brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored beer with a tall off-white head. Nose is floral hops, lots of yeast, spice, and some citrus. Clove, pine, and sweet bready malt. Decent sweetness on the palate, good hops, too. Caramel, bread, and banana. Citrus, pine, and yeast. Clove and pepper spiciness. Moderate bitterness on the finish.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Halfway hazy dark red pour with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is marked by pine and citrus hops, with a light berry sweetness on the back end. Taste is almost candy sweet at first, but the fruitiness fades into a lingering bitter finish. Hop profile seems more floral in the taste than in the aroma. The Belgian yeast is evident in the sweet, but slightly funky flavor. Palate was a solid medium body, maybe a little under carbonated. Good, not as great as other Bear Republic beers.
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a murky brown color with an orange tint and a white foam head. Taste of citrus and pine with some clove and belgian spice mixed in well. Unique. Impressed with how the clove mixes well with the hops.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floralness, citrus, yeast, and some fruitiness. Tastes of light breadiness, yeast, citrus, and spicy with some fruitiness.
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at double windsor. Poirs copper color. Smells of spices pepper and yeast (same goes for the yaste). Tasye is hoPpuy with a malty backbone. Id cvategorize this as more of an ipa then a belgian like rate beer says. Overall$ pretty...pretty good.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal malt bomb of underattenuation, and junky, sugary mess that completely covered up all the hops. Bleh.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a moderate yellow gold color with a bit of haze and a few fingers of white foamy head. Lacing follows the brew down the glass. Nose brings some excellent Belgian yeast characteristics, but doesn’t really integrate the hops at this point. Taste melds the two quite well, with some nice clove and spice banging against some citrus and herbal hops. Very nice touch. Feel is splendid with a good bit of bitterness matched up against a moderately carbonated medium body. One of the better examples of the style that I’ve come across in some time.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the fort worth saucer. Poured into standard pint glass.
Was very intrigued when I heard about this one. I like both the racer 5 and red rocket, and I almost always love a belgian yeast.
This did not disappoint. Totally unique-cloudiness of an IPA and nice amber colour. Smell is the only disappointment I have-a bit subdued. Flavor is great-extremely smooth. Sweet and bitter. Like I said above, completely unique. Enjoyable mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of yeast, spice, light fruit and hops. Flavor is slightly sweet followed by the hop bitterness. Interesting brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at papago 6/30/10.
orange-y amber color with a white head.
aromas of belgo yeast, sweet malt, spice/pepper/clove, florals and some citrus.
the flavor is pretty much the same except pine and pepper show up near the finish. as it sits to warm it becomes almost overwhelmingly sweet... odd. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4