iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, $6.99 at OB Quik Stop. Clear medium amber with a one finger eggshell head. A bit of pine up front in the nose with a good amount of tropical fruit and berry (Nelson--is that you?) with a dash of lightly sweet biscuit malt. Flavor follows suit, adds some alcoholic spice, as expected. Stronger Nelson berry notes in the flavor. I’m happy to add that I’m not getting their house yeast in this, which is nice. Dunno if they used it or not, but I can’t taste it. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4 with the aforementioned warming alcohol. Nelson much more apparent as it warms, as well as fresh grassy dry hops. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Very tasty.
Thebullshornbar (65) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An absolutely well balanced Imperial ipa that is musty in the freshest way. The nose gives away the dank resin, piney, minty hops, and sugary cereal notes, that all find themselves present in the on tongue. Hints of lavender, grapefruit, and fresh cut flowers peak through on the palate to balance the deeper notes. Overall this is a well conceived beer that is hard not to drink before said date.
TomTron (356) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden, yellow with a soapy, white head. Lots of citrus in the nose. Definitely the most fresh tasting brew I’ve tried. After a few sips it’s almost like it’s leaving a sticky resin on my teeth. Stone isn’t afraid to make a hoppy beer and this one is no exception, definitely an experience. Get your hands on any one of the releases if you can, it’s worth it.
hershiser2 (1191) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoy By 4/20/14; $8.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours golden with a golden-white head. Smells of luscious pine, grapefruit, and melon. Yummy as hell: grapefruit peel, orange peel, pine, and soap.
agl108 (735) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber, enjoy by 5/16/14. Finally got my hands on this, only had to go to Charleston, SC to get it. Pungent floral nose. Poured a dark, hazy gold with minimal head. Splotches of lace present. Sweet malt with dank pine and tropical fruity flavor. Just a touch boozy. Medium bodied. Couldn’t stop noting the similarities of this one to Lagunitas Sucks.
Whatup14 (600) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
En fût au Parker Pie, Enjoy By 04-20-2014. Couleur dorée légèrement trouble, mousse beige éphémère laissant une légère dentelle. Arôme de mangue, malt mielleux, houblon résineux. Goût de mangue, litchi léger, amertume moyenne-élevée. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.
lightbias (3) - USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy By 4.20.14, bottled. A citrusy floral punch with a sweet full body, this hoppy brew packs a wallop to the senses. A gorgeous golden color with a nice soft white head. Amazing flavor, complicated and simple at the same time, citrus, resin?, grapefruit and sweeter? Something sweet...someone mentioned passionfruit. Perhaps. What I do know for sure? Amazing flavor, amazing experience, from the top of the bomber to the finish.
burleybrew (34) - - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Costco. How many people brew this damn style & how many brew it right? This is a double done right.
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy By 4.20.14 from Bevmo! L.A. Appearance: finger of tight white head with great lacing, straw yellow, clear. Aroma: resin, pine, lemon, dank hops!, light caramel. Palate: light body, great lasting bitterness, dry finish, average carbonation, sticky texture. Taste: great rushing sweetness flowing into crazy bitterness that has a somewhat caramely sweetness in it. Overall, wonderful wonderful beer, great balance, aromas exhibit ALL the hops, and just enjoyable.
PotjeBier (1442) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from tap @ 38 Degree Alehouse, on 17 April 2014. Enjoy by 05.16.14 batch, so very fresh. Clear golden blonde color. Dense, rocky white head. Aroma’s of resin and citrus. Ratronasal it’s citrus upfront, then resin, some malty sweetness and light skunky. Flavor is moderate bitter, with some fruity sourness and light sweetness. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat herbal and only lightly bitter. Nice, but I expected a bit more.
RumRunner101 (678) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
04-20-14. Hazy amber orange pour. Huge citrus and bready malt backing in the aroma. Alcohol is really well integrated. Lots of flavour - pine, citrus, caramel malt. Bitter finish.