Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of stone fruits, berries and earthy notes. The taste is citrus, earthy notes and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binny’s Buffalo Grove. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aromas of yeast, bread, and citrusy hops. Flavors orange, lemon, grassy hops, yeast, and bread. Decent belgain style IPA
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Glimmerglass before BCTC. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Malt, toast, fuzzy musk on the nose. Sweet little funky musk notes, soft and musky. Toast and citrus. Musk, light wheat and bitterness on the finish.
Floback (524) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a rich honey-colored body with a thumbnail of off-white head with decent retention. Nose is yeast, subtle citrus, and cream-of-wheat. Flavors include tangerine, lemon, subtle pine cone, coriander, subtle metal in the finish, subtle clove. Medium/high carbonation and medium/full body. Good brew.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into glass. Dark amber brown color with a big fluffy head. Aroma full of hop character along with hints of citrus and orange peel. Earthy piney flavor, bitter with a good bit of hops there. Not too much malt to speak of but still a decent beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great name, average beer. Grapefruit, orange pith, lemon peel, Pinesol, caramel, and toffee along with leafy/grassy notes. Sounds so much better than it tasted. Not at all balanced...seems disjointed. Not a fan.
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Cloudy orange body with a big cream head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops; orange and lemon. Flavor is citrus (lemon, grapefruit), peach, and yeast. Light to medium body. Very fruity all the way through, but only mildly sweet, mostly bitter.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of leafy hops and orange. Flavors of orange and hops. Overall a very good IPA.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of mtjoseph. Pour is a hazy copper orange color with a small fluffy white head. Orange, fresh cut grass, coriander, and bubble gum make up the aroma. Flavor contain orange peels throughout with some coriander. Slightly yeasty. No apparent bitterness. Well balanced between belgian yeast and american hops. My favorite of the style.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a new copper penny, orange with a decent sized frothy head that diminished to film on top. Aroma of bready yeast, orange, slight spice, and some floral hops. This light bodied IPA is quite pleasant yet a tad soapy. The yeast isn’t overpowering in the flavor and is a nice compliment to juicy orange slices and some (coriander?) spice. Really doesn’t have any sort of bitter finish, which is nice, but just a tad more of a acidic hop kick would have been nice.