DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, light-to-medium golden from the 22oz. bottle: Great white, foamy head retention and mildly carbonated which helps to relase sharp aromas of tangerine citrus and other tropical fruits, green fresh hops. Tastes of chewy bread dough, pine sap, white grapefruit, and pepper. Pale malts and yeast play within a lightly textured sweetness and mild bittering finish. Drinkability: Delicious. Rebuy: Yes. #243 on 20122009, DG.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wonderful beer...nose of hops and mild citrus, strong hoppy aroma, palate of hops citrus, finishes very clean and smooth
halfonit (1257) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another good one from our friends at Stone Brewery. Clear golden color. Aroma is mainly of floral hops. Taste is pretty much the same with a little citrus. Good stuff!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Foamy rocky lacy white head.Clear thin bright dark gold color.Rich floral hop mild Belgian ester front.Rich creamy cloying mellow sweet hop infused mild Belgian fruit ester tame rich crisp pale caramel IPA body.Balanced hop spice satisfying Belgian end.Wow Brew!
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Bottle drank on 12/18/2009 from Whole Foods, Arlington, VA
Aroma: Citrus aroma, can’t place which citrus though.
Appearance: Clear golden appearance, very little head.
Flavor: Hoppy yet somewhat sweet.
Palate: Light-medium body, with some carbonation.
Overall Impression: I like this beer a lot - I like the hops flavor, but it the belgium part of it makes it easy to enjoy.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at RFD in DC. Hazy golden color with an off-white head. Flavor is citrus with, yes, a belgian yeasty note. Props for originality but I didn’t care for it.
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/10/09 (From bomber, aroma of grapefruit, bubble gum and citrus . . . the Belgian yeast is blending well with the American hops! Flavor is hoppy, minerally, with a “candy hop” essence. Palate is clean, medium-light in body, with a lingering semi-bitter finish. This beer is better than I remember, a worthy addition to the Stone IPA family.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery-amber-golden pour. Nose is very spicy...an abundance of Belgian fruity yeasty esters. Very strong caramel amlt bottom anchoring the intense PNW hoppiness in the finish. The Belgian fruity yeast works very well in adding some spic notes to the typical pine resin and grapefruit hop qualities. Very good.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy and slightly yeasty aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty bitter hoppy finish.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Ft. Myers, Florida. Accidentally let it age in the fridge for over two months, but it still came out great! Pours a nice hazy straw color with a thin cap of clingy white head.
Aroma is different and interesting. Piney resin, doughy bread, a bit of banana and clove. Flavor is equally confusing with the Belgian characteristics mixing nicely into the smooth IPA. Creamy mouthfeel, a little light on hops as the malt and yeast take center stage.