mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria 12oz draught ($10): Pours an amber colour with a small head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, an ample amount of hops, and a surprising amount of malt. Taste is on the sweet side. Also, there is a surprising amount of hops for a Belgian IPA, especially because those hops are more bitter than one would expect. Belgian aspects certainly shine through. Malt heavy for a BIPA. Not one of the best.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours the color of apple juice with thin head and big bubbles. Aroma is wheat, bubblegum, banana. Taste is apple, pear, banana, bubblegum, spicy yeast. Body is medium with barely any carbonation. Overall, this was not really hoppy or as carbonated as it needed to be. meh.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Belgian Cafe with Pat. Pours a slight blonde color with some haze and a little head. Nose has a little spiciness to it. Flavor is chewy and dry, but in a combination that isn’t too flattering.
scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gingerman, Hazy amber, nice fluffy head. Nose is yeasty and fruity. Rough alcohol on nose and palate. Hot finish.
suprchunk (1803) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear amber colored pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing after the head finally drops. A peppery, hoppy aroma. A slight aroma of infected homebrew. Tastes like infected homebrew. That’s about it. There is a slight slicky sweetness, but it is overwhelmed by the ick. Not very good, and indicative of most offerings from them. Only real positive is that this one didn’t gush out like an Alvinne volcano.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavily spices mixed with a barley wine quality in aroma. The flavor is heavy on caramel with a decent hop bite into the finish. Pretty good overall.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blond with a big head that took time to dissipate. Lots of bitterness with some hops present as well. Full bodied with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
deanso (4127) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15cl draft sample @ Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011
Decent white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice beer.
Swaroga (962) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ Kerstbierfestival ’11, Essen. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Nose : citrus, caramel and bread malts. Sip : Oily with decent carbonation. Strong bitter from start but not as some IPA. The alcohol is well hidden. Really nice one. I will surely look for it again.
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Bottle: Golden, cloudy, extremely gushing, yeasty-skunky nose, oranges and coriander underneath, alcohol as well; solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; distinctive warming alcohol in the tarter bitter-sweet finish. Maybe a goody, but I could only grab a few drops, because the rest of the bottle sticked to the ceiling.....