Deadfly101 (2) - - JUL 31, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If your a Pliny hunter and happen to try this is a must!
A= Big Citrus pine Tropical notes . Light alcohols. Malt Takes back seat to this hop forward beer. Dank comes thru as it warms.
A= Light amber straw , Hazy but not un realistic. Full off white head faded to tight bubble lacing.
Face punch of hops! low toasty bread , light caramel. Sweet malt . Dank Citrus Grapefruit ,orange lemon spicy pine. All over the place.
Med body good carbonation . no astringency but the hops do leave a lasting bitterness.
O= If you see it on tap its worth a try . Solid and most interesting IPA Ive ever had from Stone
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: I was taken by surprise when I saw this sitting on the shelf because I never received an E-mail from Stone announcing it. It wasn’t until I got home later that night I saw the newsletter sent only hours earlier from when I bought it. Anyways, now about the beer. Poured a golden blonde liquid and was accompanied by an average sizing of white foam head. Aroma is completely dominated by fresh oily green hops that smell organically earthy of fruits and vegetables yet also musty. The flavor is even more vibrant than my nose led me to believe because of an intense level of bitterness that comes from some seriously oily hops. These same hops give off a strong taste of citrus fruit and zest, vinegar, honey and sweet onion. So glad I got to sample this fresh off the shelf.
BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: 5/17/13 version. Poured hazy golden-orange with a 2-finger off-white head. Strong, deep citrusy hop aroma. Medium body with a mildly oily finish. Strong flavor of grapefruit hops, with a bit of citrus peel acidity in the finish.
tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Amber color, crystal clear. Great nose, awesome hop flavor. I did prefer ruinten however
J_man (619) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The grassy, herbaceous hop aroma coming off this has Stone written all over it. Beautiful crystal clear medium gold color with a nice and lasting white head. The first sensation is a bite at the back of the throat which I’m not sure is caused by the hops or the alcohol or both, but it’s an enjoyable sensation. This is quickly followed by a devastatingly bitter, tongue numbing bitterness with a delicious combination of grass, pine and grapefruit (all the greatest hits!). This is countered by a caramel malt sweetness that helps mellow the hops just enough to keep it from becoming ridiculous. That balance of sweet and bitter sticks to the tongue through the finish. I did miss my perfect window of 7/4/2013, but I can’t imagine this being any better than it is.
alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange color. Aroma was perfumy with alot of floral. Taste was quite bitter; floral, perhaps too much so. Strong, but not the best/most complex flavor.
alexanderj (3194) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; 8/2; strong aroma of citrus, grapefruit, earth and BO/funk. Flavor was good, but probably average for the style. Earthy and citrus; alot of hopping. Some sweetness; alcohol fairly well subdued. Good, not great.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All around great nose and balance. Enough hops to wet the appetite, but malt to back it up, yet leave it alone.
tleaver33 (58) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy By 08.02.13 poured from bottle. Perfect color for an IPA. Love the aroma - citrus and floral notes. Great hop character too. Very clean front with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not quite as good as when it’s a day or two old, but still very good.
UDBeernut (1247) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle of 08.02.13 from tleaver, many thanks bro. pours copper with an ample cream colored head with some lacing left behind. nose has pine, citrus peel, cat piss, mango. fuck dude. taste has this plus caramel and stiff bitterness. body is smaller than the 9+% abv would suggest.