Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice NW hop aroma emanating from this clear amber brew. The tall, solid dense head does some serious lacing as it dissolves. I’m not getting any wheat out of this well hopped ale, but that’s cool, since wheat ales (excepting hefeweizens) aren’t favorite styles of mine. Basically, this comes across as an aggressive APA, and I like that in a beer.
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badlizard (5536) - 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.
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.
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!
egajdzis (5436) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a lightly lazy, orange golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bubblegum, apples, lemon merengue, vanilla, grassy and floral hops. Taste of wheat, more apple, pear, light alcohol, some spices, and finishing with green, bitter grapefruit hops. Thanks grover!
TheBeerGod (5367) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous amber with a fluffy manilla colored head. Nose is big hops - piney and laden with citrus. Light wheat notes to this and mild sweetness as well. Taste is big hops as well, lots of lemon, lighter pine, wheat, light yeast, chewy malts and a bit of fruit notes - orange, grapefruit and perhaps a bit of sweet, ripe tangerine. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation and lingering hop bitterness. Finishes with a big hop splash and more citrus notes. Lighter pine, more wheat, some lemony tartness, faint yeast notes, and lighter fruitiness. Pretty good!
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This wheat beer/American Strong Ale pours a orange gold color from a 22 oz etched bottle. Large white foamy head, with good long lasting lacing. Aroma is floral and earthy hops, citrus fruit and sweet. A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. Malts are initially bready and there is a hint of banana and clove going on, but it seems to evolve into more of a coriander and tangerine and mint(?) taste as you progress through the taste. Lots of hops, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Crisp and clean and there is some wheat beer character in all those hops. Lively carbonated. I always wondered what a wheat beer from Stone would taste like, (yes I am a total beer geek, thank you!). This is exactly what I was expecting. I like it. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is bitter.
decaturstevo (5264) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An immediate hop aroma. Pours a deep gold with just a tinge of orange and a ncie white fluffy head. A bittersweet taste of caramelly malt and hops. A sweet almost thick palate. A damn fine bitter end that grows.
Sledutah (5216) - Utah, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Graduate
Appearance: Hazy grapefruit color with a small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Grapefruits, spices and malts
Taste: Grapefruits, sweet malts and some spiciness
A nice beer, on the sweet side
radagast83 (5201) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Brickskeller in DC on January 11th, 2008. Pours a clear orange/gold with a thick head. Aroma is a mild hop and malt aroma. Flavor is banana, spices. Slight oxidation (or what I felt may have been) but not enough to be of any real concern to me. Not as good as the 11th, but a solid brew from Stone.