bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
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 Really good, but not too hoppy, could be because I’m drinking it about 4 months out of date?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 (1177) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2010
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 (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 1) 01/11/10. 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.
2) 01/05/17. (Tinned German version from Ricoh TossCo). Holds up really solidly Vs the above; cut grass and galangal-scented lemon confectionery tipping momentarily into a Flanders farmyard. Flowery pigs. Shitty flowers. I’m being ridiculous: it’s crisp, lemony, perfumed and hugely better than the bland and industrial IPA. Really good boozy, clean summery brew with sufficient hops to keep you interested without upsetting your Mama. Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
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
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 (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2010
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 (13004) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@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 (800) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
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
Great blonde honey color, small head, hops all over-smell and taste,
one of the best IPA’s out there....a must try. twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours a clear deep gold with white fluffy head. Aroma of hoppy citrus, horse blanket, a bit wild and malt. Flavor is very much the same with a hoppy bite. Mouth feel is medium body with lively carbonation. Good stuff!