Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear auburn with a thick layer of off-white bubbles laying atop. The aroma starts mostly sweet with residual sugar, navel oranges, light pine, cake-y scones, mild honey and a faint bit of yeasty esters. The body fully and creamy with a nice carbonation that pricks the tongue only occasionally. The flavor profile shows much more hoppiness than I expected from the nose. The bitterness really comes out early, dips slightly in the middle and picks up again at the finish. The sweetness, grainy malt and alcohol all weave in and out with ease, but never truly challenge the citrus and piny bitterness. The finish starts dry, but I think that’s due to the bitterness, as some lingering sweetness finally comes around again. Good, but not my favorite American IPA/Belgian interpretation.
probstblueribbon (3281) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep golden with a full off-white head.
Aroma: Holy hops, Batman!, dank/resinous/peppery, tropical fruits, citrus, so juicy and rich, Belgian esters, quite fruity, the hops take on an evergreen personality after that, wow.
Palate: Medium body, HUGE carbonation.
Flav.: The extreme carbonation interferes with the flavour, still has a HUGE hop presence with lots of pine/resinous/peppery character with some nice mango-like tropical fruitiness, Belgian esters, this is a journey; dry with good bitterness and a long, complex fruity/hoppy finish,
Allagash made a good Belgian-inspired beer? Woulda never guessed...haha.
ben4321 (4700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location Draft at Barcade JC, 2/7/15
Aroma: The nose of this one is lightly Belgian yeast, with some citrus hops/rind.
Appearance: It pours a clear gold, with a small white head, and drippy lace.
Flavor: The flavor is yeast, light spice, and bitter citrus rind flavors.
Palate: The body is medium, clean, soft carbonation, dry/spice finish.
I thought that this was a pretty tasty one. I’m glad I tried it for sure. Finds a good place near Belgian IPA.
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden yellow-orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, ripe fruits, belgian yeast, sourdough bread, pine, and some light dankness. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty belgian IPA.
Beerman6686 (5284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a red color with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, pine, and dark fruit. Flavor was piney, grapefruit caramel and toast. Solid
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of earthy, piney, floral hops, spicy phenols, and stonefruit-like esters. Somewhat hazy yellow-gold, lasting white head. Fruity, spicy, some sweetness, nice bitterness. Very soft and creamy, light-medium bodied.
Dogbrick (9366) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Hazy golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, herbal yeast and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
SG111 (505) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazy golden hue with a huge Belgian head. Aroma is tons of citrus. Lots of lemon, orange, pineapple and a sweet maltiness. Little bit of honey in there too. Taste is candy sweetness up front with a nice dry hop finish. Lots of citrus hop flavors, orange, lemon, and maybe some pineapple. Definitely that traditional Allagash Belgian style yeast is noted. Nice mouthfeel. Super balanced IPA. Amazing.
annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
More like a double IPA than a Belgian ale. Strong aroma with citrus, pine, and a little caramel. Very bitter fruity taste with a little underlying sweet malt. Bitter finish, a little on the thin side. Really, really good.
GenDV138 (3245) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey’s Allagash 5th Anniversary event. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, light yeast, orange citrus. Tastes of orange citrus, floral notes, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.
Ron (2955) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in San Jose. 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 and stone fruits. Bitter finish. Medium bodied and well balanced.