jmagnus87 (2449) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Bottle poured into a shaker. Yeasty cotton candy. A good bit of hops as a nice backbone. Solid!
laiti (5809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ olio, no BBE info
Aroma has soapy citrus, caramel, biscuits, resin and some grassy hops. Flavour has caramel, apricot, some citrus, urinal cake and grassy hops. Quite close to what it promises to be – a belgian ale, tripel and IPA in the same bottle. Grassy hops take over the flavour at the end of the glass.
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours an orange golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of gooseberries, grassy hops and caramel. Flavour of strong caramel, grassy hops, gooseberries and alcohol. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a warming, malty, quite bitter finish. Good bitterness, but other than that nothing special.
olio (6308) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, syrupy fruits, some hops and hay. Flavor of ripe fruits, toffee, some hay, alcohol and caramel. Somewhat unbalanced.
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a foamy white head. Fruity, sticky aroma with notes of hops and caramely malts. Taste is sweetish with hints of tangy fruity hops, spices, caramely malts and toffee. Finish is sweet and malty with some fruitness and dry bitter notes. Okay, quite malty and fruity Belgian styled IPA.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - pours slightly hazy, golden orange-yellow with medium white head, mostly diminishing. Spice, esters, yeasty hops, and orange on the nose. Taste is nice with good fruit, bitter hops, spicy yeasty notes. Medium bodied, good brew. Triple IPA? Not so sure about that, but decent all around.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at House of 1000. Hoppy nose, fresh and fruity with orange blossom, sugary sweet and almost cloying. Medium golden amber hazy with thin head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet start with sweet malty caramel and biscuit. Big hop flavors with almost cloyingly sweet after. Bitter sweet and tasty.
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
White sugar and orange peel are sprinkled onto resinous hops and their bitterness in this overly sweet (for me) dessert interpretation of a Belgian-style I2PA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale amber.
-So, if I rely on this brew, "Belgian" to them means "overly spiced" and "Triple IPA"..., well, I’m not sure since the hops tend to get overwhelmed by sugar and orange peel here.
-Flavor is quite enduring, so if you like the profile you will like it a lot.
-This flavor profile is rather linear.
-Alcohol warmth is felt quickly.
-Herbal angles add to the spiciness.
Bov (9629) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish beer with a moderate yet persistent foam; solid hoppy aroma of peaches and cream; full-bodied and with a velvety palate; a solid but not aggressive bitterness; some residual sweetness and a long fruity hoppiness in a lingering bitterness - very nice
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearly a modern take on the style. Chocko-bloc full of the classic flavours (think candied fruits and spice) but the overlay of new world hops is magnificent. Very smart, balanced and complete. Hops bring some pepper and more spice to the mix. Not really heavy going for a 10% beer but a sipper nevertheless.