djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is orange amber with large frothy white head. Aroma is sweet lemon, pine, orange, slight grain. Taste is big malt, resinous pine, alcohol, some grapefruit and citrus in the background, but the blast of resin covers it up. Bitterness envelops the flavor but nothing is offensive, just very aggressive. Body is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation.
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
First sip is all malt and alcohol. The hops become more evident as it warms, so strong that I wonder how I might have missed them. Overwhelming resinous, sticky hops mask any of their other desirable qualities such as citrus or pine and leave only the ALPHA. A glorious example of the power of the IBU. Would like more aroma.
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2015 If there was anything in this beer that was surprising, it’s the sweetness. There’s quite a bit of hops in the beer, though I’ve smelt more before. The flavor is Hop City, of course. It starts out aggressive and grows quite quickly. The back end is extremely bitter and alcoholic, yet also piny. A true palate wrecker. The main detractor of this beer is easily the high sweetness, otherwise I’d rank it even highter.
Actually, the longer I think of this beer, in relation to others, the lower it goes. For while it’s super hoppy, the high bitterness/alcohol makes me prefer others. For example, I’d drink the Enjoy By beers 9/10 versus this one.
Dean1015 (9) - san francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma has heavy pine and citrus,amber in color. a FULL body beer with lots of piney bitterness and a dry malty bitter finish. too much piney bitterness to be one of my go toos but a solid double ipa
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean sharp gold with one finger of white head. Very nice nose initially, very oily and resinous hop nose with a subtle leafy character. Some spicy/peppery notes with citrus rind. Rich and oily flavor. Nice juicy fruit hop character with an oily and full palate. Very resin heavy. Full bitterness.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of big hops, citrus, floral notes and pine tree. Amber copper in color with off white head. Smells delicious! Flavors of hops and citrus with a slight carmel flavor; full body flavor with a bitter finish. Very good imperial IPA!
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was amber to orange, thin to moderate off-white colored head, thins to a white head, good persistance. Aroma of tropical and citrus fruits, faint pine. Aroma of the same, herbs and faint grass. A great concoction, certainly pushes the limits of abv too. Tasty, fresh, good bite, moderate body, highly drinkable for a dIPA. Nice, job, Stone!
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from B2 Taphouse. Outstanding DIPA. Grapefruit, Pine and Caramel. Solid hops. Resiny. Bitter finish balanced with just a bit too much sweet. Tasty.
tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy as FUCK. Very good, clean, and strong. Almost numbs the pallet. Plenty of alcohol, but goes down easy
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Bottle from Frida aka Sunken, thanks a lot!
Pours orange with a white, fluffy head.
Aroma has mostly bready/cookie dough malt and pine hops.
Taste has bready malt, a lot of grape, pine/resinous and just bitter hops, some alcohol as well. Very well balanced.
Body is full, carbonation is medium, mouth feel oily yet smooth.
After taste is really long and heavy bitter.