FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, just tan head. The beer is a pale copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich, concentrated gold hue when held up to the light. As I pour this I get a vibrant aromatic note of mango and lychee. A deeper inspection of the nose yields notes of definite lychee, guava, a slightly metallic hop note, some dank herbal notes that lean toward “hemp”-oils, aromatic grainy smelling brown pepper, this last has a dried herbal, not quite woody, herbal edge to it that is almost savory in character.
Dominantly hoppy up front, the beer has a perceived sweetness from the ample, fruity hop character, but this dries out substantially into the spicy, hop driven and bitter finish. Flavors of bright lychee, kumquat, guava, bright tangelo zest, and a dank, herbaceous, almost woody hop character that gets very pepper in the finish. The beer has a biting bitterness that is not overly sharp, especially for an IPA; this last is of course relative to today’s over-hopped IPAs. Woody, almost cedar like, hop notes add to the dankness and there is just a touch of garlic-chive like character, and a touch of a metallic like note. The body is nice and light, yet has some texture and weight to it; enough to carry the hops, but not so much as to keep this from being quaffable.
Quite a nice IPA, vibrantly fresh, fruity, herbal, tasty and one of the best IPAs from Stone yet. I really like the balance between the expressive fruit character and the peppery, herbaceous character.
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 (355) - 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 (5988) - 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.
earmando (1) - - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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