jonnyguns (977) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitcher at Zeitgeist. Pours a clear yellow with a firm white head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits and orange. Very fruit driven nose. Taste is like a fruit juice - all those flavours coming together with a mild bitterness. Easy to slam down. Great beer for a session in a beer garden!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Minderbinder (1883) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy blond with low-medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is of resin, citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness, slight herbs/dirt. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good, hoppy. Just a tad dirty.
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big mango and pineapple aroma. Medium mouth. Big time hop bomb. Lots of typical Stone bitterness. Long dry finish with hints of fruit rind. Resin, grass and real easy drinking. One of the better session IPA’s if you want to blow your palate out.
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma of classic Stone hop, really dank, light onion, piney notes, grapefruit. Taste is bitter, nice honey maltiness, floral hop flavor. Palate is light but not watery, good body for a session pale. Good stuff.
jake65 (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pale golden in color, topped with a finger of creamy white head. Heavy sheet lacing. Pungent with citrus and floral hops, some tropical fruit. Hops rich taste is mild, for Stone, but flavorful. Citrus and pine, lightly floral. Sort of dusty and dry in the tail. Ok.
ttroha (296) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Warehouse Package. Pours hazy gold with frothy white head. Aroma pine and citrus. Taste of bitter hops and a tiny bit of citrus. Light bodied and very refreshing. Good IPA
bpar73 (491) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a thin off white head. Taste and aroma of piney resinous hops,grass, malt and citrus. Pretty big piney bitterness for a session IPA. Nice.
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. Body was a bit thin for my taste, but the brew had some nice grassy and pine flavors. It was easy to drink. Not bad.
MaBeer1972 (1341) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a "grassy" light golden color with a frothy white head. Nice citrus aromas and flavor. Very nice flavor and drinkablilty - yes a - "full flavor" IPA indeed. I would rate this higher if it was priced better. I think the idea of "session" brews is that they also need to be affordable. At $12 a six-pack, this is not the case. Stone needs to take a page out of Lagunita’s book and start selling their beers at a better price.
Alpha10 (342) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/09/28 - Pours a slightly hazy yellow straw colour with a soapy white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is citrus, floral hops, mild pine, sweet peaches and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit and citrus rind, saltiness, mild pine and mildly spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with slightly biting carbonation and a long finish that is drying and moderately drying. Easy drinking with a great aroma. I just wish that the taste matched the nose a little more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone