sharkbcr (160) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge fan of this IPA. Very yeasty aroma and flavor, the hops are somewhat subdued. I would peg this as a pale ale. If you’re looking for a good IPA from Stone get the Ruination IPA.
monti24 (71) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banana, other yellow fruit, very peppery and spicy. Grapefruity hoppy in the background. Aggressively dry finish with an astringent, rough, lingering bitterness.
niquillis (2602) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Tesco Extra, Longton. Pours golden amber with a white froth. I think I am missing something here. Tasted like a very bitter average golden beer to me. Disappointing.
pivnizub (10516) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Büchse: Golden, hazy, medium-sized stable and lacy off-white head; moderate sweet-bitter lemony to flowery hoppy nose with pale malt and traces of yeast in the background; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and pretty soft; lingering drier citric-lemony finish with a distinctive pale-malty counterpart. Well balanced stuff, even though the Belgian yeast is barely detectable...
EugeneStraver (238) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20170518 HOME; 33 cl can; Canned 09aug2016; BB 5may2017; Brewed in Berlin, Germany. A gold yellow beer with a very slightly cloudyness and a good white foam layer. A nice and good aroma of sweet tropical fruit with some hop beitter. Also Floral and somewhate citrus-like. Taste is a little malty and medium sweet. Taste becomes fast nice fruity of light grapefrui, orange, peach and tropical fruit. A good hop bitter is coming up which is i good balance with the rest of the taste. A the end somewhat bitter dry and light sweet sticky. Body is little more dan medium.
northropfrye (3481) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Calgary. A nice dark beer, hoppy of course, with Belgian yeasty sweet elements. Decent.
GriZZZly (172) - - MAY 13, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: slodowo, chmielu nie za duzo, intensywnosc srednio-niska, sporo z belgii, niewiele z IPA. Wyg: Jasne zloto, przejrzyste, ale lekko zmetnione, piana ring, ultra drobnoziarnista, dobry lacing. Sm: niezle, fajna chmielowosc, zaznaczona goryczka, dosc intensywna i przechodzaca w posmak, wysycenie raczej niskie, belgijska slodowosc, dobry balans, troche alko, zbyt delikatne jak na styl, niezla lekkosc jak na belgie, rowno ale bez szalu. Pos: Slod, troche chemielu, lekka goryczka nieco zywiczna.
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goldgelb im Glas, super haltende Schaumkrone. Sehr fruchtig herber Antrunk, tropische Früchtekomposition, sehr hopfig trockener Abgang.
HerrBierkoenig (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Craft Beer Pro conference in Bratislava, Pours crystal clear golden liquid, small to medium creamy white head, Aroma: light to medium Belgian phenols, citrus, slightly malty touch, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, grapefruit, orange, Belgian phenols, slightly malty. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter swet aftertaste, Overall: very good, not so complexe as expected, but good, ballanced.
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally rated on 2/4/09. A rather interesting brew, the aroma for me was the best feature. It seemed like with every sniff there was a different scent. The floral and piney hops battled the belgian bubblegum and spice, overall the aroma was very vibrant and pleasant. Flavor was similar to the aroma in that the piney hop bite was followed by the belgian yeast hints of corriander, and clove, there was enough malts to bring a little balance. Overall it was a unique beer, a combination of two of my favorite styles, and they worked well together
ddrab (49) - WALES - MAY 5, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Belgian character dominates with plenty of banana and medicinal aroma and flavour. Good moderate to strong bitterness reflecting the California IPA but not much of the US hops characteristics you’d expect from the Cali IPA ’half’