BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange/yellow with soapy, filmy head. Hop profile is interesting, spicy and very dry and bitter. Not your usual stone IPA, but I’m impressed. Not just a west coast hop brewer.
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden yellow with small white head. Smell is very floral, earthy hops, orange peel. Taste follows with almost a old grapefruit notes, grassy, lemon notes. Tasty!
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.
mrhopsbeertalk (122) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Generally a lover of all things Stone, I found this to be undrinkable. To my palate it tastes of phenols, bandaids, and Jägermeister.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lingering off-white head on hazy golden orange. Big, bright lemon and orange rind nose. Sweet hops on the tongue with smooth bitterness. More citrus zest. Crisp, dry finish. Solid beer. Another proper Stone offering.
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours an ultra clear polished gold with a one finger bright white head. That pour is CLEAN. The nose is very clean and very hoppy, featuring loads of German hops. It smells like a super hopped pils. It drinks like one too. It’s light in body and drinks über crisp. The hop level is perfect. Stone did a great job showcasing German hops. I’m a German pils fan and this beer was spectacular. The 9.5% was well restrained as well. This is the best Stone Anny since the 12th. Pick it up while its fresh!
jstonerock24 (111) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange color. Very rich flavor with German hops that aren’t noticeable. Too much malt and not enough good hop flavors. Normally I am a fan of Stone brews but this one did not hit the mark.
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex, varying from grassy to fruity, piney to tea. Golden with fine lacing, no noticable alcohol
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, but underwhelming. A definitely unusual hop presence gives off a strong liquorice tone and a surprisingly mellow bitterness on the finish. I like that it’s a strong IPA that isn’t an all out assault, but the overall flavor is somewhat one-dimensional. I’d certainly have it again, but it’s nothing too special.
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent head. Light golden. Balanced. Earthy hops, some pine, biscuity malt, slightly creamy. Fairly long earthy bitterness on the finish. Pretty good for what it is...