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.
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Cloudy yellow pour with a fine white head. Powerfully hoppy aroma balanced by wholemeal bread. Strong IPA flavour, with lingering bitterness.
Michael27 (558) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh from the tap at Gesundbrewing in the Castle Pub. Golden-yellow in the glass with stable white head. Genial !!! The whole spectrum, what the hopd can give. Long bitterness in the mouth (100+ IBUs!!!). A so called beer for the fame of the hops. It’s real !!!
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep dark golden to orange colour with a white head. nose of light crisp malts, grass hops, grains, sweet tropical fruits, mango, and light pineapple. taste follows the nose, nice fruit hops bitterness, light sweetness of caramel. light bitter aftertaste. enjoyable
portwood (123) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell: grassy, pineapple, citrus, hint of pine.
Taste: sharp and slightly grainy, foamy mouth feel, sweet citrus & caramel.
Finish: fruity bitterness, melon rind, dry pine needles.
(bottled 02/12/16, tasted 04/30/16)
borre_m (1242) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, but balanced. Taste is hoppy, pine, lots of bitterness.
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
clear golden colour, huge, creamy yellowish off-white head; aroma of overripe grapefruit, tangerine, maybe mango, too, pine resin, and some herbal notes; taste is the same with biscuits, syrupy notes and some peppery spiciness; perfect balance of hops and malts! I love it!
LRonCupboard (32) - ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Bitter Phew. Look, it’s good, but not worth wetting your kecks over. Kind of like the NZ Sauvignon Blanc trend, the mega hoppy IPA thing will probably fade as the hipsters grow up. Hazy orange, off white head. Big citrus hoppy aroma with slight flowery edge prepares you for..... surprise surprise.... a big hoppy hit that hangs around for ages in a long bitter bitter finish. Kecks remain thankfully bone dry
alvaro78 (219) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma intenso a maltas, cítrico y resinoso
Aspecto dorado cristalino
En boca muy balanceada, maltoso y cítrico y amargo al final con resinoso
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fdomig (788) - München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml on tap at RedHot Munich. Aroma is light mango, light malt. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a small, brown foam. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Medium carbonation. Dry. Good.
ALIBALI (428) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maracuja/HOPPY/Süß/FETT/rund und JAU!!!! Geilster Nachhall!!! California Style!!!!! Kieler Craft Beer Day 2016 0,1/2Euro vom Hahn und aus San Diego.