dchmela (2484) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Redlight. Pours a light amber with a thick off white head. Tart, hoppy floral citrus aroma. Bitter hops, citrus, light malt taste. Just a wonderful brew.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber/dark copperish golden amber color with lots of visible carbonation bubbles and a frothy, pillowy off-white head that very slowly fades leaving large chunks of soapy lacing throughout the glass.
Sweet citrus aroma with floral hops and a lot of citrus fruit notes. Grapefruit, lemon peel, orange peel and slightly piney and earthy hop notes.
Really quaffable with west coast style citrus hop presence. Sweet citrus notes balance out the bitterness of the hops quite nicely without masking them too much. Creamy medium body with lots of bready yeast, ripe banana, light orange peel and grapefruit with a slight piney, resinous sweet dry finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2269-20090607] Sample. Yummy orange hops aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Hoppy orange zest flavour. Medium body is bitter. Nice bitter brew, very drinkable.
(3T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
forse ora non potrò più farne a meno!!!!
bel colore paglierino opaco,e con una schiuma compatta e persistente che mi accompagna x tutta la bevuta.
odore molto fruttato,di agrumi e lycies.
l’ho trovata molto equilibrata,e "giustamente" amara!!!
MrGGen (301) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bel colore ambrato opaco,con schiuma abbondante.Aroma fruttato,di arancia e frutti tropicali.Mediamente corposa.Buon sapore caramellato,discretamente amara e poco fruttata.Ben equilibrata,leggera,fresca,molto godibile.Un bravo di cuore a quelli del Borgo!
thewolf (10551) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malmö.
Pours muddy amber with a big, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has hops, light caramel, melons, grapefruit and grass. Low carbonation, good creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, quite bitter, some cucumber, melons and lightly vinious. Fine, elegant and extremely drinkable for a sweetish IPA.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A heavy and not-refreshing big body resinous IPA. Good but not very good.
How: From the bottle at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2009
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a small beige head
In long: A hoppy nose with resinous and citrus fruits notes. A surprisingly heavy and thick body for a 6.4% IPA with a lot of toasted malts providing a 2/3 caramel and 1/3 toffee sweetness flavour followed by a medium-strong resinous bitterness. That type of heavy body and resinous bitterness makes for non-refreshing IPA. This beer is more appropriate as a cold winter hop-fix than a hot summer thirst quencher. A decent brew but even in Italia there are plenty of more interesting IPAs. But then again “Extra” means “Superfluous”.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009-06-07. orange dark amber, modest creamy off-white head and light lace. (3+) Really nice hoppy aroma, modest resin, leafy hops. (7+) Pleasant bitterness, more resin and leafy hops, underlying malt is supportive but secondary. Lingering bitterness in the finish and aftertaste takes on just a touch of astringency. (7+) Average palate suits it. Rather good. Bottle, Mondial 2009, Montreal
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: thick , cloudy murky with plenty of floaties. Large fine cloudy head with some lace shown.3+
Nose: Fresh , clean straight hop character , mango with citrus. Quiet good. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Good , clean mango-citric is again evident in flavour. Candy malts as base. Pleasant ale.
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good Belgian, malty and yeasty aroma and taste. Good mouthfeel,bolstered by caramel and toffee, its easy drinking.Golden body without that much head. Hmm, sugar, A bit sweeter than your average Belgium, there is still hops in here.