jefffalcone (2) - Stoughton, USA - OCT 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This stuff is clumsy and one note. There is no craft to it only excess. it hits you right away with extreme bitterness that overpowers you taste buds. reminds me of very dark roast coffee, if you get the analogy. def not saying it has any notes of coffee to the taste, just the analogy. stone has many delicious offerings, this is not one.
Bacchus66 (41) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yowsah. Pours light amber, with a thick rocky everlasting head with good lacing. This is all about piney grapefruity hops, in the nose and in the glass. Lively, bitter finish. Probably not what you want to drink everyday, but when aggressive hops are called for, this is the one.
davidtjm (882) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, pine, resin.
graham_murphy (420) - - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thatís certainly a lingering bitterness. My cornflakes tasted of hops. It goes well with my coffee. Malty with bold citrus, grassy bitterness from the hops. Hops, hops and more hops.
bennetporter (312) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold from a bottle, off-white head shows good retention and lacing. Aroma of ... i donít even know what really, something pretty good and familiar, maybe a little pipe tobacco someplace in there, almost caramel but not quite. Flavor is pine resin, soap, some floral notes, butterscotch. Bittersweet, somewhat oily, very full mouthfeel, almost creamy. Very good beer. Iím not big on brewers shoving hops into beers the way pizza joints find new places to hide cheese on pizza, but this one does it right without overdoing it.
kalki (20) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Among my least liked IPAís. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stoneís. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldnít get on board with this one.
stevoj (2811) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another superlative beer from Stone. An ode to the NW hops, biting, bitter, pungent, resinous, hints of caramel, pine, soap. Bracing, a wake up call for your palate.
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hop aroma of mango and grapes. No real head and kind of flat, why the poor mouthfeel rating. Flavor was great and intense with the hops. Wish some more carbonation but it understand.
mateuszk (499) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours clear orange with white head. In aroma the beer is floral with a hints of tropical fruits. All backed with solid and pleasant malty base. In flavour similar: malty but wit distinct bitterness and hoppy flavours. Alcohol noticable but it is not unpleasant. Medium to high body, strong bitter finish. In overall not impresive yet very pleasant one.
Sdaniel90 (518) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. Murky golden with a frothy offwhite head. Subtle but deep floral hippy aroma with hints of grapefruit, caramel, pine resin. Thick but smooth and creamy. Heavily bitter, with low sweetness in comparison. A lot of character and complexity in this brew. A magnificent IPA.
Smithld1 (28) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Intense. Pineapply, boiled sweety, a little sharp. Big powerful flavours. A poor head but otherwise quite a treat.