reebtogi (4808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a clear copper color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a well balanced and great tasting DIPA that is definitely worth checking out.
bpreo (2067) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong. Could knock you out any day. Sampled at The Tap and Growler, downtown Eugene, Oregon.
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loud, brash, offensive, arrogant....the list goes on. Heavy with tons of hops heaped on top. Hot with alcohol on the finish. The pour is a darker orange with a thick, dense off white head. Sticky and resinous lacing. The aroma is fruity, hop filled. with tons of grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, pine needles. The finish is bitter, cloying and lingers for hours. Hot and heavy alcohol presence. Still a great brew.
Nickls (1973) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, but have tap notes somewhere. Cloudy darker burnt orange. Pine, some light fruitiness, slight malty sweetness in the aroma as well. Flavor is very similar, and definitely piney, but stinging bitterness that seems a bit harsh and less refined. Pine, some sweet fruit. Harsh and a bit dull at the same time. Medium body. I prefer the original ruination still.
badhack (410) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was drinking this beer and a coworker asked me to try his IPA. I literally could not taste it. This beer is a sledgehammer of pine and spruce hops and a very robust malt background. This is a lot of beer. No evidence of 11%. Dry. It is sweet though but not like a barleywine. Not one dimensional. Rather complex and delicious. Dangerously good.
commonshawn (651) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at happy gnome with commonmac . 10oz pour. Dark orange copper with very thick white head. Very hoppy nose. Aggressive hop forward taste. Extremely drying. But also extremely thick full bodied. Good sweetness balance. A punch in the face that leaves you wanting another. A bit of candy. A very powerful beer. Very worthy of the stone name.
commonmac (666) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Happy Gnome with commonshawn. Bowling pin glass. 10 oz pour. Dark orange leaning into copper. Full finger of head and a desire to cling to the glass. Taste is really heavy handed on the hops with a definite drying mouthfeel. Thick, syrupy and sweet. Bitterness present throughout as well without taking over. Stone really went for it on this one and may have outdone themselves with the hop syrup nature. Definitely an interesting option that owns its high alcohol content.
BuckeyeBoy (3596) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at whole foods Boise. Pours dark golden topped with a sand head. Nose is hop resin citrus caramel and lots of hops thank you stone. Taste is more of the heavy hops rich malts and a dank end. Lots of bitterness on the end.
Koskela (400) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A grainy sweetness at first almost like wet hay followed by the hop aroma come from this pale red crystal clear brew with small whit bubbles forming around the edge of my glass. Sweetness and full body mix well with the hop flavor masking some of the bitterness. The sweetness drops away in the aftertaste leaving the bitterness. A good brew.
Obfuscate (271) - Minneapolis, - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer both in its bitter hops and the 10.8% abv. Really smells wonderful with clean tropical fruit. Taste is bitter grapefruit, resin, malt and booze. If you like big, bitter, hoppy, high abv beers this is a must try.