Fatehunter (1823) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tall flute. Cloudy golden color, still opaque with an inch and half of clean-white head.
Lots of floral and citrus scents; mostly grapefruit and a little pear.
There is no doubt that this is an IPA from Stone. The bitterness just claws in and does not let up until minutes afterward. It is difficult to find any other flavor in here; perhaps a little malt sweetness buried in there, but it is still really good.
Light moving towards medium body with moderate carbonation. A slight smoothness to it also.
Very drinkable if you know what you are getting into; this is not an entry level IPA. Hops dominate.
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 doesn’t 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 (1397) - 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. It’s all about the pine and the grapefruit which are just ALL OVER your tongue. It holds its alcohol well for a double IPA.
nazbion (163) - Tübingen, 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 (1658) - 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.