Rastacouere (6142) - 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.
Cluniac (64) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting IPA. Aroma is a very intriguing lemon grass and other citrus with some sweetness. Appearance is a cloudy honey, some sediment. Taste was dissapointing- sour grapefruit and bitter hops, seems way too bitter for me. Palate is fairly smooth with some creaminess. Overall its different amd worth a try, but for me is not balanced that well.
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Nice flavor of biscuit, fruits, elderflower. Flavor is fruity, citrus, a bit yeasty. Ends with a moderate bitterness.
Sten (692) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden coloured beer with a small, fluffy and creamy white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and hops. Flavour is bitter with fruits and spices. (Bottle 33cl)
Maakun (903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark golden with very big white head. Yeasty, pine, flowers, slight soapy, dry grains, dough. Quite bitter and dry but with underlying grainy sweetness. Medium bodied. Unusual but nice stuff.
mjik83 (734) - - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl fles bij Rose Red, Brugge
Alcoholpercentage van 6%
Uitgeschonken in origineel Dochter van de Korenaar glas
Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met dekkende witte schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: bloemig, fruitig als perzik, sterke bitterheid
Conclusie: IPA zoals het hoort
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kingstoni (1597) - FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a huge foamy head. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Bitter taste with some sweetness. A bit sticky feel.
Vili (65) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Hazy deep brown pour with white lacing head. Aromas of malt, citrus and pine. Taste deeply malty, bitter with spices and tropical fruits. Only a bit of sweetness. Aftertaste bitter and creamy. Really drinkable IPA.
StilleStorm (906) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWG; Bottle 330 ml. Drunk at Cardinal. Pours large, hazy gold with a frothy to creamy, lacing, off-white, lasting head. Nose is intense malt, tropic, yeast, citrus and spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter, still balancing with a lasting, citrus, yeast finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft to average.
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks. Deep golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, malt, pine, yeast, spices. Flavour is hop, malt, pine, grain, grapefruit, orange, yeast, spices. Medium body. Nice beer.
Habanero (2806) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours golden with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of citrus, peach and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Belgian IPA.