Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: tasting VB (bottle 12 oz.)
Aroma: highly aromatic, ripe sweet fruits, touch of candy. Apricot fruit, hint of orange and mango. Overall, pleasant but a bit too sweet.
Top: large creamy crown, lace on glass.
Base: clear, deep gold
Palate : medium fuller bodied, tad chewy texture, smooth with soft carbonation.
Taste: yeasty walls with mellow fruity mid. Slight dryness of alcohol on top, Some late herbal hints blended with sugars.
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty much what I expected. I love this style of IPA and you have to go out of your way not to make a tasty version of it. This is a tasty version of the style. While itís not Chouffe Houblon or Urthel Hop-It, itís tasty all the same.
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance: clear gold w amber highlights, short fizzy bright white head. aroma: citrus and floral hop notes, with some light caramel and pie crust, with some estery notes. taste: honey, citrus zest, floral hops, light graham cracker, peppery, clovey, and banana-y yeast notes. finish: dry, with resinous and citrus bitterness over slightly sweet yeasty notes. notes: Not a bad Belgian ale. Hoppy but easy drinking. Bottle courtesy of Christian.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Pretty clear light amber body with medium head. Nose is hoppy with spicy notes. Taste is also of hops, spices, caramel. With nice floral notes. A bit tart in the creamy finish. Pretty enjoyable and high octane!
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clean and bright straw gold with two fingers of white head. Nose shows muted hops and esters, some candy and spice in there but not strong. Some floral hops but not much. Nice flavor, spicy phenolics and some sweet bready malt. Not much IPA here and some Belgian. I like it regardless. Medium light bodied. Hard to describe.
Ctplt777 (475) - - MAY 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Man, I was really hoping for massive sweet, tropical aromas and itís really grassy and thatís about it. Not really much going on. Taste was pretty flat and grassy. No recognizable tastes from the Belgian yeast, or the dry hop. I feel like itís just eight point with some different yeast. I could have gotten a bad bottle maybe.
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Orange-golden with some soapy spots and a large ring of foam. Nose is citrus zest, toffee, and resiny herb. Tastes of spicy resin, orange, bread, honey. Long finish has a nice mix of resin and spiced pear. Medium body has medium carbonation and a very drinkable balance.
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís not bad. The sweetness is more than I expected with a nice citrusy punch. Itís also not very aromatic or bitter. I totally get the belgian with an ipa twist...round pegs go into square holes a lot easier than one would think...
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pale golden with small head. Strange take on the style. Fruity aroma. Low bitterness. Not terribly hoppy.
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden orange with one finger of off-white head. Aromas of malt, herbs, spice, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of yeast, herbs, light spice, citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish.