GoufCustom (1293) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Translucent orange honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with fresh lemon peel, orange, pineapples, grapefruits, floral, strong honey, pine, strong resin, yeast and sharp fresh grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet Ale malt, with very strong lemon peels, grapefruits, honey, light molasses, strong pine, very strong resin ooze, dry biscuits, yeast, very strong bitter hops and fresh cut grass.
Body: Close to medium body; Slick, creamy and very oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Very Ale-malty, even a moderate to light body can’t hide its richness. Massive 2C attack with insanely strong fresh lemon peels and grapefruits, you can’t get any fruiter and bitter than this! Resin ooze is just as intense but strangely quite without being overbearing as in most IIPAs. Biscuity yeast and strong grassy hops to round. Impressive!
Hoppiness: Excellent lemon, orange, pineapple, floral, honey and strong ooze in nose. Equally massive lemony resin fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is very strong yet tasty and match very well with the fruity resin for a lasting, very strong bitter fruity peel finish.
After Taste: Dry. Very oozy and nice strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: The Stone Cali Belgie I had previously gave me a hint of what to expect of this, but I am so surprised and satisfied by its intriguing hoppiness: the “strong for strong sake” idea on most craft IPAs and IIPAs does not apply here, as the strong 2Cs and magnum work together so well it bring refreshing fruitiness, just right resin and tasty strong bitterness. Such nice combination is very rare and this one nails it. This is my kind of strong IPA. Y-E-S!
KW92 (858) - ❤ WARSZAWA ❤, POLAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, niemal idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, drobna, obfita, długa. Oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Dosyć intensywny. Dominują zioła, wtórują im cytrusy. W tle karmel, owoce tropikalne (kokos, ananas i papaja).
SMAK: Analogicznie do zapachu. Bardzo ziołowy i orzeźwiająco cytrusowy. Długi posmak ziołowy z domieszką karmelu. Goryczka cytrusowa - wysoka, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Niezwykle ziołowe pod każdym względem. Goryczka utrzymuje się bardzo długo. Piana zostaje do samego końca. Bardzo smaczne piwo.
chrisko82 (424) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piwo ciemnozlote, klarowne. Piana sredniopecherzykowa. Szybko opada, ladne lepi szklo. W aromacie owoce tropikalne. W smaku fahja goryczka. zaskakujaco delikatne. Dosc wytrawne. Niskowysycone. Pijalne.
Emeister84 (1799) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of juicy citrus, lemon, thyme, tropical, pineapple, papaya. Clear orange with a fully lasting white head. Pretty dry, pretty bitter, but nicely balanced by light nutty malts. Light-medium bodied. A delicious representation of the hop-strong, West Coast style. This beer kills it!
mateuszk (1355) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden, clear with white stable head. Aroma of pine, resin with some tropical fruits underneath. In taste dry, almost no sweetness is left, nice pine and resin in flavour. In the finish strong bitterness, short and nice. Great IPA.
D91ICE (15) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first beer from Stone brewery. Purchased because of recommendation from a friend. Very good brew, likely to purchase again. I've got a few more from Stone to try. Judging by this one, I'd say I'm in for a treat.
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adasko (1337) - Poznan, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice fruity, citrusy and lemongrass aroma. It might be a bit more intensive though. Golden color, perfectly clear beer, with nice white head and awesome lacing. In taste it’s completely dry, has no sweetness at all. Typical west coast IPA. It’s great, refreshing, very drinkable. Has strong hoppy flavours - fruits, a bit of grass, with big noticeable malty back. Very pleasant and high quality bitterness. Great classic, super beer.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a dens White head. Richard aroma and taste of bitter hos. Lasting finish
burg326 (5033) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden color from the tap with aromas of grapefruit, lit citrus and pine. Flavors are the same decent hops, mild bitterness and pine. Solid and enjoyable.
euniceradio (338) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours clear gold, white froth head. Aroma of citrus peel and fresh wet hops. Taste is malty sweet, candy-like. Good light citrus hop bitter finish.