riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fuck yeah rare beer. So rare the fag at 99 bottles seemed upset when i asked if they had it. Guess i dont look like your average just got into beer ba homo. My bad. Just give me the motherfucking beer im not going to trade it for whatever rare beer most of you cock fags want currently. Eat a god damn dick. Guess he didnt know im the number one mother fucking rater in the whole state. Next time i will learn him on that shit, comprende. Anyways, beer is pungent and citrusy grapefruit orange floral some dank crackery malt a light sweetness. Pours golden great head and lace clarity all that shit. Flavors of bright citrus hops crackery malt a little bread. Light sweetness. Chewy citrus. Dank bitterness. Clean malt fuck yeah. No sign of 9.6%. Yup. Eat a dick beer fags. Gobble gobble gobble. Its beer. I hate you.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best IPAs I’ve ever tasted. Floral aroma. Yellow orange body with white head. Lots of lacing. Floral flavour, just stunning with a hop goodness. I bought a carboy to take home.
obguthr (4585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank pine, spruce, only slight cat urine character, wonderful intensity. Clear amber, thin head. More cat urine on the palate. Grapefruit peel. Light body. Dank, green, and tasty.
tia (1239) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
RG 19. Golden with light foamy head and light lacing. I really like the aroma- I agree with Kinz on tomato vine. Slight sweetness,.but the tomato vine comes through to the flavor. Fave of the testing so far.
HopTsing (454) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured a pale yellow brew with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sensamelia. Light bodied with flavors of malt, grapefruit, and pine resine.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. 2/15/13 and 11/12/13 batch. Bright clear light golden pour with faint ring of white head. Smells out of this world. Huge Citrusy, floral, white grapey, and just an amazing hop boquet. Uber bitter. Very weedy. Very Tasty. Very awesome! One of my favorite IPAs I’ve ever had. and while the aroma of the 11/12/13 batch was still amazing, the flavor wasn’t quite as good as I had originally recalled. Still. Amazing beer.
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear golden with a creamy lacey white head. The aroma is brings sweet citrusy hops in the nose. The flavor brings sweet delicious some what perfumey hops, bitternes is not overbearing, just blends well with the overall style.
AlexChillton (18) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy By 02.15.13
Bottle on 01/18/13, bottled on date is 01/11/13
First off, this bottle came into Flagstaff, AZ, where I had it, exactly 7 days after the bottles on date. That is no small feat when it comes to getting fresh beer in Flag. So, good for Stone and their distributors. I want to see more of that kind of dedication to freshness.
Pours a clean, clear, light gold color with a small ring of head. Might have been nice if this had had a little more head. Nose is fresh pine with some floral notes and a hint of mango. The taste has a lightly stanky pine bite to it that bursts with sweet, fresh floral and tropical fruit flavors. Sticky pine resin lingers on the tongue for a but afterwards. This beer reminds me a lot of a toned down Ruination Tenth Anniversary. It's almost like they squeezed all of the best aspects of that beer into a more quaffable package. It's nowhere near as stanky as Tenth was either which, in this case, is nice as it allows some of the subtler flavors to shine.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fully transparent light orange with a thin head and nice lacing. Aroma is, of course, dominated by hops, and I am picking up heavy tropical fruit and pine up front. Flavor brings more bitterness, especially upfront, with a bit of booze. Hops are abundant and hit a variety of notes - pine, tropical fruit, a little citrus, a bit of caramel malt underneath. Finishes quite bitter and a just a bit harsh, which lowers the score on this otherwise highly enjoyable DIPA. Definitely something for hop lovers to try if they can.
Padron4KM (660) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is loaded with earthy, piney, citrusy, danky, hops, but there is some caramel malt layered in there.
Flavor is all about the hops. Floral shows up first, then come earth and pine fighting for dominance, then the citrusy goodness I love so much hanging around with some pepper waiting for the finish. Sweet caramel malt is there to provide balance.
High ABV is hidden well, just a little heat evident after the beer has warmed.