j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a hazed orange with a thin white head. Soft fuzzy musk, toast. Sweet caramel and toast. Light malt. Musky toast and sweet caramel on the finish.
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared during the RBSG grand tasting. Pours a cloudy yellow. Yeasty aroma with moderate banana and mild lemon. Flavor has a maltier backbone with presence of caramel backed by banana, yeast, and pine. Sweet caramel and banana in the finish.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tepid grapefruit, thinnest white ring. Grapefruit and grass nose, light berry and sugar. Flavor of honey, biscuit, and dry yeast that detracts from the balance. Way too sweet and yeasty.
yespr (37624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and dry hoppy. Bitter and hoppy flavoured. Fruity and grapefruity. Slight citrusy hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours amber. White head. Nose/taste of bready malt, wheat, cereal grain, mixed hops and alcohol. Definitely no semblance of an IPA. Ignore the label. This is a Belgian strong as categorized.
decaturstevo (5703) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Hazed orange pour with frothy white head and lace. Bread and brown sugar. Brown sugar, bread, and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied but fizzy. a hint of metallic on the finish.
gururyan (694) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting more from my two favorite local breweries, looking forward to the next collaboration.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, coconut, papaya, orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel, subtle tobacco, herbs, and mint leaves. Flavor of grass, pineapple, Belgian yeast, mango, papaya, and herbs.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) opaque orange, great head and lacing. Nose of tropical fruits, spearmint, pineapple, Belgian yeast, Candi sugar, Grassy, awesome. Taste of rum soaked pineapple, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, white pepper, banana, creamy and dry, excellent linger. Complex and delicious!! Very impressive Oklahoma beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a hazy shade of orange with a dense off-white foam head. Yeasty aromas of fruits, banana and moderate citrus hops. The taste is of pineapple, lemon zest, nutmeg, cinnamon rolls and floral hops. Creamy and somewhat oily mouthfeel, with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. This is one of the more balanced Belgian style IPA’s I have tried. Not my favorite style, but I can definitely appreciate this one as a great collaboration brew. In fact it’s one of the best beers either brewery has come out with.