surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FIRST TRIAL: Pours a nice ruddy reddish brown with a tightly packed creamy head; aroma is grassy hops and lightly toasted malt; the bitter/grassy hop finish nicely cleanses the palate and balances out the touch of sweet malt in the flavor. Overall this was a dynamite second beer and helped clean off the remnants of the supersticky creme brulee stout that was left on my palate from the previous beer. I was pleasantly surprised by this, and am now even more pleased that Stone has made it to Wisconsin.
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight diversion for Stone. Pours nice decent head, scattered lace all the way down. Smells of caramel, pine and grain. Taste is of malt and laced with citrus. Light bodied with a nice pinch of hops at the finish. The hop profile appears a bit different with this Stone outing. A fresh beginning from Stone tailspins towards the end. All the right stuff and absolutely no direction or cohesiveness. Finishes dry, but left me yearning
JonR (40) - - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy at first but then easing back, head clings nicely along glass, would make an excellent beer with food or by itself, not overpowering on any one thing. A well made solid beer
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Local brew, but I haven’t had a chance to try it at the brewery yet. Tried it for the first time out of the bottle. Pours clear amber color with minimal head. I didn’t find it quite as bitter as some of the reviewers here. Taste is pretty hops forward, with a good spiciness. It could use more malt to balance the flavor.
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355l Bottle. Amber colored. Low and thick head. Aroma is grapefruity, black tea and citrussy hoppy. Taste: Cracker, passion fruit, pine needle and little parfym. Pretty full body, with pleasant, fizzy carb and long bitter finish.
vikingbeercbus (34) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a thin white head. Particularly hoppy without too much bitterness. I was struck by the light palate, a little too thin and watery feeling in my mouth. A good beer for a warm summer night.
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber almost brown color with good wheat colored head. Decent scent with Carmel and toasted malt smell. Great taste of pine with the toasted malts. Almost like a Smokey IPA
UCLABruin (34) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red brown with a thin cream head. Aroma s sweet, grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Flavor is light bodied with grapefruit acidity, mild hop bitterness that sharpens at the end, High carbonation.
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
golden, medium bitterness, lightly sour, spruce, golden, clear, average carbonation, medium body, bitter,
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, grass, citrus, a liitle bit unsure about the aroma, i feel the hop clearly, and feel that the malt is a little hidden. But the more i smell the more the malt come in front...LOL.cloudy, nice amber coulor, medium creamy head. The bitter is medium, but a liitle in the aftertaste, medium sweetnes, i feel that the balance is nice..medium body, creamy, the finish feels like it gone hang and then it just stop. Easy drinking and good ale,