kajser27 (1806) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 9/13/13 version. Pours a translucent, golden orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is amazing. Tons of of overly ripe pineapple, some grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, peach, more tropical fruit notes, pine, tiny bit of breadiness and sweetness from the malts. Taste starts with some bitterness, but more tropical and citrus fruits like pineapple, papaya, apricot, mangos, some floral qualities as well. Was already smooth on the front end, but then gets even smoother and creamier in the middle from the malts that somewhat balance it. Then finishes dry with more tropical and citrus fruits, as well as some pine qualities. Very smooth and crisp finish that cleans the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Has a slight sweetness throughout, which complements the hop characters and gives the hop flavors almost a gummy bear-like taste. High medium, oily body. No alcohol detected at all. From what I read, this beer is made with mostly flavoring hops and not many bittering hops. I agree with this, as there are just massive amounts of juicy fruits in this. Better than Ruination in my opinion. Well done. I may grab another one before it’s taken off the shelves!
Clear, orange-yellow colored, medium frothy white head, nice lacing and good lasting. Aroma is of pine, citrus, fruity, some pale and caramel malt, moderate+ aroma. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, medium+ pine, citrus and fruity hops, medium+ bitterness, dry finish. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily-resiny. Enjoyed a week after the date, some notes of age already noticeable.
(bottle, from Stone Berlin) MacNJ (95) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2017
This beer boggles my mind! It’s light, fresh, refreshing. It has a nose/taste of lemongrass and pepper. Seems like a crushable summer beer. When I worked at Flying Fish, Casey Hughes told me that an IPA is the hardest style to brew in order to strike that malt and hop balance. These guys are at the top of their game producing a beer at 9.4% without a hint of booze, whiskey, etc. There is nothing harsh about this brew. Goes down like a 6.5% ABV. Unbelievable. Cheers! cecedrake (75) - - JUL 9, 2017
Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Strong aroma of hops and grapefruit. . Absolutely delicious. tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bright citrus, wet tropical islands. Taste is fresh citrus with a meaty fruit feel. Nothing too original here but Stone always seems to do it right. ChadPolenz (1821) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Grovlam (4247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA
AROMA: Prominent hop aroma of American/New World varietals. Citrus, stone fruit, white grape all seem to be aromatics. Clean, bright nose overall. Malt base is nondescript. No alcohol presence. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Flame orange hue; very hazy. Moderate off-white foam. 3/3
FLAVOR: Orange citrus throughout with a sherbet or sweet orange peel taste on the first half. Strong bitterness throughout, but becomes a dry bitterness at the peak, followed by more fruity flavors (tropical, white grape) on the finish. Alcohol taste and warmth is a significant part of the palette, but not hot. Slight astringency between the hops and alcohol. Malt base creates for enough sweetness for balance, but has no significant character. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Smooth texture; no challenge to drink at 9.4% ABV. Slight alcohol warmth is tolerable. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Yet another very good DIPA from Stone, but it’s been done. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 40/50
Draft in San Antonio the friendly spot. Large fizzy white head. Light cloudy yellow color. Aroma of peach, grape, pine, fruit, caramel, grain. Full body with a dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with good counter sweetness. Lingering dry bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2017
on draught. Pours a clear orange amber, with a moderate white head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is citrus and hops. Taste is similar, with enough malt backbone to balance the hoppy finish. Nice. Bricktop86 (847) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, resin, and tropical fruit. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Ungstrup (37659) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fresh hops, grass, and exotic fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of fresh hops, grass, and exotic fruits, leading to a bitter finish. robinvboyer (4677) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Typical lcbo.... The name of the beer is enjoy by July 4, 2016, and it’s new on the shelves June of 2017. Good job! What a joke. Pours a Cloudy orange pour, with a Gigantic white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, tropical fruit, hints of mango, and stone fruit with some candied citrus peel. Soft mouth feel, light carb. Finish is lightly bitter, and lightly tart with a soft tropical fruit to round it out.. Not. Bad, would love to have tried it fresh.