rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 12 oz bottle, pours a deep amber color, moderate head, sudsy appearance with lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is floral and sweet, nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA. Some maltiness noted. Taste was bitter but not too overwhelming and was mixed with sweetness. Palate was rough, but sits well in the mouth and has a bittersweet aftertaste. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but nonetheless a solid IPA.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange gold color with a corbonated white head. Fruity hops aroma and taste with some citrus. Really and outstanding beer although the name is a little over the top. Would drink this again.
12 oz. bottle
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good and different. Pine and citrus notes smack you in face to start and finishes crisp with pepper and some spice. So good. Underrated brew.
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden, white head. Sweetness in aroma. Cookies, fruity yeast and sweet tropical hops. Taste is fruity, but not overly fruity, quite hoppy and with a small touch of typical belgian yeast qualities. Quite boring taste actually. Well balanced and smooth though.
finol (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a shortlasting white head.
Spicy aroma with some citrusy hops.
Bitter taste of orange cest and some not to fresh US hops, nice malty background and body.
Nice experiment, but not as good as it gets when the belgians them selves makes IPAs.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a deep coppery orange color with a thick cottony off-white head on the top.
Aroma: Intense tropical and lighter fruits with a complex, resinous, oily hoppy perfume. A few attributes that i can pick are fresh mango, tangerine, peach, a touch of lavender and muscat grapes.
Flavor: Complex hop oils flowing through the mouth and fills the palate with tangerine, mango, honeyish banana sweetness. I can only get a very faint traces of banana-estery yeast notes that they mentioning. The hop resins has a very intense herbal accents towards the finish.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Medium to full bodied impression with a thick, yeasty surface and a soft carbonation.
Overall: Perfect resinous, boldly hopped IPA, but i cant get the belgian touch at all. Typical, american way of hype-festish-brewing. Thick and flavorful of course, but a stupidly trend-oriented attitude.
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at BA SoFo) Poured amber and hazy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained citricness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and bit warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, citricness, grain, mildly sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.
Getbetter (832) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12oz bottle,this beer has a great color to it Golden-amber color.minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, this a great IPA lively, a carbonation,hoppy
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chappy’s in Dayton, OH. Poured a very dark amber color. Huge aroma of hops, and yes, bitter hops. Holy bitter hops boys. Very bitter yet smooth. 20th anniversary beer from Flying Dog. Good beer, a little too bitter for me but others would probably kill for this beer.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a moderate head. Aromas of citrus, pine and Belgian yeast. Flavors of bitter and piny hops dominate the flavor along with slight fruitiness from the Belgian yeast. Exttremely good and hoppy, but seems a bit over-carbonated and thin.