fiveacestx (918) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - light orange in color with a medium head. Nice citrus hop flavor and extra dry all the way through.
NikkTwist (2555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange pour with white foam that left some sporadic lace. Fuzzy tangerine notes. Tons of flavor! Slight tartness. Apricot fuzz. Peach pits. Crystallized ginger. Peppercorns. Passionfruit. Starfruit. Quince. Apple seeds. Chanterelle mushrooms. Oak planks. Nice deep flavor palate. Juicy amber fruits with a big dry spicy finish. Great stuff!
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sun Devil Liquors I found lurking in the back of the cooler. Clear gold-amber color with a long lasting, foamy white head and decent lacing. Big aroma of pine needles and sap but also some sweet malt mixed in. Pretty nice flavor where the bitterness is not overpowering. You can tell the German ingredients do make a difference compared to the bigger, typical west coast IPA. Very drinkable.
Corrinado711 (80) - - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange /golden color, clear, very thin, fine white head. Aroma hops, bread, light citrus. Taste is mostly hops, bread, sour, acidic with a nice bitter, wet hop finish. Mouthfeel us nice and full. Rare lacing. This ipa has a strong wet hopped character without the usual super bitter finish.
ttutony (831) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy golden color in the glass. Complex hop aroma with floral, slightly spicy, slightly fruity components. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant sweetness. Excellent beer.
jb (2824) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got in Niagara Falls. Dark yellow, a bit of haze, not much head. Meh on the appearance. Nose is dominated by malt, and mild citrus. Taste is very well integrated. Subtle. Surprised by the German hops, these did not taste or smell like I recall. Nice.
Ron (3469) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep golden with a small white head. Has a fresh floral herbal hop nose with citrus and clean biscuity malts. Starts with good citrus fullness and sweet pale malts well-balanced with an assertive piny flavor hop profile and a healthy dose of bitterness. Finishes drier with lingering bitterness. A unique and well-made brew. Thanks for sharing JB.
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Pinkzambia. Slightly hazy golden light orange. Moderate citursy and resiny aromas and flavors. Didn’t taste as big as it claims. A tasty and manageable DIPA
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Gold color with a nice white head and sticky lacing. Basic hoppy earthy aroma with a solid backbone of hop flavors. A worthy beer of praise this is!
J_man (898) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant yet slightly haze golden yellow body with a decent foamy white head. Slight vegetal scent along with a white pepper spicy note. That made me think I was about to get my tongue stung with some kind of crazy hop juice (not that Stone *ever* does that! :). Instead, there was a mildly sweet floral/citrus flavor like honeysuckle! This was followed by a more vegetal, thistle-y, bitter flavor that balanced out the sweetness without clobbering it. Good caramel malt base here, but the hops really shine here. I just looked at the description and it’s no wonder now why this is so different and complex! I have even heard of some of those hops! There’s a good alcohol bite too although it doesn’t seem like 9.5% and I’m guessing all the other things floating around in there take the tongues mind off it. Finishes sweet, semi-dry, floral and bitter. Once again, Stone knocks it out of the park in a crazy unique way. Happy Anniversary!