brokensail (13774) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Candied citrus on the nose. Fairly sweet with some toffee notes, light herbal and pine aromas, and a fairly woody character to it as well. The hop profile on the palate is quite herbal. A bit too sweet for my tastes. Lots of toffee and brown sugar on the tongue. Candied citrus/grapefruit peel, a touch of candied ginger, and a mild bitterness on the back end.
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of lemon and hops, quite nice. Tastes of lemon, citrus, with some rye and pepper undertones. Lemon is not overpowering and the alcohol is masked well. A good IPA.
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vtafro (5090) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Orange copper pour with tab head. Citrus, grassy, and herbal spices fill the aroma. Herbal hoppy, with grassy and earthy finish, less of a citrus tone.
lovemyhops (7) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with foamy white head. Strong aroma of citrus and spice. Initial taste is spicy malt and bitter citrus. Mostly lemon peel that seems to come through more as this beer sits for a few minutes and gets a little warmer. Finish is fairly dry, bitter and spicy. This beer is a little heavier than anticipated, but still has a lot of big flavors going on here. Another solid IPA by Stone.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lemon, lemon, lemon and I love it! Strong lemon aroma from both the hops and the lemon oil. The adjuncts compliment the bittering hops perfectly. This is their most impressive annivesary release by far!
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Bottle. Tropical fruit, caramel, grass hop scent. Burnt orange pour with a solid white head to ring. Medium bodied, light syrupy feel. Lemon, kind of like the white center of a Lemonhead candy, tropical fruit fronted taste with bitter hop and a little peppery spice on the finish. Delicious.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear amber color with thick off white top. Scent is big citrus, floral, pepper and herbs. Taste is lemon, herbal, pepper and some rye. 10%? Dangerous :))
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is clear copper with a hoppy aroma with considerable lemon. Taste is super smooth, bitter, with the lemon kick. The high ABV is well hidden. Another great brew from Stone.
JulienHuxley (4448) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty perfect pour, clear dark copper with creamy white foam. Aroma is really potent, lots of lemon peel, really citrusy hops, spicy, a bit of black pepper. Taste is pretty aggressive and bitter, still conserves a nice spiciness though, and the maltiness is balanced. Palate is heavy, so is carbonation, just generally a big beer.
Tmoney99 (12247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy earthy hop and toasted rye aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer.