Stuedmaster (235) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark gold/light amber with a thin, wispy, white head that dissipates and leaves thin lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, herbs, floral, nuts, brown sugar, and resin...pretty nice. This is a good balance between a California IPA and an amber Belgian ale. A little too heavy on the resinous, high alpha hops for me, I prefer the Belgian style, but overall refreshing and very drinkable. Has a bitter aftertaste but it’s manageable. Focus is on citrus flavors, strong bitter hops to balance the sweetness, a straightforward version of an IPA/Belgian cross, nicely done.
beastmaster (327) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High expectations. Pour is lager esk and more on the yellow side than orange. Nice thin lacing that holds. Aroma is a little lacking. Mild citrus, and bittera. Flavor is much more citrusy with pine needles. Medium body. Meh wish it was fresher
Donpakkobeer (7) - MEXICO - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stone IPA Cali-Belgique
Nariz: Un conjunto elegante y armonioso con notas cítricas que recuerdan limón, naranja y toronja flores una nota a clavo además de malta tostada y un ligero recuerdo a miel.
Boca: Una cerveza amplia en boca donde se acentúan los sabores cítricos y a miel, cremosa, de un amargor perceptible pero muy bien equilibrado dándole balance al estilo IPA belga,un final amplio con una ligera sensación de sequedad que recuerda la malta tostada.
Vista:Una cerveza limpia dorada con notas rojizas y oro viejo, una corno sostenida de espuma densa y blanquecina y una fijación intermedia.
Una excelente opción para acompañar con platillos medianamente grasos.
lightbias (145) - USA - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 A medium amber fluid topped with an off white head. Not too sweet, not too spicy, not to bitter, a perfect Stone balance. Love this beer.
574deadzone (1074) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First shot at a fresh one of these in...no idea how long. Worth the wait. Pours that slightly hazy Stone IPA gold color with a frothy eggshell head that settles fairly quickly to a thick ring/film and leaves heaps of foamy, intricate lace. Nose involves sweet stone fruit, some banana esters, light earthy funk, zesty spice, a touch of honey, some tropical fruit, suggestions of candy sugar. Fairly sweet, decently bitter, a dash tart. Medium bodied, quite oily, pretty active, zesty and snappy on the palate, finishing dry, toasty, and yeasty. This is seriously a great beer. Perhaps it goes overlooked against the array of Stone beers, but I dig this a lot. Glad I got some.
CelticBrew (845) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent copper color with a big sudsy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Bubble gum yeast aromas combine with a bit of a grainy, malt huskiness. Some herbal, earthy hops with Scottish field grass add some freshness to the nose, but the gummy yeast characters dominate. The flavour is very dry with notes of bubblegum, grassy and bitter hops, spiciness and breadiness. Full bodied. Tasty and interesting beer.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden hue. Scent is bright and citrus. Taste is grapefruit and bitter pine. Great version of a Belgian inspired American IPA. Cheers! Excellent
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SoberDave (145) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Light hoppiness and Belgian flavors make for a delicious refreshing drink.
commonmac (385) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in a pint glass at Lake & Irving. Lighter golden in color. Lacing is strong. Taste has the best of hops...citrus, bitter, pine. Really ready to drink and perfectly refreshing. End has elements of Belgian yeast which plays well with the hoppy qualities. I’m a big fan. Stone delivers again.
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - good size creamy head, light gold color, big citrus and pine aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, maybe some very mild Belgian yeast spice, mainly in the aftertaste - very good overall though
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