rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is a reason why this beer has a 100 overall rating, it’s strong, its hoppy, it’s amazing. I personally enjoy it out of a bottle then from the tap because the bottle seems to allow it to age a bit better than the keg. For further research on stone beers try out arrogant bastard ale and Stone IPA.
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.
echudy (25) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong hoppy aroma, good hoppy flavor to start, just ok on the finish. Lighter color than expected
coachd (256) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know I have tried this before, just never got around to rating it. Aroma is a combo of pine and grapefruit hops with only a hint of malt sweetness to balance it out. I think stone wanted this one unbalanced. Not a particularly attractive beer. Murky light orange color with a huge white head of foam that leaves a mess on the glass as it recedes. Taste is hoppy, but not crazy bitter like you would expect. Grapefruit hops and honey sweetness that linger all the way to the aftertaste which is also hoppy, but still not bitter. The flavor stays with you even when you put the beer down for a while. I like that in an IPA. Palate is substantial and holds up to a beer this size. Not watery at all. Overall very enjoyable. Don't let the name scare you off. You can handle this one.
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Ngejo (477) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear, orange, rocky head, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, flat, & long finish.
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ML bottle
Straw yellow color, slightly syrupy looking, thick looking and a big, billowy white head.
Nose is a citrus, pine, and grapefruit attack. Very full on beer. Highly aggressive and fruity. Just hints of biscuit malt to back it up.
Lean, clean, bitter, and dank. Just a big, bitter beer. Grapefruit and stewed stone fruit. Hints of biscuit and lots of oil. Full on and big. Even though 8.2% it is bigger in the feel. Shame it is going away.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. I am sure I had this but lost my review when the app crashed taking 1000 reviews with it >_< Anyways, enjoy this while you can folks as it is being retired. It pours a copper gold with a creamy off-white head and a big hop bouquet which gives lemony citrus and floral notes with a touch of candy-ish sweet malts in the background. Geez 8.2% this is a big beer with a full mouthfeel and a sandpapery raspy carbonation tht scrapes your tongue clean with a lemon & pine hoppiness before hugging you with some sweet malty caramel. Yum. There’s a reason it is a classic and part of that is it is perfectly balanced and damn smooth.
Sekemoto (15) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear sparkling orange with an average frothy off-white head. Good lacing. The aroma of fresh hops and citrus is milder than I thought it would be but it smells great. The flavour is very hoppy but incredibly well balanced with some sweetness and citrus.
skatanarchy (62) - - APR 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
스톤 브루어리-루인 네이션 IPA 8.2% ABV 참 곱다 고와. 프루티한 맛에 푸르른 잔디밭에서 뛰노는 강렬한 알콜향의 테일을 가진 IPA. 거친 이미지로 무장한 스톤이지만 맥주는 이렇듯 여성스럽고 예쁘다 미친 맥주들이 마구 쏟아져나오는 이천년대 중반 크래프트 비어 생태계에 여전히 스톤이 존재해야하는 당위성이 있을까, 새로이 내놓은 비 IPA 계 맥주들도 실망스럽긴 마찬가지.
martin00sr (1248) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @Brewdog Sheperds Bush. Cloudy amber, frothy offwhite head. Fruity, resin aroma. Caramel malty flavour with piney bitterness and orange. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, long dry finish. Good.
Nsanders (661) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Burgr. Slightly hazy, with moderate lacing. Grapefruit, resiny, a little herbal and bread. Bitter throughout. Body is heavier with a soapy feel.