DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow with a medium sized white fizzy head. Smells malty and hoppy together in a difficult way to explain, kind of like carmalized pine needles. Taste is quite interesting, it starts off sweet and soothing tasting of caramel. It then gives way to a complex bitter aftertaste that is quite unique. Nice beer.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a very hoppy taste, but is not overly bitter at all. Has some sweet fruity undertones with a mild finish. It tastes sort of like a milder version of their IPA...and I find it easier to drink.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a tiny white head that quickly became a ring around the rim of my glass. Smells very hoppy, floral, like grapefruit. Tastes very bitter and tart. It lingers and really masks the other flavors that the beer might have.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great beer starts off like lemony gummy bears and finishes like pine needles.....the alcohol rounds it out and keeps you from pounding this one.....while it is still quite refreshing.........nice
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good ale, piney. However, i prefer the levitation double hopped ale to this. Cant wait to hit stone up this weekend!!
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop heaven, with just enough wheat -- almost (but not quite) too sweet, with a great balance of hoppy bitterness.
They say it isn’t "yeasty", but I taste the yeast. Fortunately, that’s something I like. Brilliant, if you like what Stone usually do.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a very thin white head. A very citrusy aroma with some hints of oak and grass. A piney and citrusy hop flavor, with a slight warming of alcohol. No malt flavor that i could detect. It was like a different tasting IPA, with a rather thin body!
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong bitter hop aroma with grapefruit and apricote undertones. Thick, creamy orange tinged head. Slightly hazy, pale orange body. First few sips are slightly disapointing. A butt load of hop flavor with almost no balance. Other flavors that are trying to fight through the hop bitterness are lemon, orange, floral, a carmel sweetness. It is not watery, butiIf it had just a little more body it would let these masked flavor devolope more in your mouth.
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fruity apricot flavour. slightly thick palate similar to a duvel, caramel scent
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a orangish amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet heavy hops. Medium body with a long bitter finish that warms every so slightly. Great beer.