jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with dbarnold. Pour a golden cloudy color. Pretty decent combination american/belgian IPA, I enjoyed it.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Pale blonde. Anis, cellary and coreander in the aroma. Sweetish perfumed flavor with anis and coreander. Ginger. Some late hop flashes.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is champagne, banana, yeast, soap. Taste is Very floral, yeasty, a little tart, and bitter. Soapy finish.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy bu11zeye. Slightly hazy light golden yellow color. Fizzy white head. Aroma is funky, tart and saison like. Some perfume as well. Flavor is light candy with some lemon spice and dry finish. There is some funkiness also. Hmm, alright.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear yellow with a wispy satin foam, aroma has some funky dough and tropical fruit, flavors of perfumey yeast, bitter aspirin, white grapes
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden coloured body with no movement (bubbles) and a one centimetre tall white head. Pungent hop aroma with some resin and light alcohol too. Medium-bodied; Good mouthfeel, strong hops, a lot of yeast and some alcohol all come out with this one. Finishes with an aftertaste of dry flavours with some hops and a touch of alcohol. Nice, but not like an American IPA by any means. Overall, nice to try - very interesting for sure. I sampled this beer on draught as 25 cL from Chez Moeder Lambic Fontinas in Bruxelles, Belgium on 01-January-2011 for €3,60.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Golden shine almost like a pilsener. Medium head. Aroma hoppy with a sour
hint. Taste is hoppy and soapy sour with a bitter sour aftertaste.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange coloured. Good sized head but could hold a bit longer. Smell is hoppy, soapy, a bit unpleasant. Taste is also a bit soapy, hops, citrus. Also a bit spices. Not totally my thing.
presario (4428) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Very big white head on cloudy yellow. Smells like a Belgian IPA. Peppery sweet IPA flavour. A fruity pale shadow of the XX or even other Belgian IPAs.
minch25 (578) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden blonde bubbly body; medium white frothy head. Very rustic hop aroma, dry, leafy, earthy. Carbonation on the high side. Yeast. Austerely hopped flavor; a little sweetness that I imagine is from alcohol. This is borderline saison territory.