peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber Enjoy by 10-31-14. The nose was absolutely amazing. The dipa flavor was fresh citrus. Well worth the wait. Stone knows how to brew a damn fine beer.
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mkel07 (4997) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at New York Beer Company September. Enjoy by 09.09.13. Big strong beer with a hop punch that leaves you reeling. Fresh as beer gets.
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/31/2014 draft at the local eatery and water hole San Diego. Poured a golden orange with a firm white head. Nose has stone fruit, pine and citrus. Fruit bowl. Taste is a wack of pine and stone fruit with a massive hop bill. Dry toasty bitterness. Soft carbonation. Sensational beer.
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soyorganic (306) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Enjoy by 10/31/14. Damn this is a nice change from usual IPAs. Unusually strong citrus taste in your face. Such a nice change from regular IPAs. This is rememberable. Stone does it right. Damn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
coachd (542) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoying the 10-31-14 version. Smells great - honey, pine hops, a little citrus and earthy aromas. Perfect dark golden color with a sticky white head. Tiny bubbles continuously rise to the top. The taste contains more citrus hops than pine. Not much up front, then the aftertaste hits you hard. Taste wise, I have had better IPA’s, especially from Stone. This one tastes like the Stochasity project grapefruit slam IPA made by Stone. A little too much citrus without enough malt sweetness to balance it. Where is the sweetness from the aroma? Palate is highly carbonated, but pretty good for the style. Overall good, but Stone has set the bar so high for me, especially for IPA’s. Try it, but don’t expect a score of 100.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 10/31/14. Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is of hops, tropical fruit, and pine. Taste is of sweet, juicy hops. There is lots of tropical. Fruit in this one. There is also a fair amount of pine and caramel. Long lingering sweet hop flavor. The alcohol in this one really warms you up. Very light in the body, and it goes down easy. Just an all around solid beer.
Lutz2jm (252) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bang of hops all around this one. From front to finish. Good amount of bite that is awesome. Drink this beer and enjoy it!
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 10/31/14 on Sunday, 10/5/14. Paired with 4.5 mg leaving me able to barely recall drinking it let alone the specific flavors. But this was absolutely spectacular--massive bright citrusy piney hops saturate every bit of this and it was big and glorious. Need to try to find more of this. Just a great feel-good big IPA.
Davidwbrown (5) - - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose, soft on the palate, good balance. Overall a very satisfying and tasty IPA. Enjoyed on October 7th for the Enjoy by 10.31.14 IPA in bomber size.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 10.31.14. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer on 10.6.14. Pours a light golden yellow, slight hue of orange. Aroma is explosive. Hop saturated. Nothing wrong with that! Flavor is big big hops, slightly sweet. Not cloying in the slightest. Finish is moderately bitter and dry. Very nice brew.