Berxerxes (16) - - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 22oz bottle. Pours a medium gold amber. Off-white frothy head dissolves quickly into bubbley lace. Aroma is surprisingly malty, obviously hops, grapefruit, pine, slight caramel. Taste is a rush of hops, balance of malt, pine, grapefruit, slight caramel, similar to smell but with hop kick. Heavy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is very nice, crisp from high carbonation, slightly creamy finish. Fantastic dipa, lives up to its name. davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2013
RuinTen 2013 release. 22 oz bomber into a teku glass. I missed the initial 10th Anniversary Edition so I’m pretty excited to try this recipe out finally. Enjoy by: 08/28/13. niday2288 (119) - - JUN 20, 2013
A - Pours a very clear dark amber body. Two fingers of white foam forms and settles down to a thin cap and some edging. Sticky lacing with some killer retention. A swirl produces an instant fingers worth of foam. Filtered DIPA’s don’t get any better than this.
S - There is a lot happening here. Starts off very fruity with some peaches, nectarines, and grapefruit. It then takes a swing towards the savory side. Dank, dank herb with layers of pine and oily resin with faint notes of onions. The end is undeniably fusel heavy and harsh. Not my favorite IPA hop profile but it certainly smells massive and impressive.
T - Stone fruit interrupted by oily resin and dank marijuana. Some pine and orange scattered around. The hops are pretty unrelenting here with a bitterness that isn’t huge but feels like its slowly eating away at your enamel. Some bready caramel malts. The finish is all about bitter grapefruits. Mouth feel is medium bodied and coating. Alcohol shows through a bit as it warms up.
O - This is a really massive and palate destroying DIPA. Lots of flavors here with a manageable but large level of bitterness. This is a damn good beer and I’m happy this is now an annual release. However, Enjoy By is just so much more up my alley and is a rotating release.
Pour is orangish copper and clear. Nose is hop hop hop with notes of pine citrus pineapple and mango. Taste has hop bitterness with similar taste notes though with a bit more pine a slight raw honey. Strong hop bitterness on the aftertaste which overpowers any malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat oily. All in all pretty good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ggpiano (7) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2013 does not count
Slight aroma of PINE and grapefruit. Solid amber (almost copper) color pour. Almost a Scotch Whisky color. Medium carbonation. Strong balanced IPA. A touch of crystal malt in the flavor. Strong but still somewhat balanced and warm hoppy flavor lingers on the palate for a few minutes after. Very good sipping IPA in my humble opinion. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bomber. Pours a clear amber color with a thick foamy head that fades slowly and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is a hop bomb, huge fresh pine, spruce, and tropical fruit aroma with some noticeable malt too. Taste is very lightly sweet with a very strong bitterness. Normally I would like more sweetness when the bitterness is so strong but the hop flavor is so good here. This really is a palate wrecker with all those hops but there is a big caramel malt backbone too. Medium to thick body, oily and a little sticky in the mouthfeel. Overall, a big hop bomb of an imperial IPA, be prepared. Really awesome aroma and good taste too. Re-rate 6/30/14 - I had trouble drinking the whole bottle this time. It’s good but sometimes comes off like I’m drinking some kind of cleanser or nail polish remover. Overpowering bitterness. I have to lower this a little. Original rate was 9/4/8/4/16.
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Aroma of PINE and grapefruit. . Pours an clear orangish amber with no head or lacing. The taste is bitter and resembles the nose. Pine, and resin, with malt and grain notes. Very hop forward. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, if the doctor said you weren’t getting enough hops in your diet, then this is the remedy for you! Oh yeah! wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle into tulip. Pours a deep gold color with a quickly fading white head. Nose is citrus, sweet malt, resin. Flavor is very bitter, with faint malt sweetness and grass in there. Full bodied. Reminds me a lot of Enjoy By, but more on the unbalanced bitter side. Good overall but not among the best DIPAs I’ve had. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Picked this up tonight at the COOP for $7ish.... Pours with a nice 2 finger off white head that leaves nice drapes of lacing atop a clear lite copper brew. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Nose is proper Stone... resinous pine and oily grapefruit with a little bit of melon or tropical fruit thrown in... There is enough residual maltiness to help amplify the hoppiness.
Big and brutally bitter especially on the finish... But the hoppiness from the aromas translate nearly perfectly to the palate... booze and bitterness sorta burns down the gullet.
Body is medium with a good small bubble carbonation.
Pretty damn good, but certainly not a common pleasure for me anymore.
Pours a copper orange with a one finger off white head which fades to little lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, pine resin, dank weed, floral hops, grassy hops, tropical fruits, and sweet malts. Taste is similar but has some caramel and sweet malts backbone. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, dry, pretty bitter, slighty boozy, medium-long finish. Overall, another great DIPA from stone. TomTron (455) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
300th review WOO! Pours a clear, deep golden with a sudsy white head. Aromas of HOPS. Took a sip and my tongue feels like it got slapped by someone holding a fistful of hops. Has a good bit of maltiness as well that I wasn’t expecting but still bitter as hell. Definitely on the same plain as the Ruination and also Green Flash’’s Palate Wrecker, but doesn’t seem to "destroy" my taste buds as much as I thought it would. 300 down, and so many more to go. CHEERS!!!