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.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... RBSG Ď08... Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. Fruity, phenolic aroma provides spicy hops with notes of banana, clove and bubblegum. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Tilts toward the bitter side of balance with medium to heavy hop bitterness alongside a banana ester, clove phenol and alcohol warmth. Finishes crisp, bitter and spicy.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Yellow to golden in color with a light white head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, definete belgian like aroma, fruits, and spices. Taste is fruits, spices, medium bitterness, and bubbly.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at Stone Bistro during the 08 RBSG. This Belgian Ale pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, yeasty with some citrusy hops. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and estery, lots of orange of citrus. The hops are citrusy and floral. Kind of hoppy for a Belgian ale. Nice lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 On tap. Pours with an long lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Chill hazed amber body. Smell is bananas, spices, hops and bubble gum. Taste is a nice spicey hoppiness, some sugar, and light alcohol on the finish. Very nice. Creamy mouthfeel, with sharp light bubbles.
After having this beer in a bottle (thanks to bu11zeye), I find that the beer loose a bit in the tap to bottle transition. Hops die down quite a bit and the sugars and yeast come moree to the forefront. I would only rate the bottle version a 3.8.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@Stone Bistro: Hazy pale yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit with pineapple being dominant. Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet followed by Belgian spice, a hint of bubblegum and a sharp dry orange rind finish. Medium body is tangy with lively carbonation.
kostkaFeX (2) - , California, USA - AUG 11, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a good combo IPA, feels like a hefeweisen-IPA combo. good flavor and aroma. it excited the palate
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours a murky orange with a lacing white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma, mild yeasty. Flavour is orange fruity dense, solid hops yet also light yeasty and slight spiced. Lingering mellow finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy gold with a soft white head. Yeasty aroma, estery, citrus, very floral. Flavor had quite a bit of yeast to it, sort of like a shaken keg, but my pint was much clearer then Jason’s who must have got the pint after me, his looked more like soup. Very nice beer though.