williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Cloudy amber orange. Head isn’t much, but it’s classic IPA appearance. The lacing is solid.
Aroma is piney but also buttery, the caramel malts really offsets the bitterness nicely. It’s like an even smoother version of the original.
The taste is crazy bitter; spicy and woody hops. The malts are earthy.
Feels prickly, much more carbonated than I expected based on the look. It’s a very gritty IPA. Lots of intense flavors. I’ll be honest: Stone isn’t really inventing anything new here, but it’s another solid offering.
MaBeer1972 (2064) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2013
22 oz bottle from Julios. Pours out a deep clear copper color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Super hoppy aromas. Flavor is very hoppy and resinous. Very piney, slight bit of burnt rubber. Thick and bitter spice. Very sticky finish. RyanK (275) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 27, 2013
22 oz says drink by 8/28/13 (two months away). Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma isn’t as powerful as I expected and just smells of hops, citrus and alcohol.Taste alcohol-y and bitter, heavy mouth-feel with some carbonation. Only saving grace is bitter malt background that helps disguise the alcohol taste, but the job is not done well enough. Reminds me of canned double ipa’s with bold harsh taste, sixpoint resin and oscar blues gubna. Thought I would enjoy this offering I’m real disappointed. trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a dark orange/ amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, and complex, bitter, citrus hops. The taste follows the aroma. There is a big malt presence that is hammered by resinous hop bitterness. The beer is thick and sticky on the palate. This is one the more over the top ipas I’ve ever had. It’s good, but it’s hard to drink more than a few ounces at a time. This is a sipper. raphael (1256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
can an aroma be spongy--its thick with air holes, fine pine with light citrus, but intensely so. clear yellow amber with modest white head. mouth is happy with oily texture and hops all over the place, aerial. odd caramel; flavor before the hops assault in resin & grapefruit—a bit much. full spectrum finish. Gorgeous bottles.
Ed5388 (3481) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a clear deep copper color with a finger of tan head. Aroma of strong citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Taste is bitter citrus and pine, resin, and caramel. Rmill216 (18) - Northfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Aromas of grapefruit and hops. Pours a golden copper with a silky smooth head. Tastes of dank, piney, fruity hops. Bitter and dry finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Excellent DIPA, but I still like Enjoy By better. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma was very dank, caramel and mixed citrus. Flavor is kind of sweet up front, aggressively bitter and then dries out a bit. Flavor is also very dank. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
DAMN!!! This beer is worth the hype. Huge in the hops department. Sticky, citrusy, floral, lovely. This is a fantastic Imperial IPA. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at kegstand dark clear golden pour.....hoppy citrus...holr crap this ioa is freaking fantastic