alobar (3833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016 Jbillhill (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at flying saucer on a sunny october Saturday afternoon before my night shift at the steakhouse. Yes, there is a god with a satisfactory palate skewed to hop worship. Because she helped make this beer. May the brewers at stone continue to dream the dreams of a free people.
Orange amber pour with aroma of lemon, bread, and spice. Tropical fruit flavor with some lemon, spice, bread, and hint of hop bite. Very nice. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Really good hoppy aroma. A little bitter. Good and strong. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hopmaestro (1673) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Marmelade, citrus zest. Taste is sweet and biscuity but with a very sticky citrus oil sensation. A little taste bud cringing going on here. Grapefruit juice and bitter orange. A slightly unpolished brew, but very good. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 28 Oct 2012 -- Amazing nose, best part of the beer. Crazy complex flavors.
mrol (332) - - JUN 29, 2015
Pours, dark amber color . Aroma of pine and lemon zest. Taste has a nice bitterness to it mixed with citrus. There is grapefruit and more lemon. Long finish. Good beer. Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Little head with a yellow body. Decent aroma. Fresh hop. Upfront bitter bite. Clean and light. slowrunner77 (12159) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Another beer, another hit. The lemon comes out nicely, but subtly, in both flavor and aroma. The citrus hops compliment that, and of course, a little sweetness and a good dose of bitterness. Looking forward to a couple more of these. 9/12 - definitively more perfumey lemon in both the aroma and flavor out of the bottle, for better or worse. I think the trade off cancels itself out, but definitely a different beer on tap. Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Aroma is sweat bitter. Pour is a dark tan brown. Taste is sweat bitterness. Finish is thick sweat bitterness. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-27-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter glass
Appearance – Served an orange colored brew with a two finger off white head. The head was rather thin with it maintaining its composure for only a short time before fading to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some sweeter fruit smells of tropical fruits as well as a strong presence of some grapefruit and sweeter tangerine hop. Along with the citrus hop is a nice presence of a light pine and light floral hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with some caramel and light fruit sweetness. There is a lighter citrus grapefruit hop flavor up front. While it is light initially the citrus get quite strong as the taste advances, bittering it quite a bit. More toward the end a pine taste enters the taste. This is accompanied by some caramel flavors which also come to the tongue more toward the end. These flavors all mingle quite well to give a pleasant hopped taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the slightly above average side with a carbonation level that was a bit below average. Both were quite nice for the hop flavors and bready flavors of the beer as they allowed all the hop tastes to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A rather tasty brew. Decently balanced for a stronger IPA. Well worth a try.