BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium head, not long-lasting. Beautiful cloudy golden color. That terrific Stone hop profile that’s simultaneously piny, citrus and a bit of aged cheese, but with bubblegum esters. The combination hints of a minty aroma. The is very much the aroma description, but in reverse. This is a well-designed, well executed beer that I keep going back to.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by July 2010. Tasted November 5, 2010 and still great! Pours hazy orange color with a ton of head. Slight sweet taste with barnyard funk and slightly bitter. Really good, but not too hoppy, could be because I’m drinking it about 4 months out of date? Reminded me of some saisons I’ve had.
scottw86 (1174) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange with a stable foamy off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with apricot. Taste is also very hoppy with some apricot and caramel. Finish is slightly fruity and sweet.
DruncanVeasey (8215) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Bright gold with a tufted white head. Honeyed biscuit, sherbety Belgian aroma with an underlying wring of hop. Flowery with a balancing hop kick- green on the burp, everything slicked with honey. Sweet and soapy; lavender and violet finishing drily with a faint glow of alcohol. Rounded, classy brew seamlessly balancing its influences.
Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is more belgian style than IPA, though the hoppiness is just below the fruity surface. The white head never goes far, making the pouring easy. Looks a foggy yellow in the glass. The taste is a wonderful mating of Belgian and IPA. While it is somehow both light and full of fruity/bitter flavor at the same time, this brew does not overwhelm the palate in either sweetness or bitterness. Those that are fans of Belgian style ales and IPA’s will find a brilliance in this one’s balance.
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with very little white head, bubbly. Hoppy smell, but very much Belgian after the hops. Smells like a heavy Saison. Tastes like hops way out front with some citrus. Funky, earthy taste follows. Dry finish. Distinctly a Belgian taste, but an IPA is in there, popping out to say hello.
ROGUE (2208) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a bright golden orange with a white soapy head. Smells of yeast, hops, orange zest, citrus, spices, grass and sweet malt. Taste has a crisp big hop bite with pineapple, citrus, grass, spices, bubblegum and yeast. Nice dry hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Bov (12458) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear bronze colour with a moderate foam left; flowery and almondy aroma citrusy; full-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; very bitter, dry and almondy fruity hoppy finish
bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone is my favorite brewery best IPAS hands down. Pour golden with a crisp white head.aromas of hops, citrus and pears.This is creamy like fresh butter.stupid good beer.
jeffreygerwig (5) - USA - OCT 23, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great blonde honey color, small head, hops all over-smell and taste,
one of the best IPA’s out there....a must try.