michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, hops, sugar, mango, berries, and slight Belgian yeast. Poured amber/apple juice in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium bitter and medium sweet. Tastes of hops, Belgian yeast, fruit, citrus, sugar, grapefruit, tropical fruit, light tangerine, mango, and berries. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly sticky, texture. Average carbonation. Hops, light Belgian yeast, citrus, sugar, mango, tropical fruit finish is medium sweet and medium bitter. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
DocLock (7700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours very turbid orange with minimal head. Nose is earthy, rock sugary malty, with tropical citrus and hops. Tastes veru rich, very black peppery, with notes of canteloupe, tangerine, mango, and an intense finish. Complex on the palate, this one is very good.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper and murky golden color with a very small sized head. Aromas of citrus, yeast, fruity, and caramel. Tastes of juicy oranges, citrus, fruity, some bread, and caramel. 9% well hidden.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coronado Brewery. Dark yellow in color. Hints of citrus and caramel. Very hoppy very bitter, very delicious, one of the bests at Coronado.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery, rating taken from notes. Amberish in color with a clear body. Sticky lace and almost non existant white head. Aroma of malt/caramel, citrus in orange and lime, and yeasty cobwebs. Has a light and fizzy carbonation with little tiny bubbles. Thin on the palate. Flavor is moderately bitter, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, and long in duration. Has a lasting bitter and slightly piny finish with lingering ctirus tartness balanced by some sweetness. Very interesting beer and a bit warming. Nice hoppiness with the yeasty fizzy character of some of the Belgians.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden orange with a small white fizzy head. Grapefruit and lime aroma. Thick sticky syrupy palate. Strong sweet refreshing citrus tastes: orange, grapefruit, lemon with a sweet hoppy finish. At 9% alcohol, this is still a very drinkable beer.
DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden; small head. Straw and hop aroma and flavor. Big, rich, biting, white pepper, yet very tasty. The Belgian yeast makes this IPA very tasting and interesting. Drank at brewery. This yeast was first used in their Limelite Wit, then the Belchin brown, and now the Hoppy Friar!
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Hamilton’s. Complimented the sausage platter nicely. Hoppy, yet distinctly Belgian in flavor. Super cloudy. Can’t see though it. Almost like delicious hoppy sweet gravy. I love gravy and I love beer, so there’s no reason why I wouldn’t be crazy about this ale. Well, I am crazy about this ale. And sausages because beer and sausages go well with each other. Like coffee & smokes or ham & swiss. Some shit just works well together.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 On tap @ brewery. CBC is on FIRE. This is another great beer from them. It’s like 70% IPA and 30% Belgian golden ale, and it works flawlessly. Hoppy, yet drinkable and tasty.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian Style IPA on Cask at Hamilton’s 2nd Saturday 7/14/07. This was a really nice treat and tasty pretty strange and different. Pours a really interestingly thick apple cider look with a color that is pretty similar to that mashed fruit look with a thin head. I know that description is bad but it kinda looked like baby food in liquid form. The aroma was a bit yeasty with a nice light hoppy belgian vibe. The taste is light with hoppy grapefruit notes. Some wood also comes through. This was extremely smooth and easy to drink. One hell of a cask beer.