bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate yellowish beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, florals, and a hint of pine. Flavor of breadiness and citrus. Bitter finish.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Healthy off-white head atop a lightly hazed golden body. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, grapefruit, some pine. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, grapefruit, orange. Medium body, some resin. Alcohol noticeable without being off-putting. A hop-bomb wheat -- I wonder what the IBUs are?
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 750 ml bottle-pours a white head with clear gold color. Aroma is hops. Taste is a too sharp/biting hops, creamy.
rerate-Taste is rich, hoppy this time.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Liquid Solutions
pours opaque orange with a nice fine white head, sweet citrus aroma, light body, big bitter hop flavor on a slightly sweet malt base, sweet, tart, fruity, bitter, repeat, lots of fruity malt character, nice bitter finish that becomes a bit astrengent, after warming it starts to balance out a bit but still a wide gap between the bitter hops and light malt
sweetness comes on stronger, almost cloying at first but settles down
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
bhensonb (10185) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Graduate in Davis, CA. Pours opaque honey amber with an off-white head. Smooth fruity aroma. Full bodied with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is lighter stone fruit and something like honey toffee. There is lurking bitter. A very different, exotic flavor. Finishes towards light toffee. Amazing brew. Too drinkable by far.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Churchkey. Bright pine aroma and taste, well balanced bitterness. Quite the nice brew.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Dark amber color with medium creamy head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate citrus and hop aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Full citrus, malt spice flavor with a sharp finish. Good brew that was a good change of pace for Stone.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a thin white head.
S: The nose is sweet with caramel, mild grapefruit, and orange aromas along with some toffee and bready malt. The signature of a once hoppy beer...
T: The flavor has retained some of the signature Stone hop bitterness, but it is somewhat tame. The malt is now the primary flavor component, giving the beer a sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor.
M: The body is on the full side of medium with a light-to-moderate carbonation and a touch of lingering bitterness.
D: Obviously well past its prime, but still some good flavors going on here. I would have loved to try it fresh.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from trade with BBB63 - Thanks. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense beige ehad. Sweet and caramelly aroma. Herbal and flowery notes and some citric pine. Flavour is herbal and sweet, almost soapy. Quite mild and mellow, but still with a very nice hopbite. Quite impressive a year after release. Some caramelly notes. Full bodied. Light bitter end, and a light alcoholbite as well. Very good one in my book, but Stone usually pleases my palate. Happy to have one more in the fridge, thanks to Sammy.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange-copper with a medium foamy off-white to yellow head and some lined lacing. Citrus rind, pine hop aroma with background malts. Slightly bitter citrus hop that transcends into a heavy bitter, acidic hop flavor that overpowers all other flavors. Medium bodied, fizzy and lively carbonation.