tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Drafts at Alla Spina. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with white head and decent lace. Nose of fresh pineapple juice, citrus, pine, stone fruit. Medium mouthfeel, smooth bitterness. Well concealed abv. Very fresh and delicious. Other than Enjoy by this might be my favorite Stone beer.
jamestulloch (2204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden/amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of mango, pine, grapefruit, orange, menthol and honey. Flavour of honeyed malts, pine, orange and resin. Bitter, spicy finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Very easy drinking for the strength.
AnokaBrewer (98) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. Copper color, strong sweet and hippy aroma. Sweet at first, then bitter finish that lingers. Not a lot of carbonation.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours vibrant amber, fading head.
Nose shows lashings of clean malt alongside resinous and piny hops.
Similar falvours. Cloyingly malty with some spicy, piny and resinous hops.
wvhoran (449) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Rather dark amber colour with a large white. Dense aroma with caramel, grass, herbal, fruitiness. The flavour is sweet, toffee, with resinous and oily character, extreme hopping, very bitter. A strong body and overall a highly enjoyable beer.
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter and citric with a strong and sweet malt backbone. Not the most interesting Stone beer if you ask me.
jc1762 (253) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a teku showing cloudy orange amber with moderate filtration and a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows moderately intense notes of pineapple, cannabis, and pine with a hefty malty background.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of sweet malt and very light pineapple. The finish shows the distinct cutting IPA bitterness. Lightens up on the linger to showcase more of the malts and slightly fruitier flavors.
scottm2588 (9) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a small white frothy head. Aroma is caramel, grass and tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, ripe pineapple, pine and very slight biscuit malt with a nice lingering hop bitterness. Well balanced with some big flavours.
pivo (2640) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely shimmering amber color and a big fluffy head. Bright hop nose but faint. Massive body: malt, alcohol and then a hop wallop. Bam. Tingly bitter in the sides of the mouth after the swallow. Hops gallore. It is a palate ruiner.
YogiBeera (2550) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep Amber color with a beautiful frothy head! Nice fresh cut gras aroma. Intense hoppy bitterness accompanied by some malty traces. Clinging to the tooth of the mouth. Nicely balanced
Sjohnh (477) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For all the machismo about this beer, it’s actually the subtlety that nails it. For a start, it’s better as it warms - the flavours then blend together a lot better and the volume is turned up for both aroma and taste. The heavy elements then combine well - the hops prove orange marmalade; the malt gives a robust caramel base; the alcohol provides a kick towards the end, and then the hops return to provide the bitterness. If you take your time with it then it really rewards you with a peppery finish and smooth power throughout. Aroma is mostly piney and not as big as I expected. Typical IPA colour with little head. Thick, oily body.