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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids.

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BlackHaddock (7737) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017
12 Fl Oz can on 6th Dec 2017, poured into a 'La Chouffe' tulip glass at my daughters place in Laguna Niguel, California. Bright and clear from the first pour, all hell broke loose when I re-poured with half of Orange County falling into the glass: we are talking 'Sediment City' here, loads of floating orange bits that didn't want to settle. Anyway I really liked the beer, hoppy and fruity (oranges/tangerines) mostly. No pineapple for me, at least I didn't find any in the nose or taste.

AcctError488849 (17) - - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Nice appearance, golden color. Aroma is nothing special, indistinct hops, faint. Medium to heavy bitterness, split between resin and citrus. Not bad but many are better.

rosenbergh (11868) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2017
22 oz bottle. Bottled on 21/06/17. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.

Slightly cloudy golden color with a tiny white head.
Fruity hops, some sweetness, mild bitterness and biscuity maltiness in the aroma.
The flavor is pithy citrus, bitterness, some fruity sweetness, dryish malt and some typical Stone darkness. Maybe the bomber is a bit too much to be the last beer tonight.

varanid99 (1365) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2017
Hazy orange pour, lots of little floaters, 1cm tight white head. Citrus, orangey, pine, bready aromas. Taste is similar, big orange and grapefruit, solid malt, long, fairly intense bitter finish.

patrick767 (4342) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2017
bottle, rated in early 2017 - Hazy copper pour. The hoppy aroma has plenty of citrus. The aggressively bitter flavor has citrus and resin notes. Tangerines aren't terribly strong in this medium bodied IPA, but it's a tasty brew.

PotjeBier (3764) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2017
Bomber from Vons, San Marcos (bottled 10/11/2017). Light hazy orange color. Off white head with reasonable retention. Aroma's of citrus, zest, tangerine (juice), flowery. Retronasal it's very citrussy, zesty, flowery hops, some bitterness. Flavor is moderate bitter with light fruity sweetness. Medium bodied. Finish is zesty, somewhat dry, quite bitter eventually. Nice stuff.

tderoeck (10313) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2017
7/IX/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker), shared @ home with Amy - BB: VI/15/17 (what? I only bought this in July...), bottled: III/2017 (2017-1479)

Clear bright orange beer, aery irregular off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of tropical fruits still, citrus, some orange peel, bit resinous. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: nice bitterness, pretty resinous, lots of tropical fruits, mango, bitter, citrus, bit sweetish. Aftertaste: malty, resinous bitterness, grapefruit, caramel, some honey, pretty bitter, nice stuff!

vbmike73 (59) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2017
This is an automated comment from my BeerBuddy account because it now requires me to leave a 75 charater review in order to log my beers. CHEERS! �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mkel07 (6429) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle from First Choice Liquor on 21 November 2017. Everything that is stated on the label is exactly what you get in the beer - that is a rarity. Deep golden sunset orange colour and full aroma - plenty of citrus and hoppiness. In the mouth the beer builds to a full creamy texture with a hoppy resinous mouthfeel. Big, bold and bloody tasty.

hawthorne00 (4141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Bottle. Clear deep gold with a white head. Lots of citrus - mandarin, grapefruit, maybe some Seville orange - light bread. Blind, you would strongly suspect actual mandarin. But the fruit plays more of a supporting role with firm bready malt that's not too sweet and punchy citrus that's not at all. Finish is dryish and quite bitter with orange peel, some pepper. Good.

[An aside: Stone appears to have figured out local dating conventions (dd/mm/yyyy). After years of wittering away about how awful so-called grey market beer was because it didn't meet their freshness standards, the shelf life on this "official" import is 14 months.] [3.7]

So naturally I'm tempted to buy the can the next day. It's 4 months fresher and has a 12 months shelf life. The aroma is (a little) less vibrant and has some oniony hints.

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