br3wcr3w (3) - Madison, USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unreal. Just cracked a bottle from my winter stash, and still great. Heavy Grapefruit Mango aroma to go with orange opaque pour / thin tan head. Crisp citrus taste and solid hoppy backbone. Belgian yeast gives it a mellow sweetness that sends it over the top. Top notch.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of grass, pine, and citrus. Taste is pine, tropical fruits, malt, and spices. Very good.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the new brewery. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a small white head. Aroma of fresh, oily, sweaty, citrusy hops, sweet and bready malts, and tropical fruit. The flavor is very fruity, with grapefruit, pineapple, pear, mango, sweet malts, and a hint of spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel. Really nice Belgian IPA.
dlbeer (588) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Slightly cloudy yellow/orange pour. Smells hoppy. Medium body with nice hop taste. Nice easy drinking beer.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought in by a customer to Chuckís. Pour is slightly hazy yellow, little head. Smell is banana and tropical fruit. Taste is peaches and cream, very soft, very enjoyable. Great ipa.
starewich (137) - - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is really wonderful. Fruit and citrus are the big words here. Almost candy-like. I had to stop myself from chugging it all down at once. The hop bite is there but itís smooth and doesnít leave the soapy aftertaste of many IPAs.
fletchfighters (915) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a dark, orange amber color. Close enough to see through. Just a few bubbles of carbonation on this. Bright white head that faded to film pretty quickly but left good sticky lacing.
S-- Candy nose of the bat. Very nice nose. Candied sugar, Stewed plumb, pineapple, and grapefruit. Very nice nose.
T-- Candied grapefruit and pine that change to straight pne and grapefruit. Starts Belgian and chnages to more of a US IPA.
M-- Medium body and medium carbonation. Like how the beer changed character. From Belgian to US style. Got hoppier and more bitter in the back of the mouth. Very creamy in the front. Citra hops are really fresh with this. Very solid.
O-- Good interperation with a bit of a twist. Smells and tastes Belgian but acts US in the mouth. Easy to drink and well hidden ABV. Can I have more of this please??
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Well hazed peach color. One finger of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Quite hoppy and in a way that is befitting of the brew. This is super grassy. Itís probably the only brew Iíve ever had that is both extremely hoppy and not citrusy at all. Earthy and herbal after the grassiness. Lightly sugary. Belgian yeast spiciness that comes mainly in the form of clove and pepper. Otherwise clean. Very nice.
4.0 T: Again, this is has a clean neutral maltiness with big hops and spicy yeast. Big grassy flavor. Very low bitterness. Pepper and clove. Superbly drinkable. The hops are potent, but donít overstep their place.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly spritzy with a good creaminess. Super smooth.
4.5 D: This is a damn fine beer. Incredibly drinkable. Hops do their job and do it well, but donít make the beer a cloying undrinkable hop bomb that some of the more citrus oriented IPAs do. This is a wonderful beer and a must try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-05-2012 06:06:17
Acknud (1034) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and full in the mouth. Murky pour and soft head, Musty, piney aroma. Sharp, resin, piney bitterness that doesnít leave a load of crap in your mouth.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a small soapy head that recedes slowly and leaves some delicate lacing on the sides.
Aroma is spectacular, just full of juicy citrus hops, pineapples and oranges, pithy grapefruit, but with a definitely fruity ester note in the background from the Belgian yeast. But, to be clear, this smells much more like an American IPA.
Taste is certainly a step below the aroma with the juicy fruit coming through but much less aggressively as in the aroma. Plenty of malts and more spicy than the aroma as well.
Mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and prickly with hop juices on the palate.
This was definitely a pleasant surprise as itís one of the better Belgian IPAs Iíve tasted recently. The taste didnít quite deliver the promise of the aroma but that was a pretty serious promise.