pras (558) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! It isn’t often that something which has been built up lives up to the hype. This is an exception!
This beer is golden in color and has an aroma or citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) and pineyness. The flavor is bitter throughout. I am talking start to finish and even the aftertaste. The flavors in the aroma follow through to the beer. The aftertaste has a bitterness which is best described as the altoid peppermint bitterness. I have never experienced a bitterness like that in the aftertaste. It just lingers on the palate. The bitterness is in perfect balance with the backbone of the beer. It finishes nice and dry. The alcohol is completely masked. I really enjoyed this one. Probably one of the best if not the best beer I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Stone: Keep making beer like this and you will reign supreme!
Thanks Dave for the bottle!
Guilow (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolute flavor BOMB. I’m not a believer in drinking "fresh" IPAs like this. Takes one of my favorites, Stone IPA, and simply intensifies everything. So good.
morri (269) - NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Medium frothy off-white head. Hazy pale orange body. High carbonation. Aroma is fresh yeast. Grassy hoppiness. Citrus. Very well balanced on the tongue. Creamy feeling in the mouth.
Hop_Hedonist (393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 10-31-15 so I’m pretty late - really good DIPA - light malt body which suits me - squarely in the floral hops dominant taste spectrum - super easy to smash down - another winner from Stone.
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 2-14-16. Light yellow golden mildly hazy. Small off white head, decent lacing. Massive floral fruity hop aroma. Chuggable sweetness with intense hops but not overwhelmingly bitter. Home run.
blueshockey24 (189) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Enjoy By 2-14-16. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is piney dank spiciness. Taste is sweet, spicy and fruity with a alcohol warmth and piney grapefruit finish. Really good!
Cunningham (6255) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tasty evening sipper with a dangerously well hidden alcohol.
Clear deep golden color with a big frothy white head. Nice lacing. Looks good. Nice hoppy aroma with a fine intensity. Medium to full body and a fine smooth carbonation. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Citric hoppy, pine, toffee and a bit resinous flavor.
[Bottle (12.25.15) from a trade with RobertDale]
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the 12.25.15, rated 1.15.16. Piney nose with some maltiness and tropical fruit. Pleasant bitter flavor with a backing of malty sweetness and a touch of honey. Medium creamy body with a long bitter finish. A superb double IPA.
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tastes incredibly fresh. Aromas of peach, mango, grass. Bitter, but with great malt support. Excellent project.
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 12-25-2015. Pours clear golden with a thin off-white top that clings a bit. Aroma is really nice, even though I’m 6 days late! Lots of tropical fruit mixes with a caramel malt. Similar in flavor, a nice malt backbone smooth a never-overwhelming blast of fruity and citrus hop flavors. Finishes slightly dry and slightly bitter.
Steven_B (50) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of 12.25.15. Pours a deep golden colour with a white head. The aroma is full of citrus/grapefruit with a hint of pine. Taste is, again, citrus with lots of hops and a freshness to it all. It all ends on a big bitter finish. A fine beer worthy of it’s high rating.