Kiptheyip (46) - - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden amber. Smell is predominantly fresh piney hops. A lot more citrus comes through in the taste. Definitely some pink grapefruit. Good grain backbone to keep everything in balance. Didnít blow me away but a very tasty brew
salvaticas (121) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour, bright orange/amber, very cloudy. Incredibly pungent aroma of citrus and hops. Excellent classic IPA taste. Not too strong for an Imperial.
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bitter as advertised, but still more bitter than I prefer. Overall a really good beer, those guys at Stone know what they're doing
- Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one delicious beer. Not for the faint of heart, very hoppy with a strong malty alcohol kick as it goes down. Very smooth and very drinkable.
shrevis (8) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazingly hoppy. This is a favorite that I will grab whenever I can find it (which is easier said than done compared to living in Escondido)
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toffsbury (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown/amber with a reasonable head, not too much retention. Aroma is fruit and flowers, nice and rich. Taste is bitter up front and at finish. Lots of flavours chase each other around on the tongue, but bitter wins out in the end. This is a happy pour.
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at a grocery store in Arizona. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, messy lace. The nose is full of hoppiness, ranging from resin, to citrus, to floral, with just a touch of yeast aroma and a bit of bread malt. The flavor is really just dominated by hops and bitterness, with the same touch of bread malt acting as a bit of a balancing agent. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long, ridiculously bitter hoppy finish.
Beerenberger (787) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice fruity aroma with pine sand hints of citrus. Pours a clear golden amber with a white ring and spotty lacing. The taste, initially, has a sweet fruity quality about it followed by "subdued" pine/resin flavor ending with a satisfying hoppy bitter finish. Medium fbody with medium carbonation. There is almost a tongue coating quality that is not found in most IPAís. Very pleasing. Overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA which I want to have again.
AZBennett (76) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Double Dry Hopped w/Southern Cross, Pacific Gem, Helga and Mosaic Hops. Pours a superb golden hue with lovely, fluffy white head. Aromas are sweet tropical fruit, then some citrus, pine and just a note of apple or apple skin. Flavors are sweet fruit right off the bat, then some grapefruit, big piney/resin bitterness a touch of bread and simple syrup. The mouthfeel is perfect on this beer as the ratio of weight and sticky-ness is melded wonderfully; the way this coats just a bit and then finishes super dry is awesome. Overall, a big improvement to last years super bitter DDH version of this beer and one I would love to get my hands on more often.
ajnepple (466) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz from Campus West, cool bottle. Pours gold and clear with a fluffy, lasting white head and thick lacing. The aroma is strong, piney, fresh hops, floral, and citrus fruit. Similar flavor with heavy, resinous, oily hop bitterness all the way through. Malts? Nope. Medium body with a dry feel and lingering, bitter, dry, warming finish. Palate = destroyed.
kraddel (842) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ZEBF13 . not on the beerlist, but still got to try it . NICE !
pours very clear gold
medicinal hops in the smell.
soft carbo. very bitter, pretty straight forward and not that complex