pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a hazy orange-brown with minimal head. Smells very fruity, citrusy, and flowery. Flowers in particular come through later on. Taste is similar, though itís spicier than I was expecting - peppery and hoppy at the same time. Pretty good.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cloudy light orange-amber brew with good carbonation. Complex bready-fruit aromas. Flavor is also complex. Malty and hoppy, but with a twist of orange. Smooth drinking. Very good overall.
deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared with friends.
Thin white head. Cloudy amber pour. Nice citrus bitter aftertaste!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: massive huge bubbly head is held aloft by an equally massive stream of bubbles. Head is pithy mousse while the brew below was brilliant burnt coppers and blood oranges.
Nose: orange zest, white grapefruit, lemon and lemon zest. Pine needles. Freshly mown grass. Honeyed oats and grains. Dried flower petals. Sunflowers, ferns, and fir.
Palate: clean then sticky and mouth-coating. Sweet than bitter. Green grass dominates the middle. Grapefruit flesh and skin and pine weave together seamlessly. Spice and throughout. Dried flowers, dried cut grass. Long bitter citrus peel finish Ė dryness of pith and zest of orange, grapefruit, and lemon.
Final Thoughts: another delicious beer from Clown Shoes Beer and, contrary to some hoity-toity people, I like their label artwork, Tramp Stamp included. Yum!
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeast, citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeasty bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More Belgian spices than hops in the aroma. Nice orange-brown color. The flavor on this is good, but has too much orange strangely. Not quite up to par with some other Belgian IPAs Iíve been having lately though.
llcooldave (1020) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy dark honey amber. Slightly fruity aroma with banana, vanilla and pine. Kind of a sweet pine & citrus up front followed by an astringent aspirin bitter aftertaste that doesnít last very long. Overall, itís fairly tasty and the bottle is nice to look at while drinking! ;-)
jmohno (998) - Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Real nice blend of belgian and good hops.You cant get much more complexity,There is all kinds of aromas going on ,soft ripe fruit from the belgian yeast spice, tangerine orange fresh bread,citrus ,herb, light carmel roasted malt,butter spruce or juniper.
Then you drink it get a good creme feel with a heavy hop presence in front of a light bready carmel toasted malt backbone finishing dry citrus roasty more hops,more spice,belgian spice,more citrus and pine with a nice lasting bittering.This definatly gets more spicy piney and more carmel sweetness noitcable as it warms, i was thinking it tasted thin when it was cold but the body comes out as it warms, it just gets better and better as it warms, even the head seems fuller towards the bottem of the glass.
This is an ipa to drool over and if you like this you may like Lagunitas a little sumpthin wild,that is excellent also.But that one at like 9.5% and this at 7% i would say this beats that because this is only 7 and is almost matching but the lagunitas may be better only beacause of the richness,apples to apples if this were that abv this would be better though.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a frothy two finger white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Spicy hop aroma with dank oily resins and earthy pine needle along with some sweet malt, citrus fruit and alcohol. Hints of candy sugar, grains of oaradise, grapefruit and orange peel. Belgian characteristics blend well with American ipa notes.
Medium bodied with a strong dry hop presence up front that lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Lots of sticky, earthy pine flavor providing a decent amount of bitterness that is countered by the estery yeast and citrus fruit notes. Hints of pepper and coriander along with mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Sweetness balanced out dry/bitter notes nicely. Subtle alcohol in the finish. Malt backbone is faint letting hops and Belgian yeast shine. Pretty quaffable with decently masked ABV.
Fin (6933) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fin & Lozís tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 Jan brought this beer along, cheers Jan! This is just wonderfully hopppy but yet it has a nice spicy yeasty element. Lightly fruity and a little floral at times with some orange blossomn mauybe, mmhh.. there is even some perfume coming across also. Nice beer, really nice, given it 3.7 but it probably should have been higher, Iíll give it 3.8 then. b> A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8