travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is golden, in color, clear, and has a whitish head. The smell is pine, citrus, fruits, and fresh hoppiness. The taste is bitterness, hoppiness, fruitineess, and pininess.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Pours a hazy golden straw with a 2 finger mounded head with outstanding retention. Big cliffs of frothy lacing left behind.
S - Earthy lemongrass hops over pale malt.
T - Lemon and orange citrus hits up front. Slightly burnt biscuity malt adds a balanced sweetness. The hops remain pungent from start to finish. Mouthfeel is prickly at first but turns creamy. Bright strawberries. The aftertaste is grassy grapefruit rind.
I like that this IIPA drives in a different direction. It’s hop forward but not unbalanced. The malt holds up against the assertive hops.
It provides a smooth and clean finish.
Serving type: bottle
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at Mark’s place. From notes. Aroma is earthy, grassy, and bitter with very little malt character. Initial flavors of caramel and ripe peaches /
Mid goes somewhat strangely sulfurous and quite peppery / Final has some harsh bitterness. An unusually unpleasant one from this brewery, whose beers I generally like. Or, not really bad -- but just not as good as I had expected.
PhillyCraft (2774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Pat, pours hazy gold with medium to large head, nice lacing that stuck on the glass for a good bit. Aromas of orange zest, doughy yeast, bread malt, and light spices. Flavor the same. Finished very dry with long lasting flavor. Mild bitterness, would drink a few pints of this if I had the choice.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy light light orange with sticky white lacing. Smells a little oxidized, but still sweet, hoppy (grapefruit), and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Decent, but definitely past it’s prime.
HughConway (739) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tasting note vaults. Bomber bottle, hazy amber, white head. Forest hops aroma, taste of caramel and hops. Clean finish. Decent beer.
alobar (2595) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of lemon, toffee, and hops. Mostly bitter hop flavor with hint of lemon and caramel. Dry finish. Light on the malt. Nice beer as usual.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am always game for a Stone Anniversary beer, especially an IPA. This was billed as sort of English but it is clearly a Stone style hopped up IPA which is a good thing!. This had a nice smell, bitter taste of citrus, a bit of malt, hoppy with a bit of kick from the alcohol. This was my third bottle and I couldn’t help but to knock it back quick fast in a hurry. I still wish they would recreate the 10th anniversary because that was their best beer in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-06-2010 03:27:54
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale gold color with a frothy white head. Pine, hop resin and toffee in the nose. I’ve had this bottle about two years, and most of the sharp edges have come off. Toffee and thin caramel sweetness with lots of spice and some pine forest notes. This has a nice old hop patina for those who like that flavor. It kind of got lost in my closet and I wish I had tried it fresh.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from my backlog: Pours a nice hazy glowing orange with a dense white head. Bright citrusy and biscuity aroma with an estery British yeast note. Crisp dry palate- herbaceous flavor- bright and zesty with a ton of bitterness. Quite dry with a nice bright hop zest and a gentle biscuit back. Well done.