MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 (bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Piney and moderately fruity (citrus, grapes, pineapples) hoppy aroma with zesty notes and a delicate cara-malty background. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate crispiness. Fruity (pineapples) and spicy hoppy taste with a soft (cara-)malty base; pretty dry and moderately bitter finish with fruity and piney notes; the alcohol is well-hidden. Not an extremely Belgian but somewhat different, but most of all quaffable IPA. 20.II.10
misterbeer (311) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle. A orangeish copper pour off white head a big fruit apricot flavor up front and a nice bitter hop finish
HippieRN (23) - thornton, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Bottle from Sam’s, and yes, I’m going back for a sixer. This is some tasty shit. Nose of fresh hops and funky yeast. Hop nose and taste is more like real, fresh, raw hops than most. Taste hits an odd and lovely scuppernong note as well. I dunno what’s going on here, but this is lovely.
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vinny. Pours clear tangerine with a frothy, creamy white head. Intensely hoppy, pungent nose with hints of soap, pine, clementine, and grapefruit. Body is medium with a nice bitter, tangy palate. Smooth, balanced finish. Very good IPA.
cebl (6) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very complex, full bodied beer. Fantastic name. Copper coloured, with small head. The smell is a bit weird, had to change glass to be sure, I wanna say tuna and pine, but not in a bad way. The taste is clearæy hops, yeast and sweet fruit.
The "rage" is represented nicely.
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 355ml. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Great spicy yeasty nose which shows a fantastic hop profile. Sweat and lemon peel sneaking in. Very fruity (grapefruit, melon) with hop resin and belgian yeast showing up in the taste. All the components are well integrated. The finish is suprisingly dry, which I like with hop resin being quite present. Nicely drinkable and delicious.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours clear golden copper with large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, yeast, light malt, mangos and other tropical fruits. Flavors of sweet malt, yeast, belgian spices, tropical fruit, pine, citrus, and bitter hops. Finishes bitter. Nice hop bitterness. Especially for a belgian style IPA. Pretty good beer and definitely the top one or two from this brewery.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap in a pub glass. The beer pours a straw-colored to medium amber/golden color, with a moderate white head. The nose gives very strong hints of American hops; with a prevelant nod to more aggressive styles, such as Amarillo and Simcoe. There is also a perceptable level of Belgian yeast-derived esters to be found, especially as the sample warms. Quite appetising. The palate is hoppy up front in terms of both bitterness and flavor, followed by a pleasing note of maltyness, and a linger flavor of estery fruityness in the finish. The brewers don’t quite hit the mark of benchmarsk like la Choufe, but come closer than most other American breweries. Overall, very good.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Hazy copper color, huge head (it takes three tries to fill the glass). The aroma is strong, very fruity (yellow fruits: mango, apricots), but also dust, and traces of old hop, paper, petrol and coriander; in the beginning the aroma is very American, later it’s very Belgian. Good body, round, quite sweet, with caramel and toffee flavor, medium to strong hopping, very aromatic, mostly fruity and mild resins; the final is more spicy (coriander), still with hop resins.
To date it’s probably the best example of marriage of styles, because the sweetness and the mellow fruity hops blend well with the spices.