kraddel (2035) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ kulminator.
pours clear orange, white foam. 09 vintage
smells bitter with a weird touch to it ( age?) very carbonated ( dissapointing for struise-standards here) the probably once dominating hoppy taste has faded more in the background in this vintage. bitter, sweetness.. dont get a lot due to the extremely high carbo ( duvel times 3 !! ) hoppy aftertaste.
this beer would be better with less carbo for sure! , prob its also gotten a bit to old. ytet , despite all this, its still a nice drink
MarcoDL (1005) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great example of a Belgian IPA. Very hoppy and fruity, but yet also very yeasty and spicey. Very nice.
Fin (6667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Pre ZBF, Alvinne, 06-03-09 Pours warm golden colour. The first taste lets forth an explosion of hops and honey sweet malts, with tangy grapefruit and lemon rind as well. The aroma is fine, bit citric but too be honest not quite as one would expect from the flavour. The bitterness hangs in little stalacmites from the roof of the mouth, a wonderful beer and quite a change having had this after the big impy stouts. A6 P4 F8 P4 OV17 3.9
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen/MiP/yespr. Label claims 7.8% ABV. Clear amber golden with a small, rough off-white head. Fresh, peachy hop aroma. Medium body, roasted malt and fruit but again dominated by marvellous peachy hops that leave the finish to be dry and bitter. Delicious. One of very few successful Belgian/US hybrids. 200309
altonbrownd (4500) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark orange body with thinnish, poppy head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit and orange notes. Taste of malts and lots of fruits--grapefruit in evidence. Nice warming, dry and hoppy finish. Piney too. A delight. And another joint venture well done. Only criticism is the texture is a bit rough.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored beer with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Notes of citrus. Balanced ouitspoken bitterness with some fruitiness and notes of malty sweetness. Medium bodied.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian yeast meets American style IPA! Pours clear amber with a big white head and nice lacing. The nose is sweet, light fruits and big, spicy hops, smells of orange and banana. In the mouth is similar, with an attack of American, piney hop character, following through with sweet, light malts, Belgian yeast, and more hops with a lingering bitterness. The yeast character is more noticeable on the nose than in the mouth, and the hops are bigger in the mouth. This is another great collaboration from Struise!
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Hoppy orange aroma with some spices. Dry bitter flavor with some slightly fruity hints. Well balanced. Great beer.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Gainsbar. Orange/golden colour with massive beige frothy head. Aroma is hops, herbs and spices and fruit. Touch of brett too. Very lively from the bottle. Taste is fruity, peach, citrus, orange sherbert, mango. Finish is quite bitter and very fruity, tangerine maybe. Slightly herbal/floral taste too.
MOARBEER (85) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bananatastic! Pours (lively) cloudy amber colour with huge off-white head. Massive banana aroma! Taste is citrus, hoppy and yet more banana. Nice bitter finish. A strange one but maybe I was in a strange mood as I really enjoyed it.