Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a new IPA, sporting a gargoyle emblem. A transparent bottle that really shows big bubbles in there. A bit dry aftertaste a surprise but otherwise a nice drink. Can be session starter or go with food. Hops and citrus. However bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Found at Tyler’s Bottle Shop. Pours a clear gold with moderate carbonation and a medium, white head. Pretty much all around the Ruination times 0.5. Even though I enjoy it a little less, in terms of everyday drinking this is more palatable. The hops insanity is very much toned down here allowing you to enjoy the citrus aroma a little more. The body is smoother and the aftertaste more neutral in contrast to the Ruination’s twenty minute lingering bitterness. For 70 IBU’s this is pretty sweet and creamy- no hops onslaught like you would expect.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Clear orange pour with a large frothy head. Oily pine and floral hop aroma. Very fruity hop taste. Nice and bitter. Medium body.
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with a large head. Aromas are caramel, pine and spices, quite sweet and surprisingly floral - also, alcohol. Flavours are caramel malts with pepper and spices, followed by bitter hops. Lots of pepper on the finish. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The last of the 1,000+ ratings Stone beers I’ve had many times before but never rated ! Keg at Stone Brewing San Diego Airport, 22/04/14.
Clear light golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is bitter citrics, juicy hops, bitter orange, grass, grapefruit.
Taste is more agressive than the aroma suggests, bitter hops, grapefrit, light pine, toasted bread, orange pith, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressve hop bitterness in the close.
Well balanced easy drinking IPA.
jtclockwork (7903) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel bread, resin and bitter orange peel. Medium body.
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Light golden color with a full head. Smells like apples, little like peaches, almost like apple cider, very sweet aroma. Wow, so bittersweet, very dry, with very full and enjoyable hop flavors. Not as sweet as it smells, but more balanced.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful beer, a hefty golden color. Just barely cloudy. Pours with a small rocky white head that goes completely away. Good lacing. Smell is heavy if not harshly hoppy with pine and grapefruit. Also a myriad of other smells, rasin, raspberry or cassis, apple, a little oak and some honey. extremely refreshing taste. Starts bitter and ends with a sweetish note (for an IPA). Average duration. Palate was light, dry, and a bit metallicy, but only enough to stimulate the senses, still a joy to take down. Soft carbonation, very enjoyable brew.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Pale gold. Rather dense, slim head, yellowish. Nose like a freshly opened bale of hops. Unrefined, lager-like malt under harsh metallic hops-taste. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is again - just more hops. This is not bad, but, by Jove, beer has to be more than just hops on steroids.