AndyReynolds (1035) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy with citrus and floral notes. Nice carmel malt backbone. Sweet taste with a dry finish. If forced...i would say mix a 90 minute, dreadnought, and ruination and this beer would be the result.
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bombero de la casa de AndyReynolds - pours golden orange with light white head and thin head. Nose is cat urine aka pine. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit, and more hops. Bitter with light sweetness. Medium body with alcohol burn. Repels beagles, for an added bonus. Dry and bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Firkin, "12-21-12". Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up fresh, dank, and spicy pine, black pepper, and citrus hoppage over sweet caramel and a kiss of honey. The flavor found pale malt and sweet caramel at the core, with fresh, alcohol-fueled black pepper and pine bitterness around.. citrus rind (orange and grapefruit) and peppery notes on the long, belly-warming finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-bodied and engaging through the palate.. spicy and fresh.. loved it!
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A monster fruity resinous golden IPA of superior quality.
How: Bottle 22oz, very fresh, batch By IPA 9.21.12 enjoyed on 9.2.12. Bottle given to me in person by cstromberg57, thanks a lot Chris.
The look: Clear orange-golden body topped by a medium white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is intensely citrusy hops (oranges and apricots coming out strong) with also some tropical fruits. The fruity hops aroma is very bright and fresh but also rather resinous. Taste has a lot of tasty crunchy caramelized malts upfront, a bit more residual sugars than I like in my hoppy beers, lots of dried fruits, big bold fruity-resinous hops with light piney notes. High bitterness level that sticks to the back of the mouth. Drinkability is not very high here, one bottle was enough for me even though I’m a big hophead. This monster hop-fix is the archetype of the more-is-better approach. All beers like this should be enjoyed fresh, but I commend Stone for being so clear about the freshness of this particular beer. I got this super fresh bottle from NH local cstromberg57 and then I enjoyed it the following day at my campground after a long day of hiking Mont Lafayette and other NH summits, because I have a life outside ratebeer, and having a life outside ratebeer is a great way to acquire new beers to rate on ratebeer.
Atom (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber 12-21-12 thanks to thome50, pours a clear copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of musky peaches, tropical fruits, citrus, hops, and caramel malt. Taste similar to aroma with sime bitter hops on the finish. Nice, by no means mind blowing.
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint of Enjoy by 12.21.12... Excellent Double IPA.. extremely similar to Dreadnaught in my opinion, but not quite as good. Very smooth
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/21/12 draft from waterfront manhattan. Golden pour, strong hops/resin/pine scents. Similar taste, and delicious. enjoy it fast.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 12/21/12 Poured from bottle into mug. Pours a light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is an amazing face full of Amarillo hops; smells delicious. Taste is a big dose of hops on the front with a lingering bitterness. Average carbonation and leaves the palate cleanly. Great beer; hoping they bring it back in one way or another.
scarletfire65 (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stag’s Head. Grassy, herbal, resinous, strong citrus pith. Full bodied, shows its ABV. A heavy hitter.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap. Aroma of soap, mop bucket, dirty mop water, plastic. Gross. Taste does not match dirty rest stop bathroom air freshener aroma. Bitter. Resine pine astrinincy. Not very good. Quite bad. Maybe this was an off pour for some reason.