Patrickctenchi (4252) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear....amber-orange with a small, off-white head.
Tangerine, green tea aroma.
Taste is tingly, carbonated orange-soda and mild green tea,
The tea notes increase as it warms...
mrhopsbeertalk (165) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sink pour.............................................. :(
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, thanks (I think?) GT2, Gold pour, white had, nose is the same smell as opening a fresh canister of tennis balls, taste is too funky tea for my tasting. I have low standards when it comes to beer, yet this still made me cringe. What is the ultimate objective of this beer? I think it is having an identity crisis and needs to look into the mirror for hours until it figures out its ultimate objective. Until then, I’ll simply thank GT2 for the free beer and move on to the Gypsy Ale I brought to this tasting.
Thisis12ptfont (885) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of buttery hops, tropical fruit, herbs, pines and caramel malts. Appears a golden copper with a thin white foam. Taste is very smooth with a big nice leafy green tea overtone as well as big buttery hops, west coast style bitterness, pines, tangerine, hop oils, tropical fruit, caramel malt and malt syrup. Finish is very boozey with more leafy, dry green tea as well as a buttery hop residue. Overall, very nice beer. I love Stone, I love Baird and I love Japan so this is awesome. The green tea hits the palate hard and becomes mixed with a tropical fruit and hop mixture. A rating.
alliance100 (841) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a transparent orangish gold . Assertive herbal aroma . Taste is pleasantly bitter up front and finishes with a dominate green tea flavor ... No hint of the higher ABV ... Interesting and tasty .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour at the Stone Company Store in Pasadena. Clear deep amber color. Big hoppy nose. Really nice hop forward citrus taste. Nice green tea astringent finish, complementing the bitterness without going all kamikaze on your face.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweetness (candi sugar) but the malt definitely makes it’s presence known and balances the beer well. the green tea comes in as an herbal smell, a little more obvious in the flavor as it warms...and the mix of hops used (especially the sorachi ace) is unique and blend well together. nice brew. you can definitely taste the baird and stone influences clearly."
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Backlog) Bottle at blind tiger for eyedrinkale’s birthday 9/14/2011. Hazy golden pour with white head. Green tea, light ginseng, some citrus tones. Very easy drinking, tea flavor ipa.
MadIndian (2464) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice notes of citrus, grass, grapefruit, earth, lime and caramel malt. Somewhat refreshing. A bit bold, I liked it.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
A pretty unasuming bottle but I guess when you are Stone and you are releasing an IPA, it better deliver...and this one does. The green tea really doesn’t come out until it hits the palate and it’s really nice. The beer pours out a light amber color, tons of floaties/particles in my beer with an initial 2" off-white head. Aroma has a kind of light alcoholic aroma, perfumy, beet sugar thing going on with a really light hop aroma. The flavor comes out though with both barrels blasting. A really nice combo of green tea and piney/sappy hops. The green tea really suprised me on how assertive it was against the hops. Carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is medium. When the carbonation lightens up a bit, the green tea really comes out a little more. Really a nice beer.