njnut (339) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into tulip glass a orange copper color with lumpy white head that dissipated into a thin sheet. Plenty of lacing on glass. Aroma was a grapefruit but muted there was a pineapple note. There was malt and some caramel. Taste was a malty grapefruit and a bitter finish. Spice grew with the beer warming. Aftertaste was spice turning grapefruit. Not my favorite Stone but not bad.
ebone1988 (323) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruit, pine, malt, bitter. Appearance is dark gold, off-white head. Taste is tropical fruit, malt, nice piny bitterness, dank as you swallow. Mouthfeel is good, great carbonation but just a touch light. Overall, itís pretty good but leaves room for improvement.
koleminer20 (934) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a deep orange color with a thin off white head and some pretty good lace hanging around. The aroma is heavy malts and tropical fruits. There is a little bitterness on the back end, but it seems like this could be a malt bomb. The flavor is really dank and malty. There is a nice tropical fruit and light hop presence. The back end is still bright tropical fruits and then a bitter dank hoppiness. The mouth feel is thin and light, and there isn't really a good carbonation to help it out. It almost comes off a little slimy. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and dank. Not bad, could be better for sure.
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airrick2003 (657) - Louisiana, USA - APR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is a hazy bronze with some orange hues, head settles into a nice density
Aroma: orange, very light egg, creamy
Taste: strong caramel malt backbone, orange throughout, strong bitterness, alcohol,
Palate: soft carbonation, bitter aftertaste, medium mouthfeel
Overall: very strong beer, lots of bitterness orange tangerine and alcohol, could use more complexity, this is a sipper
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BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Double IPA flavor and finish. Big beer this can and will sneak up on you.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most of these IPAs are really starting to just blend together. Sure one might say it has more spice and another might be slightly more roasted. For me, the sugar level in these beers which allow the near 10% alcohol just dominates my palate. They are becoming syrupy.
tsd08460 (131) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, resin, citrus,
Appearance: golden, hazy, minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Good Dog. Very cloudy orange gold pour with an off-white head that left a fair amount of lace. Red grapefruit pith. Queen Anne cherries. Blood orange brulee. Slight smoke. Sweet but also strongly bitter. Strong woody elements. Fruity peppery hops. Surprisingly intense. Nice.
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit. Taste is berries in the finish, malty backbone, fruity hops/mango. The hops are put in check with the malt and elderberry. Tasty IPA. Swirling the beer gets the coriander aroma out, but it is hard to taste. Nice lacing.
probstblueribbon (3246) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear amber with a so-so off-white head.
Aroma: Strong, rich maltiness, savoury/brothy/mashy malt, very deep and dark with lots of black pepper, very deep toffee/treacle, a little dark dried fruitiness, is that the elderberry??, not getting coriander, black licorice?, quite the big beer!
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate to moderate-low carbonation.
Flav.: Quite mashy/brothy/savoury with strong pepperiness, quite resinous, I canít find the elderberries or coriander, deep toffee/treacle, a bit too severe for my palate; dry with big bitterness and a long, darkly malty and peppery finish.
Too much and, yet, not enough. Oh well.
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/4/14. Sampled at Billís Oktoberfest party, I believe. Orange amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Okay aroma, mild fruitiness, grainy pale malts, a touch of citrus and tropical fruits. Good bitterness, okay hop character, mild citrus and tropical fruits, grainy pale malts. Not bad.