UXO (263) - CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a DFH IPA glass, a slightly hazy bright orange with two fingers of frothy off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and heavy, chunky lacing. Nose is emphatically hoppy, pine resin and grapefruity citrus, but fruit and malt lurk in the background. Taste starts out with sweet malt rapidly giving way to pine and grapefruit, grassy and earthy. Mouth feel is medium to heavy, slick and chewy, with an intensely bitter finish.
Damn, thatís good! It really is a palate wrecker, but thereís a tiny bit of bluntness to the flavour. Truth is, Iím halfway convinced thereís some hop degradation there. I want to try a fresher bottle in order to see if the hops are sharper, but itís pretty damn great as it stands.
Koskela (290) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice hoppy aroma almost citrusy with a light malt in the backround. A strong hoppy taste with a bit of the bitterness followed by the maltiness to offset the bitter and hop. The aftertaste is a nice bitter with the malt trying to break thru.
MayumiH (122) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesomely hopped. I LOVE this beer. Obviously im trying to drink as many different ones as possible but Iíd like this one to be regular in my fridge all the time.
cafgen (138) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange color with a one finger head. Slight carbonation. Aroma is pine, citrus and just a hint of sweetness. Taste is pine and grapefruit. A great tasting beer with a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
melush (838) - SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Cor dorado. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, ligeramente amargo, muy ligeramente dulce. Una gran IPA.
FestDecBeet (169) - - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Look: pours a light orange color. Extremely clear. Small head that doesn't hang around long. Head is bright white
Smell: extreme dank smell. Very sweet smell. Slight alcohol smell. Grapefruit. Smell cat pee.
Taste: skunk smell. Slight peppery feel. Definite bitterness to it. Slight line notes to it. Cat pee in a good way.
Feel: good carbonation. Leaves a film in your mouth. Definitely a dry beer.
Overall: bitterness and dryness make you want to go back for another drink. Good go to beer for the summer.
First drank: home June 2, 2014
Roser (34) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance- ivory white foamy head that lasts for a good bit. Decent lacing left behind. Semi clear/semi cloudy golden hue.
Smell- sweet notes of honey with a floral touch. A little light citrus tinge.
Taste- loads of piney hops, citrus, and a bitter resin finish.
Mouthfeel- very full,very bitter, very spicey. Big, big bite!
Overall- an excellent brew! One of my favorites. Definitely not an entry level IPA, so anyone drinking it (or reading/reviewing it) likely isnít a craft beer rookie. I enjoy it as much as some of the other top notch releases that are limited/seasonal, so love that itís a year round offering.
radarsock (941) - Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle supplied by my step-dad last night. I appreciate it; thanks. Consumed as I attentively watched Boston Legal while a Maine coon loudly purred on my lap. To oversized snifter, it pours a bright amber orange with which a white-ringed head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of juniper berries, rosemary tips, lime meat, sweat, Bible paper, endive seeds, grinded garlic, and russet potatoes. Tastes the same with the addition of sakť lees, cardboard, hop pellets, sourdough, green olives, and Red Star yeast flakes. A delicate kiss of smoke, candle wax, spent grain, and rutabaga experienced by swallow. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
UncleKorm (846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ a medium creamy head and sticky lacing. Moderate sweet bread aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit, straw. Medium bodied
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AAEA (125) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 FL. OZ ($6.99) Pretty good but nothing too special and Stone makes better beers than this. A decent 8.2% so its at least going to get the job done.