Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle. Tasted side by side with the Stone 13th anniversary. Ruby reddish appearance with a thin white layer of froth. Nose is sweet with subtle piney hops. Loads of bitterness on the tongue that is supported by a heavy tasting maltiness. Tons of citrus peel, oily resin and a bit of caramel. Finishes with a lingering bitter flourish. Not bad, but unbelievably it tastes smooth next to the Stone 13th.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(DC Local Gathering, 22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Large beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, catty/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, catty/grapefruit, alcohol, some bread, pine. Medium-full body, sticky.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Joey @ South Bay Drugs. Let me just start off by saying that this beer is an all out assault on the palate. Pours red with a quickly vanashing white head. Decent lacing on the glass. On the palate it’s a tongue stinging mega IBU monster. Medium bodied mouthfeel. I loved it!
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another bottle shared by wolf man... Red in color, good malty aroma. Taste is way to malty as well. Better than the Coranda Red Devil that was shared side by side..... They arent balanced at all... 107 IBUs ???? Bullfeathers.... I didnt pick up any of that... Below average from a great brewery. Oh well they all cant be winners
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, old hops, and brown sugar. Tastes pretty sweet with brown sugar, caramel, and a fairly relaxed hoppiness given the aroma. Fulled bodied and creamy, nice.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, citrus, pine, and grass. Flavor of hops (earthy, citrus, pine), caramel malt, and cherry.
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a cream head. nose is incredibly hoppy with caramel and some malts. flavor is very hoppy with the caramel trying to balance it out.
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at JW77’s. Damn this is HOPPY. Holy crap. Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma is full of harsh citrus hops and christmas tree resin. Flavor is just too damn hoppy. Tons of grapefuit peel, bitter resin and some light malt. Wow hopheads rejoice.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, reddish brown color with a malty rye aroma, flavor is a malty hoppy odd flavor
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to blutt59 fot this bottle. poured a deep amber with an off white head and spotted lacing. aroma of pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and grains. flavor was pine, grains, and bitterness. slick body. good stuff thanks again bob.