AbsoluterZero (11) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hops of this brew make up a solid backbone, but the faint maltiness at work, profound taste of citrus, and decidedly "floral’ (think rose-petal tea) notes are excellent. Much different than the mediocre IPAs a lot of breweries come up with. The smell is wonderfully fragrant and rich, the dark-gold pour is accompanied by a thickly laced off-white head, and the beer is extremely smooth going down. For IPA lovers, this one is a little bit different, but is quite the excellent offering.
fraternie (838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with initial pine cone hop notes that lead into flavors of tropical passion fruit and mango above spicy Belgian yeasts. Finishes on an intense grassy hop note that lingers with a lot of bitterness and a bit of heat.
raoul_duke (29) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Foamy head, bright Orange color. Interesting aroma, vaguely Belgian spice. A bit forgettable, frankly. Nothing remarkable about the flavor, hops a bit overwhelmed by the spice.
PhillyCraft (3390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade, pours lightly hazy orange color with medium head. Notes are pine, grass, citrus, and spice. A little hot but drinkable still. Finishes pretty dang dry and bitter. Don’t like Belgian IPAs in general cause Belgian yeast doesn’t Belong with my American dank hops but this was solid.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"packed with aroma and flavor...toeing the line of some dbl ipas. huge citrus and pine aroma with just a touch of yeast. some yeasty fruit esters also make their presence known in the flavor, with a bit of a dry finish, but it’s the big juicy hops up front. a tasty smooth brew, courtesy of pfoxyjohn."
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grassy hops, garlicky hops, light fruits. Flavor of lots of garlicky and grassy hops up front, followed by citrus, tropical fruits, and light fruits. Very hop forward and fruity. Some light fruits and peppery spices make up the Belgian presence. Very delicious!
Stine (1623) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, amber tinted orange. Powdery, sweet nose with cotton candy and honey sugars layering the garlic, passion fruit and lime zest of the citra core. Bathroom floor alcohol is only momentary. Golden kiwi blends with the gentle heat.
The flavor is well written with crisp candy sugars mingling with the bright fruits. The moments of resinous, dank greenness throughout are extremely pleasant in their balancing capability, and these become more prevalent as the sugars gracefully fade. The quality here is revealing itself slowly and elegantly.
Clingy palate with high citrus acid. Surprisingly clean through the mid palate. Punchy sugars just dance wistfully away. The progression here is impressive. The artful touch of yeast is evident in this way, if it is mostly too hard to find for this to be truly memorable.
GOOCH48 (1) - - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Great aroma love the citric taste to it. It makes for a great summer beer. Yet another great beer from Ale Asylum.
tastybeer (1757) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark gold/amber pour, off-white head. Aroma of ester, citrus/grassy hop, caramel, orange candy. Taste is lightly bitter, fruity, grassy, a bit sweet. Palate is drier, slick, sweet finish.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy bronze-amber color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of spicy hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Nero55 (755) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep copper with thin off white head and Belgian yeast. Aroma citrus (grapefruit) and citra hops. Medium/light body, citra hops and tropical fruit notes.