backdaft (180) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
\\\Bottle. Pours a hazy deep rich copper color. Thin white head leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma does not remind me of a Belgian but it is nice; full of grapefruit-mango-citrus. Taste is aggresive piney-citrus hops. A bit light on the Belgian yeast element AKA nothing too funky. A bit strong for a session-able, but I’d try. I’m friggin lovin’ this!
joshwoodward (464) - - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this on tap at the 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin so I didn’t get great notes. Ugh, way too piney. Not my style.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was nice spicy, earthy hops with some yeast. The taste was nice earthy, spicy, piny, resinous hops leading to a biscuit, banana, spice yeast character finishing nice and bitter. Very tasty.
timrappelton (10) - - APR 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Couldn’t like this beer anymore! Great use of trappist yeast to really balance out the finish on this beer. Got a ton of great hoppy flavor with some really nice citric notes to it but the yeast really smooths out the finish in a really nice and refeshing way. Thank you Ale Asylum keep them coming!
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The was beer number 2 at the Dark Lord pre-night bottle sharing. Poured cloudy gold. White head. Nose of citrus. Medium body. Flavor is class IPA with citrus hops and bitter finish. Good.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Hampton. Hazed gold. I smell pleasant floral hops. Taste them, too. This is nicely balanced and quite nice to drink.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle pours a cloudy orange color with floating yeast, average off-white head, and spotty lacing. The complex aroma made me wake up and say wow after trying so many run-of-the-mill IPAs in the last year. This one is full of tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, and clementine overpower the funkiness sometimes called "cat piss", but the latter goes away as it warms up. The spices and yeast keep this far from being an average IPA, and there are just enough sweet malts for good balance. Taste is initially bitter and fruity with a sweet middle and dry finish. Body is at least medium with perfect carbonation and a creamy, sticky mouthfeel. I’m kicking myself from not picking up a six pack or two of these on my last trip through Madison. This would be a regular favorite of mine if it were available year round or where I live.
pablo951 (417) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Had it out of a bottle, poured a rich amber hue with a strong fruit aroma and a hint of good stankiness!! Medium head with good lacing. Very tasty not overbearing with hint of fruit and a hop finish.
This is the first beer I have had to re-rate three time. It’s like a forbidden love that keeps getting better.
ChiGuy68 (331) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Tasted on tap at Ale Asylum. Bright hop aroma and taste. Hazy orange color with a white head. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
02/13/14: Now that I’ve been able to enjoy this beer in bottles, in Chicago, I have edited my rating.
jmcgavin12 (413) - Madison, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy dark copper with aromas of spicy orange and fruit and a yeasty bready alcohol. Taste is complex with a mix of bitter sweetness. Not as crisp of a finish as I would have wanted but overall an amazing beer.