KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
From notes. First reviewed 8/22/2011. On tap in a short stange at the Stone Tap Takeover at Acre.
This has a light hazy golden color with a small white head that laces the glass nicely.
The aroma has a green tea base, with a fair amount of lemon, some grapefruit hops, and some biscuity malt.
The flavor is terrible. Medicinal flavor, fusel alcohol, green tea, sweet biscuity malt, and some lemon zest are pretty much a mess.
Astringent and dry, the mouthfeel is not very good. It also has a light to medium body and medium carbonation.
I could not really drink much of this at all. It is definitely the worst Stone beer I have ever had.
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with residual green tea taste and a peppery mouthfeel. An interesting and unique brew that is worth trying.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Could find this one at the beer store but Lori said sure we have it let me look. Couple boxes moved and we found it. Good citrus nose. Soapy yellow body with good head at first but disapated quickly to nothing. As got half way throgh noticed man sediment just floating like carbination bubbles in pint glass. Also some mud looking substance on the bottom. Good grapefuirt flavor bitter dry resin hops just lite up the palate. Good refreshing brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rick.
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of crisp, clean grapefruit and pine. Flavor is bitter floral grapefruit and perfumed lipstick. Average mouthfeel. Uber bitter.
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus hops and a bit of herbal tea but not much. The appearance is orange brown gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but not exactly what I expected.
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a smooth presence yet the bitterness is rough and harsh, it has a nice balance of malt and hops but the hops are strong and stylized. the rest of the beer bring together and nice combo.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Pretty much a double IPA with tea. Reminded me of when I mix unsweetened iced-tea with orange juice a little. Very citric. Not enough tea to make me think it wasn’t just a regular DIPA.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light orange with and average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. It also had tiny to small particles of average to thick density. The aroma had light to moderate caramel and candy; moderate to heavy pine and resinous hops; and lighter citric hops. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and moderately bitter with an average to long duration. There was candy, caramel, tons of citrus hops, all different citrus fruits, a little pine hops and maybe a little honey. The medium body was a little syrupy and sticky on the the lips, but also oily with fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly metallic finish.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice orange/gold. Strong aroma of fresh hops. Some tea characteristics in the background. Hides the alcohol well.
Barreras (1141) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a orange soda color with aroma of green tea and spice. Taste of lingering herbs and spicyness. A slight green tea aftertaste that lingers well after you swallow. An interesting take on green tea in a beer.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet candied sugar nose. Marshmellows and Macha are also present. Big and sweet though not sticky. Pineapple tang with a slightly coarse flavour that must be the macha. Slightly herbal finish. Solid but not inspiring.