dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. The aromas are citrus, grass, resin and hay. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and has a medium to heavy body and good carbonation. Cheers!
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at Freshcraft, clear reddish orange with fluffy white head. Aroma brought big chewy notes of orange, grapefruit, big dank pine and resinous notes, slight caramel, bready notes with a nice spicy character, big smelling beer. Taste is very large with grapefruit, orange, big floral and pine notes with a touch of earth and grass, nice spice leading into some caramel and toffee, finishing with a blasting bitterness. No alcohol present until you let it warm up quite a bit, this is a well done brew, right up my alley.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a clear, gold-amber color with a moderately full, white, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves minimal, drippy lace. The nose is spicy with wisps of alcohol and black pepper, resinous and danky, lemons, and lighter hints of tropical fruit. The flavor is similar with more tropical fruit, pineapple and papaya, resins, pine, lemons, still a bit danky and spicy. The palate is dry, moderately full, lively, and velvety. The finish is long and bitter with tropical notes, spice, warmth, and resins lingering. Where to begin... Certainly bitter and overwhelming (as expected) with so much tropical notes as well as so much lemony notes. The resins and dank are typical but spice and full palate are intriguing nuances to this style. Overbearing and abrasive but totally Stone.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very aggressive hops with a dank citra hop aroma. Very boozy finish, but otherwise it tastes like Ruination on steroids. Very good!
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lol! MJ was right! This one is getting high marks from a certain crowd. Funny. Kind of a citrus piney nose pale malt caramel and vodka. Pours golden orange amber nice head and lace Nice looking. Flavora of pine dank citrus and chewy woody hops on top of a medium sweet caramel and pale malt base. Sweetness is there w so.e residual sugar but not over the top. Big vodka finish. Big bitterness. A nice iipa for me but not earth shattering or really god damn amazing. Too out of balance towards the boozy side.
bluemooner (604) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper with a medium, fluffy, white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and bready malt. Flavor is very hoppy with hints of biscuits, bready malt, citrus, grass, resin, juniper, apricot, and sweet alcohol with a bitter hop finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Really good and bitter IPA.
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer poured a golden color with a fingers worth of a white head that left great lacing. The aroma was of citrus and pine. The flavor profile was dominated by citrus and pineapple with numerous tropical fruits in the background. The mouth feel was sticky and finished dry and bitter.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good basic straightforward double IPA. I enjoyed the bitterness and big body/abv but it just seemed a little "blah" for a 10 year anniversary release. had big hops but not a lot to distinguish itself from the pack of big CA double IPAs available. Hoptimum, green flash Imperial and hop stoopid all have more interesting flavor profiles and are available yearly. I enjoyed the beer just fine, i just felt like they could have tried harder or did something more interesting with it instead of making a by-the-books Double IPA
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fruity nose. Golden amber. Fruity, citrusy, malty and tart. Long long finish. With a mild gingerbread aftertaste. Slight subtle alcohol afterburn.
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, orange color with short tan off white foam, aroma is excellent salty, dough and tangerine, yeast, flavor is so smooth, malty, tangerine, caramel, great finish,