0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear, light honey color with an almost white head, medium sized, sticky lace. Hoppy aroma of citrus including peach, lemon, clove spiciness, somewhat floral, somewhat sweet. Mouth is medium with light carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is lightly sweet, hoppy, spicy like clove, earthy like straw, pollen like beeswax, and a finish that is sour and bitter with hops (peach, orange, grapefruit) and lemon rind, almost a quasi-saltiness to it like a sour. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Peachy finish is nice.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep gold with a creamy eggshell head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with very little malt presence. Flavor shows the same with notes of peach, lemon, pine, coriander and bubblegum. Eh.
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is a strong piney citrus, and finishes with a sweet belgian yeast, a little peachy aroma in there as well that I always connatate with stone beers, appearance is a dark gold, taste starts with some hop bitterness and then goes to a slight belgian yeast, and finishes bitter, overall pretty good beer, personally would recommend raging bitch by flying dog over this for belgian style IPAs
Camons (11351) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours light golden with a good sized white head. Aroma of lemon, orangepeel, floral hops, sweet belgium yeast. Taste is belgian yeast, lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, some sweetness to. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish. Nice brew, good combo of a IPA with the Belgium yeast. 060311
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Golden yellow orange appearance with an one finger white head. Very potent marijuana odor with the Belgian yeast smell more evident upon further inspection. Pretty sweet, orange-citusy hoppy flavor on sweet pale malts. Citrusy hoppy, sweet pale malty finish. A quite good Belgian IPA.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. I’m surprised I haven’t had this yet, although, I almost always pick something else over stone. Honestly, and I love belgian-style beers, the belgian yeast was rough and ruined the for me. It started in the nose as a very sticky, heavy bubblegum phenolic, clashing somewhat with the hop aroma. Then in the flavor, it chilled out, but lent a slightly acerbic conflict the enjoyable, and typically Stone hop flavor profile. It had a lot going on, but maybe too much.
larsniclas (6891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Euston Tap, London
Slightly hazy golden. White head.
Yeasty, flowery, grassy with warming alcohol and some berries; raspeberries(?).
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have been drinking Green Flash’s Le Freak and loving it, so I decided to try this one. I think my palate is changing again, but this is a wonderful brew. The aroma is amazing and the flavors are fantastic. I really think the IPA and belgian flavors combine to make a wonderful beer. I’m going to buy a whole lot more of this one.
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, poured clear golden orange with a thin white head. Not much lacing to speak of, but very vinous appearance in the glass. Huge hops and bitter citrus on the nose, with some spice and light fruits from the Belgian yeast slipping in. The first few sips are bracingly bitter, but eventually softens into a fine mixture of orange, lemon, slight pepper, herbal notes and pine. Slightly more bitter than the standard Stone IPA, which I did not expect, but quite good nonetheless.
arminjewell (9457) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of bubble gum, banana, citrusy hops, and a touch of caramel. Nice balance of sweet citrus and banana, bubblegum, and a malt middle finishes a touch spicy and bitter. Great balance of belgian yeast and hops.