Insertpunhere (29) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had the pleasure of trying many of the releases and they are damn good. Huge hop presence, nice roasted character, dank, bitter, umami, soy. I know that sounds weird. I love this beer! Very good. You really should drink it before the date, even earlier. As soon as it hits the shelves it should be consumed. No I don’t work for Stone.
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Levi. Enjoy by 7.04.14? Clear to hazy white head. Citrus, orange juice aroma, mildly citrus flavour and mild bitterness. Medium-to-full body, juicy finish. Nice.
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Meadows, 16/8/14. Pours golden, nose is fruity, sweet toffee, pine, taste is dry, sticky toffee, parma violets?
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 08-16-14. Big thanks to BenH allowing me to pick up his spare. Shared on a park bench in the Meadows. Classy jakey action. Pours pale gold, thick white head. Big resin nose, something floral too. Taste is bitter, but well balanced. Was expecting a kick in the face from Stone, but this was remarkably drinkable. Medium body, texture is creamy edging towards thin. Bitter finish. Good.
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Taster på Stone. 08-16-14. Let kattepis ellers citrus. Smagen er frisk med en pungent tropisk note kørende for sig. Lækker IIPA hvis man tager kattepissen for hvad den er.God bitterhed.
Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 23 July. 08-16-14 variant. Poured a clear, bright, deep amber colour, with a dense white head and good lacing. Huge aroma of fresh hops, perfume, citrus, resin, dried fruit and spruce. Pine needles in the flavour, with some mango sweetness and grain. Rich complex hops in the finish, with some resin, marmalade, candy sugar and chewy grain. Excellent!
Suttree (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, nice white head. Smells stoney, hint of smoke, and lots of citrus. Hops dominate the taste, as you might expect. Some toasty notes, but mostly citrusy hops.
Evchenko (3) - Bristol, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From Brewdog Bristol. Wouldn’t usually spend this kind of money on one bottle but it was every bit worth it. Lovely aroma, citrus and bitter quality to the hops, gorgeous body and a lovely warming alcohol glow. Surprisingly drinkable for a 9.4% offering. Well worth the spondoolies, best IPA I’ve had.
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange. Aroma is floral, piney, and grapefruit. Taste is sweet grapefruits upfront and a bitter piney finish.
Garrold (1245) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog, Sheffield. Fairly big hype round this, which is annoying. Just put it in the fridge, tell folks it’s in there, and they’ll buy it. No need for the, "Oooh, hurry up, the fridges are nearly empty" shite. Anyway, it’s dank and fusty and piny and orangey. Chewy and boozy, too. As Mr. Flav said, "Don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t dont dont believe the hype. Ooeeeurrgghhhaa".