Sammer (1036) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. copper pour from bottle. Nose is hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy, with notes of alcohol and grass. Warm, but not overpowering finish. Well done.
obguthr (3835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rose hip, tangerine, and apricot nose with sweet candi sugar. Light copper, clear, with a thin yellow lacing head. Dry rose hip flavor, good amount of bitterness, slight grapefruit peel finish. Good IPA, not as much of a belgian character as expected and quite dry.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out an attractive clear copper color with some tiny white bubbles of a head. Aroma is of citrus and light pine hops, and a fruity yeasty note. Taste is a nice balance of Belgian and American styles in this one, notes of citrus hops, pine and some light fruity yeasty notes, maybe even a touch of spice in there also. Big fan of this hybrid style.
ryane. (12) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch pours a hazy orange with a thin white foam. The aroma is floral, grassy, leathery, doughy, earthy, and alcoholic. The taste very bitter and finishes lightly sour. The palate is medium bodied and slick with average carbonation and an abrupt, astringent finish.
Overall, I was very excited when I read about this ales style, being a Belgian style I.P.A, but in the end it was too astringent for me to enjoy. Will definitely try again some day.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mL bottle. Copper-bronze in colour with just a film of head. The aroma is as advertised: Belgian yeast and loads of citrus-pine hops. Loads. I don’t have a word for how much hops there are in the aroma. Flavour is much the same, with hops throughout, indistinct malt sweetness, and Belgian yeast. Surprisingly, the bitterness in the finish is relatively mild and brief. I’m seeing more and more of this style of beer, and while this one is the most unbalanced I’ve tried, I think it’s supposed to be.
Hayo (9) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft ragingbitch. Even beter than the bottled version. Very very hoppy, good aroma. The maltiness is just right. A very, very good beer. bestetotnutoe. nl
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle scrounged from trade, thanks Tom.
Pours a shimmering hazed honey-amber ale in the glass with a massive off-white puffy cap. Good retention and lacing from the cap.
Aroma are pungent: peach, grapefruit, tropical fruits, spices, pine caramel and some eartyness.
Big caramel malt spine up front is almost perfectly balanced by citrusy-pine hopping, middle has mild complexity - fruity-spicey-musty earthy from yeast. Finish is long, wet and goes from bready sweet fruitiness to increased bittering. Hides its alcohol completely.
A really decent big APA that is too drinkable.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After a very standard Belgian nose, it surprises the taster by adding a lot of hops. The combination of the Belgian yeast and the hops mingle nicely in your mouth.
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange colour. Small to no head. Very hoppy aroma. Lots of citrus. Aroma is Also hoppy with lots of citrus. Also notes of tropical fruits.
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy orange-golden colour with a frothy yellow head. aroma of tropical fruits and citrus fruits in abundance, with a light touch of yeast, wheat and cardamom, some fried onions as well. flavour is mostly citric hops and some mild spice, with notes of caramelized malt, yeast and wheat, finishes bitter. medium, full body with lively carbonation, a convincing bridge between the two styles.