Dapierce17 (110) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mfrato (104) - - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of bottle. Pours a very clear golden amber. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is very different. Its an ipa of sorts but just different enough that it makes you do a double take. Good beer nonetheless.
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.
ChrisFields (87) - 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.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Si le houblon etait une fleur, et que j’en consommais gouluement tout en me versant la biere la plus crisp du monde dans mon gorgoton en méme temps, je crois ca ressemblerait à ça. Different, florale, destabilisant...génial.
spacemonster (84) - 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!
adamhorror (84) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you buy one, but two. I drag this last week and forgot to rate it. Was very similar to Ruination
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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.
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!