_angst_ (2772) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2. Labeled Enjoy By 08.16.14. Pours hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly fruity, slightly herbal and tiny earthy with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, lemon balm, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny herbal with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, pineapple, mango, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, tiny sticky sweet, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny herbal with biscuits, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, unripe mango, orange zest and lemon zest. Tasty but i suspect the only way to really enjoy this is crazy fresh on spot in San Diego.
lukedarock (163) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn great has awesome dipa style without the extra bite, flavors are there and looks perfect
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 (2371) - 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 (2283) - 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 (3339) - 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 (2602) - 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 (1783) - 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 (5141) - 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.