lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Style; glass: IPA; tulip
22 fl oz x 6.9% ABV = 151.8 / 60 = 2.53 beers * 150 C = 379.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canalís Lawrenceville for $7.99
Aroma: sweet, banana and cloves, some citrusy hops, pine, grass.
Visuals: packaging is beautiful, though screen printing always seems to be coming off the bottle. It gives the brand a bit of crumbly marble style, though I wonder if itís intentional? Perhaps the most brilliant IPA Iíve ever seen, absolutely crystal clear. Like the final scene in THX 1138, itís that bright sunlight. Golden, pale, transparent, bright white head, sticky fresh Belgian lace. Carbonation is continuous.
Taste: Delicious, sweet, and hoppy. A great blend, very much in the spirit of Chouffeís Hobblon Dobblen (sp?). Expertly balanced, nice easygoing maltiness, great hops. Perhaps my favorite new session brew.
Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. A dream of fusion of two of my favorite styles. I hope they develop an imperial of this. Starts very sweet, crisp, middle has a bit of a burn and slight roastiness, finish is hops and bitterness with a salty sweet end note. Amazing.
Overall: In terms of lighter brews and more reasonable ABVs, this is a clear winner, and easily my favorite IPA at the moment, and very much a favorite all around, though my top honor still goes to Mikkeller for Black. Iím going to get more, soon. Stone, just keep them coming, and please consider an imperial version of this.
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VastActiv (1615) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruits, hops and some malts.
richc (234) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma bursts with fruit, apricot, orange and perhaps some lime. In addition there are hints of clove. Flavour adds a delicious note of crystalized fruit and a lingering bitternesd
Petkus331 (88) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great mouthfeel! Smooth, light, slightly fizzy.The aroma of Belgian esters are slightly overshadowed by hops, but that is understandable for this style, well done! The sweet Belgian esters balance out the hop bitterness, making this a very pleasant beer that is great alone and would probably go well with a dish that is not overly spicy. Very nice. Banana, clove, gentle grapefruit. Not much lace, but you wouldn?t even know with such a good mouthfeel.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque-ish gold. Good, long-lasting head. Well dry-hopped balanced with Belgian esters of yeast and banana.
gschrade (289) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with white head. Taste citrus, fruity, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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swanmann (519) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
slightly hazy, brassy orange with a small patch of white bubbles; bright citrus aroma with banana, apricot, some alcohol, and pine; Itís got a nice, gently sweet caramel and citrus rind character, with dry, bready taste and some twang and bitterness on the finish. The carb is light but still effervescent, with a nice medium body. I think the belgian dryness compliments the hops bitterness very well, still retains a fairly bright character, and the sweetness still manages to come through. There are many different takes on this hybridized style, each emphasizing different aspects of both styles. Stoneís is well balanced, but I think the belgian traits are slightly in the background.
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a yellow with an orange tint color. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is of nature with a mowed lawn aroma taste that lasts even after the swallow. A different IPA with more of a yeasty flavor.
Jasond612 (167) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/22/12. Bomber given to me by a doc at work. And drank after a tasting at CBO.
Poured a hazy orange color with amazing lacing. Really crazy lacing
Nose is a sweet citrus aroma with slight honey, bready qualities.
Taste is a combination of citrus and malt with a slight bitterness at the end that lingers.
Overall a very good beer!
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bergstaden (870) - RÝros, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a white head - Nice aroma of malts and a very Nice flowery hop aroma - Good malt to support a very good hop flavour with flowers and citrus - Both malts and hops leavers a very good finish - This was very good
PriorL (894) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone".
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