thebsmitty (138) - 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.
pfriesen (113) - 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
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 (113) - 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!
chalicemaster (112) - 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.
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours pale gold in color. Buttery hop aroma. Very unique hop aroma, spicy and bitter. Well done.
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Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden color resembling a lager. Small quickly dissipating head. Sweet malt with aromas from the European hops coming thru. Not too bitter. Alcohol is blended nicely. More grassy hop notes. It's a very good hybrid beer making a double ipa with European hops and malt.
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mfrato (110) - - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of bottle. Pours a very clear golden amber. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is very different. Its an ipa of sorts but just different enough that it makes you do a double take. Good beer nonetheless.
ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Pours a nice golden copper with a solid frothy white head.
Aroma- Hops. Fruit and citrus with floral notes and a touch of pine resin. Very nice indeed.
Taste- Bold hops, tastes of sweet grapefruit and burnt pine resin. Has an almost buttered cracker flavor underneath that eases into a mild bitterness with just a slight alcohol warming on the tongue.
Palate- Meduim bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall- An interesting IPA. Worth a try and looking forward to next years offering.