tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2017
Tap at the Cask Cafe. Light Brown with moderate head and lacing. Piney with some perfume. Moderate bitterness. jeffman52 (16) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2017
A really good beer. I poured it cold into a cold glass. That was a mistake. The beer came off way unbalanced and overly bitter. But I let it sit and warm for a bit and as it got around 46 degrees the flavors really started to show and it balanced the beer.
Pours darker than I expected. Smell was typical hops for a fruity IPA. Taste was mango with some earthy sweet taste. The taste on the end was piney hops... It was smooth and dry with some nice hops that I expect out of a double IPA. Very Enjoyable!!
GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2017
April 1st, 2017 - It’s been a solid 10 weeks since I’ve had a San Diego hop bomb. This style isn’t common or affordable in Japan, so once I landed back in the states it was a quick trip to the liquor store shortly after the airport to recall how well this city does beer. And the first thing I saw on the shelf that looked like it would fit the criteria was Stone’s Give me IPA or Give Me Death. It is darker than most IPAs, approaching a chocolate color, and with a thin off-white head. The aroma is hugely bitter, pregnant with hops and given to a slight woodsiness. The bitterness extends to the flavor, expounding on the woody, botanical quality, with tree bark and freshly cut lumber sloshing around in a deep, profoundly awesome well of hops. fonefan (49601) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
MacBoost (1916) - Victor, New York, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Morten minus Peter Tasting ].
[ As Stone Give Me IPA or Give Me Death ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, candy, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, sweet fruit, sweet hops, sweet berries. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, candy, sweet fruit, sweet hops, hoppy, raspberry - blackberry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Chugged this bomber. Took me two tries to get through it because the beer is terrible. Sweet bitter malt juice. Cloying. Terrible. Buy this beer if you like the taste of IPA’s from 2006.
back (2160) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Kobber klar skum råhvid luftig
Citrus grape malt nødder bær frugt
Bitter meget sød lidt
@f1 USA delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2017
1pt 6fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Copper with a ton of offwhite head. Nose is floral hops. Flavor starts fruity (berries of some sort?) and then danks out into full hops mode. Bold brew. Daddy likes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ccex (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Bomber pours a hazy dark amber color with medium sized frothy beige head. Aroma has pine, roasted nuts, biscuit, brown sugar, and hardly any berries. Taste is almost sweet at first with bready malts dominant. I had to concentrate to discern any raspberry/blackberry juice briefly in the middle before a long dry and somewhat dank finish erased that flavor. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Only the finish (and the label) led me to believe this was an IIPA - I would have guessed a Scotch Ale. This is one of the few times I’ve been disappointed in a brew by Stone. They didn’t really give me an IPA, but I won’t kill them for delivering one not quite as advertised. Travlr (25275) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Draft at Brawley. Clear amber brown color. Aroma of caramel and burnt pine. Taste is sweet burnt caramel resiny finish. Gerbeer (3795) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
On tap. Pours a dark mahogany with moderate head. Aromas and flavors of pine and copper, sugary dark fruit, and bitter citrus. Over rated.