BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy hop aroma with a nice sweet malty note. Clear pale yellow, med head, hoppy flavor profile backed with med-heavy sweetness. Well bittered, but far from overpowering yet well complimented by the Belgian yeast. Exactly what you’d think you get mating stones gargoyle with a Belgian beauty.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im just not a fan of the style I guess but I can appreciate it. Obviously crafted well, I get the big American hop bomb side of it with the Belgian yeasty malty backbone. The styles just dont do it for me...
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served cold from bottle. Love the aroma. Clove, citrus, yeast, resin. Lovely golden color with a light white head. Medium bitter taste, nice fizz. Warm and sweet with just a hint of alcohol. A fine, fine IPA.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Spicy grassy nose with resin, very floral aromas. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Earthy bitterness with some grass, with very spicy flavors as well, strong grassy hop flavor with a very heavy malt flavor to hold it up. Very nice belgian yeast notes that blend very well with the hops. nice brew!
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/22/10. Bomber into a snifter. The pour is cloudy orange with a nice white head. The aroma is funky Belgian all the way with some cat pee aromas. The flavor is very funky with dashes of sour and a big sour kick as well. Very interesting.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber. Pours a hazy bright golden yellow with a large fluffy white head that leaves a nice thin sheet of lacing as it recedes. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, light clove, banana, fresh citrus and fruits and some grass. Flavor is bitter citrus hops that linger, along with more spicy yeast notes, grass and some ripe banana. Solid stuff, and an enjoyable Belgian influenced IPA.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear like apple juice with a funky soap aroma. Way more Belgie than Cali. It seems like it is packed with strong Belgium yeast. A yeasty funk in fact. Alcohol grazes across the tongue and leaves a richness in the mouth that is warm and sweet. The hop presence of a typical IPA isn’t as prevalent as I thought it would be. My Stone IPA currently still sits in the fridge. I should probably try it....
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a light hoppy, spicy aroma to it. It’s like half IPA half Belgium. Has a light color with no foam. The appearance is light and a little hazy. Pretty decent.
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Ginger Man in Austin, TX. Very interesting, there’s a definite fruity Belgian yeast character overlaid on the classic Stone IPA hop backbone. A must-try for fans of Stone or fans of just good, interesting beer in general.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Uptown Grille in Commerce Twp, MI. Clear gold/amber with thin off-white head. Aroma of citrusy grassy hops which is typical of Stone’s beers. But there’s also the Belgian yeast influence of fruity banana/bubblegum. Taste is bitter with slight fruity malts. Medium bodied and crisp.