ACHops (1286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 On tap @ Urban Family Public House. Pours medium pale copper with minimal head. Aroma is big pine hops. Taste is more of the same: sticky grapefruit hops, thick caramel body, bitter piney finish. I remember my first Ruination and how it was bigger than anything I’d had before. At 7.7%, that was lost in the fray over the past few years. Love to see Stone step up and show everyone that they can do a DIPA better than anyone else. What would it take for this to become a permanent fixture in the lineup?
Revisiting 2014 version, 2 years later to the day... Amazing rich sweet malt aroma with huge citrus, floral, and pine hop notes. Taste as originally noted above remains true. Extremely rich, but so well balanced that it tastes well below the 10.8%. Don’t believe I’ve had a DIPA any better than this - the gold standard. THANK YOU STONE FOR LISTENING AND MAKING THIS AN ANNUAL RELEASE! :)
Zekso (21) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piwo w kolorze ciemnego bursztynu z lekką opalizacją.
Chyba trafiła mi się nieco felerna butla bo ogólnie piwo mnie nie zachwyciło. W aromacie czuć mieszankę karmelu i chmieli w charakterze czerwonych owoców z lekką nutą alkoholu. Po dłuższym zastanowieniu przypomina nieco barley wine.
W smaku nieco płaskie i słodkie. I co najgorsze w miarę picia jakieś takie niepijalne lekko kapuściane się zrobiło. Piwo z przesyłki z Kanady.
CacheManyHose (565) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank at the Stone 25th anniversary event at Craftissimo. Clear red-brown. Very, very massively hoppy. So resinous it's almost minty. San Diego style IPA with the hoppiness dialled up. Little bit of spice in the nose. Body is smooth, bitter, not much carbonation, slightly sweet floral finish. Very good.
HKdIPA (642) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap from Craftissimo for Stone 20th Anniversary. Clear dark amber pour with frothy dense white head. Aroma is intensely resinous and piney - astringent and boozy. Taste follows - huge pine resin bitterness, boozy burn, then caramel sweet roundedness. Sort of exactly what you'd expect, but in a good way. Surprisingly balanced, though, if you can say that for such a gigantic resin hop beer. There's a nice sweetness at the very beginning and at the finish. Really solid. Not an everyday drinker.
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle, poured a deep orange to amber colour with a creamy head. nose of sweet malts, grapefruit, orange, caramel sweetness, sweet mango, pine, taste is bitter, harsh, with crisp sweet bread malts, bitter hops, light resinous. bit to intense bitter
ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean copper pour, decent head. Nose is wood and booze. Bittter. Middle is orange marmalade and caramelized malt. Finish is deep hop bitterness. Delicious.
teamsale (135) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a clear dark copper amber with a thin beige head and great lacing. Smells citrus, woodsy, alcohol. Tastes high alcohol and has a bouquet of flavors. Medium bitterness and lasting good aftertaste.
ZacM612 (520) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, clear, light off-white head. Citrus and piney hop aroma. Nice balance of malty smoothness with a mildly bitter hoppy finish.
rosskyle (507) - - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear Amber color with a white head. Malt citrus pine hops aroma. Malt resin bitter hops. Medium body. But too much dank resin flavor for my taste.
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tfontana (607) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
6 oz pour at Craft Beer Cellar, Clayton. Aroma is dominant strong pine with citrus and fruit. Appearance is golden orange with 1/2 finger-width off-white head with poor retention, mild sparkle. Taste is delicious strong pine, sweet citrus and tropical fruit, malt backbone. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation with balance of sweet/bitter piney finish. Overall, waves of strong piney flavor along with complementary goodness.
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
red gold pour. aroma onion, cucumber. tastes brown sugar, mangoes, citrus. great smooth hoppy way of getting wasted. not what I’m looking for.