Theis (12168) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Clear amber - white head. Toasted, caramel, grassy, light yeasty, sparkling, candy, fruity, orange, citrus, bread, dark bread, light spicy, medium hoppy.
Defreni (2222) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Flot kobber rødbrun øl med et fint skumhoved. Fantastisk amerikansk ipa i duften. Derfor kommer det som en stor overraskelse at smagen er tydelig belgisk i sit udtryk. Men det fungerer. Skide god øl og meget overraskende på trods af at de skriver det udenpå.
SaintMatty (4297) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Amber in colour with lively carbonation. Peach and hops feature in the aroma. Bitter taste with peach, grapefruit and toffee. Fairly nice, but could do with a bit more balance.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp slightly hazy copper coloured body with an orange glow, thick dense tan head and trillions of small bubbles coming from the side and bottom of the glass - brilliant! Aroma of fresh floral and citrusey hops, a touch of yeast, grapefruit and some apricots. Medium-bodied; Assertive floral hop bitterness with some nuts and caramel thrown in and a nice and mellow aftertaste showing some yeast, but mostly hops with a good malt balance. Aftertaste is refreshing - a decent amount of hops but not a crazy amount, some sugars, but not too much and a bitter flavour, but nothing bad. Overall, a nice beer - closer to a Belgie IPA, but a bit on the American fringes due to the hoppiness, but in a good way. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 05-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 30-March-2010.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale copper with a large head that dissipates quickly. The aroma was the biggest letdown, although it had notes of both styles the IPA should have shown through here as aroma is more important to it. Additionally, there was a (for me)light but very unsavory barnyard odor that went beyond belgian or saison. Could have been a bad bottle, hard to say. Beyond that body was generally light and refreshing. The taste generally featured the matly, complex nature of a strong belgian ale, which was appreciated. Overall, an interesting combination of styles that could have been slightly better constructed.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a strong head. The aroma is citrus, mildly peppery hopped and quite fruity. The flavour is very bitter and hopped, quite herbal/medicinal and quite hot/peppery on the back of the throat at the finish. Overall a nice pale ale style beer.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid beer from Flying Dog. Pours a deep amber with a great head. Flavor is perfect for this style?, hoppy and yeasty, tangy and bitter.
EithCubes (4421) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Big sweet hoppy nose, some citrus and exotic jackfruit-and-mango notes. Light bread, orange peel, and a great, rare sort of floral note. Faint pine. Perfectly clear orange with a large rocky tan head. Full body, bitter, bitterness reminds of real grapefruit, mildly puckering and surely lasting. Not a whole lot beyond the big citrus, just a touch of caramel and vaguely Belgian yeast. This is like a hoppy saison.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, dense white head. Smells very grapefruit and maybe some honeydew melon. Very Hoppy - lots of citrus, lots of caramel. That Belgian thing sorta come out as it warms. Pretty tasty stuff!
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very nice beer. belgian yeast, and american pine and citrus hops in the aroma and flavor. good lacing and head and overall a pretty good american belgian combo. also a little banana and bubblegum in the aroma and flavor.