thorongil2 (3168) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
(bottle) clear light orange, small white head; aroma of bread, citrus, spruce, balanced flavour with long medium bitter finish, excellent UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours pale with a nice white head. Aroma is citrusy with bready undertones. The taste is pretty much what would be expected from the nose, although much more bitter than sweet. AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.