mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I suppose by reading the back, I was expecting a hops explosion, but was happy to find that the generous hops were beautifully set among a glorious citrus and herb bonanza. By far, one of the BEST IPAís Iíve ever had.
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored with a small off white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Hop aroma is suprisingly mild. The taste is extremely bitter, but in a good way! I taste piney hops, as opposed to citrusy. This is a great IPA.
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: piney,citrus - lemon Appearance: light golden, minimal white head. Flavor: slightly sweet, citrus, pine, slight yeast finish Palate: light, crisp, clean, slightly lingering finish Overall: nice, light IPA. Well balanced. Just tried the 13th anniversary before this tasting so I may be jaded into not appreciating the hops here...
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is crazy I thought you could have too much hops. It knocks you down before it touches your lips. Then a perfect balance on the palate. Now dont get me wrong you have to love some hops.This beer was much better than I ever thought it could be.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden/amber color with a khaki head that leaves some great lacing. Aroma: Citrus, floral and piney hops, pine resin, grapefruit a hint of pineapple, good shit. The taste follows the nose, it may be over 100 IBUís but itís not that bitter, itís hoppy for sure but itís not a bitter hoppy and itís well balanced with bready malts. The palate is medium bodied and oily, pretty dry but quite good and somehow thirst quenching, go figure. Overall this is an excellent IPA, that is easy to get.
Kcwildcat98 (47) - - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good straw color. Has a late hoppy bite, but that is what you want from a double ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JKaranka (47) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: light golden colour. Head is two fingers of off white foam, a bit curdly in the middle. Very little sediment in the bottle and none in the glass. Aroma: pine needless, lime peelings and a faint floor cleaner. Taste: moderately bitter with a long lasting finish. The main flavours follow from the aroma, pine, some citric sweets. Itís not particularly dry to start with, more zingy, tart and somewhat sweet, and then it finishes medium dry. Itís good, probably I should have drunk it closer to 8c than 12c. Very little in the way of malts, just enough to sweeten it up. Palate: it lingers around the mouth, but itís fairly average. Somewhat oily. Overall: this must be the prototypical IPA in every sense, itís very good but nothing Iíd get that excited about. Itís good that itís not too fruity as I get fed up with those.
scottyw (46) - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one head to head with a Dogfish 90 minute IPA...and it really helps bring out the differences in each. A great Double IPA, this is what I would call the standard with a good dosage of hops in the aroma and a dry palate.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma full of hops and fruit. Taste is full of hops and citrus-fruity tastes, a bit malt and caramel present, but not as present as the hops.
Mumpu (46) - USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
While not the prettiest beer to contemplate, it pours an opaque amber with an enduring very dense white head. Fresh hoppy aroma, predominantly with floral tones. Medium body and carbonation with an immediate boquet of hops -- first more herbal and piney, and then a strong grapefruit. Although I would have liked more zest and spiciness for a more rounded taste, this beer very much succeeds as a tribute to hops.
I wish Stone would tone down the blend and use it in their regular IPA -- the current version is excessively piney for my taste.