anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy biter finish.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st September 2013
Bottle share at the Rainbow IPA mini event at the King William IV. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Pretty much a clear amber beer. Good fluffy white head. Softish palate, a little dry.Good fine carbonation. Lactose malt, some cream. Ripe orange. Whisper of smoke. The German character is noticeable in the finish with noble hop bitterness.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone 17th anniversary party. A clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head. Pine cones, citrus peel and a faint touch of pale malts and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation and some warmth. Quite bitter flavor, with a light malty background. Pine cones, citrus peel. Long, warm and bitter finish. Sure pleasant. 130816
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw/grapefruit, some orange rind, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grapefruit rind, light grass. Medium-full body, some resin.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold/orange with a creamy near beige head. Aroma is fresh fruit - not citrus. Med body or better. It’s very hoppy. It has a grassy spice bite. Nice caramel background. It gets grassier. Then a little sugar/fruit pops out for a bit. Maybe it’s just fruit. It’s really finishing grassy dry. Blind taste, I’m sure I’d have called out Imperial Pilsner and said it needed more hop. Tho it has a lot of hop, I’m sure there is never enough.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear golden color, fluffy whitebhead. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is similar. Decent enough.
Tmoney99 (9976) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus, earthy and floral hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex change of pace standout beer.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Golden orange pour with a white head. Light butter on the nose. Orange, Fruity Pebbles, and pineapple. Light pine, booze, and grass. The flavor is decently fruity. Some orange and grapefruit, light pineapple, and some pine bitterness. Malt sweetness, grass, and minimal butter.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Pre-Zwanze tasting - London. Thanks to Bruce! Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. The nose has some floral hops, melon and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with booze, grass, herbs, pine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Deep resinous finish, more herbal hops, pine, mellow alcohol. Pretty nice.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and herbal hops with melon esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light malt, spicy alcohol, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body and carbonation.