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.
SoberDave (132) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Light hoppiness and Belgian flavors make for a delicious refreshing drink.
commonmac (323) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in a pint glass at Lake & Irving. Lighter golden in color. Lacing is strong. Taste has the best of hops...citrus, bitter, pine. Really ready to drink and perfectly refreshing. End has elements of Belgian yeast which plays well with the hoppy qualities. I’m a big fan. Stone delivers again.
csaso (1364) - Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - good size creamy head, light gold color, big citrus and pine aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, maybe some very mild Belgian yeast spice, mainly in the aftertaste - very good overall though
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Darkmagus82 (1219) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with almost no head, but just a faint bit of white foam sitting atop the brew. The foam islands fade rather fast leaving no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of a nice biscuit malt smell mixed with a good deal of candied sugar and some yeast. Along with these very aromas were some great notes of tangerine and orange as well as spice smells of clove, coriander, and nutmeg. Rounding out the aroma nicely are some hop smells of a grapefruit, floral , and grassy nature, which meld very nicely with the sweeter and biscuit malt aromas to create one fantastic smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a blend of a cracker and biscuit flavor mixed with a bit of tangerine sweetness. A hop flavor of grapefruit and a floral nature are present upfront as well, with the floral maintaining strength to the end, all while the grapefruit gets stronger and stronger. Some candied sugar and yeast come to the tongue soon after the initial tastes, with the yeast bringing with it some notes of a clove and coriander spice flavor. Along with these flavors some decently grassy and herbal hop flavors later come to the tongue, and with the increase in the grapefruit hop give the brew a big bitter boost. While the bitterness is increased, it never becomes overwhelming, instead, it mixes nicely with the sweeter and malty Belgian flavors to leave a rather nice more balanced Belgian IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that average. The thinner body made for an easy drinking brew, all while the average carbonation was OK for both the IPA and Belgian characteristics of the brew. I would have liked a bit more carbonation to accentuate the Belgian characteristics slightly more, but overall it was an alright feel.
Overall – A quiet drinkable brew, which was very balanced. A very nice Belgian IPA that had a great flavor profile and amazing nose. Quite tasty.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color , beautiful nose. Balanced wonderful sweet strong hoppy taste, love
davidtjm (362) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hopfenreich, Berlin. Pour is gold with a minimal head, aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is fruity, sweet with strong bitter on an astringent finish. Great stuff
CopterScott (140) - 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 (8415) - , 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 (2602) - 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 (544) - 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.