Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Mattís house, courtesy of pushkinwow. Well, this has been on a Fedex truck for over three weeks, so it may be fucked. Fairly hazy, orangish appearance with an off white head. Pretty dull, a bit boozy, rich malty, moderate caramel, light citrusy aroma. Fairly dull hoppy, toasty malty, light caramel, earthy, floral flavor. Too bad but itís fucked now.
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange pour with a white head. Flavor is fruity and malty up front followed by a light hop presence. Belgian style IPA in my opinion. A bit too much malt and the hops arenít fresh tasting.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle...RBSG2005... Lightly hazy, deep amber ale with a large, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Floral, citrusy nose delivers plenty of grapefruit with lesser notes of wildflowers and caramel. The flavor has better balance than most IIPAs with plenty of caramel and sweetened black tea to temper the intense grapefruit, floral stems, peach and mandarin orange. Medium to full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes a touch alcoholic and dry. Excellent and different. Maybe an English style IIPA?
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A very good bitterness, a double pale. Well malted, just in case. Nice citrus flavour comes through just fine, there is a good mouthfeel. Foamy mouthfeel, carbonation and temperature just right.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich orange colour. Large sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet orange peel and a bit of light fruitiness as well. Orange peel, mango and papaya as well as a tropical deliciousness. Very fresh hoppy character with a bit of light pine on the back. Itís not all that resinous or astringent but it is very, very hoppy. Loads of rich tropical fruit and a soft lingering bitterness. A delicious IIPA.
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy, deeper orange. Thick, yellow, rocky, creamy foam erupts with huge formation and infinite retention. Massive lacing. Infinite retention. Nose is cheese, dust, carbon paper. Taste is dense melons, sweet squash, white sugar, denser noble hops, lemon candies.
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours burnt orange with white head. Good lacing. Nose/taste of caramel, pale and sweet malts with spicy hops. Taste also has some grapefruit rind. Slightly bitter. Full body. A bit boozy at times.
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured the yeast end of the bottle, but I got a good whiff of leafy, grassy hops in the nose, reminding me of the Stone 5th with how much of an aged or oxidized quality exists. Bitter, dry and scorching wood once again, a common quality in DDC beer. A decent beer.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 Palate healing through chewable hop medicine and alcohol heat...Orange seeds are planted and watered with silky caramel...A great conifer rises and points to the surrounding spirits...
A 1-year-old bottle (aged at the brewpub for on-site consumption) proved to be still quite hoppy in the nose, flavor and bitterness, but in a much more diplomatic way. Carbonation is more vivacious as well, straddling Belgian and American stylings. A creature which is evolving well, in part due to its rich maltiness.