blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size white head. Nice lacing. Very nice aroma of citrus and piney hops with some malt backing it up. The flavour follows the aroma and is quite tasty I must say. Medium bodied and creamy. Not as awesome as some of Stone’s other beers but still very good.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled and enjoyed in my Stone RIS snifter:
Poures a glowing amber hue with a nice off-white creamy head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of fresh juicy hops with lots of fruity esters and notes of pine and white pepper. Also detected some sugary and grainy/wheaty vapors as well. The taste is 1) sweeter than expected, really comes off more Belgian Strong with this characteristic and 2) hoppy yet not over-the-top to balance out slightly the massive sweetness. Some wheat nature does show more towards the finish but is quickly beat down by a peppery and bitter hammer. This is like Gumballhead on roids and not near as refreshing. The feel is aggressive yet softens as you drink it, too metallic for the style aimed at. All told, a solid brew I will drink again (like I have a choice after buying six of them).
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks dj daniel! .. . pours a murky tan amber .. mild head, lacing .. . showing its age a bit, some wood, resin, and wet husks .. . light mouth .. an alright beer .. . . that’s not a knife.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Oldish hoppy aroma with some toffee sweet malts and herbal notes. the flavor has older herbal-ish hoppy notes and some lighty sweet toffee-like malts. Decent. I bet this was really good fresh.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First was the intense malt in your face. It was extremely sweet smelling, fruity, earthy. Some what like apple juice. Small amount of bitterness initially. Aroma was a pale translucent golden with a ton of yeast in the bottom. The beer was intensely sweet and earthy. As it warmed it got alot more hoppy, which was a nice surprise. Obviously this beer was a little older, as the bottle was labeled September of 2005, so I assume it was sweet due to the aging, but this was a real good beer.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Caramel and cirus aroma. Bread-like taste transitioning to caramel sweetness and finishing with a dry slightly bitter roastiness.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - 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
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by BrianK in 2009. Pours a golden orange body with a white lacing. Very hop assertive with pine, resins, and hints of grapefruit. Wheaty with note of coriander and lightly earthy. Thin alcohol. Odd beer not bad.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Kramer. Man, I wish I had a gallon of this, it is still so damn good. What was this like fresh! Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white foamy head. The aroma is strong fruity hops and dusty caramel. The flavor is well-balanced by age- like a barley wine-; sweet fruity hops, dry musty rich caramel hops. Sweet and very, very drinkable. Almost dry yet fruity and delicious. A full creamy mouthfeel. I dig this.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, lots of lacing, puffy head. Nose of fragrant hops and lots of creamy malts, some funky hop notes. The flavor is smooth, balanced, a bit much bitterness and, uh, "californianess" to it. Decent body and mouthfeel though. Good!