sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bomber @ Delirium Hoppy Loft.
Orangée, col épais beige.
Arôme garde ce bouquet fruité orangé avec en retrait un côté houblonné, levure, épicé et fruité allant sur le tropical.
En bouche, une bière qui reprend les bases d’une IPA avec un profile belge de part sa levure. Le tout est fruité dans la lignée des houblons américains sur une pointe d’épice. Le profile tropical de l’amarillo et centennial se font bien présent le tout sur un fini belge/levure.
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from arkurzynski. Pours cloudy bright orange with a soapy white head that dissipates to a sudsy film. Aroma is yeast and bread with plenty of fruity grapefruit and orange peel. Taste has Belgian yeast and malt followed by a nice citrus grapefruity hops that come off nice and bitter with orange peel and a gentle pepper finish. Palate is medium and dry with a chalky finish. Really nice brew that I could drink on a regular basis! Thanks Adam!
AndresTM (321) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Beautiful, deep orange beer topped with a big, fluffy, off-white head. The aroma has lost of yeasty orange and spices, some banana esters, and floral elements from the hops. The yeast character absolutely dominates, so it doesn’t really smell like an IPA. The palate is soft and well-carbonated, with a medium-to-thin body. The taste is very special and interesting, somewhat sweet and shamelessly bitter, with notes of oranges, banana, spices, and the hops finally coming to life on the tongue. Unfortunately, it ends with a harshly inky note that masks the gentler yeast and hop aftertaste. It certainly doesn’t ruin the beer, but it keeps it from being great in my opinion. I hope this is a one-bottle issue, though, because it could easily score a 3.7 or 3.8 in my book without it.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at riffs house. Poured golden with touch of amber. Aroma of piney hops set the stage. Hops much stronger than malty flavored write up. Light hazy off white head and grassy, pain taste with malt after taste in the hops.
Leafs93 (1743) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with TomTiedemann. Pours amber with small off white head. aroma is citrus, florals and some caramel. Taste is bitter with citrus coming through strong. Smooth and easy to drink.
AskForJenny (1024) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz - Bought for label, pleased by contents. Delivered as advertised maybe a little too bitter.
reggiedunlop (3217) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/ruby with a medium white/tan head...nice lacing! Aroma is fruity with subtle hoppiness. Flavor is more bitter than the aroma suggests but still fruity...light clovey, yeasty notes. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a bitter, dry finish.
scarletfire65 (978) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Citrus, juicy orange tropical fruit on the nose. Yeasty, some funk, old dusty hops. Aggressively bitter. Earthy. Nice.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/12/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a stange. Thanks to readbaron for picking this up.
Out of the bottle, this pours a cloudy amber brown, with burnt orange edges. A frothy off-white head displays good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is full of candi sugar, weak Belgian spicy yeast, and citrusy hops.
My palate is almost overwhelmed with the burst of candi sugar sweetness up front. The yeast strain is fairly weak, which fails to provide much of the spiciness that I generally like in Belgians and BIPA’s, and it also prevents a smooth transition from the sweet maltiness up front to the hop presence. The hop presence adds a strong bitterness, but the flavor is somewhat hidden. Grapefruit and orange rind are the most noticeable flavors. The bitterness grows sip after sip - there is never that palate ’reset’ that makes Belgian IPA’s so clean and interesting. The lingering bitter aftertaste detracts from the flavor.
Mainly due to the intense sweetness and light, creamy carbonation, the body feels fuller than medium, despite being only 7%. More crisp carbonation might help to remove those pesky hop oils off the tongue and create more balance in the flavor.
This is a style I really enjoy for the balance and juxtaposition of flavors, but this really just came up short for me.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with off-white head. Aroma is orange and fruity hops. Taste is orange, spices, malt and yeast.