Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 4-20-14, keg at Five Horses. Amber with lovely white head and lacing. Super juicy tropical fruit, papaya and pineapple to the fore of the nose. So dank, there’s almost a sweaty sock character to it. Taste is quite sweet with very fruity hop bitterness. Smooth and full with a lasting papaya aftertaste. Excellent Double IPA.
GreggK25 (26) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4-20-14. Bottle, one week old. Pours a pretty hazy orange with a nice dense foam that leaves a thick lace. The nose is bright and citrusy with a huge load of grapefruit and a fair amount of pineapple, lemongrass, clover, mango, pine and toast. Taste is all Stone. Big, bright, juicy and really, really fresh with massive amounts of grapefruit, tons of fresh oily hop, lime, orange, grass, piney resin, pineapple, papaya, dry cracker, a touch of alcohol and a not so subtle hint of skunky closet funk. On the lighter side of medium body with a tangy slickness that finishes with zesty grapefruit and resiny hop oiliness. Pretty great DIPA.
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of a bottle on 3/21/14. pours clear light bronze with some head that goes away. Aroma is pungent earthy hops with em floral notes, some sweetness, and un-ripened melon. Taste is huge earthy hop burst without the harsh bitterness, mouthfeel is sticky and gummy. finish is long and flavorful throughout.
tendency (26) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 wow. bit stunned by this one. normally not a huge stone fan for whatever reason but wow they delivered HUGE with this DIPA. pours a hazy glowing golden orange. already with that color you know you’re on to DIPA heaven. massive citrus on the nose grapefruit, orange and peach (yeah i know that’s not a citrus fruit..) burst through. very zesty and fruity. to my taste a near flawless DIPA. must try.
"enjoy by 8-16-14" DIPA
jehoesefat (362) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful grapefruit aromas. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Well balanced flavor, strong on hops.
Pkaljian (1) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Strong, fullboddied double IPA. A taste that definitely sticks with you and stands out. I always love stone and am excited anytime I can get my hands on this.
kthomas80 (1) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is definitely one of my favorite IPAs. I stalk the beer stores to be one of the first to get it
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells amazing, strongly of grapefruit. On tap at tap n handle. Clear yellow gold color. Had after raging bitch and it tasted good, not overwhelming bitter to me. Long lingering fruit and herb finish.
stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 04.20.14 bottle from Good Beer, NYC. Golden peach. Aroma is floral hops - smells promising! Taste is hops, syrup and pine. Mild fruitiness. Lovely, just lovely. Finish is mildly sweet but not sticky at all - wonderfully clean on the palate. You just keep coming back for more. Not as wow! as Ruination but far more sessional. The presence of the 9.4% abv is almost totally absent. Great beer.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright nose and flavor. A little thin on the body for the ABV but the great fresh flavors make up for it!