obguthr (6657) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Fruit cocktail aroma with pineapple, pear, cherry, and grapefruit peel notes present. Milky golden, thin yellow head. Strong grapefruit peel start to finish, with sweeter pear and pineapple notes briefly appearing at midpalate. Lovely story on the bottle about how quintessentially British this is, but in the end, this is a west coast IIPA that I would expect from Stone. Very nice and very bitter. muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Earthy hoppy aroma. The golden cloudy appearance is almost perfect. This is what a beer should look like. The taste and bitterness seems to fall somewhere in between the Ruination IPA and Stone IPA. Definitely a great beer. iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 25, 2010
I think I am coming to love "Empirial" IPA’s. I have had several and they have all been good. This one was no exception. thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle from the Mustard Seed in Akron, OH. After I opened the bottle, I could actually smell the hops from across the room. Poured beautifully, golden-orange haze with a pale, white head. Hoppy as all get-out. The first sip completely cleared my sinuses. Every sip after that was even more enjoyable. As it gets warmer, it gets even better. A beer best cherished slowly. bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bomber from Taylors Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a three finger frothy white head. Getting a floral, earth, pepper, citrus mixed aroma. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation of a sort. It’s really fresh. Fruity. Floral. Peppery. Finishes dry with just a touch of fresh stone fruit with hot bits. Man, tell me it’s a saison, and I might believe you. Fantastic.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Pours cloud orange yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is orange juice citrus and a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, heavily citrus with a nice bitter kick. Goodalt backbone not to bitter. Really good beer. Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Amber pour with a big pillowy, white head. Flavor is huge crisp hops and considerable spice and citrus. Flavor is super smooth crisp and not nearly as heavy as one would expect. Finish is long and dry.
Excellent. TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
HAd a bottle with pat from Capone’s. Pour is a slightly hazy dark orange. some lacing head. Aroma is a nice hop combo with some hops and barley leaves. Flavor is pine hops and sweet vanilla. angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Great beer. Got this on at Jungle Jim’s also. Poured nice with a big head. The most remarkable thing about this beer is the flavor that doesn’t stop once you have a drink. There is a lingering that is unique to IPA’s and this one is a supreme bitter taste with hints of fruit. I highly recommend this one to anyone wanting to try a great IPA. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle- shared with poisoneddwarf- Pours cloudy orange with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates to a collar around the rim. The aroma is citrusy grapefruit and floral, the aroma also has a hoppy character to it, very impressive in the nose. The flavor is hoppy bite and a sweetness like some kind of melon. The bitterness lingers long after the swallow. Medium carbonation, full flavor adds up to an excellent beer.