thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with a medium white head. Sweet and fruity notes. Bitter with malt and lots of hops. Medium to full body with a dry finish.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Winter Storm 2. A very nice variation and surely the most turbocharged white I have ever had. Tart orange outlines a very sharp and lasting wheat and flour flavor. Wish I could have again.
dmac (4735) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from adrian910ss, thanks Adrian. Pours a hazy orange with a large super foamy head that leaves tons of lacing. Sweet aroma with notes of fruit..apricot, perhaps a little bit of peach, pineapple, and some doughy malts. Not really getting the wheat in this one. Medium bodied with a ton of drinkability and a slightly bitter finish. Flavor is starting to fade a bit with a slight bit of soapiness in the initail flavor that gives way to bitter hops and perhaps a touch of grain. Well it’s easy to say that the 9 is holding on longer then the 10 since I have had both of them within about a week of each other.
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber with a thin head. Smells caramel sweet with a touch of spices. Smooth med.body. Taste mjrrors the smell with a hoppy bitterness to finish. 61006
jsquire (3755) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a frothy off white head. Nose reminds me of tangerine peel and caramel. There is the patina of oxidation in this beer, but it carries it well. Sweet caramel, lots of orange juice, some peach and apricot, and still a strong grapefruit rind in the finish. The alcohol is more prominent than I would have expected from a 7.8% beer. This is still a nice strong ale and should still have a couple of years left in it. Thanks to Kramer17801 for hooking me up with this retired beer.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone’s 2008 Winter Storm. Mild hoppy aroma. Yellow amber color. Little bitterness. Some oxidation. Decent.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2.5 years old now. This was one of the first limited release beers I ever saw in stores -- I started drinking good beer right around when it came out -- but at the time it was too expensive for me. It was gone soon after, but luckily I got one as an extra in a trade (sorry, can’t remember who!) so I finally get to try this beer.
I probably wouldn’t have been too crazy about it fresh, but it’s aged very nicely. Old, peanut-butter hops aroma, loosely sweet and chalky. Pours with a beautiful head. Bitterness is all but gone in the flavor, only touching at the finish, with a syrupy hop flavor and strong backing body. Like an amber without the deluge of crystal. Chewy and perfectly carbonated.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Brickskeller in DC on January 11th, 2008. Pours a clear orange/gold with a thick head. Aroma is a mild hop and malt aroma. Flavor is banana, spices. Slight oxidation (or what I felt may have been) but not enough to be of any real concern to me. Not as good as the 11th, but a solid brew from Stone.
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange coloured body with a super-thin white head..not looking too great! Aroma of hops, strong alcohol, bitter wheat and little else - way too alcoholic. Full-bodied; Sweet taste up front with apricots, peaches, apples and some fresh hops thrown in. Strong bitter malt and caramel lingers further behind - a bit too much. Overall, a decent beer, but too over the top for the style. Worth trying once and only once. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 26-September-2005.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Bottle from crown liquors 15 in fishers, in. Just about clear gold with thick pillow esque head thick lacing. Funky hop aroma with similar taste with a bitter finish. This beer held up extremely well. has a doughy finish almost chewy.