jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, just what I expected when I opened it, but man this is a bitter IIPA, Ruination opened my eyes and this shows how my tastes have changed over 7 years, while still delicious and enjoyable I didnt find myself chugging it like I would have. Good Deep Burn.
ladyhops (43) - - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly, even after I had coworkers and customers RAVE about this, it was just not as good as I thought it would be. The flavor was lemon-peely and woody, and the hops that it promised did not deliver. The beer poured beautifully and the overall palate was enjoyable and mildly heavy, the color gorgeous. I am not afraid of the big bad hops and this was just not there for me. I would LOVE to try this on tap or just try again, because I am usually so pleased with Stone.
kassner (1377) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dorothy Lane. This is likely the best DIPA I have had. Great fragrance and big aromatic hops without the sicky sweet note. As clean a finish as one could expect. Golden color and a modest head with little lacing.
EtTuCthulhu (1138) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer is a mixture of floral and resin hops, diacetyl, and booze, and the appearance is a gorgeous clear orange color with a medium white head that fades to a ring. The taste is quite bitter, mildly sour, and slightly sweet, which emphasizes the hops without the other flavors fading completely away; furthermore, the palate combines a bitter finish, soft carbonation, medium body, and a slick and thin texture.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alla Spina with Tom, Megan, and Janine. Pours a solid orange marmalade with puffy, creamy white head. Aroma of peaches and orange zest. A bit cloying and overly full for an IPA. Tastes very citrusy initially but the brightness of the citrus hops fade away quickly, revealing a ton of residual malty, alcoholic sweetness. I just don’t really care for double IPAs any longer as they are nearly always far too saccharine and thick. Good beer, but not great.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes almost like a citrusy version of ruination, with even more hopps. Extremely hoppy but very tasty. Highly recommend.
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange-amber into the glass, with a wispy head that reduces to a light suds ring leaving webbed lacing. The nose is of huge floral and spruce-pine notes, accompanying a bold citrus hue. Flavors pay homage to the spicy peppering bitters, but have caramel, orange and pine needles to balance. Big hoppy bitters slather the palate to finish. Full-bodied and complex, the mouthfeel is sticky and just right. Great Impy palate wrecker from the master craftsmen at Stone.
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JFParnell (49) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down the best imperial IPA that I have come acrossed. This is the true definition of a great tasting beer to me. Not bitter at all, and great tasting. My new favorite Imperial IPA.
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed on tap at FreshCraft. Very nice, clear amber pour with a white head that sticks around a bit. Nose full of ethyl acetate right away. Once I get past the nail polish remover aroma, there’s a very nice, dank hop presence. This beer isn’t pretending to be anything but a high alcohol, hopped up hand grenade. Dank, piney, citrusy hops. I really enjoy it, there’s just too much nail polish in it for me to call it exceptional.
AskForJenny (1024) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz - Think whistling: Hwwweeeeeeeeeeew..... Hop bomb! This one wails you over the head.