Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Yep, it’s an IPA with Belgian yeast, Stone style. What more is there to say? Tasty, but not stellar.
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Bottle. Orange amber pour. Short white head leaves spotty lacing on the tulip glass. Aroma is big floral hops, citrus oils, orange peel, sweet malt, yeast notes and light spice. Almost some ginger as well. Taste is strong floral hops, citrus juice, orange zest, yeast notes, light caramel, sweet malt and spices. Body is medium with a full carbonation. Ends with more flowery hops, orange peel, grapefruit juice, yeast and sweet malt. OK, but not really my cup of tea.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is golden-orange, with a floral, grapefruit, hoppy aroma. The taste has a medium hops bite, with a flowery, alcohol, and not real exciting yeast flavor. Sadly, this didn’t impress me very much. I might have been expecting too much from Stone, though.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Floral, very floral. Tastes like grapefruit and azaleas. Probably nice with cheese. Alcohol not very well hidden.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A orange-golden pour with a lingering thin white head. A citrus fruit and floral aroma. More citrus fruits in the taste with some sweet yeasty notes and lite spice on the back end. This is not the big brew I expected it to be, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow orange in color... Aroma of floral and citrus hops... Flavor has a distinct Belgian flavor of citrus and yeast like a blonde, but a nice crisp flavor with a gently bitter finish... Like the style.. Very intrigued..
matt20102 (6) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper-gold with a thick, lasting head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste of bitter orange and grapefruit (cascade hops) but not overpowering (like Ruination). By flavor, it’s unmistakably a Stone brew but is generally quite pleasant. Well carbonated but without excess carbonation- this beer would pair very well with a burger and fries.
Ron (3424) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a thin white head that sticks around. Smells of citrus, fruity, melons, some soapy hints. Flavor of citrus and some underlying earthiness and a light spicy finish. Some IPA’s are alittle too hoppy for my taste, but this one is so different that I really enjoyed it. Thanks JB.
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: medium reddish gold with orange as well; white head with pretty good head stand; clear
Aroma: the distinction from straight American IPAs from yeast is more pronounced than expected; lots of citrus fruit, predominantly; much stronger yeast presence than usual; not necessarily bad
Flavor: lovely balance; lots of citrus, fruity hops from America; Belgian yeast provides more of a supporting role on the palate, but it supports nicely!; malt flavor is low; not an over-the-top bitterness; nicely kept under control and in balance with the rest of the flavors
Palate: smooth with moderate carbonation; medium-light bodied; without too much astringency
Boutip (5695) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of slightly bitter hops with a light fruity yeast. Taste is also dominated by some light fruity ester with some dry hoppy notes and some neutral malt in the background. Body is full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done thought there is some better example for this style with better balance between yeast and hops.