sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized offwhite head with good retention and decent lacing. Lightly hazy copper color. Flowery aromas, lightly tropical and fruity, melons, hint of honey. Amost medium bodied, sprightly carbonation, dry. Dry malts, light bread notes, yeast, bubblegum, citrus and pine. Dry finish, spicey with that certain flavor (yeasts?) i get in all these Belgian IPAs. Thats the detractor for me. Bottle from statelineliquors.
ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Nose is grass, apricots and citrus. Taste is pretty much the same. Overall decent beer.
bluejacket74 (1125) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, best by June 5, 2010. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off white head that went away quickly. There is a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is great, it’s sweet, fruity and hoppy. It smells like pine and citrus hops, tropical fruit, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, caramel and peppery spice. No one aroma overpowers the others. However, the hops are stronger in the taste at first. Once the beer warms up more, the flavors start to balance out. It tastes like pine and citrusy hops, peppery spice, yeast, and bready and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, one of the best I’ve had from Flying Dog in a while!
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-gold. Aroma is very pungent. Pine and gypsum dominate. The flavor is full of pine (spruce specifically) and avender. Floral notes surround and soften the hops. Finishes relatively light but pleasant.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 bottle, pours hazy orange with pulpy foamy head, aromas are sweaty oranges, with a hoppy bitter citrus and tropical fruit flavor, doesnt ever really get to where it seems it is going on the front end
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09 bottle thanks to blutt59. Hazy orange brown pour with white soapy head. Aroma is bread, caramel, citrus hops. Flavor is pine, ctirus, caramel, dryer sheets, clove, Belgian yeast.
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Vintage thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large, off-white head and a hazy brown body. Aroma is hoppy with belgian yeast. Taste is caramel, citrus and dryness. Not bad. Dry and bubbly mouthfeel.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Andys. Orange, amber in color with a nice white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy fruity aroma. Orange, grapefruit, Candi sugar notes. Malty and nice hoppy flavor. Caramel and earthy hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Dry hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a transparent, copper, orange amber with a frothy, slightly creamy, slightly off white head. Aroma is very well mixed, citrus fruits, candy sugar, bread, yeast, lemons, lightly sweet malt, a touch of earth. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, grapefruits, a little pine, liquid sugar, crackers, lemon rind, candy. Finish is full bodied with lasting sweetness and a lasting bitterness. Honestly, I don’t love the style, but I felt this was a very good marriage of Belgian beers and IPAs.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from archers. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of citrus, peach, mango and an herbal, peppery bite. Taste is very bitter hops with a very dry peppery herbal thing along with lemon and a bit of other citrus.