AAEA (266) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 FL OZ ($7.99) 10.31.14 beer, omg! wow! this is gooooooood beer. imagine an IPA you really want and then kick it in the ass and and 3.4% ABV to it. yea then you’ll have this beast. very very drinkable 9.4% abv. so IPA lovers are gonna say wow. I really like this beer. go get yours before its gone and if your state doesn’t have it order it online.
JeffFaust (10) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful aroma of grapefruit and sativa. Appearance is amber and clear with a frothy white head. There’s no surprise that this is a heavily bitter beer, and tasting it brings out more aromas of lemon and oregano. It’s surprisingly creamy on the palate for a DIPA, average carbonation, and a long bitter finish.
TraderCoop (6) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was in love with this Stone 10/31/14 at first sip. Perfect DIPA for my palate. Super fresh hops burst into your mouth with a fresh citrus, Sits great on your palate as you crave another sip. Much better than the 9/20/14 offering. One of my favorite Ipa of the year.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
10-31-14 batch. This is pretty much everything I want in a double ipa. Has a nice citrus burst with a danky resign type finish.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold pour with creamy white head. Bready malt with a resiny hop kicker. Medium malt with a nice floral/resiny bitter finish. Nice body form a solid beer
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everything perfect here, hence the 5 rating...you just gotta have this hops are perfect and the cereal malts balance perfectly even though this is a hop dominated brew.
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
"A GREAT super fresh, super tasty IIPA that blew the very good Stone 16th AV ale right outta the water. Dank, bright, complex hop profile with enough malt to balance but in no way interfere with the hops, which are showcased superbly here! Wonderful beer. Upon repeat visits, gott bump it to the upper stratosphere of 4.7.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: enjoy by 7-4-14 almost 60 days past best by date, pour is hazy golden orange with large white head. Aroma is hoppy, faded somewhat I think but still big with citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Flavor is stone fruit, tangerine, a bit of mango and light caramel. A good beer even past it’s prime, missing the bigger Aroma and flavor pop that a fresh one has. I will have to try a fresh batch for comparison.
Shot (402) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
09-20-14. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aromas are loads of fresh floral hops, pine, citrus. Flavors are bursting with crisp hops, sweet grapefruit, pine needles, hay and biscuit. Finishes with bitter citrus and sharp hop bite. Medium mouthfeel; slightly syrupy. Very nice.
firemarshal (203) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Enjoy by 09.20.14. Pours crystal clear amber. Very little head and carbonation. Aroma is all the goodness you would expect from a proper American DIPA. Mango, melon, pine, light crisp malt. The flavor is very good, but young. I guess that’s the idea. Resinous, salty, tropical fruit, and a bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. A damn fine brew.
Enjoy by 10.31.14. Same as above.