italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden pour with an orange hue, thin white bubbly head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of lemons/oranges, light piney and spicy floral hops with some light sweet malts as well .... taste is a nice fresh burst of lemony/orange and piney hops with a bitter floral spicy bite to it, light sweet malts and a hint of a fruity spicy yeast .... finishes with a lingering dry spicy hop bite ... abv hidden very well .... sessionable and well done
puboflyons (1831) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 2012 batch. It pours a slightly hazy but very foamy pale yellow with loads of carbonation. The floral aroma is mellow and subtle but at the same time noticeable when played off the wheat malts and grains that go into brewing this beer. The body is light to medium. The taste is of wheat up front with this slightest hint of citrus just to tickle the senses and a moderate, lingering hop finish. An IPA that does not announce itself as too bitter but more subtle.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rusticos in Alexandria. Belgian spiciness shines through. Simcha hops are great. Liked it
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Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, stone fruits, earthy notes and bready notes. The taste is herbal hops, stone fruits, bubblegum. Bitter finish. Medium bodied and well balanced. Nice beer.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2011 while waiting for things to happen during Hurricane Sandy. After the cork launched violently across this room, this poured a somewhat hazy gold with a large dense white head. Even with the age on it, there’s still a great amount of bright candied citrus and a nice amount of yeast. Medium bodied, soft and musky, empties out a touch but still full of lovely subtle musk and light sweetness. Light musk and candied citrus again into the finish. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on tap pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus grapefruit and pine. Flavor is slightly bitter and body is medium light. Finish is a bit citrusy
Lukaduke (1677) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden color with a big four finger frothy rocky head. Great lacing and aromas. Rich belgian yeast mingles with piney citrusy hops and a touch of booze on the nose. On the palate it comes in with balance and complexity. Great hop flavors citrus, spice, pine, grass all balance nicely with light malts and rich peppery yeasty notes. Great bitterness on the finish. Probably the best belgian IPA Ive tried to date !
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - 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 it’s 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 (429) - 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. Wouldn’t search this out again but it’s decent.
Steve_0 (2122) - 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.