hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Slap My Ass and Call Me Solan’s Mom O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Murky, pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is full of phenols and esters. Notes of clove, red apple and pear lead the way with undercurrents of cinnamon and bubble gum following... at a distance. Medium to full-bodied with delicate carbonation. Spicy and sweet with moderate, back-of-the-tongue bitterness. Lengthy, bitter finish. Thanks to Beerlando for his generosity!
dchmela (2543) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a light gold with a big white head, big belgian style carbonation bubbles. Sweaty funky hoppy taste. Taste is clean with lots of floral hops, caramel malt and a clove spininess which was strange. Interesting beer.
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply put, a beer with some originality. Poured a big, rocky head that lasted for about 45 seconds. Tasted like a classic belgian triple, light and crisp, soft and sweet, but mellowed with well blended flavours. Had a slight anesthetic taste, but the hoppiness and smell were like a symphony in the glass. Yummy!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a hazy gold orange color, with a pearly white head. Smells of some sweet fruits, a little acidity, candy sugar, and mixed spices. The nose was nice. The flavor is a little acidic, but some malts and sugars balanced that out quite a bit. Pretty sweet, with some spice characters creating some unusual flavors. Got a bit of some minty clove in there which was interesting. This was definitely a nice beer, but not top 50 quality in my opinion.
thill25 (231) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting courtesy of beerlando...Poured a golden w/ a huge fluffy white head. Nose was floral and pine hops, malts, yeast...The flavor was kind of like mixing a IPA w/ a Belgian strong. The strong hop notes of an IPA came out...the florals, citrus pines, and on the Belgian side some of the rock candy sweetness, malts yeast, and spice poked through. Very complex and hard to put your finger on one thing that stood out. The flavors did mix well, and the carbonated palate worked nice for this beer. I’d love to try this again!
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body toped by a cloud of tiny bubble. flowery aroma of hop. Delicious flavor but not very complex. Some spice and bubble gums soft bitterness and not too sweet. A real good beer but it misses something to become great...
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via Glouglouburp. Golden color with a ton of carbonation. Smell of Dark fruit, hops, citrus, lemon peal, spice and yeast. Smell was wonderful when the head finally went down. Taste of lemons, yeast, hops, spice, citrus and malt. A hands down great brew! Thanks so much Danny!
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Lightish golden pour with an immense white head lacing the glass. Complex citrus and pine hops aroma with sweet banana and malt. The flavor is a bit too much for me, as if the three hop varieties are at war in my mouth. There are citrus, floral, and pine/medicinal hop flavors with a somewhat sweet finish. This is an interesting concept, but the flavor just didn’t work for me...
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb beer. Great floral aroma. Just enough sweetness with a drier, hoppy finish. Many thanks, Dany!
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by mreusch. Pours a crystal clear gold, on the first pour, with a dense, fluffy, white head that laces nicely. The second pour is cloudy but otherwise similar in appearance. The nose is bright, citric, floral and slightly spicy (white pepper) with a red apple note in support and a touch of sourness and noble hops in the background. Medium-bodied and soft with fine carbonation and a mild, dry finish; very nice. Soft, dry red apples, faint white pepper and a nice blend of citric, grassy and soft earthy hops. This is a very nice beer. It reminds, in some respects, of Duvel with a better mouthfeel and a bigger hop backing. Thank you for sharing it with me, Matt.