DWestrick (412) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - very nice IPA. Luckily, I enjoyed this about 20 days before the world ends. Damn you Mayans!
writerljberg (468) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Shane. Thanks! Served in tulip.
A: Lovely golden color with a thin lacing after a semi-aggressive pour.
N: Sweetened hop juice. Aromatic pineapple and mango. Some spruce tips. Very tropical. Clementines and mandarin orange. Doesn’t have the nose crushing bitterness which is quite good.
T: Bitter spruce extravaganza. Tons of pine and earth floor from the hops. A little sweetness and some mandarin orange. Some biscuit and malt. There’s more pineapple and grapefruit as this warms.
M: Full mouthfeel with a lot of hop resin. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.
O: I will be drinking this entire bottle and enjoying it all the way through. A complete beer. Definitely a Stone IPA, too.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts and just a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops with some more bitterness and some biscuit. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops with some good bitterness, some sweet caramel and bready malts, and a hint of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice hop profile with good bitterness throughout. Good overall balance.
seth_lfod (316) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Batch 12.21.12... picked up out of state thanks Nick! Getting resin, grapefruit and some other sort of tropical... maybe mango? Smells fantastic. Pours a clear orange will a slight head. Taste follows and I get the grapefruit and mango(?) upfront. Slightly bitter, really easy drinking for 9%. Would definitely seek out again!
Batch 05.17.13 bottled on 04/12/13 drank on 04/21/2013. Again, heavy tropical fruit scents and pretty much everything I said above again. Great beer and props to Stone for keeping this going and delivering this time to my home state.
jhp40219 (238) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-21-12. Pours a nice clear copper with a large white head. Aroma and taste of earthy hop, citrus, wheat, malts and pine. Texture is light and crisp, yet creamy. Moderate carbonation. Excellent, easy sipper!
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-21-12. Its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity hops, pineapple. Taste is a nice malt backbone, balanced nicely with the fruity hops. Nice fruity hop aftertaste. A great beer to end it all!
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tapat Three Kings. Clear with minimal head. The most noticeable facet to me were the hops that had a distinct onion taste. It was light on the malts and they seemed to be pale. This was crisp and uncomplicated. Nice.
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-21 batch. Pours a medium orange color with a small tope colored bubbly head. Notes of syrup, hops, flowers, and a bit of earth. Expected more b
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden clear with two finger head that gives good medium to heavy lacing. Lemon lime hop aroma. Toasted malt in the background. Medium to full body with medium but soft cRbonation. Long pleasant bitter finish. Not as tongue biting as the typical stone ipa. I would say this one is better. Delicious
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is pine, malts and very grassy hops. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, mild nutty undertones and a very long and bitter finish.