Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a BIG, long lasting white head. Aromas of citrus and honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of tangerines, satsuma oranges, and a hint of honey with a bitter finish. Not to bad for a stone beer.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Pine, orange blossom honey and white pepper nose. Beautifully unbalanced flavor. Bitter with big time grapefruit rind. Medium to full-bodied and bone dry with lively carbonation. Along the lines of Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye or Smuttynose’s Big A IPA. A new style perhaps… Extreme Wheat? Very nice offering from Stone.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium to deep golden color with a large sized off white head. Lots of small particles with nice lacing left on the glass. Aromas of strong pine, light peppery spice, and citrus. Tastes of oranges, pine, light spices and some caramel sweetness. Medium alcohol taste in the finish. Aroma reminded me of an IPA although the taste was more balanced than the straight forward hop aromas.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Very glad to have tried this. Amber pour, medium mosty white head. I smell some yeast, fruit, and some juicy hops. Flavor is very smooth with a good balance of malts and hops. Wheat makes this creamy and nice. Good beer.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Orange beer, thick yellow head. Creamy and sticky lacing. Beautiful tropical fruit and pine resin hops. Spicy and slightly orange as well. Great hop bill. Some light soft wheaty aroma underneath the assertive tropical/spicy hops. Flavour delivers the goods. Big bright tropical hops, strong citrus and a bit of pine. Soft creamy texture. Wheaty spice mingles with the spicy hops in the finish. Bitterness is present but surprisingly restrained. Lingering orange/tangerine flavour. The hops work well with all of the wheat in here producing a very tasty and original brew. Nice work.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice great head, mini-lace. Grapefruit aroma, pleasant. Easy drink, had this mellowed. Don’t feel the wheat, maybe a bit from a moderate hazy. head and lace to the end. Tropical and other fruit.Strong beer but double IPA. Medium mouthfeel;. Thanks Dr. Jay.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Immy’s Backyard Gathering. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Herbal, floral hop aroma with toffee and citrus notes. Taste of toffee, caramel and citrus. Full bodied.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clearish golden body with hardly any head. Aroma is a bit of hops and a little bit of wheat. Taste is of ripe peaches and light hops, and possibly some mint. Lightly fizzy on the mouth and a bit on the dry side of things.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Smells full of fruity sugars and light pine, over sweet pineapple and some mango as well. Very interesting aroma, sharp sweet sugary hops that resemble a gummy-bear scent, along with either a honey or a slight coriander aroma. These hops are goooooood.... overly sweet yes, but still delicious. Frothy, sweet, fresh tasting pine and some fruity clove flavors. Frothy and crisp.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Alewife Baltimore. Poured a slight hazy gold/yellow with a rocky, thick, off-white head. Very good retention and webby lace. Aroma of candy corn, butterscotch. Taste is sweet, older hops, butterscotch candies, just a little past its prime. Wish I was 21 when this came out fresh in San Diego.