MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. Plenty of floral and citrus notes. Very fresh!
beersighted (134) - - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney, crisp, bitter goodness. Not as dank as past offerings, but one of my fave beer series.
Criz (347) - - JUN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into snifter out of bomber. 7-4-14 edition, golden in color with thin laying white head. This beer could be trouble, because it is insanely drinkable at 9.4%. Notes of fresh cut grass and grapefruit. Flavors of fresh hops, caramel, citrus, finished by a resinous note. Thin on the palate for a DIPA and doesn’t have the typical sweet finish. Awesome bitter hop profile. Session at your own risk.
Shinskyweiser (49) - - JUN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange. Think white foam that lingers. Sweet orange, clementine, resinous candy hop aroma. Very fresh! Bitter, resinous grapefruit slams the palate and lingers. One of the best/extreme IPAs out there!
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 22oz bomber, poured into a Stone IPA stemmed glass. The aroma is initially a light citrus zest with a strong pine note and some bread touches. As it mellows out, a strong herbal marijuana note comes through with distinct tangerine and grapefruit citrus and some warm caramel notes. It pours a clear yellow - copper color with a frothy and rocky white head. A thick, fluffy ring is retained along with a near solid surface coverage. It leaves and above average amount of puffy, messy lace. The taste strikes an excellent balance between medium high bitter and sweet. The oily slick texture is accompanied by a soft, but lightly prickly, carbonation. The medium full body finishes with a juicy citrus a pine. Near the end of the bottle, the finish becomes more caramel in nature. It’s crisp and mostly clean. A dry pine and resin aftertaste stick around for a while with hints of bitter and sour citrus and some caramel.
vikingguy (1050) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with medium foamy head and mega lacing. Not a big bouquet but tangy orangey citrus aroma. Taste - does taste fresh but didn't blow me away as I was hoping. Hops are a balance of floral, earthy, piney and tropical fruit. Has a resinous hop finish. All this bitterness is balanced atop a hefty caramel malt base. Real nice, only mildly dissappointed.
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Modularman (132) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of pine appearance is clear gold with fluffy white head, taste of pine with little lingering. You would never know this beer was over 9%
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.4.14 pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and grapefruit very present on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more grapefruit.
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Enjoy By 07-04-14] - piney, citrus, pine cone like. This has been the easiest batch to get my hands on. The 9.4% alcohol is hardly noticeable. This version seemed to be less spicey to me. Still my fav double IPA.
lownote (493) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliant gold with a thin white head from tap. Super well balanced happy beer. Its so stone but doesn’t punch me in the face.