NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Bottle from Binny’s on Marcey. Pours a mostly clear pale copper with lasting sticky white head. Nose is all EKG, sweet and orangey. Distinctly English, which is what I’d expect. Taste is a bit too sweet with grapey notes (likely from the Boadicea hops) and again throws the fact that I don’t care for EKG back at me. Meh.
AndyReynolds (906) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aroma is odd for an ipa, even an english ipa. I pick up sweet malts, noble hops, and spices. Notes of mint and pine stand out. Palate is smooth. Flavor brings out cheese? Something is off.... I am a little dissappointed compared to last year.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy straw colored pour with a small off-white head. The aroma is faint hops, plenty of yeast, but nothing special. The mouthfeel is full for the style, and nicely carbonated. The taste is nutty, and light malt up front. After that, the hops kick in for sure. The bitterness hits you in the back of your mouth. It’s a definite earthy hop profile that lingers in your mouth for quite some time. Imperial ESB? As this warms, I get more spice, especially coriander out of the aroma and flavor. Not a big fan, really.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells and tastes like rotten cheese and fermented onions ... maybe a hint of humus. There are some hops also... but just plain awkward... enough said.
SSSteve (3808) - - JUL 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. hazy light gold under a large, fluffy, white head. i hate to say it but this smells bad...sweaty socks, mildew aroma. mildewy flavor with herbal/hoppy/citrus and tropical fruit. medium body. the aroma is killing me. weird stuff, i dunno.
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, 06/2010, light clear yellow golden with tall milkshake foam, aroma of lemon pledge, medicinal metallic flavors of citrus and sour milk
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
200th rating for this beer and it won’t be as high as the others. 22 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with an initially large eggshell white head that fades. Stinky aroma of pine hops, sour milk, sweaty socks, grass, straw, and pale English malts. Flavor isn’t as bad, with a ton of malty sweetness, piney hops, straw, and grass. Overly sweet, and finishes bitter. Medium-bodied, with light carbonation. This seems like a misfire to me, and easily the worst Stone beer I’ve ever tried.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at R&H NY
Aroma rather muted for style with alcohol sowing trough, bitterness with malts.6-
Appearance hazed amber-gold with fine carbonation. Fine mid – light top, decent lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Malty body covered in fruity0leafy bitterness, tartness on walls. Mid is lip-smacking brutal bitterness. Finish reminds me of bitter vodka from Poland. Mellower with time with herbal-bitter finish. Still quiet unbalanced.
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a cloudy yellow color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains spices, lemons, grass (not mary jane just lawn grass) and some barnyard funk oddly similar to a saison. The flavor is full of lemons and grass. Very yeasty this one is! This one fights between being extremely sour and bitter with an odd plastic finish. I fear this one is in the Belgian IPA mold which I am not a fan of the style. Overall this kind of sucks.
Captain_Cab (10) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
medium bitterness, not overly impressed with this ipa. I usually want a face full of hops but was disappointed with aroma and taste.