IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet complex aroma. Honey, Grapefruit, Clove, and hop notes. Average sized head. Taste is more grapefruit, pine, caramel malt. Slight fizz of carbonation. Finishes very bitter and dry. Overall impressions are that it’s a bit disorganized... I get the Belgain and the IPA flavors, they just don’t seem to be working in harmony on this one. Too bad because I wanted to like it too. Maybe I have become spoiled, but by the end it was a chore to drink. Enjoyability: 1.5/5
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from total wine in norfolk. pours a hazy orange-copper with a smooth, one-finger, creamy white head with solid retention and sticky lacing. aroma is damn nice with peppery, belgian yeast, clove, banana esters, and light florals backed by grassy hops, orange rind, and and touch of toffee malts. flavor is very tasty as well with a smooth balance of sugary, slightly sweet belgian yeast, clove, and white pepper backed by pink grapefruit, pine esters, and wheat grass with a touch of lemon and crackery malts. palate is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a dry, spicy, hoppy finish. overall, a damn nice belgian ipa.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bomber purchased at Whole Foods, Fairfax. cloudy dark orange pour with a 1-2 finger white head. wonderful Belgian yeast driven nose with layers of banana, light spice and big citrus hops. medium to full body with lots of orange bitterness coupled with deep sweet malts. very smooth throughout with a deep citrus bitterness on the back end. dry and bitter on the finish with more banana and light bubblegum notes. very good!
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Hoppy aroma of orange, tangerine, peach and pine. Sweetish hop dominated flavour with peach and pine and a solid bitterness
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 22oz bottle. Dark gold pour with a thick off white head. Citrus and pine hops, orange peel and Belgian yeast esters in the aroma. Smooth clean malt, citrus hop bitterness with hints of mint and clove. Leaves a pleasant citrus bitterness. Ok, didn’t knock my socks off.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-07-02. Hazy orange body with small white head. 3+ Green leafy hop aroma over orange citrus hops. 7+ Flavour is similar, green leafy hops over citrus, sort of and astringent bitterness to it. Average palate. Okay, I like the hop character but its a bit rough around the edges. Intriguingly I sampled this just before the label stirred up a fair bit of controversy on the internet. Perhaps because the California License Plate on the logo is more interesting than the beer inside? Who knows. The beer was just okay, I’d drink it again but I wouldn’t buy it again. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, GG’s Bachelor Party
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Scent of yeast and citrus. Taste is citrus and sweet fruit. Not sure what the hint at the finish is???
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle: Pours a cloudy golden color with a small off-white head that diminishes to the perimeter of my glass and is mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with hints of orange peel. Hoppy flavor is a mild bitterness with hints of citrus and floral. Has a refreshing tangy finish. Enjoyable.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Theis and Mette’s. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Citric hops aromas. Also aromas of Belgian yeast? Soft carbonation. Fresh Lime notes. Dry finish.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis og Mette.
Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.