popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a dark amber body, topped by an off-whitish yellow head of foam, with some staying power, also being thick and frothy. The aroma is big on hops, like fresh pine. I took some time breathing in the aroma, appreciating the freshness of the hops. This is a dry, bitter ale with a medium body, thin mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a long bitter finish. The appearance and aroma of this ale set me up for something dynamic, which set my expectations higher than necessary. This ale was alright, though itís watery texture and lack of balance made this fall below my inflated expectations.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grassy medium nice hazy cigar color. Canít miss the hop and I donít know if I like that. Overall itís a neat beer.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
very strong hop profile considering the abv. the bitterness is a little piercing for my tastes, lending to a bit of imbalance. seriously not bad though.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a shaker glass. Nice amber color and a soapy white 1 finger head; a very piney aroma...almost a gin aroma to it and a tiny bit of lemon; taste is much the same up front with a lingering piney aftertaste; nice lively carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. How did they pack this much flavor into such a small ABV? This is a must have session beer.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber with a long lasting white head. A nice aroma of malt and hops. The flavor is hoppy. The malt and toasted malts balances this thing out. Iím impressed a great beer that isnít an ultra big beer, just a good session beer. No make that a great session beer. Now if they would just ship a keg of this to Enumclaw Wa.
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick lasting head.Aroma is of malts and some citrus.Flavor is a roasty malt and grapefruit overtone.The finish is dry with a little hop bite that grows as you drink.Overall another fine Stone brew.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve seen six packs of this beer forever, but never until today saw a single bottle available for purchase. Wasnít sure what to expect, but itís certainly not one of the better stone brews.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 12 oz bottle with no freshness date or made on date. The beer pours a dark copper color with a small light brown head. A smell of wicked strong hops and not much else. The taste is pretty good but lacking somthing. Good carbonation and a nice beer.
steelhead3686 (258) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a clear amber with a large, frothy head. It has a rich hops aroma and the it has a heavy alcohol aroma as well. Itís a bit more bitter than I was hoping and is very reminiscent of an IPA. It has a pretty light body. Itís not bad but I wish I didnít have to buy a six-pack to try it.
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starts with a nice creme colored head atop a deep golden-amber beer. Slightly yeasty aroma that could have been stronger. Tasted flat with some hops, had a watery feel to it and a bitter finish.