Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of a bottle on 3/21/14. pours clear light bronze with some head that goes away. Aroma is pungent earthy hops with em floral notes, some sweetness, and un-ripened melon. Taste is huge earthy hop burst without the harsh bitterness, mouthfeel is sticky and gummy. finish is long and flavorful throughout.
tendency (26) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 wow. bit stunned by this one. normally not a huge stone fan for whatever reason but wow they delivered HUGE with this DIPA. pours a hazy glowing golden orange. already with that color you know you’re on to DIPA heaven. massive citrus on the nose grapefruit, orange and peach (yeah i know that’s not a citrus fruit..) burst through. very zesty and fruity. to my taste a near flawless DIPA. must try.
"enjoy by 8-16-14" DIPA
jehoesefat (274) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful grapefruit aromas. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Well balanced flavor, strong on hops.
Pkaljian (1) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Strong, fullboddied double IPA. A taste that definitely sticks with you and stands out. I always love stone and am excited anytime I can get my hands on this.
kthomas80 (1) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is definitely one of my favorite IPAs. I stalk the beer stores to be one of the first to get it
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells amazing, strongly of grapefruit. On tap at tap n handle. Clear yellow gold color. Had after raging bitch and it tasted good, not overwhelming bitter to me. Long lingering fruit and herb finish.
stoutnick (539) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04.20.14 bottle from Good Beer, NYC. Golden peach. Aroma is floral hops - smells promising! Taste is hops, syrup and pine. Mild fruitiness. Lovely, just lovely. Finish is mildly sweet but not sticky at all - wonderfully clean on the palate. You just keep coming back for more. Not as wow! as Ruination but far more sessional. The presence of the 9.4% abv is almost totally absent. Great beer.
raradel (341) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright nose and flavor. A little thin on the body for the ABV but the great fresh flavors make up for it!
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[5299-20130428] Tap. Orange citrus aroma has a nice hoppy sap note. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and lattice lacing. Bitter orange rind and citrus juicy sap flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitterly boozy. Delicious, very drinkable. (8/4/8/4/18) 4.2
(@ The Whiskey Room, Burlington, VT)
CpyNPrnT (377) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 2012 edition, I’m 12-21-12 from my notes. Orange, floral, hoppy goodness. Palate wrecker, see Stone.
Super bitter, lots of hops, dangerously drinakable, nice citrus, nice grapefruit. WOW.