durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hello, what’s this? An IPA with brett? Yep. Odd notion at first, with the tropical fruits and citrus/resin seeming to battle with the brett. The brett wins out, of course, but the hops aren’t completely obscured. Some pineapple notes. Fruity and powdery, and dry as hell. Nice. Hazy orange pour. Many thanks to JCB for sharing.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with boamr - Thought I’d drink this beer before the Brett kicks in. The last thing I want is my IPA’s infected with Brettanomyces. Pours a cloudy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma is spicy floral and citrus hops, esters, and a hint of bubblegum. Flavor is mostly hops with a touch of malt sweetness. The brett is just beginning to rear it’s head. A faint touch of tart is there. Medium to full body. Finish is fairly bitter and somewhat smooth. I probably should have waited, but I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I do now. A very nice beer. Thanks Ryan.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another bullfrog shared by Jason. Thanks! Pretty nice wild ipa. Tons of citrus, tropical fruits, nice Brett blended in. Pretty on point for the "style."
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light, diminishing head, cloudy orange body. floral/grapefruit hops up front, brett, enjoyed.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. The hop profile is mostly lost with small accents of citrus and grapefruit. Some light pine, but overwhelmingly leather, flannel and a dry brett character. Decent.
juiceisloose (1056) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, courtesy beerlando. Pours a cloudy golden orange color topped by a small head of tan colored foam. The aroma shows the dry and funky brett up front along with notes of orange, grass, and peppery hops. The flavor is pretty bitter and grassy from the hops along with notes of orange and grapefruit citrus. There is a hint of toffee malt sweetness and some very dry brett character. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and a very dry and musty finish. This is a pretty good ipa, but I don’t know if I am fan of the ipa’s with brett yet.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from kramer... Pours a dark orange amber brown, mostly opaque, with a thin soapy head... Aroma of must and sweet pineapply Brett.... Flavors don’t do too much for me with a focus on bitter earthy pineapple Brett. Medium sweetness through the middle. A pithy bitterness as well as some spicy white pepper.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Pours hazed orange white head. Nose bretty, horsey, chemical. Fl spicy, orange, grapefruit peel. A bit harsh but the Brett is fun.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 750ml Bottle: Aroma of Brett, hops, pineapple, slight yeast, slight fruit, and slight tropical fruit. Poured amber/orange/copper in color with a very small, creamy, rocky, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of lots of Brett, hops, resin, slight spices, light pepper, slight citrus, slight pine, and the tiniest hint of tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Brett, hop, and pepper finish is dry. ABV is totally hidden. Tons of Brett.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 750 ml bottle shared by deliriumfest. Pours a hazy orange amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of powdered multi-grain malt with some citrus and black pepper. Taste is medium to full bodied with multi-grain malt, citrus, some black pepper, spice and a touch of yeast. Flavor is when the bret infusion really stands out. Finish is a tad spicy, slightly dry with a bret and multi grain malt aftertaste with a lingering dry bitterness.