Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 "O Frabjous Day! Calloo! Callay!" A hop-headís delight! The aroma, thoí, is actually more tame than Iíd expected, having heard Stoneís braggadocio and word-of-mouth from the embittered. Coming from this apricot colored, two-finger headed brew is a serious grapefruit/piney/herbal/earthy hop aroma, sure to wake the weary, but not overpowering. Itís in the drinking that the 100+ IBUs really come across. Plenty of the mouth-burning, tear-inducing hop bitterness that Iíve grown to crave. Sure, thereís some malt there, but in this kind of a brew, I donít care! Great lingering bitter finish, causing my mouth to water, making me want more!
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Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops, hops and more hops. You can smell the bitterness before the first drop. Pours a dark amber in color. Starts out a bit bitter and finishes just as it started...with that perfect spicey whallop all good IPAs should have. This oneís a keeper!
Jaybeatle (2) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color, strong hoppy smell, very bitter in the beginning but smooths out with a spicy tinge. Definitiely more harsh than the standard Stone IPA
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden with a thin white head. Has a hoppy aroma. Tastes of hops, spices, and pine.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense hopness but very well balanced. Iíll have to cellar some of this and see how it comes out.. canít say much anyone else already has, except if you love IPA this is a must!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 Beautiful Golden pour which is a little darker then the Stone IPA. The head is very creamy and quite nice to look at. In terms of the aroma there is malt, orange, graitfruit, and citrus. Really terrific aroma. If you want hops this beer has them. The taste is dominated by pine, graitfruit, citrus and lots of hops. The bitterness is a little high, but I still like it. The aftertaste is very nice and has a lot of hops. The hops are so present in the mouthfeel. This brewery is very impressive. It is hard to believe that the ABV is not higher. It is interesting because this Double IPA has a bit of a Barley Wine taste to it on top of all the hops. It is quite appealing. I got this on 10th and Pine in Philly and there were plenty left.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 pours deep orange with a decent white head. This is some great stuff, much more refreshing than one would expect from such a strong IPA. Not overly hoppy or extreme, rather just full of pine and citrus flavors that finish with just enough oilyness to let it linger on the tougue. Not necessarily the most complex beer ever brewed, but iím not complaining about that.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber got a taste last night at the homebrew club monthly meeting
Pours hazy amber with tight white head, aroma of a citrus pine hop forest
Lots of hops in the taste .You can tell there is a lot of malt by the mouthfeel but you canít really taste any malt through the hops Öas they intended Öa hopheads delight
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 looks like a light beer, but your in for a suprise! The flavor is smoked and burned hops (?) (hehe) Flavor is bitter hops and the mouthfeel is b-e-a-utiful! This beer tastes like bitter hops... and not much else... but its still nice!
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is hops. The smell, taste and all. Little too hoppy for me. Nice golden color and thick head.