Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/21 tapped 3 days ago in a tulip. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head and great lacing. Aroma is floral hops, grapefruit, orange, and light malt. Taste is bitter and fruity. Pine, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and smooth.
Wordsworth (89) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into Finnish pub mug. Pours a bright straw color with touches of amber. Thin white head that dissipates into a thin haze. Soapy white lacing slides down the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, a grassy smell, some melon, and a light sweetness that is alluring. The carbonation really bounces on the tongue with a clean mouthfeel. Taste is a wonderful balance of light piney sweetness, grapefruit and other lighter fruits, with a notable hop flavor that is not very bitter. The ABV is well hidden. A well balanced and accessible IPA that is very drinkable. Too bad I canít cellar it!
Caskalefan (123) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What can I say?
Perfect Pilsner-like color* For those who would argue that it should be more appropriately copper colored...
*The first officially designated American craft brewed IPA was Grantís, and it contained Pilsener malts of this golden hue.
The nose is an exquisite melange of grapefruit, Mandarin orange, tangerine, pinapple, mango, kiwi, and lemon/lime.
The flavors follow suit, and the body is medium to full with just the right amount of malt backbone which is more of a textural thing, in this case, than a flavor enhancer. The hops are given free reign to truly shine here.
The balance is nearly flawless, right through the long, dry finish which is crisp, and remarkably refreshing.
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. I canít say Iíve ever had a beer that smells as nice as this. Light bodied IPA with awesome hops. Crisp and really outstanding flavor.
Pith (122) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 5.17.13
Pours high carbonation bubbly pale straw with 1 finger bubbly white head. Aroma- clementine and floral hops. Some light grass- gentle with dirt hops. Taste- watery beginning with dirt all throughout. Middle slight sweet citrus. End dirty grassy hops with light sweet citrus
Dapierce17 (9) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly hazy copper orange with lasting delicate head. Piney grapefruit aromas with hint of fresh cut grass. Is hole bitterness is present, it's pleasantly balanced. A very solid IPA.
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icehawk (201) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, bold citrus aroma. Medium body that coats your palate. Bitterness is overshadowed by the awesome fresh cut grass aroma. Finish is smooth with the alcohol becoming present as it warms. Thought it was kind of gimmicky at first, but this stuff rocks.
Atheist_Peace (737) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fresh citrus notes ooze out of this from all over the place with a piney edge. Like most Stone beers thereís no malt presence to speak of. The same can be said of the palate. Good fresh bitter finish. Solid stuff.
JFParnell (7) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Donít believe all of the high scores. This beer is the dregs. I love imperial IPAís with one reservation, they must finish well without bitterness, and must not have any hints of grapefruit. This one doesnít do well on either front. I will not be purchasing again. If you want a good Stone IPA go with Ruination, or even better Ruin Ten. Even better go with Hophenge by Deschutes. This beer is definitely not to my taste.
arondee (452) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve tried a lot of IPAs at this point in my life. Itís very rare when one comes along that blows me away. I heard some good things about this beer so when I saw some at a beer store I grabbed a couple bottles. One word, amazing. Everything I ever wanted in an IPA. So hoppy, so well balanced. The high abv is impossible to notice. Itís light and refreshing and very resinous. One of the top 5 IPAs Iíve ever tried.
ansermadide (1229) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright... very bright and clear with a golden yeallow color and a bright white
head. Itís very bubbly. Carbonation is healthy, but modest. In the nose, this is
a very hoppy beer (Iím thinking pine and hard candy). Itís even a little minty,
with more pine and a sincere friuty sweetness. The hops are really alive in the
mouth. It has a touch of resin, but itís subtle, and the experience is mostly of a
standard, thin, well-hopped double IPA with a gorgeous hop presence thatís
strong mostly in the flavor and not as much in bitterness. This is a very
satisfying IPA if you need something easy and thin, high in alcohol but not
alcoholic in flavor, sweet in flavor but not sugary, and satisfying to hop heads.
Itís piney, resinous, packed full of flavors from the best of all worlds... not only
perfect, but practically astonishing. Itís beers liek this that give Stone the love
that I, and many others, have for the brewer.