Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 I reckon I enjoyed this more than my 3.3 score ,but that’s the math I came too. This bitch is good ,nice and sexy, but unrelenting in one way. Hops are jaded and dirty. Nothing feels bright. Chewy rich caramel maltines ,grapefruit ,oily ,syrupy streams ,but in a fat ,sticky messy vibez, Drinkable ,but screwy.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to attitudebrew. poured goldish with a white head that would not go away. aroma was citrusy pine, cedar?? with some belgian yeast notes. flavor was floral, pine, and spice. body was medium with high carbonation.
stouby (3873) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DBF 2010.
Amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, orange, notes of banana) and hoppy (citrus, grapefruit). Flavor heavy sweet and bitter leading to a dry and bitter finish. Allmost full bodied. Fantastic.
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour was full bodied and straw-amber, big initial head that settled quickly. The lacing was decent. The aroma was yeast, soap, citrus hops. The flavor was super sound, melons, peaches, strong grapefruit and pine elements, spicey, light sweet malts, and yeast. Mouthfeel was full and crisp. A very nice production by a brewer whom I don’t normally dig. Maybe their best production? Great stuff even if a little demeaning this close to Mother’s Day, eh?
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a rich amber with a thin white head. Nose is big Amarillo hops, really nice and a bit sweet. Flavor comes at you with the hops leading the way. Then it kind of takes a turn. The backbone is well balanced malt but there is something more. After reading I learned it was a belgian yeast. It’s more double ipa with some Belgian yeast than other that I’ve had, but quite tasty and I interesting.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Csakajosor.hu.
Poured with a golden, almost orange color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is amazing, citrus-peel, pine, grapefruit, apple, vinous balanced with caramel, honey and malts. Nothing is overwhelming here, the beer is very well balanced. A moment of sweetness in the beginning that moves into a solid hoppy bitterness that just gives you the chills. Dry finish, with more hops on the way. This is truly a worthy beer to celebrate a great brewery, well done and thank you!
Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. Normally not a big fan of IPAs but this beer was very flavorful but not overly bitter. Has a somewhat sweet taste and floral aroma.
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,355 l bottle - Csakajósör
Clear amber-golden beer with a foamy-creamy butter-scotch colored head. Fanatastic citrussy-floral-grapefruit aroma of resiny hop, nice fruity background with honey, caramel and malt. Medium bodied beer firstly with honey, caramel and malt, but after a second comes a powerful bit of resiny-citrussy hop, grape, grapefruits. Fine, balanced aftertaste with honey and dry resiny hop. Wow!!!
alexanderj (3385) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; poured a dark amber color with not much head. Aroma of yeast, earth, must, and yeast. One of the best of these hybrids. Earthy and yeasty, with some fruit. Dryish finish.
pete4999 (1182) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours an amber-brown with a white head. Not really sure what’s "Belgian" about it - tastes like a standard IPA to me. Very piney, which I do enjoy in an IPA. Maybe some spice in the background? Is that "Belgian"? Pretty good overall - just what you would want in an IPA...I was expecting more "Belgian-ness" though...