Bennywisest (43) - - JUL 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted: draft at Stokesay Castle , Reading , Pa. Orange, yellow color. Solid 2 finger head that lasts. Aroma of grassy hops and some citrus fruit. A very pleasant hoppy aroma. Taste is awesome. Starts with the citrus flavor ( apricot, pineapple) and moves to the light caramel of the body. Finishes with a grassy/ piney hop with a touch of lasting citrus. This beer is mega hopped but balanced nicely. Medium body and carbonation. The various hops work well together. A hoppy muddle masterpiece. Great beer.
CelticJohnny (42) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into tulip. Really nice golden color with a white finger of head. Smells citrusy and earthy. The taste was well executed! Bitter, earthy hops which end dry with a slight sweetness and citrus explosion! Medium and crisp! One of my favorites! Something not so rare but worth to drink!
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kkleu357 (166) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy straw colored body. Good amount of white fluffy head. Pungent hoppy earthy aroma. Very bitter flavor. Lots of citrus flavors. Tasty!
BRW (701) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BBF. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, grass, resinous aroma. Hoppy, tropical fruit and caramel taste. Medium to full body.
giancarloh (11) - - APR 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good beer but it seem to bitter for my taste, the after taste was not too good on my opinion.
Won't ask for it again, bit will recommend for all the beer lovers
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours more golden than copper with a nice rocky head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Has a nice malty undertone with your standard grapefruit WC hop flavor. Bitterness is pretty high for a non-imperial IPA. Overall, good. Like most of Stone’s offerings.
eRock_2013 (149) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A standard-setting IPA, heavy on the pacific hops with a strong but enjoyable bitterness. The appearance was surprisingly golden clear and luminescent, included a solid white head. Smell and taste were both of a strong flavorful intensity. Very satisfying and fresh hoppy flavor, hoppiness seems intentionally out of balance with malty or sweet flavors. Some floral hop accents. Finishes clean and appetizing for another round. Worthy of its reputation, although not my personal favorite IPA.
PotjeBier (1442) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 oz taster from tap @ BJ’s Montebello, CA. Golden color, almost clear. Dense white head with good lacing. Aroma’s: pine, resin, hints of citrus. Pine needles, resin and citrus retronasal. Flavor is full on bitter. Medium bodied. Bitter finish, not too long lasting. Truly Westcoast.
ABS (387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw. Medium amount of white head. Above medium bitterness. Medium body and a bit below medium carbonation. Grapefruit, grass. 4th bottle sampled. A bit overrated maybe?
BLADT (229) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 From bottle. Nice, hazy gold in glass. Super fresh. Dank hemp perfume with mango and citrus spritz. Inviting. Like sticking your face into a bag of hop pellets. Taste has plenty of tropical fruits, tons of green hops and a orange grass follow up. Wonderful. Fresh throughout.
htzpah (36) - - APR 18, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just gross. Super hoppy, to say the least. I wish it had a nose better than basic hops. Ps, appearance was pleasant.