conway (2210) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma and taste are bitter with tropical fruit notes. Pilsner malt does not make an appearance as far as I can tell. I like the concept but the execution is lacking. SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 18, 2013
bottle. slightly hazy pale gold with a stable, fluffy, white head. a blend of citrus, pear, and tropical hop aromas. surprisingly not floral as would be expected from noble type hops. the flavor is soapy and intensely bitter, almost harsh. lemony, citrus rind with pith. the pilsner malt doesn’t seem to provide enough residual sweetness to balance a numbing hop addition. lightish body and dry. extreme palate crushing astringency from alcohol and hop bitterness. not really my thing i suppose. Beaver (1789) - 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.BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 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.
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. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Cotton Candy and gin... really Mitch? Nice try but you just swung at a pitch in the dirt
A: Clearish copper with a 1/2" white head. Nice legs.
N: Earth and peppercorn. Some mandarin orange and pineapple. The former is the first to hit me, with the latter becoming more dominant as this warms. Leafy pine in there as well.
T: Very bitter and almost salty? Marijuana and ashy cigarettes at the end. Tons of hops here, but they aren’t good ones. Some citrus notes mixed with ample sweetness.
M: Really dry and scraping. Very sticky, but this has far too much of Stone’s patented booze.
O: A passable DIPA that’s hyper-aggressive, but not actually very good. Wouldn’t have this one again.
MaBeer1972 (2036) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber from Julios. A medium golden brew. Thin white head. Strong fruity and spice aromas. Flavor is overly sweet and malty. Burnt rubber hops and spice. ABV hits hard. This one is all over the place for me and quite muddled. jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a hazy orange color. Very rich flavor with German hops that aren’t noticeable. Too much malt and not enough good hop flavors. Normally I am a fan of Stone brews but this one did not hit the mark. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
I certainly expected more from this. The 16th was a welcome departure and this is just more of the same Stone. Hops and not much else. Cool name but give me Cali-Belgique over this and any other Stone IPA. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft. Yellow pour with white head. Pilsner malts with some hints of hop flavors. Not for me, won’t even give this a chance to grow on me. xBEERxNOLA (72) - - NOV 2, 2013
Appearance - gold and a bit cloudy
Aroma - light grass
Mouthfeel - creamy with a kick.
Taste - different. Less IPA than would expect. Bitter aftertaste. The German hops must be milder. Used to more light and crisp but this is heavy and earthy.
Overall - decent but not really great. Has the double IPA signature but the hops are just different. Missing the crispness I want.