EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus/apple fruit; spicy; biscuit/cereal malt; some banana-like yeast character. Sweetish flavor, which comes through more in aftertaste (wonder if they used the Westmalle yeast?). Firm bitterness. (Release #2)
willisread (406) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Epic meet the brewer event at Watering Hole. Orange amber color with a nice soapy eggshell head. Resiny hops, grass on the nose with caramel, toffee and roasted malt present as well. Nice bitter finish. Well-balanced albeit boring IPA.
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) clear golden amber colour with a small beige head, aroma starts with citrus, then bit of bread; balanced flavor with a long light bitter finish
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Thin mouth with light pine and sweet hop, light bitterness, very good.
R4N5H (189) - SINGAPORE - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz (650ml) bottle at The Great Beer Experiment in Singapore. Cloudy amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine and fruit. Slightly bitter orange citrus fruit taste. Hops and some malt. Fruity bitter end.
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of hops and pine sap. Cloudy amber color with a lasting white head. Chalky dry taste with hints of hops. Dry minearl finish.
natejgood (404) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very light golden with bubbles rising slowly to the surface. Initially there was almost no head, but eventually a small white head built from beneath. Aroma of citrus, honey and a hint of green grass. Definitely has a Belgian flavor to it - a bit malty for an IPA and also vert smooth in the mouth. Balanced with a nice citrus flavor and a reasonable hop flavor, though these beer is by no means overhopped or bitter. I enjoyed drinking this beer and it was flavorful without being overdone.
lightbias (230) - USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #16 almost a year later. No bueno. Hmmm...need to remember to check batch releases before I get excited about something. Iím still here, and drinking and tasting despite the age on the bottle. And, despite the age on the bottle, the aroma spilling from the snifter is quite nice; spicy, clove-infused plums and some light hops present right there in the mix. Not as heavy as I would have liked, but considering the age...
The head is thick, soft and white and as it disappears, it leaves a wet map trail on the glass. Not sticky, but sticking. Okay, so far, so good.
First pull from the glass. In the words of a friend...meh. The flavor is a dud in comparison to the aroma and Iím underwhelmed by the feel of this in my mouth. I canít find anything but ripe, spicy banana and what is there is doesnít do much for my tasters. Blasť, on all counts but the aroma; the flat, slightly sour fruits with a bitter back end make me think that the flavor wasnít a humdinger when it first came out.
I definitely should have had a fresher brew to review, and Iíll look for one to make sure I give this a chance, but I donít have very high hopes.
cbfobes (2609) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, pours a hazy orange with a thick white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma has a good amount of hops and floral hops with quite a bit of tropical fruit, the flavor has a mango and fruity front end with a finish of citrus hops, not overly bitter but it seems like it works out pretty well, nice.
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - Pours hazy orange with a small head. It smells of citrus and floral hops. The flavor has good, strong bitter with ample citrus character. Thereís the expected long, bitter finish. Crisp and tasty. Itís a very well crafted IPA.
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange colored pour. Big off white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty aroma with notes of orange. Big malt taste and a nice citrusy hop note.