Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
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.
bhensonb (9828) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation and thin particles. Medium to heavy smooth yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Koelschtrinker (9467) - 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
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2010 (As This Beer Tastes Better On Tap)
Fruity aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a dry and bitter malt finish.
brokensail (9149) - 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.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, citrus and white pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, white pepper and lemon zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, frothy-rocky, with fair retention and good lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted biscuit malt with grain and straw notes, huge hops (flowers, resin, pine, citrus) with light fruity yeast esters. Flavor has malt beginnings with a huge hop flavor, moderate hop bitterness; peach, apricot, and pineapple fruit notes with a dry finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a spicy palate.
rlgk (8455) - Skövde, 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.
pivnizub (8370) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (mit größtem Dank an Grima!): Golden, hazy, bigger stable off-white head; solid grapefruity-piney nose with a light pale-malty background; solid bitter-sweet flavour, almost full bodied; slightly vinous, but mainly dry bitter-sweet finish with lingering hops. Impressive stuff......