alassio (70) - USA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I generally find AA beers too light in body, and close but not nearly dynamic enough representations of various styles. But after picking up a Fed Ex package across the street, made a rare visit to the brewpub, liked the Bedlam, and even took a six-pack home. What makes it really intriguing is an almost kerosene edge on the citrus/pine hops - -or something like the sharpness you get when you bite into the pine needles on your Xmas tree. It has a ílight richnessí that makes it both refreshing and substantial. Itís a bit like Bellís Hopslam without the syrupyness. Fresh and bright for the summer; complex in a snarky, biting sort of way (like the creature on the label), it is a satisfying and also rabidly playful concoction.
tmoreau (2061) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, showing a clear & bright, copper color, with a nice, bubbles & cream, off white/light tan head, and spots & wavy spray as lacing. The nose started with subtle yeast, then expressive grapefruit, mango, and apricot. The taste was similar notes, with more evident sweetness that lightened but lasted, touches of dank grain, rye toast, pulp, a hint of floral soapiness, and potent, lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and some finishing dryness. A little flavor confusion, but not enough to negatively sway me.
kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange color with sticky white head. Had this poured from draft at Jerry's (north) in Chicago. Fruity wheat aroma. Good hops and bitterness. Banana and fruit notes. Smooth tasty IPA
kkleu357 (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty fine brew. Just got done with a PsuedoSue, so get to compare Citra hop beers. This ones good. Much sweeter from the trappist yeast. Donít like it as much, but still a very good solid beer.
chicagotjm (4) - Chicago, USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Nice mix of citra hops and malt. This beer smells great to me.
Appearance: Amber orange hue and hazy that looks very appealing.
Taste: Nice balance of hops and malt. You can really pick up the citrus flavors with a caramel malt backbone. Slightly lighter on body and flavor, and very drinkable.
Palate: Medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Finishes well with a moderate bitterness.
Overall a very drinkable beer and one of my favorite purchases when I stop through Wisconsin - this is one I look for. Very drinkable and nicely balanced - not overpowering on the hops and bitterness with a nice malt backbone. I like the citra hopped beers and this one is well done.
jjgmd (1193) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via Archer Liquors, Chicago ....pours a rusty orange color with a small white head. Nose is fresh peaches and mangos, absolutely intoxicating. Taste is full of citrus, pine and resin with nice bitterness. Finishes on the tropical fruit notes with a pleasant bitter sweetness. Bravo ! Quaff Score 9 /. 10
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange with an off white head and great aroma of citrus, peach, sweet mango, and hops. Taste is very flavorful, lots of fruits, citrus, mango, peach, resin, and hops with a bitter, fruity finish. Delicious IPA
kambei70 (461) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to an IPA glass. Pours a hazy amber color with vary little off-white head. Aroma is mango and tropical fruits with floral and grassy hops. Taste is the same sweet mango and tropical fruits with the grassy/flowery bitterness being more pronounced. A little dankness at the end. Medium, smooth mouthfeel.
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jeremyh70 (559) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy copper orange with an oatmeal colored head that holds a good dollop throughout the experience and has good lacing. Aroma of citrus and pineapple mixes with the sweet Belgian yeast bubble gum, presenting tropical fruit scents. Also some chives and mild spicy aromas. Taste is somewhat sweet at first with tropical fruit and citrus then has some dankness. Dries out and has some grassy and floral character as well as mild spiciness. Finishes semi dry with moderate bitterness and spice. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium full body and moderate carbonation. An interesting and different IPA. The Belgian yeast skews things in a good way, adding unique characters to every element.
vikingguy (746) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy orange color with foamy tan head and big lacing. Bright piney-fruity aroma. Taste - The fruitiness is what I notice first. Peach, apple and juicy fruit gum. Hops are piney up front with some citrusy floral accents. Soft mouthfeel. Has a bit of a unique taste. I like it.
HonkeyBra (3066) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Hazed dark orangish pour with a small white head. Aroma is quite fruity, with tropical fruit hop notes and fruity belgian yeast notes. Flavor has medium bitterness with balancing belgian yeast sweetness. Fairly twangy. Nice hop presence. Medium bodied, average carbonation with a medium hoppy finish. The is one of the better belgian IPAs on the market.