borre_m (879) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is of German hops, and more modern hops with aroma such as citrus and pine. There is also a slight malty sweetness in the aroma and you can also notice the 9.5 % ABV. This beer is a venture into the German malts and hops by Stone and I felt it was very successful.
Color is golden, slightly cloudy. When tasting you notice the hop bitterness. The beers I have tried by Stone have showed me that they are not shy of using hops, and this is no exception. Ther eis lots of hops, but it is still a balance there with maltiness and alcohol.
The mouthfeel is crisp, the body is medium and the foam holds up well.
blankboy (6919) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma is pretty much all hops, resiny, floral and grassy along with a bit of fruit and alcohol. Flavour: Wow, this is a big beer, hoppy and boozy. Big bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. An interesting beer with different hops, I thought it was quite good.
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden yellow with small white head. Smell is very floral, earthy hops, orange peel. Taste follows with almost a old grapefruit notes, grassy, lemon notes. Tasty!
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 31, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 22oz bottle c/o blankboy. Hazy gold, average off-white head. Floral and heathery bitter aroma, some alcohol - odd fruity light aroma - what’s the hop? German? Okay. Taste follows - grassy, fruity, pretty dry, emerging grapefruity pith. Average body, a bit astringent, decent carbonation, and a medium-long dry pithy bitter finish and linger. Different - really good.
Bulk_Carrier (3157) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 10/07/13.
The appearance has a hazy golden orange colored body, one finger white foamy head, leaves some fairly thick lacing.
The smell has a large amount of grapefruit, a fair amount of grassy resinous hops.
The taste maintains a citrusy sweetness throughout the beer, grapefruit aftertaste, sticky sweet finish.
The palate is about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me, actually this is very smooth but I’m thinkin’ that’s due to the fact I’m having this closer to expiration (10/31/13)
Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA that I would have again.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange/yellow with soapy, filmy head. Hop profile is interesting, spicy and very dry and bitter. Not your usual stone IPA, but I’m impressed. Not just a west coast hop brewer.
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Germany isn’t known for their really tasty hop varieties, mostly made for bittering agent, and this shows that. Not what hopheads that expect a typical West Coast big DIPA are looking for.
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured hazy golden amber with a 2-finger white head. Aroma of mildly citrusy hops, with some pine and a light caramel note. Full body with a moderate oily thickness. Citrusy up front, giving way to resiny hops and a note of stone fruit behind it. A touch of caramel underneath.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/17/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Light cloudy amber color with a short white head. Spicy hop aromas with caramel. Dry, bitter, spicy hoppy flavors with a bitter and refreshing finish. Excellent!