nathanh5 (9) - Alexandria, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yuk!! The name says it all: This will totally ruin your session palate!! 100% bitter, front of tongue, to finish. Even worse, with each sip the hops build up on your tongue like dirty laundry in your hamper...I donít know what Stoneís philosophy is with bitter hops, but most of their beers are like this!!
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber color with a small off white head. Nose is sweet and floral with a touch of pine. Flavor starts syrupy sweet followed light citrus and pine and finishing with a lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Smooth on the palate, this is a hop monster!
Reimer96 (1279) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, resin, caramel, lightly flowery and light alcohol on the background. Flavor is sweet pale malts up front, caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus oranges, some fruitiness a bit of dirty farmhouse flavors and then a semi dry super bitter finish thatís balanced very well with malts. In fact by the finish the beer doesnít seem as big as a 8.2 percent beer should seem. Great double!
MrFecesious (1012) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at craft. I've had this many times but I guess today is review day? Clear gold. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, pine, tropical notes. Taste is sweet and highly bitter. Sticky and creamy.
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Minerals, light fruit, crisp and good. Very bitter, spicy. Good stuff.
ibrubeer (113) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Stone Liberty Station. Slightly piney aroma. Clear golden color. Smooth taste, but a little piney. Medium bodied. Nice IPA.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
600ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.
A: Pours an orange to amber color. Clear. Forms a small to medium, creamy, fluffy white head. Medium retention and many lacings left
S: Absolutely delicious flowery, citrus, very grassy and piny hops in the nose. What would you expect? Caramel malts and honey to compose...
T: Again, delicious, sligthly sweet upfront. Caramel, sweet malts, honey, pine, pineapple, grass, fruit esters, earth, perfect
M: Medium to heavy body, medium carbonation, very smooth texture and mouth sensation to such IBU and ABV. Pleasant bitter aftertaste
O: Absolutely drinkable. Excellent Stone quality beer. A liquid poem to the glory of the hop! No more, no less...
[ BA Review @ 8/31/2012 ]
shaynsawchuk (507) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bomber. Dated BB 04/14/14, but beggars canít be choosers in Canada. Pours clear and pale with a slight orange tint, a rocky head of white. Big citrus on the nose, tangerine, grapefruit, tropical mango, guava and a bit of resinous pine. Light bready malts that stay out of the way of the beautiful hops. Dry and quenching at 8.2%, all too drinkable with a fading bitter finish. Moderate body and carbonation. Now to find a fresh one!
ramboraffe (549) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is very hoppy with grapefruit, citrus, floral, pine and grass. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit, flowers and pine. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.
Hammy78 (749) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle trade with my brother in-law. Slightly cloudy/ cleanish yellow, frothy white head, specs of lace. Nose is a piney hop. Tastes malty sweet, caramel, but the bitterness is the star here. Citrus and mainly pine.
Leini (843) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ a tasting event. Amber body with a medium white head. Pine, fruit, raisin, caramel. Too boozy imo.