maddmatt639 (132) - Belmont, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: A orange cop perish color. Half an inch head, with not much retention and what appears to be minimal lacing.
S: Hop and citrus notes come first. Grapefruit and orange peel. A very sweet malty smell in the end.
T: Hop notes are very strong up front, hops over power the citrus notes, which are hard to taste. Somewhat bitter in the end with some maltiness to it.
M: A little bitter at first, but slowly subdues. Goes down pretty smooth. Not very heavy.
O: Not a bad beer, but I enjoyed it more two months ago. Guess I should've enjoyed it by 12/21/12. Still enjoyed the hops and the great aroma.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mabel (5354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[5299-20130428] Tap. Orange citrus aroma has a nice hoppy sap note. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and lattice lacing. Bitter orange rind and citrus juicy sap flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitterly boozy. Delicious, very drinkable. (8/4/8/4/18) 4.2
(@ The Whiskey Room, Burlington, VT)
CpyNPrnT (108) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition, I’m guessing 12-21 from my notes. Orange, floral, hoppy goodness. Palate wrecker, see Stone.
SW4Y1N (3) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark golden color. Aroma of hops and wooden notes. Tastes extremely floral, yet has a nice complexity.
reberiii (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber, 2-14-14 batch: Crisp clear pour, orange in color. Orange flavor, orange on the nose. Slight foam. Finishes clean. More to come when I finish my last bomber.
polomagnifico (1190) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 02-14-14. On tap. Medium amber hue with decent white head. Aroma has huge notes of citrus, pine, catnip and caramel. Full bodied and oily with soft carbonation. Heavy bitterness on the finish. Overall a lovely skunky kindbud IIPA. Loved it.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
HAd the 2-14-14. Hands down the best IPA I’ve ever had. Strong hop aroma, out of this world flavor. With a 9.5 alc%...it’s the beer that just keeps giving. Lovedit, can’t wait for the next batch
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (2.14.14) at Taps 25, Lansing. Hazy medium orange body with a medium dense off-white head. Spicy, musky nose, catty with skunky cannabis or wild sweet cicely. Super-catty, medicinal, spicy, leafy body with anise/licorice and orange peel. Weird and potent.
krompt (611) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The hottest girl in the land drinks this beer like water. She shares them with me. Every time this comes out we buy way more than we can drink and challenge ourselves to beat the expiration date. Sometimes we don’t, and guess what? It still tastes awesome.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Enjoy by 02.14.14. This one poured a glowing golden color and crowned by a small head of frothy foam that quickly washes away to streaks of lace. The aroma is very typical west coast IPA with notes of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, and orange to go with some pine resin. The hops are balanced by nicely by a toasted caramel malt base. The flavor follows suit with tropical fruits, grapefruit, and orange hops dominating, but balanced nicely by the biscuit and toasted caramel malts. The hops are still the star though. Medium bodied and incredibly smooth and easy to drink with just the right amount of carbonation and without the heavy feeling a double IPA can bring. The finish is nice and dry with a lingering hop bitterness that just begs another sip. This is just very light and easy to drink for the high abv which is dangerous for sure. Another winner for Stone and a stellar west coast style IPA to boot.
Gary_Gutful (128) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
AROMA: 10; APPEARANCE: 4; TASTE: 10; PALATE 5. OVERALL: 19. =============================================