jeremyh70 (344) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Dark amber/copper with a nice white head that holds on and leaves nice lacing.
S: Toasted malt aroma with brown sugar some citrus and hint of pine.
T: Malt taste with touch of caramel up front that is quickly taken over by a citrus hop flavor and finishes with a floral bitterness that borders on being astringent.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes semi dry.
D: Simplistic in its taste. A bit more malt would have been appreciated and the borderline astringency keeps it from being a better beer for my taste.
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Ret12 (371) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was one of my favorite stone beers. Nice and roasty with a citrus hop finish.
Onslow (921) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown brew with small head. Aroma of citrus and earth. Taste is moderately hoppy with little malt to balance. Citrus, earth and spice. A littly nutty taste. Thin palate.
fezzy (44) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stoneís signature hop character lead this beer to be quite similar to their IPA and Arrogant Bastard, but with a very nice toasty malt finish that lingers. If you love strong San Diego hopping but want something sessionable, this is the one.
574deadzone (532) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber-garnet pour with a thick, buoyant cream-colored head that settles slowly and laces intricately. Nice hoppy nose with plenty of pine resin and spice along with some candied citrus and caramel malt notes. A fair sweetness with a more substantial bitterness: a really big flavor. Light to medium bodied, somewhat grainy, with a full and borderline explosive bitterness. A really bold, flavorful session ale that I could definitely see having a few of without compromising on aroma or taste. Delicious.
jhogan4 (221) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, served in a pint glass. Ruby amber color with a small tan head. Nose is bread, caramel, hops; taste follows with some grass. Drinkable but not hoppy and bitter like so many Stone offerings.
Shooter42 (70) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent brew but not my style as taste is too bitter and mouthfeel is too thin.
njnut (5) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus aroma, citrus taste. I would have avoided this a few years ago but I very much enjoyed this brew. Poured from bottle into english pint, thin but lasting head with a nice deep amber color, almost red. Canít wait for warmer days this will be great in the summer.
slsenior (33) - - MAY 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid Ale. As good, if not maybe a hair better, than Stone IPA. It has a very complex flavor for an ale.
DedicatedToFun (652) - Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good brew from Stone, rich and roasty, straight from the tap in San Diego!
RABinVA (678) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head an heavy lacing. Sweet pine and citrus aroma. Taste is malt heavy with pine hops and a good load of orange zest. A BIG beer for such a low ABV.