cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First, a tasty beer. Since it has no real category, I can’t really take points off for that I suppose...
The wheat aspect of it is hidden, so it comes across as a hoppy pale ale. Very delicious, but what is wheaty about it? It compares to Gumball Head in every way. The hop flavors are different, but otherwise it is a hoppy American wheat beer. Not yeasty, but hoppy.
Fatalstrike (129) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has been a couple years since I have last had this so I am going off memory. Aroma is full of funky wheaty goodness. Pours a clear gold/orange with a nice lasting foam. Flavor is tart with a nice hop presence bringing it all together. One of the best wheat beers I have ever had. Made a journey to the brewery whenever I saw this on the growler list. Hope to see this brewed again.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m going to have to pick up the 8th and 7th, because this stuff is damn good.
jackamackson (127) - USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange/amber pour, big head, which disappeared sorta quickly. hoppy sweet aroma. flavor is very sweet and malty, but with a good floral hop flavor to give it some bite. a lot like an IPA.
chargerfanjess (119) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Call this an American wheat with IPA tendancies along with a Belgian Strong twist. Clearly out side the box, which is what Stone is all about and what I enjoy.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber red color with a small quickly diminishing white head. there is plenty of lacing. Aroma has plenty of hops and is a little musky yet sweet. Flavor is very balancd. There is some initial bitterness, followed by sweetness. The beer finishes long and slightly bitter. A very nice beer!
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very IPA in feel. Aroma has that grapefruit hint and the appearance was orange with a white head. Flavor seemed a touch bitter but finished well with some fruit and hop feel. Seemed to get by the palate quickly but felt full. Overall a descent brew but not the best Stone is known for.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangish color. Grapefruit and hops in aroma. Flavor resembles somewhat an ipa with wheat and more fruity notes to it. Pretty good but just came across slightly wierd somehow.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle poured a murky pale orange color with a foamy white head. Strong citrus scent in the aroma with some sweet malt notes. The flavor is initially hoppy and bitter. Mild malt flavor with hints of spices and pepper. Nice dry and tart finish. A very good wheat beer.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color and makes a dense offwhite head. Aroma is loaded up with pine, backed up with some sweetness. Flavor opens with some bitterness, but is full of apricots, bubble gum and pear, with a spicy alcoholic bite in the end. Medium body, sticky sweetness coating on the palate with a sticky finish. Carbonation is peppery, yet smooth. I smell this and think west coast IPA, but the flavor takes me into a completely different direction. Don’t get me wrong, it is hoppy, but the other flavors are welcome and new. I like it.