adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs hotel. Thanks to Lukaduke. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a big off white head. Heavy carbonation. Black pepper, toasted grain, banana, green herbs, and apple in the aroma. Mouth feel is again heavily carbonated. A little chewy. Light acidity. Apple and banana to go with some grass, straw, and white pepper. A little spicy. Ok.
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is slightly hazy golden with a big white head and great lacing. Straw, some lemon, light biscuit, herbal, some spice, banana, and grassy aroma. Taste is cereal, some biscuit, lemony, lightly floral, honey, grass, and tea leaves with a semi bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Very muted but highly drinkable.
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cask and Vine with Mr Barleywine.
I started and ended the night with this, great brew. Huge citrus and fruity hop aroma with bits of bread and spicy rye adorned with hints of pepper and clove. Flavor follows the aroma. Great brew, if only the bottles weren’t so obscenely priced.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 750 mL bottle courtesy of Travlr, 5/23/14. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange color with a large pillowy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy yeast, citrus, stone fruits, earth, caramel, rye bread. The taste is strong yeast, pepper, rye, citrus, pale bready malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice. 100th specialty grain rating!
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bitter aroma with pine, citrus, rye, and some Belgian yeast. Flavor is bitter but smooth, with a little underlying sweetness from the Belgian yeast. Bitter, spicy, fruity finish. A fine effort from some quality brewers.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Allagash. This is a Belgian style IPA. The yeast is there, some sweet malt and well hopped. A high quality example of the style. Citrus in the flavor as well.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Pour is hazy hellow with a medium white head. Aroma is of yeast, barnyard funk, spice, and light citrus. Flavor is flowery hops, citrus, biscuit, spice, and yeast. Medium body and carbonation.
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle in a snifter at the brewery. Pours golden/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly fruits hops, some pale and light caramel malts, light rye notes, hints of light fruits, and some spicy notes from the yeast. Flavor a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A really cool beer.
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. Heavy belgian yeast aroma, flavor is classic maine hopping with allagash yeast and is quite dry.
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill & Tap. Hazy straw color with lasting head retention. Aroma is Belgian inspired yeast with a light amount of rye. Body is on the medium side with a dry texture. Flavor shows light rye hints, light grass and hay with a large yeast presence. The finish has an odd herbal/ medicinal tone to it. Uh? The finish just throws this a bit out of kilter for me.