BigDaddyBlues (45) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hop smackdown. Before I finished pouring I could smell the hops coming up out of the glass. Pours a vivid golden honey. The taste is floral, citrus and pine. One of the best IPAs it has been my pleasure to drink.
tekstr1der (84) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour with thick, clinging head. Heavy pine, with some nice malt comes through to the nose. The hop bitterness is perfect in flavor, and again well-balanced by a bready taste. The lingering aftertaste is a bit much, and really my only complaint. Very well done overall.
Stuu666 (4857) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is peach, citrus, pine, taste is similar fruit, very bitter, juicy, dry.
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a cloudy golden color with a small one-finger white head. The aroma hops, pine, juicy citrus. The taste is very hoppy, hop oil, some citrus, and some breadiness. The aftertaste is full of hops and it lingers around. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and drinkability is quite high for this high of ibu.
Jahe (65) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber from Tap. 1 finger white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, grape. Full body, bitter, scent of alcohol, pineapple. Good IPA
NeuroPliny (207) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from an oversize bottle. Cloudy orange with a pale yellow head. Decent lacing. Aroma is orange and lemon zest, grapefruit, pine resin, and coriander. Flavour is crisp citrus, with lemon and grapefruit standing out. There are also notes of grass, bread, and malts. Light body with moderate carbonation. Awesome double IPA!
donniemillan (68) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours cloudy orange, very little head, thin white lacing. The aroma of pine, grass, sweet honey smell too, toffee. The taste is hugely bitter and very grassy, big hop bomb.
mtu71 (172) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Medium ivory head, big lace. Hoppy citric aroma. Hazy orange. Balanced, citrus, fruits and bread. Dry oily palate, long citric aftertaste.
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Beerhunter111 (8953) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reife Früchte, hopfig, leicht harzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, harzig, Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig, bitter, gut!
Youngpretender (14) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
meh... Ive had better IPAs from Stone and better IPAs from other breweries. Its a hop bomb, a good and extremely drinkable hop bomb, but a hop bomb none the less.
CroftyCuts (23) - - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting from a bottle. Joey Jordanoff and I concur, solid aroma backed up by a nice balance of hops and malts. A little resin on the palate but not overwhelming. Solid drop.