JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with minimal head. Aroma is fruity and resinous. Flavors of grapefruit and pine.
brewballs (215) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stone continues to put out the most overhyped and boring IPA’s ever! I can’t tell the difference between one or the other. Typical Stone. Foamy head. Hoppy. Tinny, cloying wash down. Bitter and easy to pin down. I like IPA’s by Sierra, like their Hoptimum or even Ballast Point. Definitely did not reinvent the wheel. Kinda keeps spinning in the same direction.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 11-12-13 on tap. Wow.......the first Stone beer I’ve enjoyed. Vibrant, hoppy, balanced, refreshing. An outstanding beer.
TheodoreRuxpin (7) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great concept...nice fresh beer. Looks great, has a very strong aroma and big flavor..
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Del Friscos, Charlotte and numerous other bottles. Yeah this is a really good beer. Smells like a hop, grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Taste is mind numbing. So easy to drink, absolutely no alcohol burn, dangerously easy to drink. Proof that aging beer is complete bullshit. I am sure someone will age a bottle and bring it out in 2023 for a tasting showing that they have the oldest (and in turn shittiest) beer in the house! Yay for no aging beers. Thanks Stone.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Enjoy By 11-12-13. Clear-ish golden with 1 cm white head. Aroma of citrus and some catpiss. Taste is crisp lemony grapefruit and pine. Very bitter and dry.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Enjoy By 10-25-13. Clear golden with a white head. Great weedy hoppy aroma full of fresh tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of fruity, weedy and piney hops, with some malt sweetness and a very bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very good and highly-drinkable for 9.4%.
chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly citrus-dominated IPA. I suppose that’s why it’s so fresh, but this is an intriguing beer. Quite bitter, very fruity with a sharp citrus finish, this beer is well worth checking out when available.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable IPA, very drinkable IPA. Above average mouthfeel. Good malt finish. Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet.
koleminer20 (2575) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Re-rate. Enjoy By 07.04.14. 22 oz bottle. The only things I’m changing are flavor and palate. The flavor is beautifully hoppy. There is a nice light malt profile to it, and the citrus is just beautiful. The mouth feel is really solid and the carbonation is right on. The lingering bitter hoppy citrus aftertaste is just great.
Original rating: Enjoy by 11.12.13. On draft at Red Rock. The pour is a beautiful orangey gold with a decent lace. The aroma is incredibly hoppy, and equally citrusy. The flavor smacks you in the face with the hops, then the grapefruit and citruses take over into a very smooth and dry finish. This is a great IPA