pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from hophead22.....pours a semi-transparent orange brown with a thin soapy off-white head....aroma of yeast, citrus notes as well as light grassy hops and pine.... tangerine citrus flavors, earthiness, some sweet candied sugar, and an earthy bitterness in the finish. soft carbonation...i liked this more that the collaboration but that’s not saying a whole lot.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/25/08 Thanks to pantanap for this. Pours a golden orange with a white head. Nose is yeasty and doughy, lots of that Belgian ale doughy yeast - with a touch of spicy hops. Sweet malts that are doughy with a grassy spicy finish. The hops are somewhat cloying and without that fresh pop to them. Solid beer though. 3/7/3/7/15 = 3.5
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was Avery Fifteen deja vu. Although not nearly as bad...Avery 15 w/o the heavy pepper. Dry, hoppy, spicy, piny - a bit weird, kinda makes your eyes get wide, and not necessarily in a good way. Super average, would never buy again.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I must say this is interesting to mix and IPA with a belgian style brew. I think in this case the belgian aspects overpower the IPA hoppy aspects and while its good, not my cup of tea. Then again, I’m no big fan of belgians either, so that could explain it.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rustychiles for this one. Pours the generic pale ale color. Little bit of chill haze and absolutely no head to speak of. Aroma much like the usual Stone of citrusy hops, especially Simcoe. Faint hints of sulphur? Something a little off. I wouldn’t really call it a ’’Belgian’’ smell. Taste is mostly the same as generic Stone IPA, but with a little different mouth texture. Smoother, a little less biting. Once I let this warm up more, I could finally pick out some distinct Belgian-ness. A little bit of spiciness that played well with some of the spicy hop varieties used. Not much different at all from their normal IPA, but better.
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Falling Rock.
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized creamy off white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, spices and pine needles with metallic notes.
Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits with notes of yeast.
Dry hoppy finish.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Light golden pour. Thin, white head. Hoppy, citrus aroma. Slightly hoppy flavor, but vegetal and banana undertones quickly take over. Clean, dry finish. Interesting take from Stone.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a brilliant clear golden yellow with a medium frothy barely off white head. the aroma delivers as promised... bready, pears, hay, grapefruit, sour peaches, faint earthy rosemary and loads of spicy grassy hops. the flavor is hoppy as hell but without bitterness... pineapple, peach, citrus pith, pale malt sweetness, bready yeast, a faint bitterness and a dry finish which leaves behind some skunk. medium body. creamy smooth texture but at the same time prickly and bitey from the hops and carbonation. just relentlessly drying...
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Brick Store. Looked like a Tripel. Smelled like a Tripel. Lacked intensity and lacked the marvelous mouthfeel of a Tripel.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Falling Rock Tap House, GABF 2008. Pours sparkling dark yellow with a large, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), heavy yeast (dough, sweat, horse blanket) with notes of banana and ginger. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.