3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #9920. Really glad Bellís brought this one back again. Was amongst the beers that marked the return to IL. They suppposedly changed the hops for the 2nd batch. So Iím curious as to if this follows the 1st or second recipe. Billed as a German IPA, if Iím correct. -> [A] First impression is a nose full of caramel. Maltiness. A whiff of honey and slight wood sets in. A pleasant candied citrus fruitiness follows up. Some cherry. Slightly subdued for a beer billed hopsoulution. Aroma seems to boast sweet malts. Nothing bad about a malty DIPA. [A] Fine looking amber, with a slight haze. Head is whitish, with no lasting head, yet capable lacing. [F] Flavor is sweetish upfront, with orange peel, and caramel. I could also pick up some brown sugar, wood, and darker malts at times. Not the palate killer I would expect from a D/IPA. Nor the beer I had fond memories of. [P] Drinkable, overall. Smooth, medium-full mouthfeel. Balance is there, although I woud lke this to lean more toward a hop bomb, or even have a little more bitter period, for that matter. Yet respectable. [O] I saw this priced between $11.99 and $14.99. I definitely donít think Iíd deem it worthy. $4.59/bomber wouldnít be bad. But I bought the whole 6 at the low end. The beer is nothing to complain about. Yet I donít feel itís anything to write home about, either. This and the 25th anniversary were kind of a let-down for me.
kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at local option. Orange pour, clear , white sticky head. Jammy orange citrus aroma. Yum. Big taste - reminds me of a 3 Floyd's IPA. Floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Love it
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Fruity. Nice orange peach streak with a sweet cereal malt base. Brownish. Orange color. Good initial head faded to a ring. Spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor.medium body creamy slick mouthfeel. Bitter sweet finish. Pretty tasty. Nice fruitiness when ccold. Got maltier as it warmed. Solid.
tectactoe (693) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: murky, cloudy amber with orange edges & a light khaki head that settles to a film on top. Aroma has light citric hops, mild pine & spice, & a solid undertaking of caramel malt. Taste is thinner than expected with some light leafy hops, a bit of pine, a mildly herbaceous note, light grapefruit rind, & some toasty sweet, borderline-caramel malt in the finish. Slightly bitter, alcohol well hidden at 8%+ ABV. Not bad at all.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft->snifter. Very hazy deep orange with small offwhite head. Strong pungent citrus hops dominates the malt base. Dense and chewy. Very good.
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Rustico Novemberfest 2013. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Citrus flavors muted by caramel notes. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.
Howlader (74) - - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snallygaster (Washington DC) 2013 beer. Hoppy - and overall a pretty great beer.
koleminer20 (193) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Sidetrack. Pours a gorgeous ruby golden color with minimal head. Very hoppy and floral in the aroma. Hints of citrus and pine are prominent with a slight but of malt. Taste is bitter. Heavy in the citrus and hoppyness. It's a solid beer with a nice dry finish that I just love in an IPA
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JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Holy Grale for Zwanze Day 2013. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, grapefruit and onion. Malty flavor with lots of onion before a grapefruit finish.
Atom (1118) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BLB pours a hazy deep amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of grassy resinous hops, heavy bready caramel and toffee malts, with some yeast. Taste of resinous tropical and citrus hops, slightly grassy, with a solid caramel and toffee malts. Doesnít blow me away but a pretty nice beer.
RespertFTW (348) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Renoís for Bellís 28th birthday. Clear golden orange with medium white head. Heavy grapefruit and floral aroma. Heavy grapefruit citrus flavor. Very smooth.