crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, enjoy by 05.03.10, I wish they had the bottled on date since it is an IPA.
Pours into my american pint glass with a nice gold color and a foamy and rocky white head that takes a bit to recede leaving gobs of lacing.
It has a decent smell though not overly intense. It is very citrusy and zesty with also some herbal grassiness. There isn’t much malt to the scent of this beer.
It is smooth and hoppy with a good amount of biscuity malt backing and a nice bitter finish. Luscious but insanely drinkable. This is the quintessential quaffing IPA.
The mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied. This stuff is so easy to put back, it is like drinking water, far higher drinkability than a light beer especially when it is nice and warmed up.
Overall a great pick for American IPA if you want a superb quaffing beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-26-2010 02:27:58
JoeMcPhee (8962) - 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.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with nice head. Sweet orange and strong bitter grapefruit peel and pine flavor.
Scopey (8817) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. It pours cloudy amber, with a massive white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, nectarine, honey and grass. The taste is pine, resin, citrus pith, grapefruit, hay, grass, floral and spice, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Good stuff, but not quite as amazing as other ratings suggest.
leaparsons (8794) - 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.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. A copper coloured beer with a soapy white head. The aroma is pleasantly hoppy not too aggressive with orange and pink grapefruit notes. The taste is very nice with more hops and orange flavours. An easy drinking IPA. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating also scored 3.7.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much wrong about this one. Pours hazy orange with stark white head, aroma has notes of big resinous pine, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet citrus, bitter pine, some biscuit and caramel, and a nicely bitter finish. Solid, tasty IPA.
3fourths (8554) - 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.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark gold, with a nice white head and great lacing. I swear I saw the Taj Mahal in my lace! Very hoppy aroma, with some citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a dry, bitter hoppiness. Finishes very smooth and complex, with a creamy, hoppy, great mouthfeel. A delicious IPA, and worth seeking out. One of the best, as usual, from Stone.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Lawnmower clippings blowing over honeyed malts...Floral fruitiness surfing grapefruit rinds into a portentous wooden, resinous bitterness...This is a very good IPA, a super clean and very drinkable example of the West Coast’s finest...