SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. slightly hazy pale gold with a stable, fluffy, white head. a blend of citrus, pear, and tropical hop aromas. surprisingly not floral as would be expected from noble type hops. the flavor is soapy and intensely bitter, almost harsh. lemony, citrus rind with pith. the pilsner malt doesn’t seem to provide enough residual sweetness to balance a numbing hop addition. lightish body and dry. extreme palate crushing astringency from alcohol and hop bitterness. not really my thing i suppose.
DCLawyer (1298) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Light orange/gold with huge frothy white head. A: strong bright hops - citrus and pine; sweet malt. T: bitter pine hops, resin. Very bitter and xerostomic. Expected better.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer is all about the hops and I like these German varieties - they work extremely well. pours a brilliant golden with a big frothy white head. big citrus, pine and floral notes across the nose. med body with a nice bitterness accompanied by more citrus hop flavors. big bitterness, big flavor and big aroma. reminds me of Enjoy By a bit with a different twist on the hops. excellent!
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oniony aroma. Grapy. Flavor has more onion. And seems New Zealandy more than German, but I can see some German character as well. Other than that, it's a Stone DIPA.
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jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, citrus bread, pine and toasted malt. Medium body.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a clear blonde with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy hop with a lot of pine. Flavor is a nice hop with some sweetness followed by a big bitterness. I don’t really get any pils malt or noble hops, it’s just a pretty much in your face sweet hop bomb. Drinks more like a 5% IPA then the 9.5% so this could be a black out beer.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold. Head is frothy white. Nose is complex sweet citrus, sticky sweet malts, floral and citrus. Flavor is muted floral and light citrus, intense bitterness like you would suspect with stone. pretty good but very different.
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, floral notes, grass, and a touch of pepper. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two tinger off-white head that has decent retention. There is a good amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate pilsner malt, light honey, and a touch of fruit. The finish has moderate-heavy pine, floral notes, grass, light grapefruit, and a touch of pepper. it’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it’s like a blend of an Imperail Pilsner and IIPA,
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great idea that works out, grassy and big IPA bomb with sweet malts, awesome stuff, I’ve always really liked what stone does
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper with medium sized off white head. Nose is citrus and hops...good aroma that you can catch from a few feet away. Flavor is initially very piney, resin, before a burst of citrus followed by a drier hoppiness (probably the nobles kicking in). Long mouthfeel.