Barnacle_Ed (22) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? This beer is a delightfully bitter monster packed with hops, citrus, hops, floral notes, hops, and more hops. Lives up to the hype and puts hair on your chest. Excellent!
smroush (66) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy aroma. Bitter hops but with a bit of grassy aroma also. Despite the very heavy hops there is some balance with the malts.
Deep gold color, pretty much clear, small white head.
Taste dominated by the bitterness of the hops.
Body is medium; fairly carbonated mouth feel; long hoppy finish.
Overall a quite good beer; surprisingly balanced given the IBU level. Not quite enough complexity though to make me crack the 4.0 level.
mixer006 (21) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, really aggressive hop aroma from the glass, citrus, pine, orange peel. Surprisingly balances out with the body to give a great dipa.
CVBis007 (39) - - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rose up out of the growler and found the glass of its next victim. Smells of mystery and danger, darkness and dank. Initially you think survival is possible with the citrus and floral notes, and then the hammer falls. Pungent, oppressive hop bitterness drags you into the abyss. You take another gulp for relief and repeat the cycle until there is nothing left.
BierMeHoos (210) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into IPA glass. Appearance is slightly cloudy but perfect color. Aroma is strong citrus hops with an herbal note. Very well balanced. Flavors are hop-forward. Sharp grapefruit with some earthy and herbal flavors as well. Palate is medium body super strong. Overall pretty damn near perfect IPA.
androman (629) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 pint on tap @ brewdog pub Aberdeen. Body is opalescent orange, head is medium creamy white mostly lasting excellent lacing. Nose is fresh fruits, aroma is grapefruit, licorice, honey, vegetables. Taste is medium sweet medium hoppy bitter. Finish is grass, heavy hoppy bitter, quite long lasting. Refreshing, not too easy, great beer.
TychoJames (288) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat bishops örebro. Orange kulör med vitt skum. Rejäl humledoft. Gräddig på något sätt. Knäck barr och tropiska frukter.
Härligt humlesträv smak hö, barr, örter och lite tropisk frukt
Krämig och bitter med bra tryck i beskan
mvp (168) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet citrus aroma. Copper color with a small white head. Full palate. They did a great job in balancing this very high hopped beer.
alberti92 (105) - - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a pale orange with a thin white head. The nose has big citrus and grapefruit notes with lots of booze coming through as well as a slightly sweet malty tone. It's medium bodied with low carbonation. Taste is massively hopped with loads of grape fruit and citrus with boozy notes and subtle honey sweetness. The finish is that bitter and dry that the friction generated between the beer and my taste buds almost started a fire. Such an awesome beer!
Maris (1065) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Time to try another American IPA icon. From a 355ml bottle on 28/1/2015. Pours a cloudy light golden with the smallest of heads. Has a gorgeous quite typical IPA nose, with lots of floral fruity hops against a caramel background. Take a sip and there’s a decent caramel malt backbone, sweet orange and peach, and marmalade. The hops are, as expected, big and super resiny, with some grapefruit notes following leading to a finish which is just a touch salty. Medium bodied with average carbonation. All up, this is a terrific double IPA and certainly one of the best smelling beers I’ve ever encountered. That said, I thought the standard Stone IPA was a just bit better balanced overall, and, if pushed, I’d take the Sculpin I downed last night over this. Still, ’Liquid poem to the glory of the hop’ is a more than adequate description.