RedSox2004 (1306) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Daily Pint. Clear orange/yellow with a big fluffy bright white head and very nice lacing. Big hoppy pine and grapefruit aromas, with a touch of caramel and toffee to keep it honest. Grapefruit and other citrus dominate a bitter palate, with a deep caramel sweetness filling out the profile. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture and a crisp clean bitter finish. Very nice.
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle compliments of Annie, pours a bright hazy pumpkin orange with huge fluffy white head. Great lacing patterns. Aromas of caramel, cheesy and floral hops. As it sat it started smelling like cartelized sugar or a cream brûlée coating. Taste is just as awesome with pineapple, hop resin oils, garlic, wood, vanilla, butter and other tangy green funkiness. So cheesy. Finishes moderately bitter and refreshing. Easily the best hoppy beer Stone has ever produced.
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super floral aroma with hints of nectarine. Slightly hazy golden-orange body with a rich, foamy head and lots of lacing. Prickly hops with a sharp, citrus body balanced with traces of pecan...a big, one-of-a-kind ipa. I enjoyed it.
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft into a pint glass at Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery on Aug. 26, 2012 (for $???) in San Diego, Calif. Poured a hazy orange, caramel and honey with white, creamy lacing. Great retention all around.
Smelled butter, light citrus hops (orange, tangerine), caramel, toffee and butterscotch.
Tasted lemon, grass, grain, wheat, butterscotch, butter and caramel. Very bitter!
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
After rating this, I think I had to have either received a different beer or a tainted one. Will give it another go.
ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear, pale amber -- I prefer my IPAs hazy don’t ask me why. Thin white head, little retention. Nose is piney and tropical fruit, not overpowering, but nice. Mouth is full of grapefruit in the front, some tropical fruit towards the middle, fades out with a lingering bitterness. A very nice one-off from the SBC. A-
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Eureka Burger. Rating #44. Very clear golden pour with a white head. Nice aroma, very floral and citrusy with a little pineapple. Flavor is nice, not as good as the aroma, it’s a little too sweet for my liking, but good overall. (2474)
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a crystal clear, gold colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is really nice and fresh. Lots of florals and dank pines giving off plenty of grapefruit citruses and some peach aspects. Fairly earthy as well with with a light biscuity caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar. Very floral and very dank with lots of pines, earth, grapefruit citruses, and peach. Nice, lightly sweetened malt backing with touches of bread and caramel. Peach aspect picks it up a bit at the end where this finishes dry and fairly bitter, but well balanced with lots of citrus-peach and a light malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a cool concept and a great DIPA. Very clean, well attenuated, and balanced with plenty of hops. Highly enjoyable.
skmikeg (970) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Pours a amber orange with a nice off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, resiny pine, weed, some sweet malt, tropical fruit, And some caramel. Taste is is grapefruit, orange-tangerine, resiny pine, spruce, weed, some sweet malts, and some caramel. Has a medium full body with super creamy and oily mouthfeel and a somewhat dry and pretty bitter lingering finish. Overall, a very fresh and tasty DIPA.
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Scott for sharing....Pours out a beautifully clear, darker golden color with a nice off white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, mango, citrus, lemon and light pine with slight sweetness. Taste is complex, and hoppy, but not over the top bitter, nice tropical fruits, mango, light citrus, oily hops, coconut, resin, light papaya, and some lingering bitterness on the finish that is slightly dry, but the alcohol is very well hidden. Awesome beer and concept
Getbetter (880) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off a tap, foggy but still see thru, pale in color, had a citrus aroma,balanced ibu taste and will have another.