steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
it certainly smells like a Belgian ale (yeastiness... and some apricot in the aroma)--the qualities of an IPA appear to me in the aftertaste (bitterness and pine): slightly dry, moderate everything to me... I donít think I get this overall.
RedSox2004 (1100) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great idea - Stone IPA with Belgian yeasts - well executed. Poured clear gold with a one finger head that left a solid disc and nice lacing. Strong piney hops aroma accompanied by grapefruit and clear evidence of the yeast and spice like a good Belgian ale. Belgian pale ale flavors hit first, but gave way to the bitterness and pine flavors of the hops. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and a crisp, spice-dominated aftertaste.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at PP C-Bad. Fairly clear light orange hue, thin head and lacing. Nose is pepper and spices, hints of grass and pine resin, light fruits, yeast. Taste is light fruits (apples and pears), grassy and pine resin hops, peppery spices, yeast, finishes slightly drying. Thick texture with moderate carbonation. Great aroma and flavor here, well-balanced with good spice profile.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. I heard this is the same recipe as the IPA with the yeast being a Belgian strain. Big hoppy nose with a light funk. Good Hoppy flavor with again that Belgian yeast funk.....great stuff.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Tasted at Pacific Park Market in Aliso Viejo and brought a bottle home:
Nice looking golden pour with a frothy white head. Very nice aroma of sweetness. I liked the balance between the belgian candy sweetness and the IPA hoppiness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a med. gold color, white head. Smells orangy/hoppy kind of weird, but in a good way. Very interesting flavor, nice hoppiness with that belgian character in the backround, very tasty.
StefanSD (1989) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a big sudsy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate with Belgian yeasts, mild hops and sweet fruits. The taste is sweet with rock candy, bananas, and wheat--followed up by moderately biter hops. The mouthfeel was full and malty. The finish was long, dry and biter. Overall: A very enjoyable concoction, but as far as Belgian style IPA’s go, I much preferred Coronado’s Hoppy Daze.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Stone World Bistro. Pours hazy orange amber hue with a creamy white head. Aroma is that of citrus and Begian yeast notes. It had a medium bodied and nice refreshing texture. Initial flavor of pale belgian wheat malts with a nice amount sweetness. Mid palate is clovey with a hint of white pepper and hops. Finish was crisp and was an excellent match with my Buffalo Burger and garlic mashed potato.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Stone, RBSG. Cloudy yellow-orange with a thin broken white head. Aroma reminiscent of a wit with some spice and banana phenols, plus a moderate earthy hoppiness is behind it. Light astringent notes. Decent hop strength to it than some other recent Belgian IPAs. Different in the sense they have some other Belgian characters besides simply using a Belgian yeast strain.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Stone bistro. Pours golden with white head. Aroma of hops and spice. Mild hops with yeasty flavor. Decent.