smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, 2-15-13. Pours a sparkling copper color with generous white head. Very aromatic- tons of citrus and floral notes in the nose of this. Smooth hoppy flavor with plenty of citrus with mellow bitter finish. This is fresh and it shows.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super impressed...so fresh...easy way to say this would be that it was double sculpin. What I mean by that is that it’s very pale, with a low body and super bitter, super crisp. Very refreshing, very fresh....great beer.
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, 02-15-13. Clear golden brown with ivory frosting. Nose is fresh cut pine, toffee and pink grapefruit. From the first sip there is no doubt this is a hop bomb. Dank, resiny, oozing bitter oils with enough of a crisp buzz to scrub the palate. Taste is grapefruit peel, pine, eucalyptus and sage. A bit harsh, could this be too fresh?
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of pine, dank, grapefruit and light malty notes. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, orange peel, biscuity malts. One heck of a double
rgfellow (93) - - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Bomber at home (02-15-13). Pours a pale orange with minimal head. Aroma is heavy pine, some citrus. Taste is bitter that quickly fades; citrus, some breadiness. Really fine beer with amazing aroma - shows the huge role age plays in hoppy beers.
TheGB (460) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Enjoy By 2.15.13 edition. Pours kinda fizzy and yellow, sorry Stone. Fantastic aroma of bitter spruce, stone fruit and citrus. Nice taste with resin, grass and light malt. Very nice palate, not overly bitter for a DIPA, mostly hits with the hop aroma.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very excited to try my first bottle of this.
Enjoy by 2.15.13
The beer is crystal clear and appears a radiant golden hue. The head measures in at approximately a half inch, leaving sparse lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings tangy citrus and tropical fruit. Smells awesome. The flavor is also exquisite. A hop bomb with notes of pine and a bouquet of tropical fruit. Pleasant lingering bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and bit sticky on the palate. Highly drinkable with alcohol presence dangerously well hidden. Not only the best IPA I have had from Stone, but the best beer I have had from them overall. A world class IPA. Delicious.
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Draft at Khyber Pass. 2-15-13 version. Very nice clear gold with a frothy head that left some draping lace. Huge bitter floral notes. Like chewing on fresh hops. Lemon seeds. Fresh grass. Grapefruit pith. Feels fizzy on the tongue despite being poured in a tulip with no visible signs of heavy carbonation. Gentle sugar cane sweetness but mostly it is all about the hops. Little fireworks. Lasting bitter finish. Great stuff.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by 02.15.13:   Bright straw, fiery, very translucent, moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Big sweet pithy nose.   Also seems dank.   Big citrusy hop goodness, pithy, slight sweet pine.   Thankfully not overly bitter given its a hop forward example.   Big dankness, pith, and citrus peel base.   Not as big or thick as I expected for an IIPA.   However, smooth without being overly bitter.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Smooth pithy and citrus peel finish.   Loads of citrus, not too sweet, but also not terribly bitter either.   Very fresh overall.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 02.15.13 variety. Pours a transparent orange with a small head. Nose? It’s all hops. Literally like sticking your nose in a bag of whole-cone hops -- they really, really did the hops justice in this one. I suppose that’s no surprise. Just barely enough caramel malts to counter -- just the way it should be.. Mandarin and grapefruit dominate, with floral notes present -- just slightly boozy, but really pretty smooth for almost 10%. Flavor doesn’t have quite the hop punch that the aroma does (makes me wonder if they hopbursted this brew) -- but this is really pretty great. Up there with the Plinys, for sure.