talionis (6) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
hay, resin, grass, spruce, alcohol, earthy, leather, leaves, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, very bitter, full body, average carbonation, long finish,
Enjoy by 4-20-14 does not disappoint. Very long finish, especially along the sides & tip of my tongue. Aromatic piney resin aroma immediately on cracking open the bomber; for some reason it took me back to fall of 1969 in Austin Texas (a lifetime ago) and walking into a basement apartment somewhere near 38 & 1/2 St, meeting this giant gnome sitting atop dozens of bricks of pot. "Wanna smoke some dope?" said the caterpillar man. Made a definite impression. As I said a lifetime ago; also reminds me of an evening around the spring of 1968 passing through a frat party (?) where the 13th Floor Elevators were playing. Strange associations come brewed in this bottle.
Picked this up at Whole Foods at the Domain. I did not know when I purchased this there would be time travel involved.
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoy by 4-20-14. Torpedo bottle at blaw. Nice clear golden color. Nice fresh tropical citrus hop aromas. Big grapefruit citrus tropical hop taste. Medium bitterness. Creamy slightly oil texture. Good. Very good.
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hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was Stone enjoy by 4-20 at Triangle Wine tap event in Southern Pines. It has a powerful aroma of grapefruit and other citrus flavors. It has a strong hops taste dominated by the grapefruit with a powerful citrus after taste. A wonderful Stone selection to try.
jtw (1146) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
enjoy by 04.20.2014. lovely hops abound - citrus, pine, weed, lots of character. little to suggest the 9.4% hugeness considering that there is not much sweetness to the aroma, or in the initial impression on the mouth. a little malt appears but it drowns in hops bitterness with a nice acidic bite throughout. very nice beer, and i appreciate the effort to deliver supremely fresh stuff!
bigguns22 (737) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the ale house in Columbia. A medium amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is so good tons of pine and a sweetness that softens the pine almost perfect. A flavor bomb that is full of piney hops and vanilla sugar. A cold beer that makes your mouth feel warm and happy.
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Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- points for the blatant dank/4:20 reference. A little on the nose for my taste.
ravens_n_beer (23) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed from a growler at Perfect Pour in Maryland. Wow, the aroma is so prevalent you can taste it before it is on your palate. Clear amber orange with a thin tan head. Very clean satisfying taste. Mouth feel is smooth, broad across the tongue and pairs well with a fresh spicy steak salad. This is so satisfying. Well done!!
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04.20.14 bottle. Poured a crystal clear amber-copper color with a large off-white head. Great hoppy aroma with spruce, pine, and herbs. Taste has a surprising malty backbone with plenty of good hops. Loads of herb flavors with lots of spruce. Very crisp and refreshing, the alcohol is well hidden. Instantly one of my favorite IPAs.
bigda83 (538) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 I first had this offering with the 2-14-14 version, however, it was a leftover more than two weeks past due when I bought it. Still extremely tasty, but when I saw this 4-20-14 bottle I had to pick one up to try fresh. Wow, am I glad I did. Pours is a hazy orange and gold with decent head and left some lacing throughout my glass. Very complex and citrusy smell with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine, evergreen, toast, and nuts. Taste is amazing with grapefruit, fresh hops, orange, grass, pine, pineapple, mango. A little alcohol is noticed too. This series is by far a top 5 among beers I have had. I will definitely get future releases.
LearninBeer (426) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 04-20-14. The aroma is hops - spruce/evergreen. Pours a clear golden orange, with big off white head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.