ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a tops beer! its a dark amber with a creamy head. quite tropical in aroma and taste, with pine and grass jumping in as well. finish has a bit of spice and a nice bitterness.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours orange honey color with nice frothy off white head which sticks around with nice lacing, bubbles. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices, with hops noticeable, spices dominating. Smooth, creamy mouth feel with slight booziness on the breathe after a sip. Warming. Notes of east-coasty hops, floral, pungent, slightly citric, with belgian spices and yeast very much involved, hops prevailing on the finish. Best brew I have had in awhile, very glad I chose this.
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. I was very excited to give this new beer a shot. It did not fail. Pours a nice dark brown color with light to medium off white head. Tastes include some sweet and bitter. Also smells lightly of alcohol which is surprising for the total content of alcohol. Recommended. Get it while you can.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at saraveza. rich orange color with a strongly bitter without being toxic. Invigorating
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Who knows what El Diablo yeast is? Whatever it is it certainly imparts what would be expected from a Belgian yeast. Banana, and bubblegum for sure as stated in the commercial deScription, along with some nice spicy clove like notes and fruity esters galore. Nicely hopped as well. Copper color with lasting white head with only slight lacing. Medium light carbonation. Malty sweetness up front with nice lasting bitterness in the finish. Fairly creamy texture. A little bit of alcohol heat on the palate and nose as it warmed up. Had a hard time pacing myself with this beer as it was the first time drinking it. In other words, I finished the rating as I finished the last sip.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Draught. Pours a nice copper color with a small tan head. Aromas of spices, fruit, sugar, and yeast. Flavor is very much a fruity Belgian IPA; notes of yeast, berry, pine, and bubblegum. This is pretty good, certainly a deviation from the norm.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured dark, amber/orange with a white head. Lots of floral and earthy hops in the brew with some doughy malts. But the yeast created brilliant esters that were fruity and sweet with a touch of vanilla and a cotton candy-like sugar flavor.
RickKempen (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I believe this beer to be a landmark brew. The mix of sweetness, bitterness and spice continues to send the palate on a rollercoaster ride. Balanced as a beer can be it never tires. Simply a very daring yet succesfull experiment.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz - Dark clear amber, creamy white head. Thick pine and tropical hop notes warms to swirls of spiced herbals and hints of peppery yeast throughout. Pined-pepper bitterness balances well over notes of dry spicy citrus from start to finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. One of the tops in this hybrid style. Extremely well done and worthy of your attention...
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber/copper with a good sized off white head that dissapates, but leaves nice lacing. Aroma of dank, earthy flowery hops and sweet malt. Taste is oily grapefruit, piney earthy hops. Sweet malts and a nice bitterness throughout. A touch less sweet and oily, and this would be a fav for me.