mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the pour is an almost clear bright golden color. Tight white foam. Hoppy aromas comprised of citrus, herbs, resin, and pine dominate. Hints of bread and cereal. Favor is intense hoppiness up front with a malty backbone to balance the bitterness. Herbal, floral, citrusy flavors explode forward with toasty malt flavors playing the support role. Clean flavors. As someone who prefers American hops, i am a fan of this beer. Well balanced and easy drinking.
Scrapersnbeer (1254) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey and starch, pissy citrus hops aromas. Cloudy yellow color. This beer has a rather straightforward bitterness across the board, although the finish is a softer mellow malt. As such I didn’t find it nearly as astringent as many of Stone’s other big ales.There isn’t any lasting ill effects on the palate...the stomach however...If you are looking for a high toned but light bodied and balanced IPA, this is a fine one.
Nikiel (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a beautiful gold with white foam. Smells crisp, sweet, spicy and slightly citrusy. Surprisingly full bodied. Tastes sweet, lemony, piney and more balanced than I’d expect from Stone.
pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $5.99 Very good!
BoBoChamp (4695) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to pbrack11!, very complex bitter brew, floral/bitter and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops & Pies last August. Listed at 8.8%. Pours an amber with moderate head and lace. Aroma of straw hops and moderate malts. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter roots, tropical fruit rind, floral hops, chalk, dandelion, white grapefruit rind. Overall different and a bit challenging.
cfrancis (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a moderate white pillow head. Aroma is citrus hops and light cereal malt. Taste is big citrus hop bitterness. So uncommon for german hops but I would expect nothing less from Stone.
Barreras (750) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a grapefruit citrus aroma. Taste is of bitter malt that you would expect from an IPA. Its a clean bitter taste that lingers on the palate just to remind you of the German hops. Another good beer from Stone.
ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink straight from the bottle hobo style. Raw honey, catty german hops, and plenty of balanced malt. Major kick on the back end.
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice hop texture, light grapefruit notes with some nice grassy textures as well. Appearance is a golden color with the slightest tinge of amber a white head that diminishes into a soapy film. Taste has got a nice intermingling hop notes with not a really big malt influence. Palate has got medium mouth feel with a nice hop note that lingers on into the after taste. Overall, I like it. Not the best Imperial IPA that I’ve had but pretty good. Cheer!
jsmerig (1035) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a light tan head and good lacing. Aroma of honey. Taste is honey sweet with a caramel note followed by a stiff bitterness that warmly balances the flavor.
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