Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent aroma of ,well, hops. Bitter to say the least but fairly good but will probably keep the consumption of this IPA to a minimum
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma. Sticky taste. Although I usually prefer Imperials, I think I like Stone IPA better.
kambei70 (413) - - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle to a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Golden straw color with thick foamy white head. Aroma is a grassy, slightly floral, hops with some citrus and malt sweetness. Taste is strong bitter, piney hops up front with citrus in the middle. Gives way to a sweet caramel malt at the end with the bitterness sticking on the tongue. Thick and full mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Big and bold.
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wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at a grocery store in Arizona. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, messy lace. The nose is full of hoppiness, ranging from resin, to citrus, to floral, with just a touch of yeast aroma and a bit of bread malt. The flavor is really just dominated by hops and bitterness, with the same touch of bread malt acting as a bit of a balancing agent. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long, ridiculously bitter hoppy finish.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.
Staffan47 (693) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Naturligtvis lite svårt att få tag på färsk ipa i Sverige men trots att den är trött är den riktigt bra. Snudd på världsklass även om jag börjar tröttna på west coast
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 On tap the the Most Arrogant Bash (Barleys in Greenville SC). [This is the special Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) version. Lumped together here, they are not the same. I had this at a Stone sponsored event, with the founder and head of Stone Brewing present, and this was on the beer menu as a separate item from Ruination IPA.]
Pour is a somewhat light amber with a very very durable head.
Smells suspiciously hoppy but ..
Heck yeah, this is really hoppy; could ruin ones taste buds for any beer that follow. The bitterness, however, is somewhat controlled by a judicious use of sweet malts. Still, of course, moderately bitter.
O: Stone has managed to take a very hopped beer and increase the hops component without making it harsh or more than slightly challenging.
Shanebrews (100) - - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hop aroma of this beer can be detected across a room. There is no discernable malt presence, except in the color. Yet I know it must be there, because I have tasted hop tea and it is not this. Somehow it works but I must be in the right mood to drink this. Excellent on a hot day.
Awktoberfest (201) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great double.... Good aroma... Hop candy... For a double on the top tier of iipa...
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minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour with a white head. Aroma is rich with hops, grass and some floral notes. Easy on the mouth, soft carbonation. Taste is bitter which lasts for a while.
One of my favourite IPAs for sure.