KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2/15/13 edition. Drinking at home out of bomber poured into pilsner glass. Aroma- very nice clean hop aroma with citrus notes. Appearance- golden/light orange color with little head and carbonation. Taste- this is amazing stuff. Great amount of hops but soo drinkable. Palate- even the palate tastes clean as can be with wood fired hops flavor. Overall- one of my favorite beers of all time. Wish i could have more!
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
02.15.13 version. This is the third in this series that I've tried and I think this is my least favorite one. Something about the mouthfeel on this seems off. That said, still a pretty damn good fresh DIPA.
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Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, the 2-15-13 version. Bubbly eggshell head, mostly clear vibrant golden orange. Musky, dank, herbal, and some oniony hops in the aroma. Very aggressive and fresh: grassy, herbal, weedy, small scallion, and a him of grapefruit. Medium oily body.
jeremyh70 (558) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Nice clear amber color with two fingers of sudsy head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine predominately with a bit of malt sweetness. More balanced than I expected but still showcases the hops with citrus and resin flavors. Some cracker taste and barely any sweetness. Piney bitter finish that lingers and subtlety builds but isnâ€™t harsh. Medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel and medium/high carbonation. Second time trying this and appreciate the style more now that my pallet has become accustomed to hoppy beers. Very drinkable even thought prefer IPAs with a hint more sweetness.
kambei70 (461) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep golden yellow with medium white head. Smell is lightly piney with faint lemon. Taste is harsh pine bitterness that doesn't stay to long due to the carbonation. Little soapy. Not my favorite.
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bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Nice ruby grapefruit aroma with light sumemr fruit and pine. Grapefruit and pine flavor. medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and pine linger with light summer fruit.
Chico_Swanson (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.21.12 = Freaking Delicious. Just what I want out of a DIPA....Nice and hoppy with a little pine, lots of grapefruit/citrus, just a tiny bit of malt and an ABV between 9-10%. I’m hoping that Stone keeps releasing fresh batches of the same recipe from time to time and would highly recomend that all hop lovers give this one a whirl.
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber a week past its due date. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral and pine. Flavor is the same with a little tropical fruit. Very nice DIPA.
Fratto (2509) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. End of the World edition. Bright yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, and sap. Taste is bitter, a little fruit, grain, and sunflower seeds.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alewife Queens. This West Coast IPA makes a big first impression! Pine forest aroma and a flavor that is almost as striking. There is plenty of pine hop taste, but it doesn’t veer into Bitterville. A bit of metallic flavor does not spoil the fun. Hats off to Stone! (again)