bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye, grapefruit, pineapple, and light pine. Flavor of dark roasted malt, citrusy hops, rye bread, and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours rich black with a creamy, dense tan head. Big dirty hop character. Good roast and dirt in the nose, some aggressive citrus and pine. Flavor is medium sweet, plenty of roasted malts, earthy, dirty and resiny bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finish is sticky, more dirt and pine, lingering earth and burnt wood. Excellent beer.
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300912
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop clear, red-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some earthy, chocolate, light caramel. Smooth medium-full body, very resinous. Yummy!
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is black in color with lots of visual carbonation, a fluffy tan head, and excellent lacing.
S: The nose is actually fairly complex for an IPA style beer. Lots of juicy grapefruit aromas with some roasted malt and a resinous pine quality.
T: The flavor is just as good as the nose. Lots of citrus up front with the roasted malt coming out in the middle. The piney bitterness makes for a great finish.
M: Lots of body on this one, and while it is strong, the alcohol does not overpower any part of this beer.
D: I’m so glad they decided to remake their 11th Anniversary as it is one of my favorite Stone beers. I pick this one up on a pretty regular basis.
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of grapefruit and pine. Or the other way around. Near opaque dark brown color and a beige head that left lace tatters. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Strong hop bite, seems more pine than grapefruit. Something of a burn along the back edges of the tongue. Very dark malt sweetness, but way overpowered by the hop. The finish is left over dark roast malt, and a lot of hoppy bitter. It’s complicated in a relatively simple way - I think there are many things that the hop is mostly hiding. Really good ale.
rlgk (11429) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, malty and milky, roasted, some licorice. Hoppy flavor, grassy, some metal. Bitter finish
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, pine and quite bitter.
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Black with an off-white head. Huge hoppy aroma of peach and oranges. Fruity and resinous hop flavour - quite sweet and quite bitter. Licorice notes and a slightly roast finish
thewolf (11234) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ thewolf tasting.
[thank you, Øster]
Pours a very deep black with a wonderful creamy beige head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, lightly citric and lots of pine hops. Fine, rather lively mouthfeel. Soft malty flavour with lots and lots of hops, both in taste and bitterness. Feels rather light, drinkable and balanced. Wonderful way to make an IPA.