KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium golden orange with a slight reddish hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin film with a large collar, which offered up some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange peel) and possessed a mild fruity sweetness.
The taste was a moderately bitter with a mildly malty sweet undertone and had a note of caramel from the beginning, with the finish having a much more pronounced bitterness with a nice strong yeasty flavor and a bitter citrus peel presence at the end. The flavor lingered for an extremely long time proceeding the swallow with a bold bitterness and a mild fruitiness left hanging around.
Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a dry and somewhat oily texture and a solid medium carbonation.
Overall an IPA that was extremely hoppy. Although it was somewhat offset by the Belgian yeast, making it a smooth easy drinkable brew...
Defreni (2574) - 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 (455) - 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 (310) - 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 (88) - 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 (2019) - 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 (580) - 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 (1938) - 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.
dlihcsnatas (278) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brew with the smell of mandrine orange and herbs. Taste was bland at first and I didn’t much think I cared for it, but after a few sips the flavor balanced out with some sweetness in there but yet the hops was odd and I couldn’t seem to really figure the taste. Noticed other reviewers here couldn’t seem to agree either. Some say citrus, others floral, and others are going with pine. The more I drink this one the more it seems to take on different flavors. The resinish bland seems to be in the aftertaste so I am going with just an Interesting flavor. Overall it is good, but for the high price tag not going back for more of this one.
whiskeyrocks (58) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I guess my palette is different from most reviewers, because I have yet to find a Stone IPA that really blew my socks off. They all get pretty high ratings, but I personally have not understood why. This beer is the same for me. Not very hoppy, or citrusy. Kinda skunky smell that carries over to the taste. It is kinda light and very smooth. And was nice and refreshing on a humid cloudy day. But just not something that I would enjoy on a daily basis...