ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 Tap at Stone Sour 09. Looks really great with its bright gold and thick-ass white head. Could use some haze. Smells so supremely legit I thought this would be the beer of the fest: really sharp, peppery, varied and yes, funky. Reminded me of 3 Fonteinen Vintage which is a slam dunk compliment. The taste is a typical US mishmash of unripe strawberry and a vague ítartness.í Not even particularly bacterial. Wonít be worth the $45 they will probably charge for bottles. Update a week later: I cannot stop thinking about this beer. There was a light peppery taste in the sour flavor that makes me want to drink it a lot. They probably put crack in it and thatís why the bottles will cost so much... Second update: boy was I right about the bottle cost, huh? Anyway, Shyam poured me a sample from his Blue Palms bottle and it was much better than on tap. Much more yeasty and bacterial - really sharp, cheddary and layered. Citrus and a great funk for this side of the pond really came through.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 On tap at Stone Sourfest. Pours with a small white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of brett, lemon, citrus, horse blanket and pineapple. Taste is super sour with notes of honey (but not the sweetness), floral, tartness and pineapple. Light carbonation.
Pretty awesome, that said, I had some Isabelle Proximous on tap afterwords, and IP blows DDG away in my opinion.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Call me a fanboy. I donít care, this one was worth the price of admission. I am glad they are releasing this this weekend. Excellent sour. Someone said typical LA sour. I agree. Outstanding. Will rival some of thier better sours.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone Sour Fest 09. Pours cloudy yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma is loads of lemon and orange peel, a touch of barrel. Flavor is heavily citrus with a strong sourness. Clean and sharp on the palate, medium bodied.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours a hazy pear -lemon yellow with a small white ring. Nose was more fruit forward than expected, tons of bright, tart citrus. Flavor was also very citrusy with some tropical fruits in there as well. Finish was fairly crisp.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone Sour Fest 2009. Was looking forward to trying this one. Poured a hazy golden yellow and hand a enormous head from the pour that diminished after a few minutes. Aroma of citrus and funky barrel. Very tart flavor with some vinegar but not over the top. Light carbonation that feels good on the tongue. Overall pretty tasty stuff.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Pours a dingy deep yellow. Lemon zest, earthy, mild tart, barnyard. Medium effervescence, very smooth, nice back burn. Very excellent.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap today at Stone Sour Fest, and damn I enjoyed the hell out of this. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and tart. Taste is tart great mouthfeel. K-ILLER.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet yeast and sour fruit aroma. Very sour green apple taste with a tart citric finish.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle at RBSG. Nose of orangey zest and tart oranges mixed with some light funkiness. Murky yellow with a small white head. Flavor was tartly sour with some funk mixed in. I loved this one! Thanks Tomme and Christian!