mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep beautiful golden color. Aroma is an interesting enticing mix of piney hops and Belgian yeast ester (apple in particular). The apple dominates the flavor, with strong bitterness and a little residual malt sweetness. It’s a strange mix of flavors, and I’m not entirely sure they meld together in this beer.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Familiar belgian tripel tan pour, some carbonation and an aroma of strong malt/hops. Flavor is sweet fruity esters, cloves, biting bitter pine and finished dry. Good beer, and very drinkable for being 8%+ ABV
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brass Tap in Wesley Chapel, FL. Pours deep gold with copper hues, off white head and sheet lacing. Nice looking brew. The aroma is mild for the style with Belgian yeast and sweet citrus. The taste begins sweet with malts and spicy Belgian yeast that blends into continued sweet citrus hops. Wonderful balance where the west coast inspired hop notes take an overwhelming lead over the Belgian notes. It ends with lingering coriander and yeasty spices fading away and grapefruit, pineapple hanging in there deep into the after taste.
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour clear copper with a nice beige head. The aroma has lots of sweet Belgian traits with sweet malt, sugar and yeast. There aren’t many hops for an IPA. Medium crisp clean body. The taste has a weird thing going on with the malt seeming solid and nice for an American Belgian style beer, but the hops seem very earthy and woody and done meld well to me. The finish has earthy hops. Don’t know if age is causing any issue, but it doesn’t work for me.
craftbeerdesign (2183) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep orange with a 1/4" white foamy head - which lasts throughout. I am really loving Belgian IPAs right now - and Raging Bitch is a solid example. Wonderful nose - filled with light floral and citrus hop notes from the Amarillo hops and a lot of Belgian yeast qualities - banana and bubble gum - as described. Extremely smooth medium to full body with more banana and bubble gum along with a medium range bitterness. Sweet caramel malts linger between the light fruit and citrus hops. Clean, smooth balanced bitter finish. Most of the hops can be appreciated on the finish. This is really good stuff.
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour wiht creamy off white head and lace. Bread, yeasty, sweet caramel malt and resiny hops aroma. Taste mirrors aroma with belgian yeast like aroma and a resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carabonation.
inbirraveritas (1242) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from "Csakajósör"-store, Budapest.
Pours an opalesque deep golden with a nice frothy off-white head.
The smell is fruity, taste is the same, moutfeel’s smooth.
The middle brings spicy, floral and (belgian) yeasty aromas along, its finish is spicy, citric and hoppy which remain in a very pleasant aftertaste.
The alcohol’s well hidden, so it’s good drinkable.
Very nice ale.
Goodgrief (1796) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour was clear and gold with a nice head and outstanding lacing. Deep belgian fruity/yeasty aroma. The flavor was rich sweet light fruit and a slew of clovelike spicing. Better as iyt warmed but a little overspicey for my liking. Hops were moderately bitter with no memorable flavor. Good, but I didn’t like it as well as many others did.
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a off-white head. Aroma is pines, with notes of floral hops, spices, and a touch of fruits. Flavor had mild hops, touch of fruits, touch of alcohol. Not a bad IPA at all.
iheartcraftbr (2) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with nice fluffy head. Aroma is of banana and bubblegum with spicy, herbal and grassy hops. Flavor is bready and barnyardy but also with that IPA zing. Full, oily mouthfeel - nice touch. I’ve been looking for a gateway into Belgian beer and I think I may have found it.