jkwood04 (3785) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a glass. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, some pale malts, light spices, light wheat, and some hints of grains. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
Davros (1866) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet grainy and hay-like malt, some soft Belgian phenols and sweet confectionery notes. A little subtle.
More sweet hay notes as a flavour. Some spicy and floral hops as well as a little honey. An assertive bitterness round things out.
Carbonation is much too high.
ST247 (360) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample @Quintessence thanks to the guys from Dochter van de Korenaar. Pours cloudy golden with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus. Taste is hoppy, citrus, medium bitterness. Really nice one.
mile (2874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light golden, cloudy, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some floral fruitiness, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - faint wheat and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - faint wheat and lightly sweetish, light caramel and fruitiness, faint hoppyness and light alcohol. Nice hoppy aroma. For "IPA" flavor could really use more bitterness. Nice head though.
TBone (12425) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)
Clear orange color, good white head, lace. Tropical fruits, gooseberry bushes, citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweet fruity, a good amount of grapefruits, lime. Kind of woody, even smokey (?) touch in the finish. Hop oriented IPA.
hawthorne00 (2363) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thought about gushing. Lots of sediment left in the bottle, but pours clear pale amber with a large white head. Aroma of bitter oranges, grapefruit, pine, grass, light dough. A touch grapey too. Creamy textured, moderate carbonation. Nice hops with the oranges seeming quite Belgian, moderately sweet hayish pale malt, but a distracting cheese rind note doesn’t fit for me but bothers me less after a while. Dry finish with lingering oranges is bitter but less so than expected.
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white soft head light misty gold pour strong carbonation aromas caramel mixed fruit yeast spicy note the flavours medium bitter citrus hops real Belgian or European taste caramel floral tropical tastes mango zest as well the finish best tastes hops rich malts nice bitter backing good to drink
DocLock (7721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid golden with frothy, well-retained white head. Nose is yeasty, candi sugary malt, earthy, hoppy. Tastes very earthy, somewhat funky, with a dry hop flavor similar to the La Chouffe Houbllon. This is a true Belgian IPA, and it strikes me that in a side by side pairing with just about any American "Belgian IPA", this one would fly the Belgian characteristic flag much higher. Finishes complex, hoppy, dry, and funky.
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Delirium Cafe, Brussels Feb 2014. Aroma: overshadowed by strong fruity notes: mango, orange, citrus etc.
Appearance: gold, hazy, huge rocky head
Taste: fruit, hops, resin
Palate: medium body, not lingering, rather abrupt, yet bitter finish
Overall: while not being a hop-head, I really appreciated this beer. What especially speaks to me is the fruitiness which has a truly enlivening effect.
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At BBF. Golden-orange colour with white head. Hoppy, grape and pineapple aroma. Sweet, grape and pineapple taste. Medium body.