pablo951 (583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it out of a bottle, poured a nice frothy head and a strong hop taste with a good bitter finish!
eddymatt (2) - - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my top 10, would buy again! Good, strong hoppy bite, nothing like Iíve ever tasted before. Next up in the custom 6 pack is Stash.
drsordr (2095) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large bubble carbonation. Nose of wet hop but not strong. Teases with mild fruit up front, followed by prolonged bitter. Iím a hop head, but this is just bitter. As it warms, a little more malt to balance.
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
What looked like a very good looking ale, turned out to be a hard swallow.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Floral, spicy hops and grain in the aroma. The taste is similar, with muted (for an IPA) hops and a good malt backbone. Dry finish of chewed-out peppermint gum. Goes down easy.
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean sweet apricot nose. Fruity metallic with a decent lingering bitterness. Ok.
---That dog will hunt!
DrVertebrae (3) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy many IPAís but this one is slightly different. I love the aroma as it is hoppy but you can smell the grains in this one, too. Its nice, like the smell of a brewery. To me, it smells fresh. The flavor is mild with a combined hops/malty flavor. It is one of the more enjoyable beers I have tasted and as with all, it is best from the tap. A great one for the tours they have on Saturdays.
Judes (29) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
well.. not the biggest bitter beer fan but i didnít really enjoy this. gold, with good foam and a bold bitterness and a strange back taste. not a fan of this beer at all.
blahbobbyblah (38) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It is not your typical strong ipa. It is probably a good beer to introduce someone to IPAs. I will agree that this is a good barbeque beer. Keep it cold.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stormcloud is a clear-bodied bright orange-colored brew with an off-white head thatís kept thin, but steady, by moderate carbonation. It has a sweet, hoppy aroma thatís gentle, but still stands up to the style. In the mouth itís a little creamy. The bubbles from its healthy head and airy body pop on your lips and in your mouth a little.
I expected a harsher hop punch from this, but itís actually very gentle. I know many American Pale Ales that are heftier than this. You can definitely tell that their attempt to Germanize this IPA was a success. Its flavor reminds me more of a German lager than an IPA, and its body also puts on such an act. A hint of bitterness remains in the finish, but not enough, in my opinion, to hold up to what I expect of an IPA.
Donít get me wrong - itís a great beer. It should probably be more properly labeled, however. If it was, youíd go in to this beer with a completely different set of expectations and would probably end up enjoying this beer more. Then again, thatís assuming youíre a hop head.
Overall, this is a very smooth and gentle IPA with an interesting twist that should be acknowledged when drinking this beer to fully appreciate what the brewersí intentions were.