Percy0103 (317) - MEXICO - OCT 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355ml. A clear golden beer with a big foamy white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, green grapes and belgian yeast. Truly a combination of an IPA and a Belgian beer. Taste is moderately bitter with a sweet finish. Some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is like a moderate belgian beer with a sweet acidi finish.
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - OCT 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is malty, quite plain. Taste gets the Belgian ingredients straight away, no fruits, some honey but this is not a sweet beer at all. Hops to remind you that there is an effort to create an IPA type... but, honestly, the worst Stone ale I have ever tried.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh 9/29/15 bottle from Trader Joe’s Ventura. I finally got around to trying/rating this. Clear gold color with a foamy white head and nice lacing. Very light aroma of clove and perfume with just a hint of hop bitterness. The Belgian yeast shows in the flavor. Finishes with some lingering bitterness. Meh.
AleRider78 (328) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a big huge foamy head that dissipates to a thin layer. Has a fairly clear golden amber appearance and has some sticky lacing all around. Excessive carbonation. Aromas are yeasty, malty and citrusy. Flavours are on the citrus side, some notes of grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits, a bit yeasty and some sweet malts. A good balance of bitterness and sweetness.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange gold with short soapy white head. Nose of hop resin, sweet tangerines, lemon drops. It’s got a lot of that in the flavour. Grapefruit rinds, orange oil, and I guess the exact way Lemon Pledge would taste if it were reasonably drinkable. But alas, this is not a perfect world. Bit of soapiness. And some funky yeast. This is delicious.
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is as Stone describes it. You get citrus forward hops in the west coast style with plenty of resin and the added taste of belgian yeast on the finish. The yeast has a taste similar to those found in belgian whites and belgian golden.
Maxbier (714) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with white head. Slightly fruity slightly musty yeasty aroma. Bitter sweet fruity with some belgian yeast and bitterness in the finish.
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in LA. Fruity Belgian up front, grapefruit citrus hop aroma. This really nails the combo.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dig. Aroma is light tropical fruit, lots of citrus and a bit of Belgian yeastiness. Taste is boozy, fruity, Belgian. Good for me.
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2015. Spicy and yeasty smell. Similar taste. Light on the hops. More of a belgian ale then an IPA. Nice though.