MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(3 years old): Bustling grapefruits diversifying the hearty and traditional malt cookie dough...Crunchy oranges illuminating a few alcohol rivulets quietly passing by...Mindbogglingly tasty with a piece of St-Eusèbe (Québécois semi-hard rind cheese), this talented actor possesses a range of emotions which is really a pleasure to witness...
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a big rocky lacey head. Aroma bursting with chocolate chip cookies, apples, pears, and of course hops. Body is very robust and caramel malty. Great sweet and bitter balance finishes sticky, bitter and dry with some grainy off-flavors. Hides it alcohol well. Good complexity. Everything was great except for the finish, but that could be a result of it not aging as well.
Ernest (7115) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is
hazy light amber, dense tiny particles. Aroma is moderately hoppy (pine,
resin, grapefruit, flowers), lightly malty (cookie, caramel), with a
note of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic,
moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily
bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation,
moderately alcoholic, lightly astringent. Not much different from any
other Stone IPA, pretty much the same cookie cutter characteristics
here...sure it's fairly well made, but how many do we really need?
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours neat top, cloudy, orange copper in colour. Aroma of butter due of age and good set of hops. Neat hoppy ale, medium bodied. I wish Stone Brewing brew new batch of this decent ale.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undated notes: Pours copper/orange with a thin white head. Smells of sweet citrus and peppery. Tastes peppery and sweet with an earthy finish.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-conditioned, cloudy amber. More head than basically any Stone I’ve encountered. A living proof of the sillyness of some top microbreweries to stop bottle-conditioning their double IPAs... Huge fruity aroma explodes with orange and citrusy flavors, dried apricots. Big malt bill here, almost vinous and slightly earthy. Taste displays a more pleasant than usual for the type citric acidity. It indeed IS vinous, and quite tart at that. Pineapple, grapefruit and melon flavors. Soft yet powerful hop profile marries the sweet malt with class. Long aftertaste has a pleasant alcohol backbone in it. In terms of mouthfeel, I assume it has lost some, but the carbonation is still more than adequate while the body remains medium in size.
egajdzis (5860) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy orange color with a very small head that diminished quickly and left a few bubbles on the top but it didn’t leave any lacing. Malty sweet (caramel), and light hop aroma. Malty taste up front, could be slightly oxidized, and it finishes with a bitter citrus hop taste. Possibly slightly past it’s prime, yet still packs a nice bitterness which I had been looking for. Thanks Marc!
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Hoppy. A little ’big’ tasting, so it isn’t as quenching as a lot of other IPA’s. Great Flavor, though.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Stone Winter Storm. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Cereal and caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel. citrus, cereal, and yeasty taste.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours an orange body with a thin white lacing. Mil due, oxidation, cardboard, raisin and caramel with a note of pine.