uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Orange/golden clear pour with a nose of resin and piney hopes. Taste is citrus fruit with a small amount of alcohol coming through. Very smooth and delicious. Well balanced with more hoppy fruit than maltiness coming through. On tap and I was suprised by the 9.4%. Damn good and I will track this down again soon.
DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 This is the 04.01.13 version. Best iteration to date, in my opinion. Nice looking beer. Crystal clear classic golden color with a short, white head that is continuously fed by carbonation bubbles from the bottom. Vibrant piney, floral, and grapefruit citrus nose. Very pleasant full, soft, yet lightly scrubbing mouthfeel. The flavor is very nice. Tons of grapefruit and other esters outside of the citrus family. A bit of pine resin too. Maybe a bit of cake too. I really like this beer. This is by far and away the smoothest and nicest Stone I’ve ever had. Thank you Stone for finally belting one out of the park.
ADDENDUM: The 09.13.13 version is all the 04.01.13 version, but has Spruce Christmas Tree flavor from start to finish. Very, very good. jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers, Bruce! The pour’s hazy amber with a tiny white head. The nose is marmalade, some cantaloupe and watermelon. A bit of leathery fruits. Some funky grass and piss. The taste is bright grassy hops, more melon. A bit of tropical grapefruit citrus. Nice bitterness on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, really nice stuff. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Collins Pub in Seattle, from memory. Golden pour, moderate but lasting head, excellent fresh hoip aroma. Taste is intense hop forward, very resiny, with moderate complexity. Works pretty well as the bitterness is more interesting than palate abusing. Finishes bitter and resiny, but again not overdone. Maybe my palate is changing. Very enjoyable although not terribly unique. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap - hazy gold - a very clean and straightforward IIPA, which is good, considering some of my experiences with hoppy Stone products as of late - a clean malt base allows the hops to be showcased well - a lot of citrus, pine, resin, grass - no astringency - a little alcohol heat in the finish, but otherwise simple and tasty.
jamiepiolin (101) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Huge pine with a hint of citrus on the nose. The taste is similar to the nose with just enough malt backbone to handle the intense hoppiness. This is a truly excellent bright, young, and resinous DIPA jsquire (4665) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Deep golden color from the tap. Short lived foamy white head. Big, fresh sweet orange candy nose. Big chewy mouth feel. Lots of tangerine, orange and sweetened grapefruit hop flavors with some tropical fruit notes. Long clinging hop bitterness the finish. Notable alcohol. Very much a fresh, sticky hop head beer. Natai (152) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.20.13 drank on 3/27/13 Pours a pale gold with a short-lived small white head with little to no lacing. Scent is a hops avalanche of pine and apricot-citrus with floral hints. Crisp hops flavor with a light, sticky body and good carbonation. A great hoppy double-IPA. Concealer (1278) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Re-rate. 2.14.15. Bomber. Clear gold with a foamy, off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas grapefruit, mango, peach, pine and light spice. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, crisp with a dry end. Easy to drink. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4/20. Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pungent hops and not much else but your not really looking for anything else with this beer. Flavor is again a all hop blast. There are some malts in the backround to tighten things up. Tasty hop bomb of a beer. Here’s a beer gimmick that works.