KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced down to a large puddle and collar of residue, and had good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of pine and resin hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit and orange), caramel and a mild apricot sweetness.
The taste was a little sweet and a tad bitter with a hint of caramel and a mild fruity ester at first, and then had a serious hoppy citrus bitterness along with a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter and mild sweet hoppiness settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry yet slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a very well put together brew with tons of flavor and a smooth feel, which just complimented the mildly sweet bitterness...
BOSSbrewer (1250) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber to copper with one finger of off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lots of pine and grapefruit with some sweet maltiness. Flavor is pretty bitter yet not harsh. Well balanced with the malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Some alcohol burn. Finishes pretty dry. Nice beer.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the berlinerbierfest 2013 at the very popular american stall. hazy amber with a lingering white head; loads of grapefruit and pine in the aroma; ridiculously bitter after trying a few german pilses and helleses; plenty of grapefruit and caramel brittle; finishes clean. well made but not exactly my thing
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Resin hop aroma with a sweet pine smell. Strong sweet beginning that’s gets moderately bitter quickly. Bitter lasts until the finish then gets a sharp finish.
Acknud (1066) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and wonderful. Thirst quincher extraordinaire, I love a good hoppy DIPA and this fits the bill,
beerfest5 (1026) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t know what else I can say about a Stone DIPA that I haven’t already written. I would actually love to have a flight of the Stone DIPA varieties and actually see if there is any difference. All are wonderful examples of big West Coast hoppy ales.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Deep Amber Gold in colour. Very Very Hoppy; intense, dank, resinous piney hops. Very Fruity; orange, grapefruit and lemon citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple. Spicy. Malty backbone; biscuity malts, caramel. Very bitter hoppy fruity throughout leading to a long bitter finish. Full-bodied but dry. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific Imperial IPA!
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty caramel scent. Flavor is very citrus with a lot of hop bitterness. Nice additions to already great ruination ipa.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-11-29. Lightly hazy bright orange body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of green hops, tea like notes, caramel. Flavour is fairly bitter, resinous hops over sweetish caramel malt. Lingering bitterness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Solid. Bottle shared by Blankboy
cedwards1650 (15) - - DEC 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of Tropical citrus, vanilla pine and an overwhelming smell on the hops. Pours a good clean copper with a good head. Starts of a tiny bit sweet with hints of oak and vanilla before the hops and bitterness take over a slight citrus after taste. Goes well w/ rum cake
VTHopHead (1493) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is just awesome beer! Lucky to have another ... beautiful color...intensely hoppy... LOVE IT!!!