matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper body and wonderful ivory head in retention. The aroma is undeniably STONE IPA, but a twist…. Spicy esters, mango, guava, grapefruit… the dry-hopping is SO fresh and aromatic that it’s near euphoric! Yet the phenols are a bit shrill.
The flavor is tropical fruit and citrusy zest. Sticky palate, Ahhh…. I’m in love!
CopterScott (135) - Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, pine and funk. Flavor has light malt with strong pine and funk.
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - etched glass. Backlog. Pours golden. White head. Nose/taste of pine, citrus peel and light malt. Medium body.
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Fra bryggeriet. Gul diset øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af gær og en smule citrushumle. Frisk klar sødlig smag men bitterhumlen bakker sødmen fint op. Dejlig øl.
arnold931 (518) - Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours beautiful clear golden bronze with nice white head. Nice funk in the nose. Taste is dry pine with some funkiness. Dryness in the aftertaste.
spittle8 (110) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Very sweet. Not overly impressed by the style, I’d rather just have a straight Belgian. Not as aggressive as some Stone beers. Solid beer, but I’d like to taste more of the Belgian and less of the IPA.
reberiii (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, to be fair, I unintentionally aged this, so I’ll try to be lenient in the scoring. Smells of...eh? Tastes of citrus and not much else. Actually, I am having this old one after a fresh RuinTen, so I’ll put out a 3.4 and try it again later.
MattyKakes (91) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More Belgian than IPA, most of the facets of this brew lean towards Belgium. Starts with a funky, yeasty aroma, lightly hazy golden body and small, thin silky head. Taste brings on the yeast again, but the Stone hops come in to bite at the end. Finish reminds me of some French cheese. Interesting!
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious brew! Pour is an amazing golden color with a nice white head. Flavor is so good. Taste of a nice little holly flavor.
edgallow (1992) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, bread and malts. Taste is sweet malts, yeast and citrus.