bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent golden-orange into the glass, with a thin suds cap that leaves generous soapy lace. Lots of lemon and zest to the nose, with an equal amount of floral notes. The flavors are of lemon citrus, lots of rind and zest, light sweet malts, a touch of yeast midway through, and grassy hops on the back of the tongue. The finish is a mildly peppering grassy pine bitter, and a superbly integrated close to the pull. Although the textures are complex, the mouthfeel is medium with an easy quaff. Well-carbonated to bring enough liveliness, this goes down very easily, and cleanses the palate equally. A very nice Belgian offshoot take on the flagship IPA from Stone.
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow. Floral aroma with strong lemon. As intended, this one boasts the grassy notes and effervescence of a light Belgian blonde with the pine and citrus bite of hoppy IPA. Seems to accomplish what it set out for.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cali-Belgie who gives a shit. Great looking clear amber with a big pillowy head that laces and stays. Wonderful piney aroma hits you when you pop the cap. Taste is mostly hops with a Belgium hint in the background. Very nice dry, clean crisp finish for an outstanding brew.
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, clear golden-amber color, with a thick beige-white head, leaving some belgian laces, yeasty, fruity nose of orange, lemon peel esters, with a spicy herbal lavender, floral hop leafy accent, and a hint of pineyness, with a mild resinous, pine bark note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, flowery hop piney, citrus character with some mild honeyed pale, toasted malt flavors with faint leafy, resinous, lemon, grapefruit peel zestiness, with a hint of spiciness, leading towards malty, fruity, lemony, lingering hop piney bitterness finish.
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is like a nice sweet tea with a touch of mint. the hops in this are clean with a grassy like flavor. the taste gives a fresh taste. golden color with a creamy head.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, malt, and grapefruit. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of tea. The palate is this but OK for the style.. Overall this is a great beer.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A particularly stunning IPA with just an extra added tweek of Belgianness. Clear golden with a decent whitish head. Lovely fresh hops throughout. Piney yet slightly spicy. Mouthfilling with beautiful malt backbone and just that hint of European yeast. Seems so wonderfully fresh and vibrant. Yummy.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Nose is fruity with spicy, yeasty notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is semi sweet with both fruity and spicy coriander notes the citrus hop tones come thru in toward the end. Finishes very dry and mildly bitter. Not bad but I much prefer Terrapin’s Monk’s Revenge.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity and citric nose with some barnyard yeast, banana and spice. Brilliant light gold in color with a frothy white head. Hops and Belgian flavors mesh delightfully. Some limes and very clean. Rich and chewy with a bitter finish. A great beer.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, mostly citrus and hops. Flavor is balanced between the malts and hops. Great citrus hops flavor with a nice bitterness at the finish. Very good but not as potent as I expected. Decent alcohol content which is masked very well. Almost sessionable.