BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a medium tan head. This may be the perfect combination of IPA and porter. It tastes and smells like no other ale Iíve had and leaves me wanting more, every time.
Mark_Eck (412) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is sweet malts and bitter hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish.
AndrewMichaelZ (46) - - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours obsidian with a creamy tan head; the appearance and aromas foreshadow the richness and depth to come.
Sweet hoppy notes on the nose with molasses, roasted coffee, and burnt sugar. The aroma almost makes me think of an IPA mating with a Barleywine ale.
This is a strong one which has deep bitterness that hangs on a bit. It's a black IPA that is better than most.
This beer doesn't want to be too cold. About 55d-60d seems ideal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jamn0619 (11) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Darker ipa than Iím use to but still really good. Bitter but not overpowering. Overall a great beer.
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has an opaque dark black color with a thick light tan head on top. The head is long lasting and makes for tons of cool lacing on the glass. The aroma has solid roasted and toasted maltiness with caramel like sweetness backed up by equally solid citrusy hops. Its deep maltiness sets up a firm base for the hops to work there bitter magic. From the base malt I get firm toasted and roasted character with loads of caramel like sweetness that weaves in and out of the dominate hops. The hops bring a big hit of citrus and pine like bitterness. Notes of grapefruit, lime, bitter orange and pine resin hang onto the tongue long into the slow fading finish. The big full body brings a heavy slow sipping and sticky texture with just enough carbonation to keep things from getting cloying.
Zymurgeist2 (951) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Roast and slight citrus on the nose. Deep and dark with full brown head. Taste is a little too roasty, with the hops in reserve.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, beige head. Hugely hoppy aroma, pine and spruce. So much that despite the roasted malts you could identify this as a straight ipa in a blind tasting. Even more so in the taste, very bitter, delicious, rich aroma. Love this style and adore this beer. Well balanced between dark malts yet never dimming down the raw hop appeal. Great brew! (65cl bottle shared with Darren and Bertanne, from Saveur BiŤre)
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup
After a slew of Stone trivia questions, one about this beer, itís time to rate this. Hops, citrus, lots of pine a little spruce. Reddish brown with a long lasting white head. Hoppy, citrus, and lots of caramel.
ibrubeer (75) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Yard House. Pleasant, floral aroma. Dark color with ruby highlights. Flavor is floral with a nice citrus taste. Good body. Mostly an IPA, but you can taste a little dark malt in there too. Very nice!
bigda83 (120) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with no head and seemed like little to no carb. Wasnít a bad thing though. This was a little like a porter to me. Aroma was nice and I caught some sweet malts with caramel and vanilla along with some bitter citrus hops. Taste was very good and all the flavors came together nicely. Nicely bitter and I didnít notice any alcohol in it. Solid offering from a great brewery.
stevoj (2003) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done black IPA, lots of roast grain and hop bitterness without being overwhelming. Black with abundant beige head, smell mostly of roast grains, hops come in at the taste. Nice mellow bitter finish, some lingers, making you want more.,