Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold with a big frothy head and strong lacing. Musky and yeast in the nose. Hoppy, strong grapefruit citrus and bitter ness. The flavor starts off rather yeasty but then is buried underneath an onslaught of hops. Mostly bitter and again grapefruity. Full bodied with a sweet and sticky finish. A bite of bitter there at the end with a shit ton of grapefruit throughout.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky bronze with a stark white head. Lemon citrus hops with a yeasty quality I have found in most of the Von Boorians. More citrus and pine in the flavor. Some notes of biscuit and again a small amount of yeast coupled with a little spice.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft malt and a touch of citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, soft malt, a touch of citrus. Light and crisp, a toucho f grain and a bit of citrus, soft malt and a bit of wheat. Slow grapefruit into the finish, crisp and easy. Pretty light and crisp.
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On June 23, 2015. At Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub in Seattle, Washington.
Light hazy golden color, white head. Hoppy, spicy, yeasty taste. Yeast, spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Hoppy, spicy scent.
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[3/1/15] Draught at Elliot Bay Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear deep golden. Soapy aroma with a bit of hops. Sweetish flavor, soapy, with a bit of caramel and bitterish hops. Medium-bodied.
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Belgian fruity yeast, perfume and light lemon. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Perfume, light Apple and some citrus with a light bitterness.
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold in color. White head emits a heavy spice and herbal character. Body is equally spicy with a strong bitterness. Dry finish.
beastiefan2k (3324) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler, clear pale gold color. Lightly sweet restrained ester with dry biter nonresin hops. Mild mix of fruit happiness. Flavor similar with even more restrained very light esters. Relatively clean finish. Pretty bitter and dry finish. A lighter more dry take on the style than I usually see.
onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden with a nose of spicy earthy hops and pear skin and a slight kiss of jalapeño cheddar. Estery earthy start with a nice peppery tone and some light Belgian fruit esters, semisweet and lightly bitter. Grainy but not bready. Would probably go well with Indian food.
maxwelldeux (4314) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark golden color. Nose is very light, with some small yeasty odd elements to it. Taste has some light clove elements to it, and seems very Belgian, and not too much IPA. Meh.
raphael (1129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub. I smell Belgian gas, lemon and caramel.. Flavors of egg yolk, white sugar and lemon. Don’t think enough hops here to qualify as an IPA, more like a Belgian Dubel with some extra hops. Cleanly done and all that, just not among my favorite types.
luttonm (4444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Elliot Bay, Lake City. Mild yeast on bright hazy yellow. Smooth Belgian herby hop and yeast. Same odd bittering finish on their other IPAs, I don’t know what their hop bill is but it obviously isn’t my favorite. This is a decent ’Belgian style’ IPA though.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at Brouwer’s. Gold with big head. Seems a straightforward, obvious ’blend’ of two styles .. touch of bitter but mostly warm malt and lots of yeast. Not as refined or interesting as the Chouffe Houblon but not bad at all.