zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Y-not in Chesapeake, VA (enjoy by 02-15-13). Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind and pineapple. Flavor is a little sweeter than the aroma would lead you to believe with light caramel that combines with bitter floral and grapefruit hops. Finish is clean yet there is a lingering bitterness. You could not ask for much more from a DIPA than what this offers. Outstanding.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium off-white head with clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple/pine, light catty. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy, pine/pineapple, some grapefruit, catty. Medium body, some resin, quite drinkable. Alcohol very well masked.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Utterly amazing. I’ve had 3 of the 4 releases of this and the latest 2-15-13 is fantastic. I’ve had 4 bombers and 2 growlers of this stuff. One of my all time favorite beers for sure. Huge dank aroma, totally clear dark yellow/taste is very floral with resin/pine. Bitter finish to the core and just oh so inviting. I love this beer!
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th, Enjoy by 2/15/13 batch. Light orange, aroma is shockingly almost exactly like tomato vine. Flavor is green hop, just a blast of it. Bitter finish. Quite unique. Definitely memorable, a standout in the tasting.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of 2-15-13 from the coop. Aroma was amazing in the first five seconds...almost like the Younger. Took a drink...it was awesome, then it took an absolute nose dive towards bitter. Signature bitter Stone hops washed over this one like a tidal wave. Came back a little, but I'm not that impressed. I liked Simtra better, and the Elder blows it away. Uh, buh-bye.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BEENJAMIN (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gasoline, lots of pine, and melons on the nose. Really hot straight out of the bottle, needed to warm up a bit and once it did it became a hop lovers dream. This is an outstanding double IPA!
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Smokin’ Joe’s. Enjoy by 2-15-13. Terrific fresh hop aromas. Grass, pine, bitter citrus peel, apricot … heavenly. Very funky with ozone and bong water. Deep amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts lightly sweet, funky with grass, resin, ozone, and rubber. Potent hop character throughout, with burnt brown sugar and creme brûlée sweet finish. Fairly smooth bitter after, very tasty.
swoopjones (4903) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, enjoy by 02-15-13. cooper colored pour, fresh hop aroma, sharp leafy resiny bitterness upfront. Citrus heavy, tongue scraping bitterness. great beer
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/15/13 bottle. I highly anticipated this and even took a picture of it with the space needle for the site. What i appreciate about this is that it abounds with hop flavor and aroma without the palate wrecking bitterness especially for a strong IIPA. Kudos. Alcohol well hidden. Bottomline, i’ve had a dozen of other double ipa’s with the same indistinguishable hop profile.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at M&V. Pours a clear burnished medium amber with a loose creamy white head. Big rindy nose--grapefruit rind and orange rind, pithy and a little earthy with plenty of caramel. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nice toasty caramel backbone with tons of fairly astringent, oily citric hops, heavy pithy rind presence, nice dark and tangy finish. Very good stuff for sure.