beerbastard (510) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, Enjoy By 2-15-13. Damn Good! Pours a brilliant golden amber. Big hop nose of oily pine and grapefruits. Strikingly big citrus hop flavors, but followed by a honey like sweetness that only tries to tame this hop bomb. Some burn in the finish, along with a palatable amount of bitterness. Love it!!
Pith (122) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoy by 5.17.13
Pours high carbonation bubbly pale straw with 1 finger bubbly white head. Aroma- clementine and floral hops. Some light grass- gentle with dirt hops. Taste- watery beginning with dirt all throughout. Middle slight sweet citrus. End dirty grassy hops with light sweet citrus
Dapierce17 (8) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly hazy copper orange with lasting delicate head. Piney grapefruit aromas with hint of fresh cut grass. Is hole bitterness is present, it's pleasantly balanced. A very solid IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
icehawk (195) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, bold citrus aroma. Medium body that coats your palate. Bitterness is overshadowed by the awesome fresh cut grass aroma. Finish is smooth with the alcohol becoming present as it warms. Thought it was kind of gimmicky at first, but this stuff rocks.
Atheist_Peace (736) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fresh citrus notes ooze out of this from all over the place with a piney edge. Like most Stone beers thereís no malt presence to speak of. The same can be said of the palate. Good fresh bitter finish. Solid stuff.
JFParnell (7) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Donít believe all of the high scores. This beer is the dregs. I love imperial IPAís with one reservation, they must finish well without bitterness, and must not have any hints of grapefruit. This one doesnít do well on either front. I will not be purchasing again. If you want a good Stone IPA go with Ruination, or even better Ruin Ten. Even better go with Hophenge by Deschutes. This beer is definitely not to my taste.
arondee (451) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve tried a lot of IPAs at this point in my life. Itís very rare when one comes along that blows me away. I heard some good things about this beer so when I saw some at a beer store I grabbed a couple bottles. One word, amazing. Everything I ever wanted in an IPA. So hoppy, so well balanced. The high abv is impossible to notice. Itís light and refreshing and very resinous. One of the top 5 IPAs Iíve ever tried.
ansermadide (1229) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright... very bright and clear with a golden yeallow color and a bright white
head. Itís very bubbly. Carbonation is healthy, but modest. In the nose, this is
a very hoppy beer (Iím thinking pine and hard candy). Itís even a little minty,
with more pine and a sincere friuty sweetness. The hops are really alive in the
mouth. It has a touch of resin, but itís subtle, and the experience is mostly of a
standard, thin, well-hopped double IPA with a gorgeous hop presence thatís
strong mostly in the flavor and not as much in bitterness. This is a very
satisfying IPA if you need something easy and thin, high in alcohol but not
alcoholic in flavor, sweet in flavor but not sugary, and satisfying to hop heads.
Itís piney, resinous, packed full of flavors from the best of all worlds... not only
perfect, but practically astonishing. Itís beers liek this that give Stone the love
that I, and many others, have for the brewer.
krumbum (70) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap The newest of the series 7-4-13. Clear Glowing copper. A smell like grass stains cause by sliding through a hop field. The taste starts with a light floral taste easing in to a bitterness that heads to rubber but pulls back to an amazing floral finish. It realy examines the flavor depth an 2x ipa can carry. Get some while you can.
ozarkspops (215) - - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear copper straw pour. Decent off white head with plenty of lacing. Big time grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit, floral hop aroma. As if every possible hop was added. Little to no malt noticeable. Medium to heavy body. All hops in the flavor. Similar hop character. Everything from grapefruit, to orange, lemon, dank, pine, and flower. Cool ipa tho. Just a showcase of west coast hops.
---Rated via iPhone
coreyc1221 (86) - USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 7-4-13 version. Super floral and hoppy with a little citrus aroma. Golden amber color. Bubbly off-white head. Hop-tastic at first then I kinda expected it to go into bitter-drive but it mellowed out really well to a smooth malty finish. Great job Stone!