ExpendableHero (836) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange beer with a small white head. Smells of citrus, and pine/spruce hops. The taste is classic ipa, very hoppy, pine, spruce, grass, and a hint of oranges which shows up at the end. Not bad for the style. The high ABV is hidden quite nicely. Zesty and refreshing.
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very foamy head on deep yellow. Yeasty aroma, it’s evena little funky. Creamy mouthfeel, major bitterness yet somewhat offset. Good for the Belgian IPA style. The palate needs some time to recover. Dcent drinkability. Orange citrus.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Aroma is hoppy: kiwi, citrus, apricot and malty: caramel. Flavor is super hoppy fuzzy and bitter, with a mellow malty and crisp, bitter finish. Nice body: medium weight without being syrupy. This is a damn good IPA.
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Pipper. Well, this was surprising. Pours a beautiful gold, but doesn’t have very much head at all. Nice aroma, like a bready IPA. Things get cool when you sip it. I feel like there are three different beers trying to escape. When it hits your lips, it is all nectar. In the mouth, it’s a belgian. Going down, it’s an IPA. I don’t understand it, but I love it.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Bottle: Pours a clear dark golden color with small off white head. Floral bitter hops and some yeast in aroma. Yeast, sugar and floral and fruity bitter hops. A wheaty banana flavor as well. Very drinkable.
RedSox2004 (1590) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color with a two-finger frothy head and excellent lacing. Giant floral and spicy hops aromas over a strong malt backbone. Plenty of Belgian-like yeasts as well. Flavors feature a nice balance of bitter hops and rich dark fruits. Medium body, lively carbonation, and a nice crisp hops finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange, copper, beige cover. Aroma is spicy esters, sweet caramel, light grassy hop. Taste is spicy, grassy hop, nice fruity estery finish, light malt sweet, candy, and bubblegum.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich, lively cheddar orange with an aroma of banana peel, sweet cheddar yeast, peach essence, yeasty pine, and sweet grapefruit. Flav or is yeasty Pine Sol and cheddar grapefruit, with hints of bread and cheddar coriander in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Delicious.
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It reminds me of the belgian’s Tripel Karmeliet ... with american hops in it. Spicy, dry, a bit weird but I like the bitter finish.
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Random and lucky pick. Great brew. Firm hops in the mouth, but it open with a delicious sweetness. Very well crafted with subtle citrus, caramel and honey. Pours a light amber-hay.