nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark auburn color with a white head that left quickly. Aroma is sugary, malty, vanilla, honey, cream, toffee, very sweet smelling. Nice flavor, bitter and decently dry. Given the aroma I was expecting a much sweeter beer, but didn’t feel let down. Bitter almonds and raisins in the flavor with some sour citrus also. Nice mouthfeel, nothing special, just nice. bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Draft - Teller’s in Hyde Park. Absolute money. Wonderful dark brown appearance with red highlights. Sweet, unassuming fruit and sweet malt flavor, yet nutty. Slight alcohol flavor. Great subtle hop finish that tops it off. A well done beer. My full rec. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours to a nice red-brown color. Great, strong cantalope-like aroma. Sweet malt taste upfront with a surprising and pleasant hop finish thats very well balanced. Leaves a nice taste in your mouth. A very pleasant experience every time. I’ve yet to try a beer from Stone that didn’t agree with me. fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2006
An excellent beer! Smells of citrus with some sweetness. Tastes of grapefruit, carmel, hops. A very BIG beer -- big taste great smell and it’s one of the most beautiful beers, too! A gorgeous reddish hue. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Big grapefruit, caramel, toffee. Pretty straight forward aroma. Appearance: Dark copper and clear. Off white head was full at first, but didn’t last long. Decent lacing. Flavor: Some toasted malt, caramel, and a touch of spice (cinnamon) work there way from the front, and then the hops dominate. Strong grapefruit and resinous flavors, with a touch of fresh grass. The finish is very bitter, but not unpleasantly so. Palate: Medium bodied. Carbonation seemed a bit high. Finish is nice and crisp before the bitterness kicks in. Overall: A beer worth trying, and definatly one for the hopheads. Pretty well balanced with an over the top bitter finish.
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Strong citrus aroma. Amber/reddish clear color. Beer was too hoppy for my taste but was well balanced for the catagory. Bitter after taste detracted from the experience. linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 From a 22oz. Well balanced - hoppy without being an IPA. Extremely bitter finish. Interesting, and there must be a lot of malt in it, but doesn’t live up the hype. It’s decent, but far from exceptional. Guess I’m not worthy. eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours clear garnet color, medium head, aroma is citrusy hops and toffee. Tastes like grapefruit with long rindy finish under nice subtle toffee flavors, nicely balanced and confident. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2006
22 oz. bottle. I was just looking over my list and I can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. I’ve probably got at least a dozen empties in my garage. Oh well, here goes...Pours a dark amber with a moderate long-lasting head with nice lacing. Very nice aroma of malt and grapefruit. STrong hops presence in the flavor (a bit over the top for me, but perfect for a hop-head). Bitter finish. Good stuff! kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 22 oz bottle. Deep reddish brown color. Massive head that sticks around for awhile. Lots of lace. Hoppy citrus aroma. Tastes well balanced at first, carmel, citrus, tons of hops, but well balnced within the malts. I actually like the taste, but the aftertaste is extremely arrogant and bitter. THis is a style and beer i will have to get used to, but for what it is, it is a good one. *****10/1/06 rerate***original rating was 7/4/9/2/11***My how the palette changes in the first 60 days and 200 microbrews later. I now LOVE this beer, lol..the aftertaste is weonderful....bitter but wonderful.
Reminds me of a Rye Imp IPA..i know there is no rye in this, but it sure tastes like it. Great beer, IF you are worthy ;)