Cerbier (836) - - OCT 14, 2017 OhHoppyDay (9) - USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: A beautiful bright orange beer, with a beautiful white foamy head.
AROMA: A noticeably hoppy scent, citrusy – grapefruity or lemony – with a slight yeasty, spicy note.
FLAVOR: The hop smell comes through in a hoppy California IPA sort of way. Very citrusy hops, very little malt or sweetness, which I expected from the “Belgique” side. The
PALATE: Medium-bodied, balanced but hoppy. As it got to room temp in the glass the malt seemed to start to peak its head in, and it finished nicely. It was just creamy and complex, as I would expect from a Belgian, but just thin enough that I could take a few down like an IPA.
NOTES: The only regret I have surrounding this beer is that I only picked up one bottle. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this. I could get into some trouble if I had a keg of this laying around. I’m not a hugely crazy Belgian fan, truth be told I haven’t made it a point to really try a whole lot of Belgians, but this was just IPA enough that I could put more that a few down and be happy. I think I usually find the Belgians to be too rich for my taste, but this was more of a medium body and just rich enough that it was a joy to drink.
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 0,33l Dose. Goldenes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Fruchtiger Geruch nach Hefe, schmeckt malzig, leicht süßlich mit bitteren Abgang. mt_hall (211) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottled. A honey-gold colour with a small off-white head and a slight haze. Aromas of yeast, bubblegum, and pear drops. A combination of very dry hops with cloves and bananas. Definitely cali-belgique! A sweet start then dry and bitter. Warmth from alcohol, clean flavours, and very powerful bitterness. Mad Dog Martin (41) - - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Can from Beer Hawk. Hazy ginger with white foamy head. Light, fruit aroma. Crisp and refreshing and yes, hoppy, grassy with Belgian wheaty/yeasty taste. Delicious. jasonbenali (234) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Pours golden yellow with a thin white head and good lacing.
Aroma is intruiging blend of Belgian yeast and IPA tropical hops. Aroma is pineapple, apricot, lime, mamelae, banana, cloves, light caramel and straw.
Taste is sweet with a nice bitter and good length finish.
Lovely stuff. MMR (833) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
It's a good, rather normal tasting, IPA. Not much out of the ordinary but I liked it.
Vighals (4350) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Lys brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter sitrus, korn, noe karamell og grønn te. Middels bitterhet, noe brent karamell og sitrusskall. rob19a (433) - - SEP 2, 2017
14/20 an ipa brewed with belgium yeast and it has the banana taste coming through. works quite well, masks the bitterness of stone ipa a bit dzurek (339) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Barwa złota, klarowna, piana drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko opadła. Pachnie bardzo bananowo, zbożowo, fenolowo, cytrusy gdzieś w tle. Zapach jest jednak mało intensywny. W smaku już lepiej, bardzo belgijsko, znowu banany na pierwszym tle, drożdże, ananas, fenole. Piwo trochę wodniste, smakuje bardziej jak APA. Goryczka średnia, zalegająca, wysycenie średnie. Brakuje w nim trochę pełni i większej goryczki. p0urmeac0ld0ne (199) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 31, 2017
bizarre approach, but one that pays off. creamy and heavy with yeast flavours like a lot of lighter belgian offerings, and coupled with explosive IPA hop flavours, much like, as it says in the description, stone's famous namesake IPA. very similar in idea i think, to brewdog's electric india, but this tastes a lot stronger. AlexanderIV (11) - - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Very bitter, duvel-style. I miss a bit of the fruit some other comments are referring to.