Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The emphasis is on Belgian more than on IPA, but it’s really tasty. Tramp Stamp pours a hazy amber/orange with a lot of foamy, long-lasting head. The aroma is fruity and malty and rich. There is a big citrus and caramel mingling that I pick up on in my favorite Belgian tripels. The flavor is good, if understated. The malty and fruity notes in the aroma aren’t as strong on the tongue as I’d expected, but the finish is very hoppy and has a little burn, so the IPA assertion is justified. I liked this and may buy it again to see if I like it even more the second time.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty nice Belgian ipa dominated by the hops and yeast flavors. C and citrus hops at first that fade and leave you with a wild yeast funkiness that lasts a while. Aroma is a but of citrus still. Flavor is medium bodied and nice caramel malt. Pretty well done.
nittanytide (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured cloudy copper, with a big, foamy head. Floral and grassy aroma. Taste is grapefruit, lemon zest. Remarkably smooth and refreshing.
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden and faint hazy. Has a white head, fully lasting. Aroma is hoppy, faint paraffin to. Flavor starts sweet, then heavy bitter. More hoppy notes. Dry texture.
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light malty hoppy aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, nice hoppy finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle, brought home from Khioskh, København. Deep gold with an orangey shade. Firm, lasting white top. Inviting fruity and light resinous hop aroma. Peach, oranges, apricot and flowers, paired white some gently sweet pale malts. Nice tropical-fruity hop flavor. Tight bitterness. Notes of mild resiny hop oils. Medium malt body, sweetish and lightly toasted. More than medum full. Slick texture. Fruity and resiny bitterness linger in a lasting finish. Nice all over.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color beer out of the bottle with a rocky, cream colored head. Nose of pine and yeast. Belgian flavors with yeasty bread dough, some spice notes, bitter orange peel and a sweet red grapefruit bitterness in the finish. I’m not a big fan of the Belgian IPA hybrid, but this was pretty tasty.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Bottled on 02/2012. Pours deep copper color, off-white/tan colored foam. Big bubbles. Aroma of wooded hops along with citrus zest hops and sweet toasted malts. Sweet toasted malt taste. Finishes with a earthy pine bitterness and some grapefruit peel bitterness. Finishes dry, medium bodied. I thought it’d be similar, it’s way different from Muffin Top. May have been over-fermented. (Big bubbles and dryness)
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber and clear. Nose is dank resin, citrus, fruits, plums, malts, and spice. Flavor is similarly resinous and light citrus with some evident Belgian esters and spice in the finish. Dry finish with some caramel flavors. Nice beer.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, dark gold with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma is of vanilla, citrus, estery yeast, bubble gum, and pine. The taste is fairly dry, with caramel malt fading into floral and citrus hop notes and a lingering bitterness. Fairly high carbonation, medium body, and a nice long finish. Nice Belgian IPA.