Nephilium (1498) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting aroma, with a touch of spiciness, pine, and a hint of vanilla. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a huge white head. The hops come forward in this one with a grassy quality, with just hints of Belgian sugar and spice. Not bad, but there are much better Belgian IPAs out there to try.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light colored, well-carbonated. The yeast character in this is lovely, with more funk and berries than spice. Unfortunately the hop character is merely ok, slightly bitter, and not very smooth at that . It is well brewed and at it’s best is a light grassy/berry summer treat, but it just doesn’t go where the american hops can. I never new American hops could pair well with a Belgian yeast, though, until I tried Iron Hill Belgian IPA, Stone’s Cali-Belgique doesn’t do it for me either.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours with a huge foamy white head over a hazed golden body. Aromas are floral, peppery, estery, phenol, apricot and sage. Flavors are equally floral and spicy. Bitter, grainy, apricot, grassy, hoppy. Stone fruit, lingering esters. Lively carbonation.
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely farmhouse. It didn’t have any really big flavors, but lots of subtle hints of apple, hops, orange, and that outdoor smell. Nose was bright and fairly fruity, but with an acidic, lemon bent. Overall, smooth and easy to drink. Poured a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Well worth it.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent amber with a foamy and pillowy beige blanket atop. Aroma of bready yeast, citrus, lemongrass, yeast and grains. Fizzy body tastes of spicy Belgian yeast, pale malt, floral hops and light funk. Mild bitterness, the low end of the hatters.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and estery, with a rosey, floral nose to it. Taste is a biscuity version of that with dry, peary esters into the finish. $6/22oz
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, Hoppy, wierd funky citrus, yeast. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, yeasty, a little tart, with a bitter hop finish. Wierd. Probably would not purchase again.
Mwemple (1) - - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good aroma, and great smooth taste, slight bitterness, with a good sweetness to back it
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a nice gold color with a sizeable white head. The nose has yeast, orange, and grapefruit notes. The flavor has a touch of funky farmhouse character combined with the citrus, yeast, and malt notes. Light and easy on the palate with a pretty clean finish. Not half bad.
TheAlum (6297) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time in town. Pours a crisp clean golden yellow, a decent whitish head that dies to a smaller film, clinging to the edges. Good lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity, some light esters and some citrus mix with bready malts, pretty light overall. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty big dose of Belgian yeast, apples and pears right off the bat moving into bread and a telltale Belgian yeasty spice. Vanilla, a touch of clove, orange peel and light florals provide a light bitterness. Sweet up front with lingering fruits, a touch of sweetness. Pretty fruity, restrained bitterness. Quite flavorful, not overly sweet as expected. Dry, a touch of honey, fruity esters, more orange and floral slanted hoppiness. Not bad