mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainy aroma with some zestiness. Cloudy orange. Alcohol up front and American strong in character. Drinkable but not best of class.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky golden orange with a very fine white head. Carbonation is very low (looks like an English cask ale). Aromas are rustic and slightly funky Belgian, spicy phenolics and soft pilsner malt. A little herbaceousness from the hops, but pretty light on in that regard. Flavour is a great balance of spicy phenols (esp cloves and pepper), tropical fruit esters and a hint of citrus/menthol hops. Turns midway into an intense hop bitterness, which intensifies and lingers. Really unique beer - super bitter strong saison?!
gam (3480) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized head orange gold pour mild to medium pourt carbonation aromas fruity mild floral citrus sweet caramel weak apricot flavours medium bitter citrus apricot bitter from rind of citrus tame ipa not much brightness or fizz finish citrus stonefruit resin medium bitter caramel sweetness okay ale
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Baird Harajuku taproom. Fantastic aroma: Scotch ale mingles with mango and pineapple. Hints of Belgian wit yeast and spice up the front, followed by apple, grape, whiskey malt and a strong hit of alcohol. Medium body. Freshening citrusy hops in the finish, but otherwise this is more a tripel than an IPA.
KyotoLefty (7131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Bright orange-gold with a thin, fine, head. Nice Belgian yeast aroma with honey, crackers, peach, citrus, and grass. Dry Belgian flavor, spice yeast, very bitter, a bit astringent, with citrus and rather strong underlying sweetness. I like this a lot, though it seems like a very hoppy tripel and nothing really IPA about it.