skmikeg (1404) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright light orange with a two finger white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, bready pilsner malts, sweet malts, and some tropical fruits. Taste is hoppy up front with some citrus, spicy pne, and tropical fruits, and then has some nice german malt notes on the backend with some bready pilsner malts and sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, outside the box DIPA that is very unique and makes nice use of all german ingredients.
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft aromas of pine, resin, herbs and a touch of vanilla. See through copper with no foam whatsoever. Strong bitter hops upfront with flavors of grapefruit, earthy pines, resin, burnt sugar and a strong metallic funk. Finish leaves resin, herbs and hops on the palate. Overall, delicious, bitter and complex. Bit of an odd metallic overtone but not bad at all. Congratulations Stone, on 17 years of epic.
Sathorael (154) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange/ gold in color with dense white foam. Aromas of grassy/floral and spicy noble hops with a touch of crisp sweetness. Taste is malty and crisp with hints of toffee, floral notes, mild spice, sublte citrus and grass trimmings. Finish has a lasting, almost astringent, bittering.
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden pour. Excellent lacing. Aroma of light pine and oranges. Flashes of ruination during first SIP, but more those German pilsner malts shine through. Another quality IPA from Stone.
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with BR on August 19th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop.
Taste: Medium body, faint fruit, interesting mix of flavors.
Palate:Light body, light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: I enjoyed this beer, though I got nothing from the nose. I have a second beer, so will test out the nose more. An interesting combination of bitterness and flavors.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange with a thin white head and a light grassy aroma. Strong bitter body with a smooth mouthfeel and a slight alcohol burn at the finish. Slightly different ipa but very good.
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Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Rustico in Ballston.
The beer is golden and clear with a small white head. The aroma is easily
the best aspect of the beer. Lovely fresh hops with a strong German presence. The flavor is an interesting marriage of the two. Alcohol presence well disguised. A solid offering. A unique beer. I would have this again.
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a minimal but retentive head. Aroma is a pine forest. Taste is grapefruit, white grapes, just a little sweet pale malt and HOPS!! Really nice, but the hop bitterness dominates (yeah, I know it’s Stone). Interesting, but totally radical hops.
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours pale gold in color. Excellent strong hop aroma. Tasted great, will definitely have again. Well done stone
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maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours light-amber IPA color, huge hop aromas - grapefruit, pine, limeade - beautifully balanced sweet malt and hops at 10% ABV/102 IBUs, finishing refreshingly with pine-scented tropical flavors. Another gem from the kings of high-gravity beers!