BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best aspect of this one is undoubtedly the appearance. Huge pillowy eggshell head and a dark garnet body. Typical hop profile with a little grassy undertone and a little roasted malt. Nice session beer but not one I’d seek out.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA--Poured a rich amber body with a medium white head. Roasted and robust flavor with a decent hops profile and a mild malt bite. Considering low alcohol, this beer brought a nice full-bodied richness. Citrus, pine. Not bad at all!
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear light brown. with an off-white head. Bitter with heavy hops aromas of pine and citrus. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Short bitter finish.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eh, kind of a dissapionting brew from perhaps my favorite brewery...its drinkable and mild but it lacks the kick i love from stone beers
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On taps at Newport Pizza and Ale. Pours with a nice caramel brown hue with a creamy off white head. Nice armarillo citrus nose. Good middle with a crisp, clean hoppy ending. Very drinkable+
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught No head to speak of; deep ruby-amber beer. Hops, dark grapes, lightly smoked pinewood, chocolate cake. Well-filled cake with hops, more dark grapes, raisins and leather. Surprisingly light MF, not empty, but all the same watering out. A dark variety on the Stone principle. To try out, even if I’m not in love with it as with the Bastards.
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HUGE head!! At least 3 inches in my tulip glass. Settles slowly. Very dense and creamy on top. Not hoppy aroma with some roasted malts, citrus hops, lemons and a bit of caramel. Very nice crimson brown in color. Lots of roasted grains in the flavor with a bit of caramel, some toasted bread, bitter grapefruity hops and a light fruityness. Easy drinking with a lingering roasty and bitter aftertaste. A good everyday drinking brew. Nice and hoppy.
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark copper with a tall but light beige head. A nice floral aroma with a nice hoppy finish.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice copper with 2 fingers of white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Flavors of malt, and quite a bit of hops and hop bitterness. Lots of hop flavor and a lower alcohol content make this a good lawnmower or session beer. Nicely done Stone.
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan113VR. Pours a nice red color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is hoppy, a bit fruity and dry. Taste is hoppy malty, dry and has notes of fruityness. I almost wonder if this beer is made from the second running of Stone IPA as I notice many of the same characteristics. Very nice lacing on this one.