FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
In simple terms, a pale lagery aroma. Retronasals remind me of alcohol. Body is bitter. Thereís a nice tingle of hops. but the whole things says nothing to me.
Barreras (608) - 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.
Terminus (2891) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-pours hazy chunky orange with a small fizzy head around the rim of the glass. nose of sweet alcohol, herbal tea notes (but seems more from the hops than the malts), and lots of sweet sugary notes. hmm, doesnt really come across that much of an ipa on the nose, more like a spiced belgian with some hops. flavors are fussel alcohol, sweet, medicinal, lite pine, herbal tea notes, but very unpleasant. the green tea really hits the tounge on the finish, like a herbal/green hop would but still becomes really astringent. very dry long into the finish. novel idea that went wrong. I think i will give away my other bottle.
tkerin (20) - USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the colder it is the less taste it has... serve at room temp? Meh...... glad the proceeds went to a good cause
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle... honey gold with an orange accent, watery light tan head that is gone almost right away... interesting nose that starts off with some faint mango notes with a bit or oranges then finishes with a bit of green tea, not as strong as I thought it would be so this is a huge plus... yuck, and I found all the tea, this is horrible, green tea does not mix with hops, disgusting
womencantsail (6871) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The pour is a light orange color with a big white head.
S: The nose on this is just flat out unpleasant. There is a strong aroma of onions, vegetables, body odor, and feet. There is some tea, but itís not very strong. A bit of grapefruit peel and some fake lemon.
T: There is a lot of bready malt flavor to the beer with a decent amount of hops. The hop flavors arenít all that enjoyable, though. I pick up some lemons, onions, a mild pine, and just a bit of bitterness.
M: The body is medium with a medium to high carbonation.
O: I wanted to like this as it is for a good cause, but it just missed the mark.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle $3.99. I was hoping this would be good like so many Stone Collaborations but I could not stand this and it ended up going down the drain. Bright orange-yellow color, good head, looks good. Smell is odd, a bit oh hops and something totally foreign in an IPA. I like green tea but this was so completely dominated by it that I could not take it. It was just too herbal and "green". Yuck.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-29-2011 17:00:39
KickInChalice (842) - 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.