Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. i could smell the citrus as soon as i popped the cap. looks beautiful. dark yellow dehydrated urine color with a thick frothed up white head. burnt yeast and lemons hit me first and make me smile. a slight scent of bananas in there also. oh yeah, that is a good bitter bite. banana flavor comes through more here. bubblegum yeast notes that i like paired with this high bitterness. grassy flavors are enjoyable. caramel sweetness and a bit thick. the yeast is really dominant in this. a touch of rubber, but not necessarily always a bad thing. sweaty bitter and enjoyable. i look forward to trying this with some chili and cornbread i made last night.
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cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - Pours a clear orangish-golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine and grassy hops, light yeast, and esters. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, light esters, yeast, and herbal hops. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Fairly smooth on the palate. A nice beer.
LinusStick (2700) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great and different beer. Im not too big on this whole "Belgian style IPA" thing, but this is good. Aroma was fantastic. Strong citrus and pine hops. Very full. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was very hoppy in the front. Grapefruit, pine and bitter until the sweet light fruit aftertaste comes in from the Belgian yeast. Ive been a homebrewer for about 4 months now and this beer shows me how big a difference a yeast strain can make in a beer. By the aroma I would think this was going to be a huge hop bomb. It starts out that was, but quickly brings in apricot and peach flavors . Nice and different. As it warms there is a big battle of bitter and sweet with the sweet overpowering.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from marinos in toledo. hazy yellow pour with small white head. light citrus aroma. good thin to medium texture. overall this comes off as a hoppy bitter stone ipa that is knocked down a bit with the belgian yeast - not necessarily in a bad way though. light fruits, yeast, peppery, crisp bitter finish. good stone change up. K-8
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity notes and hints of hops. Sweet yeasty flavour with hoppy and fruity Notes.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a nice tan head. Aroma is citrusy, with some lemon and light grapefruit as well as some hops. Seems like a mix between a Belgian and an IPA. Spicy notes as well. Sweet taste. Not much of a hops presence for an IPA. Some citrus notes as well as some pepper spice as well. Interesting beer idea from Stone. but I like it.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a white head. Aromas are dry biscuit with lemon, apricot and yeast. Flavours are yeast and citrus with sweet apricot. Some melon with spices. Warming alcohol on the finish. Good.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is strong of citrus and pine hops with a hint of bubblegum and a little alcohol. The bubblegum flavor from the yeast is an interesting blend with the citrus and pine hops. Not a typical IPA but the belgium yeast makes this very interesting.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear filtered yellow colored body with a white head. Musty sugared cannibus nose, some pine and grapefruit, tropical bubblegum, a little bit of musty urine (ethyl isobutyrate?) Sweaty green hop cones up front, sugared, crystalline, etc., lightly sweet, musty, etc. Body is a bit thin and watery, but overall this is a pleasant IPA with a mild (but somewhat artificial) Belgian character.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a clear pale orange with a small white head, great lacing.
smell is of peanut, spice, malt, a few hops, a touch of pine, and citrus.
taste is of sour malt, lots of hops, nuts, grassy, sweet fruits, and yeast, ends very bitter.