DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hoppy and fruity aroma. Golden coloured and fruity with a banana flavour. A hint of dryness in a yeasty and bitter malt finish.
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange color. Strong orange hop aroma that is couple with sour fruit and bitter flavors with a Belgian yeasty/ lavender undertone. The spicy Beligian flavors of coriander and lavender pair well with the citrus hop very well
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the idea of this. Nose is delightfully spicy with phenols, citrus hops, and heavily fruity. Taste is spicy with hops, and balance in the finish but is highly bitter. Fuller body than the regular IPA. Overall very nice beer. I actually prefer it over the regular IPA.
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour with minimal head. Fruity esters and yeast on the nose. Grapefruit, a little bread, and a little hop kick on taste. Nice brew.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice scent of hops and pours a nice golden color. The Belgian yeast strain adds a whole new level of flavor in a good way.
DalzAle (2031) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear golden colored pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of malt and mellow hops. Flavor is piney lemon hops, fruity esters from the yeast, and some white pepper on the finish. Not generally a huge fan of this style, but this was really good.
portableparty (2344) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle to snifter. Clear amber pour with big white soapy head and fades to a film. Aroma comes off sweet fruity and some wheat. Taste is fruit grapefruit and citrus and some wheat and yeast. Palate is thin to medium feel with a soft carbonation that tingles on the tounge and has a good dry finish.
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color. A little spicy and not especially piney in the early going, with some notes of pepper. Moderate bitterness builds through to a grapefruit-like dimension in the mid-palate. Gets a bit dull in my mouth. The aroma reminds me remarkably of the dry cleaning shop where my sister worked in high school twenty years ago--a blend of chemicals but oddly entrancing. On tap at the Happy Gnome for Stone’s Release Party.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice take on an IPA by Stone, I remember last year it had more of a Saison quality to it with the yeast, its a bit toned down this year but still a very good IPA, I like the twist, a bit different than their Ruination, has more of a malt backbone to it and more drinkable, sweet, hoppy, bitter, flows well, awesome beer.
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Granny-Smith apple and malt aroma. Bright citrus and piny flavors strike hard, followed by a lingering bitterness. Very nice hop profile, but I think the bitter finish is a bit overstated. Nice palate cleanser for a bowl of chili.