drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark golden with copper hue. Nose dank and pine hop, muted malt. Taste similar with some spicy and grassy notes. Bitter finish and slightly sweet aftertaste.
penstemon (85) - - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #5, 6.6% abv. Slightly cloudy orange with an eggshell head. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, bread, grass, and Belgian yeast. Tastes of peach, citrus, a little earthy, Belgian yeast, bread, a little hop bitterness. Slightly resinous/astringent/oily. Overall: citrus and ripe tropical fruits with Belgian yeast. Nice.
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy deep golden light amber color with a decent light tan head. Aroma is a mix of resiny citrusy hops and Belgian yeast notes. Aroma is mildly bitter balanced with caramel malt sweetness and yeasty character. Light to medium in body with a lingering light citrusy bitterness. Tasty. Not as belgiany as I was expecting, which probably made me like it more.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma has some yeast notes as well as some candy sugar, oranges and mangoes. The flavor is similar. The bread notes come through again, with some strong orange and spice notes. I also get some yeast and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured medium golden with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up earth, spicy pine, and floral hoppage (all nice and fresh) plus peppery/fruity yeast over sweet pale and biscuity notes. The flavor found spicy pine and citrus over mostly biscuity malt.. fresh, clean, vibrant hops.. finished more peppery, picking up a bouquet of light fruits. Medium-bodied with moderate-plus bitterness.. the spicy yeast really stood out as it warmed up, and it worked great with the rest of the beer.. excellent stuff!
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice Belgian IPA. Perfect dark orange/amber color with a finger’s worth of white head. Aroma is fresh floral grassy hops backed up by a solid slightly caramel malt backbone. Excellent beer.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber golden color. Frothy white head. Smells like opening a fresh bag of hops, with floral notes. Full bodied, very hoppy mouth on top of a big malty backbone. Moderately aggressive finish.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep golden with small head. light belgian spice and nice hoppiness. above average.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from cask at the 10th annual Barley’s Mini Real Ale Fest on 5/4/13. Hazy gold pour with a huge off-white head. Aroma of dank hop, Belgian esters and pine. Malty flavor with apricot and Belgian esters before a piney hop finish.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Rudy’s. label says Belgian style but i gathered zero Belgian characteristics. golden orange pour, orange marmalade, pine, soliod bitterness, well balanced. Nice IPA