Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & blankboy -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Golden orange, frothy white head. Strong pine like hops. Taste is a balanced bitter, but dare I say subdued and Stone in the same sentence. Medium mouthfeel. Nothing more than a solid balanced bitter IPA, with no hint of its alcohol - nice stuff!
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a good ipa.....definately for hop heads.....it’s hard to walk past this one in the beer store ..........
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like the beers this company puts out. I tried an IPA before and did not like it. But I gave these guys a shot. I still don’t like IPA’s. Just not for me taste like I am chewing on a flower. Although this is better than the other I tasted, just not for me.
blankboy (6565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ah, good ol’ Stone, you can’t go wrong with these guys. Pours a clear amber with a small foamy white head. Awesome aroma of fresh floral hops. Delicious flavour of fresh citrus hops with enough malt to make the taste very well balanced. Excellent and what most IPA’s should strive for. If I could I would always have this in my fridge.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 If you really like hops, there probably isn’t another beer you should be drinking. It has a very crisp and distinct flavor. The first time I tried it, I wasn’t sure it was for me...now...I can’t quite get enough.
oh6gdx (22479) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Orange golden colour, mediumsized white head. Fruity hoppy flavour and aroma. Wellbalanced flavour, which also has some malts and caramel in it.
TBone (14158) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Flowery (trefoil) hoppy nose (no suprises here). Flowery with good malt profile, sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable.
pilsnerrogge (2630) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured. Nice head. Hoppy aroma. Clean hop bitterness with notes of raisins. Nice one.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color tall white head well laced. V big cascade hop aroma w/ touches of lemon and a light copper. Smooth oily palate w/ some light cream. Flavor is a nicely bitter grass and grapefruit w/ a tiny hint of carmel. A very well done IPA.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Pale golden with a small head. Pine and aromatic hops in the aroma, slightly sweet-fruity, scotch-toffeeish, very balanced. Fruity, quite complex and neutral flavor with butterscotch and malt. Long, bitter-hoppy but not aggressive palate. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated, smooth and drinkable palate. A very nicely balanced and drinkable, smooth IPA.