LinusStick (3136) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn good beer and a great concept. This was a 9/13/13 consumed on 9/8/13. Aroma was good. Strong hops, turpentine and paint thinner (all in a good way). Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger of pillow for a head. Taste was very bitter and fresh. Strong citrus, grapefruit rind and hot alcohol mix with sticky sweet malt. The sweetness never has a chance because the bitterness and hotness wipes it out in the finish. Nice carbonation for the style.
superspak (4229) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1700th review! 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, peach, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical and citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, and light caramel on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity of big citrus/tropical hop flavors with surprisingly light pine presence; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA as expected. All around awesome complexity of tropical/citrus hops; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 9.13.13
Aroma: orange juice, grassy hops. Appearance: slightly cloudy, golden orange. Excellent lacing and carb bubbles. Off-white and foamy head with decent to subpar retention. Taste: Orange, grapefruit, with peppery notes in the middle that fade into a light alcohol and bitter finishes that cleans up nicely, leaving little aftertaste. Palate: Soft, oily. Lively carb with a bitter but short-lived finish.
GoForShlomo (47) - - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
9-13-13; light hoppy aroma; golden appearance with thin white head; big bitter hop taste; very fizzy on the palate with a bitter finish; overall a terrific double IPA that I would order any time I saw it available
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jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just delicious. The freshness is apparent in the aroma. Nice hop flavor and smooth finish.
acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy IPA with a balance of the malt and hop flavor. Great dry hop tending towards blue cheese and pine more than citrus.
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoy by 09-13-13. Pours a dark hazy gold with moderate white head. Intense resinous aroma reminiscent of onions and pine along with some tropical fruits. Taste is bitter and resinous with a decent caramel malt backbone. Well made DIPA which could be more on the fruity side.
Alphadelic (2065) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.13.13. Oh yeah. Stone are just great at this sort of stuff. Very tropical on the nose. In the mouth it is light and drinkable for its stature. A good, rolling bitterness that comes in waves without taking too much out on the palate. Very tasty even though I’m not in an IPA mood at this time.
EJ5632 (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9.13.13. Pours golden with light head. Strong resiny aromas and flavor. On the sweet side with a fair bit of balance. A little on the sweet side, But very good overall.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].
[ As Stone Enjoy By 04-01-13 IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, resin, hop oil, harsh. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, harsh, hoppy, hop oil, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.