Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice orange copper color with a very large white head that sticks around for some time and really clings as it goes down. Nose is a pretty good dose of fresh citrus hops alongside some really earthy, funky Brett. The taste is a bit more subdued, with some of the bitterness balancing out the Brett a bit. Still quite funky, but more restrained. Nice, dry and slightly bitter mouthfeel. One of these days I’m going to have to finally make it up for a Bullfrog bottle release. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-20-2010
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-pours a lightly hazed deep amber color with a creamy off white head.
S-the nose has notes of sweet tangerine assertive hops as the brett is softly integrated behind being slightly leathery.
T-this has a malt presence the nose did not have, earthy malts play role as the leathery brett lies behind. the back end adds the hops, light citrus aspects with a soft bitterness.
M-this has a full syrupy body with a light carbonation and soft clean finish.
D-well balanced ipa with a nice refreshing citrusy finish and well integrated brett presence.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 The aroma of the infected yeast overpowers some citrus and pineapple notes. The brew pours golden orange with a very small head. The wild ale flavor from the yeast starts out strong and then leads to citrus flavors that settle with the hops on the tongue.
TaktikMTL (6743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de brett. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de brett et d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #3364)
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Coniferous brettanomyces grows through this Wild IPA’s lush hop mangrove, where grapefruit, lime and various other tropical varieties thrive.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the cloudy beige.
-The fruity hop signature is harmonious with the brett’s woodsy fruity nature. The same can be said of the resinous hop finish and the everlasting brett flavor.
-Carbonation is effervescent, but soft on the palate.
-This may be a loud IPA, but it is one in which the volume propels the kind of tune I cannot complain about.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The cork is very difficult to coax out of the bottle, but eventually the pour is orange with a thin off-white head.
S: Very fruity and brett forward on the nose. The tropical fruit hop character is still there, but there’s a ton of hot alcohol aroma coming through. Some old gym socks (not in the good, Drie Fonteinen way) and a sort of solventy/chemical note too.
T: When you get the hop flavor, the taste is enjoyable. Unfortunately, that’s only a small portion of it. Those flavors are of grapefruit and pineapple as well as mango. Some earthy funk along with grass and straw. Again, a harsh alcohol and chemical character.
M: The body is medium with an intense carbonation and a very dry and astringent finish.
D: Unfortunately let down by Bullfrog on this one; this beer was really all over the place. The wild IPA idea is one that interests me, but I’m not sure how well it actually works.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks jt?–pours a white ring for a head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is yeast/brett, medium malt. Taste is barn, yeast/brett, medium malt, funky. Not my style.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dosbeerigos for sharing this one. Been an IPA fan for quite some time and now just starting to get into sours. This one is the best of both worlds. Hazy pour with a thin bubbly head. The aroma has a hoppy sour funk to it, can’t really place all the aromas, but outstanding. Has a tart sour flavor, with a hoppy start with a bitter finish. Really enjoyed this one.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the 2010 jimmack invitational. First let me just say that chocoalte peanut butter is a timeless combination. Brettanomyces and every single style of beer in existance is not necessarily a good idea. This beer poured a murky brown/orange/amber with an averaged sized frothy off white head. The aroma starts off with flowers and hops buth then some horrid brett aroma that smells like manure comes in. Average mouthfeel with a dry finish and a touch of alohol warming. Flavors of wild flowers, dry hops, manure, brett, bread and citrus. Nah not my cup of tea.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy gold with a one-finger head with average retention for the style. There is some yeast obvious in the pour. Nose produced the expected funkiness, bananas, some citrus and pale malt. Taste has the brett ever-present, interplaying with citrus hops and some funk for sure. End moves to a pleasant, dry, mildly bitter finish. Body was medium with ample carbonation. This was surprisingly interesting and I look forward to retying this soon.