tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Bright gold with slight amber-orange tints, great clarity & topped with a chunky white head that sinks to a foamy collar leaving sticky lacing behind. Aroma is surprisingly powerful & very nice! Lots of dripping wet, pungent grapefruit-y & citric notes, wet hops, pine, mild dankness, grass, & some gushing passion fruit. Taste is a touch watery, but still has plenty of flavor... Grass, citrus flesh, mild green onion, cracker malts, pine, a hint of bitterness, a touch of tropical fruit, leading to a relatively dry finish. Crisp mouth feel, very light. I was quite surprised by this, but I shouldn’t be, as Stone usually makes solid hoppy beers. Very tasty session IPA... the only thing keeping this from actually being a "go-to" for me is the price.
thedm (5066) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated slightly hazy light yellow orange colored body and a good lacing. The nice aroma was citrus and hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of citrus and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Alengrin (3129) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone’s ISA, with creamy, snow white, stable and sticky head over a deep warm golden blonde robe with quiet sparkling. Lovely hoppy aroma of chamomille, dried apricot, hay, lemon peel, unripe pear, dried orange peel, cedar needles. Very delicate flavour: a ’clean’, crisp fruitiness to begin with (pear, gooseberry, unripe pineapple), soft minerally accents and even a slight saltiness, citrus peel fraîcheur over a dry pale maltiness, only very subduedly sweetish and announcing a long, dry, mouth-lining hoppiness, bearing lemon peel and pine resin flavours and leaving no residual maltiness. Extremely thirst quenching and utterly refined at the same time: this is the best session IPA I had so far. Thanks to Ster of the BeerTemple for keeping this aside.
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bright gold color with minimal head. Aroma is fresh hops and light malt. Tasty flavors of nice hops. Easy to drink certainly, but not exciting.
mambossa (64) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, straw-yellow pour with solid head retention. Juicy, tropical, sharp aroma. Flavor is initial sweetness, citrus, astringency lingering. Flavorful session.
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd June 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Light and mildly sweet malts. Hops are grassy pine with mild herb. Orange pith and modest hop spice. Light finish. Goes down very easy.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 6/26/2015. This session IPA pours a medium yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy and piney. A medium bodied session IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Lively carbonation. A medium bitter IPA, lots of flavor and very drinkable. A nice session IPA, its not as over the top in bitter as one would expect with Stone. Although the bitterness does linger a long time. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Augdraught1981 (192) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus & some grapefruit bitterness dominates the lack of malt profile. Great brewery but session IPAs just aren’t my thing.
Tselloufc88 (222) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Aromas of orange, peach, a little lemon sherbert, some pine. Taste is tropical fruit, orange, citrus, with a decent medium bitter finish. Very nice.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg, BrewDog Leicester. Diaphanous straw skimmed with white. Aroma of throat sweet peach and honey; humid ganja leafiness, dry pine and cedar, vomited OJ, curry leaf. Robust pine, peach, flowers and curry leaf on the palate backed with a thoroughly decent stewed tea and dunked biscuit English base. Lingers with nut husk and grapefruit. Bittersweet and punchy. Cheeky little English-style lunch time refresher.
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at Blue Line Pizza in San Carlos, CA.Got danker over the session but ultimately didn’t have a lot of personality or character I’d expect from Stone. To be expected for a Session IPA I guess.