dlovell2 (1734) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Fruity citrus aroma with earthy hops and spicy yeast. Flavor is citrus peel and fruitiness. Finishes with spicy dry earthy hoppiness and yeastiness.
OllieBBommel (1448) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear orange with off-white head.
Aroma: c-hops, light malt.
Taste: citrus, grass, sour bitter.
Palate: smooth, medium body, low carbonation.
Overall: very nice.
Alengrin (4456) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian style IPA, bought at Fontana in Sint-Niklaas (to my utmost surprise, I might add). This is the beer Clown Shoes apparently had some problems with due to its suggestive label. Creamy and very dense, egg-white, thick head leaving thick velvety lacing on the edge of the glass, colour is a warm and deep orange blonde turning hazy and more amberish with deposit, with lively fizz. Lovely dank IPA aroma of blood orange, pink grapefruit flesh, pine woods or even pine-scented air freshener, bell pepper, tangerine, mango, white pepper, lime blossom, chicken spices, stale sweat, freshly toasted bread, gingerbread, minerals, dry straw. Crisp, fruity onset of pink grapefruit, redcurrant and pineapple with a very vague banana accent, minerally and medium sharp carbonation, lovely malt sweetness underneath with bready and even cake-like properties, supple and lean, with a hoppy finish well in balance with the malts, very fragrant retronasally with citrusy, tropical and lightly piney features as well as sufficient bittering and drying force, yet remaining relatively mild and gentle, with a lot of the juicy, bready malt sweetness coming through in the end - though a deep and very long quinine- and pepper-like bitterness does stick to the root of the tongue afterwards. Seems a tad fruitier than your average American style IPA and is clearly refermented in the bottle, I assume this is the ’Belgian’ aspect of it, and another strong argument for recognition of the ’Belgian IPA’ substyle like our colleagues at Beeradvocate do. Whatever the case, this is still very American, and very tasty indeed. Nice work - and needless to say, I’m a big fan of the label...
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours clear orange with tons of frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and yeast. Flavours of fresh bread, citrus fruit, peach some orange peal, bit of champagne. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Full body with very bubbly carbonation, like a champagne.
tsd08460 (776) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: citrus, floral, grass, herbs,
Appearance: hazy amber, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Kihoskh, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, fruit, malt, grass, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, grass, perfume, hops, fruit.
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35cl Bottle from Secret Sint, thanks! Hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast, oranges, orange peel, very fruity, light sweaty, sweet. Flavour is medium sweet, oranges, yeasty, fruity, hoppy, bitter finish with oranges. Light to medium bodied. OK, not exactly what I like though.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian yeast up front with hops taking precedence the deeper I sniff this beer. Slightly hazed Orange color with a creamy tan head. Definitely a schizophrenic beer, a hoppy Belgian Double, a yeasty IPA, just what is this...Frankenbeer? It has the characteristics of both, nice banana & spice of a Wit and a flavorful hoppy mouthful of an IPA. Pretty darned good though hard to figure out what’s going on, kind of like Jazz.
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle at home. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Hazy dark yellow body. Dusty cardboard aroma with mild notes of mango. Pleasant fruity flavor of exotic fruits with a good deal of hops bitterness though not too much of a good thing. Low carbonation. Long finish. Well balanced with a good allcohol level.
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, from Heinen’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with sour notes of mango. Copper color with small/medium white head and hazy liquid. Medium balanced taste of over aged mango with wild yeasts and Christmas flavors like cinnamon, slightly sour. Medium/short aftertaste with slightly sour fruits. Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, more wild ale than IPA, BUT in very good way. Balanced and refreshing, not too wild.