stephen7424 (30) - Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber in color with a nice white foam. Have medium lacing around the cup, and has taste similar to sierra nevada ipa. It leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste thats not super strong. A pretty good choice from flying dog with a nice abv.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a fairly clear copper, with a thick, soapy lace - aroma of herbal, minty, peppery hops, with moderate belgian yeast phenols, some notes of sage and thyme - soft carbonation, full to medium body - strong, peppery, herbal hops work well with the moderate phenolic character kicked out by the yeast - a lot of the herbal qualities from the aroma are present in the flavor, which adds a nice dimension to the flavor - some honey sweetness on the back end is tempered by the lingering hop bitterness - I would like it better if it were more dry, but this is fairly good.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at New Beer, and at Victoria Gastropub. Pours a slightly hazy bright deep orange with a nice fluffy cloud-like white head and nice lacing. Aroma is bubblegum phenolics, light belgian fruity yeast, and tons of big PNW hops- citrus, pine, lots of orange zest, and mango/tropical- very fruity overall. Flavor is moderate caramel malts, carapils, light honey sweetness, sticky, and resinous hops, light grass and bubblegum but tons of frutiy citrus hops, pine sap, peach, mango, and orange oils- clean and nicely bitter finish- Nice!
mattnock (10) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly awsome beer from flying dog. medium body, creamy, spruce, citrus, grapefruit really. Reminds me of troegs nectar. Really good
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guava ice cream all over the delicious nose. Much fruitiness with a milky texture in the mouth then a huge hoppy dryness with plenty of fragrant skunk. Sweet then intensely bitter. Yeah this is pretty awesome.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours deep copper with a big puffy tan head. Nose is sweet and floral, clear indications of the belgian yeast, and some candi sugar I sense as well. Taste is sweet, and off putting. The major problem here is one that happens with belgian ipas, the belgian yeast hits the hops and they make for a muddled taste.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mad Mex, served in shaker. Pours a light copper color like a new penny with a thick white head that laces well. The hops in the aroma are spicy, citrusy, and floral, but there’s a yeasty sweetness that adds a nice complexity. The nose carries over to the tongue, but the yeasty characteristics are more pronounced, adding a banana and clove dimension to it. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Not what I expected from an IPA, but I enjoyed it.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Hazy, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention; great lace. The aroma lends peppery, spicy hops layered upon lightly fruity, grainy notes of plum and straw. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Fruity, spicy flavor. Good bitterness. Crisp, snappy, moderately bitter finish.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 Pours a lovely copper color with a full white head, adding a bit o creaminess to the beer. The head remains throughout the entire glass leaving thick chunky lacing hanging on the sides. The aroma is very nice. It’s soft and supple yet firm and strong enough to give you good indication of what is there. It smells sweet and fruity with maybe a touch of earth. It’s very nice. There’s a bit of complexity in the subtleness of it, very intriguing. The flavor is delicately bitter and yet rather fruity. Some citrus, a touch of earth and pine coming through and ending rather bitter. This is a very nice ’relaxed’ sort of IPA to me. It still has a strong IPA presence to it, but it has a soft side to it I never expected to find in an IPA. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys IPA’s.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle->tulip: pours a white, creamy head atop a hazy, amber body. Very floral hop aroma with some citrus and a general sweetness about the nose. Moderately bitter, but as well moderately sweet, medium bodied with a long sweet fruity taste on the back of the mouth. Very pleasurable indeed.