gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orangey-gold, bright and transluscent, thin dissapearing grey-white head. Taste is initially sweet, belgian sugar and caramel, then a pleasingly strong dry herbal bitter finish. Well balanced and tasty.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a thick, lasting creamy-foamy beige head. Smells Belgian (sweet & yeasty) with tons of pungent grassy/hempy hop bitterness - and alcohol, oh yes, alcohol here there be - friggin’ nice, though. The taste follows, only everything is muted (thankfully, so is the booziness) - but it’s both very pungent and very sweet, so it seems a little .... needy, somehow. Thick airy body, solid low-level carbonation (not sharp, just lively), and a little dry in the mingled sweet/grassy finish, owing to alcohol presence. Really enjoyable, but by the end of the bottle I was wishing they’d toned down the sugariness just a bit more.
andyhwcinc (1311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a rich amber with a thin head, aroma is a mixture of yeast and subtle calming hops. Taste is very unique for an IPA but very good, the hops are present but the alcohol really kicks it in. Hope to drink again.
williamherbert (1197) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy Belgian tripel aroma, underlad by a mild, sweetish hop. Flowery perfume.
Appearance is glowing bright orange. Medium slush head. Tons of carbonation. Thick sheet of lace. Very good.
The flavor is fresh harvest hops, sweet pine oil and cat-piss. Pale golden and Belgian malts. Perfume and flower. Complex, halfway between a pale and a Belgian.
Feels thick and milky; bubbly champagne. Almost a fizzy hefeweizen. Overall, a fresh, pungent Belgian with some perfumey, pale hops. Slow sipper, but a nice one; challenging.
bmeup (498) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange colour, thick head & endless lacing. Tropical floral & citrus nose perfectly match grainy caramel malts True to style and a wonderful IPA. Most enjoyable. Ralph Steadman labels are fantastic. Gotta try this.
Bit ouch on the pocket.
jtclockwork (6918) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nectarine rind tones on the palate. Pours golden brown. Nice hoppy finish. Refreshing IPA. Rated 4/10/10
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff, strong, but not very bitter. The artwork on the label is, as always with Flying Dog, grotesque and brilliant.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intricate lacing, clear gold color, strange ale to filter, nice belgian yeast nose, flavor is mostly belgian yeast, finish is alcohol and bitters, sort of like a belgian single/triple with extra hops on the bittering end, good stuff but far less hoppy than other belgian IPA’s I’ve had, and what hops are there aren’t outwardly "american", none of the the big citrus bitters (amarillo, centennial, cascade, chinook, columbus, etc.) that alot of the west coasters throw into these Belgian IPAs... Good ale though!
shockyo (1) - gaithersburg, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderfully complex while retaining a vicious bite. Fairly long and complex finish.