jdjuice (294) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite interesting. Looks like a Stone IPA, rich golden color, nice head. Green tea flavors linger on the back and contribute to the bitterness from the hops. Basically a really solid basic American IPA with a slight green tea twist that goes really nicely. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, the 9.2% sneaks up on you. A nice beer for an excellent cause.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique dichotomy of hop and tea bitterness that donít necessarily supersede one another. The distinct tea flavor balances well with the herbal hoppiness of the IPA. An unusual idea that is electrified by artisan craftsmanship and good-natured charity, this collaboration isnít the best thing youíll ever taste, but itís something everyone should christen their tongue with at least once. Bold, distinguished, intense. Worthy of your time.
soyorganic (276) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer! The taste like the aroma has fruit notes. The green tea comes through and compliments the slight hop taste. It seems that the green tea was fruit or something. Very nice thank you stone and best wishes to Japan
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, yellow orange with white head and little lacing. Aromas of citrus, honey, and some peach. Taste is mild bitter and sweet. Alcohol well hidden and the green tea is subtle. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, dry finish. Overall, a nice IPA. Not sure how bold it is, but the green tea is interesting and provide nice flavor. Would definitely drink again.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber pour with a small white head, no lacing. Fruity hop and tea aroma. Wonderful piney hop flavor with a extremely dry finish. It is almost like some steals the flavor right out of your mouth.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bobbypaulson for this one! Pours pale yellow with a nice white head and very lively. Smell: grapefruit, pine, lemon and caramel. Taste: pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange with a touch of tea. Mouthfeel medium and a lingering piney sweet finish.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with a small off white head and lots of sediment. Aroma is of California hops with some floral notes and some pine. Strong hop flavour, pine, floral and citrus notes followed and finished by the perfect amount of tea notes. Leaves a nice bitter aftertaste from both the hops and the tea. At 9% the alcohol is well hidden. Could use more tea flavour but I think the notes of tea are at a good level to not overpower the hops.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gold amber with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, very herbal, with the tea coming out. Mildly bitter flavor, with citrus and green tea notes. Finishes moderately sweet with a little stronger bitterness. Overall, very interesting, this is what tea would taste like if it were beer!
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottle tasted and notes taken on Darkness Day. Thankfully, it was the first beer of the day! Bottle to glass. Hazy gold with a white head. The aroma contains some really interesting notes of citrus (grapefruit), pine and green tea. I like this beer. I was glad I picked up this bottle. The tea had a nice offset to the citrus and pine. Good pickup
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought in denver and opened in salt lake city into pint glass. looks light orange. Smells like a whole bunch of dry hopping and some earthy nodes that i bet are from the green tea. Tastes like a strong good ipa with a range of hop complexion but didnít taste a whole lot of the green teaness to it. still a great beer though. overall 8 of 10