veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden tan with a haze and Nice white head. Floral smell. no taste of anything other than hops and overly bitter finish
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed March 23, 2014.
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy gold color. The head is a finger high, and eggshell in shade. Retention is mediocre, while only a small film of lacing is left behind.
S: Lots of hop action going on here. Onions, mango, papaya, cat pee, grapefruit, pine, and even some herbaceous tones here and there. Even some damn garlic - and you know what? I donít mind. Malts...well, they donít get in the way, letís leave it at that. This is stanky in all the ways I like an IPA to be.
T: It starts off with a lot of onion-y flavor, with just a light amount of fruitiness. Thereís a surprising amount of sugar cookie in the middle. Iím kind of sad that this isnít loaded with awesome tropical fruit flavors, just some onion and piny bitterness. However, this isnít so overly bitter as to kill this beer - the malt bill is quite prevalent here. Iíd even suggest itís the least bitter of Stoneís IPAs. Not very complex, though.
M: This is substantial for a 4.5% IPA, and thatís good. However, itís just not as drinkable as Iíd like from the aforementioned style. Itís nicely carbonated, but not very dry finishing.
O: If the idea of this beer was to create a small IPA that drank like a bigger one, then mission friggení accomplished. While this is a solid beer, Iíd rather pick up Stoneís regular IPA - itís more interesting flavor-wise and priced the same. Worth trying anyways.
Kavu (3812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,15l on tap @ Stone Berlin (brewed in Escondido). Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts and tropical fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Good stuff.
llkc (1362) - Śrhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft: citrus lime frugtig frisk appelsin
smag: citrus lime frisk appelsin
Camons (9613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruitpeel. Flavor is rather bitter, light malt, grass, fruit, citrus, lemonpeel, grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 250516
saxo (16185) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, grass and malt. Nice fruity finish.
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Clear pale golden with a large offwhite too. Aroma of tropical fruits with some pine, resin, grass and caramel. Taste is grassy hops, modeate bitter. Some pine and resin too. Well balanced. Lingering bitter finish. Dry. Quite drinkable but very bitter.
Hanoi (785) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is pine, citrus, lemon, herbal, light pine. Taste is lemon, citrus, grapefruit and hint of lime, light citrus and pine bitterness, with a pleasing medicinal bitterness. Nice balanced malt in the body.
A lovely session IPA.
josanguapo (937) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. A good dose of bitterness and citrusy in a good body for such a low ABV