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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up to 11, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a healthy dry-hopping with Vic’s Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph. To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthfeel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary jam solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (652) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a deep hazy gold with a orange hue . Berry aromas with some pine and citrus . Taste is a bit resinous with some floral coriander notes . Pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1065) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a medium/dark gold. Froth spotty lace. Vinous resiony aroma, clean stone fruit.Fresh malt. Berry comes out stronger in taste. Slick buttery malt. Sweet but gots bite. Clean malt bite. Peppery bitter. Sweet citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1419) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
With Z at home in Orlando, pours a rusty orange color with a nice creamy white head. Nose is fruity, and citrusy with mixed berries. Taste is bitter and fruity ( berries ) and spicy . Finish on the same tasting notes, full of flavor, and very drinkable. A nice flavorful bitter sweet finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1181) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
640mL bottle Bottled 05/02/14 Hazy pale amber beer, holds a tight white foam. Plenty going on aroma-wise; unripe mango, melon, cut grass, woody herbs, pine sap, stonefruits with an background of rich biscuity malt. Has a properly chewy texture to it - you know there’s a considerable abv there - with moderate carbonation, drying booziness. Aggressive beer - lots of woody spice, hop resin, green tropical fruits & melons, powerful nearly woody/tannic bitterness & warming booze on a drawn out finish. What you kind of expect from a big Stone beer; brash, unapologetic, packed full of flavour. Do think the berries & coriander are lost in the mix though - why bother?!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4672) - Utah, USA - AUG 27, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Cork and Bottle Liquors
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and fruity. Taste is the same with some pine resin in the finish
I’m loosing faith in Stone. A malty, sweet mess

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1757) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bomber shared with hakes club w deck bar...cloudy orangish pour ..White head...rotten orange Arona with ..initial hop front. .Some orange grapefruit...bitter with lasting sour ..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1813) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma rigthly proclaims this to be a juicy, fruity IPA. Elderberry is more apparent upon tasting, but coriander in the nose. High hop load nicely balanced by malts and oats.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, caramel, subtle malt, and earth. taste is creamy, earth, malt, citrus, a little pine, and hops. ends strong and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy copper-gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Nice aroma is fruity and hoppy, a bit bready and lightly herbal. Flavour’s the same, fruity, hoppy and bready and with a nice bitter finish. Average bodied. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1171) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
A- pours a lightly hazy fluorescent copper. Looks like an electric current should be flowing through it. Nice finger if light beige head and great lacing. S- large soap and yeast with a hint of bread factory. Tropical fruits and pepper follow. Floral, grass, coriander, honey, pine malts, caramel, and a muddled pollen all follow. Dusty leafy greens. Some orange pith. M- medium sticky body with a medium resin palate. Decent carb. T- flavors are the life of the party. Creamy caramel at first with some resin to follow. Very sweet entry. Turns bitter quick with hops, tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit (maybe some elderberry). Malts return towards the end with some spice, grasses and soap. The hop character is pronounced and wants to be recognized (maybe the Vic’s Secret?), but cannot quite separate from other huge IPAs. Still a beer any ipa-phile would appreciate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (810) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Sweet and nearly shockingly bitter. Hop oils galore on the nose, feel and flavor. Very fresh. Citric and oily. Elderberries are buried but the coriander comes through a bit, especially in the dry for a beer of this size finish. Nice treat for the unapologetic hop lover. Not sure if their prices are climbing or this was an anomaly...


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