skylercampbell (24) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best example of a "Belgian IPA" that I have tasted. Deceptively simple (Nothing but Gambrinus Pils and Imported Crystal 75L malts, Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe hops, and the delicious Trappistes Rochefort yeast strain. Yet, this simple recipe comes together to make a really outstanding, unique IPA. In every way it tastes American, but the Belgian yeast just adds a wonderful subtle something that puts this beer over-the-top. Sadly, many places serve this beer under-carbed, but if you get this beer at the right place (ideally the fantastic Double Mountain taproom), you are in for a treat.
Gooney (368) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper reddish color with a thick, foamy head. Complex hop and malt aroma. A bit of a caramel flavor? Very smooth and slightly sweet mixed with some nice hops bitterness. This is a very good beer.
Alphadelic (1629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An unfiltered beauty. Beautiful fresh cascadian nose with nettle, grapefruit and a smooth malty underbelly. Citric tasty pine needles on the tongue. Drinkable and dry in the finish.
KUEric (862) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was a big fan of this beer. IT looked great, it tasted even better. It had a nice hop profile, had a unique malty spiciness, was very smooth. Oregon brewers have it going on.
This is a great great beer.
Changed (305) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10oz pour, expertly recommended by bartender @ Horse Brass. Pour is caramel w/ white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is a little bit of sour, lemony hops. Flavor starts with bitter hod and progresses into malty/sour goodness. Lively carbonation. This beer has more depth than most beers I’ve ever tried... Excellent!
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First beer I ever tried from this brewery and what a delight. Poured an orange-red hue. deep and fruity. Subtle Rochefort yeast surprised me. Nothing like any Belgian I’ve had before. Bitter and bad ass!
raphael (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
india red? slippery categories-- cant be "strong" coz of the alcohol. Full-on aroma, floral, resiny, caramel, distant citrus. clear medium brown with quick, lacy head (on draft at mickey finns). clean in the mouth (surprisingly not oily as the resin of the hops would imply) with light carbonation. flavors of pine, caramel, lemon-sugar, old plum. i partiuclarly like the blanace of malt sweet, hop bitter and hop resin.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Brouwers Cafe. Hazy amber pour, pink/tan head leaves a moderate lace. Grassy/kaya and flowery aroma, balanced towards hops but the sweet malt isn’t overwhelmed. Medium body with fine carbonation. Earthy towards the dry finish.
jimmbo123 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this at Oregon Brewer’s Festival 2009. At bit too hoppy for me, but good tasting hops, and very good quality otherwise. Tasted very similar to 2 others I tried: Boulder Beer Flashback Anniversary Ale & Summit Horizon Red Ale.
marcus (5000) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hotel Modera, Portland. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a rich off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor, an interesting hop profile and an eccentric yeast presence that produces a tingling sensation. It is slightly bitter, very dry and quite tasty.