Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear copper with a small off-white head - a thin layer lasted until the end of my glass. Aroma was very nice: floral, fruit, citrus, some type of earthy/tartness, hops, spice - all very mixed into a tight web. Taste was good but not as good as the aroma: full but mellow hops (mild citrus & pine), notes of floral, fruit & some earthy flavor (I wish I knew what this was), some spice, big (but mellow) malt backbone. Medium body. Nice enough finish: taste just lingering and a mellow bitterness. Overall a good brew: some depth, good enough balance.... I only wish the taste had matched the aroma.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber/orange colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma of citrus, it’s hoppy. There are fruits. The taste is gentle bitter with several fruity notes and some spices in the back. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
HonusWagner (1694) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral. Extremely strong hop aromas plus nice belgian yeast spiciness. A very strong beer, that I wish was maybe a tad less alcoholic. Good stuff, nevertheless.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on draught at Papago). Pours hazy copper color with off-whie head. Aroma of florals and spice. Taste is sweet and bitter intermingling. Sweetness is very nice and hops are pleasant. Medium bodiedy with oily/creamy texture. Finish is pleasingly bitter. A pretty good beer and very drinkable.
Kiwano (17) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: golden amber with a light thin velvety head that stays
S: Wafts of floral with a hint of vegetation also a bit of sweetness
T: Floral with some perfume but hoppiness comes through giving it a bit of bitterness so it is not sweet. Bitterness comes through again and lingers with a bit of floral.
M: Light tight bubbles - nice and smooth. Not syrupy.
D: A nice mix of floral and bitterness. A good one to relax with on a weekend.
Maris (1114) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 22/9/2010. Smells of fruit (pear and lychee) and spices. In the mouth, you get orange and grapefruit, honey and caramel, with some warming alcohol. Has a big hop kick, but the sweetness here makes it taste a little less full on than their normal IPA, despite having a higher ABV. So far, everything I have tasted from this brewer has been excellent.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a light clear coppery orange with a medium sized frosty white head. Aroma of floral notes, Belgian yeast, lemon tea and hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
RobertDale (4083) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF on 9-18-2010. Clear amber with thin white head. Aroma of floral/citrus hops and malt. Tastes very well balanced with caramel, malt and hops. Great!
lusikka (6911) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ home. BBE 05.03.11.
Pours a deep orange/red colour with a large, creamy head. Loads of bubbles. Rich aroma of fresh hops, citrus, grapefruit and grass. The flavour is nicely hoppy with notes of caramel malts and grass. Full/medium bodied, smooth and oily texture with soft carbonation. Warming finish with a dry mouthfeel. Tasty IPA, though this is more like a DIPA.
nboldock (6) - Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought today from The Off Licence, Hull (UK). Excellent beer, nicely warming with a delicious aftertaste. Poors a lovely golden colour with a tight head. Very good indeed, and a rarity in these parts.