tectactoe (676) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: rustic amber with copper highlights; muddled throughout, topped with a small, wispy white cap that recedes to a collar very quickly. Aroma is underwhelming, especially for a 7% ABV Belgian IPA. Light notes of citrus zest, grass, herbaceous hops, & lightly sweet bubblegum from the yeast esters. Taste is a little more powerful with some bitterness in the form of pine, leaves, & grapefruit peel. Toasted, buttered, bready malt bill with a finish of heavy yeast; faint spice, banana esters, & some finishing bubblegum-like sweetness. Not bad, but largely forgettable.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour, thin pale brown head. Orange, yeasty, floral aroma. Malty flavour, a little spice, caramel, nice hoppy bitterness at the end
rondphoto (1251) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Chief in Lima. Cloudy medium amber, head reduces to a cover, thick bands of lace. Taste is sweet malt and hops joining together at the beginning, and riding through the palate to a finish that allows malt presence, only to change its mind and kick malt aside for strong hops. The hop presence is not the usual American citrus, but not European either. Maybe a combination, which makes for strength without overpowering the malt. Well conceived and produced.
Dal9000 (95) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber with rapidly fading white foam. Immediate citrusy hoppy flavor that builds in the middle. A mild lingering orange/lemon pine taste.
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Lunkie (1309) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy herbal malt aroma. Murky amber colour with good head & lacing. Malt herbal grassy hop flavour. Smooth palate.
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vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Deluxe Melbourne ontap (23-Nov-13) Sweet candy tropical floral perfumed aroma. Cloudy amber colour, decent head and good sheet lacing. Spicy floral candy biscuit malt flavour. Bitter floral hop sweet candy finish and floral herbal aftertaste.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with thin off white head. Resiny hop aroma, Belgian yeast phenolics and caramel malt. Caramelly, toasty malt flavor, hop bitter finish. Medium body. Not bad for the style.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, orange, yeast, and a hint of banana. Flavor is pretty strong of citrus hops and orange. Finishes with yeast, bitterness, and a hint of alcohol.
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a vibrant orange color with a slight fruit hops. Taste is clean and subtle with a good amount of hops in the aftertaste. The bitter hops taste lasts well after the swallow. A refreshing IPA.
b33r (587) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange color with a bit of cloudiness, just a ring of a head, and no lacing. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops. Flavor has great yeastiness, slight bitter hops, with light fruity citru notes, and slight malty finish. Pretty good overall.