Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a short lived 2 finger head. Looks more like a wheat beer than anything. Aroma and taste are pretty close. The previously mentioned faint grape soda , herbal,slightly earthy ,dryish slightly bitter finish. Not diggin this one.
Where are the juicy hops hints of pine and thirst quenching finish? $7 down the drain. Not literally but will steer clear of this one. Again this brewer is one I just don’t "get" all the hype about.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours to a strange colored hazy yellow body with a very foamy (big bubbles) white head. The aroma is grassy candied pineapple and orange juice. The taste is extremely bitter grass and some sort of doughy grain. There’s a quite nasty bitter aftertaste that lingers and lingers. This beer is extremely unbalanced and hugely overrated. BLAH!
ansjelaah (851) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken in Brussel in Moeder Lambic. De kleur is helder geel tot lichtgroen. Het rook echt naar zweet en citroen. Verder vond ik erg vies, niet te beschrijven.
ADawg (1) - USA - JUL 15, 2010 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another triumph from stone citrus nose nice malt backbone bitter finish notes of caramel good lacing
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear yellow with a soapy white head. Bitter and slightly sour aroma with dry hope and a mild sweetness. Dry and bitter middle with an unpleasant bitter and plasticy malt taste. Dry and lingering finish. Not a fan.
beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with lots of tan and white chunks floating about. Looks like somebody’s pond water experiment. The chunks stay suspended in the beer throughout and never settle. The aroma thankfully is pleasant despite this beer’s disturbing appearance. There is ample grapefruit with a bit of spiciness to it along with some alcohol vapors. The flavor begins with some malt, but that is quickly overrun by grapefruit pith hops bitterness that is quite assertive and lingers annoyingly on the palate. That combined with some jet-fuel heat from the alcohol make this beer generally an unpleasant experience. Avoid.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draft. cloudy golden wheat body, small bubbled white head. musty cheese and BO nose, honey-tinged, green, raw and vegetal (onion, garlic, canned tomato sauce). similar flavor: musty, cheesy, stinky, almost putrid, with garlic, butter and onion thrown in for good measure. surprisingly soft texture, low sweetness, high bitterness, medium-high acid. but.... disgusting.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
As a long-time Stone fan, I really wanted to like this beer. However, I was deeply disappointed. This is the lightest-colored IIPA I’ve ever seen. Aroma was the best part, mixing bubblegum and spice in an intriguing way. The taste is a disaster, with the bubblegum flavor providing a sickly sweetness and chemical/synthetic essence, blending horribly with the herbal, spicy hops. Weak light malt does not balance the astringent hops. Alcohol is well hidden at least, allowing quick consumption so you can move on to something better. Sorry Stone, it can suck to be a teenager, eh?
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a somewhat transparent dull yellow/orange color, very foamy white head formed and laced very nicely. Aroma of straw, old gym socks that haven’t been washed in a month, and grape Flavor-Aide. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is there but has a lemon twist to it, middle has a sweet yeast taste to it that churns my stomach, finish is dry and not even as acidic as a regular IPA. FAIL. If you guys wanna go and explore- cool- do at and on your own damn time and make a beer worthy of an anniversary next year- not something very experimental and only appeals to a small, and dissident, market of beer lovers.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle served in a tulip glass. I don’t know where to begin on this one. One one hand it almost feels like the first time I had a sour beer and palate was simply not ready. On the other hand I just don’t think it was very good. Started alright, it poured hazy gold with a thin sticky head. Then came the sniff. Smelled oxidized, woody, sweet, medicinal. Not exactly what I think of when the letters I, P, and A come together. The flavor was very similar to that of cheap uncoated aspirin tablets with a stale woody quality to them. It was bitter with a thin and very dry body. Sorry Stone, just not digging this one.