Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: October 2, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION: the Browns on primetime TV--a chance at 3-2!...APPEARANCE: orange-peach hazy body supports a thick crunchy near-white head; beautiful display of bubbles with cirrus lacing... AROMA: as remembered, this IPA slams a pinecone of citrus orange peel up the nostrils, with a bit of apple too...PALATE: full-bodied, immersing the tongue in a bitter bath of effervescence; aggressively active in its aftertaste...TASTE: a crushing hops avalanche--alcohol is well hidden but warming--and enough malt to balance (?!) the mad mix-- a true feat...OVERALL: spending a summer discussing the best IPAs with a few colleagues made me want to review a few from the hallowed halls, and one of the first true west coast gems I indulged in was this label-less intimidator...Stone delivers the Cali attitude befitting its gargoyled mascot...
ElDesmadre (3160) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at WFPD 2016, American version. crisp, fresh, lots of citrus, not overhoppd, just the right amount of bitterness. Balanced beer, simple yet effective.
kokkenrolv (298) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, brewed in Berlin. Aroma is slightly medicinal, some tropical fruits, hints of citrus, spruce, mango and apricot. Golden orange, hazy, small white head. Light to medium sweetness, medium+ bitterness, taste is apricot, peach, some light malty tones. Medium body, average carbonation, long finish with some fruity tones and almost harsh bitterness. Classic ipa, with some disturbing elements.
Guitarbennett (2) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich golden color with some light malt at the beginning with slight grapefruit. Finishes tart and a bit bitter.
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Kiebab (4) - Braniewo, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this from can. In the begining yellowish colour with nice white head but disappering really fast after few minutes, then some bitternes, some pine and grapefruit in taste but nothing else... I’m a litle bit dissapointed.
Dandm (88) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice clear gold colour with a large, foamy and lasting head. Pine, resin, citrus and full malty aromas. Medium malty sweetness and high bitterness. Very well balanced. Long, tart grapefruit finish. This is a great IPA but quite tame and lacking definition by today’s standards. The competition has increased plenty since 1997.
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours clear orange with soft white head. Nose is floral, citrus, ginger. Palate is bitter, bread, hay, but with soft fruity undertones. Finish is long and bitter. This is a really bitter IPA, but it’s still very drinkable. Good!
danielst (357) - AUSTRIA - OCT 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl can. Clear blonde. Zesty grapefruit and orange hop aroma. Rather big mouthfeel, spicey and herbal hops, bitterness lingers on for quite a while. Nice.
Beers0mniac (114) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color with white head. Strong aroma of pines, grapefruits, little caramel and tropical fruits. Loads of hops in taste, combined with pine and grapefruits. Soft carbonation. West coast IPA done right, well recommended!
popiela (567) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Puszka 0,33l. Aromat intensywnie chmielowy, rześki i przyjemny. W smaku wytrawnie, chmielowo, delikatnie alkoholowo. Goryczka umiarkowana.
AWS9 (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep honey pour with foamy white head. Really solid hop taste throughout - adds some hair on the chest! Quite drinkable too. A very standard IPA, and I mean that as a compliment.