toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 ENJOY By 12-13-13. Wow this was just great. Poured into a shaker pint. Smell is fresh hop citrus piney. Taste is just wonderful. I need to go drink more of these before 12-13-13. Can not wait to try the next one.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hops blast you in the face. Get it now.
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Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear orange with a nice white head. Smells very fresh, almost woody. Has a really clean taste, very piney, sticky resin, great lingering finish. A really solid, awesome beer!! Yumm!
lklammer (1) - - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoy by 12.13.13 in a 22oz bottle served in a snifter. World of Beer Westchase. Smooth, easy drinking DIPA.
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at fiddlers. Pours a orange color with minimal head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste of pine and hops hits ya up front but no linger. Solid DIPA!!!
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/13/13, on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a very clear & sparkling, golden color, with a nice layer of fairly persistent, soft white & silky head foam, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was perfumy & expressive citrus as grapefruit, with a touch of sweetness, and smooth malt. A substantial, but non-abusive alcohol presence permeated both the nose & flavor. The taste also impressed with a strikingly deep hop bitterness that was citrus & rind, with a touch of resin, dryness, and most of all, a very lingering nature. Medium+ bodied, with a bit of a slick mouthfeel, and full flavor.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 04-01-13. Draught@Rattle N’Hum. Clear golden color, small white head. Pine-resiny, grapefruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Extremely fresh bitterness. Lots of pine needles and grapefruit. Some backing sweet malty-fruityness. Long lingering bitterness. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had.
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle Enjoy By 12-12-13. Pours golden caramel color with a 1" white head. Nose is wonderful! Caramel malts, piney hops, great balance! Taste is soooo smooth, no alcohol burn. I can see why this is such a highly rated, highly sought after beer.
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TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours clear golden, honey color with a totally retained egg white head. Copious lacing is present. Aroma is really nice and multi-layered. Nice piney aroma, smell resinous. Also mango and juicy aroma. Can’t wait for a sip. Taste is refreshingly bitter. The bitter taste is very juicy along the lines of fruit juice. This is really awesome IPA!!! Wished I had better access. Super yummy, IMO :)
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle
This might be one of the best Stone beers to date for one reason - you never have to wonder how old the bottle you’ve purchased is no matter which store it was purchased at. Couple that with world class contents and an affordable price point and you might just have one of the best IPAs commercially available through most of the United States.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze base glows as it absorbs the crisp white head. Resin, spruce, and the nose of a typical Stone IPA brighten the air like the smell of polished hardwood floors left to dry overnight.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, orange slices, and spruce tickle the tongue and back of the throat. It slowly warms the throat after a few sips until it finishes strong. This is not a superaggressive imperial IPA by extreme standards. That makes it all the more better - you won’t feel burned out after a glass or two. I’d recommend everyone try this once.