kevinator (1186) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had the 11/09 version. Great hop aroma that leaned on the floral end. Nice lighter amber color with low head. Nice palate and smoother and lighter than expected. Hops are what hits you and more on the citrus and grapefruit end. Some malt presence to balance it out. I would agree that Stone achieved its goal here by giving a sense of freshness. Great imperial IPA.
bbader (5) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lovely beer, balanced taste, hops are not over powering, crisp CO2 mouthfeel, fresh taste and feel
culchiem (2848) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Marco. Clean Amber gold with a full head. Aroma is fruity, taste is grapefruit and hop. Decent
samsmith33 (512) - - MAY 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to pilsner glass.
Enjoy by 4.20.15.
Appearance: big white head. Hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, light grasses and pine.
Taste is mostly hair spray, some lemon and pine.
Not impressed, though I rarely am by an ipa.
c0fein (323) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Thanks Jesse! Enjoy By 04.20.15. Bottled 03.16.15. Better late than never!
Clear orange/copper colour with a white head. Sharp tropical and fresh aroma. Flavour of grapefruit, orange, dry bitterness. Good stuff but expected a bit more. This is still fresh to me!
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Enjoy by 4.20.15. Whoops, I’m a week late. Clear pale orange, minimal head. Danky resinious hop aromas. Bubble gum, citrus, floral for the hops profile. Otherwise relatively light bodied and easy sipping. Seems to have a bit of funk to it as well. Finish is dry and clean. Definitely feeling it after one. Good stuff.
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy, bitter. Tastes of melon, pine, earthy/herbal.
Aroma is citrus, sticky, herbal, a little tropical.
mghj (18) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 4/20/15 on 4/20/15, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours nice thick head, clear amber color. Aroma of melon, nicely carbonated. Citrus start and ends slightly bitter
lana5 (42) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice golden color. Has a sweet flavor with a bitter after taste. The after taste could be because it’s has a citrus/grapefruit taste.
Mjp12 (639) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was 4/20 , on tap. It didn’t have the hop freshness that I was expecting, while still a decent beer, I was expecting more.
geologyguy (902) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good sweet citrus and fruit smell, taste is strong alcohol off the bat, mellows quickly to fruity esters and sweetness, hops are almost all upfront