beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a golden brew with a white top. Nice juicy hop nose with pine and grapefruit. Taste is pine and citrus. Nice
Reid (1897) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz single from Lifesource Natural Grocer in Salem OR
Pours a lighter burnt orange colour with a large thick and frothy white head.
Achhhh the aroma ..not my style of SIPA..lot of green onion and garlic, little pine..better..but not impressed.
The taste is a little better..but a bit on the resiny herbal side., bit of grapefruit rind...little malt.
Mouth feel is fine..that part is at least sessionable.
Greatly disappointed..i had changed my profile to put Session IPA as my fav style given the great session IPAs coming out of smaller breweries in Oregon.
THis is just average compared to those.
No idea why it has such rave ratings. Perhaps I got a bad bottle.
sharkbcr (104) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best Session IPA’s out there. Ample white head. In your face grapefruit aroma. Color is yellow / amber. Taste explodes with hops and malt, carrying the grapefruit taste all the way to a clean finish. Another plus is the 4.5% alcohol content. Normally you’b have to drink an IPA with twice the alcohol to get the same hop flavor. Meaning you could enjoy a few before it’s time to punch out! Well done Stone!
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled March 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a light amber / copper hue that shows a brilliantly clear, metallically sheening, rich golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma is just expressively hoppy with a mix of ripe tropical fruit / expressive citrus, and a dank, herbaceous character. Specific notes of guava, lychee, kumquat zest, super-ripe tangelo, juicy-fruit bubble gum, and sweet fruity floral nectar notes are balances by a bit of spicy woodiness, lots of dank, earthy, peppery herbal notes, a touch of mentholated rosemary type character, and just a huge hop character that is such a joyous expressing of humulus lupus.
The beer is light bodied, actually quite light, though not unexpectedly so, with a prickly, effervescent, light carbonation. The hop character is clearly the dominant note in the flavor, and there is also a significant bitterness to this beer. Due to the dryness of this beer the hop fruitiness is much reduced from the aroma, though it still manages to contribute a ton of flavors; guava, lychee, peppery tangelo zest, expressive kumquat zest are all quite noticeable. The herbal and woody side of the hop character is more dominant in the flavor for the same reason with notes of resinous pine, peppery woody notes, some turpene leaning rosemary like character, a bit of menthol, and a nicely earthy, dank herbal character that lightly forms a baseline note in the flavor.
This is a really nice beer; it definitely hits the mark for what it is trying to be, and it is nice that despite the hugely expressive hop character, it does not get overly harsh or unbalanced considering how light the body, malt character, and alcohol are. This is definitely a hop-lovers Pale Ale.
Jaysbeers (69) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Salty Cowboy. A sour citrus aroma. A lot of tart hops bitterness that stays up front. The bitter lingers a bit on the tongue. Good, but for my taste I prefer an IPA with the hops bitterness balanced by something else.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A notch below Founders entry into this category in my opinion. Founders is in cans and cheaper too. Still a great flowery aroma SIPA.
libertine (209) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a slightly cloudy golden color. big foamy head on this one. big burst of hops in the aroma. flavor is citrus and resinous. light to medium body and very delicious. great session
bigbish (533) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light cold color with a thick white head. Very light flavor, definitely something you can drink all day long.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice citrus IPA. Recent bottle from Champane Cellars. Smooth and drinkable. One of the better of the class.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Golden colour. A nice session ipa with citrus and pine hop aroma/flavour.