Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is awesome, tons of hops, hop extract almost. Amber body with a thin off white head. Very fruity taste with a gorgeous hop forefront. havenít seen a great beer from stone in awhile, but here it is.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BILL SHERWOOD BOTTLE BY WAY OF ENNISKILLEN; Odeeds tasting party 9/27/06; Nose was nice hoppy with pine and citrus; copper color, small white head; Flavor was hoppy with lots of citrus, some alcohol showed in the beginning but disappeared as it warmed; nice bitter finish.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 (BILL SHERWOOD BOTTLE BY WAY OF ENNISKILLEN).beautiful clear orange body with a thick white head that left nice webbing.aroma was a blast of ice tea,oranges,pine,marijuana,and well.....HOPS!flavor mixed up the same with a bit of the 50/50 ice cream bar that i ate back in the day.plus a bit of a malt backbone to keep things interesting.the alcohol was well hidden and as far as the palate?well two minutes after a sip the hops were still stuck to my tounge.is this a perfect brew?in my opinion....yes it is.RE-RATE:after a few more bottles of this i really love it,but i cant say its a perfect brew.its hard to say exactly what i dont like about it,but it just doesnt rate up with my other "5" beers.(RE-RATE:JULY 14TH 2008)translucent orange with a small white head.hops have died down a tiny bit in the nose but the alcohol is still pretty upfront.flavor is pretty smooth with the alcohol a taking a bit more aof a back seat.hops are still around but are more balanced out with the other flavors.its aging pretty nicely i must say.
Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Powerful sweet flavor, I can only describe it as toasted pineapple with malt. I can understand why it appeals to the rest of you, but Iím sorry to say I couldnít finish the bottle.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color with strong fruit/pine aroma. Kind of sweeter than the average ipa, definite fruit flavors are present. Still has good amount of hops though with a nice roasty finish. Nice and full. Thick on the palate but not over the top.
Nice "Big" IPA as the last person wrote. Excellent job, perfect for a 10th anniversary
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottle. Pours a amber color with a small white head. Aroma is full of hops and citrus with a pine, and tropical fruit smell. Flavor is full of hops, alcohol, with a nice malty undertone. Definitely a big beer, a nice beer to help celebrate Stoneís 10th aniversary! Happy Birthday Stone Brewing Co.!
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Medium amber color with a small white head. Juicy citrus hop aroma with heavy underattenuated malt underneath. Candied citrus hop flavors over a cloying-thick malt base. High residual sweetness in the finish, along with a hop character that fades to a piney flavor. Mouthfeel is very heavy, rather chewy and cloying.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours crystal clear deep amber color with a quickly disappearing white head. The hops hit you but the sweet maltiness finishes you off. The sweetness is almost tropical. The mouthfeel is as smooth as silk.
Greg, papajohn is right, this needs to be a seasonl. Itís an excellent brew
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogany with a foamy head that dissapates quickly. Some spots of lace adorn the glass. The nose is overpowering. Hops abound in this one! There is a great aroma of grapefruit citrus and pine. Itís almost like mango, really. There is a strong sweetness in the background. The flavor assaults you with hops. I just canít get away from these brews this weekend! With all the IPA/DIPAs from last night coupled with this, I am sure that I simply sweat hops. Mango again, maybe another tropical fruit. Honey is in there with the caramel malts. Reminds me of honey and oatmeal kind of. Thick, sticky, and chewy. Leaves a nice bitter, fuzzy feeling in the mouth. This is a nice beer. I wholly agree with papajohn. Greg, you must brew this again!!!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 Hazy copper-amber color with a moderate, but fading, light tan head. Aroma is pineapple and tropical fruit with a hint of evergreen. Flavor starts tropical fruit malty sweet balanced by a light hop bitterness and finishing with a long dry grapefruit juice taste. Body is full and rich. Creamy texture with soft carbonation. 10% ABV well hidden, but sneeks up on you. GREG, YOU CANíT JUST BREW THIS ONE ONCE. It deserves seasonal status (right up there with YuleSmith). Congratulations on 10 very sucessful years!