Rastacouere (6148) - 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.
spacecube (1133) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours bright golden with some speckled cloudiness, small white head. Apricot and peach nose, biscuity malt, floral and herbal notes. Light bodied, texture is creamy then dry to finish. Moderate bitter and dry grainy finsh
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Gaspar, Madrid, 8.3.2015. Clear dark gold with a white head. Pineous, hoppy aroma, some sage, some onion. Bitter, mild hoppiness, fruity taste. Full body, mild finish, a little dry.
fitwitchik (382) - USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy slight golden orange with probably the largest pillow top head I have seen in the past 4 years of brew consumption.
Aroma is ionic Belgian yeast with a ton of hops.
Flavor is crisp bitterness. Grassy hops of a barnyard.
Highly carbonated. Fresh. Dry bitter finish. Sucker for a authentic Belgian IPA. Very nice.
xXbaptisteXx (99) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une couleur ambrée trouble la mousse est blanche et tiens normalement
Au nez on va sentir des odeurs assez herbacé (normal pour une IPA)
En bouche le goût ne reste pas longtemps (dommage) mais on sent une bonne amertume
Une bonne IPA mais j'en connais des meilleurs
witthatsbier (344) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a light golden colour with white head
Aroma is heavy grain with loads of fruit citrus
Taste is bitter with heavy citrus flavours long bitter fruity finish
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
13.11.2014. Clear golden colour. Aroma has fruit, citrus hops, honey, grain. Floral taste has grapefruit, fresh citrus hops, pine, hay. Medium sweetness. Nice bitter finish. Very nicely balanced good basic IPA.
adamnowek (452) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy orange appearance. Very floral aroma. Medium bitterness. Clean finish.
kordestanchi (70) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy orange and amber with presistent cloudy head. Unfiltered. Aroma of citrus and pine, and sweet matly taste of peach and caramel.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Brugge, Belgium. Murky orange brown coloured with an earthy fruity, citrus flavour pine notes and a spicy, creamy zesty finish. Very nice, but more like an English IPA rather than American.
Beerheart65 (1092) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep amber, two finger frothy/creamy white head is long, good lacing. Mild aroma has flowery notes, bit tropicality, sweet malting, pine needles. Medium body, fizzy, bitter, dry, long grapefruit finish. Tasty, nuanced, quite bitter, nice aroma.