PugUglyBrewer (991) - - APR 28, 2017
Dark amber to ruby color with a cream colored blanketing head of creamy foam. Very malt forward with rich caramel and toffee. Reserved notes of the juicy blackberries and tart raspberries. Underlying sweet citrus like ruby grapefruit and a semi dry pine finish. obguthr (7084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pencil shavings and marigold bouquet. Cloudy brown, thick yellow head, good retention and lacing. Wood, marigold, grapefruit peel. Medium body, warm, resinous, soft carbonation. Rustic and bitter. nimbleprop (9146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2017
On tap at CBC 2017, pours a muddy amber with some fluffy, white head. Nose is OK, blood orange, grapefruit, soap, pine, stale malts, hints of booze. Flavor is harsh though, astringent and grating with soap, dried citrus peel, stale malts. Finishes full bodied, grating. Not my thing. Didn’t get any of the promised berry. stevoj (6229) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark amber, small bubbly head. Dank, hoppy aroma,. Taste brings in more of the malt base, caramel and toffee. Hoppy at first, then subsides to a nice malty brew with a bitter finish. Patrick Henry would be proud! TheBeerGod (6318) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a tall fluffy tan head. Aroma is floral hops, berries, sweet malt and light caramel. Taste is sweet malt, soft berries, floral hops, soft hop resins and light caramel. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation and a light lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more floral hops, fruit, ripe berries, sweet malt, caramel and hop resins.
Cybercat (6582) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Pours clear sepia with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Aroma presents resiny hops and toasted malt, just a whisper of berries. Resiny hops dominate the flavor, while the berry notes come through stronger - after a couple sips, the strawberry stands out while the blackberry remains a little shy. Mouthfeel offers firm, fairly viscous body and smooth but fizzy texture, with more berries appearing in the finish. Give me the liberty to drink good beer - and try different beers - or give me death! 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 (19) - 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 (1747) - 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 (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 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.