krdktq (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
You could tell this beer is made from high quality ingredients. It poured and looked great in the glass. I just could not get past the pine needle taste.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice very dark red color with generous white head. Aroma of hops, toffee, and alcohol. Malty, hoppy flavor with very prominent alcohol. Very disjointed, chaotic flavors: just tons of flavors and booze crammed together with little finesse or balance. Just ’cause it tastes A LOT doesn’t mean it tastes GOOD. 22oz bottle.
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No one advertises better or more smartly, than Stone. Lucky for them, their products are that good! This is a terrific IPA that deserves to be called ARROGANT. Citrusy, perfectly balanced, hoppy, delicious. Hard to explain the taste and mouthfeel, because they seem to change from second to second. Go get some!
nowise (17) - USA - AUG 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 This is impressive. Very nice, almost citrus smell. Dark reddish brown really looks nice. The flavor is somewhat hard to describe, although it is somewhat bitter. Slight chocolate, caramel, and hops. Poured from a bottle it has a diminishing head and kinda lost its fizz pretty quickly at least for me, but overall very good!
mookieguy (17) - USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. was able to try this one in dc. very good stuff. just enough hops & malt combination. quite heavy. got to be a bit much towards the end.
Biggs88 (17) - Philadelphia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is very good. No. Great. Nice deep red/brown/orange color. Well balanced with sweetness and bitterness. Citrus with a strong spruce/pine overtone. Very woody. Undertones of warm brown sugar. Very strong, yet calm and collected character.
feseara (17) - Balneário Camboriú, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A garrafa, o rotulo e o próprio nome da cerveja são essenciais e fazem parte da degustação! Mas, quando você serve e sente os aromas é que se percebe que a Stone Brewing realmente está certa em relação ao que é dito no rotulo.. O aroma é forte e traz notas de torrefação, um leve toque de baunilha, notas de algum tipo de madeira, enfim, o aroma assusta! E no sabor...o amargor é intenso! Ele traz também um dulçor leve/médio, notas de torrefação, açúcar queimado, e já no retrogosto o amargor domina, continuando por muito tempo com este gosto amargo, o que é uma delicia! No geral, realmente não é para quem não entende, mas ela é espetacular!
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SimsSydney (17) - - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For me, this comes far too close to an IPA. Has a pretty hoppy taste,can really taste the alcohol in my opinion and it is a bit heavy in consistency. Has a great hoppy, floral aroma.
JonLaRue (17) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of caramel roasted barley, toasted perfectly by hephaestus himself. Appearance matches the color of the bottle perfectly. Taste is near zenith. Palate is exceptional. Best beer tasted ever.
brewskilover85 (17) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer has a great taste to start but leaves a less desirable finish. Great aroma but wished the beer tased as good as the smell