davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone brings on the strong California style and the Belgium yeast adds a certain softness, but in Stone fashion, hops must be supreme. The beer has a light white head and it pours a light golden color. There is some type of tropical citrus that i do not care for in this beer.
vandc01 (125) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle in a Stone variety pack.
Normally I wouldnít get a Belgian IPA because I donít like them.
Aroma - definitely can smell the Belgian yeast in this...not horrible just not my thing.
Appearance - Super clear yellow-ish color.
Taste - Is it a Belgian - Yes. Do I like that style - No. Donít care for the style, but Stone does a good job of it.
Overall - not my style...wonít see out again...just donít like Belgian beers...Nobodyís fault but mine.
MadShaolin (36) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A definitive yes on the bubblegum smell alluded to by the label. Smells like bazooka Joe, bubbleyum. Sweetness on the nose like your grandma's electric blanket. Great balance on the tongue. This is the best of both worlds. Could smell more complex, but the flavor makes you forget. Attenuation for days, great carbonation pop. Flocculate me timbers
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merc7186 (2305) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Mild Belgian Sugars, Mild Citrus
Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Mild Belgian Yeast, Mild Crackers, Mildly Floral
malkyore (227) - - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iíve always felt like a didnít like belgian beers, turns out I just donít like belgian yeasts.... I dunno maybe Iím undignified in my tastes, but yeah.... I donít really care. I do not like this one bit. Iím going to choke down this glass and store the other one to give to someone who comes over with more class than they have taste... I only hope that they like fancy foreign things more than they like delicious flavor.
Krej (131) - USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ive always disliked Belgian beers but felt bad because I didnít know why. Now I know why. Stone makes great beers and great ipas, so what happens when you take their IPA and add Belgian yeast? You want to through up... Its pretty gross and now I know why I donít like Belgian beers... Their yeast is pretty bad...
Lagerboy (1380) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear lighter orange copper until the sediment clouds it, off-white fading foam. Piney citrus yeasty fruity aroma. Taste is well hopped pine citrus somewhat obscured by Belgium yeast, floral and soapy, mildly sweet pale malts underneath. Softer carbonation, medium bodied. Not a fan of this hybrid style, much prefer the original. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
RumRunner101 (827) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper pour with white head and an absolute ton of sediment. Aromas of coconut, pineapple, mandarin, slight funk. So fruity. Flavour has some of the fruity components, but not as prominent as the nose. More of a bready malt backing, Belgian yeast character, bitter finish. Good.
vadie (844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jaune avec un col moyen beige. LíarŰme díhoublon rendu trŤs florale avec la levure belge. Cíest une belle IPA florale, et assez diffťrente de la IPA standard de Stone.
gad905 (191) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Keg at BD ShepBush. Clear gold, off-white head, fades to skin leaving good lace. Nose of bubblegum, floral hops, spicy belgo esters. Moderate sweet cereal, pretty big bitter, floral, resin, then touches of bubblegum and spice. Medium light body, slightly oily, moderate carb, loooong bitter finish. Wow, never had it fresh before! Nice.
GriffDaddy (78) - - DEC 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure why I bought a bomber. I love hops. I generally do not love the Belgian spice/tropical fruit thing. So this is a hopped up IPA with a bit of
Belgian thrown in for... what, exactly? Clear golden pour with a big white head. Aroma of maybe a lemony hop, some yeast. Flavour is similar, some citrus, modest bitter and then a touch of bubblegum. Just not my thing.