Tranquillity (1875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear orange body, medium white head. Aroma of hops, very bitter. Nettles? The taste is pure hops! WTF... not balanced, not deep. It’s like a triple produced in a laboratory according to a recipe! Interesting though, it this was a vodka it’d be grain-flavoured...
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear apple juice with a thin tan topper that laces up the glass a bit. Aroma is fruity and somewhat hoppy. Belgian yeast and lemongrass with some citrus and grapefruit behind it. Not a big fan of this style, the yeast and hops are mismatched IMO. Some fruit and mild citrus come through but the yeast overpowers and that’s pretty much that. Kind of sudsy body with a yeasty and moderately bitter finish.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great beer! This IPA is brewed in a belgian fashion. It’s cloudier than most IPA’s and taste a little lighter than your average IPA. All-in-all a great IPA that shouldn’t be ignored.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 On tap at iron Abbey. Pours an amber color with minimal head. A lot going on - aroma of banana, Amarillo, citrus. Bitter, followed by mango and bubblegum, finishing with a grapefruit bite.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Tasted from a 12 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Huge aroma with a great sweetness and floral hoppy head. Good light orange-ish appearance with a medium sized head exactly like an IPA should be. You can really taste that it’s a Belgian style IPA- sweetness of a Belgian ale with a very tasty hoppy body.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of lemon zest and citrus fruit, nice grapefruit. The dry hopping as a pleasant, scent. Much needed after this particular day, calming nose. Golden amber color, white fluffy head. Flavor is a bite of bitterness, biting into a grapefruit rind. Nice crisp malt body. A bit of peppery tingle. Tastes great! Ends with a flavor of new tire rubber and bitter chalk (like chewing an aspirin).
A bit strong, finishes with a bit of alcohol burn. Very well done.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is orange/Clementine zest, spice, light/medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is orange/Clementine zest, spice-pepper. Drying.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. From bottle. Wasn’t sure what to expect here. Delicious Belgium ale with tasty hop profile as well. Pretty scrumptious with a decent alcohol kick as well. I stand pleasantly surprised.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was called a Belgium IPA and have seen ti around a lot so ordered a glass at the sunset. Hazed yellow color with a thin head in a tulip glass. The aroma was a slight soapy pear and raspberry with prickly fruit hoppiness. Light sparky on the palate and fairly sweet taste. Well hidden alcohol moves up the overall ratting but nothing to special.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Pours an opaque caramel color with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy white head. Nice lacing featuring very fine bubbles.
Smell: Very hoppy aroma with hints of spices, banana and Belgian yeast. The hops are mostly bitter citrus and pine.
Taste: Bitter citrus up front followed by Belgian yeast, black pepper and spices in the middle ending with grapefruit rind and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is long-lasting and features bitter grapefruit with a hint of aspirin. This is a bitter, hoppy beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. The high ABV could be an issue with drinking multiples.
Overall: Very good beer overall. It may be a bit bitter for some, but I enjoyed it. Recommended for the hopheads out there.