alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Muggus69 (1175) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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?!
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
boozedude (1747) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 ..
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
deekyn (1169) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slowrunner77 (646) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-08-08. Crisp golden orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Aroma is pretty interesting with a melange of hops at first the spice of elderberries and coriander seems to take over when I come back to it. Lots of greenery. Flavour is similar with modest bitterness throughout, fruity notes, citrus and tropical fruit, it gains more significant bitterness as it goes on. Lovely elements that all come together a bit strangely but it’s pretty good overall. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Bottle shared by Blankboy
"There was time when I would have shit my pants twice, gone home, changed and come back for the beer."
HIGHB4LL (482) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Ram Liquor’s. Appearance: 2 fingers khaki head, amber color, clear, head lasts, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, floral, grassy, light lemon. Palate: medium body, bitter lasting finish, sticky texture, average carbonation, alcohol warmness. Taste: light fruit sweetness and caramel, with hard hitting bitterness coming through quickly after, and then fading to a nice peacefull bitter. Overall, really nice, unique, not a full bomber per person beer, but enjoyable.