Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle-i was suprised to find this on the shelve-i thought this only came in 750’s. clear deep orange with a soapy white head. nose is citrus hops, funky yeasty goodness, belgian malts that smelled a bit plastic at cold, but as it warmed, it became more round. lots of flowery notes as well. flavors are piney hops, sweet belgian malts but the hops here dominate. the belgian malts make this beer a bit unique and different but again, the pine and resin hops dominate. long estery and piney finish. great body with lots of slickness and medium carbonation, unlike many from this brewery. their 2nd best? i think so (behind Gonzo)
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle gold orange pour big foamy head aroma grapefruit floral passionfruit caramel flavour passionfruit strong bitter not harsh grapefruit mild fizz caramel malt alcohol unnoticed a pine note resinous touch love the flying dog ales this one clean clear tasting hop fruit good bitter sweet malt aftertaste good stuff
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours orange with a medium tanned head. Medium lasting foam. Aroma is spiced and hoppy with caramel notes. Taste is a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, with dry finish. Little alcoholic prsence. Medium bodied a medium carbonation. Overall, a more than decent IPA, great in the nose.
STiGNZ (11) - USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle form the Beerstore (NZ). Definitely has that Belgium Yeast aroma. Pours and nice murky golden brown with no head. Awesome mix of Hops and Citrus on taste. A great beer that I can see myself drinking on a regular basis.
Gary (1294) - (originally London),, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 I reckon I enjoyed this more than my 3.3 score ,but that’s the math I came too. This bitch is good ,nice and sexy, but unrelenting in one way. Hops are jaded and dirty. Nothing feels bright. Chewy rich caramel maltines ,grapefruit ,oily ,syrupy streams ,but in a fat ,sticky messy vibez, Drinkable ,but screwy.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to attitudebrew. poured goldish with a white head that would not go away. aroma was citrusy pine, cedar?? with some belgian yeast notes. flavor was floral, pine, and spice. body was medium with high carbonation.
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DBF 2010.
Amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, orange, notes of banana) and hoppy (citrus, grapefruit). Flavor heavy sweet and bitter leading to a dry and bitter finish. Allmost full bodied. Fantastic.
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour was full bodied and straw-amber, big initial head that settled quickly. The lacing was decent. The aroma was yeast, soap, citrus hops. The flavor was super sound, melons, peaches, strong grapefruit and pine elements, spicey, light sweet malts, and yeast. Mouthfeel was full and crisp. A very nice production by a brewer whom I don’t normally dig. Maybe their best production? Great stuff even if a little demeaning this close to Mother’s Day, eh?
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a rich amber with a thin white head. Nose is big Amarillo hops, really nice and a bit sweet. Flavor comes at you with the hops leading the way. Then it kind of takes a turn. The backbone is well balanced malt but there is something more. After reading I learned it was a belgian yeast. It’s more double ipa with some Belgian yeast than other that I’ve had, but quite tasty and I interesting.
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Csakajosor.hu.
Poured with a golden, almost orange color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is amazing, citrus-peel, pine, grapefruit, apple, vinous balanced with caramel, honey and malts. Nothing is overwhelming here, the beer is very well balanced. A moment of sweetness in the beginning that moves into a solid hoppy bitterness that just gives you the chills. Dry finish, with more hops on the way. This is truly a worthy beer to celebrate a great brewery, well done and thank you!