bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange colour, thick head & endless lacing. Tropical floral & citrus nose perfectly match grainy caramel malts True to style and a wonderful IPA. Most enjoyable. Ralph Steadman labels are fantastic. Gotta try this.
Bit ouch on the pocket.
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nectarine rind tones on the palate. Pours golden brown. Nice hoppy finish. Refreshing IPA. Rated 4/10/10
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff, strong, but not very bitter. The artwork on the label is, as always with Flying Dog, grotesque and brilliant.
daniele (5434) - ITALY - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intricate lacing, clear gold color, strange ale to filter, nice belgian yeast nose, flavor is mostly belgian yeast, finish is alcohol and bitters, sort of like a belgian single/triple with extra hops on the bittering end, good stuff but far less hoppy than other belgian IPA’s I’ve had, and what hops are there aren’t outwardly "american", none of the the big citrus bitters (amarillo, centennial, cascade, chinook, columbus, etc.) that alot of the west coasters throw into these Belgian IPAs... Good ale though!
shockyo (1) - gaithersburg, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderfully complex while retaining a vicious bite. Fairly long and complex finish.
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and clear.Big head that took time to dissipate.Lovely hoppiness with a slight bitterness.Full bodied but not overpoweringly so. Some florar tastes as well.Left lots of lacing and a great impression. Highly recommended.
goozen (2970) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear orange coloured ale with an citrus taste and pretty bitter finish.
Taverner (1098) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice refreshing on the palate Belgian IPA. Notes of banana, a very SMALL amount of clove and other fruits. Finishes clean. A good refreshing to the tongue BIPA!
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the Maple Tree Inn in Blue Island, IL, drinking a toast to the restaurant’s late owner, Charlie Orr, whom we recently lost. (Thanks for being one of the first in the Chicago area with Cajun & Creole food as well as a fine outpouring from twenty-four [-six?] taps!) The ale poured a hazy golden amber body with a frothy white head. The aroma had pine and grapefuit, light caramel/toffee scents, and bubblegum and cotton candy. The flavor faithfully reflected the nose but had the addition of intensified hop flavors and bitterness. The sturdy ABV remained well hidden throughout. Pretty decent beer.