hapjydeuce (963) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Aroma is grassy, herbal, with a pleasant red wine sourness/ acidity. Not sure if its the hops or the Belgian yeast thats conflicting with the acetic wine character. Noticeable amount of oak wood mixed in the flavor too. Maybe its just me being used to red wine flavors in sour ales. Not bad, just meh.
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at big bold beer fest. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is very mildly sour, sour grapes, touch of bitterness. Same in flavor. More tart, but not a true sour. Ok, nothing special.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex, socky, caramel and fruity aroma. Nicely hopped, some mineral notes, alcohol bitterness, yeasty, peppery, woody. Woody finish tangy aftertaste. Clearish honey color. Interesting, not hugely drinkable for me. On tap, Baby Proof.
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Stone Company Store on Kettner SD, 14/11/14.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is bitter grapes, woody notes, pissy, red wine BA effect, spice, lihgt herbals and minit leaf.
Taste comprises tangy red grape, trace of booze, lemon just, light tropical fruits, straw, bitter citrics.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, smei drying close.
Solid BA IPA.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft, but this is one of the new 500 ml releases from Stone as well. One of the rare instances where I like the barreled beer less than the original. The reason being most all of the dry blegian yeast/hoppy interplay is completely covered by the vinous, sour, fruity and acidicness of the barrels. Not a bad beer, just a completely different beer that is not as great as the original."
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, golden yellow with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, red wine, citrus, apricot, tropical fruit and spice.
Taste of cabernet sauvignon, caramel, tropical fruit, orange, oak and yeast.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is mostly barrel notes, red wine, with some light , but incredibly good - with a light hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit, floral characters. Woody. Enjoyed this one.
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Too much barrel destroyed a good beer. What’s the point of doing this to an IPA? Good beer is gone. Some light citrus with the wine. Tap at Snallygaster.
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by me. Golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, wine. Tastes of red wine, citrus, floral notes, spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Better without the barrel aging.
pras (509) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Snallygaster 2014. Red wine tannins dominated the nose of this one and followed through in the taste. Bone dry. This was a really nice brew.
csaso (1556) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - average size foamy head, clear medium copper color, strong red wine aroma and flavor (much more than expected), very mild IPA flavors - the wine flavors really overtake the beer flavors, would be better with a little less time in the wine barrels, needs more beer and less wine flavors
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