jcnielsen (2555) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Flying Saucer KC. Pours a reddish-orange color with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, hoppy aroma. Hoppy, grapefruit flavor with some malty sweetness, and you can taste a little of the alcohol. Very strong, very bitter, not my cup of tea
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours orange with thin head. Aroma floral hops. Wow first taste smacks you with bitter hops. Huge piney, resinous hops. Oily finish. Awesome beer. After having spent a week in Southern Cali, including at Stone, you cannot find this beer anywhere. Reminds me why I started loving hoppy beers.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bomber, fresh from grape & gourmet. poured into my Stone goblet this one sits a beautiful, clean, copper-gold capped by a creamy, off-white head that leaves whispy sheets of lace down the edges. aroma is absolutely superb, honestly unique for Stone, with huge notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, papaya, and mango backed by toasted crackers, heavy pine esters, and floral soaps with a hint of dank grass. flavor is about as perfect as a double ipa can be for me with huge, juicy, tropical fruit notes of pineapple, tangerine, mango, and pink grapefruit backed by heavy, piney bitterness, sweet sugar cookies, and light toast with a touch of herbal spice on the finish. palate is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a long, lingering finish of sweet fruits and bitter hops. overall, one probably the best hoppy brew from Stone since the 13th anniversary. awesome.
dmac (4632) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber thanks to pineypower. Poured a good looking burnt orange body with a larger frothy off white head that left spotty lace on my Sam Adams tulip. Aroma of super bitter citrus rind, grapefruit, dry tropical fruits, a strong malt base leads to some caramel and molassess. Fuller bodied with strong carbonation and a dry bitter finish with a touch of alcohol warming. Flavor of super bitter citrus rind, harsh bitter dry hop cones, dry toast, more citrus rinds. This one starts off solid but the more I sip it the more it leans towards a harsh super bitter and dry DIPA despite some malt aromas. This is one big bitter beer and I fancy myself a hop head.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours light amber with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, citrus and dry bitter resin. Bread soaked in alcohol finish. Medium body.
Itzjerm (1650) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice centenial aroma. Appearance is a thin fading head with nice amber color. Taste is bitter... it is stone after all. This is not a beer where the alchol balances out the hops. It is a hop hop hoppy beer. You could eat this with anything from pine bark to rotten mushrooms. It will blow through any flavor.
nimbleprop (5800) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a clear dark.orange with some frothy white head. Smells like HopSlam. Nose is nice, hop pellets, orange, grapefruit, lemon rind, earthy. Full bodied, earthy finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours medium dark amber with a generous white head. Nose is hugely aromatic! String sweet caramelized pineapple, sweet orange juice, orange rind, grapefruit rind, spice cake, sweet malts and various floral notes. Flavor is sweet fruity esters and hops flavors along with evident sweet malt flavors with a bitter finish-go figure. Heavy body. Really a huge hop bomb and like a light bodied barleywine. No surprise with this offering from stone.
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange golden pour with tan head. Stiff grass and tougher hop aromas with some alcohol. Light citrus grassy and herbal flavors, a little warmth but not too much abv.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GCM Liquors. Pours a clear copper color with a chunky eggshell head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is juicy, tropical hops along with the resiny, danker hops from regular ruination. Taste is sweet with a firm malt backbone and nice citrusy and tropical hop bitterness. Lighter bodied and slick with a bitter, but balanced finish. Pretty nice beer.