Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 Clear amber orange, thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and floral hop, almost minty. Taste is somewhat metallic, not really bitter, Belgian yeast seems second to the hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. ... Another bottle. Pours hazy gold with a large frothy long lasting beige head. Aroma is nice and Belgian with good hop pine and resin. Taste is also a really nice balance of Belgian yeast and hops. I am still amazed that the banana, spice and gum flavors work so well with the tropical citrus and pine. Very nice beer.
Wolfenkopf (188) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The light tan head settles after a few minutes, leaving foamy laces behind. The brew itself is an attractive gold. The aroma consists of hops with notes of bubblegum in the background. The taste is a brilliant entangling of Belgian yeast and bitter hops, which is quite captivating and seems incapable of becoming boring. On the palate, it is silky smooth and leaves you with an aftertaste which is most pleasant, enticing you to take the next sip. This is a Belgian style IPA that you must try.
Camons (10198) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mex resturant, Denver. Pours hazy orange with a offwhite head. Nose is sweet yeast, and sweet fruit, like peach and pineapple. Taste is totally different at first, huge hit of bitter hops, grape and pine notes, later on the sweeter fruit notes shows up alittle again. Medium body , soft carbonated. 281110
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the 12 oz bottle an orangish-coppery color with a substantial slightly off-white head. Carbonation is light and soft, only a few bubbles rising in the glass. Aroma is quite sweet & fruity, must be the influence of the Belgian yeast. Not quite what one would expect from an IPA. 1st sip brings a potent, resiny piney blast of hops that is a 180 degree u-turn from the aroma. There is a slight hint of dry fruitiness on the swallow but it is quickly subdued by those hops. The alcohol makes it’s presence know as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is thick and sparkly! The drinkability is good, although this doesn’t quite qualify as a session beer, IMHO. Overall, a very nice melding of styles! It wouldn’t surprise me to see more brewers try their hand at their own version of a Belgian IPA soon.
Case (300) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark orange with large white head. Aromas of flowers, hops, pineapple and candy fill the nose. Fairly faint, could be more pronounced. Taste is a deliciously spicy mix of citrus fruit, limes and grapefruit and sweet honey. Strongly hopped, full-bodied, bitter with an excellent long dry finish. Dangerously drinkable. My favourite from the Flying Dog beers I’ve tried so far. Amazing!
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an average, frothy off-white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw), heavy hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of horse blanket, peach, and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw), heavy hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of horse blanket, peach, and pineapple. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: amber and orange under a pithy head which slowly recedes into a blanket of decent thickness. Swirls with lace while maintaining her head.
Nose: orange skins with spice underneath. More orange, meats this time, along with mango and pineapple. There is an underlying greenness to the whole of her nose, like the tropics and the inner green of young Nature. Key lime for some zip and pep. In the back are floral notes of lavender and tropical flora.
Palate: sweet all the way through though in no way cloying or overwhelming. Green underneath from start to finish; fresh and lively. I descend into the tropics with pineapple, key lime, aloe, cactus, and mango galore. Long brash dry finish atop my tongue long after each quaff: fruit skins and spice. Lavender mingles with tropical fruit skins and flora in my breath. Lips are sticky with orange nectar and wild honey.
Final Thoughts: some may scoff at a Belgian-style IPA as being sacrilegious or not really an IPA to style, but I say pish-posh. It’s all beer and good is as good tastes which is the Raging Bitch all the way. Good show, Flying Dog.<
Shitpantz (61) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out clear copper in color, perfect head on the pint. Nice spicy hop aroma with the subtle Belgian ale hints. Taste is nothing like what was described to me - this one tastes smoked with a lot of hop character - wonder if I got an off batch. Tastes like a heavily hopped rauchbeir. Very happy with this as it is so different than anything I have had before. I went to the store looking for an IPA and left with this...overall a great purchase.
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 I had to down-grade a former favorite! No way around it, I just didn’t appreciate this one the fifth time around for some reason. Why? No idea. Something wrong with my palate. Yet, a good beer.
Bella68 (42) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. orange/red color. Had this at Mellow Mushroom. Quite a nice surprise.