GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beer shared by robert at stateline. Another hybrid beer. Smelled hoppy and the taste was dominated by hops but had the hidden characteristics of a belgian... yeasty and banana. Texture was average. Thanks robert for sharing
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a bright golden color that is somewhat cloudy and has a nice white head on it. Smell is very fruity, hoppy, this one just smells fresh. Some yeast flavors to go along here as well. Taste is sweet and fruity, refreshing, hoppy, grassy, and just plain good. Trippel this isnt, closer to an IPA than anything. A really solid beer, hopefully this makes it into their regular line up. Try this one if you can.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Cloudy golden pour with a strong, thin white head. The aroma has apparent alcohol, vanilla, honey, dough and some American hop fruitiness when it warms (citrus-spiciness) The flavor has lots of odd phenols and sweet undertones. Some marzipan, herbal honey which is followed by an assertive peppery spiciness in the finish. Could be more balanced. There isn’t much cohesiveness in the flavors; not bad though.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at East Village Tavern. Deep hazy golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy hoppy flowery aroma. Orange grapefruity and piney notes. Spicy malty and hoppy flavor. Caramel fruity notes. Full bodied. Finish is dry and bitter. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Poured a cloudy gold color from the bottle with a pillowy white head of foam. Citrus and hops dominate the nose, but are muted in the sour flavor which also features rose -- very strange combination on the palate. I think that this will only improve with age, but right now it’s unbalanced in my opinion.
Naka (704) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bocktown. Pours a deep honey orange color with a fizzy off-white head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma has a rubbery spicy yeast. Peppery apple, anise, and coriander. The flavor is spicy and complex. A little malty flavor but there is tons of fruity esters and resiny bitter hop character. The flavor opens like a tripel, but finishes like an IPA. The mouth is thick, yet not really oily or creamy. A nice middle ground. I thought it was pretty solid, but interesting to say the least.
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Liquid creates an opaque and hazed glowing yellow with small formation of white heading. My nose detects a wide array of different herbs and spices to hard to individually classify but none the less appetizing and certainly interesting. The flavor is heavily spiced with 100% true Belgian yeast allowing clove, pepper, coriander and mint to be tasted with almost no sign of alcohol so this goes down smooth yet heavy with how much flavor it packs.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours very hazy gold-orange, with a healthy, fluffy whit head on top. Aroma is spicy yeast, sweet candy pineapple and pear, nice blending of the traditional tripel notes with the citrusy hops. Taste is sweet and spicy, yeast and candy sugar dominate up front, with a resiny pine bitterness coming through to linger on the palate with the finish, along with just a bit of alcohol bite. Nicely put together beer, not the best of it’s type, but still interesting and quite good.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught: sat super opaque orange mud with just a ring of suds above. i like muddy beers of late! the yeasty esters and citrusy hops combine nicely to bring gusts of plump apricot winds with earthy, woody accents. yeasty flavors dominate with the citrus hops bringing on a strong grapefruit finish. the body is full, the yeasty phenols strong, and the hops quite bitter, but it all combines quite nicely. could teach stone a lesson here, if stone were capable of listening.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 22 oz - Purchased at Perfect Pour. Hazy orange gold, off white creamy head. Huge aromas of sweet spiced pine and citrus warm to undercurrents of pineapple marmalade. Intense bittersweet pine candy and peach flavors balance on notes of honeyed grapefruit peel and peppery spruce. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. For me, this puts to shame the Stone VE 08. A very well crafted beer from one of my favorites in the West...