obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All hops in this beer! Iím not sure Stone used any other ingredients, besides water. The beer poured an orange color with a thick off-white head, which left plenty of sticky lacing around the glass. The nose was hops, the flavors were hops and the finish was hops. I tasted plenty of spicy and dry grapefruit, some lemon and pine. This beer was so hoppy Iím not sure I could have had another one.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is a dark gold / brown with a frothy fine bubbled off white head initial ; the nose has an aggressive hop profile revealing tropicals, resin, pine, that moves to a caramel, honey, and cone. The flavor profile has an encouraging level of hop bitterness initial but there is a hefty malt backbone here; I find the Drink By Stone IPAís more appealing than this as far as that goes, but this one strikes an impressive balance for me with a juicy hop presence, hefty caramel malt notes, and an extremely drinkable feeling for what it is. A nice one.
Zeswaft (1465) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exactly what the description says. Ruination (which i love) amped up. Huge pine hops with a perfect caramel malt balance. Nearly 11% but virtually undetectable. Quite similar to Enjoy By. Another fantastic stone IPA.
Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Pine, grapefruits, sour fruits.
Taste: Grapefruit (obviously), sweet versions of the citrus fruits, some caramel, bitterness to the extreme.
Overall: Tasty stuff, good with I can assure you that, very delicious. A sipper though.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed after writing the first new song Iíve done in about six months. This stuff is dangerously good. Appearance is a slightly cloudy gold with a rich white head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma is a mixture of whole cone hops and rich malts that fall between the line of bready and caramel, very interesting, potent, and good (canít think of a different word for "this makes me happy") smell. Taste goes down with a great bitterness, and adds the malty flavor described for the aroma. This stuff is extremely good and dangerous when considering its potency...and it doesnít taste very potent. Well done, Stone. For some reason this to me is better than the original...maybe I have to re-try that one.
barn0216 (513) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange, clear, creamy foam on top. Piney aroma. Very bitter, citrus and pine blend, feels like the bitterness seeps into your tongue and just stays there long after swallowing. Hop bomb, as advertised.
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle. Pours orange, stiff white head. Citrus grass hop aroma. Body is thick and sweet. Too thick and sweet, more like an india pale barleywine.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. At first this one is fresh hoppiness and very nice, but it just didnít hold up after a few minutes. Became boozy and sweet. Pretty well done for 10.8%, but hard to fight off icky sweetness at that ABV.
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful clear golden pour with nice perfect head. Aroma is super resinous with notes of pineapple pine and caramel. Taste is super bitter with a semi sweet finish. Wow this stuff rocks and hits you hard in the head.
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good retention and alright lacing. Hoppy as fuck and a good amount of malt too.
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