jhbeer (43) - - DEC 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden-orangish color with a bit of haze and an offwhite head that leaves tracing along the glass. Lots of spicy, citrusy hops hit the nose right away, with a hint of bready malts. For such an agressive DIPA, the malts do make themselves known at the front, a bit of nice sweetness on the tip of the tongue. After that passes, it’s all hops. Stone is well known for brewing bold, aggressive brews an this is one of the boldest. Strong resiny, citrusy hops spread across the tongue and rush it towards a delightfully bitter finish that lingers on the tongue after the brew has been swallowed. Lively palate, medium bodied with a slight amount of carbonation and a small amount of stickiness as it goes down.
This beer is a hopheads dream and stands proudly amongst the great beer lineup offered by Stone. A must drink.
Espo1 (30) - - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - golden yellow with tight white head
A - great aroma with heavy citrus and pine notes
T - big IPA that hits the tongue hard but finishes dry
M - well carbonated
O - great IPA well deserved accolades and stays on the palate well after you finish a glass
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tedwardKGB (6) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear gold. Great hop smell and flavor that slowly turns to solid alcohol as it sits.
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange with a medium sized off white head. Pine, dank, white bread, alcohol presence, grapefruit, caramel. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and heavy bitter. Astringent finish. Good things in here, but the leafy bitterness in the finish is a bit much. Lots of punch, but not really that pleasant.
vinhol (250) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle big hoppy stone fruit aroma amber with white head taste is big hops but well balanced
ThirstyBeerGuy (1) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! May be 100+ IBUs, but it is so balanced - floral, citrus hops, alcohol - all perfectly combined.
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden into snifter. An assault on the taste buds. Floral/citrusy notes on the nose and tongue. A monster ipa with a more than generous amount of hops. This one stays with you. A fantastic IPA. Come to expect this from stone
roxtersoxter (269) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with thin white head on tap. Aroma of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor of hops with citrus. Great beer for the hop heads.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Howzer420 (12) - - JUL 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly smooth malt profile for a double IPA. Not the strongest hops presence, but a great combination.
Gaultier (233) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Akkurat 12/7-14. Aroma: Caramel, hoppy, pine needles. Taste: Dito + grapefruit. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter.
Modularman (110) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great fresh IPA. Smell of skunk dankness, appearance is hazy gold with slight white head, taste is fresh hop dank with a little sweetness that finishes clean with a full body.