tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small off white head that fades quickly. Nose is all kinds of savory herbs, rosemary being prominent, floral notes, bright lemon zest and some sweet grain. Flavor is moderately sweet with some strong bitterness. Spicy herbs and floral notes along with some doughy sweet malt and lots of bitterness that takes over and lingers. Grapefruit and pine flavors start to emerge after a few sips. Medium body. Pretty interesting but the some of the herbaceous notes imparted by those hop varieties aren’t my favorite.
Lupulucid (189) - - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not an overwhelming DIPA but not pedestrian either. The unique aspects of its construction are a bit subtle and the most prominent feature is hop expression. Malt adds some flesh for a round but structured mouthfeel.
rick_91709 (186) - 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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tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours one of the nicest golden oranges I’ve seen. Aroma is subtle with hints of hops and a nice malty tone. Taste is very hoppy up front with a toasted malt middle and a bitter finish that lingers. Palate is similar with a very nice mouth feel. Nicely balanced. A very hearty and "warm" IPA.
BrewHaMeister (176) - - 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.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber with white two finger head. Smells of huge hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles and floral notes. Taste is bitter floral hops, fresh grapefruit, pine and a resin finish. Not as balanced as other Stone beers. Clean hop refreshing beer, but not in the same category as RuinTen, and Ruination.
zsb19 (168) - 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.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good IPA, the hops are good but could be a bit stronger. Worth grabbing the bottle to try the series, would drink again.
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful blonde color with creamy head. Nice lacing and a gentle hoppy aroma. Balanced full flavor without being overwhelming. Really amazing beer.
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Kroney (158) - 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.