brendaniel (55) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear light golden pour with a white head - about a half inch of lacing and good retention. Candied fruit, very subtle hops and lots of sweetness in the aroma ... similar to a belgian-style brew. Taste is dominated with bitter hops with subtle sweetness, some banana and a little bubble gum ... a great combination of IPA and belgian flavors. Texture is thick and the carbonation along with the strong flavors really mask the alcohol. Awesome and unique!!
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at World of Beer (Carrollwood, FL). Poured a clear golden orange color with a dense foamy beige head. Excellent lacing along the glass. Wonderful aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, touch of clove, and citrus hops. Awesome flavor with the hops making their presence known in the finish. I really enjoyed this one!
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber, off-white head that quickly dissipates. Nice lacing. Aroma: very sweet, alcohol present. Flavor: like an IPA with Belgian strength and sweetness, slightly yeasty. Bitter finish, carbonation is... there. Alcohol is pretty well masked for 8%.
IrishBoy (3911) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Flying Dog Denver. Nose is citrus, nuts, and candi sugar. Hazy copper with a medium off white head. Flavor is bitter with cloves, and mixed spiciness. Finishes bitter.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep beautiful golden color. Aroma is an interesting enticing mix of piney hops and Belgian yeast ester (apple in particular). The apple dominates the flavor, with strong bitterness and a little residual malt sweetness. It’s a strange mix of flavors, and I’m not entirely sure they meld together in this beer.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Familiar belgian tripel tan pour, some carbonation and an aroma of strong malt/hops. Flavor is sweet fruity esters, cloves, biting bitter pine and finished dry. Good beer, and very drinkable for being 8%+ ABV
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brass Tap in Wesley Chapel, FL. Pours deep gold with copper hues, off white head and sheet lacing. Nice looking brew. The aroma is mild for the style with Belgian yeast and sweet citrus. The taste begins sweet with malts and spicy Belgian yeast that blends into continued sweet citrus hops. Wonderful balance where the west coast inspired hop notes take an overwhelming lead over the Belgian notes. It ends with lingering coriander and yeasty spices fading away and grapefruit, pineapple hanging in there deep into the after taste.
vyvvy (4472) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour clear copper with a nice beige head. The aroma has lots of sweet Belgian traits with sweet malt, sugar and yeast. There aren’t many hops for an IPA. Medium crisp clean body. The taste has a weird thing going on with the malt seeming solid and nice for an American Belgian style beer, but the hops seem very earthy and woody and done meld well to me. The finish has earthy hops. Don’t know if age is causing any issue, but it doesn’t work for me.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep orange with a 1/4" white foamy head - which lasts throughout. I am really loving Belgian IPAs right now - and Raging Bitch is a solid example. Wonderful nose - filled with light floral and citrus hop notes from the Amarillo hops and a lot of Belgian yeast qualities - banana and bubble gum - as described. Extremely smooth medium to full body with more banana and bubble gum along with a medium range bitterness. Sweet caramel malts linger between the light fruit and citrus hops. Clean, smooth balanced bitter finish. Most of the hops can be appreciated on the finish. This is really good stuff.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour wiht creamy off white head and lace. Bread, yeasty, sweet caramel malt and resiny hops aroma. Taste mirrors aroma with belgian yeast like aroma and a resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carabonation.