wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours clear orange with a medium white foamy head. Nose is hops, citrus, spice. Flavor is citrus, hops, malt, spice. Medium mouthfeel and a pretty bitter finish, fitting for a Stone beer. I liked this as much or better than the Enjoy By beers.
DMLINAZ (236) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor is earthy hops, pine, resin, slight floral notes. Enjoyed 22 ounce bomber and decided not to share it with anyone. ;-)
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper with frothy white head. Aroma is
bread, caramel, but mostly floral and citrus hops. Taste is very bitter. Texture is oily. Great IPA by stone.
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop-head’s dream. Sticky icky pine, resin, grapefruit, sour mash. So long, so bitter. Kind of a Symphony No.9 of hops. And in some cases those hops are so woody and dark as to substitute out for the pils malt entirely. A big risk in a beer that really pays.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear pale orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and minty spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and spice. The finish is moderately bitter with a zesty citrus and spicy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a decent head and interesting aromas. I’m so used to American hops blasting their way into my sinuses and across my palate in IPAs that this one took me by surprise. It has a little bit of an orange and grass odor, but it’s kinda subtle. Flavor is much more interesting, though, with a little bit of honey bun sweetness, some orange blossom and a little grass and resin. I would definitely say that I prefer the American hop profile to this, but it is definitely interesting. Something doesn’t quite work here, and it comes across as a little bit landfill-like at times. That flavor is a very ephemeral one that I can barely detect at times, but at others it seems a little more dominant. Other times it is completely absent and I find myself enjoying the sip. It’s an odd beer, but definitely worth a try.
artmcd8 (1073) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Common Market. Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Aroma of resinous hops and a slight bit of grape. Taste is subtly bitter but even across the palate.
deekyn (849) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a clear and smooth golden orange with a finger of off-white head. S- aromas of pungent orange blossom, grapefruit, flower petals, honey, bready malts, fresh cut grass, and wet pine needles. M- a medium palate that is somewhat creamy with a tacky end. Body is also medium with a decent carbonation. T- resin and citrus hops to start. Lemon and grapefruit. Bread malts and a powerful orange juice come in next. Faint peppery spice as well. Some dry and bitter herbal, earthy and grapefruit notes in the end. Mild soap and slightly vegetal as well.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured amber-golden/orange with a moderate forming off-white head. Nice retention. Hops on the nose that came off earthy, herbal, and vegetal like. Hops offered a nice spice here, somewhat resinous but mostly vegetal and earthy. Not floral and perfumy. Some bitterness and bread-like malt tones and some sweetness considering the high abv. Wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one, but I’d buy it again.
TomF (5) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unusual beer. Appearance is more like a pilsner, bright and bubbly. Hops are subdued on the nose, alcohol very well hidden in taste. I really enjoyed it!
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