flyingshoes (100) - USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Better than I was expecting, even as a fan of Stone. Beautiful aroma of grapefuit, citrus, and seemingly raisins. The flavor is very full for a 4.4% It’s subtle, but complex, and very similar to the aroma. Another winner from Stone.
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So glad this is now available in my area. This beer is pretty tasty. I plan to buy more.
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark reddish amber pour that produced a tan head that was both big and thick. Smooth at first, then the hoppy bite comes through. A light medium body. It wasn’t anything special but it wasn’t bad either.
Funkatrocious (97) - - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from bottle, deep amber with short lived off white head. Citrusy but on the dark side I did not like it a lot
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bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a strong aroma some citrus hints, very hoppy IMO, it was too bitter for my likings. can’t say much for the appreance, i drank it out of the bottle.
lightbias (92) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This liquid poured a dark red-amber with a light, soapy, white head. The aroma is dusty, peppery, rye with no body. Small amounts of lacing on the glass, and very sticky. The palate is thin as well, no body and the taste is bitter, unpleasant and a little salty. I’m am really disappointed in this offering from Stone; it is only disagreeable with no redeeming qualities at all.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - Ruby/amber color and makes a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet with citrus hoppiness and lightly roasted. Taste starts out with a hoppy spice and finishes with a roasted malt character. Nicely balanced. Thin and smooth palate.
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma is light...citrus fruits and pin. Flavor is not vey complex....citrus fruits with a bitter finish.
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paI02feqsdU
Appearance: Copper, 1-finger head dissipates to layering, average lacing
Smell: Dry pine, grapefruit, floral, smokiness, carmel malts
Taste: Medium body, dry cinnamon up front, dry pine, resin, hop astringency, grapefruit, black pepper, smokiness + carmel malts, green tea on finish, medium carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Pizza, pesto, gnocchi
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark ruby/chestnut brown color with dark golden orange hues. Smells like some bitter pine hops. Tastes like pine hops, not super bitter, quickly followed by roasted malts.