HogTownHarry (6371) - 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 (3013) - Final Resting Place, 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 (3018) - 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 (887) - 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!
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Alcohol winks through powerful herbal hops and coniferous resins in this rich and bitter brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-Citrusy whispers add complexity.
-Mouthfeel could be drier, crisper.
-Malts aren’t very well defined.
-This remains nicely different for a strong hoppy brew.
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad 22 oz bottle. Nice aroma. Very earthy. Slight dirt but not too too bad, different character for sure. Enjoyable. I may enjoy it more as I drink more.
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another big DIPA from Stone for their anniversary, yet this time with all German hops! Bonus point in the Overall for flying in all them cones.