LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange with a small ring of white head. Aroma of melon, sweet citrus and other sweet fruits, and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor has a decidedly hoppy presence with some Belgian yeast, clove, and melon notes also present in the finish. This was actually a successful effort at a true Belgian-IPA blend! Nice beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of bubblegum, hay, circus peanuts, flowers (particularly lavender), honey, crackers. Flavor moderately sweet, crackery again, with strong floral bitterness and lingering lavender. A bit chalky, quite dry. This beer really transcends classification. Crazy stuff, and good stuff.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is strong with hops and sweet malts. Notes of grapefruit really stand out, as well as a bit of bread, grass, and sweet malts. On the palate, this beer felt like very bubbley. The taste brought out a strong Belgian flavor. The finish was dry and hoppy, leaving a nice hop after taste in the back of the throat. I really think I need to try this one again.
PhatB420 (792) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If there ever was one, this is the best summer IPA out there, not a strong as some east coast brews Ive had before but the delicated combination of the hops and barely makes due for an impressive brew.
bacummings (21) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy as you would expect an IPA to be. Golden with nice fluffy head. A bit of a sweet finish.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out clear golden with lots of foamy head. Taste is sweet and spicey with lots of hops. The Belgian yeast and malt gives it a different twist. Sweet and fruity with nice malty flavor. Crisp and clean finish. Great alternative to the regular IPA.
douglas88 (7794) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared generously by footbalm. Pours a clear golden color with a nice foamy white head. The aroma is sweet; lots of hops, some Belgian yeast and malts. The flavor is more hoppy than anything else, which is of course fine with me. A lighter Belgian malt and yeast profile. Overall, a very nice beer.
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone. Gotta love em. I mean, just one great beer after another. Deep gold color with a fluffy head. Citrus notes and a great hoppy bitterness. Overall very smooth. Nothing mind-blowing (for Stone), but this is a solid brew any way you slice it.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a huge, rocky, white head and lots of lacing. Nice citrus aroma balanced with bubblegum, yeast, banana, clove, honey, coriander, pepper and bread. Lots of bright citrus and belgian ester flavors with some peppery phenols and a sweet honey biscuit malt background. Sticky, medium-ful body with soft carbonation.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a thick white head. Somewhat complex nose comprised of pine, citrus, toast, malt. Light sweetness, malty with a nice caramel note. Big grapefruit bitterness. Pretty good, and better than I had anticipated.