goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to KP for this treat. Been fridged the whole time. Poured a clear golden amber color. Hoppy aroma was earthy and citrusy. With a fair amount of toffee. Caramel malty flavor. Malt had that "aged"/oxidized presence. But not real distracting. Still had a good amount of hop flavor running through. Light bitterness on the finish. Held up very well. Damn happy to have tried it and not disappointed.
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the 3 litre bottle at the 2005 RBSG. Murky orange with big foamy head. Nose of old hops. Flavors of oxidized beer and dried fruit, with the citrus nature of the hops still identifiable. The hops are showing their age, and add my name to the chorus that say if you still have one of these, it isn’t getting any better.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 [bottle - 22 oz] Dark orange pour with not much of a head or carbonation. Aroma is dry hops and some sour notes. I was beginning to think this bad boy had turned on me. After tasting it, I realize that it had. The flavor was not awful but it was a little off. Sour and dry hops with some citrus and a very grassy finish. I wish I would’ve drank it earlier, and I can’t in good conscience give it a low rating, although it tasted similar to the Ruination.
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bitter Creek. Very smooth for a double, light bodied. In resinous aroma. Back in the day this was probably a nitching DIpA, but mild by today’s standards.
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 9/24/16 Stone Anniversary 4pk (Binny’s-Plainfield)-42° In Shaker-Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with citrus and more malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not as hoppy as their later offering but still darn tasty. Thanks for re-releasing.
IndianaRed (3802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap at BitterCreek, Boise Clear deep golden/orange Full and lasting off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Light toasted malts Muted hoppiness. Faded from age or just not so bright and fresh as I was hoping. Chemically and bitter at the end and just not so pleasant.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft, smooth, and INTENSELY hopped... makes the eyes water. Piney, grassy, and earthy. Malt is not as discernible. High alcohol is hidden pretty well behind the hops. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but not as bitter as one would think with such a hoppy beer; that’s probably because a lot of the hop flavors/aromas come from the dry hopping (which doesn’t impart much bitterness, if any at all).
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a cloudy amber. The aroma is full of dried apricots and a slight pine from the hops. It’s a touch grainy. The malt drops out quickly but bitterness lingers nicely.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color, thin white head with fair lacing. Green hops aroma with biscuity malt, very perfumy. Flavor of green hops, spices, malt and caramel. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3458) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kp for bringing this gem from his cellar! I expected to search for this one for several more years.
Pours a medium orange color with a decent head and enough body in this 4 year old IPA to lace a bit.
Muted hop aroma as would be expected, allowing the malt to come through. Earthy malt flavor with some hints of pine.
Nice, deeply bitter dry finish, that can only make me imagine what this was like in it’s prime.