DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Proof. Light gold pour with big fluffy white head and good retention. Aroma is big fruits, light yeasty, spice, pine. Tastes are wheat, doughy, citrus resin, herbal, peppery, biscuits. Slight warmth. Dries out in the spicy finish. Interesting - doesn’t taste much like a DIPA. Wouldn’t need again.
marcus (8812) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours golden with arich white head and a there is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some yeasty banana ester and a grassy finish. A bit too harsh.
DuffMan (9025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy light orange with a thick frothy head that leaves sheets of lace. Interesting aroma, very complex, with some brothy qualities competing with a bit of citrus fruit and lots of spice. The palate delivers more fruit than the nose (kumquat), and oddly, cauliflower (a first ever for me), with a heap of spicy yeast. Finish is soundly bitter. Unusual, but in a welcome way for me.
tmoreau (3520) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters with a cloudy, orangy gold hue, a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. I was put off somewhat by the nose which projected mainly yeast notes that were stinky and meaty/sausage-like, with some citrus in the background. The flavor was moderate bitterness, light fruit, light tartness, a dry finish, but not a lot of character imo.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a large white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a blend of fruity, tropical hops and dry, spicy Belgian yeast, with cinnamon notes prominent. Potent grapefruit and kiwifruit hops up front move seamlessly into sweetly spicy cinnamon yeast in the body. Mild berry notes mix with the spiciness of the yeast in the finish. The whole of this beer is very much greater than the sum of its parts. Neither the hops nor the Belgian elements of this beer are particularly groundbreaking, but it is the effortless way that they blend and the perfect balance between them that really make this beer.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LARGE FROTHY HEAD NICE GOLD POUR STRONG CARBONATION aromas spicy yeast goodness that belgian touch sweet fruit orange malty barley sweetness the flavours candy or bubblegum taste yeast spicyness strong bitter origin like orange peel lemon sweet barley very morishing ale some melon grapefruit the finish enjoyable good for the type best aftertastes spicyness lovely fruit taste sweetness lasting bitter good ale
Sammy (10789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial taste is creamcycle orange. The hop taste remains there but it is an aged taste. Light orange body and a great long lasting head. I just received this bottle from Lueken’s Liquors. There may have been some time since brewed, which should not be critical for a Belgian IPA. Good drinkability though not the best I have had in the style .Above average mouthfeel.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of floral hops, Belgian yeast, sweet maltiness and breadiness. Sweet malt, bread, and the floral hops. Belgian presence is there for sure. Nice medium bitter and a touch of abv. Ok but not a homerun for me.
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a large, white head.
Very Belgian aroma, very phenolic with some spicy, herbal and grassy hops too alongside a little light malt.
Similar flavours; spicy and herbal hops, spicy Belgian notes, and a very dry finish.
Too much carbonation.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter weak yeasty flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy yeasty finish.