Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pine and earthy hop notes start this beer off, with a pour that shows a clear light amber with a full white head. Notes of spice, citrus, and earthiness come from the hops, with a long lingering bitterness. Light bodied, and really easy drinking. A fine addition to the Stone line of IIPA’s. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Flasche serviert in Tulip: gießt aus einem tiefen Goldton mit einem schönen ersten prickelnden Kopf, nur sporadisch lace ... So bin ich links mit dieser missliche Lage gebracht, ist dies ein Imperial IPA oder ein Imperial Pils? Wenn ich mit DIPA als Grundlage, ist es in Ordnung, ein bisschen zu süß und Rasenflächen für eine Pacific gebraut IPA IMO. Wenn ich Imp Pils als base line, es ist in Ordnung, aber nicht sauber oder erfrischend genug und natürlich auch feucht fröhlichen für ein Pilsener. Auch die Nase ist sehr grasig, ein wenig feucht und scharf gewürzt mit einer fast extract wie Malz dämpfen. PhillyCraft (7717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Cotton Candy and gin... really Mitch? Nice try but you just swung at a pitch in the dirt
Draft at Whole Foods with Tim and Billy Dregs. Pours copper with medium white head. Aromas and flavor of skunky hops, cheese, citrus, pine, and malt. A little ashy and grainy in the throat. Decent finish. Light carb on a light to medoum body for a doub ipa. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Orange copper pour with large white head and lacing. Aroma of citrus and bittersweet hops and a hint of earthiness. Flavor is more citrus, hint of grapefruit and lots of bread, really heavy on the bread and malts. This is very heavily bodied and sweet on the finish. Not as refreshing as most IPAs/DIPAs as this just gets closer and closer to the Barleywine territory, minus the color of course. zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours clear golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is juicy citrusy hops with some sweet malty notes. Taste is floral and grassy hops upfront that fades into some sweet bready malt on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter spruce hops with some notes of sweet malt coming through. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall a nice balanced double IPA with sweet and bitter playing together nicely.
GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft: clear orange with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet flowery citrus. Flavor is bitter, citrus, but a super light body to it. Good... But I want more body. Still very tasty, though. Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2013
22 oz bottle, bottled on 7/26/13. Pours clear golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.charule (2286) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
The aroma is sweet malts, ripe fruits and floral, grassy, slightly resiny hops with some alcohol.
The flavor is a little sweet fruity toasted malt (slightly soapy) with a big floral, grassy, slightly resiny bitterness in the finish. There are some notes of cream ale. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK DIPA, I think going German was not a wise choice.
Bottle from binnys. Pours an ultra clear amber color with think white head. Pleasant mild aroma with light hop and sting. Quite smooth med body. Bitter grapefruit taste but over whelming. ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Appearance- Pours a nice golden copper with a solid frothy white head.
Aroma- Hops. Fruit and citrus with floral notes and a touch of pine resin. Very nice indeed.
Taste- Bold hops, tastes of sweet grapefruit and burnt pine resin. Has an almost buttered cracker flavor underneath that eases into a mild bitterness with just a slight alcohol warming on the tongue.
Palate- Meduim bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall- An interesting IPA. Worth a try and looking forward to next years offering. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear darker golden color with a quickly fading white head. Light pine and medium hop bitterness in the aroma with some dry, toasted malt qualities and perhaps some earthy grains. Taste has a heavier pine and bitterness aspect with noticeable sweeter malt and alcohol but there are also some dryer malt notes as well. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Certainly not a pilsner or lagerish type beer but it’s a nice IIPA variant and drinks cleaner than the last few Stone anniversary beers as best as I can recall. I like it; nice work Stone!