste, doesn’t hurt the aroma at all. I like it a lot, would definitely get this again, often, even.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a Stone IPA, sunset orange 1 1/2 finger white foam head. Smells like a lemon jolly rancher, no malty smell. Taste is lemon zest, mango, sweet rye cracker, alcohol warmth and a dry bitter finish. Very nice carbonation. This is Stone IPA on steroids with lemon jolly ranchers added. While I’m not a huge fan of Double IPA’s this one is worthy of a try.