bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Rich copper color with a nice tan head. Big summer fruit aroma. Caramel and sumemr fruit flavor with a bit of grapefruit and pine. Good bitterness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel, sumemr fruit, and grapefruti/pine linger. Nice. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
[2428-20090807] 1pt6floz bottle. Grapefruit sweet hops and pips aroma. Clear, red brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Tasty evergreen grapefruit flesh flavour with some hops-infused citrus rinds. Medium-full body is very bitter. Super hoppy, super bitter.
douglas88 (9193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2009
(c/o Sean, w/ others)
22 oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a bright copper/amber color with a massive beige head and lots of sticky lacing. A strong, sweet aroma; some caramel, rich and fruit hops jump out, and a strong alcohol note that announces this as a young beer. A sweet taste of rich caramel malts, lots of bitter hops dominate early then they give way to the sweet earthy caramel malt. Very nice. Stone is quality. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2009
Deep reddish brown with a rather large tan head that stays around for quite long time.
Refreshing aroma of pineapple, floral, earth and some perfume.
First sip was heavily bitter, grape, raisins, hops, grass. Aftertaste was bitter with some licorice and caramel. Body was medium, not so much carbon dioxide. Nicely balansed. A very nice beer. drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at Proof in a pint glass. Pours dark red with bright red highlights. The aroma is big hops all the way, mainly of the citrusy, pee, and almost sweaty variety. The flavor is big sweet up front with good fresh and citrusy hops, followed by some bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2009
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep clear amber with nice tan head. The aroma is full of hops with sweet citrus moving into pine and grassiness and with some sweet maltiness in the background. The taste is much the same with a full base of malty goodness that gets crushed by a boat load of hops. I get pine and grassiness with some citrus in the back mixing with a modest level of malts and a thin layer of caramel. It doesn’t smell or taste like the hoppiest Stone brew. Maybe they meant happiest. IMO there are a couple I thought were hoppier. Maybe it’s my changing palate.
I don’t mean to cause you harm, and i won’t ... pours a dark tan ruby . . decent low head . average lacing . . pretty nice bracing bitterness. . abv is well done . . it’s enrico palazzo! . . rusty pine hops, fyoo! that’s an adult beverage for ya!! its a cheers! nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Had a chance to try this twice on back to back days. I was more impressed by the bottle version than the tap version. Pours a deep, blood red, almost like a piece of red velvet cake with a thick, lacing, white head on top. Aroma is nice, very inviting and a bit surprising for a beer of this color, pine, lemons, grapefruit, candy. Hops really hit the tongue hard at first, lemons, pine, spice, herbs. Malts come in at the end, sweet caramel, slightly doughy. Finish is dry and bitter. Definitely not for cellaring. Reminded me a bit of winter Yulesmith but not as balanced. jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark dark red body with head that disappears quickly. The aroma is pine hops. The flavor is sweet malt, sugar, and a complex arrangement of hops. The beer finishes with a slight alcohol sting, but the hop complexity goes far beyond to make up for it. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber red with a medium/large foamy off-white head. Aromas are extreme citrus and hops - dominating the beer. Flavor has a nice caramel component - keeping the beer from being extremely hoppy. Touches of spice and pine fill in the rest. It’s a well made Stone Anniversary beer.