KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Figs, raisins, oranges. Belgian accent, with American hops and spices. Light body. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Piney, Semi Sweet Malt, Grainy Malt, Mild Lemons
T: Piney, Semi Sweet Malt, Mild Lemon
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Oily, Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a nice blend of a west coast IPA, gets better as it warms, may do more with some age too. Cunningham (8282) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Fine grapefruit hoppy, malty and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Rich grapefruit hoppy, tropical fruity and a malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666
22oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap. Pungent lemon pith, citrus rind, pine, spicy herbal aroma that initially smells almost minty. Balanced flavors throughout, with lots of spice, pithy lemon rind, pine, grapefruit, spice, and herbs - everything blends evenly and nothing is overbearing. Medium to full body, resinous, with smooth carbonation. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013
pours a orange to honey color with a white head. the aroma is hoppy, with citrus, grapefruit, and some spicyness. the flavor is full of citrus, grapefruit, and maltyness with a finish of spice. The finish is extremely smooth leaving you wanting more. This is well balanced and very tasty.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours deep amber with lots of head. Aroma of fruit, particularly pineapple. Very sweet at the beginning of the taste, which turns to bitter hop flavor, some bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied. A good imperial. hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
0.5 l bottle @ grove. Light amber colour with a thick white head. Heavy malty, caramel and hoppy aroma, same in rhe taste. Iight body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at Stone 17th. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness some citrus and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bread, citrus, caramel and bitterness. Meilby (11645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Cask @ Stone 17th Anniversaryyngwie (17186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange, pine and peach. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Cask at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Columbus edition. Almost clear, dark golden in color, topped by a small, white head. The aroma is quite sweetish, pine cones and peaches and some resins. Bitter flavor with pine cones and some peaches. Full body, warming and smooth on the palate. Long finish. Pretty decent this one. 130817
Bottle. Had the regular bottled edition a little more than one year after the release. It’s still a fine beer, but it’s quite obvious it’s been cellared for some time. Anyway, it’s a quite pleasant beer, and as the bottle sample was this old, I don’t change my rating. Would’ve added it at 6-4-6-4-13-3.3 if I was to. 131123