coachd (92) - Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought this one simply because of how unique it is. Stone takes a lot of chances and from what I have tasted, they do not miss often. It looks like any other mainstream beer in terms of color and amount of carbonation. The only exception to this is the copious amounts of white foam that rises up and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing. I thought the aroma was fantastic. Pine hops with sweet honey-like malt backbone. I am not getting as much of the Belgian style aromas; the little that I am detecting is probably only because I was looking for it. Nonetheless, Stone knocked it out of the park with the aroma of this beer. The taste reveals a little of the Belgian qualities - dark fruit, fresh bread, etc. but the original Stone IPA still shines through. I love Stone IPA and this could quite possibly be an improvement upon it. The palate is good for the style - to me it loses points for being a little too carbonated with an aftertaste that is a little too bitter. Good solid brew; who else besides Stone would think of this?
beerguy00 (70) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Appearance: Poured an almost perfectly clear orange-gold color, decent head about two fingers worth when first poured, stayed at about a fingers worth throughout drinking it.
Aroma: Very hoppy smelling, and I could pick up on a slight fruitiness but it was very hard to pick out over the hops. Smelled a little stronger than other IPAs I have had.
Taste: Citrus with some very light bready flavors. A bit of a pine aftertaste.
Mouth feel: High carbonation, but I guess that comes with this style of beer.
DarkSong (292) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a light gold with a large white very long lasting head. It has the aroma of grapefruit, flowers, resin, pine and Belgian beer aromas. It has a nice bitterness to it. It tastes of resin, pine, lemon, grapefruit with a slight Belgian yeast flavor. I like this beer a lot. It was a very good price too.
demmbonz (522) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bomber to snifters. Golden yellow with white head. The hops, malts, and belgian character are all mild. Sweet and fruity delicious.
SlimHabib (141) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Clear copper golden in color. Possesses many different aromas. Bread, hops, orange, and grapefruit are all noticeable. Clean light to medium body. Complex taste. Starts slightly malty, but quickly moves to a citrus taste with a lasting sweet aftertaste. Very good beer.
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jayzz (321) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors copper with reasonale and pervasive head. Aroma is grapefruit, orang rine. Taste is sweet and mellow.
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a field of hops put in this. super hop aftertaste. relatively moist. cloudy. real.chaffy. alcoholic.
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to glass. Great spice and citrus aroma. Orange, clear and white head. Taste is Belgian funk and grapefruit with slight pine.
AAEA (104) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 FL. OZ ($4.99) this was a real good IPA. enjoyed this beer and will be buying again. so far everything from Stone has been really good. more of a light IPA to me but has its own character that stands out from their other lines and well other IPAs for that matter.
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce Cali-BelgiŽ bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottle date is pretty much faded off. Pours a mostly clear light apricot yellow with half an inch or so of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, spices, yeast. Tasting notes of citrus, bitter hops, spices, yeast, orange peel, hint of banana. Medium body with a dry finish. Semi-juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.