Beerenberger (1116) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
10-25-13 - Pine, spruce, and resin combine with pineapple notes provide a robust hop aroma. An orangish-amber pour under a white ring with no lacing. As one would expect, the overall taste is bitter, but not over the top as the nose suggested. Pine, resin, and tropical fruit, are dominate thought out the taste experience, start to finish. There is also a welcomed malt presence. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, very refreshing and surprisingly drinkable.
chargerfanjess (119) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/25 enjoy by at Tap That in Oceanside. Usual fantastic nose by the cohorts at Stone. Glass clear. Pure white frothy head. Crisp bitter tast up front, piny resin on back end. Very enjoyable.
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fresh Craft, Denver. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is big hop and some creamy butterscotch. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt hop liqourice palate. Now this is a real IPA!
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Fresh Craft, Denver. Pours clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma is amazing fruity, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin, orange peel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and heavy bitter, hop resin clinging onto your tongue and not letting go. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew!
Crash_the_dog (68) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I've had four of these, most recently the 10/25/13, and they've all been dynamite. Ridiculous hops flavors, and then some more hops to balance things out. Really awesome beers.
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AbbeyRoade (203) - Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the best double IPA I’ve ever had....and I have had a lot of ’em. Extremely fresh, juicy, floral hop aroma. Taste is incredibly quenching, sticky, sweet, hoppy...no bitterness, not too much carb. This is truly a perfect brew. Nice golden color with white foamy head. Delectable.
TxDrewski (6) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, but a little sweet. Peach notes are pronounced. This is an excellent beer.
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Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ballsy play by stone. Great painted bomber. Clear, light orange beer, big fluffy head. Assertively hoppy aroma, on the edge of being chemical. Not my style, but technically very good. Edgy, fruity (kumquat, grapefruit, pineapple), a little soapy perhaps, mineral. Silky mouthfeel, citrus pith bitterness in the finish. Piney burping afterwards. Big beer, 10.25.13 batch on 10.4.13. New Leaf Market.
Barreras (754) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden amber color. Aroma is of pine, mixed with clean citrus and hops. Taste is crisp, fresh, and easy going. The only thing typical about this beer is the IPA aftertaste that quickly dissipates after the swallow. A very tasty IPA that is truly fresh, with huge floral and citrus notes.
Lupulucid (175) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Enjoy by 10-25-13: This is not a delicate, refined or particularly academic DIPA. It is a raucous romp into hop domination. There is a nice base of malt but the hops are not restrained or balanced by this aspect. The hops are complex but the most interesting component is the dank of muscadine. In wine this flavor is called foxy and is not so highly esteemed. It is more appealing in beer, almost as much as in muscadine jelly. I’ve had previous batches of this series, but this is the best yet.
Enjoy By 12-13-13 This just keeps getting better. Malt is still very strong but hops get the edge. The balance between hop flavors and malt sweetness is deeper and more complex as hops seem a touch more expressive in this iteration. I have been interested, now I’m hooked.