UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear deep golden hue w/ large lasting creamy head. Moderate bready malt and floral aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are straw and lasting piney hop. Medium bodied.
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brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Friday night (Pre-Atlanta Cask Ale tasting) RB gathering at Twains 2006. Hooray! For KP! The bringer of this brew (thought Iíd never have a chance to try it). Pours orange and clear. Initial aroma greats you with hints of oxidation but as you push through you get sticky sweet orange malt and some pine hints (mostly diminished). Again, in the flavor, you can sense some cardboard but dryish hops still linger supported by alcohol notes and big booming malty goodness. Medium body and dryish finish (still some hops there). Well beyond its prime Iím sure, but still a great one to have tried.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Friday Night Tasting. 3 L bottle. Hazy goldne amber colour. Caramel and fruity aroma, well melded from aging. Caramel, lightly spicy, plus a piny and grapefruit bitter finish. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel. Iíll join the others who said they would have loved to try this fresh.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa golden hue with a small, slight off-white head. Aroams of whiskey and stale hops. Flavors of the same with a decent bitterness, yet isnít the beer I was hoping for. Thanks chris..
Thisis12ptfont (1114) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of fresh mango, apricot, stonefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, caramel, pines and bitter hops. Pours a gorgeous golden appearance with an almost non existent white foam. Taste brings incredibly fresh notes of tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, apricot, butterscotch, pineapple, candied caramel and guava upfront. Mellow to moderate bitterness rolls in alongside a sturdy malt base which offers grain malt, caramel, cracker and malt syrup notes. Finishes pleasantly refreshing with residual tropical fruit, tangerine, apricot, stonefruit and a slight metallic maltiness.. Overall, this is such a beautiful combination of hops in harmony with intensely refreshing fruit and citrus. A+ rating.
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fill from brewery in Escondido. POURS a clear sunset-amber hue with a finger and a half of white foam. AROMA of resiny hops, pine, floral hops, grapefruit and orange, honey, and a little bit of booze (rare in Stone beers). FLAVOR of pine resin, grapefruit rind, and not a whole lot else. Really quite bitter but with some balancing semi-sweet malt slowly emerging near the end. This must have been a quite a bracing brew 15 years ago when the term "double IPA" was only coming into being, but not all that impressive these days. Reminiscent of the pine/grapefruit onslaught of American hops that I remember so strongly when I first got into craft beer about 8 years ago...I certainly appreciate the less heavy-handed and more nuanced approach these days and the "newer" hops that allow for this. Still happy for Stone to bring this back as a historical marker from before I drank craft beer. (131, 1041)
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cleveland locals 2-26-05. Golden orange color with a dusty hop nose. Bottle was a few years old. Lost some of the bitterness but still tasty. Thanks Zekenhoe.
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark copper, with mid-sized head. Aroma is floral, with hops and citrus elements. Flavor is very hoppy--bitter, with some citrus and pine flavors. This is a good íun.
beerplace (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is resin, peniey hops, some slight veggie notes. Taste is pretty the same with medium sweetness and piney bitterness levels. Good one.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG í05 - a cloudy orange color with a white soapy head. some citrus and pine hops in the aroma, which is pretty much what the flavor profile was as well, but added a base of sweet malts to counter some of the hop bitterness. you could taste that this was a couple years old, and was probably alot better in its prime, based on how good it still was now.