dholtkamp (3) - USA - SEP 15, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Golden color, small head.
floral, citrus smell. lovely citrus taste.
strats dry but sweet comes in later.
one of my favorite beers
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Very good.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden beer, slightly offwhite head. smells of bitterness, floral, gewürztraminergrapes, tasts bittersweet, herbal -hoppy, has a peach-like hin.t aftertaste bitterness, herbal, woodresins
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty gold, but didn’t get much head at all. Smells like nice and floral and citrusy, then it kind of falls flat at the end (I suppose that’s the funky yeast? belgian? not really feeling it). Weird earth smell also.
I’m actually really disappointed by this. What’s belgian about this?
Wtf, there’s absolutely nothing biting or bitchy about this beer. Where are my hops?! Double Dog was too hoppy, this one tastes flaccid, somehow, with some residual carbonation. Okay, I mean, it’s not the worst I’ve ever had, but it’s disappointing coming from otherwise decent flying dog.
The only thing I’m really enjoying about it is the nice alcohol heat at the end. And that it’s drinkable, one might even say chuggable.
I’m not sure if it’s the style or what, but aside from getting me tipsy, it’s really not doing it for me otherwise.
gururyan (640) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 From bottle, again, I like it better this time around. Glad I got a sixer.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark orange, clear, huge off-white foamy head. Nose is piney-citrus hops with a thick dollop of Belgian candi sweetness. Flavor is big hop bitterness and pine resin flavor up front, transitions to light fruits and Belgian candi and yeasty esters, substantial caramel and bready malt backbone throughout, finishes sweet and Belgiany with alcohol warmth. Full body, medium carbonation, chewy. A big, strong, hoppy Belgian-style IPA, surprising west coast hop character, limited drinkability due to strength.
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear and lightly copper colored. medium white head
Floral Citrus nose. Light malt, light caramel sweetness smooth going down, crisp start and finish. medium body. nicely balanced.
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a birg white head and tons of lacing. Clean aromas of citrus and unmistakable belgian yeast. Dry/crisp/then sweet with a bitter finish. Good belgian IPA
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Tea leaf, raspberry flavoured boiled sweets, Turkish delight aroma with a dabs of soggy biscuit, honey, something displeasingly sickly and medicinal. Brassy orange with a slim off-white layer, but you couldn’t call it a head. Decent soft juiciness with Spangle fruit (remember them?), English throat sweets (Tunes, Lockets), attractive stewed tea hops and malt. The overall impression is one of honey-saturated sweetness, dunked biscuit, sog, nothing Belgian except the honey and relative absence of hops. Hugely drinkable, disappointing stuff- can’t shake the honey and lemon Lockets.
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange beer with a small white head. Smells of citrus, and pine/spruce hops. The taste is classic ipa, very hoppy, pine, spruce, grass, and a hint of oranges which shows up at the end. Not bad for the style. The high ABV is hidden quite nicely. Zesty and refreshing.