Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Radekfest 2012 – can 473 ml
Aroma black tea hop character with elements of crystal malt , caramel Belgian notes subdued.
Appearance amber-golden ale with slight haze/ Medium lighter white top.3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Bit thinner at walls. Sweet caramel with hop notes on top. Black tea hints. OK.
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a sizable, light-tan head that sticks around for awhile. Aroma is dominated by floral hops, with hints of pine and yeast. Flavor of biscuit, light caramel sweetness, grassy hops, slight citrus. Mildly spicy and bitter finish. Light-bodied. Somewhat sweet, a bit thin, not tremendously hoppy...but delicious, well-balanced, and very drinkable.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from rayl101. Pours a clear copper color with off-white head and nice carbonation. Some lacing is left behind as the head falls. Aroma is carmel, some citrus, wood. Taste follow suit, but is not overly bitter. Its a bit thin which detracts from the beer although it does make it go down easily. Missing something.
rumproasts (5045) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with minimal head. Not quite as hoppy as most IPAs. Slight sweetness to the body.
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Pours amber with a white head. Light grassy, floral hop aroma. Flavor is similar, floral, grassy, hints of citrus hops. It’s an alright pale ale on its own, but I’m not sure where the "Belgian" is supposed to come in.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal and slightly medical nose with light honey malt. Really quite hoppy, has to be hallertau, malt is a bit dull, really the only detracting point. Solid.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can, shared by ryan: Pours a clear pale bronze with a spotty-lacing ring of white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some mild grassy and citrusy hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with some pale malty sweetness and a touch of clove spice before a drier earthy bitter finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to Ryan. Clear orange with suddy, white head. Weak lace. Nose is mild orange with celery. Taste is astringent, resinous, quite dry. Straightforward. Not a lot of yeast character. Normal citrus and astringent IPA.
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BrownALEx (420) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz. can pour into my Paulaner stein. A slightly above average Belgian IPA. Had on tap at Duke’s Canoe Club in Portland, MI in July ’11, much better on tap. Maybe having it out of a can turned me off slightly, still getting used to canned crafts.
Sammy (11162) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant IPA, an American IPA moderated by the Belgian yeast flavour. Light coloured body and light coloured though substantive head. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability.