fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap pours a hazy amber color with a off white head. Aroma is bold hop, pine, and sour. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Has a great hop pine flavor with a nice caramel flavor on the back end. Overall this is a great session IPA I will going back for on a regular basis.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A quite nice IPA +++ Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tangy orange and pine with notes of sugar and caramel. The flavor was very bitter yet had an underlying sweetness with intense pine an resin and moderate caramel. The finish was long with sweet pine and resin. The beer really coats the tongue. Moderately full bodied. Very nice.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent and pale honey copper in color with a khaki head retaining well. Lemon-lime cardamom, lemongrass, freesia, spring rain and atmospheric elements joyfully blitz the nose. Chewy substance is heralded by bright, pulpy oranges and christens the palate. Caramels jam with papaya, honeysuckle and stark starfruit with the emphasis leaning toward heavy and sweet. Enzymes of papaya pills lurk in the sticky saliva palate formation. Orangey pulp and chalky bitters snap dryly about the palate. Orange grease and orange blossom honey syrup sweetly sing a tropical song into the afterlife.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with a great head and lacing. The aroma is nicely hoppy with backing from the sweet malt. Mandarin oranges and orange blossoms top off the hop character with more bitter aroma lurking underneath. The flavor is fairly sweet malt, almost two sweet with a lingering bitterness in the finish. The alcohol lurks underneath the slightly toasted bread malt and there’s that strained yeast flavor that characterizes many double IPAs and barleywines, but seems out of place in a beer at only 7% abv. If they’d dry this beer out some, it’d be awesome, but the sweetness is holding it back.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 easily the best regular offering from cornerstone. pours a clear orange with a beige head. nice lace. notes of orange, citrusy hops, caramel. well balanced with a nice citrusy bite to it. pretty good.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08: Pours a transparent bright golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet lightly toasty pale caramel malt with a big grapefruity hop balance. Body starts with good, fairly full pale malty sweetness and nice fresh assertive grapefruity resiny hop flavor. Nicely balanced and enjoyable.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor of bready malt and citrusy hops.
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/30/2007: Cornerstone 7 is a solid representation of an American-style IPA. I’m not sure that it is quite strong, hoppy, or bitter enough to make it into the "Imperial" classification. Even though the alcohol content is 7.5% (it’s well hidden in the flavor by the way), it really is at the bottom end of the "Imperial" scale. Regardless of the classification, this beer has a nice honey color with a soft off-white head. The aroma mostly showcases the citrus and floral qualities of this beer. The flavor delivers the same along with a solid bitterness balanced by some sugary caramel matliness and some well-placed hop fruitiness. This beer goes down smooth and quickly and the alcohol wastes no time kicking in! Overall I was satisfied if not slightly impressed with this beer. It’s definitely worth trying if it is available.
Draught sample at Cornerstone Brewing Company in Berea, Ohio. Rating #11 for this beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of MikeTD. Pours copper with a foamy white head. Smells of roses, oranges, perfumy, earthy. Tastes bitter and resiny with a touch of honey and melon on the finish.
JStax (3420) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Somewhat hazy copper color with a sticky white head of foam. Aroma is fruity like a bunch of mangos and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and bitter in a nicely balanced way. Finish is bitter, as expected. Nice.