chinchill (3901) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. er.
Appearance - Clear amber-copper.Lots of visible carbonation rising to a small but durable white head.
Smell - Yeast, wet leather, sour apple and tropical fruits
Taste - A cross between an IPA and yeasty Belgian pale ale. Lightly funky. Moderately bitter with a bitter aftertaste suggesting grapefruit and yeast. Overly bitter.
Mouthfeel - Medium body; medium+ carbonation.
Overall: Cali-Belgie indeed, with pronounced hops and strong Belgian yeast influences.
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP Craft Beer Fest Vienna 2016 v1
Estery aromas of clove, bubblegum, some citrus and grains. Flavors were similar with lots of biscuity malt, esters, and piney bitterness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel was thin and a bit slick.
batneil (581) - - APR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden colour with Nicky foamy head. Limited aroma. Slightly bitter taste with a bit of hoppiness. Ok, but not the best ipa in the world. (K)
Saeglopur (1599) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBF Wien.
Dark golden, clear body, with a big, stable, creamy, lacing, slightly yellow head.
Aroma of citrus, orange, grass, grapefruit, subtle tropical fruits, candy.
Tastes of grapefruit, lemon zest, resin, grass, some passion fruit, candy.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, medium dry, zesty, herbal, grassy, a bit sweet.
Nice one, although not so special. A bit heavy, on the one hand quite harshly bitter, on the other hand with a quite heavy sweet malt backbone. Not on par with the other IPAs from Stone I’ve had, while still enjoyable.
Cuso (7290) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Craft Bier fest, Vienna. Golden color with white head. Aroma of candies, hops, malt. taste, slid malty backbone followed by citrus hops with candies, resiny, pines. Little bit harsh non hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.
Gurthnar (4553) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Mostly centered on noble Saazer hops. However seems oxidized to me. Otherwise it is pretty clean and simple, with nothing really poking out.
mcflylanister (60) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Presencia dorada limpia con corona blanca persistente y carbonatacion media. Aroma a pan, levaduras y citricos. Sabor como si se tratara de una blond belga con matices lupulados, fruta madura, cereal y final dulce y amargo
scirtes (362) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at BGM 2016. Lots of typical Belgian phenolic notes, high bitterness, lively carbonated.
Kauge (1325) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. I should’ve tried Stone IPA as well - would’ve been nice to compare. Oh well. This one was really good though: pretty harsh bitterness and distinct Belgian-ness to go with that, soft yet kinda aggressive, dusty and dry. Poured clear amber-golden with a smallish white head. Must repeat.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear amber. Aromas of citrus and hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.