ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2016
On tap @ Monk’s Kettle. Pours clear bright orange amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dry herbal lightly citrusy hops. Taste is thick syrupy caramel malt, hops are vegetal, herbal, lightly dank and citrusy. Really malt-driven for a Stone DIPA, interesting evidentiary take on how styles have progressed in the last decade. zoucrew102 (1869) - - NOV 12, 2016
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with floral and piney hop and sweet malt notes. Pours orange-amber colored with a huge off white head that has excellent retention and some soapy lacing. Starts with sweet malt and sweet tropical fruit hop flavors. Finishes dry and smooth with some piney hop bitterness as well as some floral hops. Pretty nice IPA. dinkle50 (1477) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Slightly hazy orange pour with a single finger white head. Tons of lace present. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, mango and passion fruit with a hint of pine. Taste is full of mangos, just oozing, ripe mangos. Medium bodied. Slight alcohol bite on the finish as well as a bit of estery yeast. Really nice beer. Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 9, 2016
Tap. Clear, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish. drfabulous (7933) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Dark orange in color. Big citrus notes hops and a light malt profile.
User134089 (1644) - - NOV 5, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Costco in Fashion Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $19.99 (for a variety 4-pack)
Purchased: Oct. 20, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 22, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Bottled Aug. 18, 2016; 2016 release, 2006 label
Had been wanting to pick up this Stone 20th Anniversary 4-pack and finally saw it for the first time at Costco for $19.99. Done. I did know that Chris H. loved this one from back in the day and the new release as well. Hoping this one was better than the fifth, which I thought was just above average.
Poured a copper amber-to-red-brown amber hazy color with two fingers of khaki frothy white head. Could see a few bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Very good spiderweb foamy lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Kind of different on the nose, getting sugary caramel, toffee malts, papaya, mango rind, light orange blossom, cantaloupe, melon, herbal, menthol, peach and a touch of minty leaf. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted better than the nose. Getting juicy tropical and malty at the same time. Bitter mango rind, papaya, cantaloupe, melon, sugary dark orange blossom, peach, apricot, some red grapefruit, herbal, menthol, pineapple, honey, some grassy notes and sugary pine. Boozy, but not 10 pct. ABV boozy. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long, boozy finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was a pretty good double IPA and probably really good for 2006. Still good now, but not great. (Overall - 4.00)
3.95 89 B+
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Chock-full of tropical and candies citrus goodness. Some sweet light malt. Slight resin in the aroma. Full, slick body. Orange with a tall white head that leaves quite the lacing in the glass. A pleasure. DialSquare (5028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Draft from Whole Foods in Upper Arlington: Amber pour with eggshell white head. Aroma of floral and caramel malt. Tastes are perfect citrus, grapefruit, floral, malty, pine mix. Little resiny late. Insane balance and drinkable for 10abv. Can still wow me with their ipa’s after all these years. brigg (678) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2016
(Bottle) Clear orange body with a medium, creamy, eggshell head. Aroma of citrus (orange, grapefruit), caramel malt, light pine. Silky smooth medium body; oily mouthfeel; chewy. Nicely balanced sweetness, bitterness, and alcohol. Fruity and slightly floral; some bubblegum, orange, and grapefruit; very sweet but strong bitterness cuts through, and alcohol blends everything together nicely. I really enjoyed this one. brownaler (660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Solid hop and banana aroma with a chewy malt profile with a bit of nut flavor within. Nice IPA.