krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy hop-tastic batman. This is pure hops with a little bitter taste to compliment. This is the hoppiest beer I have sampled in my 120ish ratings. If you want hops, you want this. If you don't care for hops, stay away, very far away.
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. No detailed notes - entering from older tastings. With over 3500 ratings, what could I add anyway? Good stuff.
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle cloudy orange with a one finger head. Aromas of fruit, citrus, and sweet hops. Taste is similar with a long piney grapefruit finish.
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromaty owoców cytrusowych, smak lekko słodowo-słodkawy z potężną, chmielową goryczką w finiszu - ale przyjemną, nie zalegającą. Nieprzyzwoicie pijalne jak na swoje parametry. Do miliona powodów, żeby przenieść się do Kalifornii dołącza kolejny. Yummy!
tricksta_p (1944) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, floral notes, hint of caramel malt, massive hops. Flavour is light sweet with a long bitter finish. Perfect balance and quite easily drinkable. This gets dangerously close to IPA perfection, it’s certainly my kind of IPA.
DrAlexandre (22) - Niteroi, BRAZIL, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração âmbar turva.
Espuma bege de média formação e longa duração.
Aroma explosivo e duradouro de um floral intenso, cítrico de maracujá e pinho.
Sabor inicialmente frutado de maracujá com notas florais e leve resinosidade herbal. Dulçor frutado e cítrico de grapefruit também percebido ao longo dos goles. Final de um amargor suave e cítrico e permanece por bastante tempo no retrogosto.
Carbonatação moderada corpo elevado.
Uma DIPA perfeita.
tightslice (413) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Martins West. Perhaps I’ve said this before, but this might be the quintessential Big Boy West Coast IPA. Massive, thick, pine-y, stewy hops. This isn’t beer...it’s bouillon. Although barely enough for Santa Rosa’s own Jason Jones.
RCx240 (117) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden, hazy amber. Foamy off white head, low retention, some lacing. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, clove, and resin. Taste is tart and acidic, with underlying notes of sweetness. Finishes bitter and astringent, lingering. Full bodied, softly carbonated, slightly creamy texture. Impressed with this one.
JonnyConga (119) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange. Nice aroma of fruity citrusy hops. Initial sweetness and hoppyness give way to a bitterness finish that lingers. Don't feel like 100 IBUs though - perhaps I've broken my tastebuds...a tasty beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Stone on Tap event at BeerTemple in Amsterdam. Lacing, cream white, medium thick head over a deep orangey blonde, almost clear beer with lively sparkling. Complex and refined DIPA aroma of grapefruit, baking pork fat, freshly cut nettles, bitter honey, green tea, celery, hemp, wet hay, barbecue sausages, bell peppers - in all, less sweet citrussy than usual for the style. Clean onset of dried orange peel, sweetish peach, dried herbs and a touch of pineapple, never turning sweet but instead ’halted’ by a powerful, resiny, lemon peel-like hop bitterness, complex, herbal and spicy, drying for a very long time but still allowing some subtle, juicy malt sweetness to peep through; hint of whisky-like warming alcohol as well, just in the right place. Refinement and balance is key here, and is achieved to a very high extent. One of the most ’aristocraticly’ restrained DIPAs I tasted so far, while still retaining the hoppy force typifying the style. Impressive.
Bacchus66 (43) - 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.