MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2016
A rich, burndt orange golden color. Strong hoppiness. Bitter and dry. Quality hops. 77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. Bomber sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Clear orange with a creamy off-white head. Nose is very mellow onion hop, pine, some biscuit malt, vague sugar even, pine oil, orange peel. Taste is easy orange peel, mandarin, very mild hay, low pine resin, easy dried mandarin peel, biscuit malt. Bit malty body-wise some mandarin peel. Very mellow by current standard, interesting to try this blast from the past. This must have been a harsh IPA back in the day, these days this barely even qualifies as an APA. Good but too mild for me, could have used more hop. Interesting look at how things used to be. csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, medium copper/orange color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, moderate bready malt backbone, fairly juicy/danky finish, very good overall davidezdonz (500) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 25, 2016
A 22 oz bomber, bottled on 25th August 2016, to be enjoyed by 23rd November 2016 (drank on the 26th, so I’m three days late). Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour with a big three finger white head with pretty good retention and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus zest mostly mandarin and lemon, grapefruit, pine, biscuity malt and flowery. Tastes biscuity malt, light caramel sweetness, mandarin, orange zest bitterness, a hint of tropical mango and peach, with a light floral and herbal element. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall I was not impressed with my first sip, BUT actually, this got a lot better the more I drank it. Its not too sweet and not too bitter in my opinion, which seems to be a rare thing with Double IPAs these days. I enjoyed it, especially the more I had. Gluepot (640) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
Not a home run for a Stone double. A well laced white had on a clear light amber body. Nose features malt, dank and fruity hops. Hops are a nice mix of grapefruit, floral and semi-astringent earthy tones, but not as juicy and fresh as some Stone products. The malt is chewy, caramel and biscuit. A touch of pepper in there somewhere. A nice mid-density body and mid to low carbonation. Meh.
GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
22 oz bottle shared for Allagash’s Drink It Now Day. Thanks radagast83! Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, stone fruit. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Definitely very hoppy. A dray taste, but extremely good if you enjoy the hops. ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Another good IPA by Stone.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Slightly acidic. some mild sweetness and white grape notes from the malt. Big resinous hop profile, High alpha bitterness. Clean and spicy with an oily mouthfeel. Bitter and resinous slightly sweet finish. burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Deep golden color with nice head. Excellent IPA, which I usually don’t care for. Couldn’t believe that it’s 8.5%. It’s masked well.