kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Among my least liked IPA’s. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stone’s. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldn’t get on board with this one.
stevoj (3291) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another superlative beer from Stone. An ode to the NW hops, biting, bitter, pungent, resinous, hints of caramel, pine, soap. Bracing, a wake up call for your palate.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hop aroma of mango and grapes. No real head and kind of flat, why the poor mouthfeel rating. Flavor was great and intense with the hops. Wish some more carbonation but it understand.
mateuszk (1367) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours clear orange with white head. In aroma the beer is floral with a hints of tropical fruits. All backed with solid and pleasant malty base. In flavour similar: malty but wit distinct bitterness and hoppy flavours. Alcohol noticable but it is not unpleasant. Medium to high body, strong bitter finish. In overall not impresive yet very pleasant one.
Sdaniel90 (638) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. Murky golden with a frothy offwhite head. Subtle but deep floral hippy aroma with hints of grapefruit, caramel, pine resin. Thick but smooth and creamy. Heavily bitter, with low sweetness in comparison. A lot of character and complexity in this brew. A magnificent IPA.
Smithld1 (90) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Intense. Pineapply, boiled sweety, a little sharp. Big powerful flavours. A poor head but otherwise quite a treat.
MarkoR (846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange colour with medium white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel. Taste is hops, citrus, caramel, spices.
tsd08460 (506) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus,
Appearance: clear, golden, generous white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
floydian1 (1285) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Brewed 90 days before BB date of 27/5/15. Pours translucent deep orange with a stable medium white head. Certainly a hop monster with substantial pine resin, citrus orange/grapefruit, soft peppery spices and a subdued caramel malt bill on the nose and tongue. Palate is amazingly easy drinking and light for an ABV of 8.2% with a huge lingering dry resinous hop finish. The archetypal US West Coast IPA.
Mark_Eck (1300) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orangish copper color. Aroma and taste are floral, resin and very bitter.