Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
08.02.13 on tap at the brewery. Gold color, clear, rocky head, bubbly, good lacing. Fresh aroma, a little sweet and bitter at the same time. Taste is very bitter, with floral undertones. Complex even for an IIPA. Very well-done beer, it meets its goal of being extremely fresh. jgb9348 (6266) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Enjoy by 07.04.13
Crystal clear light copper coloured body with a bit of gold noticeable and a thick, rich two centimtere tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh piney and grapefruity hops with tons of resin, alcohol and white grape notes. Full-bodied; Deep resinous, piney, bitter and assertive metallic note with a lighter malt backbone than expected, but way too much bitterness and alcohol notes. Aftertaste shows more pine sol cleanser than anything else and some decent flavours - but way too strong and not like a good IPA nor Imperial IPA at all. Overall, not so good and not really worth trying, even though - everyone will buy it, because it’s Stone and everyone will say they love it. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from City Liqour House in San Diego, California on 08-June-2013 for US$6.99 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 04-July-2013 - Happy Independence Day (last day of this beer being ’fresh’?). GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle of the 07.04.13. Clear golden with a small pale head. Aroma is passionfruit, spruce, honeydew melon, jasmine. Light mouthfeel, very well balanced with a fruity hop finish. Taste is passionfruit, clover honey, candied citrus peel. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle share. Enjoy by 07.04.13. Clear gold. Aroma of the usual suspects, pine, grapefruit, caramel, with yeast and tropical fruit. Taste is spicy, pine resin, fruit. Delicious. MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz, enjoy by 07-04-13. Arômes intenses de houblons américains, beaucoup de résine et de fruits tropicaux. Quelques notes de litière à chat (du Simcoe?). Robe blonde et limpide, effervescence moyenne et belle petite mousse. En bouche, des céréales croustillantes et un corps sec supportent un bel houblonnage aromatique, à la fois fruité et résineux. L’alcool est magnifiquement bien dissimulé, si bien que l’on a l’impression de boire une IPA à 6%. Finale moyennement amère et plutôt sèche. Très bon !
BuckeyeBoy (7683) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Have had this on tap and from a 22oz bottle either way you cut it damb this is tasty. Pours out a gold topped with a long lasting soap head. Aroma is tropical fruits, floral notes, and some caramel sweetness. Taste much as the aroma lots of tropical fruit, some sweetness, and a nice mellow end. Not a big bitter punch you in the mouth like Stone is known for. Very good. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Have sampled the 12/21/12 and 7/4/13. Very clean and to the point DIPA on your hands here. Honestly can’t remember the difference between the two, if it’s hop profiles or what, but these are excellent! Big and bold in the bitter, nice and fruity sweet in the malty, blended well, Stone doin’ their thang! maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 27, 2013
This is the Woodstock Festival for hops: Galina, Simcoe, Delta, Amarillo, Moerilla, Citra and Cascade. The 9.4 ABV goes underground in this finely balanced malt and hops fresh offering. It’s like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice over a pile of pine needles. West Coast double IPA on steroids! jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at Friendly Spot in San Antonio. Serve by 7/4. This is a great beer. Aroma is floral, wonderful hop aroma. Taste is floral and hoppy. This was worth the wait! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Good choice of spices. Tastes of fruit zest. Good hops. Lower IBU'S for my taste but very good balance of flavors. Great beer to give your friend that you want to love IPA's.