uhclem (382) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I die I want to come back as a Stone Brewery. This is easily one of the best I/DIPA’s I have tasted. It’s nice to see Stone remains on the cutting edge. Stop reading this and go buy it.
Kgpagel (2) - Redlands, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This tastes fantastic. Nice take on a style that is overdone without many standouts. Very good citrus notes and decently smooth. All the taste of IPA without the huge bite that turns off some. Head is white with light lacing, color is golden. Taste is grapefruit and pine, but very easy drinking.
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours transparent light amber with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of hops and lemon peel. Taste of strong hops at first that dissolves into a slightly bitter mixed fruit feel.
tkrjukoff (4154) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours clear pale golden amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy citric malty. Flavor similar to aroma very balanced bitternesd with malts and sweet fruits.
TomDecapolis (4603) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of spicy noble hops, citrus, bready malt. Flavor of spicy hops, citrus, bready malt. Dry, crisp and a great hop profile.
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yah Germany, this is solid, tons of hops, pure tasting, heady beer, hop prfile is pretty perfect front to back, awesome balance with a great fruity/piney flavor as well....awesome brew, how stone continues to churn out so many solid IPAs at once is beyond me, without sacrificing quality, abv barely detected.
Maddog (420) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer, a little strange, just not great. The pour is clear gold with very little head. This beer is very hoppy and bitter, definitely over 100 IBUs! I love the idea of over hopped beers using German style hops, but I like Imperial Pils better. As it warms, the pine really comes out.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just couldn't really get into this. Piney an herbal with crisp German hops. That quality comes through and is appreciated. Middle of the taste is pure bitterness and stands out against the rest of the beer. Finish is slightly hot with a toned down bitterness. Good an well made, but what is there here besides the bitterness?
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Wittales (693) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear gold with lasting creamy whitish 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are fruit of berry vitiman-like, earth, spice, sweet smooth pils malt with hints of alcohol. Taste are berry, melon,lemon and lime with spicey earthy hops throughout and hints of pine, then the sweet pils malt backbone. Slight warming alcohol . Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then fruity spicey tangy lasting smooth finish. A wonderful different DIPA, try the German beauty.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle from Nugget in Woodland. Herbal, onion hop aroma with a lighter underlying malt sweetness. Some metallic character and a little yeast ester character. Transparent pale golden body with a medium whitish head. Good retention. Starts herbal, and fairly bitter with decent hop flavors. Becomes a little sweeter and chewy in the middle. Finishes with more herbal and earthy hop flavors. Ethanol is hidden well. A decent beer. Nothing too exciting, though. Surprised this is 100% Pilsner malts.