markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2011 Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield, UK. Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Gold colour, skunky lemon aroma. Mellow,.bright with lime and coriander and some alcohol on the finish.
LadySusan (706) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12on.bottle from Winooski Vermont.The color is a hazy light amber with a thin beige head.The aroma is of hops and citrus fruits. The taste also of hops and citrus fruits but the bitter taste is somewhat sour and herbs added to this. It leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Most notable characteristic is the pleasant deep hoppiness to this craft ale.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th October 2011
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light dry palate, semi crisp. Mild minerals. Whisper of sulphur. Nice subtle fruits that are vaguely tropical. Bitter marmalade. Dry finish. Okay but not a patch on the previous Stone visit to Spoons!
DruncanVeasey (6101) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Wye Bridge House (JDW), Buxton. Afternoon jalfrezi with Pops MacDrunkeasy having picked up a cask of Moor Top. Thick, creamy-headed orange gold. Ripe, flowery, lychee and satsuma aroma. Slightly dripping with satsuma and tangerine hop flavour; cashew and custard cream on the swallow, some nuts. Thick, mouth-filling condition. Shampoo traces. Pungent, soft, flowery stuff. And really good with a curry.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad ipa has a weaker aroma of citrus tan most american ipas i have had so far but it still has the citrus flavor and freshness good for a 4.5% ipa.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.
Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, unriped citrus, citrus peel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, citrus, pine, dry, citrus and grapefruit peel bitter, grapefruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. IMO. to bitter and odd. 
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It is what it says on the tin. Yes it is Stone but yes it is a session beer. Show me a better brew at 4.5% and I’ll drink it. Best beer at the Spoons fest by a mile. Having one at Ben Huntsman Sheffield and already ordered another. To the bar hoorah!
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A gorgeous aroma of sharp hops over pale malts. Sharp and bitter in the mouth. Again lovely citrussy hops and a decent malt balancing backbone. Orangey fruits throughout. A top beer judging by my sample.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Deep gold, moderate loose white head. Quite a subtle aroma considering it’s meant to be a hoppy US beer. However, loads of flavour when actually drinking – mellow on the first mouthful, before lots of pine pours through, with some tropical fruits (lychee?) behind, a little grapefruit, and a moderate bitterness. Wadworths do seem to have retained some influence on the beer though – there’s some evidence of their biscuit-y maltiness coming through, which provides a good balance to the hops and a richer mouthfeel than many US pale ales have. The beer finishes with a growing dryness, and lots more pine in the throat. Stone purists may be a little disappointed with this – it’s more restrained than many US beers. However, for me it’s what I was hoping for from this US-orientated Wetherspoons fest – the heady flavours of the US meeting the balance and drinkability of British beers. Nice one!
sm89walt (1582) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a lasting medium sized off-white head atop a clear amber body. Zesty lemon, hints of grapefruit and an earthy, leafy hop profile and some notable house yeast in there, particularly on the nose. The American hop crispness is slightly more pronounced on the palate, finishing on a dry, grassy & leafy bitter note. Light to medium body, lingering finish, spritzy firm mouthfeel. OK but disappointing in all.