kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Not bad but overrated. Cloudy orange, little head, slight lacing. The aroma was the best part: maybe candied apricots. More bitterness on the swallow.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head. Unsurprisingly packed with resin, pine, citrus, nedium malt body and punishing bitterness. A very good brew, but, in my opinion, could use a little more sweetness from the malt.
adamnowek (1829) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a thin, soapy head. Bitter as hell. Not much on the nose, to be honest, but still quite good.
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know I have tried this before, just never got around to rating it. Aroma is a combo of pine and grapefruit hops with only a hint of malt sweetness to balance it out. I think stone wanted this one unbalanced. Not a particularly attractive beer. Murky light orange color with a huge white head of foam that leaves a mess on the glass as it recedes. Taste is hoppy, but not crazy bitter like you would expect. Grapefruit hops and honey sweetness that linger all the way to the aftertaste which is also hoppy, but still not bitter. The flavor stays with you even when you put the beer down for a while. I like that in an IPA. Palate is substantial and holds up to a beer this size. Not watery at all. Overall very enjoyable. Don't let the name scare you off. You can handle this one.
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natejgood (480) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pretty surprised when I realized I haven’t rated this until now since I have had this beer so many times. Pours a kind or orangish goldish color. To be honest, it looks a little strange coming out of the bottle, but it looks good once it settles in the glass. Head is thick and dense. Aroma is straight up hops. Like that aroma, the flavor is pretty hoppy, but there is some wood and grass in there too. To be honest, I may prefer the straight up Stone IPA, but this does give you some flavor that you don’t get with the standard Stone IPA. Like so many stone beers, this beer has a lot of flavor but it doesn’t overpower you.
Supertrev (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear with thin white head. Nice hop and malt aroma. Woody aroma. Bitter but not too unbalanced for my tastes. Fairly extreme aftertaste on my palate.
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mateuszk (2024) - 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.
kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Among my least liked IPA’s. Too bitter, too thick, seems overly hopped and lacks the balance of some of the other Stone’s. Glory to the hops, I fully agree, but somehow just couldn’t get on board with this one.
mgajdaczewa (1673) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie lekki tropik, lekkie żywice, nieco utlenienia i, co u nas ciągle zbyt rzadkie, wyraźna ciasteczkowa słodowość, zbalansowany. W smaku również niezły balans, odpowiednio soczyste, wyraźna goryczka, ale i fajne biszkopty/ciasteczka po stronie słodowej. Nacisk bardziej na żywice niż na tropiki, brak cytrusów. Niewielkie utlenienie (ice tea, lekki miód). Nic cudów, ale smaczne piwo.
McWorta (1516) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
opalescent deep golden with a fading pillowy off white head, good lacings. A bit resinous, spruce/pine light earthy and citrus zest with a faint hue of caramel. Softly carbonated with a stingy presence, rather slick yet light texture and a medium body. Very swift buiscuity malt sweetness builds up a resinous, spruce hop bitterness. This builds and builds going into a dry astringency. Bone splitting dry lasting finish. Interesting.