hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy Beelzebub. Iím thinking the guys who wrote this label knew what they were talking about, but no! I didnít listen. Now the next beer Iíll have is going to be tampered with. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
It pours a nice orange golden hue (like a sunset, almost) with a very powerful and lingering aroma. Proabaly the best and longest smelling beer (by that I mean, usually as I get closer to the bottom of the glass, the aroma dissipates accordingly, but not here) Iíve had in a long time/ever. Not only that, but they say this is a bitter beer. And itís true! Too many times I hear "this is a brutally bitter beer" and it tastes sweet to me. Well, Stone backs up their claim and even now, a good 3 minutes since my last swig and I can still taste/feel the bitterness. Luckily it isnít so bad that itís like taking a taste of a hop pellet (homebrewers, you know you do this! but only every so often.) so there is a sweet relief in there somewhere. I canít discern any specific malt flavors, but man...if you like hops, youíre gonna LOVE this beer. But follow their advice and have this last otherwise the beer will do as itís name implies.
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear gold. Greatly reduced head. However it doesnít stop the aroma. BIG AROMA!! Fresh hops, abrasive citrus, acidic, dank, weed, flowers and big pine. Taste is the same with caramel and slightly roasty malts. BIG FLAVOR! This is a beast.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1294 - 21.10.2014. Stone launch @craftbeeryeg Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Beautiful.
TheFoamhead (223) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful aroma mix of pine, resin and tropic fruits based on a subtle malt body. The licory bodu makes you think of an barley wine topped by a mighty hop kick. Finally this beer stays surprisingly drinkable but is mostly overrated in my eyes.
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Costco. Hazy light gold. Soapy head. Honey citrus resin aroma. Sharp flavour, full body, nice ginger then a bitter pine finish.
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. I could smell it an arms length away as it was being served. Very fresh citrus notes. Caramel with light brown color, breaking amber and golden on the edges of the glass. This taste incredible of danky grapefruit with nice citrus flavors. Love it when we get fresh Stone in Iowa, so good. Last time I had this beer was on tap was at Big Grove on a Skype with Mitch Steele. Pretty cool.
IloveIPAs81 (27) - - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic IIPA. Bold hop flavours of citrus and ripe mango. Some find it bitter but for me the bitterness is good.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic, though a bit dated and I see why they replaced it. Very bitter and lean with not the same kind of aroma you get from current DIPAs.
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good old fashioned IPA with loads of bitter hops, hold those new fangled floral aromas, thanks. Itís all about the pine and the grapefruit which are just ALL OVER your tongue. It holds its alcohol well for a double IPA.
nazbion (165) - TŁbingen, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear light amber with big frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, pine, some melon. Taste is bitter, not excessive, with some residual sweetness. Somewhat dry, medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well inserted. Really balanced imperial ipa.
trapped (1659) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Hazy bright orange with small foamy off-white head, light floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, bitter hoppy taste that starts sweetish, full body, long bitter finish. Great IPA.