leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good clear amber color with a sizable foamy white head. Notes of yeast, spice, doughy malt, and a gentle touch of hops in the nose. Light bodied with a creamy texture. A balancing act of spice, yeast, and citrus hop flavors dominate throughout, with a touch of alcohol and malt. The finish is a soft touch of hops and alcohol, and falls far short of what I’m used to from a Stone IPA.
BeerFanDan17 (1002) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bitter brew, but still a flavorful Belgian yeast inspired IPA. Pours medium golden with a light, but frothy head.
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reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to leave some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some yeasty notes. Taste is a pine and citrus hop bitterness with a grainy malt sweetness with a light dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation that pleases the palate. Definitely worth sampling this one.
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, pepper, citrus hops, grapefruit and fruity notes. Taste is spicy belgian yeast, black pepper, pine, grapefruit and citrus hops with a nice well rounded bitterness. Dry finish make this pleasant to drink however the body seems a bit thin. Big and bold on the nose and the flavor just doesn’t carry as much of a punch.
AdiBeer (1365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: yeast, grain malts, intense flowers. Appearance: clear gold, small, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: grain malts coming up, sweets, light bitters again towards the end. Overall: nice IPA, excellent aroma and palate. Pint at Stone Brewing, Escondido.
Stuedmaster (226) - 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.
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Julie says yucky. She gives a 1. Kind of taste like formaldehyde
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beastmaster (287) - 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 (120) - 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 (1059) - 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.