GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. The head was tall, sticky, creamy, and off white. There was some decent lacing left on the glass at the end. The aroma as of malty caramel, Ritz crackers, and flowery hops. Slightly sweet with a smooth and creamy mouth feel. I tasted grass, cotton candy, toffee, and a splash of raw alcohol. Pretty good stuff. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
bottle from spinkle methinks....pours a clear bubbly orange brown with a moderate creamy white head.... aromas of grassy light earthy hops and sweet sugary malt..... flavors start along the malt front and then quickly shifs to some grassy bitterness which lingers on well through the finish. mouthfeel is nice and the mild carbonation level works pretty well with this beer. thomat (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
Hazy orange with a medium white head. Sweet and fruity notes. Bitter with malt and lots of hops. Medium to full body with a dry finish. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Tap at Winter Storm 2. A very nice variation and surely the most turbocharged white I have ever had. Tart orange outlines a very sharp and lasting wheat and flour flavor. Wish I could have again. dmac (6205) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
22 oz bomber from adrian910ss, thanks Adrian. Pours a hazy orange with a large super foamy head that leaves tons of lacing. Sweet aroma with notes of fruit..apricot, perhaps a little bit of peach, pineapple, and some doughy malts. Not really getting the wheat in this one. Medium bodied with a ton of drinkability and a slightly bitter finish. Flavor is starting to fade a bit with a slight bit of soapiness in the initail flavor that gives way to bitter hops and perhaps a touch of grain. Well it’s easy to say that the 9 is holding on longer then the 10 since I have had both of them within about a week of each other.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Light amber with a thin head. Smells caramel sweet with a touch of spices. Smooth med.body. Taste mjrrors the smell with a hoppy bitterness to finish. 61006 jsquire (4423) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Golden color with a frothy off white head. Nose reminds me of tangerine peel and caramel. There is the patina of oxidation in this beer, but it carries it well. Sweet caramel, lots of orange juice, some peach and apricot, and still a strong grapefruit rind in the finish. The alcohol is more prominent than I would have expected from a 7.8% beer. This is still a nice strong ale and should still have a couple of years left in it. Thanks to Kramer17801 for hooking me up with this retired beer. wetherel (1880) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
On tap at Stone’s 2008 Winter Storm. Mild hoppy aroma. Yellow amber color. Little bitterness. Some oxidation. Decent. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Bottle, 2.5 years old now. This was one of the first limited release beers I ever saw in stores -- I started drinking good beer right around when it came out -- but at the time it was too expensive for me. It was gone soon after, but luckily I got one as an extra in a trade (sorry, can’t remember who!) so I finally get to try this beer. radagast83 (8007) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
I probably wouldn’t have been too crazy about it fresh, but it’s aged very nicely. Old, peanut-butter hops aroma, loosely sweet and chalky. Pours with a beautiful head. Bitterness is all but gone in the flavor, only touching at the finish, with a syrupy hop flavor and strong backing body. Like an amber without the deluge of crystal. Chewy and perfectly carbonated.
Bottle at the Brickskeller in DC on January 11th, 2008. Pours a clear orange/gold with a thick head. Aroma is a mild hop and malt aroma. Flavor is banana, spices. Slight oxidation (or what I felt may have been) but not enough to be of any real concern to me. Not as good as the 11th, but a solid brew from Stone.