cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewdog bar ... amber .. thin white head ... soft sweeet creamy lemony custard nose ... light sharbert lemon zezty ... light lemon rind zezt ... sweet lemon sause ... its an odd mix of lemon and sweetness
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Haze gold, thin bubbly beige head. Piney resiny hop. Wow. Lots of hoop. That’s a proper US IPA. Huge grapefruit. Not too syrupy, alcohol doesn’t come thru. Just this huge biting hop. Just sheer hoop joy in a glass. Lovely.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Heads.
Cloudy yellow/orange - white head.
Citrus. Peppery. Spicy. Fruity. Light malty. Toasted. Orange. Light yeasty. Light sweetness. Nice.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sweaty socks, pine resin, grass, earth, and some citrus. Flavor of peach up front with pine, grass, metal, and grapefruit. Finishes dry and bitter.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Churchkey. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Decent malt balance, but this one is all about the hops. Straightforward. Bitter.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Double Dry Hopped version. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dirty sock/dishwater, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread. Soft medium-full body.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thanks for getting me a bottle, joergen]
Pours hazy pale yellow with a firm, frothy, white head. Good duration. Aroma is lovely fruity hoppy. Good grapefruit, peach, apricot, lemony. Medium carbonation, very creamy and kinda fat mouthfeel. Flavour has a good dose of lemony hops at first, quite citric bitter. Some mild maltiness in the middle giving it a good mouthfeel. Long, lingering bitter finish with some grapefruit and peach. Lightly warming. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo for sharing-pours a retaining thin white head with yellow color. Aroma is lemon/pine that gains a mustiness. Taste is biting lemon/pine hops with some sweetness, light malt.
bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Taylors Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy golden amber with a three finger frothy white head. Getting a floral, earth, pepper, citrus mixed aroma. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation of a sort. It’s really fresh. Fruity. Floral. Peppery. Finishes dry with just a touch of fresh stone fruit with hot bits. Man, tell me it’s a saison, and I might believe you. Fantastic.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a hazy golden straw color with a dense white head on it.
S: The nose is quite inviting (at first). Initially there is plenty of fruitiness to it--pineapple and grapefruit, especially. Then some lightly floral and spicy hops come into the picture along with a very distinct grassiness.
T: Initially I really liked the flavor of this as it matched the nose nearly perfectly. As the beer warmed up a little bit, the hop flavor became grassy and very spicy. A good bitterness to it without much in the way of malt (typical Stone beer).
M: The body is perhaps on the light end of medium with a moderate and tingling carbonation.
D: I usually like Stone’s anniversary beers, but this one just didn’t quite do it for me. I guess if I’m going to have any more of these, I’ll have to drink them quickly.