goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Big thanks to KP for this treat. Been fridged the whole time. Poured a clear golden amber color. Hoppy aroma was earthy and citrusy. With a fair amount of toffee. Caramel malty flavor. Malt had that "aged"/oxidized presence. But not real distracting. Still had a good amount of hop flavor running through. Light bitterness on the finish. Held up very well. Damn happy to have tried it and not disappointed. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 [bottle - 22 oz] Dark orange pour with not much of a head or carbonation. Aroma is dry hops and some sour notes. I was beginning to think this bad boy had turned on me. After tasting it, I realize that it had. The flavor was not awful but it was a little off. Sour and dry hops with some citrus and a very grassy finish. I wish I would’ve drank it earlier, and I can’t in good conscience give it a low rating, although it tasted similar to the Ruination. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
22oz bottle 9/24/16 Stone Anniversary 4pk (Binny’s-Plainfield)-42° In Shaker-Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with citrus and more malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not as hoppy as their later offering but still darn tasty. Thanks for re-releasing. drjay44 (3801) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 08/17/16. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head over a clear amber (SRM 7) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus, light allium from the hops, mild toasted malts with cracker, biscuit notes, balance to the hops.....taste is lightly floral sweet, with light toasted malts, pine, resin, melon, citrus, grass, allium from the hops, finishing with a moderate sharp hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium sticky body, light alcohol, mild astringency, high carbonation. The hop backbone is a bit old in style, and has a variety of slightly muddled aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6 SpringsLicker (3666) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Thanks to kp for bringing this gem from his cellar! I expected to search for this one for several more years.
Pours a medium orange color with a decent head and enough body in this 4 year old IPA to lace a bit.
Muted hop aroma as would be expected, allowing the malt to come through. Earthy malt flavor with some hints of pine.
Nice, deeply bitter dry finish, that can only make me imagine what this was like in it’s prime.
aracauna (3652) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This pours a cloudy amber. The aroma is full of dried apricots and a slight pine from the hops. It’s a touch grainy. The malt drops out quickly but bitterness lingers nicely. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bomber. Dark brown. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, oats, vanilla, caramel. Oath and meaty, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Smooth. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2001
Soft, smooth, and INTENSELY hopped... makes the eyes water. Piney, grassy, and earthy. Malt is not as discernible. High alcohol is hidden pretty well behind the hops. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but not as bitter as one would think with such a hoppy beer; that's probably because a lot of the hop flavors/aromas come from the dry hopping (which doesn't impart much bitterness, if any at all). beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
Hazy orange color, thin white head with fair lacing. Green hops aroma with biscuity malt, very perfumy. Flavor of green hops, spices, malt and caramel. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2016
12 oz pour at High Craft Beer Market. Lots of citrus, grapefruit lemon orange. Tad caramel malt streak. Clean golden orange color,ok head and lace. Botter sweet flavor. Heavy bodybthick creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Yup.