GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am impressed. Dry as a bone, strict as a nun, memorable. Stones best new beer since Sublime, I mean 11. Yes, an english experiment gone west coast crazy. Smells of old world hops and malts yet mildly. I swoon to the lusciousness of the fat malt body. I break out my sword and fight off the hops that enchamber me. The carbonation is like quicksand dragging me down further and further with every sip. Hop factor is high. Sweetness is almost NIL yet I recall a kiss from a classy English gal. The finish is bittered all to hell like a date gone strangely horrible. I could drink this one everyday. TRUMP!
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma of grass and citrus. Maybe some peach? Appearance is a golden orange color with a thin white head. Tastes dry, but with a lot of fruity flavors going on - some apple, pear. A little dry wheat flavor? Really interesting. Tastes nothing like any British IPA I’ve ever had, but it sure tastes good!
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber in the glass gave a nice golden color with a plentiful white head. The aroma is great with peach, tangerine yeast, and apricot. Medium body. A quick burst of tropical fruit and sweet malt. Quickly the brazen hops jump in to assault your palate! Long long bitter hop finish. Pretty dry lasting impact. What is not to like?
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2010 Bomber from BevMo: Hazy golden color with a small, but fading white head. Aroma is lightly grassy with hints of peach, orange, grapefruit and pine. Flavor starts grassy followed by some citrus and toffee with a light, dry grassy/orange rind bitterness in the finish. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4077) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the stone bistro. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow and a fluffy white head. Bitter hoppy aroma, musty malt, like dirt, almost shit. Flavor is more citrusy, with grapefruit, orange, toffee malt, pepper, and yeast. This one is not quite as clean as many other IPAs around here, not that it is a bad thing.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a slightly red tint to it. Within the body you can see a few rising bubbles. Atop sits a gorgeous fluffy white head that subsides to a respectable sized creamy cap.
Aroma: Candied orange and grapefruit, pine and more citrus. As it warms, a light whiff of toffee peaks through.
Taste: Salty toffee, resinous pine and grapefruit hops and a very unique yeast flavour .
Mouthfeel: Sticky, modestly carbonated, and full bodied.
Overall: I had low expectations for this beer, as I am a California/USA craft beer patriot, and was worried Stone’s signature hopping style wouldn’t shine through in this beer. Suffice to say I was completely wrong.