arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo. Very thin head, copper color. Very interesting taste, not what I expected at all. Very fruity with figs, grapes, and spices. A good beer that would probably age well.
Aquilo (598) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I always get excited by seasonals. This one is quite good all around; very drinkable and relaxing, but nothing too complex. Nothing to challenge your taste buds here. Let me break it down for you: Pours yellow with a white head. The color isn’t pleasing to the eye in my opinion, so I dimmed the lights, and it looked fine. Smell is sweet like cotton candy with a hint of popcorn. Flavor is eucalyptus, perhaps pine, and grapefruit. Very smooth and wet going down. Wonderful.
screigh (597) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden color like a wheat beer color. No head at all. Aroma is sweet, bready and a hint of saison. Taste is a little tart, peppery and again a little like a saison. Bitterness sticks around and a definite alcohol when you breathe. I tasted this thing blind, not knowing at all what style it was until I read the deScription here. I immediatly placed it as some Belgian style and it caught me off gaurd. I cannot taste the Amarillo hops at all. A decent beer but not a style I care for.
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice! Off the bat it reminded me of Hop-It, but as I got through the bottle I realize it’s different in it’s own way. Think Chouffe Houblon, Urthel Hop-It and then make it taste like it released yesterday. Nice beer.
DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 22oz. a smooth ale - great citrus flavors and balance of hops and yeast. a good beer - enjoyable
BuckeyeSammy (593) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone took a pretty good shot at a brewing a belgian IPA. A close second to Mikkeller/Struise Eliot’s brew. Golden with a fluffy white head. Belgian yeast with a lot of sweet spice, finishes a bit bitter. High drinkability.
brigg (590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 (bottle - august 26, 2008) Clear golden orange with no head. Floral, fruity aroma with grassy, floral hops, grapefruit, ripe banana, bubblegum, clove. The flavor starts out semi-sweet with a slight tang, but bitterness kicks in on the way back and it finishes very dry. Citrus flavor (particularly grapefruit) and piney hops are the clearest characteristics. The alcohol is noticeable. Very interesting: the flavor seems to be constantly shifting from one thing to another. Medium bodied.
(bottle - March 4, 2013) Clear orange body, a whisp of off-white head. Floral, honey aroma, allspice, clove, banana, mild hops. Medium body. Flavor of bubblegum, pepper, clove, honey, mild citrus hops.
CpyNPrnT (584) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is banana, spices, taste is banana, yeasty, spices, alcohol is present, very good!
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy gold with medium thin head. Aroma of citrusy hops, spices, and biscuit. Taste is sweet with a hop bite and a spicy finish. Not bad at all.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, bright, very light orange-gold with a dense, fine, quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma of fruity fermentation esters with citrus noes--orange--along with yellow fruit hops notes alongside light sweet malt and some alcohol. Sweet malt and alcohol up front in the flavor surrounded by a fairly dense hops bitterness profile with some spice and yellow fruit flavors. The body comes across as strong, yet light, with a lot of carbonation and a long, bitter, slightly hot finish.