jksipa (14) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at firehouse 1,San Jose. Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Strrong floral hop nose. Strong upfront pine wiht extended bitter finish. Full oily body with long finish. Hops, hops and more hops.
Staffan47 (246) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Naturligtvis lite svårt att få tag på färsk ipa i Sverige men trots att den är trött är den riktigt bra. Snudd på världsklass även om jag börjar tröttna på west coast
IPABevyGuy (20) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden amber pour with a white fizzy head, pretty cloudy. Smells piney and hopy. Body starts citrus, then becomes malty, finishing with pine and some serious hop bitterness. Beautiful beer all the way through, very well rounded. If you are into pine and a lot of hops this is for you.
Cbuk1013 (141) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.
BeerGoober21 (4) - - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus and pine aroma with great bitterness. A bit cloudy but a great flavor and hopped to perfection.
blackflag321 (319) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour to pint. Medium gold/amber, medium head. Bitter, bitter, bitter, but good, good, good!
oipivo (243) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
grand! My rating system is as follows: bad, meh, good, great, grand, OMG!
samsmith33 (195) - - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This got off on the wrong foot. Poured the beer into a nice pint glass and rested on my end table getting ready to watch a ballgame. As I sat, my elbow knocked over the glass spilling ruination all over my wife’s breast pump...I know...too much info. Lost over half the 12 oz. Bottle. What’s left was disappointing considering how much I like stone’s standard IPA. Citrus pine nose. Yellow color. Overly bitter without the extra flavor to justify. Very middling.
solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good IPA but I perpetrated the 10th anniversary version. Tangerine and put.e in aroma with some residual malt. Pours cloudy clear orange with ok head and lacing. Finish is crisp bitter, done well for style. As all IPAd thus would probably be better fresher from the source, but i’m sure this is pretty fresh after the Stone tap feature at Blue Monk.
EricTeusink (191) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #11. The final beer of this epic day of celebration. This was a good beer, but, in the uber competitive field of IIPA’s, I don’t think this rates near the top. Poured a very pale amber with white head. Scentsof ctirus and alcohol on the nose. Finish was a bit too bitter for me, although the food pairing may have had an effect. Stone’s easy availability and this beer’s low price point for the style will probably lead me to trying it again. Bottle - Westmeister’s House - Cumming, GA