SCP (53) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I know this is why it is liked but damn that is way too bitter. I would appreciate it with more malt backbone. It is unbalanced to me and I donít appreciate it. Donít get me wrong, I like bitterness but I donít think itís the way to do it. But I must say it was a great experiment.
jdleigh (53) - - AUG 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy orange in color. Aroma is predominantly citrus and floral. Refreshingly drinkable, with intense bitterness that doesnít bite or take away from the drinkability.
rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into an English Pub pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow with a thick fluffy white head. Smells of grapefruit, melon, floral, and sweetish malt. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, light crystal malts and bread. Medium body with a tongue coating sweetness in the middle and a bitter beginning and end that lingers for ages and ends with a medium dryness. Very nice beer (at least for hop heads).
bitterbrewer (52) - Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is a great double. Could drink it all night. Very aromatic with piney and citrus hops. The aroma fills your nose while drinking blending with the grapefruit and resiny bitterness. A lingering pleasing bitterness finishes this awesome beer.
buttslamify (52) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Light aroma, smells like hops, thats about it. Appearance: nice appearance, but nothing special, light orange tinge with a small head. Taste: Sorry but I donít taste it, the hops overwhelm whatever flavors might be in there and theyíre weak to say the least, Iím not impressed and frankly disappointed for Stone. Palate: This is one area where the beer shines, the hops give it a light bite towards the end of the sip and it doesnít water. Overall its fine, nothing extremely impressive, Stone always blasts there beers with hops but in this case it kind of works.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear orange with a thick white foam head. Large, hoppy aroma. This is much maltier in both flavor and aroma than regular IPA, as well as hoppier. Medium bodied and almost creamy. Excellent.
drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is not a beer for little girly beer drinkers. this is so bitter that it takes your tongue and beats the crap out of it. i loved it. great hoppiness, great bitterness. if you drink this, donít plan on tasting a whole lot later on.
DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a glowing honey gold with just a touch of murkiness and a pale yellow uneven head that left a little lace.
Smells of pineapple, banana, bread dough, crisp pine and a pleasant touch of alcohol.
The flavor is a smooth blend of an underlying doughy oat and honey sweetness and a dominant dry hop character. The beauty of this flavor is how the these two are seamlessly blended into one another. Itís just fantastic.
The mouthfeel is very smooth with a light carbonation that effervesces on the tongue.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma was very sweet for Stone, I felt. A very grapefruity flavor was found in the aroma as well as a much pronounced flavor. Very opaque amber pour with thick lacing. Not as bitter as led on, however. Very tasteable to the palate with not much carbonation. Nothing short of the Stone expectaion.
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was expecting a beer so over-hopped that it would be nearly undrinkable. However, this was not the case.
Poured like liquid sunshine into a pint glass, with a half inch head of sticky lace that hung around all the way down.
Wonderful fruity hoppiness, with a slighlty sweet aspect as well.
Taste is bitter, fruity hops, but it does a slight sweetness that lends some balance. Make no mistake, it is very hoppy, but not too the point you couldnít drink it.
Leave a clean, crisp mouthfeel with some lingering stickiness from the hops.
Overall, this is a very easy drinking IPA, although the ABV could easily sneak up on you.