mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden orange with a decent frothy head. Aroma is butter, caramel, piney noble hops. Flavor has an initial buttery pineapple sweetness followed and balance nicely by bitter piney hops. Noble is showcased wonderfully in this one. Very drinkable, don’t notice the alcohol at all. Very nice.
Slubgob (315) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap into snifter. Golden yellow, small had of fine bubbles sticking to edge of glass, off white.intense hops nose, pine and grapefruit dominate.well balanced with a solid malt flavor up front, some middle grain, almost like a good bourbon, hops come in in the back and finishes with braving pine and a bit of residual sweetness. Well balanced for the amount of alcohol and hops
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with a thick white foam. Hoppy aroma with a little citrus. Good hops and malt balance with a moderately bitter finish. Very good double IPA. Doesn’t strike me as unique though.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear yellow pour that then clouded, plenty of carbonation and nice lingering head. Floral-piney aroma with a hint of grapefruit. Light malt is quickly overwhelmed by piney bitterness with a long floral finish. Good, but the piney bitterness tends to overpower the other flavors.
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden ale with white head. A nice hop balance ties the high alcohol content with a underlying pilsner makes.
mrhopsbeertalk (301) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Generally a lover of all things Stone, I found this to be undrinkable. To my palate it tastes of phenols, bandaids, and Jägermeister.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just couldn't really get into this. Piney an herbal with crisp German hops. That quality comes through and is appreciated. Middle of the taste is pure bitterness and stands out against the rest of the beer. Finish is slightly hot with a toned down bitterness. Good an well made, but what is there here besides the bitterness?
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AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - pours hazy orange gold with nice full white head, lasting. Darker citrus noted coupled with spicy yeast and decent malts in the aroma. Tastes of oranges, bitter fruit, floral biting hops at the end, and spicy notes at the finish. Medium-full bodied with lots of hops, spice and malty characteristics. Really good.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange with a thin white head and a light grassy aroma. Strong bitter body with a smooth mouthfeel and a slight alcohol burn at the finish. Slightly different ipa but very good.
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bnielsen13 (262) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is resiny, bready, citrusy. Flavor is pine, resin, citrus, bread. Not bad.