NWIPAFAN (5) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
To be honest this is my favorite well at least it was until I tried the 10th anniversary ruination I’m looking forward to trying more from stone brewing it is a treat every time I try a new one from them
AmBrewhound (5) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very strong, delicious, and well balanced Imperial IPA. The aroma alone lets you know you are about to drink an IPA. Very bitter and not for the weak, but the bottle will tell you that.
iowa_CSW (5) - - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured vigorously from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip glass. Pour led to a thick white head that laces well and is sustained through the tasting process. Hop aromas of citrus and pine needles. Appearance of a pale golden hue that is slightly hazy. Taste is hop driven, but isn’t as pronounced as other IPA’s. Light body and slight bitterness. The thin fizzy IPA is not nearly what I expected from 100+ IBUs. Overall, I would not be led to puchase this item again for over $6.00 retail for a 22oz bottle.
bretjb (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very slight amber color, with great head retention. Lacing all around.
Smells slightly piney and citrusy—not overwhelming at all. Overall great. Tastes a bit malty up front, but quickly turns to bitter, and a lovely malt and bitter aftertaste. A light body too, perfect pairing with the bitterness of the hops. High carbonation, giving it a very good and lively mouthfeel.
Overall a great IPA. Very little to complain about! Great job
Bluebane (5) - - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good if not remarkable IPA - aggressively hopped and very bitter, but a nice taste. It does indeed ruin your palate. Gorgeous presentation and bottling.
theMole (5) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer I’ve rated yet, great floral fruit hop balance. Would I rather have this or a pliny, or a little sumpin...tough choice
Tukten (5) - Ken Caryl, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Excellent and clean tasting IPA. Super happy without excessive bitterness or fruitiness
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
tertmagert (5) - - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer but dont feel like uploading another long ass comment on this beer because I am lazy.
MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely hoppy, not balanced at all. Hop lovers will enjoy. Personally I would have rated it a bit higher if it just had a little more complexity. Either a little bit of a floral or citrus character. The pine was definitely there.