MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 12/21/12 version On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a big off-white head. Nose is huge powerful grapefruit and pine. Taste is very bitter citrus with some sweet malt unbalanced but that is fine with me. Mouthfeel is medium and very lingering bitterness. Great brew by Stone.
04/01/13 version. Bottles. Very similar to the previous version, except more balanced and more pine. Very smooth and tasty. This is fantastic! Best brew by Stone. I have searched town buying as much as I can find. This now ranks as one of the top IIPAs I’ve ever had.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1400 19.12.2014. Bottle from Sherbrooke. Batch 26.12.2014. Pours a golden amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Really awesome double IPA worthy of most of the hype.
bconch (326) - - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright, fresh citrus nose. Taste follows with complex hop character. You can taste the freshness. Balances nice with a crisp finish. Hides the abv very well.
Jared_Clifton (86) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hop flavor, not insanely intense but definitely there. Sweet citrus flavors. One of my top double ipas.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy but not too bitter. Somewhat typical IPA. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.31.15 - drunk in mid October.
Pours clear golden with a white fluffy head. Rich aroma of candy hops...? Some sweet spice. Interesting nose but really nice. Taste is moderately sweet with a full mouthfeel. Big malt body but solid hop amount to be balanced. Finishes semi bitter and very mouthcoting. Liked it lots.
florio2 (5) - - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was unexpected. Pours a clear gold fragrant brew with a creamy minimal head. Hints of citrus and a clear finish on the back of the palate.
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Enjoy By 10-31-15, on tap in Ernie´s Tin Bar, Petaluma, in October. An excellent double IPA, brimming with luscious and fresh hop aromas and flavours, intense but not too extreme.
Matipa74 (19) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml. 10.31.15............ ...............................................
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Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: tasting b. 650 ml
Aroma pleasant approach with soft hoppy aromatic character. Malty behind, perhaps tad too sweet.
Top: large cap with visible lace on glass
Base: hazy, amber gold.<br
Palate : medium-full bodied. Milder carbonation. Mid longer finish.
Taste: as in aroma, nice solid dose of easy going hops blended with sweet malty base. Alcohol present but not vulgar.
other notes created to be nice easy going fresh Imperial IPA… It was that
varanid99 (762) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
31-10-15 Edition. Deep gold pour with a thick white head. Smells ridiculous - huge, resinous, mango, pine, citrus aroma with a bit of malt under it. Slightly sweet, big tropical fruit, malty, a slight bit of booziness, great bitterness of the finish.