allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear honey-colored pour with a foamy white head. Lots of lace on the glass.
Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Slightly astringent hop resiny finish.
Aroma is hop resin, floral hops, caramel malt.
Rich caramel malt flavor. Lots of hop tastes. Resin, pine, floral.
A big sticky DIPA. Very tasty. A really huge beer but amazingly balanced for all of the hops involved.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
Tau_ceti (1) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm not a fan of mindlessly hoppy IPAs. They are a fad that we will remember going with Uggs, Crocs, and Autotune. That said, this is a hoppy Double IPA that works. Heady smell and taste of pine and mint.
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salvaticas (408) - - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very intense. But as balanced as it could be I guess. A little muddy but really good
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tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super crazy hoppy taste and palate is intense. Different than anything Iíve ever had. Pours a really deep golden brown. Refreshing and crisp.
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden copper with a two finger thick foam that laces nicely. The nose is full of fresh hoppy fruit, sweet pineapple, orange rind, earthy pine, toffee, cotton candy. The palate follows with sweet sugary touches of fruit on the tongue... quickly gets really bitter almost burns on the finish. Cotton candy.
williamherbert (1262) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber orange. Head isnít much, but itís classic IPA appearance. The lacing is solid.
Aroma is piney but also buttery, the caramel malts really offsets the bitterness nicely. Itís like an even smoother version of the original.
The taste is crazy bitter; spicy and woody hops. The malts are earthy.
Feels prickly, much more carbonated than I expected based on the look. Itís a very gritty IPA. Lots of intense flavors. Iíll be honest: Stone isnít really inventing anything new here, but itís another solid offering.
MaBeer1972 (1266) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Julios. Pours out a deep clear copper color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Super hoppy aromas. Flavor is very hoppy and resinous. Very piney, slight bit of burnt rubber. Thick and bitter spice. Very sticky finish.
RyanK (177) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz says drink by 8/28/13 (two months away). Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma isnít as powerful as I expected and just smells of hops, citrus and alcohol.Taste alcohol-y and bitter, heavy mouth-feel with some carbonation. Only saving grace is bitter malt background that helps disguise the alcohol taste, but the job is not done well enough. Reminds me of canned double ipaís with bold harsh taste, sixpoint resin and oscar blues gubna. Thought I would enjoy this offering Iím real disappointed.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange/ amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, and complex, bitter, citrus hops. The taste follows the aroma. There is a big malt presence that is hammered by resinous hop bitterness. The beer is thick and sticky on the palate. This is one the more over the top ipas Iíve ever had. Itís good, but itís hard to drink more than a few ounces at a time. This is a sipper.
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can an aroma be spongy--its thick with air holes, fine pine with light citrus, but intensely so. clear yellow amber with modest white head. mouth is happy with oily texture and hops all over the place, aerial. odd caramel; flavor before the hops assault in resin & grapefruitóa bit much. full spectrum finish. Gorgeous bottles.