BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually really liked this one. Murky, honey pour with a 1/2 inch soapy white head that left some cobwebs. Aroma of freshly cut grass, leafy, citrus, and a bit of herbs. Didnít really have a tea-infused flavor but perhaps the addition softened the sharp bite of the hops. Got the hop flavors but not the eye-crossing bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
NielsenRatings (8106) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Somewhat hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a foamy, white head. Herbal, faint tea, moderately piney, dank hoppy nose. Kind of a weird organic, herbal, piney, dank, lightly citrus hoppy flavor with most of the tea on the finish. Green tea, piney, dank aftertaste. Weird brew thatís ok but not all that impressive.
drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a lasting ivory head, with some lacing, over a dark gold (SRM 6) particle laden body.....nose is light pine, light citrus, .....taste is toffee/caramel to start, then pine, resin, citrus, with herbal tones, finishing with moderate sweet bitterness and light astringency .....mouth feel medium and slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is a reasonable example of an IIPA/DIPA. The tea is hidden in the spice, bitterness and herbal qualities of the hops. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz. bottle purchased at a local store. Color of this beer is gold orange with a nice white head. Hops, grass, and an earthiness to the nose. some solid citrus flavors of lemon, tangerine, and orange. good blast of bitter hops in the mid palate. The finish is quite dry and astringent and bitter. The green tea adds to this dry finish in my book. OK beer.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle from El Cerrito Market). Pours a cloudy golden color with lots of floaties (tea?) and thin white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has citrus (orange and mango), pine, and some earthy characteristics. Taste is sweet with some citrus (orange) and herbal notes coming through with a soft bitterness. Medium bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. This beer had lots of fresh orange (and peel) to go with the herbaciousness of the tea. I just noticed the abv. It hides the alcohol well imo. A unique brew, for sure.
StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky amber cornelian color with a small white head. The aroma is funky with a good dose of spiced green tea and some caramel. The flavor is bitter citrusy IPA blended with roasted tea leaves. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and clean. Overall: The first time that I had this i drank a warm one, and it was awful. Since then I have drank two more that are properly chilled and this is really quite appealing, but its not for everyone, only tea fans will get this beer.
manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Bottleworks. Pours a light orange tinged amber with thin off white head. A lot of carbonation evident in the glass. Aroma is full of piney, citrus hops...somewhere between Stoneís IPA and their Ruination in terms of assertiveness. The green tea is hard to pick out in the nose but their is something vaguely herbal in there. Taste is sharp with big chewy hops. The green tea does surface late on the palette and adds an interesting leafiness to the profile. Not a perfect marriage of flavours, more like Katy Perry and Russell Brand...fans of one and fans of the other will probably not agree on the appeal of both together. Itís an odd mixture but it doesnít entirely fail either since I think the IPA that underpins this is of high quality. Booze is well worked in. Finish is bitter with more leafy tea notes. Decent.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle - a green tea double IPA? - sure, why the fuck not? - hazy glowing orange - thick, sudsy lace - nose is mostly the dank, piney, thick hoppiness you expect from Stone - nice aromatics, though - flavor explodes with grapefruit and pine - intense bitterness - the tea come in late, and fairly strong, making the beer taste more like a can of hoppy Arizona Iced Tea - dry, bitter finish, with quit a bit of alcohol presence - messy, but okay.
beermaker69 (14) - Oceanside, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not what I was expecting. Stone has gone off the path as of late in my opinion.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Baronís Market RB: Golden color with a small off-white head and some floating yeast. Floral, herbal aroma. Light sweet tropical fruit start followed by some light citrus and a smooth and lingering light citrus bitter finish with a hint of tea. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. More sweetness than bitterness for an IPA, but a very nice brew.