kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden pour with decent sized white head. Hoppy citrus nose. Flavor is big fresh squeezed orange juice with grassy notes. Good amount of hops that keep the palate working to the end.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 On tap @ the Liarís Club in Alpine back in early 01/08. Pours a clear deep gold with lasting ring of white foam. The aroma is full with a load of grapefruit juice, some tangelo and orange juice. Just plain old YUMMM. The taste is fruity grapefruit and tangelo juice that dominates the flavor and becomes more and more bitter into the after taste. Midway and to the finish a sweet maltiness rises up and feebly competes(and loses) to the hops. Excellent IPA.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ papago. pours a brown shade of gold with an off white head and decent lace work. aroma is candied citrus peel, grass and piney hops. flavor is much the same... hops being the dominant theme. the palate is full of very dry grapefruit skin, pine and grassy hops barely touched with malty sweetness. the finish is grassy and lingers long enough to burp up rosemary. medium body with active carbonation... extra points for being so dry!
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Papago Brewing. Good pine and citrus aroma. Copper body with off white head and good lacing. A dry grapefuit juice flavor. Cold beer that refreshes the palate the on finish a mild dryness lingers.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at new Liarís Club in Alpine. Hoppy, fruity aromas. Apricot and grapefruit. Hoppy flavors as well. Grass and floral with grapefruit on the finish. Pretty good.
TAR (2391) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Golden orange. Foamy, big-bubbled head. Extremely fragrantly and pungently hoppy aroma. Lots of tangerine peel, resin, and peach scents. Quite flowery with a hint of fresh grass. Fluffy carbonation. Oily on the palate. Inundation of hop-derived oils scrape the tongue with a brash leafiness. Despite the onslaught of resins, the underlying hop character possesses ample succulence and brightness which negates much of the unpleasant brashness. Fusion of grassy bitterness and spicy orange steadily intensify but never become overbearing. Although they arenít notably soft or vividly defined, crackery whispers of malt caress the hops with a dainty sweetness.Hints of mango and fresh sliced oranges explode and saturate the palate before linking up with a flowery-soft core to help squelch the slightly acidic hop aspects. Finishes appetizingly sharp in its assertive peach skin and orange-laden bitterness. Accents of grass and tongue-numbing oils lag behind the bright hoppiness. Malt generates a gentle dustiness, which lingers, but never interferes with the hops due to its cleanness. Although itís considerably resinous, brash and alcoholic, this has a number of qualities that so many IPAs lack: A soft yet flavorful and explosive hop character. Purdy good.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OC Tour, tap at brewpub: Golden hue with frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of fresh citrus (grapefruit, orange), grassy and resiny hops, biscuity malt and peppery ester. The taste has a moderate fruity bitterness with a pale malt and caramel background. Spicy and dry metallic finish. A solid brew and refreshing.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF. A tasty IPA with a nice hoppy aroma and earthy taste, not too bitter at all. A good IPA.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty solid citrusy IPA. Lots of aroma. Flavor is a bit grainy. Pretty standard IPA with nothing spectacular standing out.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th sample Stone Anniversary Fest XI. Pours dark amber with a bright white head. Nose is light with some typical hops. Taste is a typical IPA, nothing special.