jesperhammer (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25-MAR-2011, bottle @home, from Magasin.
I open the bottle near the sink, and off course it pours out, not wildly but just enough to spill some. I know my belgians by now...
...It pours clear orange/golden with a little thin white head.
Nose is strange. Nothing I have tried before. Very alcoholic. Very bitter but not that grape fruity bitter that I prefer. But also some nice fruity yeasty notes mingle in. Strange. I don’t really like the aroma though I must admit it is quite complex.
Taste is somewhat the same with oranges, lemon and again an unpleasant bitter alcoholic note and spices that I cannot nail.
Medium body with high carbonation of small bubles.
Fine experiment but it just does not work for me. My rating is somewhat higher than I really think of this beer. Fun to have tried it. Not worth if for me.
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Golden slightly cloudy copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of vanilla hops. Fantastic taste of yeast and citrus hops with a creamy vanilla finish.
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge hops in the nose. Pepper, citrus, bananas, cloves. Pours an amber color with a head that starts off promising but quickly fades away. Every sip I take makes me want to immediately take another to try and understand what is happening here. This is a complex and interesting IPA, with an alcohol level that suggests an Imperial IPA. Very peppery and hoppy. This is a good beer, although I’m not sure I could drink more than 2 or 3 of these in a row. May buy again.
BrewBoxer (2565) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper brown color. Smells of lemon, malt and banana$ taste is crisp but the abv makes it more like a double ipa. Aftertaste iis bitter and citrusy. Not bad, not great
Rasmus40 (17427) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and rather hoppy - peach, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Very nice. 040910
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. unfiltered orange. at 8.3% you might expect something similar to double IPA. with surprising dryness and the alcohol hiding beneath a musty belgian yeast strain, it certainly fits more with IPA and the belgian IPA paradigm. dried fruit and egg-shell flavor. combined bitterness, dryness and chalkiness from the yeast perform a thorough roughing of the palate. i can’t help but feel it’s always tasted old, no matter the batch or age.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with an inch head. Lots of hoppiness on the nose. A hint of sweetness on the tongue until the grapefruit rushes in. Very nice!
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Euston Tap. It pours a golden amber colour with moderate carbonation and a quickly dissipating head. The nose is pine, wood varnish, resin, peach and grapefruit. The taste is astringent, wood, yeast, brown sugar, lemon and lime zest, grapefruit, wheat, a little vanilla and some alcohol warmth towards the finish. I didn’t enjoy the combination and balance of flavours in this one.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper body with a thin, lasting white head. Lots of bubblegum initially, followed by a long, dry, grapefruit and citrus finish. Really good stuff.
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours hazy amber with a solid head. Grassy and fruity hoppiness. Quite bitter, some sugary sweetness blending with harsh herbal and grassy hops. A bitter bitch for sure.