This beer poured with a medium, chocolaty brown head. Beer color is a dark blackish brown. When held up to the light, the tiniest amount of light can be seen through the sides of the glass. The appearance is that of a dark porter, or a stout. But the aroma has the orange and grapefruit sweetness of a very smooth IPA, or more like a double IPA. The taste has the citrus and pine of an IPA, but there is some heavier roasted malt in the background more like a stout, with a little chocolate. There is a nice pronounced bitterness throughout. The higher alcohol is present, but the complexity hides it well. Medium to full bodied. The aftertaste leaves you with some bitter and a little cocoa. This is a very interesting and tasty beer.
Stone Brewing Company