chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was amazing and unexpected. I am used to being shocked by Stone, but this beer was a very pleasant surprise. A traditional looking IPA except that it is a little light in color. Clear. Tall rocky head that left sculpted concentric rings. Amazingly the yeast aroma really battle with the hops in the nose. On first sniff I was confused. My curiosity aroused. Very spicy as well dominated by cloves. I have never had a beer with such overt clove aroma. Is it the Belgian yeast that does this? The taste was all Stone IPA but more. The brew tasted like a blend of caramel malts, citrusy hops and a fruity taste. The fruit was pineapple-mango-peach-tangerine. Very intriguing. Then the hops wrestled the aftertaste away again. A fresh grassy sort of hops. Very fresh like a wet-hopped beer. The body was medium light with average carbonation. Call the texture soft to oily. Overall a great and refreshingly different beer. It’s not your traditional IPA. I give Stone top marks for attempting this unique hybrid and pulling it off.
hackobock (3427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 1, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and spicy with
white bread, grass, citrus, pine, banana and some herbs. Taste is light sweet, fruity and spicy, medium bitter. Finish is bitter with grassy, herbal, slight dry spicy notes, some citrus as well, light malty bready sweetness with some peach notes.
Medium bodied, average carbonation.
mgajdaczewa (1642) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie chmielowo, cytrusy i tropiki, mango i belgijskie drożdże w postaci lekkiej przyprawowości, dobre proporcje. W smaku podobnie, przede wszystkim jest to IPA, goryczka średnia, krótka, soczystość na niezłym poziomie w stronę cytrusów podszytych belgią, lekkie przyprawy, jeszcze lżejsze brzoskwinie. Bardzo ok.
anstei (1070) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl can from Erzbierschof Zurich. Lots of Belgian-style indeed. Typical yeast and candy aroma over west coast aroma hops. Very bitter taste with a crisp carbonation. Medium long and mostly bitter finish. Works well.
LLaurin (293) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colour and small head from can. Taste is light hoppy but the Belgian yeast takes the biggest place in this beer. Palate is a little short but still quite OK. This one was brewed in Berlin Germany.
The_Osprey (5969) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml can as ’Stone Cali-Belgique IPA’, 6.9%, brewed in Berlin, 1 month old. Consumed on the train back to Wales. Aroma is sugary, honey, caramel, musty candi sugar, those banana chew sweets. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, floral, banana esters, quite dry, very Belgian influenced, some booze, melon, pastries, drying pine vibe. A pleasant, complex mix of sugars, hops and yeast. Good stuff. But would prefer either a hoppy IPA or a malty Belgian ale to this amalgamation.
kustie (844) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has caramel, yeast and some floral hops. Taste is malty with long bitter and fruity but quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, caramel, pine, resin. Nice combo of both sides.
hajsman (31) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well done mix between Belgian yeast and American hops aroma. Citrus, bananas and medium, nice bitterness all come together in non-intensive, moderate way. Consistent and decent beer.
hub66 (383) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Couleur dorée; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés, fruités et de levure; un peu d’épices également; finale douce-amère
HopticalIllusion (1) - - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to describe this beer, there are definitely more belgian characteristics than ipa ones, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing because its a damn tasty beer.
explosivedog (188) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Erzbierschof. Aroma is bubblegum hop notes and the pour is a gold orange colour. Flavour starts off all belgian, with bread, orange and spices, before a good bitter finish. I really like this.
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