ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and peaches, moderate malt. Taste is strong with grapefruit and definite presence of alcohol. Finish is heavy on alcohol and very dry.
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber brown with head that dissipates into bubbly lace. Nose has bubblegum on it. Spicy/yeasty belgian character is strong at first giving way to the hops and a banana character. Average carbonation, nice smooth finish. Highly enjoyable.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a light orange beer with a small white head. Aroma is very complex with sweet sugar notes upfront followed by strong floral hop notes and slight yeast gives this beer a great aroma. Flavor is very intence but enjoyable. Hops flavor this beer with a yeasty finish and a somewhat dry feel. A very complex beer that has tons of style.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams signature glass.
Darker than some other Belgian IPAs I’ve had-copper color. Decent head and carbonation-pretty standard for Flying Dog. Smells more IPA than Belgain and tastes the same. Just getting a hint of spicy yeast-more hoppy bitterness. Bitter grapefruit and pine flavors that I didn’t mind. My only complaint would be I really expected more of that Belgian yeast kick. Quite drinkable for being over 8% ABV.
A very good 20th anniversary beer that I hope gets brought back as a seasonal. I for sure wouldn’t mind drinking this one a few times a year
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Spicy/estery nose. Peaches, clove, apricot, musk. Clear amber with a thin head. Flavor is spicy, mostly clove and nutmeg, with a light tart fruitiness. A bit unbalanced, but drinkable. Good texture and a long dry finish.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly disappointed that this is rating 667. Aroma is pretty hoppy with a lot of fruity and earthy notes coming from the yeast. Pours a very clear golden color. Slightly fizzy head. Taste is pleasantly sweet and fruity between the malt and the yeast but ends up tasting pretty hoppy in the finish. Noticeably bitter.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery, almost golden beer with a creamy white foam. Bitter oranges, belgian yeast, pears and lemons on the nose. Wellbalanced sweetness and bitterness in the mouth, with tones of bitter oranges, funky belgian yeast and a refreshing and nice sour touch underneath it all. Longlasting, dry finish. I could easily drink yet one more.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden clear with just the slightest tinge of haze. Aroma is earthy hops, citrus, resinous pines, banana, slight spices, and other belgian yeast characteristics. Taste is bluntly sweet followed by some biting bitterness in the finish along side some carbonation keeping the mouthfeel lively. Alcohol warms. Good IPA though strange.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Coppery amber, clear, little to no carbonation, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Resiny nose, citrus rind, hops.   Seems on par.   Has a funky barnish hop presense right up front.   Backside is more like a standard ipa, bitter, hoppy, some citrus peel.   The Belgian aspect is minor, and seems to be only right at the beginning.   The 8.3% ABV is well hidden... I wouldn’t figure this for being over 6 or 6.5% ABV.   Lingering rind and resiny flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Wished it were a little thicker to compliment the resiny hops.   A bit tangy and juicy on the backside.   Straight up solid IPA with a little bit of funky barnish Belgian flavors right up front.   Enjoyable.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal-clear amber/copper color. Aroma is strong and sweetly floral. Strong grapefruit notes. Flavor also has a good citrusy backbone present from the hops bouquet. No strong alcohol taste that would at all lead me to believe that this was 8+%. Very good.