fraternie (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 ENJOY BY 12/13/13: Distinctly floral and herbal on the nose with a strong hoppy mouthfeel dominated by grapefruit citrus and piney hops over the somewhat oily texture, hints of vegetal complexity and subtle caramel malts linger through the lightly spicy, creamy, and smooth finish. Packs a punch, but you don’t taste it, just feel it.
jh773 (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/20/15 edition. Color is a rich golden-yellow-orange with a medium-sized dense head. Smell is dank, vegetal, fresh herbs, a little like sweaty socks to be honest. Tastes great though! Dense citrus and pine flavor, lots of bitterness, layers on layers of flavor. Another home run from Stone.
IPagan5 (60) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had many different dates...all superb with big grassy hops nice clean crisp flavor with the hops dominating. The freshness factor puts this in the fiver category!!!
asceticbrewer (61) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 4.20.15. 12oz into tulip. Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma is resinous, slightly herbal hop notes. Taste is crisp and bitter. Not as good as some of the other batches, but at the same time better than others.
nathan30533 (821) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA. Very fresh floral aroma and great balance with the combo of hops. This brew is clear and crisp for an IPA. Very, very enjoyable.
nothingbutIPAs (30) - Hillsborough, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle. 04/20/2015 date. this series is about as good as it gets. normally have had this on draft or in the 22oz bottles. outside of the yellowish appearance there is really no critique I can make of this. smell is not a strong hop smell which I prefer, but the taste is full of hops. definitely one of the top beers in the world IMO.
GrinchY2K (6) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
3.14.15 version. Superb. Nose is peaches, Caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel, citrus and resin.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 2/14/15 bomber. Pours a deep clear gold with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of bitter hops, grapefruit and Juicy Fruit gum. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops and perfume.
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pi Day 2015 enjoy by. Poured a clear gold/amber colour with a fluffy white head that left beautiful lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, and bready malts. Flavor is sweet grapefruit and caramel malts. Medium bodied, chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a moderate to assertive bitterness on the finish. 3rd from this series for me, 2nd best.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy. Kinda sweet. Pretty average ipa. Tasted at Tim’s bottle share. Thanks bill.
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So I fear that the version I had (which happened to be two days before its drink-by date) wasn’t as aromatic as it may have been when it was brewed. It was big, and overtly Stone (plenty of Cascade), but nothing that indicated/hinted that I was benefiting by drinking it when I did.