SacSirPlato (19) - New Buffalo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged for almost 2 years. This beer is huge. Big on the citrus hops. Big on the malt. Something about these west coast beers really "wow" me and it’s definitely how clean and pronounced the malt is, while still being balanced by such big hops. You get all the flavor from every ingredient. Thank you Stone!
AndyReynolds (904) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured a dark amber with thin dissappating white head, very nice lacing. Aroma was floral hops, with grassy citrus undertone. Very well balanced with a crisp bitter finish. Went down smooth and was very refreshing.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dayton Alefest sample. Dark amber, average white head and good lacing. Aroma of floral, earthy hops. Flavor has a nice balance of malt sweetness. Very drinkable for 10%. I wish I could get a bottle.
ewestern (256) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/Amber color with an off white head. Citrus aroma, with a smooth citrus taste. Hoppy and bitter from start to finish.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber in color with a small, off white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is of citrus and fruits. The flavor is very hoppy and fruity with a note of caramel. Bitter throughout. The texture is syrupy. I’d say its a very good IPA, very enjoyable: I like this beer =)
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have been trying this brew periodically over the last two years. It is just not hitting its stride. The citrusy hops have mellowed, it doesn’t seem as syrupy. It’s drinking remarkably well.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. So I was whisked away into the glory of this one and ended up without notes, but it is definitely one unbelievable beer, even in I’m sure quite a different state from when it came out. At this point it’s a malt bomb, but a malt bomb that is neither too sweet nor too heavy, just rich and delectable with all sorts of yellow, orange, red, and mildly dark fruity notes popping up all over. Amazing how these anniversary ales are aging.
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of adrian910ss. Pours a mahogany brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bitter hops, sweet malt, citrus, and stale urine. Flavor is quite malty and sweet, also got some apple skins. Kind of muddied as I didn’t find it complex in flavor. Ok but not one of the better Stone offerings.
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap Stone Bistro. Pours hazy orange with a white and lacing head. Aroma is smooth caramel and mild hoppy, classic and inviting. Sweet and fruity initial flavour impression. Goes quite sweet and raisin fruity to almost sticky. Smooth hoppy and sweet finish.
Lagunitasfan (1318) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBSG on tap. Love this IPA. Great pine smell with a nice amber color. It has a nice sharp bite, and as it warms up it starts to take on a thick, scotch(y) flavor. You can definitely taste the alcohol in this one.