Turtles (235) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bishop Arms Hornsgatan. Clear liquid, copper / orange with a thick white head. Hoppy aroma, floral, grapefruit and caramel sweetness. The flavor is more bitter than what one smells in the aroma. Well-carbonated, caramel, pine, grapefruit, citrus peel. Beautiful well balanced with a dry bitter finish.
Savage_Night (57) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a nice white head that leaves behind a thick lacing on the glass. Aroma of hop bitterness, pepper, citrus, pineapple, herbs, spruce/pine and slight tangerines. Flavors of pepper, bitterness, spruce/pine, tropical fruit, hoppyness and citrus. All around awesome IPA. Canít wait to try the 2.0 version.
ABT_S54 (256) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a light almost pilsner colour with a voluminous white fluffy head. Aroma is almost medicinal with the hop presence but certainly not flowery. This is an extreme IPA and one that demands respect. Oily mouthfeel with a spicy bitterness and very little sweetness to balance the flavours but it still works (and very well at that). Not as a accomplished as the Arrogant Bastard but a supreme IPA that stands amongst the very best.
natejgood (414) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pretty surprised when I realized I havenít rated this until now since I have had this beer so many times. Pours a kind or orangish goldish color. To be honest, it looks a little strange coming out of the bottle, but it looks good once it settles in the glass. Head is thick and dense. Aroma is straight up hops. Like that aroma, the flavor is pretty hoppy, but there is some wood and grass in there too. To be honest, I may prefer the straight up Stone IPA, but this does give you some flavor that you donít get with the standard Stone IPA. Like so many stone beers, this beer has a lot of flavor but it doesnít overpower you.
jimbonga (41) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Gold with little head. Pine & grapefruit hoppy aroma. Lots of pine and marmalade in the taste. Thereís actually what would normally be quite a noticeable malt backbone to this but thereís so many hops itís hard to notice. Very, very bitter at the end. If you like hops drink this, if you donít...
Zymurgeist2 (1234) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sad to see this one retired after years of enjoying it. Massive hops and slight alcohol warmth. Clear golden with full white head. Moderate bitterness is nicely restrained. There may be some Stone beers I enjoy a little more, but this is always tasty.
kremmin (8) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An unashamed all out hop assault. Perhaps could use a stronger malt profile for balance. Perhaps. But job done. Palate ruined.
mitchh200 (9) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong floral aroma. the color is a dark orange. The liquid is hazy. The head is frothy. Heavy bitterness when tasted. Full bodied beer, lots of character. It was a bit sticky. Lively carbonation. The finish was bitter. This is a quality double ipa .Good work Stone!
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good IPA, great balance of aromas and a nice long palate. Bitterness is subtle at first then lingers and lingers. A great example of this style. As already another exceptional beer from Stone.
Setroc (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From draft. Pours a hazy orange, with off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy grapefruit. The flavour is predictably full on hops with pine and lemon at the forefront, and floral apricot at the back, but the sweet caramel malts balance it perfectly. Long dry bitter finish. Wonderful.