thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Mustard Seed in Akron, OH. After I opened the bottle, I could actually smell the hops from across the room. Poured beautifully, golden-orange haze with a pale, white head. Hoppy as all get-out. The first sip completely cleared my sinuses. Every sip after that was even more enjoyable. As it gets warmer, it gets even better. A beer best cherished slowly.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pt 6 oz Bottle. Pours to a cloudy golden color with a thick white head that lingers. Aroma is citrus with a touch of hops and I gathered banana and bubblegum. Taste is medium bitter with a subtle sweet character. Palate is medium body with a smooth texture. Lively carbonation with a nice bitter finish. Overall a awesome beer. Stone time in and time out outdoes itself. Keep em coming.
JesusPooped (40) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off. For $6 this is was a hell of a deal for a bomber. Pour is the clearest and most yellow Stone brew I’ve seen, granted I haven’t tried their pale ale. Nose wasn’t too impressive, almost gives off a pilsner scent. Taste is something I haven’t experience from an IPA. Light but bitter and very resinous and spicy on the palate. Sweet white malts complimented with British yeast and rare hops I haven’t tasted before. Overall great beer, ranges between IPA and IIPA. Stone are definitely the pioneers for IPA’s.
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle into my sam adams pint glass. Pours a straw yellow with a big fluffy white head. Smells earthy and peppery. Suprisingly I dont smell much hops at all. Has a nice spicey and peppery hops flavor. Nice malt backbone but not too strong for and IIPA. Leaves a nice spicy bitter aftertaste.
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle! Sweet earthy aroma that is amazing. Pours a hazy honey color with a large white lumpy head with plenty of lace. Taste is over-the-top hops, just as it should be! Really unique flavor profile that’s hard to break-down. Very spicy. Leaves a hop residue that just lingers forever. Another great year for Stone! Don’t drink if you’re not a hop-head, it just might kill you. Plus that might leave more for me.
tpseabird (29) - Dickinson, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden and hazy. After warming up a bit (my fridge is set around 37), she cleared. Quite a bit of floating particles; last half inch was almost a slurry. The aroma is spicy, earthy and very pleasant. The taste is fantastic! Clean hop bitterness. Great spicy, but clean mouth feel w/little aftertaste. Great beer!
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Hoppy nose, although coupled with interesting aromas of citrus and pear(?). Looks and smells more like a hefe than an IPA... I’m confused. Starts out on the sweet side, with bitterness and hops only creeping in towards the end (contrary to the description). Very strange beer, and certainly delicious in its own way... but not the IPA I was expecting.
NJDevilz69 (28) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden/orange, nice head that fades quickly. Leaves a nice lacing on my glass. Aroma is very pungent and funky. Very vicious mouth feel. Big citrus and fruit essences. Very long finish that seems to linger there for awhile.
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange/yellow color, with a bit of sediment, and a foamy pale head. Aroma of lemongrass and spice. Pungent first taste. Strong hop flavor/bitterness with the slightest touch of malt that the description mentions. Overall another great beer from the guys at Stone.
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
citrus, cloudy, golden, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bitter, medium body,