jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy ruby with huge off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus, pine, licorice, some caramel. Spicy flavor with good bitterness and a nice malty backbone. Above average mouthfeel; nice piney finish. Quite good.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Barronís. The appearance is a deep murky brown with a good sizes light brown head. Super hoppy nose. Lemons, tangerine, chocolate malts, and a bit of a spiciness. Great flavors. Hopped up brown sugar with chocolate undertones. The hops are floral with some resins and spice additions. A bit perfumery at times too. The hop profile really takes over the brew and pulls it away from the brown ale base but tasty all the way.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a very much hazed (outright muddy compared to most Stone beers...but that is not a complaint), medium brown hued body with a tight and some what large, off-white to tan head. Respectable lace and good retention. Aromas are of hoppy, pine, citrus, mid tropical fruit, light dank weed notes. Some dark fruit esters, strong bready malt, molasses, nutty, tobacco, earthy, mild chocolatey roast. A touch grassy. Flavors are quite bitter, grassy, earthy, nearly a touch astringent at times. Fruit forward from both hops and possibly a bit yeast. Cannot tell if this is Stoneís normal 007 (yeast) or not. Some pineapple, pine, and molasses. Very dry with a nutty roast. A clean and crisp finish. Lasting and strong bitterness that is a touch much. Nice malt complexity, grainy, bready, toasted, lightly rich without being too sweet. Overall good, and a bit old school and brash, but still a fun drink. Medium bubbles, lighter body, lasting bitter, pretty well hidden alcohol. Good.
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at daily pint in santa monica, ca....pours a dark brown hue with a small light brown head
aroma is of dark fruits, citrus and sugar
flavor is of lime, plums, and hops
medium mouthfeel with light carbonation
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Windmill Farms. Brown IPA? Hoppy Brown? Whatever, itís pretty good. Nice to see one of these collaborations without spruce, milk thistle, oregano or basil.
Anova167 (265) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool to grab a bottle of this so fresh on a quick trip to San Diego. Aroma is citrus and piney hops, a bit of earthiness, and some burnt malt. Pours a cloudy brown with a hint of red with a pillowy khaki head. Flavor is more roasty than I was expecting. There is an earthy hop character here that is different than most Stone brews, probably from the Brewerís Gold hop. Nice caramel roasty flavors an followed by a pretty intense hop bitterness that is heavy on the pine. I think the use of sugars have kept the body a bit thinner than I was expecting as well. Pretty decent.
MitchOFY (3) - - MAR 5, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, solid beer from 3 great breweries. I donít get much molasses out of here, which is a little disappointing. All around itís a solid IPA-style beer.
robzilla (86) - - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with a frothy off-white head. Nose is hops and maple. Very hoppy, some resin and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Decent brew, pretty aggressive.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: Dark Brown
Aroma: Citrus with some burnt toasty malt
Body:Hoppy bitter start that moves over to distinct toasty, breadish malt.
Finish:Dry bitterns, with a clear grassy undertone.
Over-all/Mouth-feel:Medium. Alcohol well hidden.
skmikeg (679) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a murky blackish-brown with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hop dominated with a lot of grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, with some roasted malts, and caramel malt in background. flavor is also hop dominated with a lot of citrus, tropical fruits, pine, some roasted malts, and some caramel. has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel, and a bitter, hoppy finish. overall, I didnít pick up on any molasses or brown sugar but otherwise is a pretty good beer that doesnít seem like a brown ale.