adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Tasted from a 12 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Huge aroma with a great sweetness and floral hoppy head. Good light orange-ish appearance with a medium sized head exactly like an IPA should be. You can really taste that it’s a Belgian style IPA- sweetness of a Belgian ale with a very tasty hoppy body.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of lemon zest and citrus fruit, nice grapefruit. The dry hopping as a pleasant, scent. Much needed after this particular day, calming nose. Golden amber color, white fluffy head. Flavor is a bite of bitterness, biting into a grapefruit rind. Nice crisp malt body. A bit of peppery tingle. Tastes great! Ends with a flavor of new tire rubber and bitter chalk (like chewing an aspirin).
A bit strong, finishes with a bit of alcohol burn. Very well done.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is orange/Clementine zest, spice, light/medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is orange/Clementine zest, spice-pepper. Drying.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. From bottle. Wasn’t sure what to expect here. Delicious Belgium ale with tasty hop profile as well. Pretty scrumptious with a decent alcohol kick as well. I stand pleasantly surprised.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was called a Belgium IPA and have seen ti around a lot so ordered a glass at the sunset. Hazed yellow color with a thin head in a tulip glass. The aroma was a slight soapy pear and raspberry with prickly fruit hoppiness. Light sparky on the palate and fairly sweet taste. Well hidden alcohol moves up the overall ratting but nothing to special.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Pours an opaque caramel color with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy white head. Nice lacing featuring very fine bubbles.
Smell: Very hoppy aroma with hints of spices, banana and Belgian yeast. The hops are mostly bitter citrus and pine.
Taste: Bitter citrus up front followed by Belgian yeast, black pepper and spices in the middle ending with grapefruit rind and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is long-lasting and features bitter grapefruit with a hint of aspirin. This is a bitter, hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. The high ABV could be an issue with drinking multiples.
Overall: Very good beer overall. It may be a bit bitter for some, but I enjoyed it. Recommended for the hopheads out there.
ChazMania (660) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. The aroma is mild, I expected more. Appearance is clear and amber. It taste perhaps under carbonated, it’s not flat, just seems to lack good carb. For an 8.3% Belgian IPA, I’m shocked how hidden the booze is, making it very smooth and easy. Overall a good beer, yet could be improved. Maybe when I have another bottle it will have more zesty ipa-ness=ness.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small white head with decent lacing. The aroma is a bready malt and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a light hop and caramel. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well, a very good IPA from Flying Dog.
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear golden amber color with little head that doesn’t stay for long. Nice lacing. More Belgian on the nose than I expected. Hoppiness underneath, but not forgotten. Again, more Belgian taste than IPA, which is good for me. Sometimes I think the IPA overtakes the Belgian taste more than it should. This drink is so light, it really surprises me it has such a good taste.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SBWF 2010. Golden color, rich offwhite head. Malty, yeasty, fruity flavor, tropical fruits, metal. Fruity flavor with some alcohol. hops, grass and perfume notes.