GeorgePratt (76) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017 hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy Beelzebub. I’m thinking the guys who wrote this label knew what they were talking about, but no! I didn’t listen. Now the next beer I’ll have is going to be tampered with. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
It pours a nice orange golden hue (like a sunset, almost) with a very powerful and lingering aroma. Proabaly the best and longest smelling beer (by that I mean, usually as I get closer to the bottom of the glass, the aroma dissipates accordingly, but not here) I’ve had in a long time/ever. Not only that, but they say this is a bitter beer. And it’s true! Too many times I hear "this is a brutally bitter beer" and it tastes sweet to me. Well, Stone backs up their claim and even now, a good 3 minutes since my last swig and I can still taste/feel the bitterness. Luckily it isn’t so bad that it’s like taking a taste of a hop pellet (homebrewers, you know you do this! but only every so often.) so there is a sweet relief in there somewhere. I can’t discern any specific malt flavors, but man...if you like hops, you’re gonna LOVE this beer. But follow their advice and have this last otherwise the beer will do as it’s name implies.
Aromas of fruit - pineapple more specifically. Pours a hazy straw with a loose head. Taste of grapefruit. Really drinkable. riksal (2) - - JUL 10, 2017 does not count
Bold aroma. Light in color for a double IPA. Very smooth flavor not overpowering. Awesome beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone gatheringfarts (6) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2017 does not count
If this were the first beer, no others would need to be made. It always reminds me of when I first tasted the nectar of gods, sneaking a sip as a yout. I’ve stopped drinking anything else, crept on a golf outing when we shotgun Jacobs best. vinivini (2386) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Can from Stone Berlin at 8.5. Very hoppy tropical aroma. Medium body. Tons of hoppy bitterness on tongue with additional nuts. Heavy astringent bitterness. Still drinkable. Good.Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
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Classic DIPA from can served in a Chouffe glass:
Creamy sticky airy white head. Hazy yellow body.
Nose of sticky hops and it fruits. Quite cliché but oh so nice.
Flavour starts sticky hoppy with hoppy fruit tones, sticky yellow fruit, little floral and light malty.
Into the afgertaste the bitterness grows very well and becomes a strong bitter pattern with some grassy/herbal tints.
Low carbo, creamy oily silky mouthfeel, between medium and fuller bodied but closer to medium... very nice stuff!
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Also Bottle - Pale Amber in colour. Mega-Hoppy; piney oily resinous spicy hops. Very Fruity; very citrus-grapefruit and lemon. Malty; solid malt base, caramel. Very bitter citrus fruity and hoppy. Bottle was less extreme than the keg version tasted at The White Horse 2009. Better balanced; malts more noticeable; hops less aggressive. Nice 2IPA! (2009-07) Lowenbrau (4275) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2016
Keg @BierCab, Barcelona. 05-10-215.SebBrews (180) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 25, 2016
In short: nice robust IPA.
Pours deep gold with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Tropical fruit, caramel nose. Medium body, average carbonation, little crispy texture. Taste follows the nose. Solid brew.
Pours a clear-ish amber color with a foamy, persistent head. Aroma: tropical fruits, mango, pine. Taste is a bittersweet juice bomb - mango, pineapple, papaya, honey. Heavy body, thick texture, medium carbonation, long bitter finish. Great. brewtalita (330) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2016
SPicy aroma, aggresive hop profile, bit of garlic.Palate watery, low carbonation. Taste sweetish spicy like your mommas stir-fry!
Very nice. ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2016
Pours hazy orange with tight lazing offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, bread, biscuit, grain, straw, grass, pine and resin. Taste is light malty with biscuit and light bread, slightly fruity, grainy and hoppy with straw, apricot, floral notes, pina and resin. Finish is balanced malty, semi-sweet, dry and moderately bitter. Good stuff!