dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper color with white head. Floral hop aroma with citrus and big pine. Sweet caramel malt start but only lasts for a second when you receive a big kick in the teeth of hops. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Lingering bitter finish. Stone has really outdone themselves this time.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods. Orangish-gold pour with white head. Resin, pine, citrus, dank light fruit. Bitterness off the charts. Moderately sweet. Crisp, fully, somewhat sticky body. A well crafted beer, but I didn’t enjoy it that much.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle is re-release 2014 vintage. Pours a very clear deep amber orange color. The quickly fading head leaves a dense coating of sticky lacing. Aroma is massive: Pine, malt, grapefruit, and booze. Words are inadequate. Flavor is ruinous: citrus, hops, pine, malt, all wrapped together in a boozy complexity that is not unpleasant. This is a beer that needs to be shared several ways.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a light orange color. Slightly amber. White head with thick lacing.
Smell: definite dank smell. Citrus, pineapple, pine, lemon. Slight sweet bubble gum.
Taste: pepper. Definite bitter. Dank flavor. Pineapple. Heavy alcohol heat.
Feel: thick film on the palate. Heavy carbonation.
Overall: ok. Alcohol isn't hidden at all. Piney dank flavor hangs on the palate.
First drank: home 7/2/14
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Leaf. Pours a deep amber orange color with a soapy head. Aroma of caramel, resin, and earthiness with some citrus mixed in. Sweet caramel taste with harsh hop hit and citrus notes on back end. Maltier hop bomb. One trick but nice.
drsandman (1055) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Greg. Pours a pretty copper with a thin white head. Aroma is super dank pine, heavy hop resin, honey, sweet fruit, citrus. Flavor is big and sweet, almost a gooey hop resin finish.. Light bitter. Med/thick mouthfeel. Really good stuff, booze comes through a bit.
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a quickly falling medium head. Dank and citrus-laden aroma. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine. Bracing bitterness. Moderate malty base. Very dank and citrusy. Full bodied.
cmiller54hr (47) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter. Dark and hazy with a one finger head. Strong hop smell. Grapefruit and even more hops on the tastebuds. Stone def did this hop monster right
stoutnick (829) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Golden. Aroma is tropicals - lovely. Taste is tropical fruits, then piney sweetness and bitterness. Quite juicy. Palate is sweetness and resin; very full bodied. Overall, not my sort of ipa, but nice and big.
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet nutty aroma with a bit of funk, almost like brussels sprouts. Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Smooth flavor with a bitter finish, definitely doesn’t seem like it’s a 10.8% beer!