Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice consistency, but pale color belies the body. Mild smell for Stone with different hop smell. Great mouthfeel with lasting palate, but flavor doesn’t suit me. better than most, but no comparison to other Stone brews.
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 everything an ipa should be plus extreme drinkabilty. floral and fruity nose with some sweet malt backbone. same flavor profile with some resin and tropical fruit undertones. extremely smooth but extremely bitter at the same time... hope this makes its way to the full production line.
b79turner (254) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden blind color with a small white head. Nose is spruce, pine, grass, very bright with a nice creamy balance. Notes of vanilla and caramel compliment the hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Nice beer
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear orange, with a small very bubbly head. Very interesting nose, there’s a nice grassy musty hop note up front, really reminds me of an imperial pilsner, some kind of ripe fruit, and a subtle berry note. Tastes great, has that awesome grassy hoppy pilsner taste and not overly bitter like you’d expect from a stone beer, nice citrusy notes, almost a light funk reminiscent of a saison, very crisp and smooth. Very tasty, and a refreshing change from Stone.
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy bright orange pour with a frothy white head, good lacing. Aroma is pine and lemon. Flavor is strong grapefruit, pine and large hops, most notably Magnum hops. Finish is soft, only slight alcohol presence and moderate bitterness. Excellent double.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, clear gold with a thick, off-white colored head. Herbal aroma with hints of stone fruit characteristics. The taste is unique for a Double IPA; herbal, floral, spicy, peppery and piney, balanced by sweet malt flavors. Some alcohol heat. Finishes very, very bitter and very, very dry. Crisp and medium bodied, with active carbonation, make this a good summer quaff. Overall, a good Double IPA, the use of German hops makes it quite a unique offering.
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gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a very citrusy aroma which is complimented by a citrusy taste. Seems kind of like a lesser ruinten, still very good.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with an ample off-white head. Complex fruity hop aroma. Bright, floral, citrusy hop flavor with a very long bitter finish. Do I have enough knowledge and a sophisticated enough palate to tell that these are German hops? Nope. Do I enjoy drinking it? Certainly.
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Another great IPA from Mr. Steele! I love the German hop bill on this one because it exploits a unique sweetness that is often missed when crafting IPA’s. I really enjoyed this beer more as it aired out. The finish was very different compared to other high ABV IPA/DIPA’s in that it produced a malty sweetness that I found myself wanting more of. Well done Stone!
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a nice white head that leaves moderate lacing. Piney citrusy hoppy scent is intense. Flavors of a lot of hops that hits right up front. Citrusy afterflavor, hops really punch you in the mouth if you let it sit. Very nice mouthfeel for an IPA a little heavier than you expect but works well for this beer. Definitely a worthy beer from Stone and any hop head should seek this one out.