ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First stone IPA I actually really got excited about though most love them. Fantastic, juicy and actually a good body.
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours golden, white head. Nose is floral, minerals, lemon and grass. Taste of grapefruit and zesty lemon. Big bitter finish, nice.
PartyFowle (732) - - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy dandelion-gold with a soapy white cap. The nose on this is absolutely outrageous -- just piles and piles of tangerine, lemon marmalade, funky grass and shortbread. I find it hard to drink anything because I want to keep sniffing all night. Some of the same hop notes -- sugared lemon, grass -- appear in the front of the flavor, while the back has a smack of honey-kissed crackers and citrus pith. The bitterness is fairly low, however, and the finish is much cleaner and subtler than expected. A fantastic easy drinker.
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample at Drink in Boston. Intense hops. Very bitter. Bubbly. Delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Beergeek’s Stone event. A great opportunity to check in with some great West Coast IPAs. Pours slightly hazy Gold with a White head. Aroma is bursting with grapefruit and has a background of pine. Taste has a lot more of that resinous pine. Grapefruit bitter. Delicious. I’d drink it all day long
Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light tan. Mellow hop nose, thin body, bit tinny, and a slight bitter hop note.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, grapefruit, apricot. Bitter hoppy flavour, grapefruit, very fruity. Bitter finish, hops and resin. Nice!
(from 355mL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to this’, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 28 Aug 2015) Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, lemon peel, grainy malt and tropical fruit. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, biscuits and a generous citric bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Fresh and tasty with a generous hop character. Highly drinkable. Nice one.
77ships (6129) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks! to Joes. 355 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Bottled on 28/08/2015. Hazy golden, small white head. Nose is huge fruity hops, onion, pine, nice balance with solid mocha & touch candy malts. Taste is juicy onion, grass, big fruit & onion, good caramel malts & sweet orange blanance. Candy & orange malts. Nice balance. Very nice.
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in LA. Pour hazy straw with white head. Big sharp tropical fruity and passionfruit aroma, flavour is strong citrus hops - grapefruit. Bitter from start to finish. Medium carbonation, body thin. Bitterness is a bit harsh/sharp and malt doesn’t back it up. I guess I’d rather a summer ale style for a session hoppy beer - I’d prefer less bitterness. Decent, but certainly not my favourite Stone.