Youngpretender (15) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
meh... Ive had better IPAs from Stone and better IPAs from other breweries. Its a hop bomb, a good and extremely drinkable hop bomb, but a hop bomb none the less.
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting from a bottle. Joey Jordanoff and I concur, solid aroma backed up by a nice balance of hops and malts. A little resin on the palate but not overwhelming. Solid drop.
Towey1989 (318) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Liverpool. A slightly hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, resin with spicy and pungent orange, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is bitter and hop dominated with flavours of grapefruit, pine, alcohol and spiciness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a waxy texture. A long, dry bitter finish. A solid IPA but too bitter to be really enjoyable, which is a shame.
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a two-finger dense pillowy head. Leaves lots and lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma of citrus and floral hit me before the top was off the bottle. Taste does not disappoint, and is huge on citrus with a big malty backbone - not caramel, but nice and rich. It’s balanced towards bitter but not overly so. Lightly bitter finish. Very nice.
ordybill (489) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- An over the top hops and citrus aroma.
Appearance- The beer is a murky golden yellow with a small white head. Looks good.
Taste- Very hoppy, I noticed the high scores and I guess I am not a follower. The flavor was OK
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The hops made this a very dry beer.
Overall- I thought this was OK, not great or even real good. I much prefer Arrogant Bastard over this.
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Amber light gold with good head
Mouthfeel: light with medium carbonation. Bitter palate.
Taste: pines and hops, bitter, little more bitter. Loved it! Loved the palate! Definite try for hop heads!
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adamnowek (491) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a thin, soapy head. Bitter as hell. Not much on the nose, to be honest, but still quite good.
snoworsummer (2959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Draft at Escondido. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy, bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, smooth booze, light caramel, sweet bready malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, grapefruit, smooth booze, citrus hops, and bready malt.
GlennHendry (70) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange with a creamy head. Lots of citrus on the nose and then BAM! a powerful bitterness takes centre stage. More citrus, pine and a pungent earthiness make you sit up and take notice. And drink some more. Excellent beer
Barnacle_Ed (30) - 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!