jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer - one of the best this solid brewery has to offer. Deep gold with a thick head and strong body, it strikes you first with its aromas. Strong hops, citrusy with a hint of fruit, backed by a bit of malt. Flavor is about perfect for the style, good bitterness with a bit of sweetness balancing. If it stopped there, it would be a good ipa. But then the belgian twist kicks in. Musky, fruity aromas embrace this glass of good cheer; they speak of sunlight in cellars and good trappist trippel.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma has moderate amounts of bubblegum along with banana and light citrus hops. It pours a slightly hazy amber with some very fine sediment and an inch tall off-white head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The flavor starts with some light bubblegum and Belgian yeast. The finish has moderate citrus hops and some light banana. There’s a lingering of grapefruit and bubblegum in the aftertaste which is a weird combination for me. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. I picked this beer completely at random, partly because of the name, and the style. I absolutely loved this beer! It was a perfect blending of an IPA with a Belgian style twist. I had it with a Cuban sandwich, and it was almost perfect. Cheers!
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-orange pour with an off-white head. Nice fruity hop aroma. Taste- Wow! Great hop flavor-little spicy at the end. Sweethoppy flavor at the start, which leaves a nice aftertaste. Nice lacing. IMO- the best I have had of FD so far. Definately worth trying again.
PorterPounder (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pleasant medium copper with a sticky white head that leaves sticky lacing. Fresh hoppy aroma that smells a hint of cat urine (in a good way mind you) and some fresh medicinal quality hemp. Flavor is decidedly bittersweet with tons of citrusy grapefruit, some sweet toffee, and a bit of mint all melded together nicely. Mouthfeel leans a bit towards the stinging side, but with the abv and amount of flavor - is expected. Surprisingly impressed.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, light spices, some caramel, and a bit of toast. Taste of pine, caramel, citrus fruits, grapefruit, banana, bubblegum, and a grapefruit finish with some light alcohol as well.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber hue with minimal eggshell head. Decent malty aroma. Very nice caramel hoppy taste. One of the smoothest beers I have had.
TheGB (459) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light, clear tan. Aroma is strong with herbal hops, yeast and wet earth. Taste is medium to full bodied, with hops, citrus and some unappealing astringency on the finish. Decent, but there is some chemical taste there that bothers me.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You gotta love the name of this beer! Clear amber with almost no carbonation visible. Small and soapy white head. Aroma is lively with a pleasant and unique blend of hops, and orange sherbert. Flavors of peppery spice, floral hops. Finish is malt and spice. A very nice IPA. Interesting and flavorful.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange, clear, with a frothy white head. Aroma of orange marmalade, caramelized fruits, sweet ruby grapefruit. Mouthfeel is lively, and just right. Flavor hits bitter and ashy, then moves into “hoppy” fruits, apricot, full full flavor. Really a sweet flavor right through the middle of this brew. Satisfyingly bitter ‘n’ hoppy finish. Pretty nice balanced DIPA if you ask me.