adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of gooovikings. Thanks Jetson! Hazy golden appearance with a white head. Moderately floral hoppy, a touch piney, dry, lightly vinous, bretty aroma. The hops in the flavor don’t seem to coincide with the 100 IBU on the label but maybe I just waited too long to drink it. Anyways, moderately floral/lightly piney hoppy, dry, somewhat bretty, citrus fruity flavor with a dry finish. I don’t get a ton of vinous notes though it does seem to contribute to the finish. Pretty interesting beer and easy to drink.
Frovigalning (2479) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and earthy smell. Similar taste. Very bitter with some apple aromas. Slightly harsh mouthfeel.
Sathorael (133) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium burnished yellow with massive white head that leaves a pancake of foam that persists. Aromas of sweet candied citrus, horse blanket, wet hay, petrichor, spicy phenols, and mild alcohol. Taste is much of the same with wet hay, petrichor, grass trimmings, apricot, citrus zest, and a little bisquity. Only very subtle woody and white grape skin flavors. Light/Medium mouthful with bright carbonation. Finish starts with a sweet/dank punch and goes into Black pepper, alcohol and a slight astringency. Extremely complex and enjoyable beer. Great use of Brett. I would have liked the body to be a bit bigger for a double ipa.
dansac (29) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers I have had in my life. Usually don’t like Belgian IPAs much, but this is something else. Astounding complexity: pours a very hazy yellow. Vibrant hops in the nose and noticable brett character. Lots of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Mouthfeel is crisp, with sweetness, dry finish, prominent brett character adding a welcome acidity to counter balance the hop bitterness. Lots of yeast. Back of the mouth you get the white wine character. Overall just a world-class beer that really pushes the envelope.
deyholla (5388) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a good amount of light fruits, light funk and some underlying wine barrel. Flavor sees the hops come through a bit more with a note of citrus with the same brett and light fruit note and a dry wine finish.
strattonspeaks (82) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Striking gold pour with massive white head. Punch you in the face yeast/Brett aroma. Taste is sweet with a sneaky tartness. More Brett. Nice earthy, grass notes with just a hint of bittetness. Crisp and lively. Beautiful beer.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at Lincoln Wine Bar. It starts off really nice, malty with a citrus, slightly tart flavor and some straw. I found it didn’t hold up for me, though. Gets kind of unbalanced as it goes.
neepsntatties (1027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Colour...very cloudy dark gold with a massive white head. Nose...a glorious meld of yeast and hops with hop resin and pine pitch at the helm. Palate...succulent, seductive and embracing, but also beastly wIth its blunt force trauma of hops and brett. The haziness of the colour can almost be tasted in its velvety mouthfeel, and the alluring smoothness of the fruit medley goes remarkably well with the waves of white pepper that dance about the finish. A glorious IPA for the style!
Tomy63 (137) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur : or pâle, un peu trouble, mousse épaisse. Nez : très expressif, très fais et fruité, avec de belles notes d’agrumes, de pêche, de litchi, un peu de raisins blancs (comme du Nelson Sauvin), légèrement résineux aussi. Bouche : très belle aussi, avec une carbonatation assez forte, les 9% passent tout seul, très désaltérante, pas du tout de caramel, plein de fruits, beaucoup de pêche, mandarine, agrumes et raisins blancs. Finale : très bonne longueur, un peu d’amertume mais on ne sent pas les 100 IBU.
M82 (173) - Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Juicy fruity tartness, intriguing chardonnay nuances, light spice, and creamy rounding oak flawlessly coalesce to create a mouth watering, orchestrated, elaborate brew
A hazed sunny tangerine body supports a medium, tight, bright white head which settles to a thin sheet and drooping elongated islands and peninsulas of clinging lace
Pineapple heads an array of groovy magnetic tropical fruit infused with chardonnay, eloquent melon, damp earthy floral notes, soft white pepper accents, all rounded and grounded by a silky layer of oak on a smooth mildly carbonated tenaciously drying medium body, a style bending, inspiring experience
25.4oz cork & cage Batch #3 May/2013 bottle code 124 D-1 1823 served at 50º into 14.7oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter
tomthompson89 (1838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this beer in Sept at Mikkeller bar. such a great spot!!!! hazy yellow pour, nose is brett and peach. mouthfeel is perfect some belgian yeast notes and esters come through. wonderful beer