mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a nice white head that leaves moderate lacing. Piney citrusy hoppy scent is intense. Flavors of a lot of hops that hits right up front. Citrusy afterflavor, hops really punch you in the mouth if you let it sit. Very nice mouthfeel for an IPA a little heavier than you expect but works well for this beer. Definitely a worthy beer from Stone and any hop head should seek this one out.
Dr_MedievAle (159) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Pineapple and tangerine with a subtle floral note that I cant place because I am not that knowledgable about flowers. Appearance: beautiful and clear light gold. Head retention is terrible, though, otherwise this would be a five. Taste: pineapple and dank grass give way to light notes of black pepper, soft alcohol. Palate. Crisp and not as oily as Id expect for a pretty hoppy beer.
hopmelt (158) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden, slightly hazy, finger thick white head, nice lacing. Aroma big noble hops, sweet pilsen malt, fruity esters. Taste bitter spicy noble hops, then the slight sweetness of pilsen malt shows up, then more spicy, peppery, slight onion hops. Mouth feel is on the thin side of medium body, good carbonation, very spicy, dry finish. Overall very good, unlike anything I?ve had, well made and very interesting.
rick_91709 (155) - USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with an off-white, creamy head. Lots of lacing. Piney aroma and taste. Nice bitter aftertaste. Excellent.
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zsb19 (155) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is juicy citrusy hops with some sweet malty notes. Taste is floral and grassy hops upfront that fades into some sweet bready malt on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter spruce hops with some notes of sweet malt coming through. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall a nice balanced double IPA with sweet and bitter playing together nicely.
BrewHaMeister (155) - - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden orange with thin lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus hops. Spicy hop flavor lingers with a bitter finish. Very tastey.
Claves77 (152) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice consistency, but pale color belies the body. Mild smell for Stone with different hop smell. Great mouthfeel with lasting palate, but flavor doesn’t suit me. better than most, but no comparison to other Stone brews.
Sathorael (151) - 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.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: Brass orange body, 1/2 finger white head. Smell: Tropical Flowers fused with fruits (like a woman’s perfume), citrus, tobacco and faint alcohol. Taste: Floral, citric rind, spicy, fruits, tobacco, strong bitterness, mild alcohol bite. Feel: Medium body, active carbonation. Overall: 17th reminds me of a certain other beer named Victory Hop Wallop. Nothing wrong with that though the malt sweetness is a bit brighter with Stone. All the flavors and aroma are the practically the same. I sipped this and Hop Wallop came to mind. The only thing that sets them apart is the bitterness and pilsner malt sweetness. Other than that this brew is worthy. Nothing earthshattering but still very solid.
Kroney (150) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 everything an ipa should be plus extreme drinkabilty. floral and fruity nose with some sweet malt backbone. same flavor profile with some resin and tropical fruit undertones. extremely smooth but extremely bitter at the same time... hope this makes its way to the full production line.