joeneugs (2765) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with a medium orange head. The nose is startling with spruce, pine, candy, and orange. The flavor is very woody and orangy sweet, a touch spicy. The massive bitterness leans toward woody rather than citrus. Nice sprucy aftertaste.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite the interesting concoction...aroma is a blend of pine, citrus and resin hops with banana and clove esters. Flavor is hoppy and fruity...with citrus and pine, followed by fruity esters and a lingering combination of Belgian sugar and hop bitterness. A very unique beer!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4442) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub in North Huntingdon PA this beer poured a vibrant orange-amber color with a medium sized beige head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweetish fruity hops. The flavor was tangy, bitter and sugary with a fairly strong fruity and floral hop presence. The finish was long and bitter with floral hops lingering and turns a bit dry. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.
sloth (2382) - 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 (2181) - 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 (1176) - 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 (652) - 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 (5996) - 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 (7769) - 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.