drupgyu (9) - USA - NOV 15, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a big fan of Belgian IPAs I must admit, but with the Ralph Steadman art I had to give it a shot. If you are a fan of the maltiness of beer, it is certainly worth your dollar. A sweet taste which is occasionally masked by a false IPA-ness, it is a good brew that would be better as a pint rather than a six pack.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A big hop bite with just the right amount of belgian sweetness swirling in the mix. Surprisingly enjoyable.
ttutony (763) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit and bubblegum Belgian yeast aroma. Interesting blend of Belgian yeast character with a definite American IPA backbone. Very nice.
Headbanger (3514) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 11/14/10 (Binny’s-Downers Grove)-52° in Snifter-Pours an orangish red with a small loose off white head. Aroma of hops, Belgian yeast, and citrus. Taste of Belgian yeast and then some hops and then more yeast. This medium bodied brew is quite tasty and this style is becoming one of my favorites. Nice job.
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear orange body, medium white head. Aroma of hops, very bitter. Nettles? The taste is pure hops! WTF... not balanced, not deep. It’s like a triple produced in a laboratory according to a recipe! Interesting though, it this was a vodka it’d be grain-flavoured...
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear apple juice with a thin tan topper that laces up the glass a bit. Aroma is fruity and somewhat hoppy. Belgian yeast and lemongrass with some citrus and grapefruit behind it. Not a big fan of this style, the yeast and hops are mismatched IMO. Some fruit and mild citrus come through but the yeast overpowers and that’s pretty much that. Kind of sudsy body with a yeasty and moderately bitter finish.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great beer! This IPA is brewed in a belgian fashion. It’s cloudier than most IPA’s and taste a little lighter than your average IPA. All-in-all a great IPA that shouldn’t be ignored.
stangger (603) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 On tap at iron Abbey. Pours an amber color with minimal head. A lot going on - aroma of banana, Amarillo, citrus. Bitter, followed by mango and bubblegum, finishing with a grapefruit bite.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Tasted from a 12 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Huge aroma with a great sweetness and floral hoppy head. Good light orange-ish appearance with a medium sized head exactly like an IPA should be. You can really taste that it’s a Belgian style IPA- sweetness of a Belgian ale with a very tasty hoppy body.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of lemon zest and citrus fruit, nice grapefruit. The dry hopping as a pleasant, scent. Much needed after this particular day, calming nose. Golden amber color, white fluffy head. Flavor is a bite of bitterness, biting into a grapefruit rind. Nice crisp malt body. A bit of peppery tingle. Tastes great! Ends with a flavor of new tire rubber and bitter chalk (like chewing an aspirin).
A bit strong, finishes with a bit of alcohol burn. Very well done.