vicg12 (17) - - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy By 04-01-13 on 03-23-13
Honestly to see all the hype I am disappointed in this beer. Don’t get me wrong this is def a good beer, but I’m not buying into this brewed to be extra fresh crap. The beer pours average, no exciting appearance, nothing special with the head. The aroma is quite unique though. It has the basics of a West Coast IPA but more, there seems to be tons of varieties of hops, very complex. This strong hop flavor makes you forget it’s over 9% abv. Although I appreciate all these hops, I feel like they could have been chosen differently to better compliment each other. All in all my opinion breaks down to this. Every other type of IPA I have had from Stone Brewing has been better than this beer, and they are all half the price. I was super excited to try this been and unfortunately I was disappointed. Save your money and buy the original Stone IPA, it is the better way to go.
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 (2847) - 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 (901) - 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