kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Champane’s. Pours clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of pine, tropical and citrus fruits, and some strawberry. Taste is pine, fruit, with some resin and alcohol slowly creeping up and turning into a big bitter finish. Big body, Great, but I do like Ruination a little better.
Garbageman (445) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bomber. Pours a amber color with nice white head. Aroma was huge citrus hops with lots of oil and resin. Taste followed and was forward but balanced with a nice thick malt bill. Better then the enjoy by.
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Craft Beer Co Clerko, thanks to Aaron, 08/07/13.
Clear golden with a thin white head which subsides to spotting and edgework.
Nose is floral hops, juicy tropicals, pine, caramel malts, light booze, sugars.
Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, light mango, little boozey kick.
Medium bodied with bite, dry finish with aggressive hop bitterness.
Nice stuff - the booze doesn’t get in the way and it’s easy drinking for a DIPA.
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This thing goes for the end-zone. And scores. Freakin’ mean hop rush up front backed by a very stern and able malt kick. The Hops mid-palate stratify and get their groove on. The finish is fairly dry yet very resinous. This is a 1st rate Imperial IPA. Don’t know what they could have done better. got my nose open as the ol’ blues dude said. Yikes. Potent. Delicious.
sitzds (318) - - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Randy Jones Sports Grill. Very hoppy with strong bitter finish. Smells of grass and orange.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell - London. Big thank you to Aaron for bring this from the USA. Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy head. Juicy melon makes up the majority of the aroma, with grapefruit and pine lurking at the periphery. Medium to big sweet flavor with more heavy fruits, juicy citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, bitter pine. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Resinous pine to finish with notes of alcohol, dry bread and grapefruit. Nice, not world-class.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: orange pour with large beige head. Aroma is citrusy, pine and topical fruit hops with a bit of toast and caramel. Flavor is sticky sweet with caramel and some pineapple-orange note then move into a big punch of thick pine resin, grapefruit and orange peel with some toasted bread and slightly astringent alcohol notes running in the background. Overall, it has some nice hop flavors, but the sweetness is too cloying, and total flavor profile is not cohesive.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a standard brown amber color with a thick head. Hoppiest most grassy beer I've ever had maybe. Delicioud
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and smells the part. Way, way way too sweet. Makes me want to spit after getting about halfway though the bottle. Hop palate is great, beer below average, especially for Stone.
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Like the rater below me, I am no longer worthy. Could not believe how SWEET this beer was. Could only muster a few sips. Tasted like 2 year old dreadnaught. Give me fizzy yellow beer any day over this garbage.