CTSVPhantom (4) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, and on tap from Stone. Liquid marijuana. Loaded with more hops than should be legal. Excellent crisp refreshing hoppy bitter flavor, yet it never feels unbalanced or overwhelming. My favorite Stone beer for the warm weather.
alberti92 (60) - - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a pale orange with a thin white head. The nose has big citrus and grapefruit notes with lots of booze coming through as well as a slightly sweet malty tone. It's medium bodied with low carbonation. Taste is massively hopped with loads of grape fruit and citrus with boozy notes and subtle honey sweetness. The finish is that bitter and dry that the friction generated between the beer and my taste buds almost started a fire. Such an awesome beer!
Maris (1047) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Time to try another American IPA icon. From a 355ml bottle on 28/1/2015. Pours a cloudy light golden with the smallest of heads. Has a gorgeous quite typical IPA nose, with lots of floral fruity hops against a caramel background. Take a sip and thereís a decent caramel malt backbone, sweet orange and peach, and marmalade. The hops are, as expected, big and super resiny, with some grapefruit notes following leading to a finish which is just a touch salty. Medium bodied with average carbonation. All up, this is a terrific double IPA and certainly one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever encountered. That said, I thought the standard Stone IPA was a just bit better balanced overall, and, if pushed, Iíd take the Sculpin I downed last night over this. Still, íLiquid poem to the glory of the hopí is a more than adequate description.
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.
fkoolen (387) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Golden/orange coloured, nicely clear, slim white head. Aromatic hoppy nose with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste has more resinous hoppiness, firm (almost aggressive) bitterness on top of a nicely malted base. Aftertaste lingers nicely, not surprisingly considering the full body. Oily mouthfeel, low carbonation.
MadShaolin (32) - - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great head retention, very pleasing to the eye. Dank melons and peaches. Hops taste reminds me of a cinnamon red hot. It's floral, spicy and intriguing to drink. Very aggressive hops. A bomb
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Hops and syrup aroma. Medium body with a hops flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nasmith003 (125) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery aroma with a straw color. Malty base with a full hop profile. Clean palate and clear aftertaste.
kidobutai (435) - 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.
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of apricot, hops, pine and hops. Caramel color with a short lasting white well laced head. Dry chalky feel with a taste of fruit, and hops with a very bitter finish.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Copied from my BA review.
Hops: Magnum, Chinook, Centennial.
10.13.14 Enjoy by date.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 09.11.14.
A: 3 finger head. See through orange. Great lacing. Head retains well.
S: Grapefruit over anything else. I could smell it from an armís length away while pouring. Fantastic!
T: Grapefruit and melon dominate. It also has pineapple, flower, and hop resin.
M: Creamy and crisp with perfect carbonation.
O: This one is a perfect West Coast IIPA. I finally got around to trying this one and it blew me away. Itís very citrusy, the alcohol is completely hidden, and itís very easy to drink. It has a nice candied tropical fruit flavor too, but this isnít overwhelmingly strong as it is in others. I donít like a heavy malt presence in IPAs, and this doesnít have that thankfully. Iím putting the empty bottle on my beer shrine! Thank you Beer Jesus (aka Greg Koch)!