BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle, 04.01.13 batch. Fairly typical IPA pour; clear with a foamy white head and nice lacing. Pretty big aroma of fruity hops that I can smell across the table while typing. Fairly light palate. Nice but not overpowering. A little lingering bitterness. Pleasant.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2.15.13 - Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh, on tap. Pours clear golden with lacing, white head. Stinky, grassy dominated nose with under tones of citrus, mostly lemon and orange. Taste is crazy interesting. Tastes like bong water should taste. Dank, funky, grass and herbs, lawnmower clippings. Honestly just brilliant marketing, and disturbingly fresh, funky IPA
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoy by 04 01 13. Pours clear orange with a small white head and sticky lace. Nose is super herbal, light onion/scallion/vegetal, buttery oak. Flavor is similar. I had really hoped to like this but all I can smell and taste is a potent vegetal garlic/scallion and butter character. Very grassy and herbal. Light pine. No citrus, no florals. Not sweet but just a clash of hops that does not work for me. Damn. Did I get a bad bottle?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.1.13 edition. Definitely fresh flavors, but a little one dimensional. Very green, resinous. This is backwards for a DIPA, I actually want more body to balance the bitterness.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Draft enjoy by 4/01/13. Pour has a golden color and a coat of white head. Aroma smacks down the citrus rind, grapefruit, tropical fruit, resins, and dry hops. So juicy and west coast. Mouth feel is medium and there’s average carbonation. Flavor is another hop assault, dry citrus rind, creeping bitterness, ruby grapefruit, and a clean lingering finish. Wow this is a bomb and truly is a double ipa.
michcam8 (415) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04-01-13....Pours clear yellow with a fuffy white head. Good amount of lacing left on glass. I was expecting more, I thought it was a good DIIPA, but not a standout, gotta go out of my way to get more bottles, kind of beer. Honestly, the GL Alehemy Hour is a much better beer than this one. Hops are noticable from the aroma, but its not bursting in the flavor. Golden malt flavor is detected as well. Descent beer, but not on the level on some of the better (available) DIIPA’s on the market in my opinion.
SDJason (1) - Coronado, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved this beer! Picked it up at a local shop, I wanted to try it before I filled a growler! This beer smelled and tasted amazing, I found it to be very well balanced. Stone just does it right.
County95 (11) - Pleasant Valley, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just picked up 2 bottles today at Halftime Poughkeepsie. Wow!!! This is one of the best IPAs that I've ever tasted if not the best. Guess I have 1 more month to enjoy as many of these bad boys as I can.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour copper with a small, quickly diminishing white head. Moderate carbonation and a sweet dry finish. Aromas of pine, peach and a hint of citrus. Very drinkable! Very nice Ipa.
mixmasterob (1002) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler. Yep, this is rockin. Perfectly clear pour with a bright white head. Like newspaper worthy. The aroma literally jumps. Tons of pine and grapefruit and citrus oh my! Heavy on the pine. Citrus fruits for days, big grapefruit and pine in the finish; bitter and dry. Distinct flavor and aroma of blue spruce tips at times. Smidge of caramel sweetness in the body. Slick, oily mouthfeel, medium to full. Wonderfully executed, extra points for sheer balance and technique.