malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highest of the night. Really enjoyed the body. Had a great hop finish, much better nose than anything else this evening. Thanks to Brigadier for a good night out.
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, and I thought this was Cascade hops. I could taste the Simcoe, but not the Chinnook. Note to self: Explore and learn more about hops. Dark, hoppy, yet effervescent with a wonderful malty balance that does not let the alchol shine through at all. Excellent brew.
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Always thought Stone IPA is good but not great. This is really good, piny hops deliciousness.
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starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great citrusy aroma with malty balance. Definite grapefruit notes. Loved it.
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ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez très fleuri. Houblonné. Une petite touche litchi
Belle tenue de mousse.
Arome resineux et peristant. L’amertume maltée revient en fin de bouche. Leger arome fruité.
L’alcool n’est pas trop présent au gout.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich brown with minimal head with a coating of hop oil. Heavy but fresh aroma of citrus and piney hops. Clean and very dry finish that goes on and on. The sweetness isn’t apparent until after a few sips when the hoppiness subsides but then adds considerable depth. The roasty malts that carry through keep this beer from tipping off the bitter end.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Trappist glass. I smelled hops as soon as I cracked the top off the bottle, it is very hoppy on the nose with a hint of alcohol in there as well. The appearance is very nice, black with a tan two-finger head. It has a great, full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer from Stone Brewing Co. 4.3
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is not quite black, but has a great brown head that sticks around for a while. The nose is amazing. Full of great toasted malts, brown sugar, as well as nice citrus notes. The taste is very similar. Very sweet with the brown sugar and there’s also a great hop balance with citrus and floral aromas. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, a great brew, definitely impressed here and will have to buy again soon.
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was initially concerned with the darkness of the beer when poured since I’m not a dark beer guy normally. My fears proved unfounded as Stone produced another fine strong ale with this anniversary brew. Deep red-to-brown color, long-lasting head, with enough bite to satisfy this hop-head while still having the dark malt features.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was great! It pours a dark color with tan head. Sweet hop smells. Perfect balance of flavors. Overall great.