Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Lightly haY gold pour, white foam. Big piney citrus hop aroma. Strong sweet flavor, some caramel, toast, dark sugars, light grass and wood. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, slightly sticky, some resinous hops, caramel, faint tea, pine. Good beer.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy tan. There was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is fruity, hoppy with light green tea and some vanilla - this comes together nicely on the nose. Expressive fruity character. Lots of tea, blends ok with the hops. The tannins add to the total bitterness. The malts are still chewy Stone, but they are understated. Definitely one of the better Stone brews.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smell is intense fruit and citrus, with a touch of tea but mostly dominate by hops. Pine, straw, grapefruit, really good smell. Taste is bold and kind of sweet. The tea comes through in small doses, but the hops just dominate and this just turns into a stronger version of ruination with a tea-esque flavor. Interesting beer though, and I did enjoy it. Probably because Ruination remains one of my favorite DIPAs.
BK7 (720) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bitter at the beginning but fading away towards the finish. Very dry. The green tea leaves add an interesting flavor. Glad I gave this a try.
arondee (544) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is oranges, tea, and herbs. The taste is so incredibly dry I canít stand it, unsweetened green tea, some alcohol, hops, and herbs. Iím not a fan at all and I was pretty excited for this one.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Fruity aroma with peach and orange. Sweet fruity flavour with a touch of tea
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky apricot with suspended particles and a quickly fading white head. Aroma is herbal as expected with caramel, orange and some earthy hops. Taste is herbal as well with orange, citrus, light pine, sweet malt and a touch of booze. Bitterness is moderate, perhaps a touch light for the style. Another beer that was interesting to try once.
craftbeerdesign (2163) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle on 11/21/11. deep golden / orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. herbal bitter nose. medium body with citrus bitterness, spice and light caramel malts. lasting herbal bitter finish with spices and citrus hops.
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow color with a lot of sediment floating in there. Aroma is standard hoppy india pale ale, hops, not a lot green tea aroma. Flavor is hoppy but the green tea is pretty much hidden here. Still a good brew.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A murky yellow orange color with floates. A fruity and herbal aroma that nicely compliments the hops. A medium body, smooth, heavy and wet on the palate with a dry finish. The flavors are muted as the green tea dampens the hops. A nice beer but not something to come back to.