jeremyh70 (664) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Nice clear amber color with two fingers of sudsy head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine predominately with a bit of malt sweetness. More balanced than I expected but still showcases the hops with citrus and resin flavors. Some cracker taste and barely any sweetness. Piney bitter finish that lingers and subtlety builds but isnâ€™t harsh. Medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel and medium/high carbonation. Second time trying this and appreciate the style more now that my pallet has become accustomed to hoppy beers. Very drinkable even thought prefer IPAs with a hint more sweetness.
kambei70 (561) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep golden yellow with medium white head. Smell is lightly piney with faint lemon. Taste is harsh pine bitterness that doesn't stay to long due to the carbonation. Little soapy. Not my favorite.
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bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Nice ruby grapefruit aroma with light sumemr fruit and pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor. medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and pine linger with light summer fruit.
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.21.12 = Freaking Delicious. Just what I want out of a DIPA....Nice and hoppy with a little pine, lots of grapefruit/citrus, just a tiny bit of malt and an ABV between 9-10%. I’m hoping that Stone keeps releasing fresh batches of the same recipe from time to time and would highly recomend that all hop lovers give this one a whirl.
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber a week past its due date. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral and pine. Flavor is the same with a little tropical fruit. Very nice DIPA.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. End of the World edition. Bright yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, and sap. Taste is bitter, a little fruit, grain, and sunflower seeds.
Slipstream (1988) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alewife Queens. This West Coast IPA makes a big first impression! Pine forest aroma and a flavor that is almost as striking. There is plenty of pine hop taste, but it doesn’t veer into Bitterville. A bit of metallic flavor does not spoil the fun. Hats off to Stone! (again)
queenholly (2860) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Tropical fruit, piney citrus hops, and biscuity caramel malt aroma. Clear honey gold with a small white head. Tropical fruit, piney citrus hops, and buttery caramel malt flavor. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12-21-12). Earthy mango-orange peel and caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Earthy old orange peel hops initially and sweet caramel malt flavor. Not bad but would have been disappointed if this were my last beer on earth.
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle (11-9-12). Pours a clear bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma has ample dank, citrus, grapefruit and piney hops with decent caramel malts as a base. The flavor has big, fresh hops; citrus, resiny pine, grapefruit with enough malts to stand up to the hops. Very drinkable with moderate bitterness to the finish. This is what you get when you know that the IPA/DIPA you are drinking is fresh.