Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gentle haze punctuate this straight golden ale which develops a towering frothy, dense white foam. Resinous and fairly green, herbal nose delves into the spicy, bready yeastiness to raise up a chivey, accentuated spicy profile. Not as fresh as I should have drank it, but I can see how the mostly faded dry-hopping must have been strongly flowery and resinous earlier on. At this mature stage (probably closing on 1-yr old), the yeast is fairly present though fortunately not stealing the show from the hops and the malt remains just gently cerealic and on the pale, bready side of the spectrum. This makes for a straightforward oiffering that does not necessarily strive for balance, but rather focuses on hops and I can see how enjoyable that must be for variety’s sake in Belgium. Fairly dry, yet convincingly warm and bold for a 6% offering, offering a relatively dense texture presumably thanks to the non-filtration and smallish, tighter than average bubbles. Hop-forward indeed despite having several months under its belt (BB Apr. 2014). Pretty good, though at this stage, it’s stronger on bitterness than aromas.
vidmidia (183) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cor de mel, límpida, com precipitação no fundo. Aroma floral e cítrico. Sabor amargo equilibrado, com notas florais, cítricas, de manga, uvas verdes, resina e maracujá. Retrogosto amargo com final floral.
Cerbier (591) - - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,66l Flasche. Goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Riecht fruchtig nach Grapefruit und Mango. Im Geschmack eine angenehme fruchtige Hopfenbittere gepaart im Abgang mit einer leichten Caramelnote.
Rubin77 (487) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: huge, stable, good retention, creamy, white.
C: deep gold, a little hazy, a little transparent.
A: tropical fruits, passion fruits, pine raisin, tangerine, malty, caramel.
T: grainy, dusty, caramel, lingering bitterness, pine raisin, citrus, grape-fruit, some earthy tones, tangerine, medium body, good carbonated, touch of honey-herbal, spicy, very good IPA worth to try, 0,66l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.
Fab_Browning (6) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonne IPA avec une belle couleur orangée et un beau col de mousse blanc. Nez floral bien marqué et amertume moyenne. Bon goût de houblon herbeux. Une belle réussite.
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque yellow-orange with a medium, large and foamy, lacy head. Flowery-hoppy, very pleasant aroma with grassy notes. Flavor is quite bitter and slightly raw, with lots of grassy hoppiness, some Belgian yeast, and pale malt. Medium body, soft CO2. A refreshing IPA with Belgian twist. Slightly harsh
MarkoNm (1999) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color. Topped with a big and lasting just a bit off-white head. Fruity nose at the start, some grapes and wine notes later on. Slightly yeasty. Sweet and fruity start with solid bitterness in the finish. Herbal with a slightly funky sweet candy presence. Soury feel in the end. Not the best one, still decent.
csaso (1896) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - big foamy head, dark straw color, big citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor, mild sweet malt backbone, juicy and resiny finish, very good overall
meyers1023 (23) - - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle labeled February 2016 a very cloudy gold color with over two fingers worth of foamy white head. The smell is very floral and spicy. You get a good hint of citrus. The flavor has spice from the Belgian yeast and is herbal with citrus. The balance of flavors is very well done but for some reason the beer stops there. It's like it has no after taste or follow through. Other than that it is a very enjoyable Belgian IPA.
RW80 (1654) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Appearnace: Hazy amber with a medium size, thick white head,. head has a decent retention. Aroma: . Sweet Sour fruity, gooseberry, smalty
Taste: Sweet,sour fruity, decent bitterness, spicey hops, marmelade citrus, oranges in the aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Medium body.
beermaris (211) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather dark amber colour. Thick cap. Hoppy bitter taste. Bitter but a bit waterish taste. Bitter aftertaste.