KajII (800) - 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 lover’s Belgian dream. Got to give it up to this brewer once again, seems everything they brew is quite tasty...
gripweed57 (1364) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale gold color. Large creamy white head. Fresh yeasty nose with notes of lemon zest and citrus hops. First sip yields fruity, yeasty malt with notes of lemon, apricot and melon. The bready, yeasty notes are nicely balanced by the complex, spicy piney hops. At 7.7% ABV, the alcohol hides well. This is an amazing beer with complex flavors abounding. A must have.
maekchu (3458) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks KL. Great aroma hopping, with substantial Belgian yeastiness. IPA-level hopping with candi sugar, ripe rude stone fruit, apricot, citrus, Consistent bittering right down the middle. Overripe fruit with a Belgian kick in the ass.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by KyotoLefty. Hugh Malone from Allagash is a surprisingly clear pale gold with a big fluffy white head and a lovely fruity aroma. Soft round carbonation, grapes and citrus, spices plus a bit of hop vine character. A flavorful beer.
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clean malt nose, citrus fruits and fruity, spicy Belgian yeast character. Soft, silky body. Great citrus flavors from the hops, nicely done.
abcfan (916) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma is light citrus hop. Very drinkable, with zesty carbonation and notes of pilsner malt.
johnnnniee (3780) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a Lazy dog.
Pours a hazy deep yellow color with a good sized frothy white head. Peppery earthy spice with lemony citrus on the nose and a hint of sweet bread underneath. Sweet bread and pine and citrus with a hint of earth and pepper in the flavor. Pretty tasty beer, I can’t believe it took me so long to try this, and I’m loving the 12oz bottles.
JStax (5199) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip glass. The beer is a pale gold with a huge head of white foam. Very fluffy head. The aroma has musty and sweet grainy notes. Some mild banana notes. Some dried hay. Sweet and effervescent taste. Mild pine bitterness comes through. Lighter to medium body. Way more refreshing than I ever would have expected. Fairly dangerous, really. Medium carbonation.
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tropical fruit, lemon, lime and spices/Belgian yeast. The flavor is tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, mild sweetness/sugar, malts and a tart/dryish/bitter finish.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is herbs, spruce, floral. Medium mouth, citrus, spice, yeast, light dry finish, very good.
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One and only time having this was on 3.26.14. Bottled. I should start by saying, I love Simcoe so this will be a positive rate. The hops come through in the nose and in the taste. Not super juicy but I get some pine and a little bit of some oranges at the finish. Some yeastiness to the flavor.