fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep blond color with orange reflex, and medium-sized creamy head; nice lace. Strong hop aroma, a bit fruity, but also soapy, and with traces of yeast, cheese and sweat. Good mouthfeel, but also a bit oily; toffee flavor; any sweetness would be completely overwhelmed by a most powerful bitterness; the resins burn the tastebuds, and there is some tangerine fruitiness. The final is also a bit sandy.
It’s a bit too oily and soapy for me. Quite rude, but fully enjoyable after a session of the worst German beers.
harrisoni (14508) - 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.
Travlr (14468) - 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.
Theis (14015) - 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.
brokensail (12222) - 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.
bu11zeye (12072) - 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.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Hazy yellow/orange color, white head. Fruity, creamy, grassy aroma with citrus and pine apple. Grassy, citrus, flavor, fruity and hoppy. I was hoping for a more powerful flavor.
bhensonb (11908) - 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.
argo0 (11866) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr heller Hopfenantrunk mit grasig-bitteren Aromen. Der Hopfen wird süßer, was die Frische zuerst unterstützt, später aber aufdringlich wirkt. Minimal alkoholisch, stark hellmalzig. Dabei tritt nur im Hintergrund die durchaus starke Bitterkeit auf, die auch im Nachgeschmack nicht überhand nimmt sondern gleichauf mit dem Hopfenaroma und der Süße ist. Sehr frisches und gelungenes IPA! 9/10/12/12/14/12