Dacrza (820) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date tasted: July 27, 2013 ... Glassware: Duvel snifter... Occasion: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King’s Speech... Appearance: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... Aroma: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... Palate: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer’s namesake...Taste: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... Overall: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Aroma of bread, yeast, and Belgian spices. Very dry and bitter. Tastes similar to a lager. Not very refreshing nor enjoyable. Somewhat dry and spicy finish with a harsh aftertaste. Not a fan of this one.
LazyPyro (487) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a long lasting frothy one-finger white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit, yeast, spices and herbs. The taste is quite Belgian-like, the spicy yeasty malty flavours are stronger than the hop character in the beer, which is slightly herbal and slightly fruity/citrus. I think it works nicely together though, it’s a well executed blend, closer in style to Belgian I’d say.
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a hazy golden with a two finger off white head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, grass, banana, spices, floral. Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, citrus, spiciness of Belgian yeast, banana, pineapple, funk, bread dough, floral, herbs. Medium bitterness. Medium body with a yeasty, dry & spicy bittersweet finish. Absolutely Delicious!
bkurtz (1046) - MOROCCO - JUL 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden with a nice head and some lacing. Aromas of ripe citrus and bready malts, some banana. Interesting blend of flavors and somewhat astringent. OK, but not what I expected.
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours pale amber, thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, melon, lemon, grapefruit. First sip of citrus fruit... big. Hints of pine, orange peel, cereal. I didn’t find it to be sweet. But I did find it to have a great smell.
biir (705) - Berlin, - JUL 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Castle Pub - Hazy golden color, nice head. Some floral aromas, pine, with a rather sweet malty body. Finish is medium bitter. Nice.
GenkiGonzo (1020) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Donaghy & Sanderson in Pitlochry. Clear light gold with champagne-like carbonation and a fluffy white head. Pine hop aroma with spicy yeast. Slightly prickly mouthfeel and a spicy bitter pine hop finish. Nice for the style.
islay (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-27-16. Bottled 04/10/16. Pours a clear bronze with a small amount of beige head. Good, dry, Belgian smell. Floral, caramel, herbal, and paint-like aroma. Scents of basil. Dry, hoppy flavor. Herbal taste. Spruce, potpourri, and even some milkiness. Peach sweetness, but the dry, herbal hoppiness definitely dominates, for the better for the beer. Lively and smooth in the palate. Medium to full body. Really good and likable. The Belgian and IPA elements gel really well.
BrewTom (569) - - JUN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden hue with thick white head. Funky Belgium nose. Dry bitterness of the yeast plays well off the malt sweetness. Not much hop flavour but enough interesting stuff going on to make this a lovely beer.
Rated by BrewTom
electrotype (616) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une IPA très anglaise, plus axée sur le malt que sur les houblons fruités. N’empêche... Même si le fruité des houblons ne ressort pas particulièrement, il y a tout de même dans ce liquide une touche bien "américaine". Le corps est très vivant et aide très certainement à cette impression. Autrement que de ne pas être d’un style que j’affectionne vraiment, je ne trouve pas beaucoup de défauts à cette bière. N’empêche, ce n’est pas trop dans mes cordes. Ne vous attendez surtout pas à une grosse IPA vermontoise ici.