AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty IPA. Light pour with very little head. Lingering taste with a slight hint of citrus. Slightly sweet aroma. This is my second IPA this weekend that really impressed me, not as good as the New Holland Imperial Hatter but will beat most common IPA’s.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2litre Growler pours a clear golden with a sticky white head with good lacing. Aroma is very floral and grassy, with hints of pine and a little citrus. Taste is bitter and brite, a little citrusy fruit in the backround but mainy hoppy and astrigent. Body is medium to full and very palatable if you like bitter grassy taste, but does not linger. Overall Phenomanal Beer
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Bottleworks in Seattle. Pours a standard yellowish gold with pillowy off white head. Aroma is anything but standard. Piles of bubblegum, perfumed, earthy yeast leaps out of the glass. Almost has a barrel aged woodiness. Taste is more restrained. As advertised the hallmarks of Stone’s wonderfully well crafted IPA are there. Deep, potent grapefruit hop profile, decent malt back...but then there’s all this exceptional Belgian funk in the mix. Lingering bite in the finish along with a liqueur like, cherry tinged alcohol note. Such a wonderful treat and such (yet another) beautiful mixture concocted by Stone.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Not sure what to expect, but Stone is quite good. Pours a orange-copper color with a thick but small ivory head. Very powerful smell; lots of citrus, green grapes, some hops, and some other fruit that I can’t pick out. Tastes similar to the smell, but it’s a unique mixture that is somewhere between an IPA and a Belgian Strong Ale. Decent mouthfeel to it, and a very strong taste. Not sure what to feel about this beer, but a very interesting creation indeed.
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with golden highlights, lively carbonation and solid one finger head. Smells like belgium yeast and fruity hops. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, hops and carmel. Bitter finish. Doesn’t taste bad but just not what I was hoping from this beer. Its like the beer doesn’t know what it wants to be.
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Nice head that doesn’t dissipate quickly. Nice floral aroma. Flavor is hop bitterness with some funky yeast. The yeast and hops blend very nicely together. Very nice Belgian IPA.
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium head, not long-lasting. Beautiful cloudy golden color. That terrific Stone hop profile that’s simultaneously piny, citrus and a bit of aged cheese, but with bubblegum esters. The combination hints of a minty aroma. The is very much the aroma description, but in reverse. This is a well-designed, well executed beer that I keep going back to.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by July 2010. Tasted November 5, 2010 and still great! Pours hazy orange color with a ton of head. Slight sweet taste with barnyard funk and slightly bitter. Really good, but not too hoppy, could be because I’m drinking it about 4 months out of date? Reminded me of some saisons I’ve had.
scottw86 (1169) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange with a stable foamy off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with apricot. Taste is also very hoppy with some apricot and caramel. Finish is slightly fruity and sweet.
DruncanVeasey (8059) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Bright gold with a tufted white head. Honeyed biscuit, sherbety Belgian aroma with an underlying wring of hop. Flowery with a balancing hop kick- green on the burp, everything slicked with honey. Sweet and soapy; lavender and violet finishing drily with a faint glow of alcohol. Rounded, classy brew seamlessly balancing its influences.