00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer tasted a damn sight better than it smelled. the aroma was fruity and weird. Flavor was dry and yeasty with a nice touch of sweetness to it. I thought this was a rather good beer except for the $20 price tag.
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy and pale soft white with two fingers of dense and sticky white head. Nose is very peppery and spicy with a wonderful blend of peppery/spicy yeast esters and hop notes. Raw citrus flesh and peppery/green hops in the flavor. Dry and light medium body.
jrob21 (2032) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light yellow with an impossibly huge foamy head. What is it with so many belgian beers and their damn yeast creating so much head. Anyways, this is a nice drink with a lot of spice and a grassy herbal finish. Lemon citrus aroma and a candi sugar malt flavor. A nice version of a belgian IPA that is enjoyably drinkable without being overpowering and ridiculous.
Sperine (193) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not notably bad or good. With so many other Allagash offerings, this would not be my recommendation.
phaleslu (4527) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, I believe I got it from michael-pollack. So Iíll say thanks again, Pollack! I entered it in my cellar database, looking at the style here and not seeing "Belgian IPA" on the label. 2011 vintage. Whoops. But hey, this was great. Poured a cloudy but bright gold with a finger of soft, frothy white head that stayed for a while. Aroma of bready malts, straw, funk, grass, and citrus. Flavor of bready and dry malts, grass, floral notes, oak chips, and light funk. Light-bodied, with a dry, spicy mouthfeel that has medium carbonation and finishes bitter. Great beer.
bubbleflubber (1465) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage bottle, with a differing ABV of 7.3%. Pours cloudy golden with a huge ice cream head that leaves thick, chunky lacing inside the glass. The nose is citrusy and doughy. Flavors are very well-integrated, with citrus, bread, some melon, and to finish, a nice cleansing dry pepper-hop back. The mouthfeel is great, complex yet light in body, providing an extremely smooth quaff. A very nice brew here. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
conway (606) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Yeasty Belgian aroma. Good diverse hop profile.
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yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít have a great sense of smell, but I could swear I noted apricot in this 2012 effort. Had a good hop aroma, but not too piney. It had some chardonnay characteristics, most notably its dryness on the tongue. Foamed up quickly when poured, but it didnít last long. Overall Iíd say I enjoyed it, just not at its price point. If youíre buyiní, Iím drinkiní.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ The Great Lost Bear, Portland, ME. Served in a 12 oz. chalice. Hazy gold with amber type hue. The head died to a small ring around the glass. Light lacing. I can still remember the Allagash yeast smell. This brew indeed has that type yeast with a spicy, peppery hop that shows a strong amount of citrus. They did a great job with making a fine marriage of Belgian yeast and Simcoe hops. As it gets to room temperature it does give off more malt and the hops taste more grassy then the initial citrus. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated. The texture is crisp with a light bitter finish. I can see how this may not be as good in a bottle. Especially if it sits for any long length in time. Best consumed fresh.
My100th rating from the State of Maine!!
MadRobin (1061) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso, DuPont Circle in Washington, DC.
Clear, golden yellow with large white head and amazingly full lacing.
Aroma of yeast, fruit, floral hops, grass, citrus and bread.
Taste of floral hops, fruit, yeast, citrus and caramel.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.
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italianjohn (2041) - 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