ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Rustic, well-hazed amber-hued body with a small ivory head and minor lacing on the way down.
Smell: Flying B is slight sweetish in the nose of caramel flecked breadiness rounding out notes of earthy spices, bubble gum, and banana.
Taste: Deeply bready malts, some sweetish dark caramel and a fair helping of free-trade banana puree. Hint of coriander. A little fig fruitiness. Medium bitterness. Earthy coriander begins to grow, begins to take over until the drying, still a bit earthy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: I liked it well enough.
NachlamSie (2808) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy dark orange with nice head formation. Aroma is surprisingly good. Lots of clean PNW hops right up front. I get pine and citrus with a woody bite. I can’t detect any Belgian qualities by the nose. The flavor follows with a terrific sharp hop bite. Piney bitterness is here with pineapple notes and a grassy, forest-like hint. Any Belgian flavor here is "wild" but plays second fiddle to the hops. This is a good IPA.
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber/brown body with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and hops.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, orange-copper colored body with an inch thick, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some slightly estery Belgian yeast with a good amount of earth and pines, yet leans more toward the yeast. Sweeter fruits with a lighter citrus, banana, and spice. Light malt backing. Flavor is similar. Sweeter fruits with some citrus, a light spicing, Belgian yeast, and some caramels that offer a nice balance. Finishes a bit yeasty with a light to moderate, clean, earthy bitterness that leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Belgian IPA. Well balanced with a nice yeast and hop flavor. Not much to complain about here.
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper pour, some white lacing. Nose is decent, like old faded hops. Flavor is alcohol heat, and lots of fruitiness, like berries not citrus. Dunno about this one, maybe i just wasnt in the mood. Did give me wicked indigestion though....
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Amber with a big head. Hops are present and clean but not overwhelming. Nice stone fruit underneath. Easy drinking.
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. pours a deep orange color with a 2 finger white fluffy head... aromas of light hops, Belgian yeast and some sweet spices... medium body throughout with more yeast, light fruit notes, some spice and a clean bitterness... very drinkable Belgian IPA.... wonderful finish filled with more light fruit notes and a light bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Name: Flying Buttress Belgian IPA
Date: April 01, 2010
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head, thick lace
Aroma: huge spicy hop and phenol aroma, touch of fruity sweetness, earthy yeasty character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity sweetness, plenty of balancing hops, earthy bitterness, lots of yeasty character
Overall: very murky but shows great promise
Name: Flying Buttress Belgian IPA
Date: April 22, 2010
Words: simcoe dryhop
Appearance: opaque dark red, big creamy beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: spicy phenolic aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, nice spicyness, light bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: ** /4