Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Aroma is a piney hop. Appearance is bronze with a nice lasting head. The taste starts a grapefruit and rolls into a piney bitter. Palate is hoppy. Overall, a great beer. Would buy again, if i could.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper like a shiney new penny under a generous foamy laceful head, the same hue of slightly yellowed old paper. Nose is amazing with every aroma you could want in an IPA: grapefruit zest, candied orange, sweet rich caramel, fresh picked earthy leafy hops, sticky lupulin, pine resin, and more sweetness. Big underlying candy like sweetness on the nose. Flavor is big and hoppy and very bitter, but not as acidic as some other Stone brews, mercifully. I mean, still very bitter, but it’s a DIPA so it’s forgiveable. Lots of earthy pine resin and dank earthiness start the flavor followed by bitter grapefruit peel and more earthy leafy freshness, quite earthy, with a malty backbone of caramell breadiness and a touch of high alcohol esters. A sipper not only in alcohol, but in potent hoppiness. Gotta take it easy on this, delicious as it is. But this is undeniably the best smelling IPA I ever encountered.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Big pine resin aroma.
Appearance: Deep gold with a moderate white head.
Flavor: Malt, bitter hops and alcohol.
Palate: Full bodied with a light syrupy quality and moderate corbonation.
Overall: Excellent balance and great double IPA!
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge candied citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, herbs and pine, drizzled with honey. Big, bold malt backbone and full body. Surprisingly smooth and balanced for size and alcohol. 10% alc is well hidden. Not overly bitter... as sweet malt cuts the bitterness. Classic West Coast DIPA.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear orange with a small, creamy, white head. sweet candy-like hops with orange and citrus. bitter as hell and a beast of an abv that doesn’t let you forget. medium bodied and sweet. annoyingly boozy with wicked bitterness.
Concealer (1188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Bomber. Clear amber golden pour with an off white head that lasts and laces a bit. Aromas of pine resin, biscuit, spice, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste is an upfront bitter pine resin and spice followed by sweet citrus (pineapple and grapefruit) and malt- ends with a spicy warmth to go with that big 10.8%. Medium bodied, dry and bitter finish. Lingering bitter pine.
coreyc1221 (285) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy and a little tart aroma. Dark amber color with thin white head. Tastes hoppy (of course) and a bit tart. Es muy delicioso.Quiero beber con un hamberguesa.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a copper color, piney hop aroma, hops slap you in the face ith a bitter citrusy finish, very good overall
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Classic copper clear color. Whitish dissipating head. A west coast palate temptation if I've ever had one. Over the top marketing but still a great ipa. Bitter grapefruit. Long lasting and can enjoy a bottle a while.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I texted Westmeister with thirty seconds of my first sip that this was a "beautiful beer." It pours a clear light gold with a white head with staying power. The scent is pine first, citrus second. The bitter of the hops leads perfectly into the sweet maltiness. An all time favorite. Hoping that Stone keeps bringing it out every year. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA