PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Albany, Ga. - Warehouse Package Store - 22 oz bomber.Hazy medium golden pour, soft white head, light lacing. Very earthy aroma with hints of spruce and yeast. Full bodied flavor with some fruity peach accents a touch of citrus bitternes some raw cookie dough. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
raphael (806) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I said to Melba I smelled powdered sugar and she said i meant cornstarch & sugar. So aromas of powdered sugar, white crackers, honey & a bitter spice. Powdered sugar is a definite but minority element in the flavor, dancing beneath pine & alcohol , a hint of lemon & peach. Clear slightly orange yellow. My palate is confused, as is the finish. A Californized super Pilsner with a Belgian accent? I’m a big Stone fan, including the anniversary IPAs but this one doesn’t work for me
PhilJackson80 (173) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 Oz Bomber. The beer pours to a very cloudy orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is very strong with floral & citrus from the hops. The taste is very light with a very crisp strong bitter finish. The beer is your normal DIPA but is well worth a try. Overall a very good but different DIPA.
RespertFTW (347) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice clear gold look with fluffy white head. Weird malt pee aroma. Hop taste which finishes very bitter.
-- rated with Beerbasher
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear gold with an off white head. Malt and pine needle aromas. Sweet and malt heavy.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sampling session at Lefty’s. Mild pine, slight cabbage, and light fruit. Clear medium straw. Mild candyish caramel initial /hops emerge in a major way / finish is balanced and long. Medium body. Well-blended stuff, slight sweet finish. Nice variation, with the German hopping,. Distinctive and tasty.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy biter finish.
Hypo_Luxa (22) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light golden head.
Smelled of grapes or muscat.
Taste is creamy, bready, fruity.
mrhopsbeertalk (36) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Generally a lover of all things Stone, I found this to be undrinkable. To my palate it tastes of phenols, bandaids, and Jägermeister.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Sweet malt aroma with mild hop character. Smooth hop flavor throughout, not overly bitter. Light citrusy character, earthy notes, pils malt character. Some alcohol presence. Pretty good drinking IPA overall.