DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is peppery and a bit spicy with some strong yeast esters. I might get a little Brett in this, but itís very faint, if present at all. Mediocre nose. Mostly hazy golden-yellow body with a fluffy, foamy white head present and fantastic lacing left behind. Starts with some olive-like flavors before some dusty yeast esters come through in the middle. Finishes with a spicy, white peppery bitterness. This is ok, but I have no clue why this beer is priced in the stratosphere it is.
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden straw color with an effervescent white head and some light lacing. Aroma is pale malt and hops. Taste is light and crisp with some hop bitterness. Wouldnít search this out again but itís decent.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle, corked and caged. Poured a murky, deep amber, that looks like thick caramel syrup. Smell is sweet caramel, raisins, plums, brown sugar, and light Alcohol. Taste follows suit, with touches of sweet malt, bread, brown sugar, big raisins, and a light alcoholic burn on the finish. Mouthfeel is very syrupy, with low carbonation. Reminds me of a messy English barley wine. Overall, very sweet and malt forward, not very balanced, but still a decent brew.
greenhorn1 (731) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I pulled this out of the cellar, it is at least four years old. I wasnít expecting it to be fresh, but hot damn, it was very drinkable. Pours a clear orange and a thick like shaving cream head. Tons of lacing and slow large moving bubbles. Aroma is strong and complex, hints of citrus, spice, malt and a bit dank. Flavor perks you up, very similiar to aroma. You can taste the pine and orange peel. Subtle hop bite and ABV well hidden. Very pleased with this one.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a strong pale grain malt, pine and grassy hops and a musty cobweb yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), apricot and a bit of coriander.
The taste was a tad bitter from the word go, with a mild apricot sweetness and then progressed into an extreme hoppy taste with a big citrus note and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor hung on for a good long time with a good strong hoppy spicy ending.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a very pronounced dry texture and a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall this brew is a hop loverís Belgian dream. Got to give it up to this brewer once again, seems everything they brew is quite tasty...
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Publican. Transparent honey, typically foamy, puffy white Allagash head, lacing everywhere. Nose is Allagash esters, dusty yeast and paper, a bit toasty, markedly bitter. Flavor is apricot and peach from hops, very peel-like, heavy yeast and dry bitterness, a little too frothy which leads to muted profile and full feeling, but still rather balanced, dry, and lightly hoppy.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour is light copper/gold with a nice white head, good retention/lacing. Aroma of lemon, floral/grassy hops, fruity esters, fresh bread. Taste is moderately bitter, grassy/floral hops, lemon, spicy yeast, bread. Palate is soft, somewhat creamy, moderately bitter. Nice take on a BPA.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy yellow appearance with a frizzy? White head. Aroma contains some perfume, spices, oranges, dishwashing soap, coriander. Flavor has IPA traits with some bitter pine, orange peel, and grapefruit. Then here comes the sour, like a sour ex to punch you in the face with sourness. I like sour and bitter but they seem to comine into a transfomer called Unpleasentron. Allagash did good on the style, I just donít care for the style.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the iron abbey. Simcoe hops in the aroma. Bitter, citrus, followed by sweetness. Itís one dimensional and kind of overrated
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at iron abbey beer dinner. Aroma of hops and some lemon zest. Tastes of citrus and hops. Pretty good.