Corrinado711 (80) - - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange /golden color, clear, very thin, fine white head. Aroma hops, bread, light citrus. Taste is mostly hops, bread, sour, acidic with a nice bitter, wet hop finish. Mouthfeel us nice and full. Rare lacing. This ipa has a strong wet hopped character without the usual super bitter finish.
Dapierce17 (79) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden color resembling a lager. Small quickly dissipating head. Sweet malt with aromas from the European hops coming thru. Not too bitter. Alcohol is blended nicely. More grassy hop notes. It's a very good hybrid beer making a double ipa with European hops and malt.
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spacemonster (76) - Igo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells really different for an IPA but It’s a good aroma. Tart and slightly bitter. Taste is wonderful! Man I dig this Stone offering. Those european Hops blend just right with the pumped up Pilsner malt. The next sip opening yet most taste buds from this delicious beer. Sweet and sticky yet bitterness that wholly over the pond style IPA. The bitterness finishes and lingers. very good stuff! Clean and clear with a beautiful light orange hue. great carbonation. YOU GOTTA TRY THIS STUFF!
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter gold with no head. Heavy on candy. Like orange and flowers dipped in toffee. Follows on palate with clean finish. Well hidden alc. nice offering!
---That dog will hunt!
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Clean citrus taste that dances lightly on the tongue. Nice and hoppy!
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance - gold and a bit cloudy
Aroma - light grass
Mouthfeel - creamy with a kick.
Taste - different. Less IPA than would expect. Bitter aftertaste. The German hops must be milder. Used to more light and crisp but this is heavy and earthy.
Overall - decent but not really great. Has the double IPA signature but the hops are just different. Missing the crispness I want.
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, clear gold with a thick, off-white colored head. Herbal aroma with hints of stone fruit characteristics. The taste is unique for a Double IPA; herbal, floral, spicy, peppery and piney, balanced by sweet malt flavors. Some alcohol heat. Finishes very, very bitter and very, very dry. Crisp and medium bodied, with active carbonation, make this a good summer quaff. Overall, a good Double IPA, the use of German hops makes it quite a unique offering.
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Pours a nice golden copper with a solid frothy white head.
Aroma- Hops. Fruit and citrus with floral notes and a touch of pine resin. Very nice indeed.
Taste- Bold hops, tastes of sweet grapefruit and burnt pine resin. Has an almost buttered cracker flavor underneath that eases into a mild bitterness with just a slight alcohol warming on the tongue.
Palate- Meduim bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall- An interesting IPA. Worth a try and looking forward to next years offering.
Claymeister (69) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with my good friend Ken. Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma is mainly hoppy with citrus and some malt. Good balance and medium bitter taste. Interesting IPA and overall not bad.
frank0830 (58) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wtf! IPA? Hello Imperial Pilsner. Blah. I expected a lot more from Stone for a 17 year anniversary batch. Disappointed. Call this what it is, and I would rate it much higher!
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